What Must Men Cover in Prayer? (Hanbali Fiqh)

Answered according to Hanbali Fiqh by
Q: As a man, how much of my body must I cover in prayer?
A: From the conditions of prayer is covering the ‘awrah. 

Grown men and boys ages 10 and older must cover what is between, and not including, the navel and the knees. A child from 7-10 years must cover their private parts. This must be covered at all times except for medical purposes, to use the restroom, or during intimacy, etc. 

It is sufficient for a man to simply cover his awrah in order to pray a voluntary prayer. For an obligatory prayer it is sufficient to cover the awrah along with one shoulder. It is however, preferred for men to pray in two garments such as a long shirt and pants.  

Source: Hidayat al-Raghib 

This answer was collected from The questions have been answered by Imam John Starling.

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