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    Question ID: 42224Country: India

    Title: folding clothes in salah

    Question: Alhamdulillah, I say prayers five times a day and try to follow Shariah as much as possible. I know and read hadith about pant and trousers which hang loose below the ankles have very strict punishment and many warning is there about it. But I have heard from a mufti that if one reads his salah by folding it from below then the cloth becomes ulta that is inside out and it nullifies the namaz as he said ‘ulta kapra pahen kar namaz hi nahi hoti’. So he said if one reads his salah with his trouser if below ankles then his namaz will be valid on the condition if his heart does not have proud in it. Should we fold it or not? How would we know that whether we have proud in our heart or not? I mean what are the signs and how to get rid of this proud disease. Also what is the hiqmah in keeping cloth above ankle? Will he salah be valid. While wearing socks the ankle gets covered in salah. What should one do if he has read his previous prayers with the pant below ankle after knowing it?

    Answer ID: 42224

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 132/H-18/TH=1434) It is makrooh tahrimi and big sin to cover ankles with pant, pyjama, lungi and clothes etc. Covering it with socks does not come in this warning. If pant is folded and the ankles are opened then salah will be valid. Whatever the Mufti sahib says get it written by him and send it to us then we shall reply it in details. Covering the ankles with pant etc causes the illness of ego. If by chance someone does not feel it then too it is similar to the arrogant; thus it is wajib to avoid it in each and every case.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India