• Prayers & Duties >> Salah (Prayer)

    Question ID: 60189Country: Saudi Arabia

    Title: Validity of Salah with tight leggings/ chudidars for women.

    Question: Is salah of the woman valid if she is wearing a chudidar or leggings which are tight enough to show the shape of the leg while praying?

    Answer ID: 60189

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 899/899/M=09/1436) A woman should avoid wearing such dresses which expose the body structure especially it is necessary to avoid wearing such dresses in front of a non-mahram. However, the ruling pertaining to salah is that if the tight dress is thick and it does not expose the colour of body skin then salah shall be valid. In case it is so delicate that shows the skin colour then salah shall not be valid. إذا كان الثوب رقيقاً بحيث يصف ماتحته اى لون البشرة لا يحصل به سترالعورة (حلبى كبير).

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India