Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Prayer Attire - Is it really necessary?

The prayer attire market is a lucrative market for Muslim-dominant markets. Women purchase prayer attire that allow them easy and comfortable use when performing Salaah.





There are many different forms (if you like) or prayer garb. Many are loose, made of cotton, usually white and can be either two piece of a single cloak that covers the whole body, save the Muslimah's face and hands.




These type of apparel are wonderful for Muslimahs as it just makes Salaah all that much easier. However, they are not necessary for a Muslimah to wear them in order to perform a valid prayer.




There is a misconception that without wearing the prayer attire during the five daily prayers, a prayer becomes null and void - totally unacceptable.






I realise this stems for cultural practices, as in some countries, a certain fashion or make of prayer clothes is required to fulfill the obligation of Salaah.




The truth is, as long as a Muslimah is covered from head to toe, save her face and her hands and has performed her ablution, she is ready for prayer, insha'Allah. Therefore, there is no need to worry about having the "right attire" to pray in, especially when one is out and about.

This also highlights the importance of Hijab. You cannot pray if you care not fully covered in accordance to Islamic principles! Being covered for Allah does not only mean being covered during prostration or bowing, it means being covered all the time.

It is great that women purchase prayer clothes. I agree that they are comfortable and airy to pray in and they are easy to manage, especially when you are at home and are uncovered. However, Islam is simple and there is no need to worry when you are without your prayer attire. You are allowed to pray in whatever you are wearing, as long as you are adequately covered, in accordance to Islamic principle.










5 comments:

nora said...

salams sis, thank you for your insightful article:)

many of my friends wear 3/4 sleeved tops (ie some of the lower arm is showing) and still pray like this when they are out and about, saying its better than missing out on their salah. do you know if what they are doing is ok?

Jzk kheir

islamzpeace.com said...

Dear Nora, salams, please see the article below. As far as I know this is not allowed, and as they should be wearing proper hijab when out anyway, 3/4 sleeves is not acceptable for prayer either.

http://islamzpeace.com/2009/02/24/do-women-pray-differently-than-men-in-islam/

There are other articles concerning hijab on this site if you will look under category hijab. And Allah knows best.
salam

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