Fatwa: # 15093
Category: Character & Morals
Country: United States
Date: 23rd April 2007

Title

Is it ok to sleep naked?

Question

I have read that you have to have full clothes on when you go to bed.  I have a habit of sleeping naked, but I do cover myself with a sheet or blanket.  Is that okay to do so?  I make sure I am fully covered with the blanket.

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

Modesty is an integral part of one’s faith. Without modesty, a person can never be a true Muslim. The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “ Imaan has more than sixty branches and Hayaa (modesty) is an extremely important branch of Imaan. (Bukhari, Hadith: 08)

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال الإيمان بضع وستون شعبة والحياء شعبة من الإيمان. (صحيح البخاري، حديث رقم: 8)

 
It is narrated on the authority of Abu Mas’ood (Radiallahu Anhu) that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “ When you begin to lack modesty, then do whatever you wish”. (Bukhari, Hadith: 3225)

عن أبي مسعود قال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم إن مما أدرك الناس من كلام النبوة إذا لم تستحي فاصنع ما شئت. (صحيح البخاري، حديث رقم: 3225)

It is also narrated on the authority of Imraan ibn Husayn (Radiallahu Anhu) that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “ Hayaa (modesty) only brings good”. (Bukhari, Hadith: 5652)

عن أبي السوار العدوي قال سمعت عمران بن حصين قال قال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم الحياء لا يأتي إلا بخير. (صحيح البخاري، حديث رقم 5652)

It is against the dictates of Hayaa (modesty) to sleep naked.
 

And Allah knows best

Suhail Tarmahomed,

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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