Fatwa: # 17712
Category: Daily
Country: South Africa
Date: 13th March 2009


If one is praying salaah, and when he goes to ruku and sujud his lower back will become vissible (because of the shirt he is wearing is to short, so it flows out of his trousers...


If one is praying salaah, and when he goes to ruku and sujud his lower back will become vissible (because of the shirt he is wearing is to short, so it flows out of his trousers when he bends to ruku and sujud)

Does this make the salaah invalid ? Or is it makruh tahrimi/tanzihi ?


In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh


If a quarter of a limb of the Aurah opens up in Salaah for the duration of a Rukn (ie. The time it takes to say three Tasbeehat), then the Salaah will be invalid. If it opened for less than that period, the Salaah will remain intact. If one intentionally opens the Aurah in Salaah, the Salaah will terminate immediately.


(كشف ربع عضو) قدر ادآء ركن بلا صنعه (من) عورة غليضة او خفيفة

(قدر ادآء ركن) قال شارحها: ذالك قدر ثلاث تسبيحات


اذا النكشف ربع عضو اقل من قدر ادآء ركن فلا تفسد اتفاقا

( قوله بلا صنعه) فلو به فسدت

(Shaami vol.1 p408 H.M Saeed)

And Allah knows best

Wassalamu Alaikum

Ml. Zakariyya bin Ahmed,
Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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