Praying with a shirt that reveals the shoulder
Fatwa No: 53989


What are the limits of the ‘awrah (what should be covered of the body) during the prayer? Is it permissible to pray in a basketball shirt that partially reveals the shoulder? May Allah bless you.


All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

Praying in a basketball shirt is permissible even if the shoulder is revealed as long as the person covers the area between the navel and the knee during the prayer. Nevertheless, it is better to wear ordinary clothes while praying because it is more concealing of the body and looks better. Based on the saying of Allah Almighty (which means): {O children of Adam, take your adornment at every Masjid.} [Quran 7:31], it is more appropriate for the person to dress in the best way during the prayer.

Allah knows best.

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