Intentionally Not Wearing a Hat in Salah out of Laziness

Fatwa ID: 03619

Answered by: Alimah Sabrina al-Faarsiyyah

 

Question

A person intentionally omits to wear a hat for Salah out of laziness. Is this 'Makruh Tahrimi' or 'Makruh Tanzihi'? Can evidence be provided for what type of 'Karahat' is attached to this act?

 

 

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

 

Answer:

If one intentionally does not cover their head in salah due to laziness, it is makruh tanzihi. The way we differentiate between the two types of makruh is by looking into the evidence. If the prohibition of praying bareheaded had been mentioned explicitly, then praying in such a state might have been makruh tahrimi. However, since the prohibition of praying bareheaded hasn’t been emphasized, then praying bareheaded is makruh, but only tanzihan.[1]

 

 

Only Allah knows best

Written by Alimah Sabrina al-Faarsiyyah

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 


[1] Raddul Muhtaar 2/491, al-Ashrafiyyah & Hindiyyah 1/165, al-Faisal

 

 

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