Fatwa ID: 04976
Answered by: Maulana Naieem Mohammad
Is Salah permissible wearing a mask?
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
It is makruh for men (disliked) to cover the face by wearing a mask or by any other method,i.e. covering the nose and mouth whilst in Salaat. Abu Hurayra (r.a.) states that The Prophet (s.a.w.) prohibited “Sadl” in Salaat and prohibited a man from covering his mouth (in Salaat)
If a person has a valid excuse, then it would be totally fine to wear a mask during Salaat, such an excuse which prevents harm to oneself or others, or used as precautionary methods such as the Covid 19 guidelines. A valid excuse may include allergies, preventing the spread of disease, or advice from a medical expert.
Only Allah knows best
Written by Maulana Naieem Mohammad
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham
 Fatawaa Hindiyya,pg 108,vol 1
 Abu Dawood,Hadith 641
 Qawaaid ul Fiqhiyya,pg 28 # 15 – 3rd Qaida