What is the Ruling of Praying in a Medical Mask?

Praying in a Medical Mask

Question: 

What is the ruling of offering prayer in a medical mask? 

Answer:

In the name of Allah, we praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.

Masks are important for you. Masks need to be worn for your protection and benefit of others. There is a hadith in our sunnah where we learn about the prohibition of covering face during Prayer.

However, it is permissible to pray with the medical mask on – if you need to wear them always, as mandated by one’s profession.

If, on the other hand, you are allowed to take them off while praying, then you should do so – if the mask covers the major part of your face.

In case of necessity, however, you are excused. And you can still pray while wearing it. According to the rules of jurisprudence, where there is a hardship, the rigor of the law is relaxed.

For more information, watch this interesting talk with Sheikh Abu Eesa.


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Source: Faithiq Youtube Channel. 

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