Is a prayer performed by wearing a mask and gloves valid?
What is the decree about covering the mouth and nose in prayer? Is it permissible to perform prayers by wearing a mask and gloves in this period, especially when corona virus is widespread?
– I remember reading in Hanafi catechism (ilm al-hal) that it is makruh to cover the mouth and nose in prayer. Is it true?
– Is it necessary for those who perform prayers by wearing a mask to leave the nose uncovered to allow it to touch the ground or should they perform prayers without wearing a mask in this period, especially when corona virus is widespread?
– If a person prostrates in prayer with a mask that covers the nose, is that prostration valid?
– If the mask is worn in such a way as to leave the nose open and close the mouth, will it be makruh?
Submitted by on Wed, 23/12/2020 - 14:38
Dear Brother / Sister,
Masks and gloves do not prevent prayer; a prayer performed with a mask and gloves is valid.
It is not makruh to perform prayers by wearing a mask, and to cover the mouth and nose with a mask.
Prostration by wearing a mask that covers the nose is valid; it is not necessary to keep the nose uncovered.
Questions on Islam
- Makruhs of prayer
- Did our Prophet (pbuh) ever pray (perform salat) without covering his head or wearing a cap or turban?
- Is it makruh (abominable) to perform prayers by wearing pajamas, a nightgown or a tracksuit?
- Does lifting the foot from the ground while in prostration invalidate prayer? Is it necessary to keep the big toe of the right foot on the ground during prostration only or throughout the prayer?
- What are the acts that a Muslim should do before and during the prayer?
- Is it permissible to perform prayers with clothes that have some pictures/photos on?
- Is a man’s prayer invalidated when his waist gets opened in prostration?
- It is permissible for a male person to perform prayers wearing jeans (shorts) that cover his knees; that prayer is valid?
- Is it makruh to keep the fingers apart and to turn them toward a direction other than the qiblah in sajdah (prostration)?