The Rulings of Prayer: Dress Code Part 1
One of the obligatory rules of prayer is observing a dress code while performing the prayer.
It is important to keep in mind that there is a difference between the dress code of men and women for prayer.
It is obligatory for men to cover their private parts when performing prayer.
It is better that they cover themselves at least from the navel down to the knees.
It is more advisable to wear the complete clothes they would wear when in the presence of a respected person.
Women on the other hand must cover their entire body including their head and hair. However, covering the face, the hands up to the wrists and the feet up to the ankles is not necessary. But the obligatory precaution requires that, in order to make sure that all parts that are to be covered are in fact covered, women should cover a little more of the sides of their face and a little lower than the wrists and ankles as well.
Stay tuned for more explanation about women’s dress code in prayer in the next episode.