Rulings of Prayer
Part One: Dress code
In the previous episodes we reviewed the extent of covering required in prayer for both men and women.
Today, we will discuss the necessary conditions of the clothes worn while performing prayer.
2. must not contain parts of a corpse
3. be made of the Harām meat animal’s skin
4. be made of pure silk or woven with gold (only for men)
5. They must not be najis
meaning that they must not be polluted by ritually impure items such as blood, urine, etc.
Now, if someone performs prayer while wearing Najis clothes or while their body is Najis, their prayer is void even if they did so because they failed to learn the ruling
However, if a person is doubtful whether or not their clothes are Najis, they can perform their prayer with the same clothes and there is no need to change or wash their clothes.
If someone was unaware that the clothes they were praying in had actually been Najis and realized this later, their prayer is valid.
However, if they knew that their clothes have become Najis but then they forgot it and performed prayer in those clothes, they are required to reperform that prayer, even if they are in the midst of the prayer. Likewise, If they remember this after the time for prayer is up, they still are required to perform the Qaḍā prayer.
there are some exceptions though, where one is allowed to perform prayer in Najis clothes or with a Najis body which will be explained in the next episode inshaAllah. Stay tuned.