Is covering the 'awra is a condition for the validity of Prayer?
Is covering the 'awra is a condition for the validity of Prayer?

Book:

The Book of Prayer - كتاب الصلاة.

Chapter:

Covering of Private Parts and the Dress for Prayer.

Section:Covering the 'Awra
Topic/Issue:1251 - Is covering the 'awra is a condition for the validity of Prayer? --
Opinions:
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam MalikIt is sunan of Prayer (recommendation)Malikis note that the women had to wait for men to come up from sujood because their awrah was exposed in prayer.
Imam Shafi'i, Imam Abu HanifaIt is one of the prerequisites of the validity of prayer.The implied meaning of Ayah 7:31 is to cover the 'awra. They notes that the verses were in regard to those doing tawaaf naked as clear from this hadeeth.
Disagreement
Reasons:
Conflict in understanding ayah 7:31 which states, “O Children of Adam! Look to your adornment at every place of worship.”
Evidences :1 - Quran [7:31], 2 - Sahih Bukhari [# 366] [Hide/Show]
Tags :Worship, Salah, Prayer, Covering, Dress, 'Awra
See Also:Covering the 'Awra
'Awra for men
'Awra for women
The dress permitted for Prayer
References:1[pg:125]
Last Updated:2010-04-28

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