Cotton Balls Fell Off His Keffiyeh When He Was Praying
Fatwa No: 424804

  • Fatwa Date:19-7-2020 - Thul-Qi'dah 29, 1441
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Question

As-Salaam! during salat i was wearing a keffiyeh over my shoulders which on the edges have little cotton balls, when i went into ruku’, one of the cotton balls came in front of my left knee while i was clasping it; i noticed this and briefly lifted my hands from my knees to move the cotton ball that is attached to the edge of my keffiyeh out of the way, my question is; is my ruku’ valid? meaning is my salat valid? may Allah reward you for helping me.

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

Your Prayer is valid and you don’t have to make it up. The matters that invalidate the Prayer are mentioned in the books of the scholars and they do not include what you have mentioned.

We warn you against falling into whisperings, as it is a widespread evil.

Allah Knows best.

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