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Abaya sweeping the ground

Fatwaa ID: 807

Question:
Aslmualykum mufti saheb. If ones abaya drags on the floor because it’s slightly long. Is it considered najis and cannot perform salaah in it

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

If the ‘abaya trails on the dry floor, then it will remain pure unless you see physical impurity. You may perform salaah while wearing such a ‘abaya.
See the following Hadith,

عَنْ أُمِّ وَلَدٍ لإِبْرَاهِيمَ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ عَوْفٍ أَنَّهَا سَأَلَتْ أُمَّ سَلَمَةَ زَوْجَ النَّبِيِّ ﷺ فَقَالَتْ إِنِّي امْرَأَةٌ أُطِيلُ ذَيْلِي وَأَمْشِي فِي الْمَكَانِ الْقَذِرِ ‏.‏ فَقَالَتْ أُمُّ سَلَمَةَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ﷺ ‏ “‏ يُطَهِّرُهُ مَا بَعْدَهُ ‏”‏ ‏.
A slave-girl who was the mother of a child of Ibrahim ibn ‘Abdur Rahman ibn ‘Awf asked Umm Salamah (R), the wife of Nabi ﷺ, “I am a woman who wears garments with a longer trail and (sometimes) I may walk in filthy place. (What should I do?).” Umm Salaah (R) replied, “Rasulullaah ﷺ said (regarding this), ‘What comes after it (i.e., clean places) cleanses it.'” [Abu Dawood 383]

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
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وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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