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Abaya sweeping the ground

Fatwaa ID: 807

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

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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