Q&A Religious Enquiries Can Muslims pray with the mask?

Can Muslims pray with the mask?

Number: 3
Publication: 2020-02-09
Praise be to Allah s.w.t.

Scholars have different opinions on this matter. Imam An-Nawawi in his book, Al-Majmu’ stated that if there is a valid reason to do so, it does not invalidate one’s prayer. Hence it is permissible to do so.

However as a preventive measure, it is advisable for those feeling unwell, to put on a mask and avoid praying in mosques so as not to infect others.

We pray that Allah s.w.t will shower us with His mercy, and that He protect us all. Ameen.

Allah knows best.

Source: Office of Mufti