Can I appear before my father and brothers while wearing nightie?. I do not wear underwear or shalwar/pants under nightie but it is loose and reaches below knees. Can i pray Fajr salah in nightie?.
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
If the nightie is loose and appropriately covers your body from the chest till below the knees then it will be permissible to wear it in the presence of your father and brothers as long as there is no fear of fitna. (Shami: 9/605 pub. Darul Ma’rifa)
When offering salat, it is compulsory for a woman to cover her whole body except for her face, inner palm and the feet from below the ankles. Hence, if you wear a hijab, shalwar and nightie and the whole body except for the mentioned three parts are covered properly, then the salat will be valid, but it is makrooh tanzeehi to do so. This is because it is makrooh tanzeehi to offer salat in clothes that a person only wears inside the house and does not wear outside in gatherings, such as a nightie.
(Shami: vol.2 pg.95, 103, 491 pub. Darul Ma’rifa)
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