28. Allah SWT is “Mahram” to everyone, so why is it that in prayers men and women must cover themselves?

• Clothing are not all about “Mahram1 and non-mahram” issues, but is sometimes from the point of view of honor and manners. Generally, when one is alone at home, you may wear simple and plain clothing. However, when hosting guests, in respecting your visitors, you may wear something more suitable to the occasion. And if you go to a wedding reception, again you would wear something suitable to that occasion. This change in the clothing is in respect and honor of the guests and surrounding environment.

• Also, therefore, in the presence of Allah SWT during your prayers, appropriate and complete clothing is required.

  • 1. Mahrram: Refers to being halal in terms of hijab… so a wife can she her hair to her husband, father, brother, son, uncle etc but not to a foreign man outside her family.