Is it permissible?

20 Jul 2023 Ref-No#: 5242

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

I have a few questions about a few situations, if they are permissible or not, and I would appreciate if you could answer them:

1) I recently found out that folding pants during prayer is impermissible, are all my prayers before that invalidated and need to be repeated?

2) Is it permissible to pull my pants all the way up in order to uncover my ankles for prayer (not fold, just pull them above)?

3) Is it permissible to trim the part of the beard slightly under the side burns if it sticks out? I read somewhere that a beard should be a handful long, so my question is that is it permissible to trim the beard that is growing on the sides (below the sideburns, but above the jaw) in order to give it shape and not make it look disorganized, and grow whatever is under until a handful?

4) Is it permissible to sell something I got for free? For example, I want to sell a writing service, and for that, I will use an AI software, which will write AI generated content, which then I will slightly modify. Is it permissible for me to sell that service?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.


Wa ‘alaykum us-salāmu wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Respected brother,

Find under answers to your questions.

1: It is disliked and forbidden for the lower garment of a male to cover his ankles at all times. Its size should be half-way the shin. If the size is such that the ankles are covered, one must pray with his pants either pulled up or folded.

Praying with folded pants does not invalidate prayers. There is no need to repeat prayers. 


2: Yes, pulling up pants is also permissible. The best option is to buy or stitch shorter pants.

3: you can trim the hair above the bone, below the bone may only be trimmed to a fists length.

4: Yes, this is permissible.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

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