Question 53: Assalaamu ‘alaykum Sheikhs,

I have a question, given that it’s winter time now, sometimes I wear a beanie and it covers most of my forehead.

When I do sujood, my nose touches the ground and my forehead is also down, but the beanie is in between.

Is the sujood still valid?

Jazaakum Allahu khairan


Answer: Assalamualaikum Br Ismail Ibn Ahmed

Most of the scholars said that it is permissible to have a barrier between the forehead and the ground during sajdah.

Some scholars, such as Ibn Qudamah and Sh Ibn Uthaimeen, combining the various evidences and opinions, said that a person should make the forehead touch the ground unless if there is a need such as due to excessive cold or heat.