Is it Sunnah to Cover the Head Whilst Eating?


Is it Fardh or Sunnah to cover the hair whilst eating because I am told my many to cover my head whilst eating but do not know why. Have you heard of anything regarding this?


In the name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-raḥmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Respected Sister

There is no harm in eating whilst having the head uncovered[1] if there is no non mahrem in the house, however it would be more preferable to eat with the head covered, as it would fall under the etiquette’s and Aadab of eating.

And Allah Ta‘ala knows best
Mufti Luqman Hansrot
Fatwa Dept.

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[1] لأ بأس به وهو المختار . كما في فتاوى عالمكير عن الخلاصة .
(فتاوى اللكنوي , دار ابن حزم , ص 376)