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Can men be topless?

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I wanted to know if men are allowed to go topless in public, for example on a beach in front of non-muslims?

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Can men be topless?

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The Islamic satr or parts of the body which is obligatory for the believing man to hide from everyone except ones wife, is from his navel to his knees inclusive. Thus if a man removes his upper garment in a way where his satr from his navel to his knees inclusive is covered, there is absolutely no harm. The satr of the believing man must be covered from all except his wives, regardless if the others are believers or non-believers, males or females.


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