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In this summer time many i have seen rushing to water games, Water falls, or beach side.Just for fun.

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In this summer time many i have seen rushing to water games, Water falls, or beach side.Just for fun.Is it alright for Men to enjoy the coolness there without wearing anything over their chest or show the part of legs below thighs to other men.

 

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Satr of men

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The satr or body parts that must remain absolutely covered in public for the believing man is from his navel to his knees inclusive. It is absolutely forbidden and indeed considered a sin in Islam if one does not cover ones minimum satr from all except his spouse. It would be absolutely forbidden for a believing man, who sincerely fears Allah and the Last Day, to either expose his satr or watch the exposed satr of others.

 

The upper body of the men from their head to the beginning of their navel, and the lower body from below their knees to their feet do not constitute body parts which have to covered from others; thus if these body parts alone are exposed for any reason there is absolutely no harm and no sin. It is only the body parts between the navel and the knees inclusive of the believing men which form part of their satr and they must strive to never leave them exposed to any other except their wives.

 

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