Kuwaiti muezzin suspended for wearing shorts: reports

Kuwait muezzin suspended for wearing shorts while giving call to prayer: reports
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30 August, 2021
Video circulating on social media shows the muezzin wearing a short-sleeved shirt and knee-length grey shorts, sparking complaints about his attire, Kuwaiti news agencies reported.
The man wore grey knee-length shorts and a short-sleeved shirt while giving the call to prayer [Getty]

A man in Kuwait has reportedly been suspended from duties at a mosque after being caught wearing shorts while reciting the call to prayer.

A video circulating on social media over the weekend shows the muezzin wearing a short-sleeved shirt and knee-length grey shorts at the Abdullah Bin Jaafar Mosque in Al-Rehab, south of the capital Kuwait City.

His choice of attire sparked complaints, Kuwaiti news agencies reported, with authorities suspending him from his duties.

Social media users who claimed to know the man said he had stepped in to make the call for prayer at the last minute, hence his attire.

Kuwait's Islamic affairs ministry has yet to issue an official statement about the incident.

Men are permitted Islamically to wear shorts, as long as they cover everything between the navel and the knee.

However, most male religious figures wear clothes that cover them from the neck down at mosques.

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