Offering Salah in garments which show the skin underneath

Q: We often notice that many people offer Salah (Prayer) with light garments that define the body and the skin, and they wear short pants under these garments that only extend to half of the thigh length. As such, a part of the thigh becomes discernable from through their garments. What is the ruling on these people's Salah?

A: If the reality is as mentioned, the Salah of these people is invalid, because covering the `Awrah (parts of the body that must be covered in public) is a condition for the validity of Salah. For men, the `Awrah extends from the navel to the knee, and garments should not be sheer, revealing what is underneath.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.