Straightening the saffs for Janaazah Salaah

Q: During janaza namaaz, if there is a large crowd and space is limited, very often there is no continuation is some of the saffs. In order to rectify this, the only way will be to request the musallees at the back to move out of this area and begin rectifying the saffs from the first saff. In such circumstances, will it be in order to perform the namaaz as is because of the difficulty and the time involved in rectifying this?


A: Just as it is important to straighten the saffs for normal Salaah, similarly it is important to straighten the saffs for janaazah Salaah. Therefore, the saffs should be straightened before performing the Janaazah Salaah, even if a little time is spent in straightening the saffs.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

( ويصف ) أي يصفهم الإمام بأن يأمرهم بذلك قال الشمني وينبغي أن يأمرهم بأن يتراصوا ويسدوا الخلل ويسووا مناكبهم ويقف وسطا وخير صفوف الرجال أولها في غير جنازة ثم وثم (الدر المختار 1/568)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)