Moving back in Salaah

Q: Two people are praying, with the muqtadi praying to the right of the imam. A third person then joins and pulls the muqtadi back to stand with him in a row behind the imam. When the muqtadi is pulled back, he ends up taking more than three steps due to the surprise factor (he takes about four small steps). Will this break his salaah?


A: No.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)