Not going to the Musjid due to fear of being hijacked

Q: My mother does not want me to go to the Masjid for Maghrib and Esha Salaah. Though we only live 15-20 minutes from the nearest Masjid, our house is in a somewhat isolated area. So my mother fears me being hijacked or something similar. Hijackings etc. are common at these times and in our area, so the fear of my mother is valid. However, I do not feel it is so dire. But I could be wrong. Though I also want to perform all my Salaah in the Masjid Insha-Allah. Please advise if I have to follow this command of my mother and thus perform Maghrib and Isha Salaah at home?


A: If the area has become quite dangerous you may perform your namaaz at home.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)