Is it permissible for one to pass in front of the children’s saffs (row)?

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 I would like to ask you a Masala: Are you allowed to pass in front of the children’s saffs (row), in the masjid? 


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is permissible to pass in front of the children’s row during congregational salah only if one does so to fill in a space in the front. [1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Ismail Dawoodjee

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai. 

وفي القنية قام في آخر صف وبينه وبين الصفوف مواضع خالية فللداخل أن يمر بين يديه ليصل الصفوف لأنه أسقط حرمة نفسه فلا يأثم المار بين يديه،(الرد المحتار ج1 ص570 سعيد)

فتاوى رحيمية ج5 ص113 دار الاشاعت

فتاوى محمودية ج6 ص522 فاروقية

خير الفتاوى ج2 ص354 امدادية

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