If I am performing salaah and one of my parents calls me, should I terminate my salaah and answer them or should I continue with my salaah and answer them when I am finished?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta-Deoband.org

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 722/538=L/1430)


If you are offering fardh salah and your parents are not calling you due to some problem, you are not allowed to cancel your salah:

وبہ صرح في الإمداد بقولہ: أي لایجوز قطعھا بنداء أحد أبویہ من غیر استغاثۃ وطلب إعانۃ لأن قطعھا لا یجوز إلا لضرورۃ، وقال الطحاوي: ھذا في الفرض (شامي 2:426)

But, if you are offering nafl salah and the parents know it, then also one may continue his salah, but if they are unaware one should cancel the salah and respond them:

فإن کان في نافلۃ إن علم أحد أبویہ أنہ في الصلاۃ وناداہ لا باس أن لا یجیبہ وإن لم یعلم یجیبہ (شامي 2:426)

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband


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