Answered by: Molana Shadman Ahmed
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah
passing in front of someone while they’re praying is sinful but what if the one you’re passing in front of is not baligh? Will it still be sinful to pass in front of them while they’re praying?
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the name of ALLAH the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh
Passing in front of kids that know how to pray will be sinful as their worship is counted and rewarded. Imām Nawwawī says, “Good deeds will be written for the small child from what they act…and evil deeds won’t be written for them according to all the scholars.”The Prophet ﷺsaid, “Command your children to pray when they are seven years old, and reprimand them when they are ten years old.” There are many ahadith that support this such as the hadith of the woman who raised her child to the Prophet ﷺand asked, “Is there Hajj for this child?” He ﷺreplied, “Yes, and you will always have a reward” (Muslim).
Only Allah knows best.
Answered by Molana Shadman Ahmed
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham
Al-Mawsū’ah al-Fiqhhiyyah, volume 33, page 95.
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