Performing Salaah near a T.V

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Assalamualaykum ww 

Pray your doing well Mufti saab, 

We have a few questions we wanted to seek advice on if you could kindly assist us;

*Please advise if someone has a tv in their house in the sitting room and they pray namaz in the same sitting room, is that possible or namaz is not valid? The tv is is switched off during namaz..

*If someone keeps a cupboard filled with some Islamic kitaabs and Quraan shareef in the sitting room. and there is a tv in the same sitting room is this a big sin? The tv is not facing the cupboard but let’s say both cupboard and tv placed in the same line.

*if a person has wudhu then watches tv and prays namaz is this allowed?


Kindly assist,Jazakallah 

May Allah guide us all to the right path. 



In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Salaah is one of the fundamental pillars of Islam. When one is performing Salaah, he/she is conversing with Almighty Allah. One should show utmost reverence and respect when conversing with the lord of the universe.

Hereunder are your answers to your query:

  • Salaah performed in the same room where a television is placed is valid.


  • It is disliked and against the honour of the Qur’aan to be placed with the television.



  • Watching television does not invalidate the wudhu. However, the jurists have stated that it is Mustahab to renew one’s wudhu after committing a sin. [1]


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best


Mufti Muhammad I.V Patel

Checked and Approved by
Mufti Nabeel Valli

Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah

Lusaka, Zambia


حلبي صغير (ص: 2)

ومندوب وهو الوضوء للنوم إذا أراده والوضوء على الوضوء والمحافظة على الوضوء بأن يتوضأ كلما أحدث والوضوء بعد الغيبة والكذب وبعد إنشاد الشعر وبعد القهقهة في غير الصلاة والوضوء لغسل الميت كذا في فتاوى قاضيخان والخلاصة


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 [الوضوء المندوب] فمنها الوضوء للنوم إذا أراد النوم يستحب له أن يتوضأ ومنها المحافظة على الوضوء وتفسيره أن يتوضأ كلما أحدث ليكون على الوضوء في الأوقات كلها ومنها الوضوء بعد الغيبة وبعد إنشاد الشعر ومنها الوضوء على الوضوء ومنها الوضوء إذا ضحك إذا ضحك قهقهة ومنها الوضوء لغسل الميت

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