Sharing a prayer room with Shias.

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Q. I work in Azerbaijan, which is mostly a Shia community. On the drilling rig that I am assigned, there is a prayer room where the workers perform their salaah. There are a few Sunni brothers who form a Jamaah for the daily salaah. Is it okay for us to perform our salaah in the same room and while the Shia guys are performing their salaah?

A. Yes, it is permissible for you to perform your Salaah in the same room. However, you are not allowed to perform Salaah behind the Shias.

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Waseem Khan

This answer was collected from, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.

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