Performing Salah in room with facial drawings on display

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If a person performs Ṣalāh in a room which has facial imagery and drawings on display on the walls, does the Ṣalāh have to be repeated?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم


This is makrūh (disliked), however, the Ṣalāh is complete and does not need to be repeated.

جاء في الأصل (١/٥٥): قلت: أرأيت رجلا صلى وعليه ثوب فيه تماثيل؟ قال: أكره له ذلك. قلت: فإن صلى فيه؟ قال: صلاته تامة. قلت: وكذلك لو صلى في بيت وفي قبلة المسجد تماثيل؟ قال: نعم صلاته تامة. وقال في الجامع الصغير (ص ٨٦): ويكره أن يكون فوق رأسه في السقف أو بين يديه أو بحذائه تصاوير أو صورة معلقة، ولا تفسد صلاته في الفصول كلها، انتهى. وراجع رد المحتار (١/٦٤٨)۔

Allah knows best

Yusuf Shabbir

9 Rajab 1439 / 26 March 2018

Approved by: Mufti Shabbir Ahmed and Mufti Muhammad Tahir

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