Q: I understand it is not good to travel without valid sharai’ reason. However, I had to travel by car to another city because my husband was insisting to take me with him. During safar came time of asar, so he stopped at a gas station. There was an open masjid, where he told me to offer namaz. I did so, and at that time I did not remove my gloves, and kept my veil (which covers face and eyes) on. The reason was that it was an open masjid, and there were gas station’s workers around. Is my salah valid, or should I repeat? I didn’t feel good praying like this with na-mehram men around, but there was no other option.
A: It is valid.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)