Performing Salaah between pillars

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Q: In a Masjid, a row is usually left empty after every few rows, as it has several pillars.

1. If it is left empty, is the Salah of those behind it valid?

2. Is Salah valid between the pillars?

3. Once, people prayed in that row to the right of a pillar, but to the left of the pillar the row was empty. Was the Salah of those who prayed to the right of the pillar valid?



1. Yes.

2. Yes.

3. Yes.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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