Performing salaah outside the Haram in Makkah and Madinah

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Q: In the Holy Mosques of Makkah and Madinah, outside the mosques, there are big verandas (open space). It is seen that the people walk in these verandas with their footwear on.

1. Can we pray on the floor without a prayer mat?

2. Will our salah be valid? 



1. Yes

2. 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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