Performing salaah at home due to illness

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: If one has the flu or running stomach does he have to go to the masjid for prayers and jumuah? 


A: If the sickness weakens him and going and coming to the musjid becomes even more difficult for him then he may perform the namaaz at home.

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


Answered by:

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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