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Children in the First Saff

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Q: What is the Shar’iee ruling regarding children standing in the first saff for Salaah. Is it permissible?

Children in the First Saff

A: Children should not perform Salaah in the front saff (the saff of the adult males) rather they should perform Salaah behind the adult males.

( الرجال ) … ( ثم الصبيان ) … ( ثم الخناثى ثم النساء ) . (الدر المختار 1/571)

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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