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Praying in a room without light

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Q: Can we pray in a room without light where I cannot even see my hand. (This is told by barelvi friend that we cannot offer prayer where we cannot see anything. There should be enough light so that we can see the colour of our prayer rugs.)

Bismillaah

A: Yes, you can pray in a room despite there not being any light.

أن عائشة أخبرته قالت كن نساء المؤمنات يشهدن مع رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم صلاة الفجر متلفعات بمروطهن ثم ينقلبن إلى بيوتهن حين يقضين الصلاة لا يعرفهن أحد من الغلس (صحيح البخاري رقم 578)

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه : قال : أول من أسرج في المسجد تميم الداري (المعجم الكبير للطبراني رقم 1247)

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Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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