Child entering a room where Salaah is being performed with an animate object on his T-Shirt

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Q: If one is praying, and during last rakaat a boy with a animated t-shirt comes to the entrance of the room and he stands at 4 o’clock of the praying person from a distance of 3 meters, does the person salaah become makrooh.


A: The salaah is valid.

ويكره أن يكون فوق رأسه في السقف أو بين يديه أو بحذائه تصاوير أو صورة معلقة لحديث جبريل إنا لا ندخل بيتا فيه كلب أو صورة ولو كانت الصورة صغيرة بحيث لا تبدو للناظر لا يكره لأن الصغار جدا لا تعبد (الهداية 1/ 142)

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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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