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Wife standing adjacent to husband when performing salaah

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Q: If a Husband and wife are offering “SALAH” in a same room at the same time. Whether it is permissible that wife stands adjacent to husband at “HYAHALLAL-FALAH” to husband, at two steps backward.


A: She should stand directly behind him.

أما الواحدة فتتأخر

قال الشامي في ردالمحتار : قوله ( أما الواحدة فتتأخر ) فلو كان معه رجل أيضا يقيمه عن يمينه والمرأة خلفهما ولو رجلان يقيمهما خلفه والمرأة خلفهما بحر وتأخر الواحدة محله إذا اقتدت برجل لا بامرأة مثلها ط عن البرجندي (رد المحتار 1/ 566)

Answered by:

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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