Making Jamaat on an aeroplane

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Q: A person is on a plane with his wife, and the time for salaah sets in. There are no other Muslims visible that would be able to perform salaah with the man in jamaat. In this case 1) Would it be better that the husband and wife perform salaah with jamaat or better individually? 2) If there is minimal space and the wife would have to stand almost next to the husband in salaah with jamaat, perhaps on the left hand side, would it be permissible to perform the congregational salaah in this manner?


A: If there isn’t sufficient space, they should perform individually.

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


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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