Switching off the phone during Salaah

Q: I know if a person’s phone rings on loud during salaah, it is permissible to use one hand and switch the ringer off. If the phone rang very loud, and the person expects that it will ring again, someone mentioned that it will be permissible with one hand to take the phone slightly out the pocket, and look at the screen and press a couple things to switch it off (because today’s phones can’t be switched off without looking). Is this permissible?


A: If it is with some minor action then it will not invalidate the salaah.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)