Breaking one’s Salaah


1) If a person’s mother calls her whilst she is reading Salaah , and she is not sure if it’s urgent or not, does she have to break her Salaah? Is there a difference if it’s fardh or sunnat salaah?

2) If a person’s husband is stuck outside the house because the door is locked with the key in and a lady is performing her Salaah, and the husband needs to come in then get farigh and proceed to musjid, should she break her Salaah. Again is there a difference if it’s faraaid or Sunnats?



1. If it is nafl namaaz, she should respond to her mother.

2. She may shorten her namaaz as much as possible and then open the door.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)