Answered by Sidi Fadi Qutub Zada
Is it permissible to break the Salah (prayer) if called by parents? What is the ruling for Fardh, Sunnah & Nawafils? And how do I complete the Salah -repeat it or continue from where I left?
In the Name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,
Wa alaikum assalam wa Rahmatullah
Imam Al-Haskafi in his famous work al-Dur l-Mukhtar says:
If one of his parents calls him while:
- He is in the obligatory prayer: he does not answer unless they appeal for his help
- He is in the sunna or voluntary prayer: he answers if they are unaware that he is praying; otherwise, he does not answer them. [f: this is because “there is no obedience to the created in that which is disobedience to the creator”]
If one breaks the prayer, one would have to repeat it from the beginning.
And Allah knows best