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Breaking prayers if parents call  

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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 Gracious, Most Merciful

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:

  1. He is in the obligatory prayer: he does not answer unless they appeal for his help
  2. 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

Fadi Qutub

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