Question: What sounds invalidate the prayer?
In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate,
Invalidating Sounds in the Prayer
Assalāmu ‘alaykum Dear Sister/Brother in Faith,
If the hands of the one in prayer produce a sound upon contact with another surface, the floor, or otherwise, the prayer remains valid. There is no need to repeat it.
Only the following sounds may render the prayer invalid :
(1) Speaking, intentionally or forgetfully
(2) A sound denoting pain or weeping due to worldly causes, not due to reflection upon the Hereafter
(3) Clearing one’s throat needlessly
(4) Addressing another with any speech, even if it be in the form of remembrance or praise of Allah,
a. responding to one who sneezes,
b. engaging in any sort of teaching, as may occur if one corrects the recitation of someone other than the imam behind which they are praying.
[Marghinani, Hidaya 1:508]
And Allah, Most High, knows best.
[Ustadha] Iman Badawi
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani