How should husband and wife stand together and perform Salaah? 

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Q. My husband arrives late from work sometimes and misses his Asr Salaah with Jamaat in the Musjid. Can I (wife) perform Asr Salaah in Jamaat with my husband at home if he misses his Asr Salaah with Jamaat in the Musjid? Can I stand next to him?

A. Shariah has emphasized the congregational performance of Salaah for males in the Masjid and the individual performance of Salaah for females at home. However, if due to a valid Shari’ excuse, a man misses the congregational Salaah in the Masjid, it will be permissible for a man to perform Salaah with his wife in congregation at home.

In this case, the wife will not stand next to or in line with the husband. The wife will stand completely behind the husband in the second line whilst the husband will stand in the first line. (Shaami 1/572)

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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

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