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If a person looked at his watch on his hand and understood the time in Salaah, is a person’s Salaah valid?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. If a person looked at his watch on his hand and understood the time in Salaah, is a person’s Salaah valid?


A. During Salaah, one should insure that he/she maintains complete devotion without being distracted by anything outside of Salaah.

It will be Makrooh (disliked) to look at the clock/watch intentionally during Salaah. If it was done unintentionally, it will not be Makrooh (disliked). In either, case, the Salaah will remain valid. (Shaami 1/634)

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.

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