This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.
Q. In which Saff of the Masjid should a child stand for Salaah? A. Children (non-Baaligh) should stand in the row (saff) behind the row (saff) of the adults. However, if there is one child (non-Baaligh) only, he may stand in the row (saff) of the adults. (Fataawa Mahmoodiyyah 6/489) Allah Ta’ala Knows Best Mufti… read more »
I learnt from someone there was an issue raised by the imam at a local masjid, who is from a barelwi thought of school… he was arguing that “Every person performing namaz behind him should sit during the iqamat & should only stand up when ‘haiyya-lassalah’ is called.” is it correct…? is there any hadis… read more »
Question: What is the ruling regarding reserving one’s position in the front saff between 2 Salahs with one’s scarf, hat or any other item? Answer: Assalamu Alaikum, The Masjid is the house of Allah and is open to all Muslims who come for Salaah. Whoever comes first and sits in a certain place, then he… read more »
Question: Assalamualikum Mufti Sahib, If a person is perfoming salat in the four line (saf) can a person walk a cross you from the first saf. Answer: Wa Alaikum As Salaam, The best is that the person places a sutra before crossing. However, if this is not done then it will be allowed for him… read more »
Question Assalaamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu. What is the ruling on someone sitting on the chair in a continuous row of the congregational prayer? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Straightening and not leaving gaps in between… read more »
Q: In fard salaah, if a persons wudhu breaks infront of you, can the person behind him take his place by moving forward? What is the best option in this regard? A: If a muqtadi’s wudhu breaks while performing salaah behind the imaam and he leaves the saff to perform wudhu, then the person standing on… read more »
Q: I was leading salaah with one muqtadi, who was standing 1 foot behind me, when a second muqtadi joined the prayer. However, the muqtadis did not move back 1 saff, so I dragged my feet and moved 1 saff forward. However, I dragged my feet 4 times to reach my place. 1. Is the… read more »