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Standing alone in the row/Saff

Question What is the ruling for someone reading Salah with jamat whilst alone in the saff?, I request that the answer be given with references jazaakallah. Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi...

Salaah with Jamaa’ah at home during COVID-19

Question With the current suspension of Salaah in the Masjid for the general public, how should Salaah be performed with Jamaa’ah at home? Can women also join? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi...

Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) praised Allah while moving back to the saff (row)

Regarding the following Hadith, what was the reason for Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) raising his hands and saying takbir before moving back to the saff (row)? وعن سهل بن سعد الساعدى رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ذهب إلى بنى عمرو بن عوف ليصلح بينهم فحانت الصلاة فجاء المؤذن إلى أبى بكر فقال: أتصلى …

Standing alone in a row (Saff) of Salaah

Q. What does a person do if Salaah has commenced and the Saffs in Salaah are full? Does a person stand alone in the next Saff and perform Salaah? A. In the case of the rows (Saffs) in Salaah being full, it is disliked (Makrooh) for one to stand alone in a row and join...

Reserving One’s Seat In The Masjid

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...

Can a person walk a cross you from the first saf?

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...

Placing a Chair in a continuous row

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. ...