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Children in the saff

Fatwaa ID: 882

Assalaamu alaykum.

At my local masjid, a lot of fathers bring children to the masjid who pray in the first suf and mixed in with all the adults.

Are there any rulings on this?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

In principle, if there are a few non-baaligh children, then a separate line should be formed for them behind the men. They should not join the line with the adults. However, if they do join the line with the adults, then the salaah will be valid. Their presence in the line will not affect the validity of the salaah.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

08/25/1444 AH – 03/17/2023 CE | AMG3-3530

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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