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Moving in salaah, imam makes lahn jali

Fatwaa ID: 1122

Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatahu dear mufteen,

  1. Sometimes when I am praying in the masjid. I happen to block the exit without realizing. I move a little bit to the front to accommodate the brothers. Is that considered “excessive movement”
  2. In my neighborhood, there is only one masjid near by and most of the times the imam doesn’t show up and so sometimes some brothers lead the salah and some of them end up making tajweed mistakes to the point that they are doing lahn e jali. Is it still wajib for me to attend that masjid ?

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

  1. A person should be conscious of where he is standing. He should not stand without a sutrah in front him. He should not block the doors or exits. Causing unnecessary inconvenience to others is not permissible. Nevertheless, a step or two ahead to accommodate the brothers will not invalidate the salaah.
  2. Despite the imaam sometimes making mistakes that constitute lahn jali, it will be waajib for you to attend the congregation. Not every lahn jali invalidates the salaah.

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

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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