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Praying salaah where both genders are in the same room

Fatwaa ID: 605

Question:
Salam

At my work place the multi faith prayer room has been merged to a more spacious area however this merged the women and males together in one room

Will the prayer still be valid?
Jazakallahkhair

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

The presence of the opposite sex in the same room does not affect the validity of the prayer. Your salaah in the enquired setting is valid. However, you must ensure that you adhere to the laws of hijaab and modesty in the prayer room as well as outside.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

07/25/1444 AH – 02/16/2023 | AML3-3210

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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