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Preventing one from crossing in front of you while in salaah

Fatwaa ID: 1222

Question:
Assalamualaikum.
In asar jamat I was completing first missed rakah after imam finished jamat. I was sitting for durood part before Salam when someone tried to cross me and 1-2 people who were still praying. As we were sitting in tashhad so most likely the person didn’t realize that he was passing right in front of us. I extended my arm to stop him but he pushed and crossed. Does that invalidate the namaz or it’s ok for me. 2) What about Little kids when they running around us in jamat vs outside of jamat namaz

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

  1. You did the right thing. Your salaah was valid.
  2. If children are running around during the congregational prayer, there is no need to do anything while in salaah. The imaam and/or the parents should however encourage them and teach them afterwards that this is not correct. If you are praying individually, then you should use your hand to stop the children as well from crossing in front of you.

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

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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