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Sutrah above the ground

Fatwaa ID: 1083

Question:
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Does a sutrah have to be touching the ground? If I open a wardrobe door in front of me, will it be counted as a sutrah? It fulfills size requirements but there is a gap of perhaps 7cm between the bottom of the door and the floor.

Jazakumullahu khayran wa ahsanul jazaa fid daarain

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

A sutrah should ideally be inserted into the ground or at least firmly placed on the ground. However, if that is not possible, then it may be hung or kept floating above. In the enquired situation, if you are able to find something else as a sutrah, you should use that. If not, then it will be sufficient to use the wardrobe door.

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


الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (1/637)
لم يذكروا ما إذا لم يكن معه سترة ومعه ثوب أو كتاب مثلا هل يكفي وضعه بين يديه؟ والظاهر نعم كما يؤخذ من تعليل ابن الهمام المار آنفا؛ وكذا لو بسط ثوبه وصلى عليه؛ ثم المفهوم من كلامهم أنه عند إمكان الغرز لا يكفي الوضع، وعند إمكان الوضع لا يكفي الخط

امداد الفتاوى (1/642)

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