Taking Sutrah in Salah

Part No : 7, Page No: 84)

The second question of Fatwa no.( 4360 )

Q 2: Is it permissible to pass between the rows behind the Imam during Salah? Would this interrupt Salah or not?

A: Passing between rows does not interrupt Salah, but it should not be done except for a necessity, for the Hadith narrated by Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with both of them): Once I came riding a she-ass when I had just reached the age of puberty. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) was offering Salah at Mina, I passed in front of part of the row . Then I dismounted and let my she-ass loose to graze and entered the row , and nobody disapproved of this. But this (passing between rows) should not be done for the distraction caused to the persons offering Salah.

May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions!

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’

Member Member Deputy Chairman The Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Qa`ud `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz