Passing in front of the one praying in Makkah

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Reference: Taqyeed ash-Shawaarid min al-Qawaa.id wal-Fawaa.id – Page 293

In al-Masjid al-Haraam, there is no sin in passing in front of the one who is praying, as this is permissible according to the majority of the scholars. [Whilst] some of them have said: ‘It is not permissible because there is nothing specific [mentioned] about the Haram; As for the ahaadeeth permitting [passing in front of the one who is praying in the Haram], then they are weak.’

And from amongst the evidences [cited by] the majority [of the scholars], is that the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would pray, whilst the people were performing the tawaaf [around the Ka’bah] in front of him.

Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

About Abu 'Abdullaah, Mohammed Akhtar Chaudhry

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.