Carrying a small child during prayer

Reference: Sharh ‘Umdatil-Fiqh – Tape No.9, Question No.50

Question: What is the ruling regarding carrying an infant during the salaah, and particularly when it has soiled itself?

Response: [Carrying an infant which has soiled itself] is permissible, as the Messenger ﷺ carried Umaamah – his granddaughter – whilst he was praying, and she was an infant; [so] this is permissible, and there is no harm in doing so.

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. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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