Disconnected rows in the congregational prayer

Visit our YouTube channel for more

Question: I am one of the imaams of the masaajid, and hope you can answer some of these questions [So] he says, what is the ruling regarding the prayer [performed] in rows which are disconnected?

Response: It is not permissible to disconnect the rows; it is imperative to connect the rows, and fill the gaps and complete [the rows], just as the Prophet ﷺ commanded [us] with that.

The Prophet ﷺ would be concerned about [connecting and straightening] the rows; [so] before he started the prayer he would be concerned about the rows, establishing them, and encouraging [the congregation] in straightening them and filling [all] the gaps; the matter of [taking care in properly establishing] the rows, [making sure they are connected and straight] is very important.

Translation originally published on 21 November, 2015

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.

Related posts