Praying in the pathways adjoining the masjid

Reference: Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen – Volume 13, Fatwa No.398

Question: What is the ruling regarding the one who prays outside the masjid, such as the one who prays in the pathways adjoining the masjid?

Response: If the masjid is not large enough for the congregation and [some of them] they prayed in the adjoining pathways [to the masjid] then there is no harm [in that] so long as they are able to follow the imaam because that is necessary.

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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