Moving slighly in Salaah to allow someone to pass

Q: If you are praying and notice that you are preventing someone from going past you because of your prayer, is it permissable in this case to move slighly (e.g. 1 step) to give the person space to pass? Or will this be like obeying a command from outside the prayer, hence invalidating it?


A: It will be permissible and the Salaah will not break.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

فروع مشى مستقبل القبلة هل تفسد إن قدر صف ثم وقف قدر ركن ثم مشى ووقف كذلك وهكذا لا تفسد وإن كثر ما لم يختلف المكان وقيل لا تفسد حالة العذر ما لم يستدبر القبلة استحسانا ذكره القهستاني (الدر المختار 1/ 627)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)