Forcing someone to perform nafl salaah after Maghrib azaan

Q: In our locality in the middle east, all local people pray Tahiyyatul Masjid between azan and Maghrib and those who don’t pray are sometimes instructed to pray and not to sit without praying; but on the other hand, there are people from India and Pakistan who say if you will pray, our children will get confused and think it is ok to pray at this time. What should we do in this situation? Pray or go in the Masjid and sit waiting for Maghrib prayer?

A: People should not be forced to perform nafil salaah at this time.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)