Performing salaah in a room wherein there is a tv

Q: If there is a tv in a room, can salaah be performed in the same room? If the tv is at the back of the room and the volume is on mute, what would then be the ruling for the salaah to be accepted. 

A: The salaah performed will be valid. However, It is not permissible (makrooh e tahreemi) to perform salaah in a place where there is a picture of an animate object. One will be sinful for performing salaah in such a place.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)