Forgoing Salaah with Jamaat in the Musjid due to not possessing good clothes

Q: I am a teenager. I fullfil my daily salah with jammat but now I can't go to the musjid because I have no more clothes. I have only old clothes which is not in that condition to go musjid with wearing them. I suffered some financial crisis also I am a teenager so my clothes are unusable very fast as I grow but nowadays I am fullfiling my salaah at home. I know this is not the way of the prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) but when I get clothes, I will rejoin musjid insha Allah. I am also very poor. Making clothes only in eid or some events, so this is only problem of some months, so what should I do?

A: This is not a valid excuse to omit performing salaah in the musjid . The Sahaabah Radiyallahu Anhum despite many of them not possessing sufficient clothing to cover their entire bodies, yet they never omitted performing salaah in the musjid. Hence, you should ensure that you perform your salaah in the musjid.

Just as you leave the home to fulfil your basic needs and necessities, such as purchasing the groceries, taking the children to school, visiting your friends, going to work, etc, similarly you should go to the musjid to perform salaah. Why is going to the musjid being singled out from all other needs?

May Allah Ta’ala grant you barakah in your life and wealth.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)