Running for salaah if one is late

Q: Can you run for salaah if you're late? I have seen prominent people doing this. Not outright running, but a very fast walk that a person will have to run after them if they want to catch up.

A: It is makrooh to run for salaah. The teaching of the Hadith is that one comes for salaah walking in a calm and dignified manner.

Walking briskly when coming for salaah is permissible. It is reported in regard to Hazrat Abdullah bin Umar (radhiyallahu anhuma) that if the jamaat salaah had commenced, he would walk briskly while coming for salaah.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)