Na baaligh boys standing in the first saff with the men in salaah

Q: We have children who are not baaliqh attending the fardh salaah. They are standing next to their fathers in the first saff. They were requested on many occasions to have their sons read in the back saff.

Is my salaah nullified? Is it makrooh to have these young boys in the middle of the saff?

A: Your salaah is valid. However, it is not correct and it is against the teaching of the sunnah to make the children stand in the saff of the men.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)