Fatwa: # 14877
Category: Daily
Country: South Africa
Date: 10th February 2007

Title

Is it permissible for husband and wife to perform salah standing next to each other? How is it permissible for them to pray together?

Question

Is it permissible for husband and wife to perform salah standing next to each other? How is it permissible for them to pray together?

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

If the husband and wife are performing their own and independent salah, they may stand as they wish, next to each other or apart from each other. If they are performing salah jointly, then the wife must be behind the husband. She cannot stand next to him or that will invalidate his salah.

And Allah knows best

Wassalam

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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