Category: Prayer (Salaat)
Fatwa#: 37617
Asked Country: United States

Answered Date: Feb 19,2017

Title: Husband performing Salah in congregation with wife


Assalam o Alaikum wr wb,

Mufti Sahab i wanted to ask if a husband and wife can offer fardh salah in congregation (just the two of them)if there is no masjid nearby? JzakumUllah khayr.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

A male should endeavour to perform Salah with congregation in the Masjid. If the Masjid is far, an effort should be made to establish a Musalla for men of that area to perform Salah in congregation.

Nevertheless, the husband may perform Salah in congregation with his wife. The wife should stand behind when the husband is leading the Salah.[i]


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Ridhwan Ur Rahman

Student Darul Iftaa
Cardiff, Wales, UK 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[i] الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (1/ 566)

تُكْرَهُ إمَامَةُ الرَّجُلِ لَهُنَّ فِي بَيْتٍ لَيْسَ مَعَهُنَّ رَجُلٌ غَيْرُهُ وَلَا مَحْرَمٌ مِنْهُ) كَأُخْتِهِ (أَوْ زَوْجَتِهِ أَوْ أَمَتِهِ، أَمَّا إذَا كَانَ مَعَهُنَّ وَاحِدٌ مِمَّنْ ذُكِرَ أَوْ أَمَّهُنَّ فِي الْمَسْجِدِ لَا) يُكْرَهُ بَحْرٌ (وَيَقِفُ الْوَاحِدُ) وَلَوْ صَبِيًّا، أَمَّا الْوَاحِدَةُ فَتَتَأَخَّرُ (مُحَاذِيًا) أَيْ مُسَاوِيًا (لِيَمِينِ إمَامِهِ)

وَتَأَخُّرُ الْوَاحِدَةِ مَحَلُّهُ إذَا اقْتَدَتْ بِرَجُلٍ

حاشية الطحطاوي على مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح (ص: 304)

ولو أمهن رجل فلا كراهة إلا أن يكون في بيت ليس معهن فيه رجل أو محرم من الإمام أو زوجته فإن كان واحد ممن ذكر معهن فلا كراهة كما لو كان في المسجد مطلقا

البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق ومنحة الخالق وتكملة الطوري (1/ 373)

وَكَذَلِكَ يُكْرَهُ أَنْ يَؤُمَّ النِّسَاءَ فِي بَيْتٍ وَلَيْسَ مَعَهُنَّ رَجُلٌ وَلَا مَحْرَمٌ مِنْهُ مِثْلَ زَوْجَتِهِ وَأَمَتِهِ وَأُخْتِهِ، فَإِنْ كَانَتْ وَاحِدَةً مِنْهُنَّ فَلَا يُكْرَهُ

فتاوى قاسمية 6/319


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