Category: Prayer (Salaat)
Fatwa#: 38955
Asked Country: Tajikistan

Answered Date: Aug 15,2017

Title: Can a mobile used for haram render salaah invalid?


Hazrat, I wanted to ask if someone uses their cell phone for haram – for example to watch pornography, or speaks to non-mahram women, and has the phone in his pocket whilst performing salah.


Is the salah valid?


Yes, his Salaah will be valid. However if the phone in his pocket will distract his focus and attention in salaah, then he should keep his cellphone elsewhere.[i]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Aboobakr Siddeeq bin Mufti Amjad Mohammad

Student Darul Iftaa 

Azaadville, JHB, South Africa 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


(كعبثه بثوبه وبدنه) لانه ينافي الخشوع الذي هو روح الصلاة فكان مكروها [حاشية الطحطاوي ١\٤٦٦] دار قباء


وإن كان المراد قراءة القرآن، فإنما كره رفع الصوت بها؛ لأنه ينافي الخشوع

المحيط البرهاني للإمام برهان الدين ابن مازة – ٥\١٤٤]]


 ( يكره للمصلي أن يعبث بثوبه ) لقوله ( صلى الله عليه وسلم ) : ' إن الله كره لكم العبث في الصلاة ' ، ولأنه

يخل بالخشوع [الإختيار لتعليل المختار – ١\٦٧]


قَالَ رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ ( وَتَغْمِيضُ عَيْنَيْهِ ) لِقَوْلِهِ عَلَيْهِ الصَّلَاةُ وَالسَّلَامُ { إذَا قَامَ أَحَدُكُمْ إلَى الصَّلَاةِ فَلَا يُغْمِضْ عَيْنَيْهِ } ؛ وَلِأَنَّهُ يُنَافِي الْخُشُوعَ  

[تبيين الحقائق شرح كنز الدقائق – ٢\٢٧٩]   

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