Fatwa: # 40594
Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings...
Country: Canada
Date: 9th April 2019

Title

Salah in Front of a Photo

Question

All of my female coworkers pray at work in a room where is a photopgaph is hanging on the wall. they follow the imam from separate room. I follow the Imam from separate place.  One of my coworker said it is maqruh praying alone in jamaa. Should I Pray with them in front of women photo or follow the same jamaa from another place where is no photo

Thank you

Jazak Allah Khair.

Answer

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

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

You may cover the photograph and join the jama‘ah with your coworkers.[1]

And Allah Ta‘ālā Knows Best.

Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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[1]

مراقي الفلاح شرح نور الإيضاح (ص: 132)

"ولبس ثوب فيه تصاوير" ذي روح لأنه يشبه عبادتها وأشدها كراهة أمامه ثم فوقه ثم يمينه ثم يساره ثم خلفه "وأن يكون فوق رأسه أو خلفه أو بين يديه أو بحذائه صورة إلا أن تكون صغيرة" بحيث لا تبدو للقائم إلا بتأمل كالتي على الدينار لأنها لا تعبد عادة

شرح مختصر الطحاوي للجصاص (٨/٥٢٩)

مسألة: [حكم الصلاة إذا كانت التصاوير فوقه أو بين يديه]

قال أبو جعفر: (ويكره أن يصلى وفوق رأسه في السقف تصاوير، أو بحذائه، أو بين يديه صورة معلقة، أو في البيت تصاوير، ولا يفسد ذلك صلاته).

البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق ومنحة الخالق وتكملة الطوري (٢/٢٩)

لو كانت في يده وهو يصلي لا تكره لأنه مستور بثيابه

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