Places Suitable for Prayer
Places Suitable for Prayer


The Book of Prayer - كتاب الصلاة.


Places Suitable for Prayer

Topic/Issue:1280 - Places Suitable for Prayer --
Agreement:Places that are suitable for prayer are those that are free from filth. The famous hadeeth of Jabir bin Abdullah
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Seven places are forbidden: Dunghill, Slaughterhouse, Graveyard, Roadway, Public bath, Kneeling place of camels, the Roof of Kaba.They adopted the method of structuring the particular upon the general and said that the tradition about permissibility is general whereas the proscribing tradition is particular; therefore it is necessary that the particular be structured upon the general.
Only graveyard is exempted.Based on the narration 'Enliven your homes with your prayers in the occasionally, and do not convert them into graveyards'
public baths and graveyards are exempted.This based on hadeeth reported by Abu Daud
Imam MalikPraying in these undesirable places as merely abominable, but did not invalidate the prayerThey adopted the method of preference and abrogation followed the widely known tradition, the words of the Prophet (God's peace and blessings be upon him), 'The earth has been made a mosque for me and a means of purification'. They maintained that this tradition abrogates those that conflict with it, as it counts the merits granted to the Prophet (God's peace and blessings be upon him), and this cannot be abrogated, as abrogation belongs to the category of rules
They disagreed about praying in synagogues and churches. One group considered it as reprehensible, while another permitted it. A third group made a distinction on the basis of the existence of figures, which is Ibn (Abbas opinion because of Umars statement, "We do not enter their churches because of the images ". The underlying cause, however, for the opinion of those who considered it abominable is not the images, but the probability of the existence of uncleanliness (najasa).
Evidences :1 - Sahih Bukhari [# 332], 2 - Sunan Abi Dawud [# 492], Hadith of Tirmidhi [Hide/Show]
Tags :Worship, Salah, Prayer, Filth
Last Updated:2011-04-17

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