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Child to stand in congregation

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according to hanfi maslihat is it permissible for a minor to stand among the elders in jamat (namaz) 


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Child to stand in congregation

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All the schools of thought in Islam, including the teachings of Imam Abu Hanifa, state that the first batches of saff or lines in a congregational prayer must be of adult men, then behind the men the saff of children below the age of puberty, and behind the children the saff of ladies should be formed (if there is no special arrangement for ladies offering their prayers in a separate enclosure).


Although it would be best if the children below the age of puberty formed another line behind the adult men in the congregational prayers, if for any reason a minor does stand amongst the adult and offers his prayers, there is absolutely no harm and the prayers of both, the adult and the children will be considered valid.


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Your Brother in Islam,





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