If your praying sunnah salats and your mother calls you, do you break your sunnah prayer
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Just wanted to ask, if your praying sunnah salats and your mother calls you, do you break your sunnah prayer and answer her call, even if it isn`t an emergency situation? Jazakallaahu khair in advance. wasalaam.
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Your Question: Just wanted to ask, if your praying sunnah salats and your mother calls you, do you break your sunnah prayer and answer her call, even if it isn`t an emergency situation?
Ibn Mas'ud reports: "We used to greet the Messenger of Allah (saws) while he was in salah and he (saws) would respond to our greeting. When we returned from Abyssinia, we greeted him [during prayer] but he (saws) did not respond to our salutation. We said to him: 'O Messenger of Allah (saws), we used to greet you while you were in salah and you used to respond to us!' He (saws) then said: 'Prayer demands one's complete attention.'"
Related by al-Bukhari and Muslim.
If one is offering ones supererogatory prayers and ones mother unknowing that her child is in prayer calls the child, the child may say aloud in the prayer Subhan-Allah (or clap if the one praying is a woman) to make it known to the mother that he is in prayer and will respond to her as soon as he is finished. But if the mother repeats her call and the child senses that it is an emergency situation, there is absolutely no harm if he breaks his prayer and responds to the call of his mother.
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