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If your praying sunnah salats and your mother calls you, do you break your sunnah prayer

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First, just want to say great site masha`Allah! your efforts are greatly appreciated.
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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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

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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.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

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