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However, it is clarified that the questioner was happend to be a lady (my colleague) hence, she did not offer her prayer in congregation with men in the Masjid rather she did it in her friend`s house.

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Thank your for the reply which was very informative.

However, it is clarified that the questioner was happend to be a lady (my colleague) hence, she did not offer her prayer in congregation with men in the Masjid rather she did it in her friend`s house. Her question was whether her prayer is valid or not if she offer the same in her friend`s house (a non-muslim).

 

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Places prayer prohibited

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 none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Your Question: Her question was whether her prayer is valid or not if she offer the same in her friend`s house (a non-muslim).
Abu Dharr Ghaffari (r.a.) narrates that the Prophet (saws) said: "Wherever you may be, at the time of prayer, you may pray for it [the earth] is all a mosque."

Related by Bukhari and Muslim.

 

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 738 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Umar

Allah's Messenger (saws) prohibited the observance of prayers in seven places: on a dung hill, in a slaughterhouse, in a graveyard, in the middle of the road, in a bathroom, in the watering place where camels drink and sit, and upon the roof of the House of Allah.

 

In light of above absolutely clear guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws), there is absolutely no harm if one offers their prayers in a disbelievers house, for other than the seven specific places listed above where prayers are prohibited, one may offer their prayers wheresoever one is or wills, for the whole earth has been made a masjid for the believers by their Lord Most Merciful.

 

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