Giving Signal in Prayer (Salat)

Shariah Studies: Giving Signal in Prayer (Salat) ~ Hi all readers! In some of the previous articles I explained, we should not speak when we are praying. I have also explained about differences of opinion among legal experts about that. According to my promise, in this article I will explain what we should do if there is an attacker who calls us when we are praying?

As always, before I answer the question above, I will quote the hadith which is specifically related to our discussion. The hadith that I mean is as follows;

عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ؛ التَّسْبِيْحُ لِلرِّجَالِ وَالتَّصْفِيْقُ لِلنِّسَاءِ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ . زَادَ مُسْلِمٌ ؛ فِيْ الصَّلَاةِ

From Abu Hurairah radliyallaahu anhu, he said, “Allah‘s Messenger sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam said, “(Saying) tabih (subhaanallaah) for men and applauding for women.” The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim. Muslim add the hadith editor, “In prayer.”


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There are some important things related to the hadith above that we need to know;

One; The hadith above explains that if a man is permitted to make a prayer sentence if he wants to tell someone something, such as allowing someone to enter the house, answering someone’s call, telling the person who is leading the prayer, warning the blind about a thing, and so on. Whereas if a woman wants to tell something when she prays, then she must do it with applause.

Two; In Islamic teachings, women’s voices must be guarded. That’s why she can’t say the prayer beads when she wants to tell something when she is praying.

Three; How to clap is one-time applause. If she wants to tell again, then there must be a time lag for the second applause; applause can’t be like applause for cheering.

All readers! If we understand the hadith and the brief explanation above, then of course we already know the answer to the question above. I don’t need to specify it anymore.

That is a brief explanation of giving signal in prayer (salat). Now, do you understand? The problem is simple and the explanation that I have given is very clear. But, if you want to ask, please ask!

I think that is enough for this article. May be useful! Amen!

See you again in the next article!


The explanation above I found in, Hasan Sulaiman an-Nuri and awi Alawi Abbas al-Maliki, Ibaanatu al-Ahkaam Syarhu Buluughi al-Maraam, Dar al-Fikr, Beirut, Vol. I, p.237.


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