The Law of Cleaning Gravel in Prostration Place (Sujud) ~ Hi all readers! In this article, I will explain what we should do when there is gravel in the place of prostration that we will use for prayer and the law. Indeed, we rarely find this case, but it is not impossible that we will experience it if we pray outside the room where the cleanliness is very concerned, such as if praying in the mosque or even in the field.
As usual, before I explain about cleaning gravel in prostration place (Sujud), I will quote a hadith that is specifically related to our discussion. The hadith that I mean is as follows;
Hadith About Cleaning Gravel in Prostration Place (Sujud)
The hadith about cleaning gravel in prostration place (sujud) that I mean is as follows:
عَنْ أَبِيْ ذَرٍّ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ ؛ قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ؛ إِذَا قَامَ أَحَدُكُمْ فِيْ الصَّلَاةِ فَلَا يَمْسَحْ الْحَصَى فَإِنَّ الرَّحْمَةَ تُوَاجِهُهُ . رَوَاهُ الْخَمْسَةُ
From Abu Dharr radliyallaahu anhu, he said, “Allah’s Messenger sallallaahu alaihi wa salalm said, “If one of you will pray, then do not clean the gravel (which is in the place of prostration), because the mercy is facing him.” Hadith it was narrated by five people (Ahmad, Abu Daud, at-Tirmidhi, an-Nasa’i, Ibn Majah).
There are several important things related to the hadith above that we must know;
One; The hadith explain about additional grace from Allah for those who pray.
Two; We better not clean the gravel in the prostration so that we are not busy with other things besides prayer.
Three; We may clean gravel that can hurt us when we are praying once.
All readers! If we look at the hadith and brief explanation above, then of course we already know about the answers to the questions above. There is a difference about that. Everything depends on the context. If the pebbles in the place of prostration can protect us, then we may clean them, even then only once. I think we already know what we have to do.