The Danger of Walking in Front of Person Who is Praying (Salat)

Islamic Rule News: The danger of walking in front of person who is praying (salat) ~ Hi all readers! In this article I will explain the danger of walking in front of people who are praying and the law. For me, I have to explain this because I see there are still many people who do it because they do not know the danger or indeed they consider it a trivial thing. Maybe we’ve seen that or even we’ve done it.

As usual, before I explain this problem, I will quote a hadith that is specifically related to this theme. The hadith that I mean is as follow;

عَنْ أَبِيْ جُهَيْمٍ بْنِ الْحَارِثِ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ ؛ قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ؛ لَوْ يَعْلَمُ الْمَارُ بَيْنَ يَدَيِ الْمُصَلِّيِ مَاذَا عَلَيْهِ مِنْ الْإِثْمِ لَكَانَ أَنْ يَقِفَ أَرْبَعِيْنَ يَوْمًا خَيْرًا لَهُ مِنْ أَنْ يَمُرَّ بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ

From Abu Juhaim bin al-Harits radliyallaahu anhu, he said, “Allah‘s Messenger sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam said, “If the person who walks in front of the person who is praying knows the sin, he is responsible for, then stopping for forty years is better for him rather than he walks in front of people who are praying.” The hadith is narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.


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All readers! If we already understand the hadith above, then we can imagine the danger that we will get if we walk in front of people who are praying. In the hadith there is a parable, that stopping for forty years is better than walking in front of a person who is praying. Meditate! Quit for forty years and do nothing better.

I think now we also understand about the law walking in front of people who are praying. Based on the information above, of course the law is strictly prohibited. Remember! Very prohibited! There is no tolerance for this violation except for people who don’t know.

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

One; The hadith explains the sacredness of the place used for prayer.

Two; The hadith strongly prohibits walking in front of people who are praying.

Three; The hadith explains, that we should not underestimate sin.

Four; The hadith tells us that we choose a problem whose consequences are lighter if we are faced with two problems which both have consequences.

Five; Torture applies to people who already understand the law.

That is a brief explanation of the theme of this article. Do you understand? If you don’t understand, 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 ‘Alawi Abbas al-Maliki, Ibaanatu al-Ahkaam Syarhu Buluughi al-Maraam, Dar al-Fikr, Beirut, Vol. I, p.245-246.


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