Fatwa: # 43083
Category: Prayer (Salaat)
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 7th August 2019


Moving to another place for Sunnah’s



I would would like some information on the following

When making Salah in the Masjid is there any specific reason why the person moves away to another spot when reading the sunnah salah ,is there any merit in doing this .

Will appreciate your input

Jzkl khair


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle, it is Mustahab (preferable) to change places for Sunnah prayers after Fardh Salah.[1] This is based on the following hadith:

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏"‏ أَيَعْجِزُ أَحَدُكُمْ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ عَنْ عَبْدِ الْوَارِثِ ‏"‏ أَنْ يَتَقَدَّمَ أَوْ يَتَأَخَّرَ أَوْ عَنْ يَمِينِهِ أَوْ عَنْ شِمَالِهِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ زَادَ فِي حَدِيثِ حَمَّادٍ ‏"‏ فِي الصَّلاَةِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ يَعْنِي فِي السُّبْحَةِ (رواه ابو داود: 1006)

Translation: It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: Is anyone of you incapable, (according to the version of the narrator AbdulWarith) when he prays, of stepping forwards or backwards, or to his right or left?” meaning in order to offer a voluntary prayer. (Abu-Dawud: 1006)


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Hammad Ibn Ismail Jogiat

Student Darul Iftaa
Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


المحيط البرهاني في الفقه النعماني - أبو المعالي برهان الدين محمود بن أحمد بن عبد العزيز بن عمر بن مَازَةَ البخاري الحنفي (المتوفى: 616هـ) -  دار الكتب   [1]

العلمية - بيروت – لبنان (447/1)

فأما السنن التي بعد الفرائض، فلا بأس بالإتيان بها في المسجد في المكان الذي يصلي فيه الفريضة، والأولى أن يتنحى خطوة أو خطوتين والإمام ينأى عن المكان الذي يصلي فيه الفريضة لا محالة


البحر الرائق شرح كنز الدقائق - زين الدين بن إبراهيم بن محمد، المعروف بابن نجيم المصري (المتوفى: 970هـ) - دار الكتاب الإسلامي (80/2)

والأولى أن يتنحى خطوة


الفتاوى الهندية (476/3)

فأما السنن التي بعد الفرائض فيأتي بها في المسجد في مكان صلى فيه فرضه والأولى أن يتخطى خطوة والإمام يتأخر عن مكان صلى فيه فرضه لا محالة


آپ کے مسائل اور ان کا حل  - حضرت مولانا محمد یوسف لدھیانوی صاحب  - مكتبة لدهيانوى (ج:2 ص:408)


فتاوی قاسمیہ - حضرت مولانا مفتی شبیر احمد القاسمی صاحب - مکتبہ اشرفیہ دیوبند الھند (ج:8  ص:189

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