Fatwā on the ruling of praying (in congregation) while maintaining distance in the rows between the congregants Drawing close together within the rows in congregational prayer is from the specified affairs and I view it to be an obligation due to several evidences in this chapter … Continue reading Does distancing between the Congregants Invalidate the Prayer? | Shaykh ʿAbdul Ḥamīd al-Ḥajūrī
In relation to what is happening around the world with the reopening of masājid in some countries and the imposition of distancing between the worshippers during the Ṣalāh, a beneficial research by our Shaykh ‘Abdullāh bin Lamḥ al-Khawlānī حفظه الله regarding the validity of performing the Ṣalāh in such a manner.
In the light of recent instructions put out by several nations with regards to closure of Masājid due to pandemic outbreak of Covid-19 and advise to offer the obligatory prayers at home, Shaykh Abū Muhammad ‘Abdul Hamīd al-Zu’kurī al-Ḥajūrī حفظه الله posted the following clarification
Council of Senior Scholars in Saudi Arabia issues decision regarding attendance of Friday Prayer and Congregational Prayers under circumstances of spread of epidemic or fear of its spread
Shaykh 'Abdul Muhsin al-Badr answers a question regarding leaving off congregational prayers due to fear of Corona