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Prayers of Male & Female in Single Area


Salams We are told when praying namaaz, the ladies should always be behind the males. Except for in the Haram. But do you as a daughter, sister wife have to pray a step behind your own father, brother, son? Pls advise


The above mentioned fatwa is based on an obligatory precaution by Ayatullah Sistani disregarding they being Mahram to each other or Non Mahram.

There are other Maraji’ like Ayatullah Shubayri Zanjani who sees no problem in the prayer of the females praying in front of males. One can refer to him for justifying the prayers prayed in such a scenario.

So the salat of a lady who has prayed in front of a male should be ok.

Kumail Rajani