Is it Permissible to Follow Social Distancing During Salah Or is it an Innovation?

Answered by Shaykh Abu Hamza Hassan bin Muhammed Ba Shu’ayb – may Allah preserve him –


O Shaykh, is it permissible for the attendees of the prayer to pray whilst keeping a distance of a meter, two or more? Or is it an innovation?

Answer : Yes this is from the innovations of Corona.

Translated by : Abu Ibrāhim Nāsir bin Rāshid Al-mamry

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