If someone hits a child inside prayer, will this invalidate his prayer?


If a person stretches out a hand to hit a child once during prayer, will this invalidate his prayer?


No, this action does not invalidate the prayer. The prayer is invalidated through frequent, successive movements; frequent movements, done in succession is what invalidates the prayer, by Ijmaa’ (consensus) of all the scholars. This Ijmaa’ was transmitted by the author of ‘Sharhul Kabeer’; a book in the Hanbali school of thought.

Answered by:
Shaykh Muhammad ibn Hizaam – may Allaah preserve him


Translated by:
Abu Ishaq Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Ba Alawi