What’s the ruling of preceding young children to the first rows behind the Imam?
This is not permissible, due to the Hadith:
(لِيَلِنِي مِنْكُمْ أُولُو الْأَحْلَامِ وَالنُّهَى)
“Let those be nearest to me who are mature and endowed with understanding (of the religion)”
Shaykh Abu Hamza Hassan bin Muhammed Ba Shu’ayb – may Allah preserve him
Abu ‘Abdirrahman ‘Abdullaah bin Ahmed Ash-Shingaani