Having visitors at home when praying sunnah prayer

Question 419

1.What is to be done if i have a visitor while I am praying the sunnah prayer?

2. What must be done if my parents call me when I am praying the sunnah prayer from the house?

Answer :

When a person is praying voluntary prayer and if the visitor comes to his house then he completes the prayer quickly and then attend the visitor. In this case he will not cutoff the prayer as the proof for leaving the prayer have come only in case of the parents calling the person.

Narrated Abu Hurairah (Radiallahu anhu) Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “There was an Israeli man called Juraij, while he was offering prayer, his mother came and called him, but he did not respond to her call. He said (to himself) whether he should continue the prayer or reply to his mother. She came to him the second time and called him and said. ‘0 Allah! Do not let him die until he sees the faces of prostitutes ……” [Sahih Al Bukhari – 2482]

And if the parents call him while he is in voluntary prayer, then if he thinks they are in urgent need of him he will break the prayer and respond to them and if he thinks they are not in urgent need of him then he completes his prayer quickly and attend them.

Answered by : Shaykh Abu Bilal Al Hadhrami

Translated the summary of the answer by : AbdunNoor Al Hindi