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« on: Dec 04, 2009 12:17 AM »


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Question:

Hope you are well by the grace of Allah Pak…

If anyone forget to swithoff / Silent mode to the mobile before proceeding the Salaah then, anyone called us during we are in the state of Salaah.

1. Can we press any one key in the state of Salaah to stop the ring tone? Whether our Salaah will be valid if we will press anyone of key in the state of Salaah?

2. Or else can we break the Salaah and switched off mobile and then again repeat our Salaah.

NOTE:

THIS WILL BE ONLY IF ANYONE FORGET / UNKNOWINGLY TO SWITHCOFF THE MOBILE PHONE.



Answer:

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

Making sure that ones mobile phone/cell phone is switched off before commencing salaat cannot be emphasised enough. There should be signs on the entrance of the masjid as well as inside the masjid to remind the musallis to turn off their phones. However, since, by nature, humans tend to forget, it is probable that one may forget to switch off ones phone every now and then. Therefore, one should take extra steps in order to safeguard oneself from spoiling his own salaat as well as that of the others in the masjid if the phone does unexpectedly start ringing while he is engaged in salaat. Hereunder are some suggestions:

    * Keep your phone on silent mode all the time. (If not sure how, ask someone)

    * If feature available, set your phone to automatically turn to silent mode during the salaat times.

    * Use least intrusive ring tone such as a small beep every few seconds, or sound of flowing water, or sound of chirping bird etc.

    * Turn ring tone volume to minimum

    * Never use music as ring tone. Music is forbidden even outside masjid. Music in the house of Allah is utter and utmost disrespect and a great sin.

    * Make a habit of placing the phone in your pocket in such a way that you can easily and swiftly press the cancel button if it does ring during salaat.

    * Make a habit of leaving your phone at home or in your car before going to the masjid. Remember that mobile phones did not exist two decades ago. If people since time immemorial survived without mobile phones, so can we!


Now, let’s come to your queries:

1. If one is engaged in salaat and his mobile phone starts ringing in his pocket, his salaat will still be valid if he presses a button on his phone to cancel the ringing or to switch off the phone. However, he should ensure that when he does this, he does not do amal katheer (much movement), otherwise his salaat will become invalid. Amal katheer is that an onlooker who sees him in the act from a distance becomes certain that he is not in salaat. Using both hands to cancel the ringing is amal katheer. Similarly, moving ones hand from its normal place in salaat to his phone three times successively is also amal katheer. If there is a gap between two movements in which subhaana rabbiyal a’laa (سبحان ربي الأعلى) can be recited three times, then the movements will not be counted as successive and, hence, the salaat will be valid. Similarly, if one moves his hand from its normal place in salaat to his phone once and then presses a few buttons successively (in order to cancel the ringing or to switch the phone off), it will be counted as one movement, and hence, his salaat will be valid.

In short, if ones phone starts to ring in salaat and it causes distraction, he must switch off the phone or cancel the ringing with one hand and in a swift and appropriate manner as described above so that it does not appear to the onlooker that he is not in salaat.


العمل الكثير يفسد الصلاة والقليل لا كذا في محيط السرخسي واختلفوا في الفاصل بينهما على ثلاثة أقوال الخ ... ( والثالث ) أنه لو نظر إليه ناظر من بعيد إن كان لا يشك أنه في غير الصلاة فهو كثير مفسد وإن شك فليس بمفسد وهذا هو الأصح هكذا في التبيين وهو أحسن كذا في محيط السرخسي وهو اختيار العامة كذا في فتاوى قاضي خان والخلاصة ( الفتاوى الهندية: ج 1 ص 113 ط دار الكتب العلمية )

إذا حك ثلاثا في ركن واحد تفسد صلاته هذا إذا رفع يده في كل مرة أما إذا لم يرفع في كل مرة فلا تفسد ( الفتاوى الهندية: ج 1 ص 115 ط دار الكتب العلمية )

و في "الحجة": إذا لم يكن كثيرا وإن كان بغير ضرورة يكره . ولو أصلح السراج بيد واحدة لا تفسد صلاته ، ولو استوقده باليدين تفسد صلاته ... ( وبعد سطر ) ... وفي "الفتاوى الخلاصة": إذا حك ثلاثا في ركن واحد تفسد صلاته هذا إذا رفع يده في كل مرة أما إذا لم يرفع في كل مرة فلا تفسد لأنه حك واحد ( الفتاوى التاتارخانية: ج 1 ص 428 ط دار إحياء التراث العربي )

قال في الفيض : الحك بيد واحدة في ركن ثلاث مرات يفسد الصلاة إن رفع يده في كل مرة ا هـ وفي الجوهرة عن الفتاوى : اختلفوا في الحك هل الذهاب والرجوع مرة أو الذهاب مرة والرجوع أخرى ( رد المحتار: ج 2 ص 490 ط دار المعرفة )

(احسن الفتاوى: ج 3 ص 416-418 ط سعيد )


However, if the phone is on silent mode, for example, or if the volume of the phone is really low, and the ringing does not distract him at all in his salaat, then he should not attempt to press the button in salaat, otherwise it will be tantamount to making unnecessary movements in salaat. Unnecessary movement in salaat, even if it is only one movement, is makrooh tahreemi. Doing a makrooh tahreemi act in salaat necessitates (makes wajib) repetition of the salaat.


في مكروهات الصلاة من الدر المختار: ( وعبثه به ) أي بثوبه ( وبجسده ) للنهي إلا لحاجة ؛ وقال ابن عابدين رحمه الله: ( قوله للنهي ) وهو ما أخرجه القضاعي عنه صلى الله عليه وسلم " { إن الله كره لكم ثلاثا : العبث في الصلاة والرفث في الصيام ، والضحك في المقابر } " وهي كراهة تحريم كما في البحر ( قوله إلا لحاجة ) كحك بدنه لشيء أكله وأضره وسلت عرق يؤلمه ويشغل قلبه وهذا لو بدون عمل كثير ( رد المحتار: ج 2 ص 490 ط دار المعرفة )

و في "الحجة": إذا لم يكن كثيرا وإن كان بغير ضرورة يكره ( الفتاوى التاتارخانية: ج 1 ص 428 ط دار إحياء التراث العربي )

قال في البداية: ويكره للمصلي أن يعبث بثوبه أو بجسده ؛ وفي الهداية: والصلاة جائزة في جميع ذلك لاستجماع شرائطها ، وتعاد على وجه غير مكروه ، وهذا الحكم في كل صلاة أديت مع الكراهة ؛ وقال ابن الهمام رحمه الله ( قوله وتعاد ) صرح بلفظ الوجوب الشيخ قوام الدين الكاكي في شرح المنار ، ولفظ الخبر المذكور : أعني قوله وتعاد ، يفيده أيضا على ما عرف ، والحق التفصيل بين كون تلك الكراهة كراهة تحريم فتجب الإعادة أو تنزيه فتستحب ( فتح القدير: ج 1 ص 429 ط دار الكتب العلمية )

(احسن الفتاوى: ج 3 ص 416 ط سعيد )


2. If his phone starts ringing in salaat and the ringing is distractive in such a way that he is unable to concentrate and also he is unable to cancel the ringing in the manner described above, then it is compulsory (wajib) for him to break his salaat, turn his phone off, and offer his salaat again.

Rasulullah (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) has said that “It is not permissible for one who believes in Allah and the Last Day to offer salaat while he is holding back urine until he relieves himself.” (Abu Dawood). Based on this, the jurists say that it is makrooh tahreemi to offer ones while one has the urge to relieve himself when it distracts him from salaat. This is even if the urge did not exist before and, rather, comes after commencing the salaat. In such a case it is wajib (compulsory) to break his salaat, relieve himself and offer the salaat again (provided that there is enough time for him to repeat his salaat after having relieved himself). If he does not break his salaat and instead completes it, he will be committing a sin and it will be necessary for him to repeat his salaat. This ruling is applicable even in a Fardh (compulsory) salaat. And since a person who is distracted by the ringing of his phone is similar to the one who is distracted by holding back urine, the same ruling will apply in both cases. In other words, if ones phone starts ringing in salaat in such a way that it distracts him and prevents him from concentrating in salaat and he is unable to cancel the ringing as mentioned previously, it is wajib (compulsory) on him to break his salaat, switch off the phone, and offer the salaat again.


( و ) تكره الصلاة حال كونه ( مدافعا لأحد الأخبثين ) الخ وسواء كان به ذلك قبل افتتاح الصلاة أو بعده لقوله صلى الله عليه وسلم "لا يحل لأحد يؤمن بالله واليوم الآخر أن يصلي وهو حاقن حتى يتخفف" رواه أبو داود، ولأنه يشغل به عن الخشوع ... ( وبعد أسطر ) ... (و ) تكره بحضرة كل ( ما يشغل البال )، كزينة، ( و ) بحضرة ما ( يخلّ بالخشوع ) كلهو ولعب ( إمداد الفتاح: ص 365 – 366 ط الغوثاني )

في مكروهات الصلاة من الدر المختار: ( وصلاته مع مدافعة الأخبثين ) أو أحدهما ( أو الريح ) للنهي ؛ وقال ابن عابدين رحمه الله: ( قوله وصلاته مع مدافعة الأخبثين إلخ ) أي البول والغائط ، قال في الخزائن : سواء كان بعد شروعه أو قبله ، فإن شغله قطعها إن لم يخف فوت الوقت ، وإن أتمها أثم لما رواه أبو داود { لا يحل لأحد يؤمن بالله واليوم الآخر أن يصلي وهو حاقن حتى يتخفف } ، أي مدافع البول ، ومثله الحاقب : أي مدافع الغائط والحازق : أي مدافعهما وقيل مدافع الريح ا هـ وما ذكره من الإثم صرح به في شرح المنية وقال لأدائها مع الكراهة التحريمية ( رد المحتار: ج 2 ص 492 ط دار المعرفة )

وفي الدر المختار: ويباح قطعها لنحو قتل حية الخ ... ويستحب لمدافعة الأخبثين ؛ وقال ابن عابدين رحمه الله: ( قوله ويباح قطعها ) أي ولو كانت فرضا كما في الإمداد ... ( وبعد أسطر) ... ( قوله ويستحب لمدافعة الأخبثين ) كذا في مواهب الرحمن ونور الإيضاح ، لكنه مخالف لما قدمناه عن الخزائن وشرح المنية ، من أنه إن كان ذلك يشغله أي يشغل قلبه عن الصلاة وخشوعها فأتمها يأثم لأدائها مع الكراهة التحريمية ، ومقتضى هذا أن القطع واجب لا مستحب ويدل عليه الحديث المار " { لا يحل لأحد يؤمن بالله واليوم الآخر أن يصلي وهو حاقن حتى يتخفف } " اللهم إلا أن يحمل ما هنا على ما إذا لم يشغله لكن الظاهر أن ذلك لا يكون مسوغا فليتأمل ، ثم رأيت الشرنبلالي بعد ما صرح بندب القطع كما هنا قال : وقضية الحديث توجبه ( رد المحتار: ج 2 ص 514 ط دار المعرفة )


In short, if ones phone starts ringing in salaat and the ringing distracts him from concentrating in salaat, then he should try to cancel the ringing in the manner described in the answer to question one. If he cannot do so, then he should break his salaat, switch off his phone, and offer his salaat again.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

Wassalaamu `alaykum

Ml. Faizal Riza
Correspondence Iftaa Student, Australia

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« Reply #1 on: Dec 04, 2009 10:44 AM »

Salaams,

Of course, switch it off, or put it to silent.

And what would you do if your daughter/niece/kids get on your shoulder when you are in sujood?? ... Answer: Gently put them down with one hand while getting up in Qayam...

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« Reply #2 on: Dec 04, 2009 05:09 PM »

This thread is complete wrong!

They are called mobiles or mobilephones, not cellphones.

They are mobile, and they are phones which means we call them mobile phones.
They are not cells, they are not blood cells, they are not prison cells so why call them cell phones?
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« Reply #3 on: Dec 04, 2009 08:23 PM »

salam

It's an American term, I think they mean cellular, I'm assuming they take the Latin meaning ie small room and use it to describe the fact that it's a small phone.

Or, thinking about it, it might be a description of how they work on cellular networks mebbe?? Dunno, I'm clearly no expert.

I could be wrong on all counts obviously.



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« Reply #4 on: Dec 04, 2009 10:14 PM »

Hard2hit why don't you just get up... the kids will just slide off hehe

This thread is complete wrong!

They are called mobiles or mobilephones, not cellphones.

They are mobile, and they are phones which means we call them mobile phones.
They are not cells, they are not blood cells, they are not prison cells so why call them cell phones?

Ummm were you joking or something? Cellphones are called cellphones in n. america. In europe i think they're called mobiles and in the Arab world they're called "MOBEEL". Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: Dec 06, 2009 01:49 PM »

Salaams,

Hard2hit why don't you just get up... the kids will just slide off hehe


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« Reply #6 on: Jul 05, 2010 08:34 AM »

Nothing i can do.
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« Reply #7 on: Jul 07, 2010 04:11 PM »

So... I was a big critic of cellphones going off in the masjid, until it happened to me.  And my cellphone was... inside my abaya in a zippered bag hanging from my neck, and then in a separate cellphone case...(to avoid it getting stolen while on Hajj)... and while no one EVER calls me... my husband called me twice during that salah - I was in masjid al haram... and he had gone to the Hajj parking to help out a friend who had forgotten his bags on a bus.

It was the WORST thing ever...

The good news is that they eventually did find the bags... like 2 days later though...

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« Reply #8 on: Jul 07, 2010 10:48 PM »

salam

I tend to turn my ringer off and keep it switched off, I have too many people texting me and facebooking me that the incessant pinging drives me nuts....course nobody can actually get hold of me as a result but hey ho!



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« Reply #9 on: Jul 08, 2010 07:12 AM »

Asalaamu Alaikum bro

I have never had my phone go off during Salah (always have it on vibrate throughout the day) but there was a time when the alarm on my phone started ringing!!

Unfortunately, the embarrassment is just as bad!!!  Undecided

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« Reply #10 on: Jul 11, 2010 08:50 AM »

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