A man says to his son: 'hush' during Salah

Q 2: What is the ruling on bringing children to Masjids (mosques)? If a man says to his son: "hush" during Salah (Prayer); does this invalidate his Salah? Is it permissible to bring girls who are over six years old to the Masjid? Could you kindly advise us in this regard? May Allah reward you.

A: First, anyone who deliberately says: "hush" to his son during Salah, his Salah is invalidated. But if he says it forgetfully or out of ignorance of the ruling on it, his Salah is valid. Second, young girls under seven years old should not be brought to the Masjid, because they will distract those who offer Salah and get the girls used to contacting men, and this leads to their loss of shyness. If girls are over seven years old or more, it is Haram (prohibited) to bring them to the rows of men or to offer Salah with them in their rows. (Part No. 5; Page No. 437) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.