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Praying at home following an Imam


Q: There is a bathroom on the right of our Masjid (mosque) with (Part No. 8; Page No. 33) a courtyard in between them and adjacent to the Masjid. The courtyard could be used as place for women to perform Salah (Prayer) during Ramadan. However, we are not sure if this is permissible or not and because anyone who performs Salah in this courtyard will not be able to see the Imam (the one who leads congregational Prayer); they will only be able to hear his voice. It should be noted that there is no road separating the courtyard from the Masjid. Please answer us to remove our confusion.


A: It is not permissible for those outside a Masjid to follow an Imam in Salah by hearing his voice through a microphone without seeing him or the other Ma'mums (those being led by an Imam in Prayer).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.