Including children in congregational Salah

Q 4: a man has two sons, the elder is ten years old and the younger is eight years old. (Part No. 8; Page No. 22) When performing congregational Salah (Prayer), should they stand in a row behind their father or to his right?

A: The two boys should stand in a row behind the Imam (the one who leads congregational Prayer), because they both have attained the competent age for praying. It was authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) led Anas and an orphan boy with him in Salah, and they both stood in a row behind him (peace be upon him). The generality of the evidence also support this.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.