Q 10: If a person passes before a person praying, does this break his Salah and what should be done to avoid this? What is the meaning of breaking Salah? Does it nullify it?
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The passage of a person in front of a person praying does not break or nullify it. A person may avoid allowing anyone to pass before him by placing a Sutrah (barrier placed in front of a person praying) before him while offering Salah and stopping anyone from passing between him and the Sutrah. If a person wants to pass before someone who is praying without a Sutrah, he may stop him from passing if he is in the area of three arms length whether he is an Imam or offering Salah individually. As for the Ma'mum (a person being led by an Imam in Prayer), there is no harm if anyone passes before him.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.