The position of boys in a row during Salah
The third question of Fatwa no.
A man led two or many boys below the age of puberty in Salah (prayer). Should they stand behind him or to his right side?
The teachings of the Prophet (peace be upon him) to the boys who are at the age of seven or more are that they should stand behind the Imam as mature people. If there is only one boy, then he should stand to the right side of the Imam. (Part No. 8; Page No. 21) It was authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) performed Salah in the house of
Abu Talhah and ordered
Anas and the orphan to stand behind him and asked
Um Sulaym to stand behind them. It was authentically reported in another narration that the Prophet (peace be upon him) performed Salah as an Imam for
Anas and he made him stand to his right side. Moreover, he performed Salah as an Imam for
Ibn `Abbas and made him stand to his right side.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.