What Is the Ruling for Praying Salah in a Changing Room

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Fatwa ID: 04483

Answered by: Maulana Muddasser Dhedhy




What is the ruling for praying salah in a changing room?



بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم 

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful





Changing rooms are usually occupied by people who are not properly dressed and they are also in close proximity to toilets and showers. Music may also be playing in the area.


It is permissible to perform salah anywhere, provided that it is clean and free from any impurity. If a person performs salah in a part of the changing room which is clean, then the salah would be valid. However, as one is standing in front of Allah during salah and is in direct communication with Allah, it is advisable that one should pray in a decent place that is free from immoralities.[1]



Only Allah knows best

Written by Maulana Muddasser Dhedhy

Check and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham



[1] تطهير النجاسة من بدن المصلي وثوبه والمكان الذي يصلي عليه واجب. هكذا في الزاهدي في باب الأنجاس هذا إذا كانت النجاسة قدرا مانعا وأمكن إزالتها من غير ارتكاب ما هو أشد حتى لو لم يتمكن من إزالتها إلا بإبداء عورته للناس يصلي معها ولو أبداها للإزالة فسق. هكذا في البحر الرائق ويعتبر ظاهر البدن حتى لو اكتحل بكحل نجس لا يجب عليه غسل عينه. كذا في السراج الوهاج. (الفتاوى الهندية ج 1 ص 64. دار الكتب العلمية)



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