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How do I pray Salaah at home with my wife following me?



Please advise the procedure of how Salaah should be performed if the husband and wife perform Salaah at home.




The wife should stand directly behind the husband and the husband should lead the Salaah by making the intention that he is leading a female in Salaah. (Raddul Muhtaar, Vol: 1. Pg: 566, al-Maktabah at-Tijariyyah, al-Fatawa al-Hindiyyah, Vol: 1, Pg: 66, Dar Ihya-it Turath al-Arabi)


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And Allah Knows Best


Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed


Checked and Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) Fatwa Department

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