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Pulling back a person In congregation prayer?

If one am Pulling back person In congregation prayer? Sahih hadith daleel from prophet sws approved it pulling back person


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

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((If someone arrives at the line [of prayer], and it has been completed then let him take/pull someone (from the line) and place him next to him [in a new line])). Weak; "Al-Talkhees Al-Habeer" by ibn Hajar, and "Al-Da'eefa" (921). This narration is weak and its chain of narration is not authentic.

Dear brother, there is a difference of thought as to whether a believer should do that or not. According to some, he should stand by himself and it is disliked that he should pull anyone back from the row (because it may disturb any believer in the prayer). Others say that he should pull one, who is aware of the ruling, back from the row after they have performed the opening takbir, and it is preferred for the one who is pulled to join him.

Imaam An-Nawawi reported the difference of opinion among scholars in his book, Al-Majmoo‘, "A secondary issue in their school of Fiqh is regarding the worshipper pulling a person back from the row in front of him to stand next to him. We have mentioned that the correct opinion in our school of Fiqh is that the late comer should pull a person back from the row in front of him to stand next to him after reciting Takbeerat Al-Ihraam (i.e. the opening Takbeerah) if he could not find a place to stand in the last row. This was reported by Ibn Al-Munthir on the authority of ‘Ataa' and An-Nakh‘i . It was reported on the authority of Maalik, Al-Awzaa‘i, Ahmad and Is-haaq that it is disliked for a worshipper to pray alone in a row without an excuse. This is the opinion of Abu Haneefah and Daawood

Thus in conclusion there is absolutely no harm, if one finds no space in the last row and joins the congregation alone behind the last row. This view is favored by Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah, Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahmaan al-Sa’di and there are some who say it is valid in all cases. And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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