What is Sutrah in Islam

What is Sutrah in Isalm?

SutraH means it is an object placed infront of someone praying.

Subjects Related to Sutrah

  • Talha reported that the messenger of Allah (SWT) said:

إذا وضع أحدكم بين يديه مثل مؤخرة الرحل فليصل ولا يبال من مر وراء ذلك (رواه مسلم)

(“if any of you places in front of him (an object), like the back of a saddle, then let him make Salaah (Islamic Prayer) and he should not care who passes from the other side.” (collected by Muslim)

  • It is preferred for a person praying to place a Sutrah in front of him as a barrier between him and others.
  •  The Sutrah should preferably be about an arm’s length in height.
  • The Sutrah for the imam is a Sutrah for his followers.

Note: it is prohibited to pass in front of someone who is praying. The praying person should in this case prevent anyone from passing in front of him.

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