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    Question ID: 45218Country: United Kingdom

    Title: Stopping from salaah with jamaat

    Question: Recently I visited a Darul Uloom and I saw that the madrasa authorities lock the boarding gates when takbir ula is said for salah, which prevents some students who get late from reading salah with jamah. Is this permissible for the madrasa to do? Will this fall under Ayat 114 of surah Baqarah? The authorities make Qiyas on the ruling that when a person on purpose misses his salah, he is locked in jail and as long as they are in jail they are prevented from reading salah with jamah, in this case the Islamic state is not guilty of the verse in surah Baqarah so why are the madrasa authorities. Is this Qiyas correct? The Darul Uloom says we do this for the tarbiyat of the students. Is it correct to adopt these measures? Please could you provide Shariah proofs from the Quran, Hadith, Ijma or Qiyas for your answer?

    Answer ID: 45218

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 815/B-164/TB=1434) It belongs to administrative affairs. Neither you nor I have any right to object it. It is a kind of training to get together all the students after azan for salah. In view of closed gate each and every student would come there earlier and would offer salah with first takbir.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India