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    Question ID: 52929Country: India

    Title: How to look after a little baby if alone in the house and offering salat

    Question: When my husband is away at work, I am alone at home with my little son. What is the way to look after him if he cries, is about to fall/pick up/eat something dangerous while I am in the middle of salah? If we fear drops of his urine might have fallen on my dress (don’t know where so cannot wash just that part), do I need to change clothes for salah? Please explain.

    Answer ID: 52929

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1389/1124/B=08/1435) (1) While offering salah if you saw that your child was about to fall in a dangerous place that may cause severe pain or he was going to eat some dangerous or harmful thing then you may break your salah and save your child. (2) Your clothes shall not be impure merely by doubt. If the drop of urine smeared but it is less than one dirham then you may offer salah in this state too, salah shall be valid.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India