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    Question ID: 63901Country: India

    Title: Can I perform Salah at a place where Hindu idols are kept on walls?

    Question: I share my room with flat mates who are from other religion and as per their belief they have kept their idols on the walls. Can I pray ‘salah’ at that place as it is almost always there these idols either on walls or on table. Please suggest, is my salah OK?

    Answer ID: 63901

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 614/614/SD=07/1437)

    It is makrooh to offer salah in such a place.

    وأن يكون فوق رأسه أو بين يديه أو بحذائه همنة أو يسرة أو محل سجوده (تمثال)... (الدر المختار. باب ما يفسد الصلاة وما يكره فيها).

    Don’t miss salah in case there is no other place due to compulsion and offer there.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India