In the name of Allah the Most Gracious the Most Merciful
What should women do in prayer when the Imaam’s microphone shuts off?
By Shaykh Muqbil bin Haadee al-Waadi’ee may Allah have mercy on him
Question: There are women praying behind an Imaam who leads [salah] with a microphone. During prayer the microphone shuts off, what should the women do in that instance?
Answer: One of the women being led should step forward and lead the rest. If the microphone works again and they are still in a unit* then they should return praying along with the Imaam. If they have passed the unit of prayer, then they should break away from the Imaam, and Allah’s aid is sought.
There once was a man who left the prayer while being lead by Mu’aadh bin Jabal, may Allah be pleased with him. This was the instance when the Prophet, peace be upon him, admonished Mu’aadh [for leading a long prayer]. The man left the prayer [lead by Mu’aadh] and prayed by himself. Therefore, there is no issue with breaking away from the prayer, in shaa Allah.
*Translator’s Note: meaning before they rise from rukoo’, because rukoo’ is the last position in the prayer that is counted as a unit.
Source: As’ilah Shabaab Ash-Shahri Bi Hadratumaut
Translated by: Abu Awzaa’ee AbdusSalaam
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