Does noisy music coming from a loudspeaker invalidates the prayer?
Submitted by on Sun, 20/09/2009 - 08:45
Dear Brother / Sister,
Music which disturbs us while performing prayers does not annul the prayer. For the presence of such a noise as music is not a barrier against the prayer's validity. However, this decreases the reward of the prayer in accordance with to what extent it distracts attention off the prayer. For Allah says: “...establish the Prayer in conformity with its conditions for remembrance of Me.” (Qur'an, Ta-Ha, 20:14). The Prophet also advised not to perform prayer while sleepy; as otherwise one cannot perform it thoughtfully. In other words, the prayer is a kind of contact with Allah and speaking with Him. One should perform worships as if seeing Allah and by avoiding anything which severs or loosens this contact.
However, if others make noise and prevent the praying person from paying attention to the prayer, then the responsibility is on those who make the noise, not on the praying one.
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