Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Distractions in prayer.

Question: I have a question about my 2 year old daughter, sometimes my older boys aren't there to mind her for me when I pray, so during prayer she always distracts me trying to hug and kiss me, pushes me and tries pulling off my headscarf, I put it back in place while I continue to pray, and most of the time I get really destracted by her playing around. Does it invalidate my prayer? do I have to repeat it when I'm distracted?

Answer: Merely being distracted does not affect the validity of the prayer. You may want to go to my website (click here) and look for the article on "Invalidators of prayer" in the prayer section.

... and Allah knows best.