The Office of the Supreme Leader

Children in the rows of congregational prayer

Q: What is the rule on prayer of a mukallaf if around him there are some children – whether or not they are discreaminating?

A: In the given case, if a discreaminating child makes the gap and they are not sure that his prayer is invalid, the congregational prayer is not problematic. The same rule applies if the gap is not more than one step or although a discreaminating child whose prayer is not valid or a non-discreaminating child makes the gap but the follower is connected to the congregation in the front row or from another side.


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