Tuesday, September 2, 2008

‘Faithful Can Pray in Cars’Afkar Abdullah

‘Faithful Can Pray in Cars’Afkar Abdullah

1 September 2008 KHALEEJ TIMES

DUBAI - Muslims who get stuck in traffic jams can offer their salaat (prayer) inside cars, according to a fatwa, or religious edict, issued by Islamic scholars in Dubai.

Confirming this, Dr Ahmed Al Hadad, Senior Mufti at the Dubai Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities, said the fatwa applies not only to drivers, but passengers as well, especially those who use company transports.

Those who get stuck in traffic can park their vehicles aside and pray on the sands, Dr Al Hadad said. They can also pray while sitting behind the wheel, he added. The Mufti said Muslims should not accumulate all the prayers to perform at one time in the day.

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