If We Miss The Closest Rows Behind The Imaam, Then Strive to Be On The Right Side of The Masjid Whilst Praying Behind Him

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Al-Baraa’a [radiyallaahu anhu] said:
When we prayed behind the Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam], we liked to be on his right..
[Saheeh Muslim’ Number 1642]

Shaikh Abdul Muhsin Al-Abbaad [hafidhahullaah] said: Al- Haafidh Ibn Hajar [rahimahullaah] said in Al-Fath 1/270: This hadeeth is utilised as proof to show that it is desired that one prays on the right of the Imaam – in the right side of the Masjid [i.e. on the right whilst praying behind the Imaam].

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Source: ‘Sharh Aadaabul Mashee Ilas Salaah’  in the Shaikh Majmoo’ah titled: Kutub Wa Rasaa’il Abdul Muhsin Bin Hamad Al-Abbaad Al-Badr. Vol 5. page 129

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