أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، قَالَ: «أَقِيمُوا الصُّفُوفَ وَحَاذُوا بَيْنَ الْمَنَاكِبِ وَسُدُّوا الْخَلَلَ وَلِينُوا بِأَيْدِي إِخْوَانِكُمْ وَلَا تَذَرُوا فُرُجَاتٍ لِلشَّيْطَانِ وَمَنْ وَصَلَ صَفًّا وَصَلَهُ اللَّهُ، وَمَنْ قَطَعَ صَفًّا قَطَعَهُ اللَّهُ»

Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) has ORDERED this Ummah with the following: “Straighten your sufoof (rows), stand shoulder to shoulder, CLOSE THE GAPS, be accommodating to your brothers, and DO NOT LEAVE GAPS for Shaitaan. He who joins the saff, Allah Ta`ala will join him (bring him closer to Allah) and he who CUTS OFF (i.e. creates spaces in the rows), Allah Ta`ala will DESTROY him.”

In another Hadith, Hadhrat Jaabir bin Samurah (radhiallahu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said, “Will you not form your rows as the angels form their rows before their Rabb?” We asked: “How do the angels form their rows before their Rabb?” He (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “They complete the first row and they stand CLOSE TO ONE ANOTHER in the line (leaving no gaps in between).”

Hadhrat Anas (radhiallahu anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said, “Make your rows solid and CLOSE TOGETHER, and keep your necks in line. By the One in Whose Hand is the soul of Muhammad! I can see the Shaitaan entering through the gaps in the rows as if they are small sheep.”

Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said, “Straighten your sufoof and do not create gaps, lest Allah create disunity in your hearts.”


Every single Fiqh Kitaab emphasises the importance of closing the gaps between Musallis in congregational Salaat. Every single Fiqh Kitaab cites from the Ahaaadith above and rule that the gaps between Musallis be closed in Salaat. In fact, it is a common Fiqhi ruling that it is HARAAM to leave a gap in the sufoof. It is HARAAM to start a second saff if there is a gap in the first. WE CHALLENGE THESE Munaafiqeen to oppose this!

The Ahaadith cited above and all others like these clearly instruct the closing of gaps in the rows. As a matter of fact, anyone and everyone who performs Salaat in Jamaat will bear testimony that the Imaams encourage the straightening of the sufoof before commencing Salaat and they also tell the brothers to “stand shoulder to shoulder”. This is what Islam teaches! These wayward ‘ulama’ have initiated their own creed apart of the Deen of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam).


NEVER in the history of Islam has Salaat in Jamaat EVER been performed as these Kilaabun Naar (“Dogs of the Fire of Jahannum” – an epithet coined by the Sahaabah radhiallahu anhum for those who opine their own views on Deeni matters), are advocating presently.

The kufr and hypocrisy of these destroyers of our beautiful Deen have now become clear as daylight. The government has not even placed any such restriction on their silly 100 limit! This kufr has been lumped onto the Ummah by the so-called ‘ulama’ in our country! Look at any shopping mall or shop and see if people are being separated like these Kilaabun Naar have imposed on the poor Musallis in their Musaajid!!! They have surpassed the kufr of the disbelievers!


These Ulama have, by virtue of their own blatant stupidity, brought the curse of the destruction of Allah Ta`ala and His Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) upon themselves and the Muslim Community by opposing the clear command of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). This kufr ruling of theirs will be the cause of this Ummah’s downfall. Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) clearly warned us that any separation between musallis will create disunity. These so-called ‘ulama’ are literally begging for Divine Chastisement and disunity in the Ummah!

They have ABSOLUTELY no Shar`i justification for this dastardly act of hypocrisy! They are greater enemies to Islam than the disbelievers. They advocate this un-Islamically inane notion on the masses, implying that everyone is diseased!

We appeal to all true Ulama and leaders in the Muslim community to desist from such drastic, HARAAM acts. Those who advocate such evil deeds as separation between musallis in Salaat must necessarily be ostracised. The stench and hazard of their kufr and ignorance is by far worse than any terminal disease out there. This is a time we require Divine Mercy, not Divine Destruction.

May Allah Ta`ala have mercy on this Ummat


24th Rajab 1441