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Prohibition of passing in front of a Worshipper while he is offering Salat (Prayer)
Abul-Juhaim `Abdullah bin Al-Harith (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "If the person who passes in front of a praying person, realizes the enormity of the sinfulness of this act, it will have been better for him to wait forty than to pass in front of him."[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
[The narrator was not sure whether the Prophet (PBUH) said forty days, months or years.]

We learn from this Hadith that it is a great sin to pass before a person who is offering Salat. People should also take care that they do not offer Salat without placing a Sutrah in front of them. A Sutrah refers to anything that a person sets up in front of him; this could be a stick, another person praying in front of him or even a line which he can draw on the ground. The distance between the person offering his Salat and the Sutrah should not be more than approximately one meter and a half. If the distance is longer than this, then it is not unlawful to pass before someone offering Salat.

343/1758 - Riyad Us-Saliheen (Gardens of the Righteous)

مقترحاتكم نسخة للطباعة احاديث الباب آيات الباب الحديث السابق
باب تحريم المرور بين يَدَي المصَلّي
عَنْ أَبي الجُهيْمِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ الحَارِثِ بْنِ الصِّمَّةِ الأَنْصَارِيِّ رَضِيَ اللَّه عَنْهُ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وسَلَّم : « لَوْ يَعْلَمُ المَارُّ بَيْنَ يدي المُصَلِّي مَاذا عَلَيْهِ لَكَانَ أَنْ يَقِفَ أَرْبَعِينَ خَيْراً لَهُ مِنْ أَنْ يَمُرَّ بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ » قَالَ الرَّاوي : لا أَدْرِي : قَالَ أَرْبَعِين يَوماً ، أَو أَرْبَعِينَ شَهْراً ، أَوْ أَرْبَعِينَ سَنَةً .. متفقٌ عليه .
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