Here is the link:- http://raleighmasjid.org/how-to-pray/invalidate.htm It says:

If any emergency arises during prayer and you must leave prayer you should make one Tasleem to the right side only, take care of the matter quickly, and complete the prayer from where you ended.  If the matter takes a long time, then redo the prayer from the start.

Is it permissible Or does this website need revision for its mistakes?

  • Once you've done tasleem you ended the prayer so when it ended without being completed the best seems to redo it. Somewhat relevant Can an Imam interrupt a prayer for some reason?
    – Medi1Saif
    Commented Apr 12, 2018 at 14:47
  • @Medi1Saif I doubt that a single tasleem to right can end prayer
    – Abdullah
    Commented Apr 12, 2018 at 14:47
  • Except with the hanafis all madhhabs consider the first tasleem essential and sufficient to leave the prayer (with details in their opinions and views), Malikis basically only do one. And the hanafis consider a prayer ended without tasleem as valid Can you end the prayer before the imam (hanafi).
    – Medi1Saif
    Commented Apr 12, 2018 at 14:48
  • @Medi1Saif interesting so I am more confused now , is that mean this website is fraud or it is talking about any particular school of thought
    – Abdullah
    Commented Apr 12, 2018 at 14:54
  • Well you should try to follow what eases you as long as you have no strong evidence against it. Some say the dispute among the scholars is an ease. I have no idea which school that might be if any, but I could hardly imagine this to be accepted by Malikis. And Allah knows best!
    – Medi1Saif
    Commented Apr 12, 2018 at 14:57

2 Answers 2


The main reasons which allow an interruption of the prayer are quoted in the answers of my former question Can an Imam interrupt a prayer for some reason?

  1. The cry of a Mazloum requesting assistance.
  2. When an asset valuing more than a Dirham is stolen, even if it belongs to someone else.
  3. In the fear of, a wolf attaching a sheep.
  4. In the fear of, a blind man falling into a well.
  5. Any other act in the spirit of aforementioned.
  6. Loosing the taharah while praying

It is preferable to interrupt the prayer by either performing one tasleem or any action which isn't a part of the prayer.

These are the main conditions for fard (obligatory) prayers and they are related with the purity of the person and the fear of a damage or death etc. While in the case of optional prayers the matter is taken less strictly. For example there are ahadith showing that one should respond to the call of parents while praying a nafl prayer.

Among these reason work is certainly not an important part, so you can certainly not interrupt your fard (obligatory) prayer for a reason related to your work, but in case of nafl you might for example be allowed to respond a phone call etc.

Also note that there are two main opinions on what to do after the interruption according to a fatwa of sheikh al-Albani posted here in Arabic:

  • redo the prayer (this was so far the only opinion I knew of).
  • start from where you stopped, but you can only built on a full raka'a as it seems, and I'd assume (as I have no idea how this is exactly meant) that for this the interruption must be very short, for example for the time to save a soul, or perform wudu' after loosing taharah.
  • I might elaborate a bit later!
    – Medi1Saif
    Commented Apr 12, 2018 at 15:57

As the scholars said (references in the links). If you interrupted (stopped) your prayer, you cannot come back and continue it. Besides, the Prophet (blessing and peace of Allah be upon him) said in prayer, conversation is not allowed except for ِAl-Qura'n, At-Tasbeeh, and Az-Zekr. so you must start from zero.

And if anyone starts his prayer without wudu, it is not considered initially, then how will he finish it.

Notice that I didn't consider your case or whether it is illegal to interrupt it or not but that was in general.

See these links:

Islam Q&A: List of things that invalidate the prayer

Islam Q&A: If someone loses his wudoo’ whilst praying and goes and does wudoo’, can he resume his prayer from where he left off or should he start all over again?

Islam Q&A search for continue his prayer after interrupting it

  • sorry wudoo' or wudu' conversation
    – user27216
    Commented Apr 13, 2018 at 23:39

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