Moving to Fill a Gap While Praying in Congregation

By Mufti Ebrahim Desai

Q.) What is the Shariah ruling if once I have began my salah, a space in front of me becomes vacant? Should I break my salaah and step forward or should I step forward without breaking my salaah or should I remain in my place and leave the front row incomplete? [Abdul Qadir]

A.) If there is an empty space in the front row, you should fill it without taking two steps at one time. Either take one big step or pause after the first step before taking the second one. And Allah Ta„la Knows Best.