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Rules of Namaz » Places where performing prayers is disapproved (makrūh)

Ruling 884. Performing prayers is disapproved in a number of places, including:

1.
a public bath;
2. on saliferous land;
3. facing a person;
4. facing an open door;
5. on a street, road, and in an alley, in the event that it does not cause trouble for passers-by; and in the event that it does cause them trouble, it is unlawful;
6. facing a fire or lamp;
7. in a kitchen and in every place where there is a furnace;
8. facing a pit or ditch where people urinate;
9. facing a picture or statue of a living thing, unless it is covered;
10. in a room where a junub124 is present;
11. in a place where there is a picture, even if it is not facing the person performing prayers;
12. facing a grave;
13. on a grave;
14. in between two graves;
15. in a graveyard.

Ruling 885. If a person performs prayers in a place where people pass-by, or, if someone is in front of him, it is recommended that he places something in front of him; and it is sufficient if that thing is some wood or rope.

(1) Junub is the term used to refer to a person who is in the state of ritual impurity (janābah). Janābah is explained in Ruling 344.
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