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Things which invalidate prayers » Instances of when it is permitted (jāʾiz) to break an obligatory (wājib) prayer

Ruling 1145. Based on obligatory precaution, it is not permitted for one to voluntarily break an obligatory prayer. However, there is no problem if one does so in order to protect property or to prevent financial or physical harm. In fact, there is no problem [if one breaks an obligatory prayer] for any religious or worldly purpose that is of importance to him.

Ruling 1146. If without breaking one’s prayers it is not possible for him to protect his life or the life of someone whose life is obligatory on him to protect, or property whose protection is obligatory on him, then he must break his prayers.

Ruling 1147. If there is ample time for prayers and while one is performing prayers a creditor asks him to pay him what he is owed, in the event that he is able to repay his debt while performing prayers, he must do so. If it is not possible for him to repay his debt without breaking his prayers, he must break his prayer, repay the debt, and then perform the prayer.

Ruling 1148. If while performing prayers one realises that the mosque is impure, in the event that the time remaining is short, he must complete his prayers. However, if there is ample time and purifying the mosque would not break up the prayer, he must purify it while in prayers and then perform the rest of the prayer. If the prayer would be broken up, then in case it is possible to purify the mosque, it is permitted to break the prayer in order to purify it. And if purifying the mosque after prayers is not possible, he must break his prayers, purify the mosque, and then perform prayers.

Ruling 1149. If someone who must break his prayer completes it, his prayer is valid even though he has committed a sin. However, the recommended precaution is that he should perform the prayer again.

Ruling 1150. If before qirāʾah or before bowing down to the extent required for rukūʿ one remembers that he has forgotten to say adhān and iqāmah, or only iqāmah, in the event that there is ample time, it is recommended that he breaks his prayer in order to say them. In fact, if he remembers before completing his prayer that he has forgotten them, it is recommended that he breaks his prayer in order to say them.
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