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He does not pray in Masjid after being swarmed by beggars


My boss is very rich, he likes to give charity, every month he spends over a million on charity. He can''t go for masjid for prayers, there are alot of people behind him begging. few might be needy others dont know, every day new new faces come, he suspect brokers are sending for collection. He wanted to know what he should do in this tyoe of situation.


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His Slave and Messenger.

May Allaah reward your boss for his enthusiasm for doing good. We advise him to continue helping people according to his ability. However, he should not miss congregational prayers for the reason which you mentioned. Rather, he should go to perform the prayer in the Masjid and then if some people get in his way to beg and he has probable cause to believe that they are not in need, then he should not give them anything.

If he has probable cause to believe that they are in need and has nothing to give, then he should refuse them in a gentle manner, as Allaah says (what means): {And as for the petitioner, do not repel [him].} [Quran 93:10] But if he has something to give them, then he may give them and he will be rewarded by Allaah – Allaah willing. For more benefit, please refer to Fatwa 85667.

He should know that the congregational prayer is an obligation for men, but it is not an obligation to perform it in the Masjid according to the view we adopt here in Islamweb, though performing it in the Masjid has a greater reward. For more benefit, please refer to Fatwa 92317.

Allaah Knows best.

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