View Full Version : Praying outside on grass or ground
23-03-2012, 12:59 AM
Now that its leading up too summer.. the days are beautiful and I would love to pray outside on the grass whilst in school etc.
Isit permissible too pray outside on the gras.. do you need a prayer mat etc? Jazak'Allah
23-03-2012, 01:13 AM
no one does not need a prayer mat pray on the grass all you want, just remove your glasses so as not to scratch them.
I pray outside all the time when i'm working outdoors on my farm.
also sometimes if the grass is long (or even when it is short) it can be irritating when it jabs you in the face so perhaps a use a rumal or something just for face. my suggestion.
23-03-2012, 01:39 AM
No brother, Insha'Allah one does not need a prayer mat to pray anywhere. The only requirement is the place be clean. By clean it is meant no feces, urine, garbage, etc (visibly anyway), don't worry about what may have "been" at the place before you got there... if you don't see it, Insha'Allah it's not there. Your normal dust etc which obviously collects on roads, sidewalks, grass will obviously have dirt, is fine. One thing to be careful of, when I've had to pray on sidewalks/parking lots at times, is that many times there will be cigarette buts on the ground... so just kick those away out of your praying area before you start Insha'Allah.
It is advisable to use something for sajda as brother Hafiz Gee said... whatever is available. Maybe a small cloth or a hand towel with a couple of rocks and/or your cell phone on it (so wind doesn't blow it away), a piece of paper, piece of plastic... whatever you can find will do Insha'Allah. I've seen people praying with their shoes in front of them but personally I am not too fond of that... don't feel comfortable having shoes in front of my face when I am making salat, though I don't know what the scholarly ruling on that is.
Allah knows best.
23-03-2012, 07:27 PM
Jazak'Allah brothers.. what about praying with shoes on.. I have seen people do this but it cant be permissible can it?
23-03-2012, 08:44 PM
short answer: yes
but if you can't place your feet in the sunnah manner with your shoes on, it might be good idea to take em off...also i find its uncomfortable and only do so rarely when praying outside.
of course your shoes can't have feces or the like on them. they should looh relatively clean of filth and "naa-paak" things (not dirt though, that's alright).
25-03-2012, 11:11 PM
What about mud from grass if you get that on your pants.. would that make clothes impure therfore not being able to pray namaz? what counts as an impuritye exactly
26-03-2012, 12:05 AM
it's better your clothes be clean but if there's dirt on them, you can still pray in them.
in general impurities refer to excretion from humans or animals, or bodily fluids (except for sweat).
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