Repeating Prayers in Places Where Wrong Has Been Done

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat


Can I make up missed prayers in my uncle’s house where some people did black magic in the bathroom? Will they be valid?


I pray you are well.

Yes, your prayers in that house will be valid as long as the place you pray on is pure. You can assume that the carpet is pure if there’s no indication otherwise, or place a prayer mat down to pray on. (Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah)

The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “The prayer is light,” (Muslim) so, God-Willing, your praying there will have a positive effect on the house.

Please see the below course to learn more about the prayer:

May Allah fill our moments with the remembrance of Him.
[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History, he moved to Damascus in 2007, where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital, and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.