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ﻒﻴﻌﺿ ﻪﻟوأ
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ﻪﻴﻓ :
ﺪهاﻮﺷ ﻪﻟ ﻪﻨﻣ ﻲﻧﺎﺜﻟا ﺮﻄﺸﻟا ﻦﻜﻟ ، نﻻﻮﻬﺠﻣ
. [
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him)reported: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "
Let the
Imam stand in the middle (so that those praying behind him should be standing both on his right and his left) and
close the gaps
[Abu Dawud].
Sheikh Al-Albani has stated that two narrators of this Hadith are Majhul (unknown). The second part
of it, however, is correct because it is supported by a narration of Ibn `Umar quoted earlier.