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Can You Pray in Front of a Mirror?

Question

What is the ruling on offering prayer in a room with mirrors?

Summary of answer

If a person prays with a mirror in front of him, his prayer is valid even if he is facing it and can see himself in it.

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

Shaykh Ibn Jibrin (may Allah have mercy on him) said:

“If a person prays with a mirror in front of him, his prayer is valid even if he is facing it and can see himself in it. But he has to lower his gaze and not look at it. He should keep away from it and from everything that may distract him during his prayer.” (Al-Lu’lu’ Al-Makin Min Fatawa Al-Shaykh Ibn Jibrin, 103)

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And Allah knows best.

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Source: Al-Lu’lu’ al-Makeen min Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn Jibreen, 103