If a person who is
praying behind the imaam needs desperately to urinate or pass wind, and he
is in the final Tashahhud, will his prayer still be valid if he says
salaam before the imaam, after doing all the necessary parts or
“pillars” of the prayer?
Praise be to Allaah.
We put this question to Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih
al-‘Uthaymeen, may Allaah preserve him, who replied as follows:
Yes, his prayer will still be valid, because he has an
excuse. And Allaah knows best.