“… I asked whether there was any other way other than sitting on the paved road because the students are wear the same clothes for prayer – fearing sat on a stool…” H.Metro
An unidentified guardian raised a concern on latecomer students sitting on paved road turned overnight sensation nationwide. Instead being offensive, debating on generation gap – lets justify the well meant guardian concern – students are wear the same clothes (after sitting at paved road) for prayer.
Finishing classes somewhere around the afternoon inclined Muslim students to perform prayers at school compound, possibly while wearing school attire. Is it okay to sit at dusty, gravel paved road and wear the same attire to prayer?
To perform a prayer, they have to be certain that themselves, their attire and place to pray must be clear from any najis or unclean agents or stains. As narrated by ‘Aisyah Radhiallahu ‘anha, in hadith, Prophet Muhammad Shallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said;
“So when the real menses begins give up your prayers and when it (the period) has finished wash the blood off your body (take a bath) and offer your prayers.”
it is clear that students need to make sure firsthand that they are clear from any najis before perform prayer. If their clothes are stained, removed the dirt and clean to the best they can – which obviously required something much less than sand-mix washes clean.
I’m unsure why there is only concern on students sitting on paved road could still wear same attire to pray when the same concern should be direct to students sitting on basketball court too. Basketball court – the sweats, the shoe prints and dirt. Both to me, are equally not squeakily clean.
Back to the main discussion, whether students are sitting at the paved road or basketball court, as long as the student looked before they sit, it is alright to be seated at both places. If the place is stained with najis, move away from it – nobody is forcing students to remain seated at dirty placed though.
Well, the school can proposed to use chairs for seating during assembly. But that put a lot of works to the students to arrange chairs before and after the assembly. Imagine how many chairs for full assembly? 500 pieces at least. But then again, how many chairs needed to be prepared beforehand for the latecomers?
This issue – just need a small patted at the bottom but it just spread like wildfire instead.
Think about it. Leave me a comment, tell me what do you think!