Q. I approached a senior Molvi in my town who is also sometimes the Imaam and told him that all this social distancing in Salaat is not valid. He responded with one word: ‘circumstances!’ Please do advise?
A. Let him elaborate on circumstances. The senior Molvi of your town is perfidious to say the least. Maybe he does not know the importance of the sufoof, despite being even an Imaam. Despite the circumstances, the Sahaabah stood shoulder to shoulder.
Why didn’t plagues and sicknesses inspire Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam to make the Sahaabah stand apart from one another in Salaat?