Praying Behind A Sutrah
Shaykh Muqbil bin Haadi al Waadi’ee رحمه الله
Q: Is the Sutrah (barrier) a necessity during the prayer, and what is the evidence?
A: That which is apparent is that the Sutrah is a must, because the Messenger (صلى الله عليه و على آله و سلم) said:
‘When one of you prays toward a Sutrah he should keep close to it’ [Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah]
And the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و على آله و سلم) would place a spear before him if he intended to pray, and the aid of Allah is sought.
Translation: Abu Mohamed Abdul Kareem ibn Hagedorn