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  1. Namâz must be broken in order to save a person who screams for help, to save a blind person who is about to fall down into a well, to save a person who is about to burn or drown, or to put out a fire.
  2. When your mother, father, grandmother or grandfather calls you, it is not wâjib for you to break a fard namâz, but it is permissible; yet, you must not break it if it is not necessary. But supererogatory namâz [even the sunnats] must be broken. If they call for help, it is necessary to break the fard namâz, too. If they call you although they know that you are performing namâz, you may not break even the supererogatory namâz. But if they call you and do not know that you are performing namâz, you have to break it.

Advice of Scholars - MEKRÛHS OF NAMÂZ (I)

Some mekrûhs of namâz:

  1. When prostrating for the sajda, it is mekrûh to pull up your skirts or your trouser cuffs.
  2. It is mekrûh to begin namâz with your skirts or sleeves rolled up.
  3. Useless movements, such as playing with your clothes, are mekrûh.
  4. It is mekruh to perform namâz by wearing clothes that you work in or that you could not wear if you were to see your superiors.
  5. It is mekrûh to have something in your mouth that will prevent you from reciting the Qur’ân al-kerîm correctly.
  6. To perform namâz bare-headed.
  7. It is mekrûh to begin namâz when you need to urinate, defecate, or when you need to break wind.
  8. During namâz, it is mekrûh to sweep stones or soil away from the place of sajda.
  9. It is mekrûh to turn your head (face) around and tanzîhî mekrûh to look around by turning your eyes.
  10. In the tashahhuds (sitting and reciting certain prayers during namâz), to sit like a dog, that is, to sit on your buttocks with erected thighs while bringing your knees in touch with your chest and putting your hands on the floor, is mekrûh.
  11. In the sajda it is mekrûh for men to lay their forearms on the floor. But women must lay their forearms on the floor.
  12. It is mekrûh to perform namâz toward a person’s face.
  13. It is mekrûh to acknowledge someone’s greeting with your hand or head.