Does the passage of women, black dogs, and donkeys in front of a praying person invalidate Salaah?

Question 1: Your Eminence, I am a woman who lives close to one of the Masjids (mosques) in Al-Dammam and this Masjid is a Masjid Jaami` (the large mosque where Jumu’ah [Friday] Prayers are held). Praise be to Allah, I observe Salaah (Prayer) on its due time. I have average knowledge. Once, I heard the Imam (the one who leads congregational Prayer) of the Masjid through microphones saying: Salaah is interrupted by three: A woman, a black dog, and a donkey. I do not know the degree of the validity of this Hadeeth. How can a woman be associated with a donkey or a dog? Is she Najaasah (ritually impure)? Please advise us, may Allaah reward you best!

Answer: First, A Muslim has to submit to the rulings of Sharee’ah (Islaamic Law), whether they know the wisdom behind them or not… read more here.

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