The Office of the Supreme Leader

Missing One's Prayer due to a Long Mourning Ceremony

Question: Some mourning groups continue the mourning ceremony until late at night, in such a way that some people miss their prayers. Is the mentioned action permissible?
Answer: It is obvious that the obligatory prayer takes precedence over attending the mourning ceremonies of the Ahlul Bayt (peace be upon them), and it is not permissible to neglect the prayer and make up for it under the pretext of these ceremonies. It is appropriate that their programs are arranged in such a way that they do not disturb the prayer.
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