The office of the Grand Ayatollah Sistani
Officials of our country (an Arab country) have made the offering of congregational prayers in Mosques and the like conditional on observing a distance of two meters between each person in a row, and also a line between two rows of worshipers must be placed empty in front and behind. Is the congregational prayer with the above-mentioned description concluded in the Fatwa of the Grand Ayatollah Sistani?
A: Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu
There is nothing wrong with a distance of 120 centimeter between the place of each worshipper and other worshippers in the same line, and also between the place of prostration of a person and the place of prostration of the other person who stands in front of him/her, but if the distance is, for example, two meters, the validity to follow is the place of the problem