Sheikh Mohamed El-Moctar El-Shinqiti, Director of the Islamic Center of South Plains,Lubbock, Texas, states: “Some scholars disliked performing prayer between the two pillars based on some reports narrated in this regard, while other scholars said it is allowed, quoting the hadith that when the Prophet, peace be upon him, entered the ka’bah he prayed between two posts. A third group of scholars tried to bring harmony between the several reports on the issue and stated that it is allowed to pray between the two pillars if the person is praying individually but not in jama’ah. Therefore, it is recommended not to pray between the two pillars unless the person is praying alone or if the mosque is tight and there is a crowd.”