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    Question ID: 13721Country: United Kingdom

    Title: Assalamu alaikum, We have few elderly and disabled people and also young men using chairs to pray as they cannot perform sajda. Few brothers are saying that there in no mention of praying using chairs in any hadiths and their prayers are not valid. Could you please advice. Jazakamullah khairun

    Question: Assalamu alaikum, We have few elderly and disabled people and also young men using chairs to pray as they cannot perform sajda. Few brothers are saying that there in no mention of praying using chairs in any hadiths and their prayers are not valid. Could you please advice. Jazakamullah khairun

    Answer ID: 13721

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1082/924=D/1430)

     

    If someone is unable to perform salah with ruku and sajdah standing, he should perform salah sitting whether ruku and sajdah are performed in proper way or with isharah (gesture). So, in case of being able to perform sitting at ground, it is not correct to perform salah sitting in chair. If one is unable to perform salah sitting at ground with proper ruku and sajdah, his salah at chair with isharah is unlawful and the salah will be invalid. Those who perform salah at chair, what excuse they offer, they should explain the same and ask the questions themselves.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India