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    Question ID: 160666Country: India

    Title: Is there any difference between man and woman while doing sajda in salah?

    Question: My question is regarding doing sajda in salah (namaz). Please tell me that what is difference between men and women when they doing sajda? Can a woman do sajda like that of a man or not?

    Answer ID: 160666

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 911/855/M=8/1439)


    There is difference in the postures of sajdah for man and woman. A man should keep his stomach away from his thighs and the arms from the sides while elbows and wrists above the ground, whereas a woman should attach her stomach with her thighs and arms with her armpit and her elbows and wrists to the ground compressing herself to the core. It is makrooh and against sunnah for women to perform sajdah like men.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India