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    Question ID: 60361Country: India

    Title: Can pregnant women offer salah and do sazda at height

    Question: I want to ask that a woman who is pregnant and face difficulty in doing sajdah while offering salah, can do sajdah on something like pillow or something else put at height from ground so as to make her sajdah easy as bending too much is causing pain etc. Please reply as it is very urgent. Is relaxation allowed in Islam for pregnant woman regarding salah?

    Answer ID: 60361

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 993/794/D=09/1436) Salah shall be valid if she does sajdah over a solid thing that is one span high. In case she faces difficulty in doing so then she should do sajdah while sitting with the gesture of head i.e. by bowing down her head. قال فى الدر ان كان الموضوع مما يصح السجود عليه كحجرة مثلا ولم يزد ارتفاعه على قدر لبنة او لبنتين فهو سجود حقيقى . ج 2، ص 569

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India