Fatwaa ID: 695
I am a student who will be travelling to Canada Insha Allah very soon however I recently had a surgery on my knee and was advised by the doctor to sit and pray in a chair, kindly advise how should I complete my prayer during flight your response will be highly appreciated jazakallahu khair
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.
We make du’aa that Allaah Ta’aala grants you a quick and successful recovery. May He bless you in your studies. In principle, it is necessary to perform salaah while standing, even on an airplane. However, in the enquired situation, you will be excused to perform your salaah while seated in your seat. You will not have to repeat your salaah afterwards.
And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
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