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Shaking violently in salaah due to sihr

Fatwaa ID: 526

If someone starts experiencing effects of sihr whilst praying salah, I.e they cannot finish their salah as their body starts violently shaking or they fall down from the chair etc, can a family member hold their body still for them during salah?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

How did you reach the conclusion that you are experiencing the “effects of sihr”? While the two are real, not every difficulty in one’s life is an effect of sihr and ‘ayn. You should consult a medical professional as well as a reputable competent Allaah-conscious raaqi. Not every raaqi is genuine.
Nevertheless, if you are performing salaah and you start shaking violently such that you are unable to remain standing, then you may continue your salaah sitting. There is no need for anyone to hold your body still. Sitting refers to sitting on the floor. Salaah on a chair is not valid in most cases.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

07/15/1444 AH – 02/06/2023 CE | AML1-3189

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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