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Sitting on a chair or on the floor partially

Fatwaa ID: 893

Assalamu alaikum, I had a question regarding praying sitting down. I recently suffered a knee injury which has caused me trouble going into sajdah/tashahud.

For the past few days I’ve been standing for the beginning of salah and then sitting in a chair when going into sajdah. I’ve recovered somewhat but not 100%, I feel as if I can make sajdah now slowly but still can’t sit with the completely correct form in tashahud. The best I can do is come up with my thighs facing forward and my upper/lower leg at a 90 degree angle (basically sitting on my knees without reclining my legs).

Would it be preferable for me to perform sajdah and sit up to the best of my ability, or am I permitted to continue using a chair?

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

May Allaah Ta’aala grant you complete shifaa. If you are able to make sujood on the ground, you must do that. You cannot make sujood while sitting. As for sitting after sujood, you may sit in the method you mentioned or on the chair until you become better.

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

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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