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Is it mandatory to stand while reciting ziyarat and hadis e kisa on Thursday night?


I recite hadis e kisa along with ziyarat e imam Hussain and warisa. I wanted to know if I can do them while sitting? And I wanted to know if there’s any reference for the correct way? Thanks.


Salamun Alaykum

Thank you for your query.

May Allah(swt) give you more Tawfiq to recite Qur’an and Duas.

No, it is not mandatory to stand while reciting Ziarats or duas. Reciting Duas is a mustahab act. So you can also sit and recite the ziyarat, duas and hadithe kisa. For some Duas, there is a particular time to recite, you can recite either on the specific time mentioned or even other than that.

Some of the etiquettes of reciting Duas:

1. The apparent etiquettes of reciting Duas

  1. Beginning the Dua with Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem and Salawat and ending with the Salawat.
  2. Raising your hands
  3. Reciting in congregation

2. The inner etiquettes of reciting Duas

  1. Attentions towards the Dua and its meaning
  2. Having a pure heart
  3. Having fear of Allah(swt) and His grace
  4. Showing humiliation
  5. Insistence in Dua

Regarding Ziarat(visiting shrines) and its merits and etiquettes:

May Allah(swt) grant you success


Syed Haider