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Praying in non traditional manner


Asalam Alaikum
Kindly clarify the correct way to pray for one who cannot go in Sajdah or sit on the ground in between the two Sajdahs, and while reciting Tashahud and Taslim as prescribed.
Does one have to pray the full Salat standing? or full Salat sitting? or can one recite Adhan, Iqama, Qirat standing, go in Ruku and then sit on a chair and bend over to perform Sajdahs, sit up straight recite zikr in between Sajdahs and Tashahud?
Thank you.
JazakAllah Khair.


Wa Alaykumussalam

Thank you for your query.

According to Ayatullah al-Udhma Sayyid Ali Sistany:

Ruling 955. If a person becomes unable to stand while performing prayers, he must sit down; and if he is unable to sit down as well, he must lie down. However, he must not say any of the obligatory dhikrs until his body becomes still.

Ruling 956. As long as a person is able to perform prayers in a standing position, he must not sit down. For example, someone whose body shakes when he stands, or is compelled to lean on something or incline his body a little, must perform prayers in a standing position in whatever way he can. However, if he cannot stand at all, he must sit straight and perform prayers in a sitting position.

Ruling 957. As long as one can sit, he must not perform prayers in a lying position, and if he cannot sit straight he must sit in whatever way he can. If he cannot sit at all, he must as mentioned in the rules relating to qibla lie on his side in a way that the front part of his body faces qibla. Furthermore, as long as it is possible for him to lie on his right side, he must not based on obligatory precaution lie on his left side. And if neither of these are possible, he must lie on his back with the soles of his feet facing qibla.

Ruling 958. With regard to someone who performs prayer in a sitting position, if after reciting Sūrat al-Hamd and the other surah he can stand and perform rukū in a standing position, he must stand up and from a standing position go into rukū; but if he cannot stand and perform rukū in a standing position, he must perform rukū sitting.

May Allah(swt) grant you success


Syed Haider