I have arthritis. Is my salah valid if I sit for sajdah

Fatwa ID: 02557

Answered by: Maulana Mujahid Hussain

Question

I have arthritis and have difficulty bending my knees for sajdah. Is my salah valid if I sit for sajdah?

Answer

Yes, your Salah is valid.

Imam Bukhari narrates :

حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدَانُ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ بْنِ طَهْمَانَ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي الْحُسَيْنُ الْمُكْتِبُ، عَنِ ابْنِ بُرَيْدَةَ، عَنْ عِمْرَانَ بْنِ حُصَيْنٍ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ قَالَ كَانَتْ بِي بَوَاسِيرُ فَسَأَلْتُ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم عَنِ الصَّلاَةِ فَقَالَ ‏ "‏ صَلِّ قَائِمًا، فَإِنْ لَمْ تَسْتَطِعْ فَقَاعِدًا، فَإِنْ لَمْ تَسْتَطِعْ فَعَلَى جَنْبٍ 

Imran bin Husain said I had piles, so I asked the Prophet about the prayer. He said, "Pray while standing and if you can't, pray while sitting and if you cannot do even that, then pray lying on your side."[1]

Only Allah Knows best.

Written by Maulana Mujahid Hussain.

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah 

Darul Ifta Birmingham


[1]Saheeh Bukhari Hadith 1117 Darussalam print.

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