Would It Be Permissible To Pause in Salat Before Rising for the Second Rakaat and Before the Fourth Rakaat?

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Fatwa ID: 05963


Answered by: Maulana Nazrul Islam




Mufti could you inform me if one is following the Hanafi madhab, would it be permissible to pause in salat before rising for the second rakaat and before the fourth rakaat?



In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful




To sit briefly after the first and third Rak’at Sujood before Qiyam is called Jalsah Istiraha.


This type of sitting is not sunnah according to the Hanafi Mazhab. (1)


If someone needs to sit before standing up due to health reasons such as knee problems, etc., then it is allowed.


It should be avoided if there is no valid reason for doing it.




Only Allah knows best.

Written by Maulana Nazrul Islam

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham





(1)ثم رفع رأسه مكبرا للنهوض” أي القيام بالركعة الثانية “بلا اعتماد على الأرض بيديه” إن لم يكن به عذر “وبلا قعود” قبل القيام يسمى جلسة الاستراحة عند الشافعي سنة

حاشية الطحطاوي على مراقي الفلاح ٢٨٤






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