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Can a pregnant women offer prayer while sitting if she feels difficulty in praying.

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can a pregnant women offer prayer while sitting if she feels difficulty in praying. 

 

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Pregnant prayer sitting

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Reported 'Umar ibn Hussain, "I had some physical problem, so I asked the Prophet (saws) about the prayer, and he said, 'Pray standing; if you are not able to stand then sit and pray, if you are not able to (do even that), then pray (while lying) on your side." Related by al-Bukhari.

 

Although it is preferable that one who is physically able, to stand and offer their prayer, if for any genuine reason (and the later stages of pregnancy are definitely a genuine reason) one is unable to stand in prayer, or fears one might bring harm upon oneself (or the unborn child) if they stand, there is absolutely no harm and perfectly permissible in Islam if one prays in a sitting position (either the floor, or on a chair, or a raised platform, etc.); it is expected that their Lord Most Gracious will accept their striving and their worship, and will give them their due rewards Insha Allah.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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