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Sitting posture in prayer.

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Brother i ve a very big doubt abt d position we sit wen offering Salah In d 2nr Rakah we sit keepin our legs on d right side and on d fourth rakah wen we sit we wuld keep oour legs in d left side dis s hw we ofer Salah. Is dis correct pls clarify my doubt according to d quran n d sunnah of Prophet (PBUH) lookin forward for ur reply brother JazakhAllah Khairun


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Sitting posture in prayer

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Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 1.154

Topic: Sitting posture in prayer

It is considered Sunnah to to put ones left foot down and to sit upon it, and to keep the right foot upright with its toe pointing toward the qiblah.


Hadrat Aishah (r.a.) reported that the Prophet (saws) would lay out and sit on his left foot and keep his right foot upright. (Related by al-Bukhari and Muslim.)


Hadrat Abdullah Ibn Umar (r.a.) reported that it is from the Sunnah to keep the right foot upright, with its toe pointing toward the qiblah, and to sit upon the left foot. (Related by an-Nasa'i.)


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