Fatwa: # 14849
Category: Daily
Country: Pakistan
Date: 24th January 2007


What should be the postion of feet in sajdah during salat (prayer)?


What should be the postion of feet in sajdah during salat (prayer)?

Somebody told me that in sajdah the left foot should be moved closer to right foot and in this postion the direction of fingers should be towards qiblah? Is this the masnoon way of positioning feet in sajdah; kindly guide.


In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

The sunnah method of positioning the feet in Sajdah is to keep the feet close to each other and face all the toes towards the Qiblah.

It is incorrect to place the top end of the feet instead of the toes or to keep the feet hanging in the air.

It is also not desirable to keep only one foot on the ground unless there is a valid reason.

References :
Radul-Muhtar Vol 1, pg 493 (H.M. Saeed)
Radul-Muhtar Vol 1, pg 500 (H.M. Saeed)
Hashiyat-ut-Tahaawi, pg 232(Darul Kutub Al Ilmiyyah)
Fataawa Raheemiyah Vol 5, pg 130 (Darul Isha’at)
Fataawa Mahmoodiyah Vol 16, pg 327 (Maktaba Mahmoodiyah)
Fataawa Mahmoodiyah Vol 14, pg 198 ( Kutub Khana Mazhari)

And Allah knows best


Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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