Adjusting Praying Position if in Pain
Posted: 19 Ramadan 1422, 5 December 2001
|Q.) I would like to get your opinion on the performance of Salat if
one is in pain. I am suffering from some pain in my upper back, which sometime becomes
aggravated in my left shoulder and arm. In that case, I try not to bend too low in rukoo'
and sometimes I elevate my sujood area with a thick pillow to ward off the pressure from
my shoulders. I then place my hands under the pillow or at the side of my head for sujood.
I do this only in the sunnah or the longer taraweeh prayers-- the fardh I try to
perform as is usual. Please advise me if my adjustmensts are acceptable or not. I do not
want to perform my prayers sitting because Alhamdulillah there is no pain otherwise.
A.) In such circumstances, perform Salat sitting and for Ruku bend
slightly, and for Sajdah bend a little more.
The Sajdah will be made in the air by means of gesture. Do not make Sajdah on the
pillow. And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best