Is it permissible for a pregnant woman who fears miscarriage to pray sitting?


Is it permissible for a pregnant woman who fears miscarriage to pray sitting?

By Shaykh

Muhammad Nasir uddeen al-Albaani

Translated by

Umm Yahya

 

Muhammad Nasir- Deen Al-Albaani (d.1420A.H) -Rahimullaah- was asked:

Questioner:

Is it permissible for a pregnant woman who fears miscarriage to pray sitting?

Shaykh Al-Albaani answered:

‘Yes, it is allowed.’

Comments:

‘Amr bin AbdulMuna’im Saleem adds some notes to this answer:

‘The evidence for this is the hadeeth from Saheeh Muslim and Ibn Majah from ‘Abdah Bin Sulayman from Hisham Bin ‘Urwa from his father, that the Mother of the Believers ‘Aeysha Radi Allaahu anha said:

‘The Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam was ill and some of his Companions entered upon him to visit him, the Messenger of Allaah prayed sitting down and they prayed their prayer with him whilst standing and the Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam motioned for them to sit so they sat….’

Bukhari collected a hadeeth and four other Hadeeth where he narrates that Abdullaah bin Bareedah narrated from Imraan bin Hussain Radi Allaahu anhu who said: ‘I had hemorrhoids so I asked the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- about the prayer, he said:

‘Pray standing and if that is not possible then pray sitting and if that is not possible then on your side (lying down)’.

[From: Jamia’ Masail an-Nisa’ p. 43 collected by ‘Amr bin AbdulMuna’im Saleem]

 

 

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