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During Taraweeh prayer, some worshippers need to sit on a chair. We know that the rear legs of … on the chair during various parts of the prayer?.

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta Deoband Waqf
During Taraweeh prayer, some worshippers need to sit on a chair. We know that the rear legs of the chair should be placed in line with the row if the person is going sit throughout the prayer, but my question is: how should it be lined up in the following cases:
1- When the person sit on the chair during the standing only
2- When he sits on the chair during bowing, prostration or the tashahhud
3- When he sits on the chair during various parts of the prayer?.

Answer:

Ref. no. 831/41-0000

In the name of Allah the most gracious the most merciful

The answer to your question is as follows:

 One must know that standing (Qiyam), bowing (Ruku) and prostration (Sajdah) are pillars (Arkan) of Namaz. None of these integral parts can be missed without a genuine reason. If a person is not able to do Qiyam, but he can do Ruku and Sajdah, then he must perform namaz with ruku and sajda while sitting on the ground. If he offers namaz sitting on a chair, his namaz will not be valid. Nevertheless, if he is not able to do Ruku and Sajdah too, then he is allowed to offer namaz sitting on a chair, though it is better to sit on the ground in this case too. Note that the rear legs of the chair should be placed in line with the row throughout the prayer in all cases.

  المشقۃ تجلب  التیسیر (الاشباہ والنظائر 1/75) ۔

علامہ شامی لکھتے ہیں : اراد بالتعذر التعذر الحقیقی بحیث لوقام سقط او الحکمی بان خاف زیادتہ او بطء برئہ بقیامہ او دوران راسہ او وجد لقیامہ الما شدیدا صلی قاعدا۔ (درمختار وردالمحتار 2/9)

And Allah knows best

Darul Ifta            

Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband

This answer was collected from the official website of Darul Uloom Deoband Waqf. The institution is based in India and the answers are provided in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh.

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