I am a student and I go to coaching classes in the evening while Asar and Maghrib timings. There is not sufficient space to offer salah in standing position. We are also not allowed to leave the class. So can I offer salah while sitting on bench by gesture?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta-Deoband.org

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 403/368/SN=06/1436)

It is not lawful for you to offer salah while sitting by gesture in the light of the question mentioned above. Your salah shall not be valid. You should demand the authority to allot you time for offering salah otherwise join any other coaching centre where you may get the facility of offering salah. Or choose such a time for your coaching that the times of any salah does not fall in between. In short, it shall not be lawful for you to miss fardh salah for coaching according to Shariah.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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