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Is it permitted to offer salaat by closing eyes…. as by opening eyes i often lose my concentration… reply must

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asalamualaikum… is it permitted to offer salaat by closing eyes…. as by opening eyes i often lose my concentration… reply must

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(Fatwa: 141/141/M=1432)

It is makrooh to offer salah with eyes closed. But if the attention is diverted by opening eyes and khushu’ is gained only by closing eyes, then it is allowed to keep eyes closed during salah.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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