Taking a step in Salaah.

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I have noticed that when certain brothers come late for a salaah and they have to make up for a rakaah, they either take a step forward or backward, sometimes two steps. Can you please explain why they do that?


I have not seen the above mentioned action in any tradition or book of Fiqh. I have also not seen or heard about this practice before.

And Allah knows best.
Mufti Waseem Khan

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