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The ruku’ and sajdah of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Kindly translate the following narration and provide the grading:

كَانَ النَّبِىُّ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- إِذَا رَكَعَ بَسَطَ ظَهْرَهُ ، وَإِذَا سَجَدَ وَجَّهَ أَصَابِعَهُ قِبَلَ الْقِبْلَةِ فَتَفَاج


Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Bara (radiyallahu ‘anhu) with a slightly weak chain.

(As Sunanul Kubra, vol. 2 pg. 113. Also see Ad Dirayah of Hafiz Ibn Hajar, Hadith: 160 and Nasbur Rayah, vol. 1 pg. 374 for a similar supporting narration)


When Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would make ruku’ he would spread/straighten his back and when he would make sajdah, he would face his fingers towards the qiblah, keeping his feet apart.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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