Performing Salaah on a thin foam mattress

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Q: What is the Shari’ah ruling on reading salaah on a foam mattress. The mattress is approximately 12mm thin and is made of sponge. The mattress provides a cushion, thus reducing pain on feet, knees, etc.


A: If the forehead is firm on the ground at the time of Sajdah, the Salaah will be valid.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

ولو سجد على الحشيش أو التبن أو على القطن أو الطنفسة أو الثلج إن استقرت جبهته وأنفه ويجد حجمه يجوز وإن لم تستقر لا (الفتاوى الهندية 1 /70)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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