Making Sajdah on a raised platform

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Q: On page 194 beheshti zewar English, #4, it says, the spot on which sajdah will be made should not be more than half a metre higher than feet. However page 165 #7 mentions the same maslah but says one span is the distance. Is the correct distance one span or half a metre?


A: Looking at the urdu version of Behishti Zewar, we understand that there is no contradiction between both maslahs as the first maslah refers to a Shar’ee span which is equal to half of a Shar’ee metre (zira’) and the second maslah also refers to half of a Shar’ee metre. Half of a Shar’ee metre is 22.86cm.

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


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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