Shaking one’s legs while sitting

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Q: When I was young, I heard from the person who taught me how to read qur’an, that shaking your leg while sitting shouldnt be done. He said that its not haram but it shouldn’t be done because satan does it. Now, everyone I know says they have never heard of this and I can’t find anything online. My question is, is it true that you shouldn’t shake your leg while sitting?


A: The Qur’an should be recited at all times with honour and respect. However, this has no basis.

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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