Placing the hands on the thighs when performing Salaah on a chair

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Q: If someone performs Salaah sitting on a chair due to his knee problem, is it ok to keep his hands out of his knees facing qibla or he should keep his hands on his thighs before his knees?


A: On his thighs.

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


Answered by:

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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