Sitting on a chair while someone else is sitting on the floor and reciting Qu’ran

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Q: Is it necessary that a person reciting Qur’an with the mushaf should be on a higher level i.e. on a chair e.g. if someone is sitting on a chair, then the reciter of Qur’an with mushaf should also be on a chair or the one sitting on the chair near him should sit on the ground?


A: If one is seated on a chair due to a valid excuse, it will be permissible even though the one who is reciting from the Qur’an is seated below him on the floor.

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


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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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