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Placing one’s hands on the hips

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Q: Is تخصر

1. Putting ones hand on ones hips or

2. Putting ones hands on ones waist

والخاصِرَةُ: الشاكِلَةُ، وما بينَ الحَرْقَفَةِ والقُصَيْرَى

From qamoos, 2 seems correct.


A: Hips and waist are about one and the same thing.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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