Method of ruku for women

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Q: Today when I was praying, when I went into ruku, my palms were touching my knees but my fingers were touching my clothes and not my knees. Is my ruku and salah valid? I’m a woman.


A: Your salaah is valid.

The sunnah method of performing ruku for a woman is that she should bend slightly to the extent that her fingers are able to touch her knees. In the posture of ruku a woman’s fingers will be kept together. She will not grasp the knees fully nor spread out her fingers. Similarly, her head and back will not be kept in a straight line as a male performs ruku.

For further details refer to http://ihyaauddeen.co.za/?p=1809

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 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.