Sitting and performing salaah due to a headache

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Q: If a person has a horrible headache, and the motion from standing to sitting to Sajdah etc aggravates it, can one sit for Salaah?

Also if a person has had a very hectic day, and it feels like they are almost about to fall over, is it permissible to sit and read Salaah? 


A: If it is unbearable he can sit.


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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