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Where should one look in Janaazah Salaah?

Q:

  1. Where should the gaze/sight be placed when praying Janaazah salah?
  2. Why is there no ruku or sajdah in Janaazah salah?

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A:

1. One should lower the gaze since khushoo` is a requirement of salaah and du`aa. However, there is no clear text that we have come across.

2. This salaah is a du`aa.

And Allah Ta`ala knows best.

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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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