Imaam sitting on the floor and leading the Salaah

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Q: Can a person sitting on the floor lead the salaah with jamaat? What about if sitting on a chair?



1. If one is unable to perform the Salaah standing, it will be permissible for him to lead the Salaah while sitting on the ground. 

2. It is not permissible to lead the Salaah while seated on a chair.

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, 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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