Looking at a wrist watch during Salaah

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Q: If a person is performing salaah and needs to check the time so as not to miss Takbir-e-oola.

1) Can he look at his wrist watch which may involve him having to move his kurtha and tilt his wrist in qiyaam?

2) If it is dark would it be permissible to press the light button with the other hand as well?



1. Yes.

2. Yes.

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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