Praying When Pregnant: Obligatory?

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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Is it fard upon a woman in her 9 month pregnancy to pray, as she finds it very difficult?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Wa Alaykum Assalam wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuhu,

In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful & Compassionate

It remains obligatory for a pregnant woman to pray: if she can pray standing, she must; if she can’t do so without genuine hardship or unbearable pain, then sitting down on the ground, with prostration; if she can’t, then sitting with head motions. But she must pray.

The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) told us that the first deed the believer will be asked about on the Day of Judgment is their prayer…

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