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Women sitting in after the two prostrations

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Answered by Shaykh Ilyas Patel

What is the ruling in the Hanafi school for a woman, in the obligatory and non-obligatory prayers, to sit after the 2 sajdahs in the 1st and 3rd rak’ahs? Is this considered to be makruh tanzihi? Jazak Allah khayr.

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Relaxation sitting (jalsa istitirahat) is somewhat disliked (makruh tanzih) and against what is preferable (khilaf al-awla) in the Hanafi school. It is to sit for a moment after the two prostrations when standing up for the second or fourth rak’at.  If one has an excuse, then one can sit for a moment, or stand up with support, and this would be recommended.

(Allama Sayyid Zuwwar Husain Shah, V.1 Pg 111)

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