IslamQA

Is Rocking In Prayer Considered Excessive Movement?  

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Qibla.com

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Is rocking in prayer considered excessive movement?

Answer:
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

Allah Most High says in the Qur’an,

“Stand in prayer reverently.” [2.238]

The ruling of rocking would depend on how the person was rocking. Slight rocking without need would be improper; doing so consistently without need, but with slight movements, would be prohibitively disliked because it would be considered fidgeting; doing so such that it fits the definition of excessive movement–explained in the answer below–would invalidate the prayer. [Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]

And Allah alone gives success.

Faraz Rabbani.

 

Please see the following link in answer to your question:

This answer was indexed from Qibla.com, which used to have a repository of Islamic Q&A answered by various scholars. The website is no longer in existence. It has now been transformed into a learning portal with paid Islamic course offering under the brand of Kiflayn.

Find more answers indexed from: Qibla.com
Read more answers with similar topics: