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Can a pregnant woman sit and perform Salaah? 

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. Assalamu alaykum I would like to know the ruling on a woman sitting to read salaah in the latter stages of her pregnancy? Is it allowed?


A. In general, a pregnant woman is not exempt from standing and performing Salaah. However, if a pregnant woman experiences extreme difficulty in making Qiyaam (standing) and/or Ruku and Sajdah, then she may sit and perform Salaah, irrespective if this occurs during the early or later stages of pregnancy. (Tahtaawi Ala Maraaqil Falaah 1/400/1)

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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.

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