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Is it permissible to offer mandatory prayer while sitting?

Is it permissible to offer mandatory prayer while sitting?

Answer:
Standing up is a pillar in the mandatory prayer and the prayer is not valid without it unless one cannot do it. As for Nafila (supererogatory prayer), one can perform it in the state of sitting even if he/she can stand, but his/her reward is half the reward of the person who prays while standing if he/sh has no legal excuse for such an act .

This answer was collected from the official government Iftaa Department of Jordan.

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