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The Difference between a Man & Woman’s Sujud & Ruku

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Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmathuLlaahi wa barakaathuH, Is there any difference in the “kaifiyyah” of rukoo’ and/or sujood of women from that of men? Could you please explain with the “asl” behind them. JazaakaLlahu khairan katheeraa.

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Wa alaykum salam wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuHu,

The way in which the man and woman’s prayer is performed is similar, except for it being recommended for a woman: 1) to draw her limbs close together, 2) to draw her body together with her thighs, 3) to wear thick clothing that covers her properly, and 4) to keep her voice lowered, clapping her hands rather than saying “SubhanAllah” to indicate forgetfulness. (Mukhtasar al-Muzani 27; Sharh al-Muhadhdhab 3/526)

And Allah knows best.

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