Using a chair in salaah

Question ID: 32054

Many persons due to medical reasons unilaterally decide that they need to use a chair for Salah with Jamat & they do not consult a reputable scholar, thinking that a doctor’s certification or a medical note is sufficient justificatio.

1. Is this rationale correct?

2. What is the status of a person’s Salah in Shar’iah if he uses a chair for Salah, when in fact he is not entitled to?

3. Exactly when is a person permitted to use a chair for Salah in Jamat or otherwise?

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Asked on August 23, 2014 12:32 am
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1) No.

2) Not valid.

3) When a person is so incapacitated that that person cannot stand. Standing is Fardh in Fardh Salaat. Thus, if a person does not stand for a Fardh Salaat but has the ability to do so then that Salaat is not valid.

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Answered on August 23, 2014 12:32 am