Issue 4: The Hukm of the Sitting (Tashahhud)
Issue 4: The Hukm of the Sitting (Tashahhud)


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Section:The Acts that constitute the elements (Arkan)
Topic/Issue:1404 - Issue 4: The Hukm of the Sitting (Tashahhud) --
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
MajorityMiddle Tashahhud: Sumnnah
Last Tashhhud: Obligatory
Narration of Ibn Buhayna. It is also established from him that he dropped two rakcas but performed them again, as he did for one raka. From this the jurists understood the difference between the hukm of the middle sitting posture and the hukm of a raka. As a raka was obligatory for them by consensus, it followed that the middle sitting posture was not obligatory. It is on this basis that the jurists differentiated between the two sitting postures and maintained the prostrations of forgetfulness are performed for sunan and not for obligations
Imam AhmadMiddle Tashahhud: Obligatory
Last Tashhhud: Obligatory
In the narration of Abu Huraira, the words are: "Then sit up and rest a little, while seated ". According to the apparent meaning of this tradition the sitting posture is obligatory in the entire prayer.
For the Narration of Ibn Buhayna, they said that the prostrations of forgetfulness are specific to the middle posture (if left out) as distinguished from the other obligations, and that cannot be counted as evidence that it (the middle posture) is not obligatory.
Some juristBoth are Sunnah.They maintained that the last sitting posture is to be so on the analogy of the middle sitting posture after having considered the middle sitting posture to be so on the basis of the evidence relied upon by the majority for considering it as sunna
The conflict of the implication of the text with analogy constructed upon one sitting posture over the other.
Evidences :1 - Sahih Muslim [# 781], Hadith of Ibn Buhayna [Hide/Show]
Tags :Worship, Salah, Prayer, Resident, Individual, Acts, Sitting,Tashahhud, Middle
See Also:The Acts that constitute the elements (Arkan)
Issue 1: Raising the hands (Raf' al-yadayn)
Issue 2: Rising straight from bowing (I'tidal)
Issue 3: The Sitting Posture
Issue 5: Placing one hand over the other in Standing posture
Issue 6: Rising from prostration after odd raka’ah and leaning on the hands
Issue 7: Prostration is on seven limbs
Issue 8: Prohibition of iq'a' (Sitting on the buttocks and folding up the knees)
Last Updated:2011-04-22

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