Issue 7: Prostration is on seven limbs
Issue 7: Prostration is on seven limbs

Book:

The Book of Prayer - كتاب الصلاة.

Chapter:

The Paryer of an Individual (Resident, Secure, Good Health)

Section:The Acts that constitute the elements (Arkan)
Topic/Issue:1407 - Issue 7: Prostration is on seven limbs --
Agreement:The jurist agreed that prostration is on seven limbs:the forehead, the (two) hands,the (two) knees, and the inside of the toes, based on the hadeedth reported by Muslim and Bukahri.
Opinions:
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam MalikForehead should touch but nose is optional.
Imam Shafi'iBoth forehead and nose should touch the floor.
Imam Abu HanifaEither forehead or nose is required to touch.
Disagreement
Reasons:
The conflict of the traditions.
Evidences :1 - Sahih Muslim [# 991], 2 - Sahih Bukhari [# 777], 3 - Sahih Bukhari [# 779] [Hide/Show]
Tags :Worship, Salah, Prayer, Resident, Individual, Acts, Prostration, Sajuud
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 4: The Hukm of the Sitting (Tashahhud)
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 8: Prohibition of iq'a' (Sitting on the buttocks and folding up the knees)
References:1[pg:152-154]
Last Updated:2010-04-30

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