top of page

Is Jalsat al-Istiraha sunnah?

Q: Is it recommended to make jalsat al-istiraha before standing in prayer?


A: Jalsat al-Istiraha is when the one praying sits after the second prostration in every rak'ah that is proceeded with standing e.g. the first and third in a four rak'ah prayer and resembles the sitting which is done between the first and second prostrations. This sitting is meant to provide a short period of rest for the one praying as if they have become fatigued.


This sitting is not recommended and should only be done if needed. What is recommended is for one to get up immediately after prostration, placing their hands on their knees to support their weight or the ground if they are weak.


ٍSource: Kashshaf al-Qinaa', al-Insaf, Matalib Uli al-Nuha

208 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

The Best Row in Prayer

Q: Which is the best row to stand in for men and women? A: The first row is the best and most rewarding for the men. The first row is the row immediately behind the Imam even if it is interrupted by t

Delivering the Khutbah While Seated

Q: Is it okay if the khatib sits while delivering the khutbah? A: It is recommended, not obligatory, to deliver the khutbah while standing. It is also recommended that this be done on the minbar which

Praying Behind A Seated Imam

Q: Is it okay to pray behind an Imam who prays while seated because he cannot stand? A: If the Imam cannot stand in an obligatory prayer his leadership is invalid. An exception to this rule would be i

bottom of page