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The reward for offering Salah seated is halved

Question

What is the difference in reward for offering Salah while standing and while seated?

 

Answer

Sayyiduna ‘Imran ibn Husayn (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says, “I asked Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) regarding the Salah of a person while seated. He said, ‘It is better if he offers Salah while standing. Whoever offers Salah sitting down, will receive only half the reward of someone standing and whoever reads Salah lying down, receives only half the reward of someone who prays seated.”

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 1115-1116. Also see: Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 735)

 

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And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar