Rulings Regarding Prayer- Qiyām- part 3
In previous episodes, we talked about Qiyām, which is one of the obligatory parts of prayer.
However, being obligatory does not mean that one's prayer will become invalid if they are unable to stand for Qiyām.
If one can stand only by leaning on a crutch, against a wall or the like, or if they can stand by keeping their legs apart, then they must perform their prayers in standing position.
Even if one can perform part of the prayer in standing position, it is obligatory for them to stand for performing that part, but they can perform the rest of the prayer in sitting position. However, if standing becomes extremely arduous for them anyway, they can perform the entire prayer while sitting.
Those who are disabled due to spinal cord injury and cannot perform their prayers even while sitting, they must do so in lying position. They must, however, face Qibla even in lying position in the following manner:
In the next episode, I will explain the rest of issues pertaining to performing prayers in sitting and lying positions. (to be continued)