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Performing One Rakaat Sitting And Another Standing

Question

Is it permissible to read one rakaat sitting and the other one standing or vice versa, is there any difference between fardh and nafl salaah?

Answer

 In Fardh Salah to perform Salah standing is also Fardh, therefore, one will only be absolved from this when he is genuinely unable to stand. Thus, in a case when one is unable to stand and he performed the first Rak’ah sitting and then became able, he should perform the second Rak’ah standing and if he offered the first Rak’ah standing and then became unable, he may perform the second Rak’ah sitting.

In Nafl Salah it is permissible to perform the Salah sitting without a reason. If a person performed the first Rak’ah of Nafl Salah standing and then sat down in the second Rak’ah it is permissible, however it is inappropriate to perform one Rak’ah standing and one rak’ah sitting without any reason.

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

References

ولو مرض في أثناء الصلاة بني بما قدر ولو افتتحها قاعدا يركع ويسجد فقدر على القيام بني قائما وقال محمد يستأنف 
ملتقى الأبحر ج ١ ص ١٥٥

( وإن افتتح التطوع قائما ثم أعي ) أي تعب ( فلا بأس له يتوكأ ) أي يعتمد ( على عصا ) أوعلى ( حائط ) أو نحو ذلك ( أو يقعد ) لأنه عذر فيجوز اتفاقا ولا يكره أما لو توكا بغير عذر فإنه يكره اتفاقا أما القعود بغير عذر بعد الافتتاح قائما فيجوز مع الكراهة عند أبي حنيفة رحمه الله واختار فخر الإسلام أنه يجوز عنده بلا كراهة وهو الأصح وعندهما لا يجوز
(حلبي صغير ص ٧٠) 
  

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