• Ritual Prayer of A The Sick Person

    How do we perform our prayers when sick?

    Our beautiful religion, Islam, has provided many ways for us not to miss our worship. We can perform our prayers in a sitting position when we are sick and have no power to stand up. When we are so sick that we cannot even sit, we can perform our prayers lying down and signal with head or eye movements. Signalling means moving our head when it is time to bow (al-ruku) and prostrate (al-sajdah) in the prayer.

    When we are sick, what do we do if unable to pray by signalling?

    If we cannot perform our prayers even with signalling, we postpone them until some other time, and when we get better, we perform the prayers that we have missed (Salat al-Qada).

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