[Sunnah] Sitting Postures – Sunday 14th April, 2013

All kinds of sitting is permissible except one type.

The permissible sitting postures:

  1. Mutarabi’an (sitting crossed legged)

Jabir bin Samurah (Radhia-Allaahu ‘anhu) reported: After the Fajr (dawn) prayer the Prophet (Salla-Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) used to sit crossed legged in the same place in which he had prayed till the sun shone brightly. [Abu Dawud].

  1. Al-Ihtiba or Al-Qarfusa (to sit upright with thighs against your stomach and your arms around your legs)

Qailah bint Makhramah (Radhia-Allaahu ‘anha) reported: I saw the Prophet (Salla-Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) seated with his arms enfolding his legs; and when I saw him in such a state of humble guise I trembled with fear due to the awe (he showed in that posture). [At-Tirmithi].

The impermissible sitting posture: The Prophet (Salla-Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) described it as the sitting of whom Allaah is angry with.

Ash-Sharid bin Suwaid (Radhia-Allaahu ‘anhu) reported: Messenger of Allah (Salla-Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) passed by me when I was sitting with my left hand behind my back and leaning on my palm. On seeing me in this posture he said, “Do you sit like those upon whom the Wrath of Allaah has descended?” [Abu Dawud].

This is only inclining with the left hand. Shaikh bin ‘Uthaymeen (Rahimahullaah) said, “If you sit with both hands or lean with your right hand it is permissible” [Sharh Riyadh- us-Saleheen]

At-Taybi (Rahimahullaah) said, “The Jews are those people whom Allaah’s wrath descended

In mentioning this, there are two lessons:

  1. To emphasize that this sitting posture is detested by Allaah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala).
  2. The Muslim whom Allaah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aala) bestowed his favour upon should avoid imitating these people by sitting like that.” [Mirqaat al Mafaaateeh Sharh Mishkaat al-Masaabeeh]

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