Thursday, January 19, 2006

Re: Bravenet Form Processor Fiqh Q&A

Question: I have question about your article on the  prostration of inattentiveness in the Hanafi school. You say it is valid to perform the prostration before the salaam and then end the prayer, does that mean we could do the prostration of inattentiveness the way the other schools do and which is what is most commonly encountered amongest people?  Because I live in an area where the majority are not Hanafi and if I was leading prayers and did the prostration of inattentiveness the Hanafi way it might throw the people off.

Answer: You may do so if you fear people might invalidate their prayers unless you do it the way they are used to.