Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.081.

Section : The following acts are permissible during the prayer.Crying, moaning, or groaning, regardless of whether it is due to a fear of Allah or to any other reason (e.g., a moan due to some pain or injury that one cannot contain), is permissible. This is based on the Qur'anic verse: "When the revelations of … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.081.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.082.

Section : Turning to a side due to some need.Ibn Abbas relates: "The Messenger of Allah would turn to his right and left he would not turn his head to see behind him." This is related by Ahmad.Abu Dawud records that when the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam prayed, "he looked toward a valley because he … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.082.

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Section : Unnecessary turning during prayer.Turning to look at something without any genuine need is disliked, for it is against the etiquettes of humility while facing Allah in Prayer.'Aishah says: "I asked the Messenger of Allah about turning in salah and he said: 'It is the portion that the Satan steals from the slave's prayer.'" … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.082A.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.083.

Section : Killing a snake, scorpion or other harmful animals.If killing these would only require a small action on the part of the person in salah, then there is no harm in doing it. Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam said: "Kill the snake and the scorpion during the salah." This is … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.083.

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Section : Taking a few steps due to some necessity.'Aishah said: "The Messenger of Allah was offering salah in the house and the door was locked. I came and knocked on the door and he walked over to open it for me and then he returned to his place of prayer. The door was in … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.083A.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.084.

Section : Carrying and holding a child during the salah.Abu Qatadah reports that the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam was offering salah and Umamah bint Zainab was on his neck [shoulder]. When he performed ruku', he put her down, and when he got up from his sajdah, he would place her back on his neck. 'Amr … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.084.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.085.

Section : Returning a Greeting by a motion.The one in salah who is greeted or spoken to may reply to the one who greets or speaks to him by making some motion.Jabir said: "The Messenger of Allah sent me somewhere while he was going to the tribe of Mustaliq. I came to him and he … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.085.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.086.

Section : Saying Subhanallah and clapping.It is allowed for men to say subhanallah and for women to clap if there is some need to do so (such as alerting the imam to a mistake or informing someone that he or she may enter the room or to warn a blind person, and so on). Sahl … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.086.

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Section : Correcting the imam's mistake.If the imam forgets a verse, it is permissible for a follower to remind him of it, regardless of whether the recitation is a part of the obligatory recitation or not. Ibn 'Umar reports that the Messenger of Allah prayed and had some confusion in his recitation. When he finished, … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.086A.

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Section : Praising Allah when one sneezes or recalls to mind a blessing.Rifa'ah ibn Rafi' relates: "I prayed behind the Messenger of Allah, and I sneezed and said, 'Praise be to Allah, a great deal of praise, beautiful and blessed, as our Lord loves and is pleased with.' [Afterward,] the Messenger of Allah asked: 'Who … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.086B.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.086C.

Section : Prostrating upon one's clothing or headdress due to some excuse.Ibn 'Abbas reports that the Messenger of Allah prayed in one garment and covered his face with a portion of it to avoid the heat or coldness of the ground. This is related by Ahmad with a sahih isnad (chain). It is disliked if … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.086C.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.087.

Section : A summary of other acts which are permissible during the prayer.Ibn al-Qayyim has summarized some of the acts which are permissible during the salah and which the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam used to perform at times. He writes:The Prophet would pray and 'Aishah would be lying between him and the qiblah. When he … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.087.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.088.

Section : Reciting from a copy of the Qur'an.Zhakwan, the protege of 'Aishah, would lead her in prayer during Ramadan while reciting from a copy of the Qur'an. This is related by Malik. Ash-Shaf'i's opinion is that it is allowable. An-Nawawi holds: "If one sometimes turns pages during a salah, it does not invalidate it. … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.088.

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.089.

Section : Occupying the heart with something other than the affairs of the prayer.Abu Hurairah repons that the Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam said: "When the call to prayer is made, the Satan takes to his heels... and when it is finished, he returns. He flees again when the iqamah is made and when it is … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 2, Supererogatory Prayer, Fiqh 2.089.