Qaylah bint Makhramah Radiyallahu 'Anha reports: "I saw Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam in the masjid (in a very humble posture) sitting in a qarfasaa posture. Due to his awe-inspiring personality, I began shivering'.Commentary.The 'ulama differ in the explanation of the word 'qarfasaa'. The most commonly known is, that while sitting on the ground, to lift … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 20, Hadith Number 1 (120).
The uncle of 'Abbaad bin Tamim, 'Abdullah bin Zayd Radiyallahu 'Anhu reports: "I have seen Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam lying flat on his back in the masjid, with one leg resting on the other.Commentary.In a narration of Sahih Muslim it has been prohibited to sleep in this manner. The ulma have summed up both narrations … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 20, Hadith Number 2 (121).
Abu Sa'eed Khudari Radiyallahu 'Anhu says: "When Rasuluilah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam sat in the rnasjid, he sat in the qarfasaa posture'.Commentary.By Qarfasaa' ('Gowt maar ke' in Urdu) is meant to sit on the buttocks with both thighs raised, and both arms folded around the thighs. Sometimes instead of the arms a cloth, lungi or a … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 20, Hadith Number 3 (122).