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Sunday, March 29, 2009

MAKRUHS OF NAMAZ (PART 2)

11- In the sajda (prostration) it is makruh [1] for men to lay their forearms on the floor. But women must lay their forearms on the floor.
12- It is makruh to perform namaz (daily prayer) toward a person’s face.
13-It is makruh to acknowledge someone’s greeting with your hand or head.
14- It is tanzihi makruh [2] to close your eyes during namaz. It is not makruh if you do it lest your mind will be distracted.
15- It is makruh to perform namaz in the back line while there is room in the front line or to perform it alone in the back line because there is no room in the front line.
16- It is tahrimi makruh to perform namaz with clothes that have a picture or pictures of living things on them, such as humans or animals.
17- If the picture of a living thing is drawn on the wall or on pieces of cloth or paper hanging or put on a wall just above the head, in front, or just to the right or left of a person who is performing namaz, it is makruh.
18- It is tanzihi makruh to count ayats, or tasbihs with the hand during namaz.
19- It is not makruh to perform namaz against the backs of sitting or standing people, even if they are talking. It is makruh to perform it against a person’s face or against the backs of people who are talking loudly.
20- It is tahrimi makruh to perform namaz with the top of your head bare by winding a turban round your head.

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GLOSSARY
[1] makruh: (act, thing) improper, disliked and abstained by the Prophet (‘alaihi ‘s-salam); makruh tahrima: prohibited with much stress.
[2] Tahrimi mekruh: of those things that are Shar’an mekruh, the ones that are loathsome and harmful. Those that are not loathsome and harmful, but should not be done are called tanzihi makruh.

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