Elongating the back excessively during prostration

Author: Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (رحمه الله)

Source: Mukhtaar min Fataawa as-Salaah, p. 14

Published: Saturday 15th August, 2015

Question: What is the ruling on elongating the back excessively during prostration?

Answer: Praise be to Allaah

With regard to elongating the back excessively during the prostration, this is not appropriate. Rather the back should be moderate when prostrating, not stretched out too much and not bent too much. The back should be moderate with the arms lifted up off the ground and the elbows away from the sides, and the stomach lifted up off the thighs, i.e., one should follow a middle way, not stretching it or bending it too much.


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