Saturday, 29 October 2011
Difference between Salaah's of Men and Women
The Difference Between Salaah’s
of Men and Women
The manner of performing Salaah, as described earlier, is the same for both men and women, except for the following:
Men bring their hands out of their upper garment and raise them to ear level for Thakbeir-e-Thah’reemah.
Women do this without bringing their hands out of their clothing.
After this, men fold their hands at midriff a little beneath the navel. Women fold their hands on the bosom.
Men encircle the left wrist with the thumb and little finger of the right hand and the three other fingers rest on the left hand.
Women do not have to encircle the wrist. It is enough if they place the right hand upon the left.
In the Rukooh, men bow to the fullest, bringing the head and the back to an almost straight line parallel to the floor.
For women it would suffice to bow to the extent they reach their
knee caps with their hands.
Men have their fingers spread out on their knee caps in Rukooh. Women just rest their hands normally.
In Rukooh men position their elbows away from the body.
Women have them close to their person.
In Saj’dah, men raise their elbows above and away from the floor. Women rest their elbows on the floor.
In Saj’dah, men have their toes folded and resting on the floor; the rest of the foot stays upright.
Women have both their feet folded and stretched away to the right.
In the Qaai'ydah, the sitting posture after Saj’dah, men support their weight on the left foot which rests folded on the floor. The right foot stands upright, with only its toes resting on the floor.
Women sit on their shanks, the right resting upon the left and the feet folded and stretched away to the right.
Where men and women are in Salaah in congregation, the women form the last rows. They are directed to rise from Saj’dah a few moments after the men have done so.