Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Ramadan oh Ramadan: Praying standing up is better than sitting down.

When we finished the second 2-rakaats of Taraweeh pray, my kid said that she was so lazy and tired. I knew that she saw some of her age and older kids were busy playing.

Kid: "Ibu (mom), i am so lazy and tired."

Me: "Well, you can pray sit if you are tired."

Kid: "But I do not want to be embarrassed by the old grandma who is praying beside you, ibu (mom). She is always standing up during the Taraweeh and Witr pray. I think it doesn't take that long to finish the prayers until Witr."

Me (with big hug to her): "hehehe, you are right, honey. I feel the same thing, too. The old grandma can do it then we can do it, too. Beside of that, if you pray standing up, it's good for our body after eating our heavy meal in this iftar. It also keeps our blood moving and flowing. I think you have to drink some more water, again."

Alhamdulillah, the kids always learn and practice their religion with sabr (patience) and ikhlas (sincerity).
May Allah always help and guide our children to love and practice their religion, aameen.


The hadith says narrated by al-Bukhaari (1050) from ‘Imraan ibn Husayn (may Allaah be pleased with him) who said: I had haemorrhoids, and I asked the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) about praying. He said: “Pray standing; if you cannot, then sitting; and if you cannot, then lying on your side.”

Also this hadith It was also narrated by al-Bukhaari, Abu Dawood and al-Nasaa’i, who added: “If you cannot, then lying on your back, and Allaah does not burden any soul beyond its scope.”

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