Prayers: Sitting position during the
Q490 :Is there any regulation about how to stand in
congregational prayer? People also sit in different positions during
prayer. What is the right one?
A490 : All positions which people use when they sit
during prayer are permissible. However, it is recommended in the last
sitting of a prayer consisting of three or four rak'ahs to bring ones
left leg under the right one and allow one's left hip to be in contact
with the ground. When you stand up in congregational prayer you must
make sure that the row in which you stand is straight. Each row begins
in the middle, right behind the imam, and worshippers should stand on
both the right and left sides of the imam. They stand shoulder to
shoulder to make their rows straight. It is permissible to drink or
pass water when you are standing, although we are recommended to sit
down before we drink.
Our Dialogue ( Source : Arab News - Jeddah )