Digital prayer mats which count the number of rakaats

Q: What is your opinion on this:

It shows the rakats prayed on near the place of the sajdah, so the one praying can see the number of rakats he has prayed. But according to hanafi fiqh reading and understanding such as from a piece of paper during salaah is makruh? I heard in a lecture that Aisha radiAllahu anha would switch her ring from finger to finger to keep the rakaats in record. And also the qawl of Ibrahim an Nakhai that there is no harm in doing so. True?


A: The namaaz performed on this type of musalla is valid. We have not come across the narration regarding Hadhrat Aaisha (Radiyallahu Anha).

And Allah Ta'ala knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)