Women's rukoo

Q: I was bowing in ruku and usually I tend to bend my knees slightly when doing so because apparently that is how a woman’s salah is supposed to be according to Hanafi mazhab. My hands are usually clasped around my knees. I suddenly remembered that I read that women aren't supposed to clasp their hands over their knees and was going to move them. I believe I intended on moving my body and arms a little up so the tips of my fingers would reach the top of my knees. I ended up not really moving much I think - I only moved my hands a little up I think.

1. Is my salah fine?

2. Would my salah have been invalidated if I moved my arms and body up too?

A: It is fine.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)