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Forearm on the ground while in sajidah , and is it haram to pay in darkness?

Is it ok in salah, if I rest my forearm on the ground while in sajidah during salah, and is it haram to pay in darkness? Jazakallah khair


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

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Narrated by Anas The Prophet (saws) said, "Do the prostration properly, and do not put your forearms flat with elbows touching the ground like a dog.’ Sahih Al-Bukhari [volume 1 :: book 10 :: Hadith 509]

Narrated byAnas bin Malik The Prophet (saws) said, "Be straight in the prostrations and none of you should put his forearms on the ground (in the prostration) like a dog." Sahih Al-Bukhari [volume 1 :: book 12 :: Hadith 785]

Thus from the above guidance, resting forearm flat with elbow touching ground is absolutely prohibited, one should put ones forearm in air with elbow pointing outwards.

Dear brother, The Islam has set no prohibition on praying in darkness, if one chooses to pray in darkness or in light one is at absolute liberty. And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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