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Question: I pray on a chair in the Masjid. How should I place the chair in the row? Should the front legs of chair be on the line or should it be the back legs of the chair?
باسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله وعلى آله وأصحابه ومن والاه
May Allah bless you dear brother for your question.
Our scholars explain that the front legs of the chair should be on the line if we begin the salaah with the Imam whilst standing. However if we are praying the entire Salaah whilst seated; the back legs of the chair should be on line. Following these guidelines allows for our shoulders to remain in sync with those observing the salaah on either side of us and helps with the protection of the integrity of the row.
Whilst we are discussing this; I would advise masaajid to arrange chairs that are not overly sized so as not to affect the row behind the chair that is placed.
May Allah protect our health and accept our worship. Ameen.
And Allah knows best.