[Q 173] Ruling on Replying to Salam with Gesture during salah


What is the ruling to replying to salaam with a gesture during Salah?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب بعون الملك الوهاب اللهم هداية الحق والصواب


It is Makruh (disliked) to answer to the Salam with a gesture of the head or hand during prayer, so it should be avoided because it distracts the attention in prayer and does not maintain Khushu (خشوع).

Answered by: Kaif Barkaati (AskMufti Scholar)

Verified by: Mufti Sajid Attari

Translated by: Shaheer Attari

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