Praying on a raised area such as a bed

Reference: al-Muntaqaa min Fataawa Shaykh Saalih al-Fowzaan – Volume 5, Page 36, Fatwa No.48

Question: Is it permissible to perform the prayer on an area/place raised from the ground such as a bed or the like if a person had doubt about the purity (cleanliness) of the ground and there was no [Sharee’ah-based] excuse such as illness or the like [preventing him from praying directly on the ground]?

Response: There is no harm in a person praying on a raised area/place such as a bed or the like so long as it was pure (clean) and he was sure he would not experience any rocking/swaying or any interference in the prayer.

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.

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