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      • Saying mustaḥabb Prayers in Motion
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        Saying mustaḥabb Prayers in Motion

        Q: How can one say mustaḥabb prayers whilst in motion? How must one carry out one’s rukū‘s, prostrations and takbīrah al-iḥrām in such circumstances?
        A: When in motion, one may recite the takbīrah al-iḥrām when intending to start the prayer; after reciting the chapter al-ḥamd and the additional chapter, one may recite the rukū‘s doxology whilst intending the rukū‘ per se and then recite the prostration's doxologies whilst intending the act of prostration. Furthermore, one may also slightly lower one’s head when reciting the rukū‘s doxology and lower it more prominently when reciting those doxologies associated with one’s prostrations.
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