From the Verse (4:103) and some ahadith -like
(Sahih al-Bukhari 1117) Narrated `Imran bin Husain:
I had piles, so I asked the Prophet (ﷺ) about the prayer. He said, "Pray while standing and if you can't, pray while sitting and if you cannot do even that, then pray Lying on your side."
scholars have deduced that it is allowed to pray while standing, sitting, or [lying] on our sides under some circumstances! With differences between farz and sunnah/nafl prayers!
But some scholars say that it is only allowed to pray in an other position than the "normal" (while standing) if one cannot stay, if one for example prays while sitting but is physically absolutely able to stand his prayer is considered void (See for example this fatwa in Arabic).
Now I'd like to know how could I pray for example when I'm having strong headaches once I perform sujud or ruku' due to a sinusitis? This means I'm able to stand but once my head goes down I get terrible headaches or feel dizzy.
Should I start the prayer standing and continue sitting without performing the sujud and ruku', or should i start it sitting?
I assume that I'm allowed not to perform sujud and ruku' due to the headaches!
As I'd like to have a practical answer telling me what should I do, here are some possible scenarios, how a raka' could look like:
- Recite the Surah and Fatiha (while standing) then sit down for ruku' performing a minor movement (head down instead of ruku') and stand up for saying Sami' Allah liman hamidah etc. than again sit down for sujud (sujud: head down -slightly- instead of a real sujud) and sitting between the sajdas and 2nd sujud. And so on...
- Recite Surah and Fatiha (while standing) then sit down perform ruku' as described in 1. but don't stand up again until the raka' ends. Sujud etc. as described in 1.
- Never stand up again after the first standing for Surah and Fatiha in the first raka'.
Which of these scenarios may be the closest to how it should be?