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A person have a certain type of sickness, that urges his body to move frequently at random times (he cannot predict when). Like an example of it is stretching your feet or hand. If he doesn't do it he feels pain. This happened because of a physical accident he had. And this urge happens so many times that it can be categorize as a sickness. And also on the other hand, if he follows that urge consistently it progresses him towards cureness (contrast this with itching which doesn't guarantee to make the sickness go away rather may make it worse when you scratch it). And that urge happens when his doing Salat, making him unable to stay quiet (making a movement that is not in the Salat frequently because of his sickeness) but that movement is not coming from himself (doesn't come from his intention or his own plan aka it is not something planned by himself) rather it comes from the condition/need of his physical body. Yet he is still able to focus on his recitation while doing so. To explain this, remember that when you move in Salat from one position to the next and say takbir doesn't mean you can't focus on your recitation (the takbir in this case). .

Is his Salat not valid? So what ought he to do?

I remember correctly pregnant women if not able to prostrate when salat then they are allowed to do it by sitting. Compare it to in this case to when one is unable to not move (stretching frequently) because he feels unbearable pain in his body, is he allowed to move by reason of sickness when salat?

  • Why should the prayer not be valid? Are the movements defining the prayer or the intention and sincerity? It might be arguable whether he should stand or sit while praying especially if praying in congregation. See also Standing in salah with chest a little forward incorrect? – Medi1Saif Oct 19 '18 at 6:51
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    I mean actually he can do the normal salat position like standing prostrate and all that.. It's just that at times he has to move either a foot, a hand, a leg, like when u are stretching and it depends on the body which part and when, he can only feel the urge coming to him. Like for example if he prostrates, then sometimes he would have to stretch his left foot a couple of times. – Tomsofty33 Oct 19 '18 at 13:10
  • in that case the answer of the linked question should be sufficient. – Medi1Saif Oct 19 '18 at 13:11
  • Because I heard about some mazhabs from some prominent scholars that states that if move three times consecutively when doing Salat, by doing movement that is not part of Salat then your Salat is invalidated? I don't remember very well the reference. – Tomsofty33 Oct 19 '18 at 13:13

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