In our masjid they have this thin foam on the ground. When I prostrate, my forehead is stable, but when I press hard , the forehead sinks just a little bit down. Is it permissible to pray here. What should I do if the imam doesnt remove the foam.

  • "What should I do if the imam" looks like an incomplete sentence? Why would you press your forehead hard on the ground? Please explain your worries or issues more clearly? An explanation of what do you think is wrong and why would be helpful.
    – Medi1Saif
    Oct 28 at 10:31
  • Because I’ve heard from scholars that it is not permissible to prostrate (do sajdah) on a soft surface such that the harder you press your forehead, the more it sinks Oct 28 at 11:04
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    Did they provide any evidences for their claims?
    – Medi1Saif
    Oct 28 at 11:51
  • We are instructed and commanded to make sujood on seven points, no matter the surface is soft or hard as long as your forehead and nose is firmly placed, then I don't see anything wrong. As long as your face doesn't sink into it, it's ok.even a sponge pad will flatten out making your forehead firm, that's the basic idea. Have seen Shia claiming that sujood can only be done on hard surfaces only. Oct 28 at 12:34
  • Yes, there's a rule not to pray on a surface that is too soft. Honestly, I think it is just a recommendation; I can't imagine that God cares. Salat is installed to remind us that we are always living with Him, and respecting the rules is an expression of respect to Him. You can discuss this with your Imam in a relaxed mood.
    – Jeschu
    Oct 29 at 15:41

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