Q 1: As you know, Jalsat-ul-Istirahah (a brief sitting after prostration and before standing during the Prayer) is one of the recommendable acts of Salah (Prayer). When should one then say Takbir (saying: "Allahu Akbar [Allah is the Greatest]"); on rising after Sujud (prostration) or after finishing Jalsat-ul-Istirahah and on getting up? How long should Jalsat-ul-Istirahah be?

A: Takbir should begin on rising after Sujud and end on sitting for Jalsat-ul-Istirahah, after which one should get up without Takbir.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.