Salah of a person suffering from rheumatism

A: A patient should offer Salah according to their ability whether standing, sitting, lying on their side or lying on their back while their feet are directed to the Qiblah (direction of Salah). In such cases, they have to move their heads down signaling Ruku‘ (bowing) and lower signaling Sujud (prostration). It is also unobjectionable to offer Salah while sitting on a chair if it is difficult to sit on the ground. It is also unobjectionable to place such a chair in the first row which causes no break in the row. Moreover, Muslim brothers have to deal kindly with such a person and give him a suitable vacancy in the row. However, if it is infeasible, the chair should be placed at the edge of the row so as to avert dispute.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.