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What is appropriate to be avoided in the prayer

78- حدثني زيد بن علي، عن أبيه، عن جده، عن علي عليهم السلام قال: ((النعاس والتثاؤب في الصلاة من الشيطان؛ فإذا تثاءب أحدكم في صلاته فليضع يده على فيه، وإذا عطس أحدكم في الصلاة فليحمد الله في نفسه)).


78 – Zayd b. ʿAlī narrated to me from his father from his grandfather from ʿAlī عليهم السلام.  He said: Drowsiness and yawning in the prayer are from Shayṭān.  So when one of you yawns in his prayer he is to put his hand upon his mouth.  And when one of you has sneezed in the prayer he is to praise God to himself (i.e. inwardly, in his heart).


79- حدثني زيد بن علي، عن أبيه، عن جده، عن علي عليهم السلام قال: ((أبصر رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم رجلاً يعبث بلحيته في الصلاة فقال: (أما هذا فلو خشع قلبه لخشعت جوارحه)).


79 – Zayd b. ʿAlī narrated to me from his father from his grandfather from ʿAlī عليهم السلام.  He said: The Messenger of God صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم saw a man playing around with his beard in the prayer.  So he said: As to this one, were his heart to be humble then his limbs would be humble.


وقال زيد بن علي عليه السلام: إذا دخلت في الصلاة فلا تلتفت يميناً ولا شمالاً، ولا تعبث بالحصى، ولا تفرقع أصابعك، ولا تنفض أناملك، ولا تمسح جبهتك حتى تفرغ من الصلاة.


Zayd b. ʿAlī عليه السلام said: When you have entered into the prayer then do not turn right or left, and do not play around with the stones, and do not crack your digits, and do not shake your fingertips, and do not wipe your forehead until you have finished from the prayer.


80- حدثني زيد بن علي، عن أبيه، عن جده، عن علي عليهم السلام قال: ((لا يقطع الصلاة شئٌ وادرأوا ما استطعتم)).


80 – Zayd b. ʿAlī narrated to me from his father from his grandfather from ʿAlī عليهم السلام.  He said: Nothing breaks the pray, and repel what you can.