2248 fatwas

  • Observing order in making up for many missed prayers Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. I have read several fatwas on making up for missed prayers, but I am still confused. I need to make up a lot of prayers (most of them I performed incorrectly, some I missed because of oversleeping, and others I missed deliberately). I read that the order in making up prayers is a condition for their.. More

  • Awakening sleeping person for prayer Date: 3-1-2018

    I have a grandmother who is very old and is scared all the time. She always has to have someone in the room, and it has gotten to the point where she will not sleep at night and will not let the person who stays with her (my mom) sleep either. She cries, whimpers, constantly calls outin fear, and gives constant little tasks. Now my mother has forbidden.. More

  • Details about raising hands in prayer Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum, Shaykh. When did our Prophet, sallallahu ʻalayhi wa sallam,start raising his hands in the prayer? According to Hanafi scholars, he did do so for some time but did not continue doing it. Can you please give me the details regarding raising the hands in prayer? .. More

  • Inability to stand in prayer Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu.Respected Shaykhs, I just read your previous answer, No. 354958, today, but before that I was unaware of the ruling, and I will repeat those two prayers, Allah willing, but please answer the following. A short, quick reply by email will be needful, Allah willing. Q: I sit and pray on a chair; I mostly.. More

  • Praying behind imam who is not in state of ablution Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. I understand that the view adopted at islamweb regarding if the imam led the prayer without ablution is that only the imam has to make up for it, and not the congregation, according to some of the scholars. However, what is the evidence for those who say that the congregation must make up for it as well? I know that the hanafis say.. More

  • Taking shoes off before praying Date: 3-1-2018

    One of my colleagues has left the congregational and Friday prayers because he has to take off his shoes before entering the mosque. Because of that, for the last year, he has been praying the Thuhr prayer at home instead of the Friday prayer, and he prays the daily prayers at home or in the workplace. When we asked him about this, he said that he referred.. More

  • Praying Maghrib with congregation that is praying ‘Ishaa’ Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaah. I joined a congregational pray to pray the Maghrib, which is a three-unit prayer; unfortunately, they were praying the ‘Ishaa’; I caught their last two units of prayer. What can I do? .. More

  • Holding Friday prayer in auditorium before prayer is held in mosque Date: 3-1-2018

    Every week, we gather in an auditorium/large classroom to learn Quranic Arabic grammar before the Friday prayer. For the Friday prayer, we need to take a two-hour-break, as the Friday prayers are conducted at a delayed time in the local masjids. Could we conduct the Friday prayer in the auditorium/classroom on time and then continue the Arabic grammar.. More

  • Praying Sunnah of Fajr after sunrise (at time of dislike) Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. Suppose that I got up just after sunrise. Should I begin with the Sunnah prayer of the Fajr, or should I pray the Fajr first and then pray its Sunnah prayer 15/20 minutes after sunrise knowing that voluntary prayers should not to be prayed at that time? .. More

  • Red light in masjid to alert people before time of Iqaamah Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. In some masjids, they switch on a red light a few minutes before the Iqaamah(second call to the prayer) in order to inform the people that it is no longer allowed to start praying then. What is the ruling on this? .. More

  • Qunoot supplication with singular or plural pronoun Date: 3-1-2018

    I read your fatwa No. 236215, where you said: If you are leading the prayer as an imam, then you should use the plural pronoun in the Qunoot supplication because you supplicate for yourself and for the congregation. The Fiqh Encyclopedia reads, "If the praying person is an imam, it is desirable not to supplicate for himself only; rather, he should.. More

  • Delay in following imam in prayer Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. If a person is praying with the imam and while prostrating, he prolongs his prostration, even though the imam has gotten up for the second unit of prayer and has started reciting Al-Faatihah, so if that person gets up while the imam is reciting Al-Faatihah and catches up with him, is this delay considered opposing the Sunnah or a.. More

  • Missing congregational prayer because of acne Date: 3-1-2018

    Is it permissible for anyone to pray at home during the daytime because he has acne on his face? I know that there are two opinions on the issue whether praying in congregation is obligatory, but I currently have this problem. .. More

  • Making deliberate mistake in reciting Al-Faatihah in prayer Date: 3-1-2018

    Is your prayer valid if you deliberately make a minor error in Surat Al-Faatihah or the Tashahhud even though you can say it right? For example, I prefer to not elongate the "Daud" in "wala-d-daal-leen". Please answer according to the Shaafi‘i School of Fiqh. .. More

  • Shaafi'i view on prolonging sitting between two prostrations Date: 3-1-2018

    What is the Shaafi‘i position on elongating the sitting between the two prostrations? Is it valid to follow the opinion that it does not invalidate the prayer? .. More