2248 fatwas

  • Manner of performing four-Rak‘ah Sunnah prayer Date: 31-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. How should I pray the Sunnah prayer if I pray four Rak‘ahs (units of prayer) with one Salaam? Should I recite another surah after the Faatihah in every Rak‘ah? Should I sit in Tashahhud after two Rak‘ahs? .. More

  • Ruling on saying ‘Salaah Al-Witr, may Allah reward you.’ Date: 31-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. What is the ruling on saying, “Salaah Al-Witr, may Allah reward you,” to caution the worshippers? I said this in the heat of the moment because someone told me to, and I asked myself whether or not it is a Bid‘ah (religious innovation) after I said it (but my heart leaned more towards that it is Bid‘ah because I heard one.. More

  • Ibn Qudaamah's statement about laughter in prayer Date: 31-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. I was reading the following fatwa: http://www.islamweb.net/emainpage/index.php?page=showfatwa&Option=FatwaId&Id=298021 I have a question about the quotation from Ibn Qudaamah, where it mentions, “If a person laughs and two letters are articulated, his prayer is valid, as well as if one.. More

  • Wearing too much perfume in congregational prayer Date: 31-12-2017

    Assalalam alaykum, noble Brother. As a muslim leader, kindly help to bring the issue of the blatant use of sprays and perfumes in the Muslims among men during the prayers to the plight of asthmatic Muslims. We know that perfumes are allowed in the Sunahfor men, but some men ignorantly do use sprays and perfumes and jump into the prayers oblivious of.. More

  • Reciting "Ya Nabi Salaam ‘alayka" between 'Eed prayer and sermon Date: 31-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I pray the Eid prayer at my village's masjid. Everyone there stands up and recites "Ya Nabi Salam ‘alaika" after the prayer and before the sermon. Is that a religious innovation? What can I do to avoid the embarrassment of being the only one sitting down? .. More

  • Ibn Taymiyyah's view on making up for missed prayers Date: 31-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have a question which I have been curious about. I know that Shaykh Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allah have mercy on him, was of the opinion that a person does not have to make up for their past missed prayers if it was done deliberately. I heard that he, may Allah have mercy on him, chose this opinion on the basis that a person.. More

  • Reward of guarding masjid Date: 31-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, dear Sheikh. My question is about the one who guards the masjid; what is his reward, and what are the conditions for that? What I mean is, does he get the reward of one who is doing jihad by protecting the masjid, especially in a disbelieving country where attacks have been happening? For example, one hadith states that the reward.. More

  • Reward of voluntary prayers Date: 31-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, Scholars. I would like to know what the status/reward/value of the voluntary prayers is. I am not refering to the Sunnah-prescibed ones, such as the Rawaatib, the night prayer, or the Duha prayer, but rather the prayers that one may make for instance between the Thuhr and the ‘Asr or between the Maghrib and the ‘Ishaa’. For.. More

  • Discovering dirt on skin after prayer Date: 31-12-2017

    Assalamu'aalykum. I performed ablution and prayed the Thuhr and ‘Asr together because I wanted to travel to another city. Afterwards, I found some dirt that could block water from reaching the skin on my foot. I do not know when the dirt got there because I did not look at it before the ablution nor during it. I have not made up for these prayers.. More

  • Changing intention from praying alone to praying behind imaam during prayer Date: 31-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Suppose a man starts to pray the ‘Asr by himself. Then, after some time, a group of people come and start praying the ‘Asr together beside him, so the man is actually in the same row as the congregation. If that person changes his intention and follows the imam afterwards, is his prayer valid? .. More

  • Whether praying in congregation is Sunnah or obligation Date: 31-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. The majority of the scholars say that praying in congregation is a highly-regarded action of the Sunnah, but that it is not obligatory. This means that though one misses the reward for attending the congregation, one is not sinful. Please mention the evidence based on which the majority based their opinion. .. More

  • How optional prayers complete missed obligatory prayers on Day of Judgment Date: 30-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I just wanted clarification on the following hadith. I cannot remember its exact wording, so I will paraphrase it, Allah willing. It is regarding the Day of Judgment, when a person will be being questioned about his prayer. Allah, the Exalted, will tell the angels to look into a persons prayer, as to whether it is complete or deficient... More

  • Reciting the Ibraaheemic prayers forgetfully in first Tashahhud Date: 28-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Question 1: In a four Rak‘ah (unit of prayer) prayer, I read At-Tahiyaat and the Darud ("Allahumma salli ‘ala Muhammadin...") in the second rak‘ah in the sitting positionforgetfully, now do I have to do Sujood Sahw (prostration of forgetfulness) or not? Question 2: If I lost many prayers (by not performing them) before.. More

  • Friday prayer must be offered in congregation Date: 28-12-2017

    I live in a small city with no mosques, there is only a small Islamic community with a small masjid, which I believe is inside their own house. However, I never go there because I do not feel comfortable with these people. They could be deviants or innovators, or even disbelievers (Allah knows best). Am I sinful If I do not pray the Friday prayer there?.. More

  • Praying Taraaweeh after combining Maghrib and ‘Ishaa’ at time of Maghrib Date: 28-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Shaykhs, can I start praying the Taraaweeh (voluntary night prayer during Ramadan) prayer before the time of the ʻIshaa’ startsif I combine the Maghrib and theʻIshaa’ prayers at the Maghrib time? Or must I wait for the azan of theʻIshaa’ in order to pray the Taraaweeh? May Allah.. More