259 fatwas

  • The Fajr Sunnah Suffices from Having to Pray After Ablution Date: 4-8-2019

    What is the ruling on praying voluntary prayers after the athaan of Fajr but before praying the mandatory prayer? I mean beyond the 2 sunnah .. More

  • Raise Hands when Standing for Third Rak’ah in Witr Prayer Date: 7-10-2018

    If we pray 3 rakah witr with one tasleem, do we have to do rafaidayn after standing from second rakah?( Point to be noted that I am NOT asking about raising hands in Qunoot. I am asking before even starting reciting surah fatiha, do we have to do rafiuldayn?) In the hadith of sahih bukhari there is no mention of Tashahud but mention of rakah, has any.. More

  • Lack in Obligatory Prayers Is Compensated by Optional Prayers Date: 4-10-2018

    I heard that our Nafl prayers wont be accepted if we left any fard prayers in our life,is it true? Does the nafl prayers include Salatut Tawbaah and salatut tasbeeh that won't be accepted too even if we asked for forgiveness of those fard prayers? .. More

  • Should One Pray the Witr with the Imam or Individually Date: 4-9-2018

    ASSALAAMU ALAIKUM WA ROHMATULLOHI WABARAKAATUH Sheikh,in our country people follows Hanafi Madhab,thus in the RAMADAAN after Taraweeh the Imam leads the Witr Prayer Praying like Maghrib Salaat that is sitting after 2nd Rakah recites Tashahhud then stands up for the 3rd Rakah without Tasleem then recites Faatiha and a Surah following it and then raise.. More

  • Intended to Pray Qiyaam But Overslept Date: 2-8-2018

    As’salaamu Alaikum Shaykh, if I had the intention to pray on the night of laylatul-Qadr but then fell asleep because my 5 month old baby woke up in the middle of the night and I fell asleep trying to settle her. Have I missed out on the reward of laylatul-Qadr? .. More

  • Not Performing Nafl Prayers Date: 1-7-2018

    Scholars, I read in an earlier fatwa of yours that there is difference of opinion in whether or not missing nafahil prayers is sinful. I was wondering, what is the view of the majority of scholars/correct opinion? Please do not refer me to an existing fatwa. .. More

  • A House in Paradise for Praying Twelve Optional Rak'ahs Date: 30-5-2018

    Assalam aalekum it is in Hadith that person who will pray 12 rakah of prayer daily Allah will built palace in jannah if any one is praying 12 rakah daily daily Allah will built palace in jannah .. More

  • Determining the Last-Third Part of the Night Date: 24-5-2018

    Assalam Alaykum,When exactly is the range of time regarded as the last/Third period of the night most prescribed and recommended for prayer answering? .. 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

  • Different manners of praying Witr and reciting Qunoot Date: 2-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh, Shaykhs.The Hanafis give the following hadiths as evidence regarding the Witr prayer and that one is to say the Takbeer (saying: Allahu Akbar) and raise his hands like one does when he starts a prayer and then recite the Qunoot supplication: 1) Ibn Abi Shaybah narrated in his Musannaf (no. 7021) from.. More

  • Sunnah prayer when combining prayers Date: 2-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykhs. If a person is combining the Maghrib and ‘Ishaa’ prayers at the time of the Maghrib, can that person pray the Sunnah of the ‘Ishaa’ prayerafter its time begins, or must it also be prayed at the Maghrib time itself and it can thus not be delayed? And, please, also give advice for someone.. More

  • Interrupting Fajr prayer to pray missed Witr Date: 1-1-2018

    The other day, I was praying the Fajr in congregation, and while praying, I remembered that I had not prayed the Witr, so I broke off my prayer and prayed the Witr and then joined the congregation for the Fajr. Did I do anything wrong? Is there anything else I could have done? Could I have changed the intention during the prayer towards praying the.. More

  • 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

  • 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