128 fatwas

  • Prayer and Fasting When travelling More than Four Days Date: 3-7-2019

    Al Salamu Alaykum I traveled to another country for 8 days during Ramadan and Eid. I stayed in the same city for the whole of my trip. I shortened all my prayers and combined some of prayers throughout the whole trip and I broke my fast 4 days out of Ramadan. I have read that the period one is considered a traveler is only 4 days but allegedly some.. More

  • Combined Maghrib and ‘Ishaa’ In Light Rain Date: 3-12-2018

    Assalamu Alaikkum Now I am on visit to US. Here there is a mosque (with Quran classes and madrasas) where Egyptian Imams (Hafidhs) lead the prayers for more than 300 people including women and children. On a day when there was a small rain in winter season they prayed Magrib prayer and right away prayed the Essa prayer also together saying because of.. More

  • Prayer and Purification for Ill People Date: 16-7-2018

    Assalamu AlaikumMy wife met with an accident recently, and her body from neck down is paralysed. She can't move her arms or legs, has no control over her bowel movements or urination - A tube is inserted for urination. She has not been bathed as she had surgery few days back. What is the Islamic law regarding her Tahara (bathing, wudu, tayamum) and.. 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

  • Doubting validity of combined prayers Date: 2-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh, Shaykhs. I combine the prayer, and I was combining the Maghrib and the ‘Ishaa’ prayer at the time of the Maghrib during this Ramadan, and the time for the ‘Ishaa’ began, most probably. I say 'most probably', as here in Makkah, the azan is given later than at its due time, so I cannot be sure.. More

  • Combining prayers without traveling Date: 1-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. I know that we are not allowed to join prayers without travelling unless there is a need and if it is not done as a habit. Even so, I have heard that we must do it in a congregation and in a mosque unless we are travelling. Otherwise, it is not allowed. The reason is that the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,never joined prayers.. More

  • Time of 'Asr starts while combining Thuhr and 'Asr Date: 25-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. I was combining the Thuhr and ‘Asr prayer at the time of the Thuhr, and the azan for the ‘Asr started while I was still praying the ‘Asr. Are my prayers valid? Do I need to repeat them? If yes, then only the ‘Asr, or the Thuhr also? Also, I suffer from illnesses that require the renewal.. More

  • Prayer of incapacitated person Date: 14-11-2017

    My mother is paralyzed on the right side. She can only move her left hand and leg. At times, she can remember things, and sometimes she cannot do so. She is unable to speak, except for a few sounds like; aum, oi, attoi and sometimes just humming. All of this makes it difficult to understand what she is trying to say. She wears adult diapers, which she.. More

  • Delaying prayer because of fear Date: 13-11-2017

    So, if someone is in a place that is kind of broken down and scary and the prayer time is about to end, are they excused from praying until they reach a safer place after the prayer time although they do not know for sure whether their life is in danger? .. More

  • Difficulty of using fractured thumb in ablution and prayer Date: 21-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh, Shaykhs. I suffered a 'hair line fracture', as mentioned by a specialist, in my right thumb. I am taking pain killers, but I should not touch that area and completely avoid any stress to it. Following are my questions about it. In ablution, I am facing difficulty when wiping my head, as the thumb.. More

  • Praying on plane Date: 19-7-2017

    What is the ruling on praying the ‘Isha on a plane when you could have joined it with the Maghrib? .. More

  • Ruling on praying on plane Date: 30-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Our plane will take off before the Thuhr and land before the ‘Asr (at my destination). However, I fear that because of baggage collection and immigration procedures, I might not be able to pray the Thuhr within its time. In this case, should I pray on the plane? I do not think that I can combine the.. More

  • Prostrating when praying seated Date: 11-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. Yesterday, while I was praying the Fajr prayer (I was praying seated due to an illness and was bowing and prostrating while seated on a chair), I forgot to do make my prostration lower than my bowing (I strongly felt that it was almost the same). Hence I worried whether my prayer would be valid.. More

  • Praying with Tayammum due to old age Date: 5-6-2017

    I have a grandmother whom I have started to help to pray recently. Given that she cannot get up on her own and that moving is difficult for her, she performs Tayammum (dry ablution). I was not aware of this fact and let her pray without it at first. Does she have to repeat those prayers? Understand that she was not really practising before and that.. More

  • Sitting on chair with back support while praying Date: 23-5-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. Is it permissible to use a chair that has a back support whilst praying? I pray on a sitting tool due to an illness in the knees and feet, and it does not have a back support. It is a sitting tool. However, now I suffer pain in my upper back, below the shoulders, and it hurts me if I do not.. More