161 fatwas

  • Conditions Of a Jumu'ah Speaker Date: 4-8-2019

    Assalamu Alaykum What are the conditions for a Khateeb? Does he necessarily needs to be an Aalim i.e. someone who has studied formally at an Islamic institution or is it enough for him to be sahihul aqeedah who has good knowledge of Arabic language to refer to the book of salaf to read the khutbah for people on Jumuah or Eidayn. .. More

  • Attending a Second Jumu’ah in the Same Mosque Date: 6-3-2019

    The closest masjid to my school holds 2 Jumuahs because there is not enough space for everyone and other masajid are too far away. First one is at 1-1:30pm and second one at 2-2:30pm while school ends at 1.15pm, so I need to run to catch at least 1 rakah from the first Jumuah.My questions are: 1. What should I do in this situation?and2. What if I miss.. More

  • Abandoning the Friday Khutbah Date: 10-1-2018

    Salaam ‘Alaykum.If a person is always late for Jumu’ah and misses the khutbah but catches the prayer, then does he fall into the threat of those whose hearts may be concealed? What if this person tries but is habitually unpunctual?Jazaakum-Allaah Khayran. .. 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

  • 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

  • Listening to Friday sermon not obligatory on women Date: 22-8-2017

    This is a trivial question, but there is a mosque nearby my house, and they always hold the Friday prayer there. I am a woman, and I can vaguely hear the sermon becaise they use a loud speaker. What is the ruling on listening to it for me? Is it obligatory or optional? .. More

  • Leaving mosque during Friday sermon to make a non-Muslim utter the Shahaadah Date: 18-5-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Can you go out of the mosque while the Friday sermon is ongoingto have a non-Muslim who wants to be Muslimsay the Shahadah (the two testimonies of Faith)? .. More

  • Going early to Friday prayer is more rewardable Date: 13-12-2016

    The Friday sermon in our mosque starts at 1.15 PM. I usually go to the mosque just when the Arabic sermon starts, but my mom insists that I go there at 12.30 PM to listen to the Bengali sermon as well. If I go to the mosque earlier than usual in this case, just to please my mom and stop being rebuked by her, is that considered ostentation? .. More

  • Delivering Friday sermon in other language Date: 5-4-2016

    On Fridays, after the azan is called for the Friday prayer, our imam sits on the pulpit and gives a lecture in Bangla. After the lecture, he tells us to pray four units of sunnah prayer. After the sunnah prayer, azan is made inside the mosque, and then the imam stands up on the pulpit and gives the sermon in Arabic, after that, he leads us in the two-unit.. More

  • Giving non-Arabic 'bayaan' before Friday khutbah Date: 2-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. In the masjid of our locality, the Friday khutbah (sermon) is given in arabic. However, before the Arabic khutbah, the imam gives an extra lecture/speech that is called 'bayan' in our local language for 15 to 20 minutes. Now, is this correct? And are the rulings of the khutbah also applied to this extra bayan, like not talking to.. More

  • Leading prisoners in Friday prayer - Praying Friday prayer twice Date: 10-3-2016

    I am appointed as an imam for prisoners for the Friday prayers. This is usually on all fridays. Praying the Friday prayer in the mosque is more rewarding, so will I get the same rewards although we do the Friday prayer in a classroom or a yard? The atmosphere is not the same. As an Imam, what are the rewards for conducting the Friday prayers. Sometimes.. More

  • Using visual aids in Friday sermon Date: 22-2-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. My question is the following: Can I use pictures/images or any visual aids about my topicto show to the attendees while I am delivering the Friday sermon? Kindly answer my question according to the Islamic point of view. Thank you, and may Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Going to another mosque if one missed the Friday prayer in the nearest one Date: 18-12-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. May Allah reward you. Please, if I go to the mosque and discover that I have missed the Friday prayer, can I then pray the Dhuhr prayer there and then, or is it obligatory for me to go to another mosque that prays the Friday prayer later than the first mosque even if that involves having to use means of transport? .. More

  • Holding the Friday prayer inside school for safety reasons Date: 13-12-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. We are an Islamic school in India. We offer the Dhohr prayer in our campus in congregation. Our school plans to start having the Friday preayer in the school taking safety and security into consideration so that the students do not need to go out to the mosque. The nearest mosque is about 200 metres away. Can we offer the Friday prayer.. More

  • No specific outfit to be worn by the Imaam and the Khateeb Date: 2-9-2015

    Should the Imaam or the Khateeb (i.e. the person who delivers the Friday sermon) wear a specific outfit such as a turban and cloak? Can he lead the prayer while wearing a suit consisting of a jacket and trousers? .. More