2249 fatwas

  • 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

  • Praying ‘Asr in masjid that delays it until shadow of object is twice its length Date: 28-12-2017

    Should a person pray the ‘Asr prayer in congregation in a masjid in which the congregation of the ‘Asr prayer takes place after the shadow of an object becomes twice the size of the object, according to the Hanafi time? .. More

  • Doubting while praying whether one made intention for Witr Date: 28-12-2017

    Would it be possible to answer this question instead of redirecting me to another one? After praying the ‘Ishaa’ prayer, I made the intention to pray two units of Tahajjud and one unit of Witr. After saying Allahu Akbar, one of two things happened: whilst praying, I forgot whether I was praying the Witr or the Tahajjud, or I did not make an intention.. More

  • End time of ‘Ishaa’ prayer Date: 28-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I grew up knowing that the time of the ‘Ishaa’ prayer lasts till that of the Fajr starts. However, I recently came to know that it lasts till midnight. What is the most preponderant opinion of the majority of the scholars regarding the end time of the ‘Ishaa’? And what is the evidence of those who think that the ‘Ishaa’.. More

  • Eating inside the mosque Date: 28-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. If the administrative committee or authority of a mosque puts up a poster which has written on it, “No eating or drinking in the mosque except for Iftaar (pre-dawn meal taken before fasting) and Suhoor (braking the fast)” (or words to that effect), then does that make it haram to eat in the mosque at times other than Iftaar and.. More

  • What to do if only mosque in city is closed at time of Fajr prayer Date: 27-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. There is only one mosque in my city. My house is ten minutes walking away from the mosque. At Fajr, the mosque is opened sometimes and sometimes closed. I cannot know whether it will be opened or closed before the prayer time. I oftentimes went to the mosque but could not pray because it was closed... More

  • Eating garlic and brushing teeth before going to masjid Date: 27-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu.Shaykh, if I eat garlic and brush my teeth, can I then go to the masjid? It has happened with me that I drank fresh juice made of fruits and garlic and brushed my teeth, but then I started burping with a garlic smell, and the taste/smell of garlic also returned to my mouth later. What am I to do in such.. More

  • Prevented from praying inside mosque Date: 26-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I went to pray the ‘Ishaa prayer at the Imam Abdul Wahhab Mosque in Qatar yesterday, with my son, who is six years old. The security guard at the entrance of the masjid did not allow me to go inside the masjid since my son is below seven years old. While the imam started the prayer, I was told by the security guards to either pray.. 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

  • Join imaam in last Tashahhud or wait for new congregation Date: 21-12-2017

    When a person enters into a congregational prayer while the imam was in Tashahhud, what is the better thing to do for him once the imam says the Salaam? Can he say the salaam and join the second group who are just starting a new congregation, or must he continue with the first prayer by himself though he did not even catch one unit with the imam? May.. More

  • Saying Takbeer loudly or silently when praying alone Date: 13-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I wanted to ask; when I am praying by myself (for example: the non-obligatory prayers, the Sunnah prayers), do I need to say the transitional Takbeeraat (saying Allahu Akbar [Allah is Most Great]) out loud? .. More

  • Skipping the first Tashahhud deliberately Date: 12-12-2017

    Assalaam. Sometimes, I intentionally skip the first Tashahhud in the Magrib/‘Ishaa’ prayer when I am in a hurry. At times, I recite only the Shahaadah (testimony of faith) part in the sitting. I finish the prayer without Sujood As-Sahw (prostration of forgetfulness). Are my prayers valid in this manner? .. More

  • Manner of placing right hand over left in prayer Date: 12-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. A hadith states that one should keep his right hand on his left hand while standing in prayer, but it does not describe how. There is the hadith which says that the Prophet used to keep his right hand on the back of the left palm, wrist, and forearm, which were on his chest, but the hadith that I mentioned first does not give a description.. More

  • Mistake in Al-Faatihah in prayer Date: 12-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I made a mistake in Al-Faatihah during the prayer. Instead of saying An-‘Amta (starting with the letter Alif), I said ‘An-‘Amta (starting with the letter ‘Ayn) in the verse "Siraat Al-Ladheena An-‘Amta ‘Alayhim." Does this distort the meaning, causing my prayer to be invalid, or is it still valid? May Allah reward you. .. More

  • Sitting in outer courtyard of Al-Masjid Al-Haraam while menstruating Date: 10-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Shaykh, there is an outer courtyard of Al-Masjid Al-Haraam where worshippers pray, and at times guards stop people from entering the Masjid, so then more worshippers pray there. I am aware that during her menstrual cycle, a woman must not enter the masjid. I want to know: what about this outer courtyard.. More