2258 fatwas

  • 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

  • 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