2257 fatwas

  • 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

  • Reciting the Faatihah silently before imaam in congregational prayer Date: 10-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, Scholars. There is a difference of opinion amongst the scholars as to whether reciting the Faatihah before the imam when he is reciting aloud is obligatory or not. What if I believe that it is recommended and I recite the Faatihah and I complete its recitation before the imam and say "Ameen" twice, one time with my recitation, and.. More

  • Donating to masjid where people practice religious innovations Date: 10-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. It is haram to donate Mus-hafs (physical copies of the Quran) to a masjid where they practice religious innovations? .. More

  • Praying without fully covering ‘Awrah Date: 5-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. My sister used to pray in short sleeves, and I had told her that she should pray in long sleeves. Long after that, she still used to pray in short sleeves. Recently, she has bought a piece of cloth which will cover her hands. During the time that she used to pray in short sleeves, she gave me some money as gift. I hold the view that.. More

  • Saying ‘Astaghfirullah’ thrice is prescribed after finishing prayer Date: 5-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. When I stand to offer the prayer (all five of them), I first used to recite “Astaghfirullah” (I seek the forgiveness of Allah) three times and would then recite “Wajjahtu wajhi...”I want to know whether reciting “Astaghfirullah” in the obligatory prayer is a religious innovation? Allah protect you. .. More

  • Praying on upper floor in mosque while there is space on lower floor Date: 5-12-2017

    We know that one must fill up the gap in between the rows in the masjid and that it is not permissible to leave an empty place. So in a multi-storied masjid, if one floor is not filled totally, how could it be permissible to pray on the second or third floor? May Allah reward you with Paradise. .. More

  • Recommended that imaam commands straightening rows in prayer Date: 29-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is it obligatory upon the imam to command those praying behind him to make the row perfect and straight and to fill the gaps before starting the prayer? And if those praying behind him do not make the row complete, will the imam be sinful? .. More

  • Praying Tahiyyat Al-Masjid between Sunnah of Fajr and Fajr prayer Date: 29-11-2017

    Suppose I prayed the two-Rak‘ah (unit of prayer) Sunnah prayer of the Fajr at home and then I go to the mosque and have some time left for congregation. Is it permissible for me to pray Tahiyyat Al-Masjid (greeting the mosque) at that time? Does it contradict with the consequences of the Fajr prayer? Is it the same case in the Thuhr prayer? Is there.. More