2263 fatwas

  • 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: 6-12-2017

    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: 30-11-2017

    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: 30-11-2017

    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

  • Validity of prayer of imaam leading people who dislike him Date: 29-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. May Allah's blessing be upon you, I have a question that has been bothering me for quite some time regarding the prayer of the imam being considered void or null if those praying behind him dislike him. Is that true? If it is true, are there any Quranic verses or hadiths regarding this matter? Is the prayer of the imam still considered.. More

  • Miscalculating end of time of ‘Ishaa’ prayer Date: 29-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Out of ignorance, I have always miscalculated the end of the ‘Ishaa’ time as the middle point between the ‘Ishaa’ and the Fajr prayers, and not that of the Maghrib and Fajr prayers, and I possibly may have prayed many times when the time of ‘Ishaa’ was already over. Are my prayers valid, or do I have to repeat them? It.. More

  • Killing mosquito while praying Date: 28-11-2017

    I am allergic. When a mosquito stings me, it irritates me a lot and does not stop itching. I cannot stop killing those insects, even during the prayer. Sometimes, the blood which was sucked by the mosquito is spread all over parts of my body when killing them. Do I have to repeat the ablution? .. More

  • Tawarruk in three-unit-of-prayer Witr prayer Date: 22-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. If I pray a three-unit-of-prayer Witr prayer with one sitting, should I do Tawarruk (sitting with the buttocks on the ground whith both feet on the right side of the body) in that last sitting or not? .. More

  • Whether a latecomer recites Al-Faatihah and the soorah aloud or silently Date: 18-11-2017

    Is there any evidence to say that I should recite Al-Faatihah quietly in the prayers in which the Quran recitation is done aloud, whether I join the imam late or on time? Also, if I catch one unit of the Maghrib prayer, should I recite the Quran aloud for the next unit, praying on my own to complete my prayer? And I have the same question for when I.. More

  • Manner of performing Witr prayer Date: 18-11-2017

    In terms of performance, bowing, reciting, and so on, what is different about the Witr prayer from the five daily prayers? Is my Witr prayer acceptable if I pray one unit of Witr prayer but I perform it just like the five daily prayers from the Takbeer (saying: Allaahu Akbar) to the Tasleem (ending the prayer with the Salaam greeting)? .. More

  • Preacher of Friday sermon not required to pray Tahiyyat Al-Masjid Date: 17-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I know that on the Friday, after entering the masjid, the Prophet used to go to the minbar and start giving the sermon without praying Tahiyyat Al-Masjid (the prayer of greeting the mosque). However, between the two sermons, he would sit for a short time (though he did not pray before sitting). So how could I reconcile that with the.. More

  • Repeating after Muaththin while performing ablution Date: 15-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. 1. Can a person answer the azan while performing ablution? 2. When entering the masjid after having performed ablution, which prayer should a person perform, the two units of prayer related to performing ablution or those of the salutation of the mosque? .. 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