2263 fatwas

  • Delaying prayer because of fear Date: 13-11-2017

    So, if someone is in a place that is kind of broken down and scary and the prayer time is about to end, are they excused from praying until they reach a safer place after the prayer time although they do not know for sure whether their life is in danger? .. More

  • Ash-Shaafi‘i's view on intention before prayer - At-Tirmithi's view on raising hands in prayer Date: 10-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. I have two questions: 1. I want to know whether it is true that Imam Ash-Shaafi‘i, may Allah have mercy upon him, held the view of uttering the intention before the prayer. What is authentically proven from him? 2. Some people quote the statement of Imam At-tirmithi on raising the hands in prayer.. More

  • Praying in masjid that has shrine behind it Date: 4-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Please quickly answer me without referring to another fatwa. Our bus stops for the prayer on the road by a masjid. There is a shrine of a saint outside that masjid. There is no image or grave inside the masjid. There is also no graveyard in front, nor to the left or the right side, of the masjid, but there is a graveyard and the shrine.. More

  • Sitting for Jilsat Al-Istiraahah out of forgetfulness Date: 1-11-2017

    Asssalaamu alaykum. Suppose that I do not usually do Jalsat Al-Istiraahah (briefly sitting) after the odd unit of prayer. If I mistakenly sit after odd unit of prayer thinking that it is the second or fourth one to say the Tashahhud, but before reciting anything I remember and get up, should I then do perform Sujood As-Sahw (prostration of forgetfulness).. More

  • Repeating the letter ‘r’ in Takbeer and Faatihah in prayer Date: 29-10-2017

    If I do not do that roll/trill of the 'r' sound in the Takbeer (saying Allahu Akbar [Allah is Most Great]) or Surat Al-Faatihah even though I can, is my prayer still valid? .. More

  • Imaam makes mistake in reciting Al-Faatihah Date: 29-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum dear Brothers in faith. Please; is it permissible to say say " milhadulilLahi Rabil-ʻAalameen" in Surat Al-Faatihah instead of "Al-HamduLillahi Rabil-ʻAalameen?This how the Faatihah is recited by an imam in my town. Please help. .. More

  • Intention to perform specific prayer is obligatory Date: 29-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I prayed the Maghrib in my house, then after more or less 20 minutes, I heard the azan and immediatelywent to the mosque to pray the obligatory prayer. My intention, however, was different from theirs, they prayed the ‘Ishaa’ prayer, while I prayed the Maghrib with them in a congregation, as I had forgotten that I had prayed the.. More

  • Holding congregational prayer in two almost adjacent mosques Date: 24-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Can two masjids with only two houses between them perform the Thuhr prayer at the same time? .. More

  • Sitting on heels in Tashahhud does not invalidate prayer Date: 24-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I hope and pray that you are in the best state of health and faith. I have a question regarding the prayer. Once, during the Dhuhr prayer, during the first Tashahhud, I sat on my heels because I thought that we can sit like that, even though it was my first time doing it. Before, I used to sit on my left foot and set my right foot.. More

  • Prophet did not order burning houses of those who miss congregational prayer Date: 24-10-2017

    Several critics of Islam quote a hadith which states that the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,ordered to burn the houses of the people who do not offer the prayer in congregation. These critics claim that this is barbaric and that Islam teaches hate. This is the hadith: Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Messenger.. More

  • Pausing between Tasbeeh in prayer Date: 24-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. O sheikh, I was wondering about an action of the Sunnah in the prayer regarding pausing during recitation. I know that it is from the Sunnah to pause after each Quran verse that is recited in the prayer. My question is: is it also from the Sunnah to pause in other areas of the prayer, such as when you.. More

  • Making up for prayers missed deliberately Date: 23-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I beg you to send me a new fatwa for my case. I want to make up for the missed prayer that I left deliberately because of the evidence from the hadith. However, I believe that an ignorant person does not have to make up past prayers except for the current one. Is it permitted for me to onlymake up for the prayer that I missed deliberately.. More

  • When to pray pre-prayer Sunnah if one missed congregational prayer Date: 22-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. If I miss the Thuhr prayer with the congregation in the masjid, am I still able to pray four units of prayer before praying the Thuhr prayer by myself, or is it too late? For example, the prayer in congregation is at about 11:50, but if I miss the group prayer and pray at 12:30 by myself, can I still pray the additional voluntary.. More

  • Difficulty of using fractured thumb in ablution and prayer Date: 22-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh, Shaykhs. I suffered a 'hair line fracture', as mentioned by a specialist, in my right thumb. I am taking pain killers, but I should not touch that area and completely avoid any stress to it. Following are my questions about it. In ablution, I am facing difficulty when wiping my head, as the thumb.. More

  • Turning off mobile phone on floor while praying Date: 21-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Suppose that a man keeps his android mobile on the floor in front of him without putting it on silent. Then he starts praying in congregation. After a while, the mobile starts ringing while the imam is reciting. How should he stop it? .. More