2258 fatwas

  • Taking shoes off before praying Date: 3-1-2018

    One of my colleagues has left the congregational and Friday prayers because he has to take off his shoes before entering the mosque. Because of that, for the last year, he has been praying the Thuhr prayer at home instead of the Friday prayer, and he prays the daily prayers at home or in the workplace. When we asked him about this, he said that he referred.. More

  • Praying Maghrib with congregation that is praying ‘Ishaa’ Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaah. I joined a congregational pray to pray the Maghrib, which is a three-unit prayer; unfortunately, they were praying the ‘Ishaa’; I caught their last two units of prayer. What can I do? .. More

  • Holding Friday prayer in auditorium before prayer is held in mosque Date: 3-1-2018

    Every week, we gather in an auditorium/large classroom to learn Quranic Arabic grammar before the Friday prayer. For the Friday prayer, we need to take a two-hour-break, as the Friday prayers are conducted at a delayed time in the local masjids. Could we conduct the Friday prayer in the auditorium/classroom on time and then continue the Arabic grammar.. More

  • Praying Sunnah of Fajr after sunrise (at time of dislike) Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. Suppose that I got up just after sunrise. Should I begin with the Sunnah prayer of the Fajr, or should I pray the Fajr first and then pray its Sunnah prayer 15/20 minutes after sunrise knowing that voluntary prayers should not to be prayed at that time? .. More

  • Red light in masjid to alert people before time of Iqaamah Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. In some masjids, they switch on a red light a few minutes before the Iqaamah(second call to the prayer) in order to inform the people that it is no longer allowed to start praying then. What is the ruling on this? .. More

  • Qunoot supplication with singular or plural pronoun Date: 3-1-2018

    I read your fatwa No. 236215, where you said: If you are leading the prayer as an imam, then you should use the plural pronoun in the Qunoot supplication because you supplicate for yourself and for the congregation. The Fiqh Encyclopedia reads, "If the praying person is an imam, it is desirable not to supplicate for himself only; rather, he should.. More

  • Delay in following imam in prayer Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. If a person is praying with the imam and while prostrating, he prolongs his prostration, even though the imam has gotten up for the second unit of prayer and has started reciting Al-Faatihah, so if that person gets up while the imam is reciting Al-Faatihah and catches up with him, is this delay considered opposing the Sunnah or a.. More

  • Missing congregational prayer because of acne Date: 3-1-2018

    Is it permissible for anyone to pray at home during the daytime because he has acne on his face? I know that there are two opinions on the issue whether praying in congregation is obligatory, but I currently have this problem. .. More

  • Making deliberate mistake in reciting Al-Faatihah in prayer Date: 3-1-2018

    Is your prayer valid if you deliberately make a minor error in Surat Al-Faatihah or the Tashahhud even though you can say it right? For example, I prefer to not elongate the "Daud" in "wala-d-daal-leen". Please answer according to the Shaafi‘i School of Fiqh. .. More

  • Shaafi'i view on prolonging sitting between two prostrations Date: 3-1-2018

    What is the Shaafi‘i position on elongating the sitting between the two prostrations? Is it valid to follow the opinion that it does not invalidate the prayer? .. More

  • Starting prayer without waiting for official imaam Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaam alaykum. In my local mosque, the official imam said to some elderly people that if he comes late and does not make it at the time when the Iqaamah should be done, we should wait five minutes for him (before proceeding to perform the prayer). The problem is that those elderly people (who also have some kind of authority in the mosque) do not.. More

  • Part of woman's arm uncovered in prayer Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have two queries: 1. My prayer gown has men's shirt-like sleeves with buttons to fasten at the wrist and a slight opening above the buttons. The sleeves fully cover my arms; however, during some positions of the prayer, like when I raise my arms, a bit of the skin of my forearms can be seen through that opening. Does this amount.. More

  • Different manners of praying Witr and reciting Qunoot Date: 2-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh, Shaykhs.The Hanafis give the following hadiths as evidence regarding the Witr prayer and that one is to say the Takbeer (saying: Allahu Akbar) and raise his hands like one does when he starts a prayer and then recite the Qunoot supplication: 1) Ibn Abi Shaybah narrated in his Musannaf (no. 7021) from.. More

  • Multiple intentions in voluntary prayer Date: 2-1-2018

    If I want to offer Salah Al-Haajah (prayer of need), can I make the intention of Salah At-Tawbah (prayer of repentance) as well? .. More

  • Silent or loud recitation for person praying individually Date: 2-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. I asked a question about the prayer some days ago and received this: http://www.islamweb.net/emainpage/index.php?page=showfatwa&Id=2671982&Option=QuestionId My question, however, was not really answered, as the response I got from you talks about the congregational prayer, and not one's individual prayer by themselves... More