2255 fatwas

  • Doubting validity of combined prayers Date: 2-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh, Shaykhs. I combine the prayer, and I was combining the Maghrib and the ‘Ishaa’ prayer at the time of the Maghrib during this Ramadan, and the time for the ‘Ishaa’ began, most probably. I say 'most probably', as here in Makkah, the azan is given later than at its due time, so I cannot be sure.. More

  • Combining prayers without traveling Date: 1-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. I know that we are not allowed to join prayers without travelling unless there is a need and if it is not done as a habit. Even so, I have heard that we must do it in a congregation and in a mosque unless we are travelling. Otherwise, it is not allowed. The reason is that the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,never joined prayers.. More

  • I'tikaaf is not a communal obligation Date: 1-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh, Shaykhs. I had a query regarding I‘tikaaf (spiritual retreat in the mosque)during the last ten days of Ramadan. Our imam gave us hadiths about I‘tikaaf during the Friday sermon, and I want to know whether they are Saheeh (authentic)? One is as follows: "The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi.. More

  • Raising head from prostration because of crawling insect Date: 1-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. I was praying in the masjid behind the mam, and we were prostrating. There was a fly crawling on the floor. I got scared and lifted up my head, at the same instant, by coincidence, the imam said the Takbeer (saying: Allahu Akbar [Allah is the Greatest]). Is this ok, given that I did not raise my head.. More

  • Reconciling two ahaadeeth about time for ‘Asr prayer Date: 1-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. We have a hadith wherein Jibreel (Gabriel) instructed the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,to pray the ‘Asr before the length of the shadow of an object becomes twice its height, but there is another hadith which states that the ‘Asr can be prayed as long as the sun does not turn yellow. So when does the time of necessity.. More

  • Interrupting Fajr prayer to pray missed Witr Date: 1-1-2018

    The other day, I was praying the Fajr in congregation, and while praying, I remembered that I had not prayed the Witr, so I broke off my prayer and prayed the Witr and then joined the congregation for the Fajr. Did I do anything wrong? Is there anything else I could have done? Could I have changed the intention during the prayer towards praying the.. More

  • Praying in state of impurity strictly forbidden for one who can avoid it Date: 1-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum, Brother. I really need your help. I suffer from urinary retention of the temporary type, meaning that after the call of nature, urine keeps coming out (in small amounts) for about one hour, and it then stops completely. Thus, according to the fatwa of the scholars, I have to refrain from praying during that period until the urine.. More

  • Manner of performing four-Rak‘ah Sunnah prayer Date: 31-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. How should I pray the Sunnah prayer if I pray four Rak‘ahs (units of prayer) with one Salaam? Should I recite another surah after the Faatihah in every Rak‘ah? Should I sit in Tashahhud after two Rak‘ahs? .. More

  • Ruling on saying ‘Salaah Al-Witr, may Allah reward you.’ Date: 31-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. What is the ruling on saying, “Salaah Al-Witr, may Allah reward you,” to caution the worshippers? I said this in the heat of the moment because someone told me to, and I asked myself whether or not it is a Bid‘ah (religious innovation) after I said it (but my heart leaned more towards that it is Bid‘ah because I heard one.. More

  • Ibn Qudaamah's statement about laughter in prayer Date: 31-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. I was reading the following fatwa: http://www.islamweb.net/emainpage/index.php?page=showfatwa&Option=FatwaId&Id=298021 I have a question about the quotation from Ibn Qudaamah, where it mentions, “If a person laughs and two letters are articulated, his prayer is valid, as well as if one.. More

  • Wearing too much perfume in congregational prayer Date: 31-12-2017

    Assalalam alaykum, noble Brother. As a muslim leader, kindly help to bring the issue of the blatant use of sprays and perfumes in the Muslims among men during the prayers to the plight of asthmatic Muslims. We know that perfumes are allowed in the Sunahfor men, but some men ignorantly do use sprays and perfumes and jump into the prayers oblivious of.. More

  • Reciting "Ya Nabi Salaam ‘alayka" between 'Eed prayer and sermon Date: 31-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I pray the Eid prayer at my village's masjid. Everyone there stands up and recites "Ya Nabi Salam ‘alaika" after the prayer and before the sermon. Is that a religious innovation? What can I do to avoid the embarrassment of being the only one sitting down? .. More

  • 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