218 fatwas

  • Awakening sleeping person for prayer Date: 3-1-2018

    I have a grandmother who is very old and is scared all the time. She always has to have someone in the room, and it has gotten to the point where she will not sleep at night and will not let the person who stays with her (my mom) sleep either. She cries, whimpers, constantly calls outin fear, and gives constant little tasks. Now my mother has forbidden.. 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

  • 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

  • Making up missed prayers in Hanbali school Date: 18-10-2017

    I just have two clarifications with reference to fatwa no. 334915: a) You mentioned the Hanbali view with regards to Qadaa’(making up for missed) prayers, though I was under the impression that the Hanbalis viewed the one who misses prayers intentionally (even if out of laziness) as a disbeliever. Is the Mu‘tamid (relied upon) opinion within.. More

  • Fate of one who believes that missing prayers deliberately is only sin and not Kufr Date: 9-9-2017

    Respected Shaykh, In fatwa no. 83724, you have mentioned that the scholars differed with regards to a person becoming a disbeliever if they deliberately miss a prayer (or prayers) out of laziness. Some said that this person still remains a believer while others said that he has become a disbeliever. Each group has their evidences. My question is.. More

  • Teaching children that prayer is similar to meeting Date: 28-6-2017

    While explaining the prayer to small children learning the basics of Islam, is it wrong to say the following: “The prayer is similar to a meeting. Allaah has decreed that we, humans, meet with Him five times every day. We need to prepare for these meetings just as we would prepare for a meeting with an important person on earth.” Kindly clarify. .. More

  • Convincing disbeliever why abandoning prayer is sin Date: 23-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. One of my non-Muslim friends asked me a very difficult question. He asked why abandoning or not performing the prayer is a crime or sin. His logic is that it is like snatching free will. He feels that a crime is something like 'harming others or doing unjust things to others only' and that it is a personal thing whether one prays.. More

  • Reward of prayer varies according to the hardship involved Date: 2-5-2017

    I work the night shift from 10:00 pm to 10:00 am and I pray Fajr at the mosque as I stay up all night because of my work. Is my reward of the Fajr prayer equal to that of someone who works during the day time and sleeps at night then wakes up at the time of Fajr specially to offer the prayer at its due time although he works all day? Another question;.. More

  • Ruling on joining prayers because non-Muslims do not like to see someone praying Date: 2-5-2017

    I am studying in a Jewish college and it is not possible for me to pray during class times. Furthermore, the Jews do not like to see us pray in public places. As such, I pray sitting in my car at the time of the Thuhr and ‘Asr, as I would also be unable to keep my ablution if I were to leave the campus. Is this acceptable from a sharia perspective? .. More

  • Making up years of missed prayers according to one's ability Date: 1-11-2016

    With reference to fatwa 105182, it was mentioned that a person must pray two days worth of Qadha prayers, each day, in order to not be considered negligent. I have been trying to complete my past Qadha prayers (missed over the years), but I am not able to complete two days worth of Qadha prayers every day. Am I considered sinful and blameworthy as a.. More

  • Staying up late and missing Fajr prayer Date: 13-10-2016

    Please answer this simple question as soon as possible. I read other questions on the site, but they did not address the issue. What is the ruling on one who wakes up at Fajr most of the time but sometimes unnecessarily stays up till late at night and sets an alarm and asks others to wake him but still sleeps throughout the Fajr. Is he sinning while.. More

  • Stories about reason for number of Rak'ahs in prayer not supported by evidence Date: 19-9-2016

    Respected scholars, assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. My question is regarding the numbers of Rak'ahs (units of prayer) of the obligatory prayers. Some stories about thisare very common in India like, for example, it is said about the 'Asr prayer that it is because Yunus, peace be upon him, offered four Rak'ahs after coming out from.. More

  • Dying before making up for some missed prayers Date: 3-9-2016

    Regarding Question 2622216. Respected Shaykh, I would like to know what our position is with regards to someone who has decades of missed prayers and embarks on a journey to complete Qada Umri (Qada Umri = a lifetime or several decades/years of missed prayers) but dies before doing so (still having many prayers not made up). Do we consider such a person.. More

  • Wrong to maltreat person who neglects prayer Date: 19-7-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. I am from Sri Lanka. I heard a speech regarding the prayer. The speaker mentioned that if a person neglects the prayer, he is worse than a dog. Moreover, he said that if that person would be suffering and dying and would need some water to be cured, it would be preferable not to give water to him as.. More

  • Tiredness does not justify shortening prayers Date: 21-6-2016

    Is my prayer accepted if I perform only two rak’ahs (units of prayer) for Thuhrbecause I am too tired? I think that it is better that I pray two rak’ahsonly rather than not pray at all. Is that a sin? What is the sharia view on this? .. More