219 fatwas

  • 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

  • Ignorance about the obligation of making up missed fasts in Ramadan and the valid way of performing prayer Date: 8-5-2016

    Due to my ignorance about religious matters, I did not make up for days of fasting that I missed in Ramadan due to valid excuses. I did not know the valid way of performing the prayer either. After about twenty years, I have come to know that I have to make up for the days of fasting that I missed. However, my health condition is not good enough to.. More

  • Eating or drinking before making up missed prayer Date: 27-2-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. When one misses the prayer due to oversleeping by accident, is it halal to drink water before praying? And if it is permissible to drink water due to thirst that might distract from prayer etc., is it permissible for them to eat food also? .. More

  • Delaying 'Asr and then forgetting to perform it Date: 16-1-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have a question regarding the difference between neglecting and forgetting the prayer. If there are 30 minutes left for 'Asrand I wait with the intention of praying in about 15 minutes, and then, while I am eating, I forget about 'Asrand the sun goes down. Does this fall under neglect or forgetting, because I forgot at the end?.. More

  • Making up for missed prayers if their number is not known Date: 12-11-2015

    I started praying when I almostturned 16 if my memory serves me correctly. I missed most prayers before that, not all. Even after 16, for some time, I may have missed prayers due to not bathing after a wet dream. I have read that one should make up for the missed prayers out of caution.1- My first question is, from what time? I have an approximate,.. More

  • She misses Thuhr and ‘Asr prayers because of work Date: 16-9-2015

    assalamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh, I am a single mother and I work 9hrs a day in the medical field where I cannot take a break to offer salah. This means I will miss Dhuhr and Asr prayers. Does that mean that when I make them up once I get home that Fajr, Maghrib, and Isha are then invalid, or does that mean that dhuhr and Asr are invalid? .. More

  • How to make prayer the comfort of your heart and the delight of your eyes Date: 24-8-2015

    What is the religious ruling on he who forces himself to perform prayer? .. More

  • Health benefits of prayer Date: 24-8-2015

    What is the relationship between health and prayer? .. More

  • Ruling on performing a prayer whose time is due before making up a missed one Date: 24-8-2015

    I heard some scholars saying that if a person offered the ‘Asr prayer and then remembered that he had not offered the Thuhr prayer, he must offer the Thuhr prayer and then offer the ‘Asr prayer again, since offering prayers according to the prescribed order is obligatory. However, it is narrated that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,.. More

  • Falling asleep before a prayer's time and therefore missing it Date: 20-8-2015

    I am a young man who works as a nurse. On Thursdays my work starts at 8:00 PM and lasts until 10:00 AM. Afterwards, I go to sleep and miss the Jumu‘ah (Friday) prayer which is at 12:50 PM. Taking into consideration that all my efforts to wake up were in vain, am I excused by the Sharee'ah for not attending it? .. More

  • Cursing a person who does not pray Date: 20-8-2015

    I listened to an Islamic recording concerning one who does not pray. It is mentioned that such a person is a disbeliever, cursed and disobedient. Is there a specific ruling for each case? When is his heart sealed and stamped? May Allaah Almighty reward you? .. More

  • Debate between Imaams Ahmad and Ash-Shaafi‘i about unbelief and leaving prayer Date: 19-4-2015

    Shaykh, is this story true: ''There is a debate between Imams Shafi’i and Ahmad which Ibn al-Subki documented in Tabaqat al-Shafiyyah al-Kubra 2/61. Imam Ahmad debated Imam Shafi’i on the point of one who abandons the prayer for no reason. The account is as follows: Shafi’i said to Imam Ahmad, “Do you say that he disbelieves?” Imam Ahmad replied,.. More

  • Making up for prayers performed incorrectly Date: 18-4-2015

    Assalamu alaykum respected scholars. Six months ago, I went through an incredible religious awakening after reading the Quran for the first time (I'm Muslim-born), and this has prompted me to study my religion further and start taking my five pillars more seriously, with salah being my absolute top priority. However, even though I've turned to Allah.. More

  • Making up for deliberately missed prayer in a time of dislike Date: 9-2-2015

    asalaam alaikum prayers that are miss intentionally without any valid reason can we make the prayer in makrooh times?[I know we can make prayer in makrooh times if we miss for a valid reason] .. More

  • Muslim commits unbelief by abandoning prayer altogether Date: 12-1-2015

    Al salam alaikum, I was staying up late one night and out of laziness and sleepiness, I did not pray Fajr because I needed to make ghusl and I was very tired, so I slept. There were also instances where I made tayammum instead of ghusl out of laziness. I have repented alhamdulilah but the matter is complicated because I was engaged at the time and I.. More