216 fatwas

  • Addressing difficulties some may experience in observing prayer regularly Date: 13-1-2014

    I am a young man and give much charity out of my modest wealth. But I strive against myself in order to regularly observe the prayer as I find real difficulty in this regard. Also, I sometimes smoke using a hookah. So I feel despair that Allaah The Almighty does not accept my charity. Please advise. Thank you. .. More

  • Ruling on offering charity and performing Hajj on behalf of one who abandons prayer out of ignorance Date: 13-1-2014

    We live in An-Nabq 48. My father passed away in 1981 and he did not observe prayer. He did not reject the obligation of prayer but he abandoned it out of ignorance. We did not have mosques or callers to Allaah The Almighty in our neighborhood and only a few people observed prayer at that time. My father used to observe fast and offer charity. Is it.. More

  • Abandoning the prayer by one who is ill, unconvinced of performing it, is a great danger Date: 13-1-2014

    A pregnant woman of five months suffers pains in her back when she prays standing. Therefore, she totally abandoned the prayer as she is not convinced of the possibility of performing it while sitting down. What is the Sharee'ah ruling? Thanks. .. More

  • There is no goodness in work preventing prayer Date: 13-1-2014

    A man works in a factory whose Muslim owner forbids performing the prayers during work hours. Should the worker pray and violate the orders of his employer, knowing that such an action is likely to cause him dismissal while jobs are rare in his country? Please advise. May Allaah Reward you. .. More

  • A husband's attitude towards his prayer-negligent wife Date: 13-1-2014

    I have been married for ten years. My problem – in brief – is that my wife neglects the prayer. I advised her repeatedly, but all my attempts were in vain. I threatened her with divorce but her response was temporary; she prays for a short while and then stops again, arguing that she is not convinced of prayer. We have three children. What should.. More

  • A wife is not to be blamed if she wakes her husband up and he refuses Date: 12-1-2014

    Would I be considered a sinner if I do not wake up my husband to perform the Fajr prayer? I try with much effort to wake him up for about fifteen minutes but he does not awaken easily and I need to go back to sleep, given that I use all possible means to wake him up but to no avail. Thanks. .. More

  • Obligations, including prayer, imply a form of hardship Date: 12-1-2014

    I leave for work early at 4:30 am and this obliges me to sleep early. However, during these days, the time of ‘Ishaa’ is very close to that of Fajr. Therefore, it is difficult for me to wait for the ‘Ishaa’ prayer at 11:00 pm or 11:30 pm and then wake up to pray Fajr at 4:00 am. Is there any excuse for me to delay the ‘Ishaa’ prayer until.. More

  • Religious ruling of one who cannot leave work to perform prayer or pray during it Date: 12-1-2014

    My husband is a naval engineer and, due to the nature of his work, he is living a perpetual travel lifestyle. He is continually traveling from port to port throughout the year. The least duration of his journeys is twenty days. What is the ruling with regards to prayers? Should he perform prayers normally or shorten them given that he is considered.. More

  • One who abandons prayer turns away from the Remembrance of Allaah The Almighty Date: 12-1-2014

    As-salaamu ‘Alaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuh. I have a friend who does not pray and I would like to advise him to do so. To my knowledge, he does not deny its obligation. However, he does not pray, saying that he cannot deceive Allaah The Almighty and must pray after renouncing all evil deeds such as listening to forbidden recordings (i.e... More

  • Observing the proper sequence when making up for missed prayers is not a condition for their validity Date: 12-1-2014

    My son performed the Maghrib prayer in congregation with me and then told me that he had not performed the ‘Asr prayer. It is well known that observing the proper sequence is important when making up for a missed prayer. I told him to perform the ‘Asr prayer afterwards and that he should observe order when making up for missed prayers in the future... More

  • Observing sequence in making up missed prayers Date: 27-11-2013

    salama aleikoum ustadh, I read there is ikhtilaaf in making up prayers in order, hanafiyyah and malikiyyah says if more than 6 then one doesn't have to make it up in order which i belief is the most correct but i am hanbali (although not at all costs everytime without proof). Because if one has to make up in order and one was neglictful in puberty so.. More

  • The prostration mark on the forehead has no positive or negative meaning Date: 4-8-2013

    assalmwalekum, i have black mark in my forehead due to sajda. i heard that this is not good as mentioned in some hadeeths. kindly tell me is it good to have mark on forehead or not. I keep clothes beneath my forehead to reduce the mark. however this mark is present. .. More

  • Waking up then falling asleep without performing the prayer on time Date: 9-5-2013

    The Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "There is no negligence when one is sleeping.“ Sometimes, I sleep for a long time even though I wake up for seconds so that I know the time and then I go back to sleep for some more hours. Therefore, I miss one prayer or more. What is the ruling? .. More

  • Making up prayer and fasting because of bleeding that accompanies abortion Date: 8-5-2013

    I experienced miscarriage in the first month of pregnancy during Ramadhaan but I did not realize the reason behind the bleeding so I considered it menstruation. Therefore, I abstained from fasting and offering the prayer for twelve days. Afterwards the doctor informed me that it was a miscarriage, not menstruation, so how can I make up the prayer? Can.. More

  • Family problems do not justify abandoning prayer Date: 7-5-2013

    I am a nineteen-year old young man and am keen to perform the five obligatory prayers in their due times. However, my problem is that I live with my brother in his home and his wife hates it. She took money from me and I informed my brother, thereupon I became the devil who sowed the seeds of discord between my brother and his wife! This incident gave.. More