544 fatwas

  • 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

  • Hands are not raised before prostration in prayer Date: 2-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. The day before yesterday, I asked a question (No. 2669912); it states that I read in Sifat As-Salat that our Prophet sometimes used to raise his hands while prostrating, but it was not described in that book how this is done, i.e. before going into prostration while saying "Allahu Akbar" or between the two prostrations. And it was.. 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

  • 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

  • Changing intention from praying alone to praying behind imaam during prayer Date: 31-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Suppose a man starts to pray the ‘Asr by himself. Then, after some time, a group of people come and start praying the ‘Asr together beside him, so the man is actually in the same row as the congregation. If that person changes his intention and follows the imam afterwards, is his prayer valid? .. More

  • Doubting while praying whether one made intention for Witr Date: 28-12-2017

    Would it be possible to answer this question instead of redirecting me to another one? After praying the ‘Ishaa’ prayer, I made the intention to pray two units of Tahajjud and one unit of Witr. After saying Allahu Akbar, one of two things happened: whilst praying, I forgot whether I was praying the Witr or the Tahajjud, or I did not make an intention.. More

  • Saying Takbeer loudly or silently when praying alone Date: 13-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I wanted to ask; when I am praying by myself (for example: the non-obligatory prayers, the Sunnah prayers), do I need to say the transitional Takbeeraat (saying Allahu Akbar [Allah is Most Great]) out loud? .. More

  • Skipping the first Tashahhud deliberately Date: 13-12-2017

    Assalaam. Sometimes, I intentionally skip the first Tashahhud in the Magrib/‘Ishaa’ prayer when I am in a hurry. At times, I recite only the Shahaadah (testimony of faith) part in the sitting. I finish the prayer without Sujood As-Sahw (prostration of forgetfulness). Are my prayers valid in this manner? .. More

  • Manner of placing right hand over left in prayer Date: 12-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. A hadith states that one should keep his right hand on his left hand while standing in prayer, but it does not describe how. There is the hadith which says that the Prophet used to keep his right hand on the back of the left palm, wrist, and forearm, which were on his chest, but the hadith that I mentioned first does not give a description.. More

  • Mistake in Al-Faatihah in prayer Date: 12-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I made a mistake in Al-Faatihah during the prayer. Instead of saying An-‘Amta (starting with the letter Alif), I said ‘An-‘Amta (starting with the letter ‘Ayn) in the verse "Siraat Al-Ladheena An-‘Amta ‘Alayhim." Does this distort the meaning, causing my prayer to be invalid, or is it still valid? May Allah reward you. .. More

  • Reciting the Faatihah silently before imaam in congregational prayer Date: 10-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, Scholars. There is a difference of opinion amongst the scholars as to whether reciting the Faatihah before the imam when he is reciting aloud is obligatory or not. What if I believe that it is recommended and I recite the Faatihah and I complete its recitation before the imam and say "Ameen" twice, one time with my recitation, and.. More

  • Saying ‘Astaghfirullah’ thrice is prescribed after finishing prayer Date: 5-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. When I stand to offer the prayer (all five of them), I first used to recite “Astaghfirullah” (I seek the forgiveness of Allah) three times and would then recite “Wajjahtu wajhi...”I want to know whether reciting “Astaghfirullah” in the obligatory prayer is a religious innovation? Allah protect you. .. More

  • Killing mosquito while praying Date: 28-11-2017

    I am allergic. When a mosquito stings me, it irritates me a lot and does not stop itching. I cannot stop killing those insects, even during the prayer. Sometimes, the blood which was sucked by the mosquito is spread all over parts of my body when killing them. Do I have to repeat the ablution? .. More

  • Ash-Shaafi‘i's view on intention before prayer - At-Tirmithi's view on raising hands in prayer Date: 10-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. I have two questions: 1. I want to know whether it is true that Imam Ash-Shaafi‘i, may Allah have mercy upon him, held the view of uttering the intention before the prayer. What is authentically proven from him? 2. Some people quote the statement of Imam At-tirmithi on raising the hands in prayer.. More

  • Repeating the letter ‘r’ in Takbeer and Faatihah in prayer Date: 29-10-2017

    If I do not do that roll/trill of the 'r' sound in the Takbeer (saying Allahu Akbar [Allah is Most Great]) or Surat Al-Faatihah even though I can, is my prayer still valid? .. More