544 fatwas

  • Intention to perform specific prayer is obligatory Date: 29-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I prayed the Maghrib in my house, then after more or less 20 minutes, I heard the azan and immediatelywent to the mosque to pray the obligatory prayer. My intention, however, was different from theirs, they prayed the ‘Ishaa’ prayer, while I prayed the Maghrib with them in a congregation, as I had forgotten that I had prayed the.. More

  • Sitting on heels in Tashahhud does not invalidate prayer Date: 24-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I hope and pray that you are in the best state of health and faith. I have a question regarding the prayer. Once, during the Dhuhr prayer, during the first Tashahhud, I sat on my heels because I thought that we can sit like that, even though it was my first time doing it. Before, I used to sit on my left foot and set my right foot.. More

  • Pausing between Tasbeeh in prayer Date: 24-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. O sheikh, I was wondering about an action of the Sunnah in the prayer regarding pausing during recitation. I know that it is from the Sunnah to pause after each Quran verse that is recited in the prayer. My question is: is it also from the Sunnah to pause in other areas of the prayer, such as when you.. More

  • Turning off mobile phone on floor while praying Date: 21-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Suppose that a man keeps his android mobile on the floor in front of him without putting it on silent. Then he starts praying in congregation. After a while, the mobile starts ringing while the imam is reciting. How should he stop it? .. More

  • When to say Takbeer if one sits for Jilsatul-Istiraahah Date: 18-10-2017

    When should I say Takbeer (saying: "Allahu Akbar") while getting up after an odd Rak‘ah (unit of prayer) for the next Rak‘ah? Should I say it before Jalsatul-Istiraahah or after it? .. More

  • Sitting for the last Tashahhud without reciting it Date: 15-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is it true that according to the Hanafi fiqh, if one sits in the final Rak‘ah of the prayer for a duration in which Tashahhud can be recited, his prayer is valid even if he does not recite it? I have Waswasah(obsessive whisperings) regarding the pronunciation of the Tashahhud. Can I follow this opinion till I get rid of this Waswasah? .. More

  • Making mistake in reciting Tashahhud Date: 12-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Does saying "assalamu alaina wala" by mistake instead of "assalamu alaina wa ala" in the Tasahhud annul it? .. More

  • Where to look when praying while sitting Date: 12-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh, respectedShaykhs. Where should I look in prayer when I pray sitting and when I pray mixed (standing and sitting in the same prayer, depending on the degree of pain/weakness)? Should I look at my lap, as that is what is in front of me when I prostrate while sitting on a chair? I do that because I read.. More

  • Slight movement in prayer is pardoned Date: 11-10-2017

    If I pray normally and shake or quiver while bowing or in another pillar of the prayer but wait, let us say 2-3 seconds, is my prayer okay? I ask because it is difficult to stop all movement in the pillars of the prayer. And what if someone would swing during the whole pillar of the prayer whilst standing? .. More

  • Inability to say Takbeerat-ul-Ihraam in prayer Date: 4-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. I suffer from anxiety which is so bad that everytime I want to pray the obligatory prayer, I get so anxious that I cannot say the Takbeerat-ul-Ihraam (saying Allaahu Akbar to start the prayer)because my breath is cut off. Sometimes I need one hour for one prayer. I know that Waswasah (obsessive whispers).. More

  • Starting prayer seated while able to stand Date: 13-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. If a person is to pray the full prayer sitting due to valid reasons but they are able to stand and begin the prayer standing, is the prayer of such a person invalid if they do not begin it while standing? I started two prayers while sitting out of forgetfullness; do I need to repeat them? May.. More

  • Waswasah in pronunciation of Tashahhud Date: 13-9-2017

    Salam. Please do not refer to other answers and reply soon. I am going through a severe emotional trauma. I have been suffering from Waswasah (obsessive/devilish whisperings) regarding apostasy, purification, and pronunciation in prayer for a long time. It has now reached the point that sometimes the devil makes me want to leave the prayer (may Allah.. More

  • Slight movement while praying does not negate Tuma'neenah Date: 9-9-2017

    Assalaam alaykum. I have a few more questions about ease in prayer. These answers will help me very much, Allaah willing: 1. In each position, does the praying person have to recite the required Athkaar (plural of Thikr [expressions of remembrance of Allaah]) while simultaneously being completely still? If a person recites while not being completely.. More

  • Swallowing phlegm during the prayer Date: 22-8-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I thank you for your responses regarding previous questions about the prayers. I keep trying to get better in my worship. I often catch a cold just because of the weather or just because of taking a bath. During prayers, the mucus bothers me, and I have some minor difficulty breathing. So then I sniff the mucus so that it does not.. More

  • Men covering head while praying Date: 20-8-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. If I do not cover my head during prayer to show that it is not obligatory in Islam, is that good or not? Our elders in the Salafi masjid raise questions about it. What should I do. How should I correct my intention? If I cover my head, is it for the people? And if I do not do so, then questions will.. More