545 fatwas

  • 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

  • Waswaas about correct pronunciation of letters in prayer Date: 17-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Please do not refer to other questions. It takes me about 10 times to pronounce the letter ‘Aayn correctly in Surah Al-Faatihah and the Tashahhud when I am praying by myself. It is often replaced with 'hamza'. Shall I keep repeating it till I get it correct, or shall I proceed? .. More

  • Supplication against distraction in prayer Date: 12-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, dear, respected Shaykh. My question is regarding the prayer. I read a hadith that says that when one is distracted from the prayer, it is because of a devil called Khuzan (may Allah, the Exalted, curse him). I read that the solution to this is to recite, "A‘oothu billaahi min ash-shaytaan-ir-rajeem," (I seek refuge in Allah from.. More

  • Pressing forehead hard against ground disliked in prostration Date: 2-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Could you please give me some advice on how to avoid pressing my forehead on the ground hard? Whenever I feel like supplicating while prostrating in or outside the prayer, I have the tendency to press my forehead on the ground, then when I get up, I feel a little lightheaded. .. More

  • Missing Qunoot in Witr prayer Date: 22-6-2017

    After completing the Witr prayer, I remembered that I did not read the Qunoot supplication. Do I need to repeat it? Also, before ending the prayer with the Tasleem once, I was in doubt as to whether I read the Qunoot supplication or not, so I stood up and repeated that unit of prayer. Was that correct of me? My final question is whether the Witr prayer.. More

  • Standing while touching pillar of masjid in prayer Date: 25-5-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. If someome stands while touching a pillar of the masjid with his side of backside without a necessity while praying, is his prayer valid? .. More

  • Difficulty pronouncing Athkaar in prayer Date: 14-5-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have difficulty pronouncing the Athkaar (pl. of Thikr [expressions of remembrance of Allaah]) silently. Therefore, most times, when I pray behind the imam, I am unable to complete the recitation of the Athkhaar before he moves on to the next position. That said, when this occurs, I sometimes try to force the recitation of the Athkhaarso.. More

  • Prayer of someone who cannot pronounce a letter correctly Date: 3-5-2017

    What is the ruling on pronouncing the letter Daal (corresponding to D in English) in a way that sounds to people like Taa’ (corresponding to T in English) while reciting Al-Fatihah? I sometimes pronounce it correctly as I keep on repeating the verses to the extent that I frequently miss bowing with the Imam. When I bowing, he would be prostrating.. More

  • Supplicating during prostration can be done with both narrated and non-narrated supplications Date: 2-5-2017

    Please advise me regarding some supplications that I have come accustomed to saying during prostrations; I do not know if they are allowed or not. These supplications include sayings like 'Rabbi-shrah li sadri wa yassir li amri…' [My Lord, expand my chest and make things easy for me…], 'Allahumma waffiqni lita‘atika' [O Allah! Make me succeed.. More

  • The wisdom in placing the right hand on the left while praying Date: 2-5-2017

    Why are the hands placed on the chest during prayer? .. More

  • Two people shaking hands in front of someone who is praying is equal to them passing in front of him Date: 2-5-2017

    My question is about two people in the mosque. They shake hands while there is a third person who is praying between them. As such, their hands are in the way of his Qiblah (prayer direction, the Ka'bah in Makkah). Is this considered passing in front of the one who is praying? .. More

  • No need to designate imaam in intention for prayer Date: 3-4-2017

    If I pray behind an imam who is praying the Maghrib and I do not think to myself, 'I intend to pray the Maghrib behind this imam', so I merely intended to pray the Maghrib and joined the imam in prayer, does that affect my prayer? .. More

  • Doubting making mistake in Faatihah in prayer Date: 13-3-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I asked a question regarding making mistakes in Surah Al-Faatihah during the prayer, and this is the answer that I received: "With regard to your second question, note that Allaah is Most Merciful and Most Kind to His slaves and that He does not burden a soul beyond its capacity. It is the duty of every Muslim to fear Allaah as.. More

  • Reciting ‘Subboohun Quddoosun Rabbul Malaa'ikati war-Rooh’ while bowing Date: 13-3-2017

    Can “Subbuhoon Quddosoon Rabbul Malaaikati warruh” be recited while bowing instead of “Subhaana Rabbiyal Azeem”? .. More

  • Not touching knee with all fingers while bowing does not invalidate prayer Date: 9-3-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am suffering from Waswaas (obsessive whisperings) at the moment and would like to know one thing. When I was praying the ‘Asr, while bowing specifically, my hands were touching my knees, but for a brief moment, one of my fingers was not, so I put it back into place. Is my prayer valid given that this is a pillar of the prayer?.. More