545 fatwas

  • Definition of Ishtimaal as-Sammaa' and Al-Ihtibaa' Date: 13-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. This is a hadith from Sahih Bhukhaari, Volume 1, Book 10, Number 558: Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Messenger of Allaah  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) forbade two kinds of sales, two kinds of dresses, and two prayers. He forbade offering prayers after the Fajr prayer till the rising of the sun and after the 'Asr prayer till its setting... More

  • Doubting correctness of prayer Date: 10-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum, my Brothers and Sisters. I am a 16-year-old boy. Allaah, The Exalted, guided me to the right path during the 10 last days of Ramadan, praise be to Allaah. So ever since, I have done my prayers and read the Quran. However, Brothers, everytime I pray, I try to pray like our prophet, Muhammed, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,but everytime.. More

  • Raising hands before and after Rukoo’ Date: 31-10-2016

    Can we claim with 100% certainty that doing Raf'ul Yadayn (raising hands before and after Rukoo’) was never abrogated? Or is it an issue about which difference of opinions is permissible? .. More

  • Saying ‘Assalaamu Alaykum’ in Tasleem Date: 29-10-2016

    Assalaamu 'alaykum. If the imam of the mosque, following Tasleem, says, "Salam 'alaykum wa rahmatullah" or "Assalam 'alaykum wa rahmatullah" or "Salamu 'alaykum wa rahmatullah,"is the prayer valid?Can you pray behind such an imam? May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Weeping loudly in prayer Date: 23-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. This time, my question is regarding weeping loudly during the Qunoot supplication or while listening to the Quran recitation during the prayer; is that permissible or does it constitute innovation? .. More

  • Maaliki position on raising hands in prayer and saying Aameen aloud Date: 23-10-2016

    What is the position of the Maaliki School of Thought regarding raising the hands in the prayer and saying 'Aameen' (amen) out loud? .. More

  • Pronouncing Takbeerat Al-Ihraam incorrectly Date: 19-10-2016

    Assalamu alaykum. I was told recently that in the pronunciation of Takbeerat Al-Ihraam, onemust pronounce it 'Allaahu Akbar' and not 'Allaahuwakbar' or else it invalidates your prayer. I have much difficulty in telling the two apart, sometimes I repeat my Takbeerat Al-Ihraam because I cannot tell whether I said it right or not. .. More

  • Making mistake in Qunoot supplication Date: 13-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I recited the Qunoot supplication wrongly in the Witr prayter; I missed one word, then I started it anew but still recited it wrongly. Is my Witr valid, or should I pray it again? Also, does the invalidity of previous prayers affect the validity of other prayers? .. More

  • About Jilsat-ul-Istiraahah before standing up from prostration Date: 12-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Shaykh ibn Baaz, in his book on the prayer, supports the view that Jalsat-Ul-Istiraahah(sitting before standing up) is recommended but that the person should not push himself up from the ground while standing up, but the hadith in which Jalsat-Ul-Istiraahahis mentioned says that the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,pushed himself.. More

  • Imaam does not leave time for congregation to recite al-Faatihah Date: 11-10-2016

    The answer that you gave me in Fatwa No. 2627987, by referring to other two fatwas,does not answer my question. My question was regarding the Taraweeh prayer; the imam does not give us enough time to recite the Faatihah and immediately starts the verses/chapters in high speed in order to complete the Quran in 27 days. Because of the loud volume and.. More

  • Leaving gap between saying Allaahu and Akbar in prayer Date: 7-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I know that when starting the prayer by saying Allaahu Akbar, you must not leave a gap between saying Allaahu and Akbar, but if I left a gap accidentally in a transitional Takbeer (saying Allaahu Akbar), would that be considered an incorrect pronunciation? Would I need to repeat it in a correct way? Additionally, I asked a question.. More

  • Places in prayer where Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, raised his hands Date: 5-10-2016

    Is the hadith that states that the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,raised his hands till he met Allaah authentic? .. More

  • When to say 'rabbana wa laka al-hamd' in prayer Date: 17-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum Shaykh. It has been mentioned that the Sunnah is for the one following the imam in prayer to not say, 'Sami' Allaahu liman hamida', so when does he start saying, 'Rabana wa laka Al-Hamd'? Should he start saying it in the upright position or while coming up? I hope that you understand what I mean? May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Placing right hand over left hand in prayer not obligatory Date: 17-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Please do not cite other fatwas as I do not understand! In Fatwa no. 324355, you say, "Placing the right hand over the left hand in prayer is a Sunnah and is not obligatory." Is that true? Do you have any hadith(s) regarding the matter? Can we pray while our left hand is over the right hand? .. More

  • Looking at index finger in Tashahhud Date: 11-7-2016

    I am aware that one must look at the moving forefinger during Tashahhud. Do we have to start looking at it from the words, "At-tahiyyatu till the salaam continuously," or from the words, "At-tayhiyatu lillahi..." to the words "wa Ash-hadu anna Muhammadan Rasullulah," and then look back at the place of prostration? Another related question is: Is the.. More