261 fatwas

  • Making up for Missed Witr Prayer Date: 26-11-2001

    My question is pertaining to missing non-Fard prayers such as the Witr Prayer... Is it obligatory for a person practicing such a prayer to make up for it if he/she misses it, for example, by sleeping or just forgetting? .. More

  • Sunnah and Nafl (Rawaatib) Prayers Date: 17-10-2001

    Please clarify regarding offering the voluntary prayers before and after the obligatory prayers? My viewpoint is that, as you love and hold affection for the Prophet, Muhammad, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, you must definitely follow his Sunnah. But some people regard it as next to obligation. For example, during Fajr prayer, people who come late.. More

  • Special prayers during Ramadan Date: 25-9-2001

    1- What is the difference between the Salat at-Taraweeh, Salat al-Qiyam, Salat al-Lail and Salat al-Tahajjud? Explain me also these Salat in light of Ramadhan. 2- According to Sunnah of the Prophet, What is the actual Rakahs for the Taraweeh prayer? Usually, 90% of people including me praying 20 Rakahs, but 10% pray 8 Rakahs only, what's this? And.. More

  • How to perform the Tahajjud prayer Date: 24-9-2001

    Please explain to me how to pray Tahajjud Salat including all information about it, including the times to start it and how long you pray it. If you have to pray it for hours, how can this be done if you have not memorized long Surahs'? .. More

  • Istikhara prayer for family problem Date: 20-9-2001

    Please help me how to make Istikarah! I am having a very serious problem with my husband he does not tolerate my father. My husband is my father sister son (my cousin). They have some property dispute. They are like enemies and my life at home is becoming miserable. I pray five times daily I recite Qur'an Surah Ya-Sin (36), Ar-Rahman (55), Al-Waqi`ah.. More

  • How to Perform Witr Prayer Date: 19-9-2001

    Please with reference to the Hadeeth, what is the correct way to perform the Witr Prayer? .. More

  • Offering prayer after Witr Date: 4-7-2001

    Can I offer Nawafil Salat after the Salat ul-Witr during Isha time prayers. I offer Salat ul Witr during Isha time, as I cannot get up during Tahajjud time. Is it forbidden to offer Nawafil prayer after Salat ul Witr... More

  • Praying two Rakahs during Khutbah Date: 28-6-2001

    If a Muslim arrives late for the Khutbah and prays his two Raka'at during the Khutbah is this Bida'? There is a Hadith which states that you must pray two Raka'at before you sit? Please answer me according to the Islamic laws of the Sunnah... More

  • That Incident Is Not the Result of Istikhaara and Not Necessary to Have a Dream Date: 18-6-2001

    My question is regarding a small incident that took place in the second day of an "Istikhara" that I did recently. I performed the "Istikhara" because I couldn't make up my mind about continuing my friendship with one of my friends. I didn't see any dream in the first night of Istikhara nor anything happened in the day. The second day, when I woke up.. More

  • Reciting Qur'an in superogatory prayers Date: 11-6-2001

    Are superogatory prayers made loudly or softly?.. More

  • Times of voluntary prayers Date: 4-4-2001

    Is it permissible to pray salutation to the mosque (Tahiyyatul-Masjid) during (Makrooh) undesirable times? The Hadith says: Narrated Abu Qatada Al-Aslami: Allah's Apostle said, "If anyone of you enters a mosque, he should pray two Raka'h before sitting." Another Hadith says: Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet had forbidden: the offering of two prayers,.. More

  • Istikhaarah and secret marriage Date: 24-3-2001

    If a man has promised a lady to get married of her and they got engaged. Then a misunderstanding happened between him and her father. Due to the misunderstanding they kept away from each other because they don't know if they are going to get married or not, But they love each other. After 10 months he made a relation with an other woman and he prayed.. More

  • Tahajjud (night prayer) Date: 15-1-2001

    Please tell me about salat al- tahajjud according to the Sunnah... More

  • Is Taraweeh prayer obligatory? Date: 20-12-2000

    In Ramadan many people do not attend Tarawih. I think every one should perform Tarawih. Do we have to do perform it or not and how many Rakah? .. More

  • Number of rakahs of Taraweeh prayer Date: 20-12-2000

    My question is regarding Taraweeh prayers in the month of Ramadan: Why do Muslims of Middle Eastern origin pray 8 rakah and Muslims from India/Pakistan pray 20 Rakahs? Our Prophet (pbuh) prayed only 8, while Umar (ra) established 20 rakahs. Who should we to follow? Please explain in detail... More