262 fatwas

  • Manner of performing four-Rak‘ah Sunnah prayer Date: 31-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. How should I pray the Sunnah prayer if I pray four Rak‘ahs (units of prayer) with one Salaam? Should I recite another surah after the Faatihah in every Rak‘ah? Should I sit in Tashahhud after two Rak‘ahs? .. More

  • Ruling on saying ‘Salaah Al-Witr, may Allah reward you.’ Date: 31-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. What is the ruling on saying, “Salaah Al-Witr, may Allah reward you,” to caution the worshippers? I said this in the heat of the moment because someone told me to, and I asked myself whether or not it is a Bid‘ah (religious innovation) after I said it (but my heart leaned more towards that it is Bid‘ah because I heard one.. More

  • Reward of voluntary prayers Date: 31-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, Scholars. I would like to know what the status/reward/value of the voluntary prayers is. I am not refering to the Sunnah-prescibed ones, such as the Rawaatib, the night prayer, or the Duha prayer, but rather the prayers that one may make for instance between the Thuhr and the ‘Asr or between the Maghrib and the ‘Ishaa’. For.. More

  • How optional prayers complete missed obligatory prayers on Day of Judgment Date: 30-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I just wanted clarification on the following hadith. I cannot remember its exact wording, so I will paraphrase it, Allah willing. It is regarding the Day of Judgment, when a person will be being questioned about his prayer. Allah, the Exalted, will tell the angels to look into a persons prayer, as to whether it is complete or deficient... More

  • Praying Taraaweeh after combining Maghrib and ‘Ishaa’ at time of Maghrib Date: 28-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Shaykhs, can I start praying the Taraaweeh (voluntary night prayer during Ramadan) prayer before the time of the ʻIshaa’ startsif I combine the Maghrib and theʻIshaa’ prayers at the Maghrib time? Or must I wait for the azan of theʻIshaa’ in order to pray the Taraaweeh? May Allah.. More

  • Praying Tahiyyat Al-Masjid between Sunnah of Fajr and Fajr prayer Date: 30-11-2017

    Suppose I prayed the two-Rak‘ah (unit of prayer) Sunnah prayer of the Fajr at home and then I go to the mosque and have some time left for congregation. Is it permissible for me to pray Tahiyyat Al-Masjid (greeting the mosque) at that time? Does it contradict with the consequences of the Fajr prayer? Is it the same case in the Thuhr prayer? Is there.. More

  • Tawarruk in three-unit-of-prayer Witr prayer Date: 22-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. If I pray a three-unit-of-prayer Witr prayer with one sitting, should I do Tawarruk (sitting with the buttocks on the ground whith both feet on the right side of the body) in that last sitting or not? .. More

  • Manner of performing Witr prayer Date: 18-11-2017

    In terms of performance, bowing, reciting, and so on, what is different about the Witr prayer from the five daily prayers? Is my Witr prayer acceptable if I pray one unit of Witr prayer but I perform it just like the five daily prayers from the Takbeer (saying: Allaahu Akbar) to the Tasleem (ending the prayer with the Salaam greeting)? .. More

  • Preacher of Friday sermon not required to pray Tahiyyat Al-Masjid Date: 17-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I know that on the Friday, after entering the masjid, the Prophet used to go to the minbar and start giving the sermon without praying Tahiyyat Al-Masjid (the prayer of greeting the mosque). However, between the two sermons, he would sit for a short time (though he did not pray before sitting). So how could I reconcile that with the.. More

  • When to pray pre-prayer Sunnah if one missed congregational prayer Date: 22-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. If I miss the Thuhr prayer with the congregation in the masjid, am I still able to pray four units of prayer before praying the Thuhr prayer by myself, or is it too late? For example, the prayer in congregation is at about 11:50, but if I miss the group prayer and pray at 12:30 by myself, can I still pray the additional voluntary.. More

  • Praying two Rak‘ahs before Maghrib and ‘Ishaa' Date: 10-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. With regards to praying two Rak‘ahs (units of prayer) before the Maghrib prayer or ‘Ishaa’ prayer, do the scholars who say that it is recommended mean that one should pray it all the time? May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Stories about night prayer Date: 16-5-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, Scholar. Since I have not been able to perform the voluntary night prayer for months, I would love to hear stories like the one of Sufyaan Ath-Thawri, which says that he could not pray night prayers because of one sin. So, please, if you can tell me stories of Tabi'een (generation following that of the Companions) or Companions or.. More

  • Finding difficulty in performing voluntary night prayer Date: 9-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, Shaykh. A few days ago, I sent you a question regarding my inability to pray voluntary night prayers after sleeping. I told you that I still do not know why given that I checked all the ways that help one to pray at night. I think these are good. However, I was reading some quotes of righteous Imams in Islamqa.com of Muhammad Salih.. More

  • Reading last verses of Aal-'Imraan before Tahajjud Prayer Date: 20-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. Is it true that Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,would look at the sky recite a verse of the Quran (3:190) (or another verse if I am mistaken) and then pray his Tahajjud prayer? May Allaah reward you, Shaykh. .. More

  • Tahajjud prayer prescribed for all Muslims Date: 20-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Can an unmarried girl pray Tahajjud (voluntary night prayer)? Someone recently told me that it is not permissible for an unmarried girl to pray Tahajjud. May Allaah reward you. .. More