261 fatwas

  • Detailed account of Salat At-Tawbah (prayer of repentance) Date: 7-11-2016

    How exactly do you pray Salaat At-Tawbah? I have seen your other fatwas, but I do not know what you say during this specific prayer. When do you supplicate? During the prayer? If so, then when during the prayer? Also, do we generalise in the supplication? Is it a specific supplication that we say? How many times do we say it? How long should the prayer.. More

  • Missing Taraaweeh prayer not sin Date: 31-10-2016

    Do you know of any scholar who would have said that not praying Taraweeh (night prayers in the month of Ramadan) at all is a sin? .. More

  • Two Rak'ahs before Fajr not obligatory Date: 18-10-2016

    Are there any scholars who think that it is obligatory to offer the two-Rak‘ah (units of prayer) prayer before the two-Rak‘ahobligatory prayer of Fajr? .. More

  • Special garment for night prayer Date: 28-7-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have read the following: Amr ibn Al-Aswad used to have an expensive garment of 200 dirhams that he wore exclusively for the night prayer. (Narrated by Ibn Kathir in Al-Bidayah wan-Nihayah) Is this permissible? I mean, for a man to buy a a special piece of clothing (like a Thawb or Jalabah) and only use it for night prayers. Or is.. More

  • Praying night prayer in masjid or in other person's home Date: 24-7-2016

    Is it better to pray the night prayer at someone else's house (if your staying the night) or at the masjid? .. More

  • Husband became chronic paralytic Date: 12-5-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. A Muslim husband had an accident and became a paralytic and has been bedridden for the last eight months. The doctors treating him are hopeless of his recovery. The wife did istikhaarah (prayer of consultation) regarding doing a khulʻ (divorce at the instance of the wife in return of compensation payable by her)and getting married.. More

  • Virtue of praying four rak'ahs after ʻIshaa' Date: 6-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I would like to know the authenticity of those narrations that mention that the virtue of praying four rak'ahs (units of prayer) after theʻIshaa' is equal to Laylat Al-Qadr. May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Performing repentance prayer without committing sin Date: 23-3-2016

    If you suffered waswaas (devilish whisperings) that you did a bad deed and it is disturbing you and you prayed the prayer of repentance, is that acceptable or is it considered an innovation? .. More

  • Invalid to pray regular Sunnah of Maghrib before it Date: 22-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykom dear Shaykh. May Allaah preserve your health and your eemaan (faith). Occasionally, my family are a little late to pray the Maghrib, so when this happens, I pray the two rakʻahs (units of prayer) of thesunnah of the Maghrib before it because I do not want to miss out on the Sunnah. Is this permissible or am I making an innovation?.. More

  • Authenticity of hadeeth about number of rak’ahs in Taraweeh prayer Date: 18-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I read a narration in Musnad Abu Ya’la Al-Musli, hadith no. 4788, in which ‘Aa’ishah, may Allaah be pleased with her,said that the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,led them three nights in the Taraweeh prayer with 11 rak’ahs. Is this particular narration sound? May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Why the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam, prayed 2 Rak'ahs after 'Asr though it is forbidden Date: 22-1-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum Shaikh. While reading Sahih Al-Bukhaari, I read the following hadith that I already knew. Volume 1, Book 10, Number 560: Abu Sa'id Al-KhudriI narrated that he heard the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,say, "There is no prayer after the morning prayer till the sun rises, and there is no prayer after the ‘Asr prayer till the.. More

  • Number of rak'ahs in Taraweeh in Hanafi School Date: 15-1-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum shaykh. I am a new follower of ahle-hadith from India. Some hanafi people here argue that only the 20 rak'ah taraweeh is from the Sunnah. I know that there are other hadiths in Al-Bukhaari where the prophet prayed 11 and 13 rakah's Taraweeh/Tahajjud. I also know that here are some hadiths in Muwatta Imam Maalik where Umar, may Allaah.. More

  • Greeting a mosque or graveyard when passing by them in a car Date: 18-12-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. Thank you for a wonderful informative forum. My question is: Is it permissible or is it required to greet a mosque as you drive pass it, or greet a graveyard when you drive past it? We have been doing that ever since we were young, and I wanted to know the significance of it. Wassalaam. .. More

  • Ishraaq prayer may not count as Sunnah of Fajr as well Date: 18-11-2015

    If anyone misses the two-rak'ah (unit of prayer) sunnah prayer before fajr and then offers it after sunrise, will this salah also count as the two rak'ahs of salatul ishraq? .. More

  • Staying up all night to seek knowledge is better than voluntary night prayer Date: 11-11-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. My question is the following: which of the two is better, praying at night or staying up late at night to seek knowledge? Also, when did the Salaf (pious predecessors) sleep when they remained awake all night? I do not think that they used to waste the blessings of the morning? .. More