262 fatwas

  • 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

  • No authentic narration states that Taraaweeh is eight rak'ahs Date: 26-10-2015

    Assalamu alaykum. I read a hadith and would like to know the authenticity of the hadith and narrators. Saaib bin Yazeed (may Allaah be pleased with him) narrated, “During the Caliphate of Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him), we used to pray 8 rak’aahs (units of prayer) (of Taraweeh).” [Sunan Sa’eed bin Mansoor with reference from Al-Haawi.. More

  • Voluntary Tawaf vs voluntary prayer Date: 7-9-2015

    What is the ruling on performing tawaf (circumambulation) and sa‘y (going back and forth between Mount Safa and Marwah) by a non-pilgrim? I want to perform tawaf and sa‘y and supplicate Allaah Almighty. .. More

  • Performing Taraweeh in congregation with the intention of Performing Tahajjud Afterwards Date: 24-8-2015

    What is the optimal way to perform the Witr prayer for a person who intends to perform Tahajjud? Should he perform Ash-shaf‘ (two-unit prayer) with the Taraweeh prayers and delay the Witr after Tahajjud or delay both Ash-shaf‘ and al-Witr (single-unit prayer)? .. More

  • Istikhaarah to choose between two matters, then abandoning them and choosing a third one Date: 24-8-2015

    My question is about the Istikhaarah (guidance seeking) prayer. I had to choose between two things and, after praying Istikhaarah, Allaah made one of these two things easy for me. However, I did not choose this thing that Allaah facilitated for me, but I chose a third option that was not among the first two for which I made Istikhaarah. Is this permissible?.. More

  • Any prayer is sufficient for voluntary prayer after Wudhoo' and Tahiyyat-ul-Masjid Date: 20-8-2015

    What is the evidence from the Quran and the Sunnah that it is legitimate to perform one voluntary prayer with several intentions? For example, is it sound to perform a two-Rak'ah (unit of prayer) prayer intending the voluntary prayer after Wudhoo' (ablution), Tahiyyat-ul-Masjid and the pre-Thuhr (noon) voluntary prayers? .. More

  • Performing a single Istikhaarah prayer for several needs Date: 20-8-2015

    Is it permissible to supplicate after the Istikhaarah (guidance-seeking) prayer for several needs? Some examples include staying in a country, remaining with a current employer or seeking another in the same country as opposed to returning to my homeland or some other country, marrying or not, etc. .. More

  • Tahiyyat-ul-Masjid prayer when praying outside the mosque due to it being too crowded Date: 20-8-2015

    Some people listen to the Khutbah (sermon) and pray outside the mosque during the Friday prayer (on the sidewalk or in the street) due to the crowd inside. Is it recommended for those people to perform the Tahiyyat-ul-Masjid prayer before sitting down? Please take into consideration that such a place is not separated from the mosque, as the carpets.. More

  • Losing eagerness to do something after Istikhaarah Date: 20-4-2015

    Assalamu alaikkum. Jazakkallah for your kind response always.May Allah grant you more and more knowledge and make Barakah!(stable Increase!)BTW,now my problem is, I had joined in a Madrasa for a 2 years course,which happens only in weekend from this January.Even though I made the earlier payments and registered as well as eagerly, at last moment I had.. More

  • A Muslim is not denied the Prophet's intercession by leaving the Sunnah prayers Date: 26-12-2014

    Assalaamu alaikum, I have read that Sunnah Muakkada is very important practice for Muslims and if anyone leave this sunnah (with no due reason) than such person will be deprived of Shafa'a (intercession) of Prophet Muhammad (SallALLAH Alaihi wa Sallam) on the day of Qayamah. So I want to know whether this thing is true or not? Kindly give us Daleel.. More

  • Praying night prayer right after ‘Ishaa' Date: 28-9-2014

    Salamu aleikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. I have heard that Abu Bakr (ra) started to pray qiyam al-layl right after isha prayer. The question is: did he not pray qiyam at the last 1/3 part of the night which the best time for qiyam? Is there any evidences about how he prayed qiyam? wa Jazak Allahu kheiran .. More

  • Ruling on raising funds for donations in between Taraaweeh Date: 24-8-2014

    we are praying taraweeh in Ramadan. Can the imam of the masjid collect donations in the middle of the salat? or he should wait till the end of salat. .. More

  • Performing Tawbah prayer for multiple sins Date: 21-8-2014

    Assalaamu Alaykum. Can you perform salatul tawbah (prayer for repentance) for multiple sins or do you have to perform one salat for each sin. Also is it ok do tawbah when I'm in sujood in the salat or shall I do it in dua after the salat .. More

  • Visions are not indicators for the result of Istikhaarah Date: 29-5-2014

    My sister in law (my wife's sister) has a marriage offer from her Maternal Uncle's son (her cousin).Before, responding the boys family about any decision,my father in law who is my Maternal Uncle performed Istakhara (judging from omens) and he saw a dreadful dream;hence,they responded the boys family in negative.At this, the 80 years old ailing grandmother.. More

  • Delaying Sunnah prayer until end of its due time Date: 30-1-2014

    Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah. Dear Shaykh,My question is about the time of sunnah prayers that come after Farz Salah[Juhr,Magrib and Isha].After praying Isha in congregation,I sit for Zikr and Duas in the masjid.Then I pray the 2 rakaat sunnah prayer changing my position usually.But sometimes, when I am busy,I leave the masjid without praying the.. More