334 fatwas

  • Praying Maghrib with congregation that is praying ‘Ishaa’ Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaah. I joined a congregational pray to pray the Maghrib, which is a three-unit prayer; unfortunately, they were praying the ‘Ishaa’; I caught their last two units of prayer. What can I do? .. More

  • Delay in following imam in prayer Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. If a person is praying with the imam and while prostrating, he prolongs his prostration, even though the imam has gotten up for the second unit of prayer and has started reciting Al-Faatihah, so if that person gets up while the imam is reciting Al-Faatihah and catches up with him, is this delay considered opposing the Sunnah or a.. More

  • Missing congregational prayer because of acne Date: 3-1-2018

    Is it permissible for anyone to pray at home during the daytime because he has acne on his face? I know that there are two opinions on the issue whether praying in congregation is obligatory, but I currently have this problem. .. More

  • Starting prayer without waiting for official imaam Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaam alaykum. In my local mosque, the official imam said to some elderly people that if he comes late and does not make it at the time when the Iqaamah should be done, we should wait five minutes for him (before proceeding to perform the prayer). The problem is that those elderly people (who also have some kind of authority in the mosque) do not.. More

  • Wearing too much perfume in congregational prayer Date: 31-12-2017

    Assalalam alaykum, noble Brother. As a muslim leader, kindly help to bring the issue of the blatant use of sprays and perfumes in the Muslims among men during the prayers to the plight of asthmatic Muslims. We know that perfumes are allowed in the Sunahfor men, but some men ignorantly do use sprays and perfumes and jump into the prayers oblivious of.. More

  • Whether praying in congregation is Sunnah or obligation Date: 31-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. The majority of the scholars say that praying in congregation is a highly-regarded action of the Sunnah, but that it is not obligatory. This means that though one misses the reward for attending the congregation, one is not sinful. Please mention the evidence based on which the majority based their opinion. .. More

  • What to do if only mosque in city is closed at time of Fajr prayer Date: 27-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. There is only one mosque in my city. My house is ten minutes walking away from the mosque. At Fajr, the mosque is opened sometimes and sometimes closed. I cannot know whether it will be opened or closed before the prayer time. I oftentimes went to the mosque but could not pray because it was closed... More

  • Join imaam in last Tashahhud or wait for new congregation Date: 21-12-2017

    When a person enters into a congregational prayer while the imam was in Tashahhud, what is the better thing to do for him once the imam says the Salaam? Can he say the salaam and join the second group who are just starting a new congregation, or must he continue with the first prayer by himself though he did not even catch one unit with the imam? May.. More

  • Praying on upper floor in mosque while there is space on lower floor Date: 5-12-2017

    We know that one must fill up the gap in between the rows in the masjid and that it is not permissible to leave an empty place. So in a multi-storied masjid, if one floor is not filled totally, how could it be permissible to pray on the second or third floor? May Allah reward you with Paradise. .. More

  • Recommended that imaam commands straightening rows in prayer Date: 29-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is it obligatory upon the imam to command those praying behind him to make the row perfect and straight and to fill the gaps before starting the prayer? And if those praying behind him do not make the row complete, will the imam be sinful? .. More

  • Validity of prayer of imaam leading people who dislike him Date: 29-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. May Allah's blessing be upon you, I have a question that has been bothering me for quite some time regarding the prayer of the imam being considered void or null if those praying behind him dislike him. Is that true? If it is true, are there any Quranic verses or hadiths regarding this matter? Is the prayer of the imam still considered.. More

  • Whether a latecomer recites Al-Faatihah and the soorah aloud or silently Date: 18-11-2017

    Is there any evidence to say that I should recite Al-Faatihah quietly in the prayers in which the Quran recitation is done aloud, whether I join the imam late or on time? Also, if I catch one unit of the Maghrib prayer, should I recite the Quran aloud for the next unit, praying on my own to complete my prayer? And I have the same question for when I.. More

  • Imaam makes mistake in reciting Al-Faatihah Date: 29-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum dear Brothers in faith. Please; is it permissible to say say " milhadulilLahi Rabil-ʻAalameen" in Surat Al-Faatihah instead of "Al-HamduLillahi Rabil-ʻAalameen?This how the Faatihah is recited by an imam in my town. Please help. .. More

  • Prophet did not order burning houses of those who miss congregational prayer Date: 24-10-2017

    Several critics of Islam quote a hadith which states that the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,ordered to burn the houses of the people who do not offer the prayer in congregation. These critics claim that this is barbaric and that Islam teaches hate. This is the hadith: Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Messenger.. More

  • Missing congregational prayer to stand guard Date: 18-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Oftentimes, guards/policeman stand and supervise while the congregation is praying the obligatory prayer. Once the prayer has ended, they pray by themselves. Is that ok? .. More