334 fatwas

  • The first tasleem ends the congregational prayer - Praying behind an imaam who prays quickly Date: 13-12-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. What will be the ruling about these cases: 1) A person joins the imam in prayer when the imam has already finished the first salam (to the right side) 2) Is it an excuse to pray at home (or alone in the masjid) that the imam prays so quickly that it becomes quite impossible to complete Surah Al-Faatihah and the first tashahhud behind.. More

  • Choosing between praying alone in the masjid or at home in congregation Date: 10-12-2015

    What is better: praying alone in the masjid (nobody goes to the masjid in Ramadan for the Maghrib prayer) or praying at home together with your wife? .. More

  • Women following the imaam when praying in the mosque Date: 29-11-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. I live in Saudi Arabia, where women go to a mosque to pray when the shops are closed for any prayer. I do go to a mosque to make sure to pray on time. I used to follow the imam although the women are in a separate place, but I later discontinued following the imam after learning that women are are not supposed to follow him. Therefore,.. More

  • Praying behind an Imaam who seeks help from the dead Date: 14-11-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have a question regarding the permissibility of praying behind an imam who is an innovator. Near my house, there are two mosques at equal distance apart. One mosque is upon a lot of innovations, like saying the intention out loud before the prayer, reading dhikr (remembrance of Allaah) in unison after the prayer and making mass.. More

  • Not attending congregational prayer in the mosque out of fear for oneself Date: 7-11-2015

    I live in a colony of soldiers, though many civilians are mixed within. Our country is, sometimes, subject to terrorist attacks that may specifically target the police or soldiers, and there have also been some attacks on mosques. As such, according to my father, our mosque is a possible target. Sometimes, for a few days after such an attack, he would.. More

  • It is not an obligation on the followers to give the imaam of the masjid a monthly salary Date: 15-10-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. Should an imam be placed on a monthly salary, even when the followers are not financially viable. Or is it mandatory that an imam take 1/5 of what ever value or volume of money or items are donated to the masjid? Please, support your answers with either a Quranic verse or a sound hadith. Thank you. .. More

  • One led in prayer does not stop reciting until the Imaam bows Date: 24-8-2015

    Sometimes the Imaam recites in a lengthy manner during inaudible prayers and I finish the recitation of Al-Faatihah and another Surah, so what should I do then? Is it permissible to recite Surahs of the Quran, after reciting Al-Faatihah in the last two Rak‘ahs (units of prayer) of the prayer, in case the Imaam prolongs the recitation? May Allaah.. More

  • Putting out a fire takes precedence over performing prayer Date: 24-8-2015

    We work in an oilfield where there is an emergency system and a fire alarm. Whenever the alarm is heard, some procedures are immediately made and each employee should be in a certain place and has a certain role to perform. However, most times there is no real danger. It happened that once we heard the alarm while performing the prayer, and we did not.. More

  • Praying Shaf' behind an Imaam who prays Witr with three consecutive Rak‘ahs Date: 24-8-2015

    The Imaam prayed Shaf‘ and Witr‘ as three consecutive Rak‘ahs (units of prayer) like the Maghrib prayer. However, my intention was to offer them separately, in the form of two Rak‘ahs as Shaf‘ and one Rak‘ah as Witr‘. Hence, I offered Tasleem after I prayed two Rak‘ahs with the Imaam, and then I offered the Witr‘ prayer in a separate.. More

  • A latecomer standing to make up what he missed of the prayer before the Imaam's the second Tasleem Date: 24-8-2015

    If the Imaam makes Tasleem (saying: Assalamu ‘Alaykum) at the end of prayer, and I still have to make up one Rak‘ah (unit of prayer) or more; when should I stand to offer the part of the prayer that I missed? Should I stand while the Imaam is making the first Tasleem, after it, or after both Tasleems? .. More

  • Pray alone and his anger will not harm you Date: 23-8-2015

    Sometimes I pray behind my husband, whose recitation is so quick, especially in the inaudible prayers; that sometimes I am not able to recite Al-Faatihah in full, or I recite it very quickly, but in most cases I cannot complete its recitation. I alerted him many times to recite in a slower manner, and he responds for some time, but then he returns to.. More

  • Ruling on assuming the role of Imaam by one with tattoos Date: 23-8-2015

    What is the ruling on being led in prayer by an imam with tattoos? .. More

  • Mistakenly correcting the Imaam in prayer Date: 20-8-2015

    What is the ruling when one mistakenly corrects the Imaam's recitation during prayer and then the latter follows him in this mistake? .. More

  • Congregational prayer in the mosque is not obligatory if Athaan is not heard without aid Date: 13-5-2015

    Assalam o Alaikum. Iam a student of knowledge alhamdullilah My question is that the mosque is approx a km from my home actually it is an islamic center and i go to study there but my parents don't allow me to live there and so i miss the fajar prayer in congregation? Note that they have sent my smaller brother to another city to study engineering and.. More

  • Praying in congregation at home if one is exempted from praying in the mosque Date: 11-5-2015

    Salaam.I heard that congregation is Fard inside a mosque. But I live far away from a mosque. I'm in the U.S so I can't hear the iqamah. This means I MUST pray the congregation at home (correct?). But here's the thing. No one gives the iqamaah at my house. We just pray when never it's time for prayer. Sometimes, if I see my family remember praying a.. More