161 fatwas

  • Joining the Jumu‘ah prayer with the intention of performing the Thuhr prayer Date: 25-8-2015

    I was late for the Jumu‘ah prayer one day and did not listen to the Khutbah (sermon). I joined the Jumu‘ah prayer with the intention of performing the Thuhr prayer and, after the Imaam finished, I performed two extra Rak‘ahs (units of prayer), according to what I have read in this regard. However, I realized that many other people came late too.. More

  • Ruling on offering the Friday prayer on board a ship Date: 24-8-2015

    We work in an oilfield in the sea and live on board of a ship that does not sail but stands still in its place. We used to perform the Friday prayer until someone came and told us that it is not valid for us to do so. Thus, we stopped offering it. Please inform us of the Sharee'ah ruling on performing the Friday prayer in such a case. Is it obligatory.. More

  • A Khateeb loses his state of ablution while giving the Friday sermon Date: 24-8-2015

    Dear brothers in Islam, what should the Imaam do if he loses his ablution while giving the Friday sermon? May Allaah Almighty reward you the best for serving Islam. .. More

  • A non-Muslim giving the Friday khutbah Date: 20-8-2015

    I live in a non-Muslim western country and genuine non-Muslims sometimes attend the Jumu‘ah (i.e. Friday) prayer with us. Is it valid and accepted in the Sharee'ah that a non-Muslim gives the Khutbah (sermon)? If it is impermissible, how do we refute the claim of those who say otherwise? They argue that it is not conditioned for the one giving the.. More

  • Reading a book while the Imaam delivers Friday Khutbah Date: 11-5-2015

    the other day during jumah someone i know was reading an islamic book whilst the khutbah was being done. the khutbah in my mosque is done by reciting the quran. i told the person that someone told me to tell him not to read islamic books whilst khutbah is being done because you should only be listening to the quran. he told me because the khutbah is.. More

  • Jumu‘ah prayer not held by only women Date: 8-4-2015

    Assalam u alaikumI want to understand the permissibility of a woman leading ONLY women on jummah prayer? Is a woman allowed to lead other women in jummah prayer and is the prayer accepted or does the prayer REQUIRE a male imam? If so, why does the jummah prayer require a male and what is the difference between a male and female leading salah for their.. More

  • Offering the prayer in congregation in the mosque is not specific to Ramadan Date: 24-8-2014

    In our place many people pray and fast in Radaman regularly and the mosque is always full. But we cannot see these people near Mosque after 30th of Ramadan. What we can say and think about them? One of our Imams said we should not talk anything about their behavior, and if we talk our prayer during the whole year will go waste. Is it right? Also in.. More

  • Friday prayer is valid in villages and cities Date: 25-7-2014

    I asked you the following questions... 1. What are the differences between Jaame masjid in the town or city and the masjid in the village area where five time daily prayer done ? 2. Is it permissible to pray friday prayer in the village area mosque ? Pls give me a clear answer because it is very urgent.... But you refered me the previously answered.. More

  • Listening to Khutbah on Youtube and then praying Jumu'ah alone Date: 17-2-2014

    Assalam alaikum. My question is regarding jummah salah. Suppose the nearest masjid is far away (say 30 minute drive) and its a work day. Is it permissible to listen to a khutbah on youtube and offer two rakah salah alone? Are there more than one opinion on this matter? Jazak Allah Khair .. More

  • 'Whoever fiddles with pebbles has engaged in idle action' Date: 23-1-2014

    The Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Whoever performs ablution perfectly and walks to the mosque and does not fiddle with pebbles, his sins will be forgiven.” What is the meaning of this Hadeeth, especially the part where it says 'and does not fiddle with pebbles'? May Allaah Reward you... More

  • Can a woman offer the friday prayer at home? Date: 15-1-2014

    Is it permissible for a woman to offer the Friday prayer at her home? How many Rak‘ahs should she pray?.. More

  • Cases in which stepping over people in the mosque on Friday is permissible Date: 15-1-2014

    Is it permissible to step over people in the mosque during the sermon of the Friday prayer when there is no room in the back? .. More

  • The Jumu‘ah prayer for a handicapped individual on crutches Date: 15-1-2014

    I am handicapped and cannot move alone without using crutches. Am I obliged to attend the congregational and Jumu‘ah prayers? Thanks. .. More

  • Jumu‘ah (Friday) prayer for one who works in the desert Date: 15-1-2014

    Our work necessitates that we stay for a month in the desert and then we take a vacation. Is the Jumu‘ah prayer obligatory or recommended for us during this period of work? .. More

  • Traveling to another locality for the Friday prayer Date: 15-1-2014

    There is only one mosque in our village in which the Friday prayer is held. However, the prayer is delayed and not performed until shortly before the ‘Asr (i.e. afternoon) prayer under the pretext of making matters easy for those who are unable to catch the prayer on time. This is because of the western system of study and work which we adopt in our.. More