166 fatwas

  • Leading prisoners in Friday prayer - Praying Friday prayer twice Date: 10-3-2016

    I am appointed as an imam for prisoners for the Friday prayers. This is usually on all fridays. Praying the Friday prayer in the mosque is more rewarding, so will I get the same rewards although we do the Friday prayer in a classroom or a yard? The atmosphere is not the same. As an Imam, what are the rewards for conducting the Friday prayers. Sometimes.. More

  • Using visual aids in Friday sermon Date: 22-2-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. My question is the following: Can I use pictures/images or any visual aids about my topicto show to the attendees while I am delivering the Friday sermon? Kindly answer my question according to the Islamic point of view. Thank you, and may Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Going to another mosque if one missed the Friday prayer in the nearest one Date: 18-12-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. May Allah reward you. Please, if I go to the mosque and discover that I have missed the Friday prayer, can I then pray the Dhuhr prayer there and then, or is it obligatory for me to go to another mosque that prays the Friday prayer later than the first mosque even if that involves having to use means of transport? .. More

  • Holding the Friday prayer inside school for safety reasons Date: 13-12-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. We are an Islamic school in India. We offer the Dhohr prayer in our campus in congregation. Our school plans to start having the Friday preayer in the school taking safety and security into consideration so that the students do not need to go out to the mosque. The nearest mosque is about 200 metres away. Can we offer the Friday prayer.. More

  • No specific outfit to be worn by the Imaam and the Khateeb Date: 2-9-2015

    Should the Imaam or the Khateeb (i.e. the person who delivers the Friday sermon) wear a specific outfit such as a turban and cloak? Can he lead the prayer while wearing a suit consisting of a jacket and trousers? .. More

  • 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