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  • Praying behind an Innovator Imam Date: 18-1-2018

    Assalam Alaikum, I am following shafi imam and sunni, where i work there imam is following an innovator imam. That is the reason I skip Juma because having doubt that my prayer wont be correct if I pray behind them. Can I skip Juma and pray 4 rakat normal luhur? .. More

  • Inability to leave mosque when imaam is committing innovation Date: 3-1-2018

    What should I do when the imam of the masjid starts doing innovations? I cannot leave because there are people in the back rows, and it is troublesome to go past them. .. More

  • Red light in masjid to alert people before time of Iqaamah Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. In some masjids, they switch on a red light a few minutes before the Iqaamah(second call to the prayer) in order to inform the people that it is no longer allowed to start praying then. What is the ruling on this? .. More

  • Refraining from joining group supplication with imaam Date: 22-8-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. In our masjids, the imam supplicates together with the congregation (which is considered a religious innovation) after the prayer. So some brothers leave the masjid as the imam starts supplicating in order to show their dislike towards religious innovations. However, in that case, they do not complete their Thikr (remembrance of Allah).. More

  • Reciting Faatihah to solve problems possibly innovation Date: 11-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Here at our local masjid, there is a tendency that whoever has a problem, like sickness, drought, etc., comes to the imam and asks him to request the believers to recite Surat Al-Faatihah for them after the prayerso that Allaah, The Exalted, may sort out the problem. Is this according to the Shariah, or is it just a fabrication? .. More

  • Refuting a claim concerning prostration on a rock of clay Date: 29-7-2014

    Al salaam 'alaykom wa rahmat Allah wa barakatoh. I have one question, a shi'a brother which I am trying to do daw'ah on says that they pray on a rock of clay because the prophet sall Allahu aleyhi wa sallam used to pray on clay. I cannot deny this, because he (saaws) used to do so, but how can I prove with evidence that it is wrong (or maybe bid'ah)?.. More

  • Placing one's right hand on his head after obligatory prayer Date: 23-6-2014

    after completing farad prayer few people put their right hand on their heads. is it compulsory.? thanks and regards .. More

  • The Imaam gives a sermon every day before Maghrib prayer Date: 11-5-2014

    The Imam of our local mosque has made a system to deliver short speeches on various islamic topics say for 5-10 minutes before starting the maghrib salat in jamat almost everyday. Is it ok according to sunnah or is it Bidah? .. More

  • It is a Bid'ah to avoid stepping on places of prostration Date: 23-3-2014

    Assalamu alaikum, I read in some places that when folding a prayer mat, one should be careful that the part where one stands and the part where one does Sajdah should not contact with each other. Is there any reference to it? Also, when we walk in a mosque, should we avoid stepping on places where the Sajdah is made? I mean, it is really hard to avoid.. More

  • Ruling on arranging a monthly gathering for performing night prayers Date: 14-1-2014

    Is it considered a religious innovation for a group of people to arrange a monthly meeting to gather in the mosque in order to perform late night prayers, have dinner and have a religious lesson? Is it permissible to recite the Qunoot (i.e. supplication during prayers) in the five obligatory prayers or is it only permissible in one or two prayers or.. More

  • Prostrating a single prostration in other than prayer Date: 13-1-2014

    Is it permissible to make prostration outside of prayer, meaning to prostate facing the Qiblah without praying? .. More

  • Prolonged Du'aa' in final Sujood is not part of Sunnah Date: 13-12-2012

    Daily by the end of the Fitr prayer (in the third rakath) in the Sujooth position I used to make my dua for nearly 4 minutes. Is it OK? (I am the only man in the mosque following this way).. More

  • Salatul Ghausia Date: 14-7-2009

    Salamualaikum Dear scholar kindly throw some light on 'Salatul Ghausia' which the Barelwis offer and how one can prove it to be wrong? Thank you.. More

  • Supplicating after every obligatory prayer Date: 26-2-2008

    Assalmualaikum, I read in an article in abdurrahman that making supplication after every obligatory is bid'a. My supplications are in english as i ask for Allah t'aala to guide my parents to let me do alim courses and guide me to Allah t'aala's love and to help me in school. I do this on a daily basis after the fardh prayers so I was wondering whether.. More

  • Performing Salat Al-Haajah in congregation Date: 26-11-2007

    Assalamualaikum. After the Friday congregation prayer, the imam perform the hajat prayer in congregation. Is this bid'ah? What type of hajat prayer can be done in congregation? All I know is only asking for rain. Can you please kindly let me know soon? Lately there have been all sorts of ritual being perform and I don't want to be involve in bid'ah... More

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