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  • Help to wake up for Fajr prayer Date: 1-7-2004

    My question is: What should I do to get up to perform the Salat of Fajr. I have tried many times but I am still not able to... More

  • Reward of Prayers and Voluntary Fasting Date: 29-6-2004

    1. What is the exact reward for praying all five prayers on time with all the Sunan Rawatib -and can you please tell me exactly how many Rak'ahs there are after each prayer 2. What is the reward for voluntary fasting? 3. What is the reward for learning Quran by heart? .. More

  • Stressing the importance of prayer Date: 21-6-2004

    I know many people who have an attitude against prayer. Some say, "I'll pray when I feel ready", or "I will pray on my own intention; I don’t want anyone to tell me when I should start praying. I will feel, spiritually." - I hear the same type of reply with Hijab. How do I tell these people the importance of prayer?.. More

  • Salat ul-Wusta Date: 13-3-2004

    What is "Salat ul-Wusta" mentioned in Surah Al-Baqara? A friend says it is "Fajr" prayer since our Islamic day starts at "Maghrib" (sunset)... More

  • Subh and Fajr are the same prayers Date: 10-12-2003

    Give me a difference between al-Subh and Al-Fajr... More

  • Sleeping before Isha Date: 14-9-2003

    In summer, time for Isha prayer is very late at night in our land. The elderly and weak persons cannot wait for so long and fall asleep. Is there any alleviation in Fiqh for such people?.. More

  • There Are only 5 Obligatory Prayers Date: 8-9-2003

    How many required Salat are there in Islam? I had thought there were five - Fajr, Zuhr, Asr, Maghrib, and Isha. But on calendars with prayer times, I notice there is another prayer after Fajr - the Shuruq. Is Shuruq obligatory? Does this bring the number of obligatory Salat to six? .. More

  • Struggling to maintain prayer Date: 16-6-2002

    I became Muslim about five years ago now, from the outset I have been having problems establishing my prayer. I know how to perform them and understand the concept of having Khushoo and even sometimes I felt as though the whole world and everything in it meant nothing during my prayer. Yet still even after that I become so lazy in performing them that.. More

  • Origin of number of Rak'ah Date: 29-5-2002

    How did the number of Raka'hs come to be? Why do we pray silently in Zuhr and Asr?.. More

  • Earliest History of Prophet Muhammad’s Prayer Date: 30-4-2002

    When was first Salat with congregation was obligatory? In Makkah or Madina? In which Hijrah year? In time of Rasoolillah (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) was any congregational prayer conducted without Azan and when? Is the Azan compulsory for congregational Salat? .. More

  • Delaying prayers and having photograph Date: 24-3-2002

    After Azan, how long should I wait before I perform Salah? Is it Haram if I delay prayer for no very important reason? Another question I have is: is it Halal for me to have a photograph of someone special to me by my bedside... More

  • Experiencing Difficulty Praying Date: 12-3-2002

    I am 20 years old and I started to pray 5 months ago. Sometimes bad thoughts come across my mind and my Iman goes down and I become depressed. This feeling happens to me most of the time. Is it normal at the early stages to feel like that? .. More

  • Making Salah in a city with no Mosque Date: 13-11-2000

    I am living in Ukriane, in the town [Dnepropetrovsk] we have not Masjid here and I have not friends here. I want to know when I can do [Al Salawat] every day?.. More

  • Praying at Proper Time Even in Strange Places Date: 2-4-2000

    I have asked about performing prayer while sitting in my laboratory because there is no space and I can`t pray in the public places in Japan because I don`t like to make misunderstanding about Islam or Muslims. You kindly answered me that I should perform the prayer in the correct manner. I want to confirm that for Muslim sisters who don`t have place.. More