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  • Awakening sleeping person for prayer Date: 3-1-2018

    I have a grandmother who is very old and is scared all the time. She always has to have someone in the room, and it has gotten to the point where she will not sleep at night and will not let the person who stays with her (my mom) sleep either. She cries, whimpers, constantly calls outin fear, and gives constant little tasks. Now my mother has forbidden.. More

  • Teaching children that prayer is similar to meeting Date: 28-6-2017

    While explaining the prayer to small children learning the basics of Islam, is it wrong to say the following: “The prayer is similar to a meeting. Allaah has decreed that we, humans, meet with Him five times every day. We need to prepare for these meetings just as we would prepare for a meeting with an important person on earth.” Kindly clarify. .. More

  • Convincing disbeliever why abandoning prayer is sin Date: 23-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. One of my non-Muslim friends asked me a very difficult question. He asked why abandoning or not performing the prayer is a crime or sin. His logic is that it is like snatching free will. He feels that a crime is something like 'harming others or doing unjust things to others only' and that it is a personal thing whether one prays.. More

  • Reward of prayer varies according to the hardship involved Date: 2-5-2017

    I work the night shift from 10:00 pm to 10:00 am and I pray Fajr at the mosque as I stay up all night because of my work. Is my reward of the Fajr prayer equal to that of someone who works during the day time and sleeps at night then wakes up at the time of Fajr specially to offer the prayer at its due time although he works all day? Another question;.. More

  • Ruling on joining prayers because non-Muslims do not like to see someone praying Date: 2-5-2017

    I am studying in a Jewish college and it is not possible for me to pray during class times. Furthermore, the Jews do not like to see us pray in public places. As such, I pray sitting in my car at the time of the Thuhr and ‘Asr, as I would also be unable to keep my ablution if I were to leave the campus. Is this acceptable from a sharia perspective? .. More

  • Stories about reason for number of Rak'ahs in prayer not supported by evidence Date: 19-9-2016

    Respected scholars, assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. My question is regarding the numbers of Rak'ahs (units of prayer) of the obligatory prayers. Some stories about thisare very common in India like, for example, it is said about the 'Asr prayer that it is because Yunus, peace be upon him, offered four Rak'ahs after coming out from.. More

  • Tiredness does not justify shortening prayers Date: 21-6-2016

    Is my prayer accepted if I perform only two rak’ahs (units of prayer) for Thuhrbecause I am too tired? I think that it is better that I pray two rak’ahsonly rather than not pray at all. Is that a sin? What is the sharia view on this? .. More

  • How to make prayer the comfort of your heart and the delight of your eyes Date: 24-8-2015

    What is the religious ruling on he who forces himself to perform prayer? .. More

  • Health benefits of prayer Date: 24-8-2015

    What is the relationship between health and prayer? .. More

  • Accepting Islam on condition of praying only two daily prayers Date: 7-4-2014

    Assalaamu 'alaykum. On one website I've read that Sh. al-Albani said that the Prophet (may people and blessings of Allah be upon him) allowed a new muslim to pray only twice a day. However I can't find it any more. Could you mention this narration and explain it, if possible? .. More

  • Assisting means to wake up in order to offer the prayer Date: 15-1-2014

    I adjust the alarm clock so as to wake up to offer the Fajr prayer. However, I switch it off when it rings, what should I do? May Allaah Reward you. .. More

  • Which is the first prayer? Date: 14-1-2014

    As-Salaamu ‘Alaykum wa Rahmatullaah.Which of the two prayers is the first one; Fajr or Thuhr? May Allaah The Almighty Reward you the best. .. More

  • Performing prayer boosters Date: 14-1-2014

    I am 13 years old. Neither I, my father, my brother nor my older sister perform the prayer. What should I do so that Allaah Would Guide me and them to pray? Please advise. May Allaah Reward you. .. More

  • Prayer gives a person comfort, tranquility and assurance Date: 14-1-2014

    I do not maintain my prayer and I am afflicted by grief and I feel that I am sick at heart. What should I do? .. More

  • The distinguishing mark of the observers of prayer on the Day of Resurrection Date: 13-1-2014

    What is the benefit of the mark of prostration? Would you please mention some Hadeeths. May Allaah Reward you. .. More

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