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  • Intention Does not Have to be Uttered Date: 14-2-2018

    Salaam ‘Alaykum. I have a small question that I really need answered. I have been trying to get this question answered specifically but have not gotten a chance yet. It is not that big of a question anyways, and I did ask one Shaykh (may Allaah reward him with good) but he gave me a general answer. The question is: when making intention for any act.. More

  • Multiple intentions in voluntary prayer Date: 2-1-2018

    If I want to offer Salah Al-Haajah (prayer of need), can I make the intention of Salah At-Tawbah (prayer of repentance) as well? .. More

  • Changing intention from praying alone to praying behind imaam during prayer Date: 31-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Suppose a man starts to pray the ‘Asr by himself. Then, after some time, a group of people come and start praying the ‘Asr together beside him, so the man is actually in the same row as the congregation. If that person changes his intention and follows the imam afterwards, is his prayer valid? .. More

  • Doubting while praying whether one made intention for Witr Date: 28-12-2017

    Would it be possible to answer this question instead of redirecting me to another one? After praying the ‘Ishaa’ prayer, I made the intention to pray two units of Tahajjud and one unit of Witr. After saying Allahu Akbar, one of two things happened: whilst praying, I forgot whether I was praying the Witr or the Tahajjud, or I did not make an intention.. More

  • Ash-Shaafi‘i's view on intention before prayer - At-Tirmithi's view on raising hands in prayer Date: 10-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. I have two questions: 1. I want to know whether it is true that Imam Ash-Shaafi‘i, may Allah have mercy upon him, held the view of uttering the intention before the prayer. What is authentically proven from him? 2. Some people quote the statement of Imam At-tirmithi on raising the hands in prayer.. More

  • Intention to perform specific prayer is obligatory Date: 29-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I prayed the Maghrib in my house, then after more or less 20 minutes, I heard the azan and immediatelywent to the mosque to pray the obligatory prayer. My intention, however, was different from theirs, they prayed the ‘Ishaa’ prayer, while I prayed the Maghrib with them in a congregation, as I had forgotten that I had prayed the.. More

  • No need to designate imaam in intention for prayer Date: 3-4-2017

    If I pray behind an imam who is praying the Maghrib and I do not think to myself, 'I intend to pray the Maghrib behind this imam', so I merely intended to pray the Maghrib and joined the imam in prayer, does that affect my prayer? .. More

  • Intending to perform prayer while thinking of another Date: 23-2-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Once, or a few times, I stood with the intention of praying a prayer (i.e. the Maghrib), and before I entered the prayer I had a thought which may have simply been the word ‘Ishaa'. Should this be considered as Waswaas (devilish whispers) trying to confuse me into thinking that my intention has changed.. More

  • Changing one's intention for a prayer while praying Date: 24-8-2015

    What should be done by someone who prayed the obligatory Maghrib prayer behind another who was offering a voluntary prayer and he caught up with him upon standing for the second Rak‘ah (unit of prayer)? When the one who was offering the voluntary prayer felt the other person praying behind him, he completed the prescribed number of Rak‘ahs of the.. More

  • Remembering a mistake in intention during the prayer Date: 20-8-2015

    A man joined the Thuhr (noon) congregational prayer with the intention of performing the ‘Asr (afternoon) prayer. He remembered his mistake after the end of the first Rak‘ah (unit of prayer), what should he do? May Allaah Almighty reward you. .. More

  • Ablution alone is not regarded a valid intention (for prayer) Date: 15-1-2014

    Is (making) the intention a condition for the validity of prayer? If one performs ablution, can this be (considered) a valid intention? .. More

  • Changing the intention of one obligatory prayer to another invalidates both Date: 14-1-2014

    I came to the Masjid in order to perform the ‘Ishaa’ (i.e. night) prayer. When the Iqaamah (i.e. second call for prayer) was made, I entered the prayer with the intention of praying the three Rak‘ahs of the Maghrib prayer. However, after having joined the prayer, I realized my mistake but continued to follow the Imaam. When we stood up for the.. More

  • It is impermissible to combine the Taraweeh and making up for missed prayers in the same prayer Date: 13-1-2014

    Is it permissible to perform the Taraweeh prayers with the combined intention of making up for missed obligatory prayers and the Taraweeh? Is it permissible to combine the intentions for performing the Tahajjud prayers, Qiyaam and Sunan Rawaatib? .. More

  • Uttering Takbeerat Al-Ihraam with the intention of performing an obligatory prayer and then changing the intention Date: 13-1-2014

    In the name of Allaah and peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allaah: I entered the mosque to perform the Thuhr prayer and when the Imaam recited the Takbeerat Al-Ihraam and did not perform the Rukoo‘ (i.e. bowing), I realized that he was performing the funeral prayer, so I changed my intention to that of performing the funeral prayer. After.. More

  • Ruling on combining multiple intentions for a single act of worship Date: 12-1-2014

    Is it permissible for me to perform a single prayer with more than one intention? For example, may I join the intentions for performing Istikhaarah (i.e. guidance-seeking prayer) and a Sunnah prayer in the same prayer? .. More