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  • Supplicating against One’s Own Self Date: 5-12-2021

    If somebody said to Allah that He should not accept their dua if they steal item X and then they steal X, do they have to return item X for Allah to accept their dua? I understand that stealing is a serious sin and the item needs to be returned for Allah to forgive the person, but I am more asking whether the person needs to return the item specifically.. More

  • Saying the Opening Supplication in the Third Rak’ah Date: 11-11-2018

    Assalamu aleykum. I have a question regarding the opening dua for prayer (dua thana). I have wrongfully read this dua in first and third rakah of every fard prayer, I recently discovered my mistake as the dua should only be read at first rakah. Are all the prayers I performed like this in my life invalid now? Hope you can answer .Thank you .. More

  • Details about raising hands in prayer Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum, Shaykh. When did our Prophet, sallallahu ʻalayhi wa sallam,start raising his hands in the prayer? According to Hanafi scholars, he did do so for some time but did not continue doing it. Can you please give me the details regarding raising the hands in prayer? .. More

  • Saying Takbeer loudly or silently when praying alone Date: 13-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I wanted to ask; when I am praying by myself (for example: the non-obligatory prayers, the Sunnah prayers), do I need to say the transitional Takbeeraat (saying Allahu Akbar [Allah is Most Great]) out loud? .. More

  • Manner of placing right hand over left in prayer Date: 12-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. A hadith states that one should keep his right hand on his left hand while standing in prayer, but it does not describe how. There is the hadith which says that the Prophet used to keep his right hand on the back of the left palm, wrist, and forearm, which were on his chest, but the hadith that I mentioned first does not give a description.. More

  • Saying ‘Astaghfirullah’ thrice is prescribed after finishing prayer Date: 5-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. When I stand to offer the prayer (all five of them), I first used to recite “Astaghfirullah” (I seek the forgiveness of Allah) three times and would then recite “Wajjahtu wajhi...”I want to know whether reciting “Astaghfirullah” in the obligatory prayer is a religious innovation? Allah protect you. .. More

  • Inability to say Takbeerat-ul-Ihraam in prayer Date: 4-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. I suffer from anxiety which is so bad that everytime I want to pray the obligatory prayer, I get so anxious that I cannot say the Takbeerat-ul-Ihraam (saying Allaahu Akbar to start the prayer)because my breath is cut off. Sometimes I need one hour for one prayer. I know that Waswasah (obsessive whispers).. More

  • Starting prayer seated while able to stand Date: 13-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. If a person is to pray the full prayer sitting due to valid reasons but they are able to stand and begin the prayer standing, is the prayer of such a person invalid if they do not begin it while standing? I started two prayers while sitting out of forgetfullness; do I need to repeat them? May.. More

  • The wisdom in placing the right hand on the left while praying Date: 2-5-2017

    Why are the hands placed on the chest during prayer? .. More

  • Placing hands above navel in prayer Date: 17-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have read in a book written by a good scholar that the Arabic word Sadr (chest) refers to the portion of the body from below the throat to the belly. So if I keep my hands 2/3 of an inch above the navel during the prayer, is that then considered as keeping the hands on the chest as the Sunnah/hadith says? .. More

  • Pronouncing Takbeerat Al-Ihraam incorrectly Date: 19-10-2016

    Assalamu alaykum. I was told recently that in the pronunciation of Takbeerat Al-Ihraam, onemust pronounce it 'Allaahu Akbar' and not 'Allaahuwakbar' or else it invalidates your prayer. I have much difficulty in telling the two apart, sometimes I repeat my Takbeerat Al-Ihraam because I cannot tell whether I said it right or not. .. More

  • Leaving gap between saying Allaahu and Akbar in prayer Date: 7-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I know that when starting the prayer by saying Allaahu Akbar, you must not leave a gap between saying Allaahu and Akbar, but if I left a gap accidentally in a transitional Takbeer (saying Allaahu Akbar), would that be considered an incorrect pronunciation? Would I need to repeat it in a correct way? Additionally, I asked a question.. More

  • Places in prayer where Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, raised his hands Date: 5-10-2016

    Is the hadith that states that the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,raised his hands till he met Allaah authentic? .. More

  • Reciting while sitting in obligatory prayer Date: 19-4-2016

    My dearly beloved, peace be unto you. My question is in regards to sitting in the obligatory prayer; I stand for the first takbeer (saying Allaahu Akbar) and then sit down for the rest of the prayer. After the prayer was over, the brother whom I was sitting next to, who was also sitting down, told me that I should either sit or stand, is it wrong to.. More

  • Position of hands in prayer according to Imaam Ahmad Date: 29-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum, Shaykh. What is the position of Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal on the following matter? Where should women put their hands in during the prayer, on their chest, like the Hanafis, or elsewhere? May Allaah reward you. .. More