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  • Shaafi'i view on prolonging sitting between two prostrations Date: 3-1-2018

    What is the Shaafi‘i position on elongating the sitting between the two prostrations? Is it valid to follow the opinion that it does not invalidate the prayer? .. More

  • Hands are not raised before prostration in prayer Date: 2-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. The day before yesterday, I asked a question (No. 2669912); it states that I read in Sifat As-Salat that our Prophet sometimes used to raise his hands while prostrating, but it was not described in that book how this is done, i.e. before going into prostration while saying "Allahu Akbar" or between the two prostrations. And it was.. More

  • Raising head from prostration because of crawling insect Date: 1-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. I was praying in the masjid behind the mam, and we were prostrating. There was a fly crawling on the floor. I got scared and lifted up my head, at the same instant, by coincidence, the imam said the Takbeer (saying: Allahu Akbar [Allah is the Greatest]). Is this ok, given that I did not raise my head.. More

  • When to say Takbeer if one sits for Jilsatul-Istiraahah Date: 18-10-2017

    When should I say Takbeer (saying: "Allahu Akbar") while getting up after an odd Rak‘ah (unit of prayer) for the next Rak‘ah? Should I say it before Jalsatul-Istiraahah or after it? .. More

  • Where to look when praying while sitting Date: 12-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh, respectedShaykhs. Where should I look in prayer when I pray sitting and when I pray mixed (standing and sitting in the same prayer, depending on the degree of pain/weakness)? Should I look at my lap, as that is what is in front of me when I prostrate while sitting on a chair? I do that because I read.. More

  • Pressing forehead hard against ground disliked in prostration Date: 2-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Could you please give me some advice on how to avoid pressing my forehead on the ground hard? Whenever I feel like supplicating while prostrating in or outside the prayer, I have the tendency to press my forehead on the ground, then when I get up, I feel a little lightheaded. .. More

  • Supplicating during prostration can be done with both narrated and non-narrated supplications Date: 2-5-2017

    Please advise me regarding some supplications that I have come accustomed to saying during prostrations; I do not know if they are allowed or not. These supplications include sayings like 'Rabbi-shrah li sadri wa yassir li amri…' [My Lord, expand my chest and make things easy for me…], 'Allahumma waffiqni lita‘atika' [O Allah! Make me succeed.. More

  • Making supplication in Jilsat-ul-Istiraahah Date: 13-12-2016

    Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. I have a question regarding the prayer. After the Takbeer (saying Allaahu Akbar) from the second prostration in an odd Rak’ah (unit of prayer), can I sit and supplicate ''Rabi Ighfir Li'' (My Lord, forgive me) twice before standing for next Rak’ah,or is that considered an addition to the prayer?.. More

  • About Jilsat-ul-Istiraahah before standing up from prostration Date: 12-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Shaykh ibn Baaz, in his book on the prayer, supports the view that Jalsat-Ul-Istiraahah(sitting before standing up) is recommended but that the person should not push himself up from the ground while standing up, but the hadith in which Jalsat-Ul-Istiraahahis mentioned says that the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,pushed himself.. More

  • Pointing index finger between prostrations Date: 17-5-2016

    We read in the Silsilah that Al-Albaani said that as far as he knows Ibn Al-Qayyim was the first to hold the legality of pointing between prostrations. Is it true that pointing at this time was never reported from any of the Salaf? Also, is Abdur-Razzaq As-San'ani considered weak when narrating alone from Ath-Thawri? .. More

  • Lifting nose, hand or foot during prostration does not invalidate prayer Date: 19-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. While prostrating, do both of the hands have to have contact with the floor, with the palms flat on the floor? I read somewhere that if you do not have both your feet or both your hands on the floor, then your prayer is invalid. Sometimes, I scratch myself with one of my hands, so I do not touch the.. More

  • Hands or knees first in prostration Date: 26-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Shaykh, can you please tell me which opinion was adopted by Imam Ibn Hajr Al-Asqalaani regarding going into prostration with the knees or the hands first. Please reply with the specific opinion of Imam Al-Asqalaani, not others. Secondly, did he regard jalsat al-istiraahah (sitting after prostrating before standing up)recommended for.. More

  • Why Al-Albaani named pointing with index finger between prostrations innovation Date: 10-2-2016

    In his Silsilah,Al-Albaani declared pointing between the two prostrations to be an innovation for two reasons. One of those reasons was that "the report from Abdur-Razzaaq is weak because Al-Farayaabi was the only one to report it from Sufyan and he had weakness in his old age, so perhaps it is from his weak reports." Al-Albaani could not confirm that.. More

  • Prostrating on a soft surface to prevent harm to the knees and forehead Date: 13-12-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am an 18-year-old girl. When I pray, my knees get hurt. Then they turned darker than usual. Also, the top of my forehead became darker, which is known as 'zabebet l salah'. My question is: can I pray on my bed or put a thick cloth on the floor in order to avoid the harm? .. More

  • Wisdom behind legislating two prostrations Date: 20-8-2015

    Why do Muslims prostrate twice, but only bow once (in each Rak‘ah [unit of prayer])? .. More