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  • Ruling of smiling during prayer

    Assalamualaikum. Does smiling because of the meaning of ayaats, the beautiful of the recitation of the imam and the likes impact the reward of the Salah/khushoo'?.. More

  • Interrupting an Obligatory Prayer Thinking That He Did Not Fulfill Khushoo’

    Sometimes, in the middle of my fardh prayer, I feel like I'm going too fast and that I'm not focusing on the prayer. Is it ok to leave in the middle of the prayer and start it again right away with more khushooh or should I renew my intention in the original prayer and continue? .. More

  • Not Articulating the Ghunnah Properly Does Not Invalidate Prayer

    Assalamu ‘alaykum Dear scholars,when reciting the Qur’an I have problems with ghunnah. I unintentionally make ghunnah in places where it should not be done. Does this type of mistake invalidate my prayer? .. More

  • Overcome by Sleep in Prayer

    If a person is very sleepy while praying, for example, he can barely stand or keep his eyes open, he keeps forgetting or does not know at which point of the prayer in which he is, he doesn't know that which he is saying, etc., then can he take a nap, even if he thinks that he will most likely miss the time of the prayer, and then perform it later? Especially.. More

  • Guttural Sounds Can Invalidate the Prayer

    Do guttural sounds from the throat invalidate salah? I sometimes make them during prayer? .. More

  • Making deliberate mistake in reciting Al-Faatihah in prayer

    Is your prayer valid if you deliberately make a minor error in Surat Al-Faatihah or the Tashahhud even though you can say it right? For example, I prefer to not elongate the "Daud" in "wala-d-daal-leen". Please answer according to the Shaafi‘i School of Fiqh. .. More

  • Ibn Qudaamah's statement about laughter in prayer

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. I was reading the following fatwa: I have a question about the quotation from Ibn Qudaamah, where it mentions, “If a person laughs and two letters are articulated, his prayer is valid, as well as if one laughs boisterously even without two letters.” Does.. More

  • Slight movement in prayer is pardoned

    If I pray normally and shake or quiver while bowing or in another pillar of the prayer but wait, let us say 2-3 seconds, is my prayer okay? I ask because it is difficult to stop all movement in the pillars of the prayer. And what if someone would swing during the whole pillar of the prayer whilst standing? .. More

  • Swallowing phlegm during the prayer

    Assalaamu alaykum. I thank you for your responses regarding previous questions about the prayers. I keep trying to get better in my worship. I often catch a cold just because of the weather or just because of taking a bath. During prayers, the mucus bothers me, and I have some minor difficulty breathing. So then I sniff the mucus so that it does not.. More

  • Standing while slightly leaning forward does not invalidate prayer

    Assalaamu alaykum. I read on one website that one of the pillars of the prayer is to stand up straight. Lately, I have had trouble with doubts about my back being straight enough, so I ended up repeating the 'Ishaa' prayermultiple times because I felt my spine lean back slightly or lean forward to the extent that I doubted whether I was standing up.. More

  • Swallowing hair during prayer

    Assalaamu alaykum. I had a piece of hair in my mouth and decided to wait until after the end of the prayer to remove it. When I finished my Fajr prayer and tried to remove it, I could nt find it. I believe that I may have swallowed it. Do I need to repeat my prayer? I ask because hair is not food, and I thought that the ruling might be different. Also,.. More

  • When it is obligatory to repeat the prayer

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaah. I asked a question yesterday regarding wiping over the socks during Wudu' (fatwa 2614667), and I thank you so much for the very swift response. It was a referral to another fatwa that covered half of the question. The other half of the question was not clearly addressed, and I feel that I probably should have been.. More

  • Standing on toes does not invalidate prayer

    Is your prayer invalid if your heals do not touch the ground when you stand up in prayer? Sometimes, my feet are on my skirt, so then I stand on my toes to pull the skirt from underneath them. Does this invalid my prayer? .. More

  • Doubting omission of letter in Faatihah in prayer

    Assalaamu alaykum. The last time that I prayed the Maghrib (in congregation), I am not entirely sure whether in the third rakah (unit of prayer), in the Faatihah, I pronounced ''Ghairil MAdoobi'' or ''Ghairil MAGHdoobi''. Most likely, I pronounced ''MAdoobi''. Do I need to repeat that prayer? .. More

  • Saying ‘Allaahu Akbaar’ instead of ‘Allaahu Akbar’ in prayer

    Assalaamu alaykum. Please, I need a clarification on the ruling of saying ‘Allaahu Akbaar’ instead of ‘Allaah Akbar’ during prayer because I sometimes hear some people, while praying, occasionally say ‘Allaahu Akbaar’ instead of ‘Allaahu Akbar’. May Allah grant us Paradise. .. More