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  • Praying Behind Imaams Who Pronounce Letters Improperly Date: 1-6-2020

    Asalamualikum all of those who are on this website. My question is that I live in an arab country and as so you know arabs are perfect in reading Quran. But still I find many arab imams pronouncing the letters of Surah Fatiha wrong. They pronounce the letter ض as ظ and letter ذ as د. I find extremely few imams who recite totally correct. This thing.. More

  • Prayed behind an Imam who Has Wrong Beliefs Date: 2-9-2019

    Assalamu alaykum. Suppose i prayed in a masjid for a whole month, then i came to know that the imam is a pure berelwi, who has severe shirki aqidah. Now are my all previous prayers invalid? Should i repeat them? .. More

  • Following the Imaam During Congregational Prayers Date: 22-4-2019

    Salamualikum ! I came to learn that surah fathia is obligatory in salah in 3rd and 4th rakah . I used to lag behind Imam so people advised me not to lag . Anyways , this created fear of people in me . while praying in congregation while sitting between 2 prostrations i join the imam late in the next sajdah because I used to feel like I am leaving the.. More

  • Following the Imam Whilst Praying Outside the Masjid Date: 4-9-2018

    السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاتهWhat are the essential conditions which make it allowed to pray outside the masjid (because masjid is full). And I do not want to pray on the 2nd floor because it is too hot over there.So can I pray at the doorstep of the masjid, or is it not allowed because such passages should not be occupied?.. More

  • Correcting imaam with other than Tasbeeh Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. In our area, whenever an imam makes a mistake, like standing after the second unit of prayer without sitting for Tashahhud or sitting for Tashahhud after the third one, people behind him make Takbeer (saying: Allahu Akbar [Allah is Most Great]), instead of Tasbeeh (saying: Sobhaan Allah [glory to Allah]) to make him aware. Is that.. More

  • Praying behind imam who makes clear mistakes in Al-Faatihah Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. Please answer me directly without refering to another fatwa. If, after entering the masjid, I found that the imam makes clear major mistakes in Surat Al-Faatihah, as he is weak in recitation, while I know the correct recitation, should I join him or pray alone? Or should I join him first and then repeat the prayer? Praying alone while.. More

  • Praying behind imam who is not in state of ablution Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. I understand that the view adopted at islamweb regarding if the imam led the prayer without ablution is that only the imam has to make up for it, and not the congregation, according to some of the scholars. However, what is the evidence for those who say that the congregation must make up for it as well? I know that the hanafis say.. More

  • Praying Maghrib with congregation that is praying ‘Ishaa’ Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaah. I joined a congregational pray to pray the Maghrib, which is a three-unit prayer; unfortunately, they were praying the ‘Ishaa’; I caught their last two units of prayer. What can I do? .. More

  • Delay in following imam in prayer Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum. If a person is praying with the imam and while prostrating, he prolongs his prostration, even though the imam has gotten up for the second unit of prayer and has started reciting Al-Faatihah, so if that person gets up while the imam is reciting Al-Faatihah and catches up with him, is this delay considered opposing the Sunnah or a.. More

  • Starting prayer without waiting for official imaam Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaam alaykum. In my local mosque, the official imam said to some elderly people that if he comes late and does not make it at the time when the Iqaamah should be done, we should wait five minutes for him (before proceeding to perform the prayer). The problem is that those elderly people (who also have some kind of authority in the mosque) do not.. More

  • Whether a latecomer recites Al-Faatihah and the soorah aloud or silently Date: 18-11-2017

    Is there any evidence to say that I should recite Al-Faatihah quietly in the prayers in which the Quran recitation is done aloud, whether I join the imam late or on time? Also, if I catch one unit of the Maghrib prayer, should I recite the Quran aloud for the next unit, praying on my own to complete my prayer? And I have the same question for when I.. More

  • Resident praying behind imaam who is traveling and shortens prayer Date: 17-10-2017

    I am resending my question about the prayer. I was with co-workers in an office. A few of these co-workers came from another place that is like over an hour away. We were praying as a congregation for the Thur, but one of those co-workers who lives a bit far was leading the prayer. I thought that we were going to pray 4 units of prayer, but we only.. More

  • Joining congregation praying 'Ishaa thinking they were praying Maghrib Date: 5-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaah. Please, if I joined a congregation to observe the Magrib prayer after the congregation prayed one unit of prayer while it was unknown to me dat they were praying the ‘Ishaa’, which is four units of prayer, what happens to my prayers? .. More

  • Changing intention to stop following imaam in prayer Date: 21-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Suppose that I join the imam during the Maghrib prayer. Then when the imam starts reciting, I notice that he is making a major mistake, even in Surat Al-Faatihah. So I change my intention to pray by myself without following him, and I willingly bow and prostrate at the same time at which he does so in order that other people do not.. More

  • Ruling on a woman correcting the Imam Date: 2-5-2017

    Is it permissible for a woman to correct the Imam during the prayer? .. More