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  • Praying on upper floor in mosque while there is space on lower floor Date: 5-12-2017

    We know that one must fill up the gap in between the rows in the masjid and that it is not permissible to leave an empty place. So in a multi-storied masjid, if one floor is not filled totally, how could it be permissible to pray on the second or third floor? May Allah reward you with Paradise. .. More

  • Recommended that imaam commands straightening rows in prayer Date: 29-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Is it obligatory upon the imam to command those praying behind him to make the row perfect and straight and to fill the gaps before starting the prayer? And if those praying behind him do not make the row complete, will the imam be sinful? .. More

  • praying alone behind a row in congregation to get Khushoo' Date: 12-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. I have read your fatwa no. 31530 about the matter. I wish to know whether the following is a valid excuse for praying alone in the masjid behind the imam or not. Please advise. I am afflicted with magic and possession by jinn, and I am facing difficulty focusing in the prayer and having Khushoo.. More

  • Standing in row by yourself in congregational prayer Date: 10-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Suppose that there is only one door and that door is beside the first row of a prayer hall. Some space has to be kept in the far right side of the first row in order to be able to pass. If someone comes and stands alone in the second row though there is space for one man to stand in the first row given that he has to leave space so.. More

  • Praying in congregation without aligning feet with row Date: 27-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I just recently prayed the Ishaa prayer and wanted to ask about something. I was praying next to someone, and when we were bowing, I noticed that our legs did not align next to each other's very well. He was standing a little behind me and our legs were not parallel. Is this an issue? Also, please answer the previous questions that.. More

  • Praying on chair in Masjid Date: 10-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum Shaykh. In reference to your fatwa regarding praying seated in the chair; that it is of two types: praying the whole prayer seated, to place the back leg of the chair in line with the row; and to place the front leg of the chair in line with the row if you are sitting in the chair only for prostration and tashahhud. What I want know.. More

  • How to leave the prayer row when one's Wudhoo’ is invalidated Date: 18-12-2014

    Assalaamualaikum. I would like to know concerning someone whose wudu is annulled during salaat and that he holds his nose and leave the congregation. How does he leave the congregation if he is in the first row and there are rows behind him and how does he move the person behind to fill his gap? Jazaakallahu Kheiran. May Allah reward you and increase.. More

  • Where to place chair in the mosque to pray while seated Date: 14-12-2014

    Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu. ref: Fatwa No : 142461 Where to place the chair in the row when praying sitting Fatwa Date : Thul-Qi'dah 30, 1431 / 7-11-2010 You write that: The second type: the one who prays standing but he will sit when bowing down and when prostrating. We have not come across any statement of the former jurists may.. More

  • People praying behind the Imaam should stand to his right and to his left Date: 10-4-2014

    Regarding the first line for salah should we start and finish the right of the line before we start the left side? .. More

  • Ruling on late-joiners changing their places after the end of the congregational prayer Date: 15-1-2014

    I see many late-joiners in the congregational prayer changing their places after the Imaam finishes the prayer. They may move forward or backward in order to finish their prayers instead of remaining in the same row in which they were praying. Is there is a religious ruling in this regard or is it a mere habit? May Allaah The Almighty Reward you generously... More

  • Virtue of standing on the Imaam's right side in prayer Date: 15-1-2014

    Is there any virtue for standing on the Imaam's right side in the congregational prayer? Would you please provide evidence from Sharee‘ah. .. More

  • Ruling on the Imaam standing in the same row next to the Ma'mumeen Date: 13-1-2014

    Is it permissible for the Imaam to stand in the same row with the Ma'mumeen instead of standing alone ahead of the rows due to the narrowness of the mosque? .. More

  • A sick person standing alone on the left side of the Imaam Date: 13-1-2014

    If a sick person cannot move from his place, is it permissible for the Imaam to stand on his right side? .. More

  • A woman interrupts the men's rows in prayer Date: 13-1-2014

    Is it permissible to interrupt rows during prayer in the Sacred Mosque due to crowdedness? Women sometimes do this when people are praying whether in congregation or individually. What is the Sharee‘ah ruling on prayer? Please advise. May Allaah The Almighty Reward you... More

  • Ruling on praying in a row alone Date: 12-1-2014

    I know that it is impermissible for a worshipper to pray alone in a row (in the congregational prayer) but is it permissible for me to join the congregational prayer while standing alone in a row, knowing that other late comers will join me and stand next to me in the same row? .. More