560 fatwas

  • Intending to perform prayer while thinking of another Date: 23-2-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. Once, or a few times, I stood with the intention of praying a prayer (i.e. the Maghrib), and before I entered the prayer I had a thought which may have simply been the word ‘Ishaa'. Should this be considered as Waswaas (devilish whispers) trying to confuse me into thinking that my intention has changed.. More

  • Standing while slightly leaning forward does not invalidate prayer Date: 23-2-2017

    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

  • Praying with smell of garlic on hands Date: 20-2-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. I can smell garlic from my fingers/nails for even more than 20 hours even after washing them with soap many times. Is there any sin on me or did I do something disliked by praying with this smell? I use soap that is a little bit scented. (It is halal, praise be to Allaah.) I have a face wash.. More

  • Swallowing hair during prayer Date: 8-2-2017

    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

  • 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

  • Ruling on not observing Tuma’neenah after Rukoo’ Date: 17-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. A relative regularly misses some obligatory parts of the prayer, like standing for a definite time after bowing and so on. Whenever I tell her about that, she denies it and gets angry. Sometimes, she even thinks that her prayer is valid. What is the ruling on her? Is she a disbeliever for continuing like this? How can I advise her? .. More

  • Reciting verses from different Soorahs in same Rak'ah Date: 15-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. Would it be wrong or disliked, or perhaps an innovation if I recite those Soorahs (chapters) and verses that are used for healing sickness or magic during the prayer? I do not mean randomly reciting them, but specifically with the intention of obtaining an improvement in health or healing? May.. More

  • Ibn ‘Umar throwing pebbles at person who would miss Raf'ul-Yadayn Date: 10-1-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. There is a hadith that says that Ibn ‘Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him, used to throw pebbles at people who did not perform Raf'ul-Yadayn (raising hands before and after Rukoo' [bowing]) in the prayer. Did that not cause a disturbance in the prayer? .. More

  • Feeling both fear and peace in prayer Date: 29-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. How do we relax in the prayer when we are standing before Allaah? The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,was reported to have said, “…The coolness of my eyes has been made in the prayer (i.e., my comfort has been provided in prayer).” (Sunan An-Nasaa’i 3939; Darussalam graded it good.) The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi.. More

  • Forgetting sentence from Tashahhud Date: 28-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. I have a question regarding the prayer: If I forgot to say only the sentence of the Shahadah (testimony of faith - Ash-hadu an-la ilaha illa allah wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan abduhu wa rasuluh) in the first and/or second Tashahhud(I said the whole Tashahhud but I forgot to say only this sentence), then.. More

  • Making supplication in Jilsat-ul-Istiraahah Date: 14-12-2016

    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

  • Hanafi view on not reciting Faatihah in third and fourth Rak‘ahs of prayer Date: 14-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum Shaykh. According to theAhnaf Qirat, it is only obligatory in the first two Rak‘ahs (units of prayer)of the obligatory prayer, and according to them, then even if u remain silent in the second two Rak‘ahsof the obligatory prayer, your prayer is fine. I wonder if you could please give us a brief answer; where did they get it from,.. More

  • Praying in dark or on slope Date: 7-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. Is it true that one cannot pray in the dark, like with the lights off or in a dark place? And what about praying on a slope? May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Praying with retainers in mouth Date: 23-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Can I pray with my retainers inserted in my mouth? I have been having pronunciation issues ever since I adjusted my jawline, and due to the shape of the retainers, they may actually make it easier for me to pronounce my words. .. More

  • Mistake in saying 'Rabbana wa laka Al-Hamd' in prayer Date: 23-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have noticed during prayer that my instinctive response when the imam says 'Sami Allaahu liman Hamidah' when rising from the bowing position is to say 'Rabbana wa lana Al-Hamd' instead of 'Rabbana wa laka Al-Hamd'. I am trying to make it my instinct to say the proper reply, but sometimes do not paying attention and then when I go.. More