Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. During the iqamah (final call to prayer), when should people stand for jama`ah (congregational prayer)? Should they stand when the muezzin says “Hayya `ala as-Salah”? Please explain the Islamic teaching regarding this issue. Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Should the rows in congregational Prayer be straightened and the gaps filled?
Is it permitted for the imam to prolong the first rak`ah while waiting for others to join the congregation?
Scholars of Islam, as-Salamu `alaykum. I want to ask whether another Jama`ah can take place in a mosque when the regular scheduled Jama`ah has already been over for the same prayer?
As-Salamu `alaykum. Is it permitted to pray in one's home if the Mosque is one and a half miles away. I don't hear the Adhan.
Can I repeat the obligatory Prayer that I performed when I find another congregation?
Recently, we heard about some Muslim women in the United States claiming that it is permissible for them to lead a public, mixed-gender Friday Prayer. What is Islam’s stance on this? As far as I know, a Muslim woman can’t lead people in Friday Prayer and she is not also allowed to deliver the F riday sermon. Please clarify this issue as there is uproar here among the Muslims.
As-Salamu `alaykum. Recently the issue of women leading men in Prayer in the mosque has raised a great controversy over the role of women in Islam. Are women too inferior to lead men in public Prayer?
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. A funeral prayer was just about to be offered, when it came time for Al-`Asr prayer. In fact, the janazah was carried into the mosque before the second call to prayer so, people were not sure which prayer to offer first: Al-`Asr prayer or the Funeral prayer. Finally, we offered Al-`Asr prayer first, but some people criticized us for doing that. I would like you to give us the Shar`i ruling on this matter. Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. After the Prophet (peace and blessings be on him) started to give the Khutbahs from the minbar (pulpit) did he ever give one after that without standing on it? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salamu `alaykum! I attend Friday prayers in the masjid every week, but there is always a lot of com motion and distraction during the khutbah (Friday sermon) due to the collecting of money. My question is: Should Zakah money be collected and handled during the Friday khutbah? More specifically, should this be done while the Imam is delivering the khutbah or while the prayer is being performed?
Due to limited space inside the mosque, some people may pray behind the closed doors of the mosque and others may pray upstairs. Those people follow the Imam through loudspeakers. Is their prayer valid even though they are outside the mosque or upstairs while the Imam is in the main hall of the mosque?
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. If the imam leads the people in Prayer while they dislike him, will his Prayer be accepted?
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. What is the minimal number required for performing the Prayer in congregation?
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Can the imam stand on something raised or higher ground while leading the Prayer? Can the ones following him stand on something raised or higher ground?
A man entered the mosque after the imam had ended the congregational Prayer, but he found someone who had joined the prayer late and was completing his prayer, so he stood beside him making that man his imam. He wanted to have the reward for praying in congregation. Is it permissible for him to do so or not? And is this Prayer valid?