What is the Islamic ruling concerning crossing in front of a person who is praying? Sometimes, it becomes very difficult to go out of the Masjid, because one has to pass in front of someone. Please explain.
Does one catch up with al-Jama`h, in five daily prayers, by joining one Rak`ah or just by joining the congregation before Al-tasleem? The Same inquiry for Salat Al-Juma`ah or Friday Prayer).
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Why do Muslims pray towards Makkah? Didn’t Allah command us not to worship idols? Hasn’t the Ka`bah become a thing of worship, an idol? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. I am student at a high school in Canada, and in my school we have weekly Jumu`ah Prayers. I believe we're performing the khutbah (sermon) incorrectly. We start off by the imam (fellow student) entering the room, saying “As-salam `alaykum”, followed by a member of the congregation saying the Adhan. The imam then reaches the center platform and recites a khutbah he found online. These are usually from websites with khutbahs written in English. My question to you is whether these written khutbahs are complete? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salam `alaykum! Dear scholars, as we witness nowadays many Imams delivering Friday khutbahs (sermons) without taking steps or making efforts to make that sermons penetrate people’s hearts and have impact on their lives. Friday sermons are no longer aspiring to many, thanks to the poor styles adopted by many Imams in giving khutbah, as if they don’t care whether people are listening or not. Please, give advice on this issue?
What do we do when we know that someone who is leading salah is in the habit of watching pornographic movies and looking at nude women, etc? Are we allowed to pray behind such a person who commits such grave sins?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. My wife is pregnant, praise be to Allah. Can she pray sitting down until she gives birth, or only if she feels dizzy or pain or morning sickness? Please answer me back as soon as possible. Jazakum Allah khayran.
Respected scholars of Islam, As-Salamu `alaykum. Is it allowed for a person to pray obligatory Prayer behind a man who is praying Nafl or supererogatory Prayer?
Dear Sheikh, As-Salamu `alaykum. I am told that Jumu`ah Prayer (Friday congregationa l Prayer) is not obligatory upon women. But, if I pray Jumu`ah in a mosque, am I also required to pray Zuhr after that? Some people told me that since Zuhr is obligatory and Jumu`ah is not obligatory upon women, I have to pray Zuhr also. Jazakum Allah khyran.
Dear scholars of Islam, As-Salamu `alaykum. At work when the time of prayer comes, I pray in my office. I have a Muslim secretary and she wishes to join me in prayer. I have been telling her to pray by herself and that we cannot pray in jama`ah (congregation). Am I correct, because I heard that it’s not allowed to pray in jama`ah with one non-mahram woman only?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Is there any virtue in going earlier to the mosque to perform Friday Prayer?
What should someone do if he thinks that his Prayer (salah) was not accepted by Allah? For example, he thinks that he could have done it better. Can he repeat it or would that lead to nothing?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. I recently spent some time with a Muslim family in which the husband was a convert to Islam. I was surprised to find that he hasn’t missed a single Prayer (Salah) in 5 years, ma sha’ Allah. However, he told me that he doesn’t do the prayers in Arabic, instead, completely in English. Is this allowed? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Is it allowed to combine Prayers during rain?
Dear scholars, can Muslims offer their Prayers (salah) in graveyards?
As-Salamu `alaykum. Last week at an Interfaith meeting at our mosque, a Christian prayed in the line with the Muslim brothers at `Isha’. He had no wudu’, and it was a Muslim brother who had told him to 'watch and follow' him. A number of the brothers were upset. No one seemed to know how this situation should be viewed, or handled. Since it may arise in the future, we need to know what to do. There were those who condemned - not the Christian, but the Muslim brother who is NOT ignorant about Islam. Then there were those who were gentle. What should we do if similar situations arise in the future?
I want to perform `Umrah or Hajj, but the circumstances of my work hinder me from doing so. Some people told me that if I perform Fajr Prayer in a congregation and keep reciting the Qur'an until sunrise and then offer two rak`ahs of Duha Prayer, it would be written in my record that I performed `Umrah. Is this right?
As-salamu `alaykum. Is it permissible to recite the qunut in the five daily Prayers?
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Is it correct to pronounce the Adhan and Iqamah when one does not have ablution?
As-Salamu `alaykum. I have heard that it is bid`ah to make an audible intention when one is about to enter prayer (i.e., one says for example, I am going to pray four rak`ahs fard etc.); is that is true? I have heard that the intention should be made in the heart and not aloud. Could you please furnish me with a comprehensive Fatwa in this regard? Your early response will be very much appreciated!
As-Salamu `alaykum. I would like to know in what situation are we allowed to pray with our shoes on and also I would like to know if we are allowed to enter the Mosque to pray with our shoes on. Jazakum Allah Khayran.
As-Salamu `alaykum. Can one put a sutrah in front of him in obligatory prayers? There is a hadith that says that the sutrah in front of the Imam acts as a sutrah for the people behind him.
As-Salamu `alakum. What is the role of the Friday sermon (khutbah) in Islam? Can you give supporting evidence to your answer from the life of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him? May Allah reward you?
As-Salaam `Alaykum. Is there any evidence from the sayings of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, that he used to say collective Du`a or supplications after each obligatory prayer. In our community we have different opinions regarding the issue. Basically, our Arab brothers are saying that Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, did not say the Du`a collectively, therefore, we should not do it, while others say that he has done it. I would really appreciate if you could clarify this matter.
Dear scholars, As-Salaam `Alaykum. I see some people coming to Mosque wearing T-Shirts that have pictures of human beings or animals. Is it permissible to perform prayer while wearing such types of T- shirts? Jazakum Allah khayran.
I am a new Muslim. I have been a Christian the majority of my life. My main question is about prayer. When I am about in town, doing business, and there is no nearby masjid, what should I do when my phone goes off and says it’s time for prayer? Should I pray at Star Bucks, the library, the grocery store parking lot, parks, wherever? I also want to know where I am not allowed to pray. I was told that the whole world is a masjid; however, someone said to me don’t pray here or there.
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? Please give me a detailed answer urgently. Muslims here in the USA are perplexed and do not know what to do.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. If I am praying and someone knocks at the door and there is no one else in the house, what should I do? If I stop praying, am I sinning? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salaam `Alaykum. Why must Muslims pray using the Arabic language? I need a fatwa on this. Jazakum Allah khayran.
Salamou 3alaykoumI used in my early age to pray one per 6 month and to avoid my family questions by saying that I'm praying.Two years ago God blessed me and I start to take care of my relegion.Gradually I tried to repent from my neglectful attitud and to make my prayer I have not been successful from the beginning.Recently I start to find pleasure from a moment to another doing my prayer reading the Coran... but now after the Athan of Isha : sometimes I tend to lie on my bed to relax before praying so I sleep and I miss both Isha and Fajr. pMy Question is about the 'Had' of neglecting prayer: can I be sure That Allah will accept my repentance without it, is this any difference between this one and the others (Hodoud) I think that I have know about this Had before (but just I didn't care about it)?Jazakoum Allah khairan for the Aanswer.
I am a Muslim woman married to a Catholic man. We want to have children, but I want them to be Muslims and my husband wants them to be baptized in his religion as Catholics. We want to find out if they can be Muslim (fasting, praying etc...) as well as be baptized in the Catholic religion. Can you help me to find the right way to go about this situation?
According to Islamic traditions, a Muslim becomes sinless after performing the Hajj. Is it okay, then, to pray for one's death right after performing Hajj, since it would be a good time to die?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. I was just wondering if you are allowed to perform a Prayer before its allotted time if you know that you will miss the allowed Prayer time, (d ue to a class at that time). Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salamu `alaykum. Is it true that if we make any kind of movements three times during prayers, then our salah becomes invalid? Also, if we look at anything other than the place of sujud (prostration), does our Prayer become invalid?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `Alaykum wa Rahmatu Allahi wa Barakatuh. I am currently reverting to Islam. For a period of time I would often run surahs of the Qur’an through my head while doing different things. Is this OK? I stopped because I read that Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said that if you look at the sky during Prayer Allah will turn you blind. Is this true and in what cases? Is what I was doing considered Prayer? Also bad thoughts about Allah sometimes come into my mind. I do not mean them and can't control them. It has made me fear attempting Prayer because I fear punishment for these thoughts, so I have not been praying as I should. What should I do?
Respected scholars, As-Salamu `Alaykum wa Rahmatu Allah wa Barakatuh. I have problems regarding Fajr Prayer. Sometimes, I cannot get up to pray Fajr on time. Can you help me in this regard?
As-Salaamu `Alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakaatuh, Sheikh Ahmad. I was very happy reading your answers on last week’s live Fatwa. May Allah reward you for that effort! My question is about running business at the time of Friday prayer. I heard that we are not allowed to run business at this time and that there is a verse in the Qur’an about this. I would appreciate if you could tell me the Qur’anic verse and its meaning. My second point: is this applied in all cases or there are some exceptions, because it came to my mind that sometimes people need drugstores to get medication and sometimes it is urgent case that you cannot delay? I know the Qur’an is perfect and maybe I misunderstand this point. So I would appreciate if you could make this issue clear to me in some kind of detail if you have time.
As-Salamu `Alaykum wa Rahamtu Allah wa Barakatuh. Are those who are deaf and mute accountable? If yes, how they can offer Prayer? Jazakum Allah Khayran.
As-Salamu `Alaykum. A group of people was praying in congregation at home when the telephone started ringing, and it distracted them for a long time. Is it permissible in such cases for the praying person to take a few steps forwards or backwards and pick the receiver and say “Allaahu Akbar” or raise his voice in recitation to make the caller know that he is praying?
As-Salamu `alaykum. Praying 5 times a day is a must for every Muslim. But when it comes to praying Sunnah after Prayer sometimes I struggle. Can you please relate any hadith, and/or benefits gained when performing Sunnah Prayers after obligatory Prayers?
Dear scholars, As-Salaam `Alaykum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh. Should a person call Adhan while praying alone?
As-Salam `Alykum. Can we greet each other with salam in the mosque after prayers or can someone answer by shaking hands even though he is making a Du`a’ (supplication) to Allah at that time?
As-Salam `alaykum! Would you tell me the things that invalidate my salah (ritual Prayer)? All the time I am confronted by people who talk about so many things saying that they invalidate my Prayer. What are the real things that render my Prayer invalid?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Can you please clarify what should be covered for men when performing Salah (ritual Prayer)? Is it just the `awrah or something else such as the shoulders? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Respected scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Suppose I am praying sunnah and the iqamah is announced. Should I close my prayer with the salutation and join salatul fard (the obligatory prayer) or should I continue? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Should the rows in congregational Prayer be straightened and the gaps filled?
As-Salamu `alaykum. Sometimes I go out of the mosque immediately after finishing the Prayer, and then I make the recommended dhikr (remembrance of Allah) while walking or driving. Is it correct that making such dhikr in the mosque yields mo re reward than making it outside the mosque? And what is the difference between the two cases?
I would like to know if it is mandatory to raise my hands in prayer while standing up after ruku` (bowing down). Jazakum Allahu Khairan.
Dear scholars, as-Salamu `alaykum. I was wondering if it is haram (forbidden) to wear nail polish when you pray? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salamu `alaykum. If after the Prayer is done, I found out that several hairs were not covered, even only one, must I repeat the Prayer? Or in that case is my Prayer still valid, because it was not intentionally and done by mistake?
i get waswasah whenever i try to concentrate on namaaz,or listen to quran or hadith or listen anything which has our beloved prophet(s.w.s)(peace be upon him).these waswasah's have d isturbed me a lot these days i am scared really scared about the consequenses.
Asalama Alaykum respected scholars. My question is regarding prayer. During prayer, after saying "sami Allahu lamin hamida" I say "rubana laka al hamd wa shukr." An imam at a local mosque told us during a khutba that we are not supposed to say "wa shukr." Is this correct? Is it wrong to say it? I await your reply. Thank you so much for your service. God bless you. Salam!
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Is it permissible to offer prayer in the Sacred Mosque in Makkah while people pass in front of those who are praying? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salamu`alaykum. My question is regarding Salatul-Hajah (prayer for need). I would like to know how many rak`ahs to perform, and why people pray this salah.
Respected scholars of Islam, As-Salamu `alaykum. Does crying in prayer nullify it?
If one is unable to pray on time, is it ok to perform Qadaa’ prayers? Should Qadaa’ prayer be done as soon as possible after missing the prayers or is it okay to wait till the time for the next prayers?Also if one is unable to wake up in time for Fajr prayer, can one pray Fajr after its time and till what time?
As-Salamu `alaykum. Please give me your Fatwa on the reciting of the same Surah after Al-Fatihah in Prayers. Jazakumullah Khayran.
Scholars of Islam, As-Salamu `alaykum. Please shed light on the times of the five daily prayers as illustrated by the Sunnah. Jazkum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. If some one has a medical problem which necessitates the use of a medicated bandage that has to be left on the foot for approximately a week without removal, is it be permissible to make wudu’ (ablution) over the bandage? What if it's not a serious condition but could become worse if left untreated? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salamu `alaykum. Very often when I stand up to pray, I have doubts in my mind as to whether my purification or wudu' has been nullified or not. What should I do in such a situation: Should I leave the salah and purify myself and then resume my salah, or should I simply continue my salah and not bother about such doubts?
When I enter the mosque and the muezzin is making the Adhan, should I pray tahiyyat al-masjid (two rak`ahs to greet the mosque) or should I repeat after the muezzin while standing, and then pray tahiyyat al-masjid?
The Mufti of North Turkey gave a fatwa to the effect that Turkish people may recite the Qur’an in Turkish instead of Arabic during Prayer, since they do not speak or understand Arabic. Is this lawful in the viewpoint of Islam?
As-salamu `alaykum Is there any virtue in praying two rak`ahs after performing wudu’?
As-Salamu `Alaykum. If a person has doubts in his Salah, i.e. not sure whether he has prayed three Rak`ahs or four, what should he do?
As-Salam `alaykum. Is it permissible for men and women to perform prayer while wearing tight clothes?
As-Salamu `alaykum. When we pray we must think of Allah. How do we get into this frame of mind and keep our attention concentrated on Allah?
If a Muslim knowingly prays in an incorrect manner such as sitting the wrong way, bowing improperly, and so on, will the prayer still be counted?
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. How does a praying person return a greeting while performing Prayer?
As-Salamu `alaykum. When praying individually at home, is it required to say the adhan and Iqamah before each prayer?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. I would like to know if the Witr Prayer is obligatory or Sunnah. Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salamu `alaykum. As Imams stay in mosques and are paid money for leading prayers, can they take money in return?
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.
As-Salamu `alaykum! Al-Hamdulillah, I have been Muslim all my life. Both my parents embraced Islam at a very early age. I recently moved to a new community where my Muslim sisters in Islam have told me that I must wear socks for my prayer to be accepted. Because I am not sure of the legitimacy of this saying, I am now wearing socks while I pray until I can determine an authentic ruling. Please give your advice. May Allah reward you!
Scholars of Islam, as-Salamu `alaykum. Is it mandatory to say Bismillahi Ar-Rahmani Ar-Rahim (in the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful) before reciting the surah that follows the recitation of Surat Al-Fatihah in prayer?
As-Salamu `alaykum. I live near a Masjid that suffers from overcrowding on Friday Prayers. The board of trustees decided to make two Jumu`ahs(Friday Prayers). Thus, can we have more than one Jumu`ah Prayer in one mosque? Jazakum Allahu khayran.
I would like to ask you some questions regarding salah and some of its practices. I have heard in salah we do not say “amen” after the imam says “amen.” Is that true?
Dear Sheikh, As-Salamu `alaykum. My question is about witr prayer: I know that witr prayer is three rak`ahs. But I heard that it can be one rak`ah. Can you please provide me any reference for one rak`ah witr prayer (if any). Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salaam `Alaykum. My question is on raising index finger while sitting for Tashahhud at prayer. Some people tap their index finger continuously, while some people raise their finger and quickly put it down again. Please explain the correct method of raising the index finger. Is there a Sahih Hadith about 'tapping' the index finger continuously as if one is pelting Satan? Jazakum Allah khayran.
As-Salamu `Alaykum. Sometimes when I pray Dhur and `Asr I forget the Tashahhud in between (i.e. the Tashahhud between 2nd and 3rd Rak`ah). Facing this, what shall I do? Do I have to repeat the prayer once again. Jazakum Allah Khayran.
Dear Sheikh, As-salamu `alaykum. I'd like to know whether it's Sunnah or wajib (obligatory) for a man to cover his head in prayer.
Can I repeat the obligatory Prayer that I performed when I find another congregation?
Recently, we heard about some people claiming that it is improper to recite Surah 80 and Surah111 of the Qur’an in the congregationnal prayer as the first Surah. They justify this by sa ying that these Surahs ascribe faults to the Prophet, and the second one talks about the Prophet’s uncle Abu Lahab being punished in the Hellfire. How can such claims be refuted?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. There is confusion among us women regarding whether it is permissible to perform the prayer (salah) with cosmetics and lipstick on. Some of us say that a woman may apply lipstick, etc., after wudu’ (ablution) and then she can offer her prayers. Others among us say that a woman's prayer cannot be accepted when she is wearing lipstick. Please explain what is the right position?
Assalaamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa baraktuhu, Bismillah , I have various questions.I would be glad if you help me.I am confused about prayer in congregation.I have read in many books that we have to recite surah fatiha in every namaz.I have a doubt that whether we should recite surah fatiha in the prayer which is recited aloud that is the fajr,maghrib and isha prayer.I read in a fatwa on islamonline.net with id - 1119503544082 that we have to remain silent when imam recites surah fatiha and recite surah fatiha during silent prayers but when i asked in a fatwa about this question on this site , fatwa reference no - 5SH1Bq, the sheikh said that during prayers when imam recites loudly, one has to recite surah fatiha after him.What does after him means?After everyone says ameen should we then recite surah fatiha?please help me on this issue.My other question was about zakat.do one have to give zakat on what he earns or what he save?I earn weekly, so should i give zakat on what i earn?.My last question is about alcohol.I work in a supermarket where i have to put groceries and other items in bags and give to the customers.Some customers(americans) buy alcohol.so i have to put alcohol bottles in the bag. Is that prohibited to put the bottle in the bag and give to the non-muslims? -- My other question is about wudu-Prophet Muhammed(P.B.U.H) said that breaking wind nullifies wudu,but he(P.B.U.H) didn't say the solution of what to do if anyone have problem of breaking wind.He(P.B.U.H) said that every innovation is misguidance.How do we deal with any matter which was not during prophet's(P.B.U.H) but it is now ? Does it considered innovation ? How many times should a person's wudu break in order to be put into category of disabled ? If a person's (who doesn't have any problem of breaking wind) wudu break while he is performing wudu,does he have to start again or he could continue doing the wudu ?The fatwa says that if a person has a problem with breaking wind, he have to make wudu once, and then he could pray,does it apply touching quran also? If two ulema's have different opinions , whom to believe ? If an imam leading prayers at wrong time , is it permissible to pray alone at correct time ? I am concerned about this hadith - In one Hadith, two reasons have been cited for the punishment in the grave:a) Not exercising precaution from the splashes of urine drops,b) Gossiping.Here in United States there is no water available for cleaning ourselves but i use toilet paper and make sure that no urine is left but after like 5 t0 10 minutes , when i try sitting , some drops come out , i try my best to prevent myself but still can't do . Is my interpretation of hadith correct which is - A person in punished who is careless about preventing one from urine but a person who is not careless, tries his best to prevent himself , but sometimes cannot prevent himself is not punished.What if go home and wash myself ? Does i considered as a person who doesn't prevent oneself? If a person is memorizing quran and he comes to an ayah where there is prostration,then does he have to prostate everytime he repeats that ayah in order to memorize ? There are thousands of hadiths , what if a person doesn't know some and he is practicing wrong ? Can a person touch quran which is covered by a cloth,without wudu? In a hadith i have read that if one hungry or if the food is ready,he has to eat first even if the salaat has started , is it permissible to miss the prayer or a part of the prayer for eating food if one is hungry? When is it necessary to perform sajda suhu ? Is it performed when a person recites some thing wrong or forgets something to recite ? do we have to do sajda suhu if we pronunce the word wrong like in surah fatiha instead of waladhaaalen , we pronunce waladaleen ? What is the best way to learn quranic arabic , I want to memorize quran and also learn arabic so that when i recite in prayer i could reflect upon myself and have focus on prayer . What is the reward of memorizing quran according to hadith ? Is knowing the meaning of quran fardh so that we could practice on it ?Please answer these questions as soon as possible , Jazakallah.
Can we join and shorten prayers when traveling (zuhr and asr, maghrib and isha') in a plane or train without performing ablution and without facing the qiblah because the situation and condition of the plane have made impossible to do so? Do the prayers count, or do we have to repeat the prayers again?
Scholars of Islam, as-Salamu `alaykum. Is it ok to pray in the men's dressing room in gyms and clubs. These dressing rooms are connected to toilets and showers. A lot of non-Muslims use them too.
Dear scholars, As-salamu `alaykum. I have a question about where to place our hands after the opening takbir (takbirat al-ihram) in salah (Prayer): Are we supposed to place our hands below the navel or above it or on our chest? Someone told me the other day that it was incorrect to place the hands below the navel, as we are required to place them on the chest. I have been brought up in the Hanafi School, and I have been taught all along to place my hands below the navel while praying. I would like you to clarify this issue for me. Jazakum Allah khayran.
What is the detailed explanation for moving the forefinger during the Tashahhud, and is there a hadith about that?
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.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. I have missed three prayers, do I have to pray them in the order in which they were missed? Or does the order not make any difference? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Aslamualaikum, My question is regarding the prayers. I m in Sweden for my studies,and the interval between the prayer timings is very small here.At this time we are offering our Duhr p rayer at 11:30 and Asar at 13:30, this interval will become even shorter later.and the free or break time from class for us is only from 12:00 to 13:00, in which we can offer our prayers. Can we offer the zuhr and asar prayer together? and can we offer Qaza of the magrib prayer because of having our class at maghrib's time?thanks
assalamu alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh respected scholars... may Allah accept and reward your efforts on helping our Ummah, ameen ya rab. may question is the following : are we allowed to ask Allah in our duaas, to take someone away from our lives ? the person in question is my "husband", and he neither provide for us nor treat me and his children in an appropriate way. He abuses me mentally and threats me that if i seek for a divorce i wouldnt see my children ever again. And for these children, he does nothing, neither pay for their clothing nor live with us, living with another woman, whom he married for money issues. In this situation and saying also that i am completely alone inthe country where i l ive ( germany) having my family in my origin country and no one that could help me in this situation, i often turn to Allah in my duaas, asking HIm to take this man out of my life, since he is only a burden, and neither a good husband nor a good father. even sometimes ( and may Allah forgive me if this is a sin ), i wish for him to be dead, so icould free myself from this weight and carry on with my children as i do now, only without his threatens and bad treats. Inshaa Allah you can help me with this qustion. Jazakum Allahu khayran. fi aman Allah, wa salam.
Assalamu'alaikum dear scholars. The local Imam hear makes controversial statements in his khutbah, After most Jummahs instead of feeling good I feel depressed and disgusted. My problem today is the statement that he made saying that in his opinion their is no more Jihad for the sake of Allah today. Some say you should not take this literal, but aren't things in Fiqh and the Kitab of Allah taken literal before allegorical? And why would he say such a thing, and what is the benefit. Should you not clarify your statement? My main question is can I choose not to pray behind someone who openly denies Jihad for the sake of Allah? May Allah bless the Scholars and islamonline.net for the benefiting our Ummah.
As-Salamu `alaykum. My question is regarding a hadith I received in my e-mail. I just want to know if it is authentic before I pass it on. The hadith is as follows: The one who disdains the prayers will receive 15 punishments from Allah, 6 punishments in this lifetime, 3 while dying, 3 in the grave, and 3 on the Day of Judgment. The 6 punishments of life are1. Allah takes away blessings from his age (makes his life misfortunate). 2. Allah does not accept his du`aa’. 3. Allah erases the features of good people from his face. 4. He will be detested by all creatures on earth. 5. Allah does not award him for his good deeds. 6. He will not be included in the du`aa’ of good people. The 3 punishments while dying are1. He dies humiliated. 2. He dies hungry. 3. He dies thirsty. Even if he drinks the water of all the seas he will still be thirsty. The 3 punishments in the grave are1. Allah tightens his grave until his ribs come over each other.2. Allah pours on him fire with embers. 3. Allah sets on him a snake called "the brave", "the bold" which hits him from morning until afternoon for leaving Fajr Prayer, from the afternoon until `Asr for leaving Zhuhr Prayer and so on. With each strike he sinks 70 yards under the ground. The 3 punishments on the Day of Judgment are1. Allah sends who would accompany him to hell pulling him on the face. 2. Allah gives him an angry look that makes the flesh of his face fall down. 3. Allah judges him strictly and orders him to be thrown in hell.
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?