As-salamu `alaykum. I have heard a lot of Muslims talking about the 15th of Sha`ban as a time for fasting and extra worship, yet I have never read any authentic hadiths to support this. What is your opinion regarding that?
As-Salamu `alaykum. I perform all my obligatory prayers on time, alhamdulullah. In addition to that, I also perform various optional prayers like Salatul-Tasabeeh and Salatul Hajah daily after Maghrib, Salatul-Istighfaar daily after Zuhr, and many other good deeds. Could you kindly advise me whether it is permissible to pray all these optional prayers on a regular basis, as we are not allowed to follow Islam extremely? Please support your answers with reasons and Hadiths. Thank you.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. I follow the Hanafi Madhhab (School of Fiqh) in `ibadat (acts of worship). I try to stick to one madhhab because I don’t want to pick and choose rulings for their convenience.Some scholars say wiping over ordinary socks while making wudu’ (ablution) is valid, while the Hanafi School rejects it. Is this true and if it is, would my salah be valid?I find the Hanafi ruling regarding joining Prayers is more of a hardship than a help. May I join my Prayers in the time of one of them, and if I do so, is my Prayer valid if the rest of it is according to Hanafi rulings? What about hardship when not traveling? I am really not convinced by the Hanafi arguments. Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear Sheikh, As-Salamu `alaykum wa Rahamtu Allah wa Barakatuh. Recently, I read a book by a scholar in our country. The basics of Islam are explained in it. Under the topic of Salah, Zakah and Siyam, etc., it is said that these types of activities are aimed at softening the heart of man to surrender completely to the Will of Allah. In other words, these acts of worship are not meant for themselves; rather they constitute the way to salvation. After reading that, a question came to my mind: we perform prayers for seeking Allah's pleasure, and to gain salvation in Hereafter. But, as it is mentioned in the book, are we per forming prayers as training only for the real submission to Allah. Can you please clear all these doubts? Jazakum Allah khayran.