Validity of Salah

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Question: Assalaamu alaikum Respected Mufti sahib I missed the first rakaat of Isha behind the imaam. When I stood to complete my salaah after the imam made salaam, I mistakenly said bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem before thana. I was supposed to do sajda tus sahw, but I forgot. Was my salaah valid? جزاكم الله خيرا Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi … [Read more...]

Is there Qadha for Tarawih Salah?

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Question: Kal Tarawih ki namaz miss ho gayi. Kya Fajr ke baad qaza kar sakta hoon Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. Tarawih ki namaz ka waqt Isha padhne ke baad se Fajr tak hai.[1] Agar Tarawih ki namaz chut jai to us ki koi qaza nahi hai.[2] English: The time for Tarawih Salah is from after performing Isha until Fajr. If Tarawih Salah is … [Read more...]

Can I read 8 rakats taraweeh?

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Question: Can I read 8 rakats taraweeh? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. Twenty Raka’ats of Tarawih is a Sunna Muakkada, and leaving a Sunna Muakkada without a valid reason is prohibited. Therefore, you cannot perform eight or less than twenty Raka’ats, except for a valid reason in Shariah. And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best. Khalil … [Read more...]

Does exposing the lower back break Salāh?

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Question: You know how people go to sajdah and their shirts go down sometimes exposing their lower back and it’s exposed throughout the sajdah. That’s supposed to break Salah right? One man was leading Salah wearing white Thobe/Kurta and his lower back was visible through it in ruku/Sajda. Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. In principle, if … [Read more...]

Prayer mats with pictures of the Haramain

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Question: Assalaamualaikum w w hope all brothers r well in sha Allah Wanted to find out certain people say to read on mussallah with Kaaba or masjid is like showing disrepect as u putting Allahpaak house on the floor is like putting Quraan on the floor says that not showing respect can this b verified? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. It will be … [Read more...]

University and Hometown-Salah Queries

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Question: As-salamu-alaikum ww What is the ruling regarding students, particularly medical students who live away from home for a period of 6 years. Due to the duration many of their parents buy properties. So basically they know have 2 homes. Eg. A student who is from durban and whos family resides in Durban now lives in an apartment in Johannesburg which is also owned by his father; since he spends most of time in Johannesburg- most of … [Read more...]