Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : What is the minimum amount that can be recited in qunut? Answer : The necessary (wajib) duty to recite the qunut in witr prayer is fulfilled by any supplication whatsoever. However it is vasly superior to, recite the sunna supplication. [ Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar ] Faraz Rabbani

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Is dijon mustard from white wine permissible? Answer : No, dijon mustard with even a little white wine would be impermissible. Wine is both impermissible (haram) and filthy (najis), whether in small or large quantities, whether or not it intoxicates. This impermissibility is affirmed by scholarly consensus (ijma`), […]

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Can I go on Hajj if my wife is financing it? Answer : If your wife is willingly financing the trip, then:(1) It would fulfill your obligation to perform Hajj–as having the means to pay for the trip is a condition for Hajj being obligatory upon one, not […]

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Can we donate eggs or sperm? Answer: It is not permitted to donate sperm or eggs to third parties, as this would be go against the principles of ascribing lineage to the biological parents. The Islamic Fiqh Academy, and other bodies, including Al-Azhar’s Fatwa Committee, have studied this […]

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Can I give to street beggars? What if they might be “professional beggars”? Answer : Beggars have a right upon us. Allah Most High says in the Qur’an about the righteous believers: “And those in whose wealth is a recognized right for the beggar and the one who […]

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question :   When its time to pray in jama’a  when should one stand ? Answer :   The renowned Hanafi jurist (faqih), Imam al-Haskafi (Allah have mercy on him) states whilst discussing the manners and etiquettes (adaab) of prayer: “Prayer (salat) has certain etiquettes. Leaving them out does not necessitate any […]

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question :  Would it be permissible for one to repeat Surat al-Fatiha in the same rak’at on purpose in order to gain khushu’ in salah, or would this call for Sujud al-Sahw to be offered? Answer :  One of the necessary obligations (wajibat) of prayer is to recite another […]

Answered by  Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question :  What is the ruling on reciting the Surahs against the order of the Qur’an in prayer? Answer :  According to the Hanafi School, reciting the Surahs in the order that they are in the Qur’an is necessary (wajib) inside the Fardh and Wajib prayers such as the […]

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question: My question is regarding the recitation of the Qur’an while looking at the text during salah. I was reading a book and in it, it says that reading the Qur’an while looking at the text in salaah breaks the prayer. Is this true or are there certain circumstances […]

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question :  If a person has prayed his Taraweeh and then leads others as an Imam in Tarawih, is there anything wrong with this, since he has already prayed it? Answer : According to the Hanafi School, Tarawih prayer is a specific type of prayer performed in the month of […]