Entries by sufyan

How Can a Woman Perform the Expiation for Vitiating a Fast?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum How does a female before menopause expiate an obligatory fast she purposely broke? There is a monthly menstrual cycle going on every month for her that prevents her to fast two months consecutively. What option(s) does she have left? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, In the […]

Is Expiation Necessary for Not Fasting During Ramadan?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, A Muslim, ignorant of the importance of fasting in Ramadan, did not fast nor make the intention to fast for many years. After repenting, he calculated he had missed about 400 fasts in his life. Does he have to make up the 400 fasts? Is an expiation […]

When Is Expiation Required for a Fast?

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question: A sister was not encouraged to fast when she was young. Does she have to make expiation for these missed fasts in addition to making them up? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, She will only have to make up (qada) for the fasts […]

If Unable to Fast During Ramadan Do You Pay an Expiation? (Video)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum If unable to fast during Ramadan do you pay an expiation? Answer:  Wa’leykum Salam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten years overseas, […]

The Fiqh of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha

Answered by Ustadha Naielah Ackbarali Bismi Allah al-Rahman al-Rahim The Companion Anas (Allah be pleased with him) said, “The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) migrated to the city of Medina and saw the people celebrating two days of festivities. He said, ‘What are these two days?’ The people of Medina […]

Performing Eid Prayers at Home

Answered by Shaykh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum Given the current situation with COVID-19 and the closures/restrictions on mosques and public gatherings, is it permitted to perform the ʿĪd prayer at home individually or in congregation? Answer: assalamu alaykum There is a difference of opinion between the various schools on this issue. Given the current […]

Zakat and Loans

Answered by Shaykh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum One of my friends is a University student and he has to take a loan to complete University. So, last year he took a loan and finished his first year but he did not use all of the loan money. The loan money he had on January […]

Rain and Prayer

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum When it has been raining and the ground is wet, sometimes the back of my trousers get wet whilst walking from the rain water on the ground, sometimes there may be dirt on my trousers, and other times there is no dirt but just wet from the […]

Can I Pray Tarawih at Home?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani In this answer, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani clarifies that the tarawih prayers are an emphasized sunna for both men and women, consisting of twenty units (rak’a). While congregation is recommended for men, it is by no means a requirement. Similarly, completing or reciting long portions of the Qur‘an, while meritorious, is […]

As a Hanafi, Can I Read from a Copy of the Qur’an in Tarawih?

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani asked Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi of Damascus, about holding or reciting from a copy of the Qur‘an during tarawih prayers. Can Hanafi take the opinion of the Shafi’i school on this, and how? Based on the answer, Shaykh Faraz sheds light on this pertinent issue… Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher […]