Entries by sufyan

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 […]

Is It Permissible to Pray Tarawih Over Video Conferencing?

Answered by Shaykh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum I hope you are well inshallah. With Ramadan fast approaching and mosques closed due to the current situation, would it be permissible to pray Taraweeh over video conferencing? Answer: assalamu alaykum It is not valid to perform congregational prayer over the internet and through video conferencing. Legal […]

A Ramadan Reader: A Comprehensive Answers Guide to Getting the Most Out of Ramadan

Preparing for Ramadan The Complete Guide to Fasting Imam Tahir’s 5 Simple Steps to Prepare for Ramadan Preparing For Ramadan Advice from Habib Umar bin Hafiz Ramadan Detox‬‏ for a Healthy Ramadan 40 Hadiths on Ramadan Tarawih Can I Pray 8 Rakats for Tarawih? Should We Stop Praying Tarawih Once the Qur’an is Completed? Is […]

Zakat on a Building

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I have a building which I rent out. The money earned from it is spent on financing my Islamic school (completing the structure, paying staff, and for other materials). I am in debt due to this. Is zakat due on the structure? Answer: Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa […]

Was Sufism Recommended by the Prophet?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question: Assalamu alaykum Was Sufism recommended by the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) and is it permissible? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate True Consideration is Given to Meanings not Terms Before answering your question it is important that we correctly understand […]