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How Do I Pray A Four Rak`at Sunna Prayer?

Answered by Ustadha Sulma Badrudduja Question: In obligatory prayers, after the first tashahud you stop and stand without sending blessings on the Prophet (Allah bless him), and in the third and fourth rak’ah there is no surah after the fatiha. But in a sunna prayer I’ve heard you do recite after Fatiha in every rak’ah, […]

Hair Removal Methods: Epilators, Waxing and Creams

Answered by Ustadha Naielah Ackbarali Question: A lot of sisters have asked me about the use of metal on a women’s body. I wanted to know in terms of metal can women use epilators specifically and other products aswell? Answer: The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Ten things are from the […]

Does One Have to Remove Earrings for the Ritual Bath (ghusl)?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: You’ve mentioned that one has to take off earrings while doing ghusl. If one didn’t do this in the past, does that mean all the ghusls were invalid? Can one assume water reached, while cleaning the ear? Is the ruling the same in the Shafi’ madhab? Answer: Walaikum assalam […]

Does Carrying a Soiled Baby Invalidate the Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: I’ve learned in the Shafi’i madhab one’s prayer is invalid if one is praying while supporting filth. I was wondering is that the same in the Hanafi Madhab? For example, if one is praying and a baby with a dirty diaper jumps on you, is that prayer invalid? Answer: […]

How Should a Woman Sit and Prostrate in Prayer?

Answered by Ustadha Naielah Ackbarali Question: In the ”Absolute Essentials of Islam” it’s written that women should have their hands at shoulder level in prostration and keep their forearms on the ground. Yet when I attempted to practice this, I found that I could not keep my forearms on the ground without having my hands […]

Not Setting a Price Beforehand in Taxi Rides

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: What does one do when getting into taxi’s with drivers who do not have a meter or they refuse to use it and won’t agree upon a price for various reasons? Answer: In the Name of Allah Most Merciful & Compassionate This is a situation where there is a […]