Waswas and Dogs

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I am suffering from waswas about purity. My neighbour’s dog got into my back garden, and I keep thinking the dog could have put some clothes in his mouth and dirtied it with his saliva. Also my sibling put my clothes in his mouth and I keep […]

Praying at Work

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I am looking for an internship or a job in a accounting firm. I was told it was very difficult to pray in such firms. A relative even told me that she had to make up all her prayers at home after work. I would like some […]

OCD Regarding Purity

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum What should I do? I have OCD regarding purity and regular discharge of liquid. Sprinkling water on my underwear to cope with it gives me panic attacks. Answer: Wa ‘alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh. My dear brother, I pray you are well. You should stop sprinkling […]

Praying on a Chair

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Can someone who prays on a chair lead the prayer? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, According to the Hanafi school, a bowing and prostrating congregant (muqtadi) may not pray behind an imam who is praying with head movements (ima’) rather than actual bowing and prostration on the […]

Permissibility of a Gift

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum 1. If I gift someone something that has difference of opinion on its permissibility (such as perfume that contains alcohol), am I held liable for their using it? Do I need to put a “disclaimer” when giving them the gift by reminding/telling them that it contains alcohol […]

Latecomer Recitation in Prayer

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum If I am joining the congregation in the mosque late during one of the prayers with loud recitation (Fajr, Maghrib, Ishaa), and am making up missed cycles, as far as I understood I have to pray the fatiha and the minimum of 3 ayat either once (1 […]

Wrong Number of Cycles During Prayer

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I prayed maghrib prayer in 4 cycles instead of 3, would this invalidate the prayer ? Also dose going back to repeat a missed step during the prayer when remembering soon after invalidate the prayer? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, If you sat for the final […]

Swaying in Prayer

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum Sometimes I find myself rocking slightly up and down and/or rocking back and forth in prayer, usually in the standing or tashahud positions. Sometimes when I do this while standing, a part of my heel may even lift off of the ground. Does this motion invalidate my […]

Shares of a Bank

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I work in a bank and as part of my work we are given employee benefits such as being able to own shares. What is the ruling regarding this? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, it would not be permitted to purchase or own shares or […]

Making Up Fasts

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Last Ramadan, I missed 10 fasts due to an illness. Do I have to make them up before this coming Ramadan 2019 and will I be sinful if I don`t? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, you do not need to make up your missed fasts […]