Chicken Pox and Ritual Bath.

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I may have chicken pox. Doctors urged not to take shower in case any infection happens, which would deteriorate the case further. What do I do if I have wet dreams and need to take ghusl in this case? Answer: Wa ‘alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh […]

Purification Issues Because of Being Uncircumcised.

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I am uncircumcised so when I do istinja I pull back the skin while washing and then it goes back forward again while I wash to purify myself. When I am doing this the opening of my private part looks slightly open while water is going over […]

Praying Whilst Seated Without an Excuse.

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I used to pray some of my fard prayers sitting down even though I was able to pray standing. I just felt lazy. Do I have to make up those prayers? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Yes, you would need to make up the prayers you […]

Stains of Filth and Prayer.

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum For some odd reasons the urge for me to pass gas usually arrives only during prayer time which makes it quite difficult to pray for me during the day. The gas stains my pants a bit. Can I pray with the stains? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, […]

How Should I Perform Istibra'(Removing Urine)?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum How should I perform Istibra’ (removing urine)? I always end up squeezing endlessly , always finding urine and I spend my day checking my underwears. Answer: Wa ‘alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh I pray you are well. I think the best thing for you to do […]

Mistakes in Tajwid

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum I have heard that in surah al fatiha ” اَلۡحَمۡدُ ” has to be pronounced from the throat. I have pronounced all my previous prayers without pronouncing it from my throat. Dose all my previous prayers are invalid? Answer: assalamu alaykum No, this does not invalidate your […]

Recitation Errors in Prayer.

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I am learning to pray with tajwid but it makes me very self conscious…sometimes I repeat a word many times to correct it…Do these mistakes invalidate the prayer? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Most recitation errors are excusable. Focus on your pronunciation outside of the prayer, and […]

The Night-Vigil Prayer (Tahajjud)

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Can I pray the night-vigil prayer (tahajjud) 5 minutes before the entry of true dawn (fajr)? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Yes, you can pray the night-vigil prayer (tahajjud) even minutes before the entry of true dawn (fajr). The night-vigil prayer (tahajjud) is generally that which is […]

Fajr Prayer and Sunrise.

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum If Fajr finishes at 7.12, and I start praying at 7.09 and finish at 7.12 exactly, is my Fajr prayer valid? Answer: assalamu alaykum In the Hanafi school, not completing Fajr before sunrise, which is the end time of the prayer, will invalidate it. Thus, if Fajr […]

Illegitimate Children and Leading the Prayer.

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Can Allah accept sa prayer where the Imam’s Father is Christian born out of wedlock? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, The prayer of a convert or somebody born out of wedlock is valid. Acceptability (qabul), however, is something which the jurists (fuqaha) cannot usually make a judgement […]