Maliki Fiqh

August 28, 2022 2 mins

What Is the Majority Opinion on Congregational Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question I have recently felt incredibly guilty about not going to the masjid for every salah. Some days it’s fard any, others fard kifaya, and others sunna mu’akada. Could you tell me the majority opinion on this with some reference to specific scholars? Also, some sites say that this sunnah/obligation […]
July 24, 2022 3 mins

What Is the Ruling of Seeking Assistance (Istighatha) through Other than the Pro...

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question Is it permissible to do Istighatha/Isti‘ana/Istimdad (beseeching for help) through any being (angels and deceased humans included) other than the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace)? For example, saying “Madat Ya Jilani or Himmat Ya Jilani” (Save (me/us) Ya Jilani or Help Ya Jilani). It would be […]
July 22, 2022 1 min

Is It Really Allowed to Seek Blessing from Relics?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question Great scholars such as Al-Nawawi and Ibn Hajar permit seeking blessings from relics of the righteous (Awliya). Is this a widely held belief in the four madhahib? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Merciful and Compassionate I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah. Yes, “tabarruk” (seeking blessings) is generally […]
July 1, 2022 2 mins

May a Woman Travel Internationally Safely without a Mahram?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question What is the Hanafi ruling of a woman traveling locally and internationally safely without a mahram? Answer The Hanafi school stipulates a mahram for any travel undertaken by a woman exceeding the travel-distance, which is 48 miles. However, the position I have seen adopted by my teachers and other […]