Prayer (Shafii)

February 21, 2024 3 mins

Should One Stand or Remain Seated throughout the Prayer If One Cannot Prostrate ...

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad Carr Question Should one stand or remain seated throughout the prayer if one cannot prostrate but can stand? I always thought that one must do whatever one can in prayer and only use the dispensation like sitting, etc., for what you cannot do. However, the imam at our local mosque says […]
February 21, 2024 8 mins

How Should I Make Up for Incorrectly Applying Travel-Prayer Dispensations?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question I recently learned that combining and shortening prayers is only permitted when staying less than five days at a travel destination. Unfortunately, I was unaware of this in the past and combined and shortened prayers even when my stay exceeded four days. Do I need to redo these prayers, […]
February 11, 2024 3 mins

What Should I Do After Mistakenly Adding a Tashahhud in Fajr?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question If I mistakenly sit for a tashahhud after the first rak‘a in a Fajr prayer, should I pray one or two more raka‘at before sitting for the final tashahhud? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. May Allah alleviate our difficulties and guide us to […]
February 11, 2024 3 mins

Can One Pray Just Before the Time Expires?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question What is the ruling regarding delaying the prayer until the last ten minutes? Upon reflection, I find it reasonable to consider such a practice as a potential sign of a lack of faith. However, is it considered haram, or does it invalidate one’s prayer if performed just a few […]