Pronunciation Errors in Prayer

Ustadh Farid Dingle clarifies questions about pronunciation in prayer. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa baraktuh. For almost a year now I have had a problem regarding the validity of prayers due to errors in pronounciation. I will therefore describe the situation in extensive detail so as to exclude any misunderstanding and to ensure an […]

Uncertainty Ruining my Prayers

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat gives advice on how to deal with uncertainty about wudu and purity when one has chronic gas troubles. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I know that Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, said that in case of doubt, wudu doesn’t break unless one hears the sounds or finds […]

Hastening Fajr before Sunrise (Hanafi)

Ustadh Tabraze Azam gives advice on being pressed for time to pray fajr and how best to pray them in their time if one only has a few minutes. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I was praying fajr Salah with my brother as the imam. We didn’t have much time left till […]

Prayer and Tayammum in Unclean Spaces

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked about performing tayammum and prayer in spaces that are visibly unclean or known to be. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. If salah is prayed on dry earth or grass on which animals have urinated or excreted will it be valid according to the four Imams? Answer: Wa […]

Invalid Ghusl, Prayer, and the Fast

Shaykh Abdul Rahim Reasat is asked about the conditions of a valid ghusl and if not having a valid ghusl invalidates the fast. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I got my first period when I was around ten years old. I was told that I would have to take a bath once […]

When Should I Shorten My Prayers?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum If I am going for work from Peshawar to Nowshera then back to Mardan and then Takht Bhai the total distance is more than 100km but the distance between Takht Bhai and our home is 70 to 74 miles on the map. Should I shorten my prayers? […]

My Father Has Bad Knees. Can He Pray on a Chair?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum My father’s knees have weakened by age. However, they are not so bad that he has to pray all of the prayer on a chair. He can still pray while standing as long he sits down on a chair at the time of prostration. 1-Is it permissible […]

Missed Necessary Actions and Makeup Prayers

Ustadh Tabraze Azam answers a question regarding necessary (wajib) actions in the Hanafi prayer and whether prayers without them are valid. Question: I’m 20 years old and sometimes I pray Fajr on time, but mostly as a qada. I never used to recite any other sura after sura Fatiha. I’m not sure who told me […]

Can I Intend the Supplication Found in the Fatiha to Be for Me and My Children?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum Whom does ‘us’ refer to in the verse ‘guide us in the straight path”? Can I intend it to be me and my children? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh. Thank you for your question. Representation. According Imam Nasir al-Din al-Baydawi, the pronoun for ‘Us’ […]

Making Up Missed Prayers in Order?

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani clarifies whether strict order is necessary when one makes up a great number of missed prayers. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. If one has years of missed prayers, do they need to be made up in order? Or can one first make up all of the missed Fajr salats, […]