What Can We Do After the Death of a Family Member Who Did Not Pray for Several Years?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum My mum passed away. 1) How much should we pay to fulfil 40 years of missed prayers for my mum? 2) In the absence of an official Will do the fidya payments for her missed prayers have to be taken from her assets or can any family […]

When Is It Sinful to Walk in Front of Someone Who Is Praying?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum What are the conditions and when/where are you allowed and when/where are you not allowed to walk in front of someone when they are praying alone and/or in congregation? Answer: ssalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, The basis is that you should avoid walking in front of somebody praying. […]

How to Calculate the Distance Between Two Cities to Know If I Am a Traveler?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Is the distance to be considered a traveler determined by the straight line distance one is from his home city or is it determined by the total distance it takes to travel to the city? For example, I often travel to a city that is a straight […]

What Is the Expiation for Praying Voluntary Prayers During a Disliked Time?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum What is the expiation for praying voluntary prayers during a disliked time? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, There is no expiation (kaffara) required for praying voluntary prayers (nawafil) during the disliked times. Rather, you should repent for the wrong, and give thanks for being guided to what […]

Should I Repeat My Prayer After a Mistake in My Recitation?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum During the prayer in the fourth verse of Surah “al kafirun” I used to read ‘walaa ana’ as ‘wala anaa’ . Recently only I came to know that the alif in ‘ana’ is not pronounced. Do I need to repeat my prayer? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa […]

Should I Shorten My Prayers in a Plane That Has Landed?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum When person travels by plane, can he still shorten his prayers when the plane lands at the runway if the Airport is within one’s home city limits? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, you cannot shorten your prayers within your home city. A traveller continues to […]

Do I Have to Place My Nose on the Floor When Praying?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I have recently been told that my nose must touch the floor when praying. Do I need to repeat my previous prayers in which I didn’t do it? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, you don’t need to make up any prayers in which you didn’t […]

How Can I Make up Several Years of Prayers Despite Being Very Busy?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum 1) I am performing my 5 years make up prayers (Qada). I really want to perform them well but I am a very busy person i.e. I am engaged in quranic studies and a college student also. Please give me any piece of advice to perform them […]

How Make up My Missed Prayers from Travel?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I’ve a lot of prayers to make up. I also travel quite a bit as well. I do not know how many traveler’s prayers I missed, but I know how many prayers I have to catch up on. Can I pray all my prayers at full length? […]

Is It Valid for a Hanafi to Pray Behind a Shafi’i Joining Prayers?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum A Hanafi prayed behind a Shafi’i the Maghrib prayer in Maghrib time. Then the Shafi’i congregation combined their Isha prayer as well. The Hanafi not knowing prayed as well. Does the Hanafi have to repeat his Isha? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, If the Hanafi fulfilled the […]