Friday Prayer and Travel. [ Shafi’i ]

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum I am travelling on a Friday at 15:00. Jumu’ah time has already come in but there is no time to make Jumu’ah at a local masjid and still catch my flight. Is it acceptable to pray Dhuhr as a traveler on the flight and miss Jumu’ah at […]

Intention and Prayer.

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum Does doubting my intention during prayer invalidate it? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam, No, your prayer is fine. Just make sure you know what you are prayer right at the beginnging of the prayer, and that is enough. Your prayer will not be broken by anyone entering the […]

Fasting for Others.

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum I want to fast for my parents health. How should I go about it? Answer: Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, That is a very good idea. May Allah give success in this endeavour. All you need to do is pray (dua) for their health while you […]

Video Games and Magic.

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum I have a few questions related to Videogames that I would like some clarification on. In some games there are characters who claim to be God. What is the ruling regarding playing such games? In some game there is an organisation that wants humanity to worship it. […]

Gift Containing Unlawful Ingredients.

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I gifted someone a body lotion that I later learned contains glycerin. I contacted the company and was unable to confirm whether this glycerin is indeed animal or vegetable sourced, both are possible. Is this item permissible to use? This person does not read English and so […]

Islamic Rules For a Cemetery. (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum In our city the government is giving us a place for an Islamic cemetary. I am involved in this project. The government asked us to note down the Islamic rules of a cemetery (for example Facing qibla). Could you kindly explain to us what the rules are […]

Dog’s Saliva [ Shafi’i ]

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, If a dog touches me, is it necessary to wash the area licked seven times in the shafi’i school? Answer: Wa alaykum al-Salam JazakaLlah khayr for your question. Any substance that comes in contact with the najasah of a dog has to be washed seven times, one […]

Missed Prayers and the Call to Prayer. [ Shafi’I ]

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum When one has years of missed prayers then one gives adhan only for the very first of those missed prayer? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatah, Dear questioner, While it is correct that is is technically true that is recommended to call the adhan for […]

Hijab in the Workplace.

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum Would it be acceptable to put on a scarf which covers my hair only (not my neck) when going to work and then using a scarf that covers my head and neck when I am not at work? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Dear […]

Is It Necessary to Intend to Recite Each Verses of the Fatiha? [ Shafi’i ]

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it necessary to intend to recite each verses of the Fatiha? How to deal with involuntary semen leakage? How to know if I have an excuse regarding wudu for prayer? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Dear questioner, It is not necessary to intent […]