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Ustadh Sufyan Qufi

April 6, 2024 1 min

Was My Prayer Invalid Due to Being Distracted by Background Conversations While ...

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi Question While praying at work, I found myself listening to/distracted by my colleagues’ background conversations. I wasn’t fully concentrating in some of the rak’a, but then I started concentrating properly again. Was my Prayer Invalid? Answer No, your prayer was valid because you didn’t commit any actions that would invalidate the […]
March 31, 2024 2 mins

How Can I Correct a Mistake in the Last Sitting as a Latecomer?

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi Question I came late to a congregational prayer (Asr). I missed one rak’a, so I intended to make up one. However, in the imam’s final sitting (his 4th rak’a, my 3rd rak’a), I accidentally recited both the tashahhud and the Salawat instead of only the tashahhud. How does this impact […]
March 31, 2024 2 mins

Does Swallowing Phlegm and Saliva Invalidate the Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi Question My question is regarding swallowing saliva/mucus that likely has the color of my food. This happened during the prayer, and I forgot to mention that it was likely larger than a dried chickpea. Is my prayer still valid? Answer In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, I […]
March 31, 2024 2 mins

Do I Have to Repeat My Prayers After Wiping Over Regular Socks?

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi Question I just recently found out that the Hanafi madhab does not count mash over regular socks as a valid wudhu. I, however, have prayed many prayers by doing mash over regular socks since before that, I found one Hanafi scholar who said that such a wudu would be valid. […]
March 29, 2024 2 mins

Should I Make up Missed Fasts Towards the End of My Childhood?

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi Question There was this year of Ramadan when I knew I had broken 5 of my fasts, and I fasted 25-24 days. Although I am not sure whether I had reached the age of puberty, and I don’t remember whether I was 11 or 12 this year that I had […]
February 25, 2024 2 mins

Am I Spreading Filth by Washing Myself?

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi Question If we wash ourselves from madhy and if water goes up the vagina, is that water impure? Please answer this question specifically and not redirect me to another fatwa. Answer In the name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, Most Merciful. I pray this finds you in the best of […]
February 8, 2024 4 mins

Do I Have to Perform a Ritual Bath After Seeing Pre-ejaculate Upon Waking Up?

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi Question I don’t understand why we have to perform ghusl even if we are not sure whether it is sperm (mani) or pre-ejaculate (maziy) we see upon waking up from an erotic dream. I skipped many ghusl when I woke up and doubted if it was maniy or maziy because […]
February 1, 2024 2 mins

Is It Wrong to Change the Imam after the Iqama?

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi Question We stood for the Zuhr prayer in the prayer hall in our workplace. The substitute Imam stood, and Iqama was called. Our plant manager (the usual Imam) entered just when the Iqama finished. The substitute Imam went back and gave room to the usual Imam. Was the second Imam […]
January 27, 2024 2 mins

When Is the Wudu of an Excused Person Invalidated?

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi Question Is the prayer of a woman in a state of irregular bleeding (isitihada) invalidated if she has been able to pray one cycle before the exiting of the prayer time? Answer I pray this finds you in the best of states. Yes, an excused person will have his prayer […]
January 25, 2024 2 mins

Is It Problematic to Have My Toes Elevated during the Prostration and to Prostra...

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi Question I have the following two questions: 1. If BOTH my feet are lifted off the ground during sujood, for just a moment and immediately placed back on the ground, is Salah Valid? 2. When going for sujood, if my big hijab gets in the way and my forehead is […]
January 18, 2024 1 min

Do I Have to Repeat a Prayer after Realizing That I Was Praying in the Wrong Dir...

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi Question When I first started college, I saw someone praying in a building. Some days later, I took the qibla to be the same in another building and prayed. Later on, I found out that the direction for the prayer in my building was very different. Should I repeat this […]
January 18, 2024 2 mins

Do I Have to Repeat the Prostrations of Forgetfulness If I Don’t Perform the L...

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi Question If someone just did the prostrations  and then immediately said the last Salam without performing the last sitting, does he need to redo the prostrations of forgetfulness? Answer I pray this finds you in the best of states. No, you don’t need to repeat the prostrations of forgetfulness. Nonetheless, […]
January 16, 2024 9 mins

What Is the Relation between the Quran and Rational Arguments for the Existence ...

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi Question I’m very fond of rational proofs (especially Dalil Imkan and Huduth). Please enlighten me whether the Quran’s evidence indicates His existence or Oneness. Some scholars say that Dalil Huduth is Quranic. Others advocate for a “Qur’anic contingency argument”.  Did the salaf use them (if they weren’t then surely these […]
January 10, 2024 2 mins

Was My Prayer Invalid Because One of My Hands Was Not Firmly on the Ground?

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi Question This fajr, I was praying, and I believe I made a mistake. My prayer mat folded around the fingers of my hand so it became cushioned. I pressed it until my hand was kind of firm, but I still wasn’t entirely sure if my prayer was done properly. After […]
January 8, 2024 7 mins

Is Investing in Index Funds and S&P 500 permissible?

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi Question I’d like to inquire about investing in the stock market, specifically in Index Funds and the S&P 500. Is this permissible? If not, what are the reasons? Are high-value savings accounts also permissible? My assumption is no since there is interest involved, but I’d like to clarify how to […]
January 7, 2024 2 mins

Have I Invalidated My Prayer by Merely Intending to Break It?

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi Question I follow the view that intention alone is enough to invalidate prayer. While praying, I realized that my nudity was uncovered and was unsure if I should restart my prayer. Then I figured I could continue. I’m not sure if I fully intended to restart my prayer or if […]
January 7, 2024 2 mins

Can I Recite the Quran in Menstruation and Janaba?

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi Question A woman studies the rules of recitation of the Quran and recites it to her teacher. Can she recite it while menstruating and while being in a state of major ritual impurity (janaba)? Answer In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, No, according to the Hanafi school, […]
January 5, 2024 3 mins

How Do You Wash Filthy Clothes Using a Bucket?

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi Question Suppose there is filth on a cloth such as madhi and I am washing that cloth in a bucket. Do I have to fill the bucket with fresh water three times to wash that cloth? Please explain how to wash filthy clothes using a Bucket? Answer I pray this […]
December 30, 2023 6 mins

How Does the Session (Majlis) of a Sale Change?

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi Question I am Hanafi and a student of fiqh. We studied “khiyar majlis” (the option to cancel during a session) in sales. How does a session (majlis) change? In Hanafi fiqh, the session (majlis) changes by changing the topic of discussion or by eating two bites. Many rulings, like the […]
December 29, 2023 3 mins

Does Switching My Intention Mid-Prayer Invalidate It?

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi Question I used to think that switching the intention of a prayer to a nafl mid-prayer was valid. There may have been some past sunna prayers which, for various reasons, I switched my intentions to nafl mid-prayer that I did not make up. Do I have to make up these […]
December 28, 2023 3 mins

What Should I Do after Purifying Myself with Non-purifying Water?

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi Question I used water which was pure but not purifying for ghusl in the past for a while; but I thought it was purifying, and had no knowledge of it not being purifying. Is my ghusl in the past valid? Also, if I prayed invalidly and didn’t know, so I […]
December 22, 2023 3 mins

Does Breathing in and Out Invalidate the Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi Question If I breathe in or out in prayer, does that break my prayer because letters were produced? Answer I pray this finds you in the best of states. No breathing in or out during your prayer won’t break it. [Shurunbulali, Nur al-Idah] This is because no letters are produced […]
December 1, 2023 2 mins

What Should I Say at Safa and Marwa?

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi Question My question is about the dua during the walk (sa’i) between Safa and Marwa. Do you have to say the du’a when you start at Safa and Marwa every time or you just say it once? Meaning, after saying you say it once you just say any other duas […]
December 1, 2023 3 mins

My Mother Refuses to Expel Our Dog. What Can I Do?

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi Question When I was not at the age of puberty, I got a dog. After reaching puberty, I learned that having a dog decreases your good deeds. After learning that, I cried a lot and decided to tell my mom, but she refused to get rid of it. As a […]