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I Wasn’t Praying on Time. Were My Good Deeds Valid? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, I have fed poor people for the expiation of an oath at a time in which I did not pray properly. Was my expiation accepted? I am basing my doubt upon the Hadith that states that a person deeds are not accepted if he missed the Asr […]

Does Failing to Pray Asr Cancel All Our Good Deeds?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I want to understand the following hadith: “Whoever does not pray ‘Asr, his good deeds will be annulled”. Does it mean all goods are annulled from beginning? Or all the good deeds are annulled for that specific time? Answer:Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, The scholars differed on […]

When Should I Pray the Zuhr Prayer If I Have Delayed It up to the Disliked Time of the Asr Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum If one missed Zuhr and delayed Asr to its disliked time for whatever reason, should one still perform the Zuhr prayer before the Asr prayer? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, if you have missed a prayer, yet at the same time, delayed praying `Asr until […]

What Should We Do If the Imam Recites the Surah Aloud in Asr Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamualaikum If the imam unintentionally recites the surah aloud during asr prayer, what should we do? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Generally, the Hanafi jurists stipulated that the prostrations of forgetfulness (sajda al-sahw) are due when necessary (wajib) actions are forgetfully omitted. Amongst these is the necessity of […]

Is My Zuhr Prayer Valid Despite Praying It After the Early Asr Time?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Sometimes I pray my Zuhr prayer after the exiting of the Shafi’i time of the Zuhr prayer but before its exiting according to the Hanafi school. Is my Zuhr prayer valid? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmat Allah, Yes, your prayers would be deemed valid because such […]

Can I Pray Asr and Isha at the Earlier Time in a Country Where Both Times Are Followed?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, The time for Asr and Isha according to the two main students of Imam Abu Hanifa is earlier than the time chosen by Abu Hanifa. Is there a problem if someone takes this opinion if one is in a country in which both prayer times are accepted […]

Can We Perform Make-Up Prayers After ‘Asr?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum Can we perform make-up prayers after ‘Asr? Can we perform make-up prayers during the 20 minutes before maghrib enters (one of the three disliked times)? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray this message finds you well, insha’Allah. Yes, you can make up prayers after `Asr […]

When Should I Pray the Asr Prayer When My Local Mosque Is Following the Earlier Time?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question:Assalam, ‘aleykum. I’m a Hanafi currently in Egypt. Should I still pray Asr in the mosque before the Hanafi time comes in or should I pray by myself when the Hanafi time comes in? Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, This is permissible, as the earlier Asr time is a sound […]

Is It Permitted to Make up the Sunna Prayer of Asr After the Asr Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I have prayed the four cycles of supererogatory prayer to be performed before the Asr prayer after the Asr prayer because I have forgotten them. Is it permitted? Answer: wa `alaykum assalam The sunna prayers technically have no make-up. However, if you want to pray four cycles of supererogatory […]

Why Are Two Times Valid for Fajr and ‘Asr Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Can you give some proofs on why the two different times for the ‘asr prayer and the two different times for the fajr prayer are both accepted in Islam? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. […]