Can I Perform in Congregation a Prayer That I Have Already Prayed Alone?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I have read that we can pray the zuhr and isha prayers in congregation even if we have already prayed it and it will count as nafl. Can I apply this? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Yes, if you have already prayed the noon (zuhr) or […]

How Should Women Pray in Congregation in the Shafi’i School?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum How should a woman pray in congregation? Can you give a detailed step by step process on how women should pray in congregation? Answer:Wa’alaykum assalam. Jazakum Allah for your question. I pray you are well insha’Allah. In the Shafi’i school, any prayer that is it recommended to […]

Can Men and Women Pray Together?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum I believe that a prayer in which men and women are mixed is forbidden. Is it true? Answer: assalamu alaykum If by the term “mixing” you mean men and women standing side-by-side in prayer then the general rule is that this would not permitted. However, if you […]

Should I Follow An Imam Who Has A Short Beard? (Video)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum Should I follow an imam who has a short beard? Answer:  Wa’leykum Salam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh […]

Side Entrance: Why Mosques Are Still Getting It Wrong, by Mona Rahman

Mona Rahman on the consequences of entering mosques through a side entrance and disappearing from sight, especially if you’ve got boys in tow. I’m going to just come out and say this. En route home from a soccer festival we stopped at a masjid. Alhamdulillah the masjid was open. We went to pray, my dad, my sons […]

Where Should the Follower Stand When He Is Alone With the Imam in Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: Assalam’aleykum, Where should the follower stand when he is alone with the Imam in prayer? Answer:Wa alaikum as-salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Short answer: If there is only one male follower behind an imam, he should stand to the right of the imam with his heel alongside (i.e. parallel […]

Must I Repeat Prayers Behind an Imam With a Short Beard or Bare Head?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I have been advised that a prayer must be repeated if it is performed behind someone who does not have a fist length beard or his head covered and wears short sleeved clothing. Is it correct? Should I pray alone when on more than one occasion I have noticed […]

Is Not Praying in Congregation After Hearing the Adhan Disbelief?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, There is a Hadith that mentions that not praying in congregation after hearing the call to prayer is Kufr. Is this Kufr that takes you outside of Islam? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I have been unable to locate the narration you have mentioned. Regardless, scholars […]

Can A Husband & Wife Pray in Congregation?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: When a husband leads his wife alone in prayer, where does wife stand? Is it better for them to pray in congregation or pray alone? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Walaikum assalam, It is best for her to stand completely behind her husband, though […]

Disjointed Congregation, Standing in Prayer and Place of Prostration: Can you Give Clarifications?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: 1. Is the last part of the congregation still part of it if it is separate from the main congregation by a horde of shoes and other obstacles stretching more than on row? 2. Is my prayer valid if during standing the soles of my feet didn’t make contact […]