Can I Intend the Supplication Found in the Fatiha to Be for Me and My Children?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum Whom does ‘us’ refer to in the verse ‘guide us in the straight path”? Can I intend it to be me and my children? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh. Thank you for your question. Representation. According Imam Nasir al-Din al-Baydawi, the pronoun for ‘Us’ […]

Does a Mistake in the Recitation of the Fatiha Invalidate My Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum In the Zuhr prayer I most likely recited ‘an’ in ‘an amta’ with an ‘Ain’ sound. I however did not stop and correct this and completed the Fatiha. Does this invalidate my prayer? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, the majority [if not all] unintentional recitation […]

Can I Skip Difficult Parts of the Fatiha to Avoid to Commit Disbelief?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum I am having difficulties in reading surah al-fatiha. In particular when reading the word ey-yakah which is necessary to be read correctly as not reading it correctly can lead to kufr. Is it permissible to recite only the first couple of verse before this word? Answer:Wa alaikum assalam […]

What Should I Do If I Forget to Recite the Fatiha in Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum, I was on the second cycle of the Fajr prayer then was having doubt on whether I recited the fatiha or not. So I stood up before the salam to repeat this cycle and performed the prostrations of forgetfulness. Is my prayer valid? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam […]

As a Shafi’i Should I Avoid to Raise My Hands When Praying Behind a Hanafi Imam? (Shafi’i School)

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam’aleykum, 1. As a Shafi’i should I avoid to raise my hands when praying behind a Hanafi Imam? 2. Should I recite the Fatiha while praying behind an Imam? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Following the Imam As a follower, you are supposed to follow the Imam leading […]

The Prayer for Drinking Coffee – The Power of Purpose and High Intentions

At SeekersHub Toronto’s weekly Circle of Praise, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explained the Smaller Fatiha for Drinking Coffee, of the noble scholar al-Habib Ahmad ibn Muhammad al-Mihdar (Allah have mercy upon him). This prayer and statement of intent have many lessons – listed to the podcast below.

Does Leaving the Recitation of the Basmala Before Reciting the Fatiha Invalidate My Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam alaikum, Does living the recitation of the basmala before reciting the fatiha invalidate my prayer? Answer: Walaikum assalam, I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. Reciting the basmala (bismi’l Llahi’r Rahmani’r Rahim) before reciting the Fatiha is an emphasized sunna action of the […]

The Merciful & Compassionate: A Selection from Ibn Ajiba’s Commentary on al-Fatiha by Shaykh Abdul Aziz Suraqah

Click here for the original link Renowned for its unique style, Ibn ‘Ajiba’s commentry of the Qur’an, Al-Bahr al-Madid (The Vast Ocean) combines traditional exegesis with spiritual contemplation, exploring the inner meanings of the sacred text. In this companion volume to Al-Madina’s inaugural publication, Prophetic Grace, Ibn ‘Ajiba explores the outer and inner meanings of the most […]