What’s New at SeekersGuidance This Term?

Two Year Specialization in Hanafi Fiqh

Attention to all interested students. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani will be teaching:   Dars al-Tanwir al-Absar wa Ifadat al-Anwar  (A Two Year Specialization in Hanafi Fiqh) In the Name of Allah, Merciful and Compassionate, with blessings and peace upon our Master Muhammad, his folk, and companions Imam Tumurtashi’s Tanwir, with extensive readings in Haskafi’s Durr al-Mukhtar […]

Can I Pray Asr at an Earlier Time Due to Work?

Shaykh Tabraze Azam answers a question related to performing the Asr prayer at an earlier time due to work commitments, according to the Hanafi school of thought.   Question: Assalaam Alaykum Respected shaykh(s), I have an issue in that I find it difficult to pray Asr at the later (predominant) Hanafi time due to work commitments (there […]

When Do I Recite the Ta’awwudh in Prayer?

Shaykh Abdurrahim Reasat advises when to recite the ta’awwudh in prayer, according to the Hanafi school of thought.   Question: Salamu alaikum, I am trying to bring my salah in line with Hanafi fiqh. Should I say ta’awudh (“I seek protection in Allah from shaytan, the accursed one.”) and bismillah after reciting surah al-fatiha and […]

Is My Prayer Valid If I Recite Silently?

Shaykh Abdurrahim Reasat answers a question related to the audibility of recitation in prayer, according to the Hanafi school of thought.   Question: Assalamu alaikum, I only recently learned that one must move their lips during recitation in prayer. Are all of my past prayers invalid? Does that ruling also apply to duas made throughout […]

Making Up Missed Prayers in Order?

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani clarifies whether strict order is necessary when one makes up a great number of missed prayers. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. If one has years of missed prayers, do they need to be made up in order? Or can one first make up all of the missed Fajr salats, […]

Leaving the Position of Abu Hanifa and How to Determine the Relied-Upon Position in the Hanafi School

Answered by Sidi Faraz A. Khan Question: When can a Hanafi legitimately leave the position of Imam Abu Hanifa (Allah have mercy on him)? And how does one determine the relied-upon position of the school? Answer: Assalamu alaikum warahmatullah, InshaAllah you are well. These issues are dealt with extensively by `Allama Ibn Abidin in his […]