When Does it Really Become Prohibited to Eat During Ramadan?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaikum I have read that when fasting one should make sure that between the moment one stops eating and Fajr’s time there is a gap which would allow one to recite 50 verses of the Qur’an . What happens if one stops eating 5 minutes before Fajr? Answer: […]

When is the Exact End Time for the Dawn (Fajr) Prayer?

Question: Assalamaleikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu. I know that the time for suhoor ends 10 minutes before fajr. Does this mean that the time for Isha ends 10 minutes before fajr as well, or can you pray until the start fajr (proper)? Answer: Walaikum Asalaam Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh. Bismillah. The time of Isha is […]

Major vs Minor Sins, and Haram vs. Makruh Tahriman

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I know about many major sins (sins mentioned in the Quran and Hadith and have a legal ruling), major sins are therefore haraam to do; as for minor sins, do they encompass all that is makruh tahrim. For instance, it it makruh tahrim to pray ‘Asr saalah while […]

The Hanafi Madhab’s Approach to Classifying Legal Rulings

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Please explain the Hanafi classification of legal rulings. Answer: Walaikum assalam, The scholars agree that in reality, every human action has a ruling unique to it. Killing an innocent human and an innocent petty lie are both unlawful (haram); however, one is immensely more grave than the other. The […]