Is a Lecture a Valid Excuse to Delay the Prayer?

Shaykh Farid Dingle is asked if college lectures are a valid excuse for delaying the prayer until the time of necessity in the Maliki school. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. This is a question regarding a previous answer that was asked by someone else titled: What Are the Valid Excuses to Delay […]

Is There Any Difference of Belief Between Hanafis and Malikis?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I am Hanafi and I plan on taking a belief class that is taught by a Maliki. Is there any difference of belief between Hanafis and Malikis? Answer: Assalamu alaykum The Hanafi and Maliki schools are schools of law and not theology (aqida). Classically, scholars from the Hanafis and […]

Does a Mixture of Water and Filth on a Limb Require Cleansing? (Maliki)

Answered by Ustadh Tariq Abdul-Rasheed Question: If you wash the impurity off and the water (najas) runs down your leg is it necessary to wash that limb? Answer: In the name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful If washing a limb and the ad-mixture of water and filth runs down the limb then the area […]

How Does One Correct Missing an Obligatory Action of the Prayer? (Maliki)

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: Assalaam alaykum, I pray you are well. In the Maliki School, it was my understanding that if one were to omit a fard action of the prayer then that entire rakat needs to be replaced. Is this true? For example, if one were praying in the first rakat of a […]

Advice on Breaking an Unwanted Marriage Engagement

Answered by Saira AbuBakr Question: assalamu alaikum! I have a friend who got engaged some years ago. He never wanted to get engaged to that person but never directly said ‘no’. He tried to refuse by making other excuses like ‘ not now, etc’ but he agreed due to feeling pressured.   Afterwards he tried […]

Wearing the Niqab and Rulings Specific to the Family of the Prophet (Maliki)

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: Salam aleykoum, If a woman finds out that she is from the Prophet’s (peace and blessings be upon him) offspring , does the niqab also become a duty for her, or does this only apply to the prophet’s (peace and blessings be upon him) wives and daughters? Because I found out […]

Can We Ever Be Excessive in Following the Sunna (Maliki)?

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: Is it possible to say: “If you do an excessive act which is Sunna it is haram and punishable”? Answer: Excessiveness To do something excessively is called “ghuluw” in Arabic. Excessiveness can range from being disliked (makruh) to being prohibited (haram). A person will have to check the ruling […]

Is It Sinful to Eat With the Left Hand? (Maliki)

Answered by Saira AbuBakr Question: Assalamu alaikum. If someone is left-handed and eats with the left hand is it a sin? Answer: May Allah reward you for your question. In the Maliki school it is not considered sinful to eat with the left hand. However it is a sunnah of the Messenger of Allah, peace […]

Should We Wear Special Clothes for Prayer (Maliki)?

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question:Before going into prayer does it make sense to have prayer clothes even though this sounds like Christian – “Sunday’s Best”? Answer: It is recommended to wear one’s best clothes when praying alone, in congregation or on the Friday prayer. This recommendation can be achieved without setting aside a specific […]

The Language of the Friday Sermon (Khutba) in the Maliki School

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: As salamu ‘alaykum. It is valid in the Maliki school for the person giving the Friday khutba to translate passages from the Arabic khutba in the local language for the assembly, or is it forbidden to have any word in other language than Arabic in the khutba? Answer: Arabic […]