Doubts on the Validity of Prayer

Ustadh Salman Younas dispels misgivings on performing certain acts in prayer. I’m one who frequently questions the validity of the prayer and genuinely questions whether I have committed a mistake. This has recently been magnified by my reading of that delaying a necessary act by the length of three tasbih is itself a wajib. Now […]

Can I Pray Behind an Open Sinner? (Video)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum Can I pray behind an open sinner? 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 Faraz returned to […]

Was the Prayer of a Follower Valid If He Has Said the Salam Before the Imam?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, Was the prayer of a follower valid if he has said the Salam before the Imam? I was trying not to finish saying my Salam before the Imam but the Imam made such a long Salam that I had to end saying my Salam before him. Answer: […]

Should the Imam Say “Amin” Loudly After Finishing the Recitation of the Fatiha? [Shafi’i]

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam aleykum, Should the Imam say “Amin” loudly after finishing the recitation of the Fatiha during the first two cycles of Maghreb, Isha and Fajr? Answer:Wa alaykum salam I pray you are well and enjoying Allah’s Countless Blessings. The Imam, after reciting Surah al-Fatihah aloud in the first and […]

What Are the Rulings Related to Loud Recitation, and Being Joined by Someone If I Pray Alone?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam ‘alaykum, 1) If someone is praying alone with the intention of being his own imam, should he recite aloud for Fajr, Magrib and isha? 2) Can a man join someone in congregation who has started on his own with the intention of being his own imam? Answer: […]

Should I Follow the School of the People of My Local Mosque When Praying With Them?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam aleykum, I usually go to a nearby mosque. In the congregational prayer after Sura Fatiha the people there say ameen loudly and at the end of the prayer they give salam after the imam gave salam to his right and left. As I follow the Hanafi school should […]

Can I Pray in Public With a Man Who Is Not Related to Me?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: As a woman, is it permissible to pray with a non-mahram man when it is just the two of us and we are in a public area (not secluded) but relatively empty? Answer: assalamu alaykum The basis is that such a prayer would be valid and permitted in light […]

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 […]

Is It Valid to Pray an Obligatory Prayer Alone Despite the Presence of a Congregation Praying the Same Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, Is my obligatory prayer prayed alone valid despite the fact that a congregation praying the same prayer started right after me? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. Yes, your prayer would remain valid in the scenario you mention […]

Does Praying in a Row by Myself Invalidate My Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, Is a man’s prayer invalid if he prays in congregation yet stands in a row by himself? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. No, praying in a row by yourself is not invalidating. Rather, it […]