Meeting College Bursary Requirements

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat clarifies rulings on accepting college bursaries. I wanted to ask a question about money that I gained from college. My college gives bursaries to eligible students which comes to £20. I was eligible for such bursary. Now when the winter months started to come, I had to find a way to pray […]

Is My Prayer After Its Time Invalid If I Didn’t Have the Intention of Making It Up?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I have come to find out there was a time where I have prayed outside of the prayer time thinking I still had time to pray. I prayed and did not make the intention for Qada (making up) since I didn’t know. Would my prayer be valid? […]

Can I Pray Isha Right After Praying Maghrib? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, Imam shafi’i and other scholars have opined that the time for maghrib lasts the duration of how long it would take to give the call to prayer, the iqama, to purify ones self and to perform five units of prayer. Does this opinion entail that after the […]

Is My Zuhr Prayer Valid Despite Praying It After the Early Asr Time?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Sometimes I pray my Zuhr prayer after the exiting of the Shafi’i time of the Zuhr prayer but before its exiting according to the Hanafi school. Is my Zuhr prayer valid? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmat Allah, Yes, your prayers would be deemed valid because such […]

Can I Pray Asr and Isha at the Earlier Time in a Country Where Both Times Are Followed?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, The time for Asr and Isha according to the two main students of Imam Abu Hanifa is earlier than the time chosen by Abu Hanifa. Is there a problem if someone takes this opinion if one is in a country in which both prayer times are accepted […]

Can I Pray While Sitting and Nursing so as to Not Miss the Prayer Time?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum, Sometimes when I am nursing my daughter she nurses from before the start of prayer through to the passing of the prayer time. It is hard to unlatch her as she will cry inconsolably. Can I pray while sitting and nursing so as not to miss the […]

When Should I Pray the Asr Prayer When My Local Mosque Is Following the Earlier Time?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question:Assalam, ‘aleykum. I’m a Hanafi currently in Egypt. Should I still pray Asr in the mosque before the Hanafi time comes in or should I pray by myself when the Hanafi time comes in? Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, This is permissible, as the earlier Asr time is a sound […]

Can I Pray Isha If It Looks Dark Outside?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: How soon can you pray isha after maghrib? If I look outside and it looks completely dark, can I pray isha even if it isn’t “in” yet? Answer: assalamu `alaykum It would not be valid to perform a prayer before the entrance of its time. The Qur’an states, “Prayer […]

Why Are Two Times Valid for Fajr and ‘Asr Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Can you give some proofs on why the two different times for the ‘asr prayer and the two different times for the fajr prayer are both accepted in Islam? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. […]