Who Were the ‘Unbelievers’ Referred to in the Hadith Concerning Sun Worshippers?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: In a Hadith from Fath al-Bari, there is a Hadith which prohibits praying between the times of sunrise and sunset as that’s when the ‘unbelievers’ prostrated to the sun. Who are these ‘unbelievers’? Did the Arabs also worship the celestial bodies in addition to their idols? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. […]

Is My Prayer Valid if I Finish Praying Outside its Respective Prayer Time?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum. If Asr time enters and I am still reading the fatiha of my first cycle of Dhohr prayer is my prayer valid? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. Yes, your prayer is […]

The Call to Prayer (Adhan) and Prayer Timings

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: [1 ] Should the adhan be made at the START of the time when the five prayers becomes permissible, or can it be delayed in order to better fit the timings of the congregational prayers (e.g. making adhan late for Fajr, as its congregational prayer is usually delayed in […]

The Hanafi `Asr Time

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: When does `Asr time come in according to the Hanafi school? Is it at one shadow length or two? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Walaikum assalam, There is great difference of opinion within the Hanafi school about the time of Asr. This arose from […]