Keeping Wudu in Prayer.

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum What is the ruling on trying to avoid releasing gas during salat? Answer: Wa ‘alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh. I pray you are well. Praying whilst needs to break wind or relieve yourself is prohibitively disliked. It is superior to end the prayer, renew one’s wudu, […]

Intention and Prayer.

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum Does doubting my intention during prayer invalidate it? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam, No, your prayer is fine. Just make sure you know what you are prayer right at the beginnging of the prayer, and that is enough. Your prayer will not be broken by anyone entering the […]

The Day of Arafah – Shaykh Faid Mohammad Said

* Originally Published on 20/08/18 What is the Day of Arafah? How do we know that it is so special? And what should we do on this day? Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said covers these topics in this article. In the name of Allah the Most Merciful, The Most Compassionate, “Indeed, the number of months with […]

Praying Whilst Seated Without an Excuse.

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I used to pray some of my fard prayers sitting down even though I was able to pray standing. I just felt lazy. Do I have to make up those prayers? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Yes, you would need to make up the prayers you […]

The Night-Vigil Prayer (Tahajjud)

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Can I pray the night-vigil prayer (tahajjud) 5 minutes before the entry of true dawn (fajr)? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Yes, you can pray the night-vigil prayer (tahajjud) even minutes before the entry of true dawn (fajr). The night-vigil prayer (tahajjud) is generally that which is […]

Illegitimate Children and Leading the Prayer.

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Can Allah accept sa prayer where the Imam’s Father is Christian born out of wedlock? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, The prayer of a convert or somebody born out of wedlock is valid. Acceptability (qabul), however, is something which the jurists (fuqaha) cannot usually make a judgement […]

Praying Zuhr With a Asr Congregation.

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum If praying the Zuhr prayer after the Shafi’i Asr has entered (but before the Hanafi Asr), would it be permissible to join a congregation praying Asr to complete my Zuhr prayer? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, it is not valid to pray the noon prayer […]

Playing Kids, Praying Adults: A Taraweeh Lesson – Saad Razi Shaikh

Ramadan is a good time to teach children. And to learn from them.   Those who spend (of that which Allah hath given them) in ease and in adversity, those who control their wrath and are forgiving toward mankind; Allah loveth the good. (3:134) Sometime in early Ramadan, our blessed mosque was hit with an […]

Conquering Mount Sawm, by Tushar Imdad-ul-Haq Bhuiya

Especially motivating for those dreading the long summer fasts, the following diary entries, written by British educator Tushar Imdad-ul-Haq Bhuiya, should provide reassurance that keeping hunger at bay isn’t as hard as it seems.Although describing the challenge of keeping a voluntary fast, the lessons are just as relevant for Ramadan. After reading extracts from Brad Pilon’s […]

Ramadan Guide For Menstruating Women

Although we all know that it’s really the inward that matters, sometimes the outward helps us get there. But when we lose certain acts of worship in Ramadan, it doesn’t mean we have to lose out. Here is a handy resource list for menstruating women to get the best out of Ramadan.   Menstruation Is […]