Saying the Final Salams in Prayer behind an Imam

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat answers doubts about saying the final salams behind an imam. I have suffered from OCD in religious matters for over a year now. I used to repeat my salah and wudu due to confusion, doubts, etc., but I am getting better and your website has helped a lot. I am also receiving […]

Is Praying in the Mosque Mandatory?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Is praying in the mosque mandatory? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. No, it is not mandatory to pray at the mosque. However, it is an emphasized sunna to pray in congregation, […]

Flatulence Problem and Praying in Congregation

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I have a flatulence problem but the problem is not bad enough to establish a chronic excuse so i would like your advice in what i should do in certain cicumstances. [1] If i feel the urge to release wind during jamat i leave the jamat and i feel […]

On Arriving Late to Audible Congregational Prayer (Maliki)

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: Is my prayer sound if I missed the first two rakats of Isha prayer with the Imam, then recited them quietly when I got up to finish my prayer? Answer: If one stands up to make up the first two units (rak’as) of an audible prayer, then they would […]

Am I a Hypocrite for Not Praying Fajr and Isha in the Masjid?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Am I a hypocrite if I never do isha and fajr in the masjid? Its not like I don’t want to to, its just I can’t drive, my parents usually don’t want to take me, and the masjid is a 20 minute drive from my house. Answer: Assalamu alaikum […]

Key Steps to Increasing One’s Prayer in Congregation

Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra Question: I was recently asked by a learned scholar how to increase our prayer in congregation. I found it a beautiful question and while I had some ideas of building one’s resolve and bringing to mind the benefits of rewards of prayer in congregation,. I wasnt entirely sure if […]