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Is It Obligatory to Recite a Du’a Between the Two Prostrations?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Is it obligatory to recite the following du’a between the two prostrations? اَللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْلِيْ وَ ارْحَمْنِيْ وَ عَافِنِيْ وَ اجْبُرْنِيْ وَ ارْزُقْنِيْ Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, it is not necessary, nor a sunna, to recite any supplication between the two prostrations. But it would […]

What Is the Best of Way to Make Supplications in Prostration?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I have read that we can make supplications while in of prostration in the obligatory prayers. Does this mean we can ask and say anything we need from our Lord or should we confine to those supplications which are in arabic and more so taught to us by our […]

Is It a Sin to Bend Unintentionally in Front of Someone? Am I “Prostrating” to Him?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum, 1. Is it a sin to stare at inanimate things like mountains, trees or cars? 2. Is it a sin to bend unintentionally in front of someone? Am I “prostrating” to him? 3. I keep getting bad images in my mind when I think of Allah. What […]

Why Can’t I Supplicate in English During My Prayer? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, I was told I cannot make personal dua in English during prostration in the last cycle of prayer. I find this a great loss because beseeching Allah when prostrating seems better, and to do it in Arabic would limit what I can say. What do you think? […]

What Should I Do When I Am Not Sure About the Number of Prostration I Have Performed During a Cycle of Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum, When praying fajr this morning, I couldn’t remember if I performed one or two prostrations. So after tashahud, I got up again and did another cycle of prayer (rakaat) just in case and finished my prayer despite falling into doubts again regarding the number of prostration. Was […]

What Should I Do When Praying Behind a Hanafi Imam Performing the Prostration of Forgetfulness?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question:As salaamu alaykum, I am a Shafii follower. When praying behind a Hanafi Imam performing the prostration of forgetfulness what should I do? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. If the imam performs the prostration of forgetfulness, the follower would do […]

Should the Arms of a Woman Touch the Ground During Prostration?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, My question is regarding the position of the arms during protration for females. Should our arms touch the ground up to our elbows? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. The sunna for […]

Is It Mandatory for Men or Women Bend Their Toes in Prostration (Sujood)?

Answered by Ustadha Shaista Maqbool Question: Asalamualaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu, I was wondering if you could tell me if it is mandatory for us as men OR women to bend our toes during sujood? I had a revert brother ask me if its normal for his toes to hurt from all the bending and […]

Is Bending the Toes of Both Feet when Prostrating an Integral of the Prayer in the Shafi'i School?

Answered by SeekersGuidance Answers Service Question: Assalamualaikum Sheikh, Is it compulsory to bend the toes of both footh when postrating. I.e. doing the sajda? Do I need to repeat my prayer if I intentionally or unintentionally do it. A shafi’i scholar informed me that a prayer is not complete if the sajda does not fulfill […]

Is It Valid to Prostrate on a Soft Carpet?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: 1) Is it necessary for the palm of the hand and the toes to be firmly on the ground during sajda? 2) If the answer to the above question is yes, nearly all of my local masjids have soft carpet with soft foam underneath. The only way for your […]