What Is the Origin of the Tashahhud?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I was recounting the story of the origin of the tashahhud which I had learned through SeekersGuidance long before in a group. However, it was contested by someone. After investigating the issue myself, I cannot find any chain of transmission through which this hadith is found. Could […]

What Does the Tashahhud Mean? (Video)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam alaykum What does the tashahhud mean? Answer:  Wa alaykum Salam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh Faraz returned to Canada […]

The Tashahhud is Lofty – Don’t Rush It

The ‘tashahhud’ consists of the words we recite in every sitting of our prayers. These are the words with which the Beloved Messenger of Allah ﷺ greeted Allah on his ascent beyond the Heavens, in a place beyond place–a place not even the Angel Gabriel could go. All greetings, blessings and good acts are from […]

How Does One Recite the Tashahhud Correctly?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, (1) How does one recite the tashahhud correctly? (2) Is it true that in hanafi fiqh missing out sending blessings on the Prophet does not require performing prostrations of forgetfulness? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. (1) The […]

How Should I Place My Feet in the Sitting (Tashahhud) Position?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaikum, Could you please describe how the feet should be positioned when sitting in prayer? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. The sunna is to place the left foot on the ground and sit on it, and […]

Which Opinion is Correct in Pointing the Finger in the Tashahhud?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I want to ask as an hanafi are we allowed to follow both methods of pointing the finger in the tashahhud. Can we point till end of atiyhayat as well as more commonly method bring the pointed finger down when we negate? Answer: assalamu `alaykum Pointing the finger during […]

Moving the Finger in the Tashahhud in the Maliki School

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: Can you please clarify the issue of pointing the finger in tashahhud in the maliki madhhab Answer: For the tashahhud in the Maliki school, the index finger of the right hand is extended pointing towards the Qibla. The middle finger, ring finger, and small finger are folded to rest […]

When to Supplicate After the Prayer, Supplicating in English, and Raising the Finger for the Tashahhud

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: When your pray, do you make du’a (where you raise both hands together) right at the end of prayer or at the end of each group of rakhats – eg. (zuhr – 4sunnah, 4fard ,2 sunnah,2 nafl)? When you make dua at the end of salah, can you make […]

Is My Prayer Valid If I Recite the Tashahhud in English?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: If someone has made an honest mistake and prayed parts of their fard salah in English [such as the Tashahud] for years, not knowing their salah is supposed to be completely said in Arabic, is it necessary to redo all the salat where English was said for the […]

Is the Forgetfulness Prostration Necessary If You Don’t Immediately Rise After the Tashahhud in the First Sitting of a Four Cycle Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Is the forgetfulness prostration necessary when a person is doing at-tahiyat in the second rak’ah and then begins to read durood shareef but stops and rises before it is finished? Answer: assalamu `alaykum The forgetfulness prostration would be necessary for one who recited blessings upon the Prophet (Allah bless […]