Do I Have to Repeat a Prayer in Which I Forgot to Perform the First Sitting and Then Returned to It? [Shafi’i]

Answered by Ustadh Sharif Rosen Question: Assalam alaykum When praying Isha I forgot to make first tashahuud. But I was closer to the sitting position so I returned to it and made the first tashahud. And then I performed the forgetfulness prostrations. Do I have to repeat the prayer? Answer: BismilLahi Rahmanir Rahim as-Salamu ‘alaykum. […]

Can We Recite Verses From the Quran During the Final Sitting of the Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Salim Ahmad Mauladdawila Question: Assalamu alaykum Can we recite verses from the Quran like surah Kahf’s first ten verses during the final sitting of the prayer? Answer: Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim Reciting from the Quran is sunna in the standing position of the prayer in the first two rak’as (round of actions) after […]

Should I Avoid Raising My Hands When Praying With Hanafis? [Shafi’i]

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, I am extremely grateful for this platform which gives me the option of asking questions regarding fiqh. May Allah reward you for the inconvenience I am causing you by asking several questions. 1. When I pray in my local mosque, who is Hanafi, in order to avoid […]

How Should I Deal With People Practising Islam in a Different Way Than Mine?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum, I am an Indian Muslim (Hanafi) who recently started living in Saudi Arabia. I am disturbed by some of their practices. 1) It is very common to see people wiping over normal cotton socks and leading the prayer. Should I repeat my prayer after praying behind them? […]

Is My Prayer Still Valid If I Fail to Recite the Tashahud Correctly?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Is my prayer still valid if I recite the tashahud erroneously in one place, like saying the letter “alif” instead of the letter “ayn”? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Yes, your prayer would be valid as the vast majority of pronunciation errors don’t affect the validity or soundness of […]

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 […]

Can I Send Blessings on the Prophet at the End of the Supplication (Qunut) of the Witr Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, Is it permitted to send blessings on the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) at the end of the qunut supplication in the Witr prayer, and to say “sayyidina” in the tashahhud? What books can I use to teach my kids prayer? Answer: Wa […]

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

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, 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 […]

How Should I Position My Hand During Tashahud? (Maliki School)

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: Asalaamu Alaykum, I read that Ibn Abi Zayd (Risalah) and Al-Azhari (Thamr Ad-Dani) said that the position in the Madhab is that one should point with his index finger uppermost (such that his palm faces the left) while moving his index finger left to right (Mukhtasar Khalil). Al-Kharashi explained […]

Repeating the Tashahud During Prayer‏

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu Alaikum, Please advise me on the best way to help someone that is suffering from misgivings during the prayer that cause them to repeat the tashahhud, sometimes several times. His fear is that the prayer is invalid if the recitation of the tashahhud is not correct. After the […]