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Was the Prayer of a Follower Valid If He Has Said the Salam Before the Imam?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, Was the prayer of a follower valid if he has said the Salam before the Imam? I was trying not to finish saying my Salam before the Imam but the Imam made such a long Salam that I had to end saying my Salam before him. Answer: […]

Is It Valid to Recite Only One Verse in Each Cycle of the Fajr Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam’aleykum, What is the ruling on performing the Fajr prayer with the recitation of only one verse in each cycle due to beginning it one minute before sunrise? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Yes, your prayer would be valid if you finished before sunrise. However you should repeat […]

Are My Prayers Invalid If I Don’t Understand Arabic?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum If someone is taught how to pray in Arabic but does not understand Arabic would his prayers be invalid? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. No, your prayers are valid even if […]

Must I Repeat Prayers Behind an Imam With a Short Beard or Bare Head?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I have been advised that a prayer must be repeated if it is performed behind someone who does not have a fist length beard or his head covered and wears short sleeved clothing. Is it correct? Should I pray alone when on more than one occasion I have noticed […]

Am I Considered to Have Missed the Obligatory Prayer If I Am Still Praying While the Time of the Prayer Exits?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam alaykum, Am I considered to have missed the obligatory prayer if I am still praying while the time of the prayer exits? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you well, insha’Allah. The only prayer which is invalidated by the ending of the specified time […]

Should I Repeat My Prayer Because of Heedlessness?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Many times we actually lose our mindfulness during prayer because of thoughts in our mind while having prayed outwardly in a correct manner. Does this require to repeat prayer? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, […]