Did I Commit an Innovation by Following My Parents Advice in Praying Supererogatory Prayers?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum, In past Ramadans, I prayed voluntary prayers that had no basis in Islamic law, because my parents said that I would get rewarded for it. Did I commit an innovation? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, It is not an innovation (bid`ah) to pray supererogatory prayers (nafawil). [See: […]

What Is the Minimum Number of Verses Which Need to Be Recited in a Voluntary Prayer? What Should I Do When I Have Recited Surah Al Nas in the First Cycle of Prayer?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum, 1. What is the minimum number of verses which need to be recited in a voluntary prayer? 2. If by mistake Surah al-Nas is recited in the first cycle of a 2 cycles prayer then which Surah should I recite in the second cycle? Answer: Wa alaikum […]

Can One Pray at Anytime?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Can one pray at any time? For what reasons can I pray? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. There are two things: (1) You can pray voluntary prayers whenever you wish, except during the disliked […]

The Fiqh of Voluntary (Nafl) Prayers

Answered by Sidi Fadi Qutub Zada The Fiqh of Voluntary (Nafl) Prayers: An exposition of the prayers not directly related to the obligatory prayers In the name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate. All praise is to Allah, Lord of the worlds. And all blessings and peace to our Master Muhammad, his family, and companions […]