Chapter of Salaat
CHAPTER OF AZAAN

Q) In Malaysia or Madinah, if the azan for asar goes on, should we wait for the hanafi time to come in or can we read namaz at that same time?
A) Due to being in a journey, it is permissible for hanafis to perform salah at that time when the azan goes on.

Q) Eski gagne droit sorti en dehors masjid pou alle donne azaan dans i`tiqaaf? 2. Eski gagne droit faire ghusl pou Jum`ah dans i`tiqaaf ? A) 1. Oui li permissible pou donne azaan meme pou sorti pou sa parski li ene necessite de shariat pou donne azaan. Mais si ena l`autre dimoune ki capave donner, alors laisse zote donner.
2. Non, pas gagne droit sorti pou baigner pou Jum`ah. Notez ki baigner pou Jum`ah li ene recommendation seulment pou banne missiers, li pas obligatoire. Seule bain ki ou capave baigner dans i`tiqaaf c`est bain ghusl farz en cas de wet dream.

Q) Is it compulsory to give adhaan with wudhu?
A) No, not compulsory.

Q) Can one make zikr or recite the Qur’aan while azaan is goin on?
A) If a person is making zikr or reciting the Qur’aan while the azaan is going, it is mustahab for him to leave it and listen to the azaan and respond to it.

Q) Is it correct that we must not mingle the wordings while reading the Iqaamat,e.g. Hayya Alasswalaatihayya Alasswalaah. Instead, we should read Hayya Alasswalaah-Hayya Alasswalaah?
A) Recommended.

Q) Is it necessary to read the Iqaamat when replacing a swalaat at home or in the masjid itself?
A) Recommended, not necessary.

Q) There are some masjids where the phrases in iqaamah is read only once, without repeating.
A) Both ways are reported, but reading twice will definitely bring more rewards.

Q) In the minutes following azaan and before iqaamah, is it allowed to replace a missed namaz instead of performing sunnat ghair moakkada?
A) Yes

Q) Do i have to give azaan if i’m reading zohar salah before azaan goes on (after zawaal) due to my work?
A) It’s not necessary to give azaan but it’s recommended. Thus, if facilities are available for you to give azaan, then do so.

CHAPTER OF QIRAAT

Q) La surah Al Falaq semble etre plus courte que la sourah An Naas. Vrai ou faux?
A) Vrai.
Q) Peut on lire la sourah An Naas dans un cycle (rakaah) suivant un rakaah où la sourah An Falaq (plus courte?) a été lue?
A) Sans probleme. Ce genre de petits differences n`est pas makrooh.

Q) Is it necessary to make Qiraat aloud when replacing a Jahri swalaat alone?
A) No.

Q) What is the limit of ‘jahr’ and ‘sirr’ in salaah?
A) ‘Sirr’ is to recite the Quraan, in salaah, in such a way that one hears his own voice, without anyone else around hearing him. ‘Jahr’ is to recite the Quraan, in salaah, in such a way that the person next to him can hear him reading. Thus if a person recites the Quraan (in salaah) in such a way that he is pronouncing every letter correctly but he can’t hear himself reading, then his salaah will be void, according to the ‘mufta bihi qawl’. Because, moving the tongue only, without sound is not called Qiraat.

Q) When performing zohar or asr behind the imaam, must we also read or must we keep quiet. Same for esha and maghrib in the third and fourth rakaat?
A) One should not read anything and stay quiet behind the imam in all the salaah.

Q) When performing salaat alone, should we read slightly louder so that we hear what we are reading?
A) Hearing is not a condition for validity of salaah. Pronouncing with the movement of the lips is a condition for salaah. Hence it is not necessary to read audibly during the salaah alone. But in tahajjud, it is sunnah to read audible.

CHAPTER OF SALAAH WITH JAMAAT

Q) Whilst in a social gathering, can a group of men perform their salaat in their own jamat even if there is a mosque nearby?
A) Permissible once when there are valid reasons, but not frequently.

Q) What to do if the imam got up in the 4th rakaat by mistake and then sat down when corrected by mussallis? Is sijda sahu valid here?
A) Sajdah sahu should be done and this would be sufficient to correct the salaah.

Q) When performing salah behind an imam, if the imam happens to read 5 rakat instead of four rakat, should the namaz be repeated or will sajdah sahw suffise?
A) If the imam did not sit on the fourth rakat, than it will be necessary to repeat the salah.

Q) Can husband and wife read tahajjud in jamat?
A) Permissible, but not every day.

Q) If a group of people decided to perform tahajjud salah in masjid, can they perform it in jamat?
A) No, not allowed.

Q) Eski ene mawlana ki pa capave assizer dans jalsa couma tout dimoune et ki pas capave aussi alle dans jalsa entre 2 sajdah, capave faire imaam meme si ena les autres hafiz Quran derriere li?
A) Mutawalli bizin consulter ene alim pou guetter si imam la handicaper pou faire jalsa ou qaedah et remplace li par ene l`autre imam pou pas gate namaz tous dimoune. Mais si li trouver ki imam so qaedah ok, alors li prend responsabiliter. Quand ene imam li fixer dans masjid, meme combien hafiz derrrier li, c`est imam la ki merite pou faire namaz la. Mais li bon ki encourage banne jeune hafizs pou ki zote prend responsabiliter imaamat.

Q) Near my place of work there is a place where we can perform salaat. How many people are needed so that we can do salaat in jamaat? do we need to do azaan before performing salaat?
A) 2 persons is enough for jamaat. For jum`ah read conditions on web. Azaan is important, so do give azaan and do iqaamah.

Q) Whilst in a social gathering, can a group of men perform their salaat in their own jamat even if there is a mosque nearby?
A) Permissible once when there are valid reasons, but not frequently.

Q) If a woman is at the masjid for Salaat, e.g if she is at university or work during these time, should she read along with the jamaat?
A) No.

Q) Is it compulsory for the imam to have a beard (fist length or longer)? Is there any reference?
A) Yes, it is mentioned in a Bukhari hadith that the prophet peace be upon him said: ''Oppose the non muslims and let grow your beard and take out your moustache.'' It is mentioned in the same narration that Ibn Umar (r.a.) used to hold a fist length of his beard and used to cut it. The prophet`s beard was so long that it was noticeable from behind. The beard filled the space by the collarbones. Abu Bakr, Umar and all that stood on musalla of prophet (saw) had all beard. The holy prophet p.b.u.h. showed unlikeness of the person who had no beard. Basing on hadith mentioned in Bukhari, Fuqaha has disqualified someone who imitate non muslim and mushrik to lead the salaah as an imam. Hence it is compulsory for the imam to have beard of a fist length.

حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ مِنْهَالٍ حَدَّثَنَا يَزِيدُ بْنُ زُرَيْعٍ حَدَّثَنَا عُمَرُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ زَيْدٍ عَنْ نَافِعٍ عَنْ ابْنِ عُمَرَ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ خَالِفُوا الْمُشْرِكِينَ وَفِّرُوا اللِّحَى وَأَحْفُوا الشَّوَارِبَ وَكَانَ ابْنُ عُمَرَ إِذَا حَجَّ أَوْ اعْتَمَرَ قَبَضَ عَلَى لِحْيَتِهِ فَمَا فَضَلَ أَخَذَهُ


Q) Is it permissible that in a masjid, the first saff is divided into 3parts due to 2 pillars? some ppl say that there is a sahih hadeeth that prohibits that.
A) It is permissible to read salaah between pillars since the holy prophet prayed between pillars in the holy Ka`bah.

Q) How many men are needed at least to perform namaz in jamaat?
A) 2 is minimum.

Q) Eski gagne droit faire namaaz derier ene imam ki pa suive meme madhab ki moi ? example, moi imam abu hanifa et imam la suive imam shafei??
(2) et si imam la pa suive tou ban masla de 1 sel imam ??
A) 1. Oui,
2. Oui, tanque ki li pas commete banne action ki d`après imam Abu Hanifah li pou casse namaz. Par example, si du sang finne couler lor so le corps, nou pas pou capave suivre li. Si li pas finne lave li pied et li finne faire masah lor socette(ordinaire), alors pas pou capave faire namaz derriere li parce ki lave li pied li obligatoire

Q) Can we pray tahajjud in jamaat?
A) Makrooh tahreemi and forbidden. One should read alone.

Q) Should a masbooq read douroud and dua in the last part of the imam`s salaah?
A) No. The masbooq will read only tashahud (attihiyat). It is better for him to read the tashahud slowly or to repeat ‘’Ash hadu alla ilaha illallah...’’. Shami (2:220):
 
ولو فرغ المؤتم قبل إمامه سكت اتفاقا، وأما المسبوق فيترسل ليفرغ عند سلام إمامه، وقيل يتم، وقد يكرر كلمة الشهادة
Bahrur Ra-iq (1:575); Ghunyatul musalli (469)


Q) Can a person who does not have beard of length greater than the size of a fist act as imaam for a faraz salaat or is it preferable that the mussalli do their salaat individually rather than behind him?
A) Mussalli should in any case do their salaah behind the imam and inform the mutawalli about this fact.

Q) Is it haraam to read silently behind an imam?
A) It is makroohe Tahreemi to read any sourah behind the imam. One may read surah Fatiha in the mind and heart. (Abu Dawood)

Q) Reading Ameen loudly in jamaat after imaam has read surah faatiha?
A) Men may read Ameen slightly audibly, such that one may hear oneself. No need to read aloud even more than Sourah Fatiha itself.

Q) Who is a masbooq?
A) Masbooq is the one who missed the ruku` of the first rakaat with the imam.

Q) If the imam has already started with the farz of fajr salah, can i read the 2 sunnat first and then join the jamat?
A) Yes, if you have hope of caching up with the jamaat.

Q) If the jamaat is in sijda when a person arrives, should he join the jamaat immediately or wait that the imaam stands up for the following rakaat?
A) It is recommended to join salaah in any posture of salaah. As such join in sijdah when the imam is in Sijdah.

Q) I know that it has been written in hadith that an individual can read sura fatiha in congregation wen imaam is reading silently,but concerning hanafi madhab, is it recomended?
A) We wish to know the hadith that you said. Nonetheless, according to hadith and hanafi mazhab, one should abstain from reading during qiyaam behind the imam.

Q) I am a woman and had never prayed in jamaat. Please explain what do i have to read and not read while praying namaz in jamaat.
A) You don`t need to pray in jamaat. Ahadiths clearly indicate that jamaats are for men and not women. The hadith of Bukhari that the holy prophet wish to put fire in those homes that their menfolk do not pray in jamaat. But because of women and children in the homes, the holy prophet stated. That man is exhorted to perform salaah in jamaat while women are supposed to be at home. There is a hadith mentioned in Sahih Ibn Hibbaan, Sahih Ibn Khuzaimah et Musnad Ahmad that the holy prophet encouraged women to read salaah at home:
 
أخبرنا أحمد بن علي بن المثنى ، حدثنا هارون بن معروف ، حدثنا ابن وهب ، حدثنا داود بن قيس ، عن عبد الله بن سويد الأنصاري ، عن عمته أم حميد ، امرأة أبي حميد الساعدي أنها جاءت النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم فقالت : يا رسول الله ، إني أحب الصلاة معك قال : « قد علمت أنك تحبين الصلاة معي ، وصلاتك في بيتك خير من صلاتك في حجرتك ، وصلاتك في حجرتك خير من صلاتك في دارك ، وصلاتك في دارك خير من صلاتك في مسجد قومك ، وصلاتك في مسجد قومك خير من صلاتك في مسجدي  قال : فأمرت فبني لها مسجد في أقصى شيء من بيتها وأظلمه وكانت تصلي فيه حتى لقيت الله جل وعلا

 
Q) Si ene dimoune li raze ou taille so la barbe apres li faire imamat, eski namaz la correct ou non?
A) Si la barbe plis courte ki ene poignet, alors so imamat pas correct.
 

Q) Can one perform sunan while jamaat is standing?
A) When jamaat is standing for salaah, it is inappropriate to read sunan that time, because the Prophet Muhammad (saw) has said:”When jamaat is standing then there is no salaah except fardh salaah”. However, if someone is performing sunnat of fajr and there is no fear of missing the fardh of fajr with jamaat (i.e he’ll be able to perform one rakaah with the imaam or he’ll join the imaam in qaadah) then he may perform his sunnat.

Q) What is the correct way of standing in the saf during swalaat?
A) To put your heels on the line of the saff.

Q) I often notice people starting to pray the sunnah for fajr although fard has already started with jamaat. Is this correct?
A) The importance of sunnate muakkadah of Fajr is such that the prophet said that even if you are in danger of the enemy, still do not miss this 2 rakats. Hence sahabas like `Abdullah bin `umar used to read this sunna even if they missed the first takbeer of farz. But bear in mind that the sawaab of sunnah cannot surpass the sawaab of the farz. Hence if you think that you will miss completely your farz in performing the sunnah, then replace the sunnah after sunrise (Ishraaq time) and join the farz. Fuqaha stated that if you hope that in performing the 2 sunnahs, you will get jama`t with the imam, i.e. in the last qa-idah before salaam, then you may read your sunnah. Else join the imam in the farz.

Q) While standing in the saf should shoulders touch or is it permissible to stand without touching the persons on our right and left?
A) It is mustahab to touch softly.

Q) I joined the salaah of the imam on the 3rd Rakat of Zuhr. The imam made salaam after tashahud on the 4th Rakat for 2 sajdahs of Sahw. Should I make that salaam?
A) A masbooq (the one who joined salaah after ruku`) should not follow the imam when the imam make salaam for sajdah sahw. He will follow the imam only in the 2 sajdahs sahw and read tashahud again with the imam. Finally when the imam will make the last salaam (2nd), the masbooq will stand up to complete his missed salaah. In this case he will stand up and read surah fatiha and a surah, ruku` and sajdahs. Then he will sit for tashahud. Then stand up to read surah fatihah and a surah. Then after sajdahs he will stand up to read only surah fatiha. Then finally finish the salaah normally.
 
Q) I missed one rakat with the imam. Forgetfully I made salaam with the imam. After a few seconds I realised that I have to complete my salaah. I stood up and completed the one rakaat. Will sajdah-e-sahw be waajib or not?
A) On the condition that you did not perform (after your mistaken salaam with the imam) any action that may break your salaah, like talking, turning your chest away from the qiblah for 45 degrees or more, or do any action that one would judge that you are not in salaah, then only you may stand up to complete your salaah. If you did any of these actions, then the whole salaah has to be done again. Else if you did not do any action that may break your salaah after the mistaken salaam, then the masla is that if you made salaam exactly with the salaam of the imam or before the salaam of the imam, then sajdah-e-sahw will not be waajib. And if you made salaam after the salaam of the imam (even slightly afterwards), then sajdah-e-sahw will be waajib; and generally people tend to make salam after the imam’s salaam, thus sajdah-e-sahw will be waajib. (Durre mukhtar, Badai-sanai`)

CHAPTER: CONDITIONS WHICH ARE NECESSARY BEFORE PERFORMING SALAAH

Q) What is the direction of Qibla according to a magnetic compass for Mauritius?
A) 23.5 degress on the west side from true north.

Q) In case we made intention for a wrong salaat (faraz instead of sunnat) and we realise only after making takbir, what should we do? how do we annul the salaat?
A) You may continue the salaat since the error may be the wordings. The main niyat is in the heart and the brain.

Q) Some say a woman's awra whilst performing salat consists of the whole body except the face, hands and feet while others say women must cover their feet as well. Due to these divergence in opinions, can a women cover her feet just to be on the safe side?
A) Feet is not awrah during salaah. One has the option to cover it though.
 
Q) I had put on neat clothes and it got wet with cat's urine. Can i perform salah with these clothes?
A) No, cannot perform salaah with these clothes.

Q) What is the satar of a man in and outside salaah?
A) Satar of a man starts from the navel till below the knees. It is waajib to cover this amount of body in and outside salaah. If a quarter of any part of the body, within the satar limit, stays open for a period of a rukn (the time needed to recite three times subhaana rabbi yal a’ala) in salaah, then the salaah will become void.

Q) If, while performing salah a woman's sleeves opens up, showing her wrist, will her salah break?
A) No. Unless, a quarter of her arm (from the wrist till the elbow) opens up for 3 tasbeeh (6 seconds). 

Q) Should women cover their feet (eg., by wearing socks) in swalaat?
A) No.

Q) Can salaah be performed with bel-bottom trousers?
A) When a person wearing bel-bottom trousers goes in sajdah or rouku, his shirt goes up and his trousers slides down; due to which his satar opens up. Thus, his own salaah becomes void and he becomes a means of interruption in other people’s salaah. Therefore it is makrooh-e-tahrimi to wear such clothes while performing salaah.


CHAPTER: THE SIFAT OF SALAAH

Q) What is the law pertaining to “t'adeel-ul-arkaan” in qawma and jalsa?
A)  To perform every posture of salaah calmly is called ta`deele arkaan.
Qawma: when standing up from rouku.
Jalsa: to sit between the two sajdahs.
Both are wajibs. But if we don`t perform the qawmah and jalsa conveniently, our salaah may be null and void. As such, care should be taken to stand a few seconds in qawmah and to sit a few seconds in jalsah. If we stick to read these duas, then surely our qawmah and jalsah would be satisfied promptly:

Qawmah du`a:
 
رَبَّنَا وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ حَمْدًا كَثِيرًا طَيِّبًا مُبَارَكًا فِيهِ

Rabbanaa wa lakal Hamdou hamdan katheeran tayyiban mubarakan feeh. (Bukhari)
O our Lord, all glory for you, best of glorification abundantly and blessed glory.

Jalsah dua :
 
اللهم اغفر لي ، وارحمني ، واهدني ، وعافني ، وارزقني

Allahoummagh fir li war Ham li wahdini wa `afini war zuqni. (Mustadrak Hakim)
O Lord forgive me, pity me, guide me, bless me well being and feed me.

Q) Is, lifting up the feet while in sajdah, a breaking factor of salaah?

A) While in sajdah, if a person lifts up both his feet in such a way that not a single toe also stays on the ground, and he remains like that the amount of a rukn (i.e the time required to read three times subhaana rabbi yal a’ala), then his salaah will not be correct.

Q) Should one raise the hands towards the sky while making dua?
A) It is preferable/better to open both hands widely and to keep a small gap between them while making dua. Similarly it is mustahab to keep the hands in line with the chest, facing the sky. It is proven from most of the mashaaikh to pass the hands over the face upon the completion of the dua. The dua should be made softly :” ادعوا ربكم تضرعا و خفية”. But if the objective is to teach the way of making dua, then there is no harm in making the dua loudly, with condition that the dua mustn’t be so loud that the masbooqeen get disturbed in their salaah.

Q) In some masjids the imam makes dua in jamaat after fard swalaat. In others muslims recite individually without raising their hands. Please tell us which is the correct one?
A) Both are correct. One is according to the practice of Rasouloullah(saw), the other is according to the sayings of the prophet(saw). If you know the masnoon du`as in Arabic, then you may opt for individual du`as. Else you may join the audible du`a and say amen. Else we councel that it is better to join a collective du`a rather and then continue with your individual du`as afterwards.

MAKROOHAAT-US-SALAAT

Q) Is there any harm in cracking of knuckles in salaah?
A) It is makrooh-e-tahrimi to crack your knuckles in salaah, because it’s a useless act.Otherwise, outside salaah it is makrooh-e-tanzihi to crack the knuckles for no reason (i.e one does not crack his knuckles to feel relaxed)

Q) Can a man perform salaah bareheaded ?
A) To perform salaah bareheaded, without an excuse or out of laziness, is makrooh. However, to perform salaah bareheaded due to a reason or because one regards himself insignificant, is permissible.

Q) Should one wear trousers below the ankles;inside and outside salaah?
A) Shariah prohibits a man to wear his trousers below the ankles whether its in salaah or outside salaah, because it’s a sign of pride.

Q) Is it a sin to pass in front of a muswalli?
A) It is a great sin to pass in front of a person performing salaah.Nabi (saw) said:”If the person passing in front of a muswalli, knows what a sin it is to do so, then it would be better for him to stand for forty years rather than passing in front of a muswalli.”(Tirmizi) If a person is performing salaah in a field or a big masjid (measuring 334-451 meter), then it will be permissible to pass, leaving two rows, in front of the muswalli. And if it’s a small masjid (measuring less than the big masjid) then it will not be permissible to pass in front of the muswalli at all. If someone does pass, he will be sinful. However, the person sitting just in front of the muswalli is allowed to get up and go.

Q) Can one fix his clothes in salaah?
A) If a person fixes his trousers while going in sajdah, or fixes his shirt after getting up from rouku, without any need and without making an ‘amal-e-katheer’ then such an act is makrooh-e-tahreemi. And if it’s due to a need, then it is permissible without any dislike. And if an ‘amal-e-katheer’ was done, then this will break the salaah.

Q) Can one perform salaah in inferior clothes?
A) To perform salaah in clothes, that a person would not like wearing them for a wedding or for going out (e.g nighty), is makrooh-e-tanzihi.

Q) Is yawning permissible in salaah?
A) To yawn in salaah is a sign of negligence, tiredness and laziness. Therefore, one should abstain from it and to try to suppress it as much as possible. But if one couldn’t hold it then he should place his hand in front of his mouth. While standing he should place his right hand and in other postures he should place his left hand. The way to do it, is that a person should place the back of his hand on his mouth. It is makrooh to leave the mouth open when yawning whether in salaah or outside salaah.


AADAABUL MASJID
 
Q) Are women allowed to attend taraweeh and tahajud in masjids, as organised by some?
A) No. Women are prescribed to do their salaahs at home and individually.

Q) What to do if a person brings alcohol bottle in the masjid and drinks?
A) He should be stopped from doing this. The mutawalli should react because alcohol is haram and impure. If the person does not stop, than he should be prohibited from coming to the masjid.

Q) At times there are programs in masjid after esha and sisters are invited and gathered on the first floor..should they do the 4 faraz in esha behind imaam or should they do on their own? Does it depend if they have a mahram in the jamaat?
A) First of all it is not a good practice to assemble women in masjid arena. Rather keep them away and have the microphone to their respective houses. For the salaah to be valid, the imam should make intention of leading salaah for women as well. Since there are complexities to the maslas, then if one happen to be there, then it is better to read salaah individually.

Q) Is it a sin to speak of worldly affairs in the masjid?
A) It is a great sin and makrooh to speak in masjid without a shar’ee reason, because it is disrespectful to the masjid. Nabi (saw) said:”A time will come when people will sit in masjid to discuss their worldly affairs, you must not sit with them, because those who speak of worldly affairs in masjid, Allah does not care about them.” It is also reported from Sa’ib Ibn Yazeed that I was sleeping in masjid when someone threw a pebble at me.I looked and I saw Oumar (ra), telling me: go and call those two men for me. When I brought them, oumar (ra) asked them:” Who are you? (or where are you from?).” They said they are from Taa’if. Oumar (ra) then said:”if you were from Madinah, I would have punished you; you are raising your voice in the masajid of Rasoolullah(saw).”

Q) Where exactly in the Quraan forbids women to go to masjid?
A) The holy prophet (saw) said that the salaah of a woman at home is better than that outside.(Abu Dawood) Besides, our mother hazrat Aisha (r.a.) who is regarded as a pinnacle between sahabas in the educational arena said that ‘’Had the prophet found our era, He would surely prevent women from going to Masjids.’’ And did Allah Ta`ala not say? :’’ And stay at home.’’(33:33)

WITR SALAH

Q) How should women perform namaz taraweeh?
A) Alone, individually and read the last ten surahs in sequence.

Q) Is witr still ok if i forget to read doah qunoot in 3 rd rakaat?
A) Dua qunoot is wajib in witr. Hence witr will not be valid unless do 2 sajdahs sahu. Have to redo if have not done 2 sajdahs.

Q) How to perform witr salah?
A) Witr is performed as such: Read the two first rakats normally and then stand up for third rakat after tashahud. Read surah fatiha and then a surah. Then say takbeer and lift your hands and read du`a qunoot. Then say takbeer and go in ruku` and complete the salaah normally.

Q) Till what time can i read witr?
A) Before Sehri.

Q) If one does not know dua qunoot, what must he read in witr?
A) He should make an effort to learn it; in the meantime he may read Subhaanallah, Subhaanallah.

CHAPTER REGARDING SAJDAH SAHWA

Q) After sijdah sahuh, should we read tashahud again?
A) Yes.

Q) How to perform Sijda-e-Sahwah?
A) Read the attihiyat in the last sitting position and then make one salaam on your right shoulder. After that prostate two sajdahs a little longer than usual. Then resit to read attihiyat, durood and dua.

Q) If we forget to make one sajdah in one rakat, can we replace it in the next rakat, thus making three sajdahs, and at the end make sajda sahw?
A) You should absolutely replace it next rakaat and make sajdah sahw.

Q) What should be done when one reads surah Fatiha, twice in one rakaah?
A) If someone, forgetfully, read surah fatiha twice in one rakaah, then because of delaying the recitation of a short surah, sajdah sahwa becomes waajib. But if he repeats the surah fatiha after reading the short surah, then sajdah sahwa is not waajib.And if someone reads surah fatiha twice in the last two rakaats of a fardh salaah , then too sajdah sahwa is not waajib.

Q) What should one do if one forgot to read dua-e-qunoot?
A) If someone forgot to read dua-e-qunoot in the last rakah of witr salaah and he remembered only after going in the rouku, then he should just complete his salaah and perform sajdah sahwa at the end.

Q) Someone doubts of performing a rukn or not, while in salaah and starts thinking, will sajdah sahwa be necessary?
A) If someone doubts of performing a rukn or not, while in salaah, and starts thinking for the amount of a rukn (time required to read three times ‘subhaanallah’), he neither reads qiraat nor makes zikr, then sajdah sahwa will become waajib. But if he was reading salaah while thinking, then sajdah sahwa will not be waajib.

Q) If someone has a ‘ghaalib gumaan’ of leaving out a rakaat after qaadah-e-akhirah. What should he do?
A) If someone has a ‘ghaalib gumaan’of leaving out a rakaah after qaadah akhira and immediately stands up to perform that rakaah, before or after making salaam, and then he remembers performing that rakaah already. He should immediately sit down and make salaam.It is also permissible to make salaam while standing but it is against the sunnst way.

Q) When does sajdah-e-sahw becomes waajib?
A) Sajdah-e-sahw becomes waajib with the delay in a farz act, or by omission or delay in a waajib act


CHAPTER REGARDING SADAH-E-TILAAWAT

Q) Heard while listening to Tilaawat E Qur'aan, on air,etc, if the listeners aren't aware of a sajdah, so better not listen to it and what shud b done to clear off this misunderstanding, as we do know, music n gossips r forbidden in Islam?
A) No, in fact if the tilawat is on air pre-recorded, then sajdah not applicable. But yes if it is live direct, then sajdah applicable. But do listen to them because most of them are not live direct and hence no sajdahs are incumbent.

Q) How many sijda to be performed when reading Quran and in what verses?
A) 14 sajdahs total. The places are marked in all Qur-aans.

Q) Can we do sijda tilawat while sitting at the place where Quran is read? Do we have to stand up and make a proper sijda?
A) It is more rewardable to stand up and do the sajdah tilawat. But it is also permissible to do the sajdah from a sitting posture. Read Allahu Akbar, go in sajdah and read at least 3 times subhanarabbiyal a`laa. Read allahu akbar to stand again.

Q) In some surahs in the quran, said "Bow Down", how this is done and how it's called?
A) There are 14 sajdahs in Qur-aan that is wajib to make sajdahs. Else other places no need to bow down.

Q) About Bow Down, is there a way that we need to do the sajdah?
A) Better to stand up, say takbeer and then go in sajdah as in salaah.

Q) Should we make a sijdah tilawat if we are watching live taraweeh on tv and a verse where one should make sijdah tilawat is read?
A) Yes, if it is live

Q) In surah inshiqaq, there is a place where it is underline to do sijdah tilaawat. So concerning hanafi mazhab should we do it?
A) Yes, we should do the sajdah.

Q) Will sajdah tilaawat be “ada” by making its intention in the rouku?
A) If someone, after reading sajdah ayat, went, immediately or after reading few short ayaats, in the rouku and he made intention of sajdah tilaawat in the rouku, the sajdah tilaawat will be “ada”.And if he doesn’t make intention in rouku, then in sadah it will be “ada” without even making an intention. But if the imaam makes intention of sajdah tilaawat in the rouku and the muqtadees didn’t, the muqtadees’ sajdah sahwa will not be “ada”.The muqtadees will have to then perform the sajdah tilaawat after the imaam makes salaam and they will have to repeat the qaadah-e-akhira, make salaam and thus complete their salaah. Therefore, it is better that the imaam should not make intention of sajdah tilaawat in the rouku. Otherwise the imaam should rather make an announcement before starting the salaah, that sajdah tilaawat will be waajib in so and so rakaah, and where he’s going to make the intention. This will avoid disorder in the muqtadees’ salah.

Q) Will, listening to a sajdah ayat from a cassette, make sajdah tilaawat waajib?
A) Listening to a sajdah ayat from a cassette will not make sjdah tilaawat waajib. If someone hears a sajdah ayat live from the radio then one should make sajdah tilaawat as a precautionary step.

Q) Will sajdah tilaawat be waajib if one wrote a sajdah ayat without reading it?
A) If someone writes a sajdah ayat on a paper but does not read it, then sajdah tilaawat will not be waajib.

Q) How to perform sijdah tilawah? Is there any duah to be read?
A) With wudhu, face qiblah and say Allahou akbar and prostrate on the ground. Read SubHanarabbiyal a`laa at least 3 times.

Q) For sijdah tilawaat, should we raise our hands while saying the takbir? Is sajdah done in the same way as in swalaat; that is twice? A) No. No. Takbeer without raising hand and only one sajdah.

CHAPTER REGARDING SALAATUL MUSAAFIR

Q) Can we perform namaz when travelling by air or by sea?
A) We should pray salaah in all conditions. read our travel guide: Masla du voyage for more details on the web.

Q) What are the rules that apply regarding Swalaat for someone travelling?
A) Please read the Masla du voyage on web. If not clear, you may recontact us.

Q) A Jamat or group of Indians came to Mauritius and is spending two months all around Mauritius. They stay about 5 to 6 days in each district. Are they musafir?
A) Yes they are musafir and will have to make qasr salaah. They will stay musafir until they make intention to stay 15 days or more in one place.

Q) Eski mo capave vinne musafir dans maurice?
A) Oui, quand ou finne sorti de ou l`endroit et ou alle ene l`endroit k iso chemin prend 77 kms ou plus. Par example si ou sorti G Bay pou alle Airport par chemin Black River a travers Le Morne, alors ou musafir quand ou finne quitte ou l`endroit.

Q) Is it permissible to leave out salaah while in journey and make its qadha later?
A) Salaah is one of the important fardh from the faraidh of islaam. And salaah is fardh on every muslim man or woman, sane and baligh person, whether the person is healthy or sick, muqeem or musaafir. Therefore, one should make sure to read one’s salaah while in a journey and not make it qadha. Because leaving out a salaah, intentionally, is a major sin.
 
Q) What is the law pertaining to the sunans while in a journey?
A) It is better to read the sunan while in journey, if a person have time and there is no hurry and no fear of missing the transport. Otherwise there is no emphasis on reading the sunan. Note: There is no qasar in sunan.

Q) If a person missed a salaah while in a journey will he make qasar when making its qadha?
A) If a person missed a salah while in journey he will make qasar while making its qadha.

Q) Can a woman in haiz perform salaatul mousaafir after taking ghusal?
A) A woman started a journey with the intention of travelling four manzils (64 miles), but during the first two manzils (32 miles) she was in her monthly course. Thus, she will not be treated as a traveller and after bathing (taking ghusal) she will have to offer her full prayers. But if after purification from the monthly course, her destination is still three manzils or that she was clean when she started the journey and the menses came on her way, then she will remain a traveller and after being clean she can offer prayers as a traveller.

CHAPTER REGARDING JUM’AH SALAAH

Q) Can we pray Zohar at jummah time?
A) A woman would pray Zuhr at home. Men should read jummah. The time for both is the same as Zuhr time.

Q) When i arrived in the masjid for jumuah, the imam had already started the khutbah. Is it obligatory to read two rak'at namaz before sitting in the masjid?
A) No, it is not obligatory. It is recommended, but you may perform it afterwards.

Q) Is there jummah for the musaafir?
A) If the musafir finds himself in a place praying Jum`ah, then he may read or lead the jum`ah no problem. Else there is Zohr for him, 2 Zohr.

Q) I went to assist a jummah salat and the khutbah was done in creole, unknowingly on my part. Is my jummah salaat valid?
A) Since you were obliged by circumstances, your Jum`ah Khutbah and salaah may be valid with Arabic wordings. But many `ulamas argues that khutbah in any other language than Arabic endangers the acceptance of the khutbah itself. Khutbah is wajib and a Coranic ordain and as such cannot be made to adapt to people`s expectation. As such optionally going and performing Khutbah in other language other than Arabic is definitely out of evidence from the Coranic and Sunnah point of view and endangers one`s jum`ah. You may read our book on web: L`importance du Jum`ah.

Q) Is there a Sunnah prayer before and after Jumu’ah?
A) Yes, there are 4 before; 2 after and 4 after.

Q) In the east zone where is jumuah for students taking place, and by whom?
A) By the masjid Minhajul Islam (Mt Ida-Medine) at 15:30

Q) On jummah, is there any special salaah other than Zuhr, that women need to perform? If yes, can you please brief us?
A) Fisrt of all the salaah of Jum`ah does not apply for women (read ‘’L`importance du Jum`ah on the web). Secondly the day of Jum`ah is certainly venerated by men and women but there are no special direct applications for women. The sunnah bath and preparation for Jum`ah salaah and khutbah is applied only for men (Bukhari). As such women would pray Zuhr as usual and that also at their homes or in their prayer facilities. But they may certainly read lot of duroods on Nabi (saw) to get closer to Nabi (saw).

Q) Is it necessary to stay quiet during jumah khutbah?
A) It is waajib to stay quiet during jumah khutbah. It is mentioned in a hadith that one should not even tell a person next to him to keep quiet. Therefore, when the imaam recites the ayat : "إن الله و ملائكته يصلون على النبي" the muqtadees should read durood in their heart, not with their tongue.

Q) What must one do when one missed his jumah salaah?
A) If someone missed his jumah salaah he must read zohar not jumah salah.

Q) Is it jaiz to give khutbah in creole? Explain in detail.
A) No. Find in details under "L`importance du Jum`ah".

Q) Can women do jummah in the hall of the masjid?
A) No.

SALAATUL ISTISQAA

Q) How is swalaat ul istisqaa performed?
A) The method of this prayer is that all Muslims along with their sons, the aged men and their animals should go on foot to the jungle, simply dressed and in a very humble way while making tawbah. There they should repent and should discharge their rights and dues of those which may be due. They should not take any non-believer and rejecters with them. They should offer two Raka'ats of prayer without Azan and Iqamat in congregation and the Imam should recite loudly. Then the 2 sermons like eid should be given and then the imam should stand up facing the qiblah and raising both hands should pray to Allah for rain and all the followers should also pray. This should be done for successively 3 days and not more. But if it rains before going to the jungle or just after one day of the prayer even then three days should be completed. It is appreciable to fast during the three days and give sadaqa before going for the prayer. 

SOME MASAA'IL PERTAINING TO THE DECEASED AND QABRASTAN

Q) Can one pay the burial expenses (kafan dafan) for a mayyit as a gift/sadaqah?
A) Gift only.

Q) Can we use scented soaps or liquid soap or shampoo for giving ghusal to a mayyit?
A) Not sunnah. Use plain soap or else leaves of ‘’masson’’.

Q) Can women pray swalaat janaaza (in Makkah and Madina)? If yes, what should be read between the takbir?
A) No. The haram should be for tawaaf, zamzam, looking at the Ka`bah and making salaam to the prophet. Women should pray their salaahs in their hotel rooms.

Q) When performing janaza salah in makkah, should we make salaam on right side only or on both sides?
A) Both sides.

Q) When someone tells us about the death of his close relative, what should we tell him? is it allowed to say my condolences?
A) A muslims reply to a death is Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi raji-oun. We belong to Allah and We will all return to him. Talk about we all will go through the phase of death and we will follow the dead one day. So make sabr and patience as everything is in the hands of Allah. This is the condolence of a muslim.

Q) Is it true that if there are non-muslims infront of a deceased, farishta will not enter the room where the deceased is lying? Should non-muslims be seated separately in some other room in a funeral?
A) Yes. Yes separately seated.

Q) Can someone read the Quran and send the thawaab to a dead person? Does he receives it? Is that lawful in islam?
A) Yes, this is lawful and waited for by dead people

Q) Eski dans l`etat de haiz (regle), nous gagne droit assize cot mayyat ? Kifere ?
A) Non, li makrooh tanzeehi. Tout d`abord, nous bizin conner ki assize cote mayyat li ni sunnah et li ni ene recommendation. Donc sa pratique la li pas supporter. Donc banne madame pena pou assizer autour mayyat la jusqua li aller. Lire lor web sextion comment distribuer mo Heritage d`apres Islam. Donc quand rouh (l`ame) finne sorti, alors banne madame ki pas pe lire namaz bizin sorti depuis la chambre de mayyit la. So raison finne mentionner ki a cause presence de banne farishta. (Abu Dawood ; Shami ; Al Fiqhul Islam wa adillatouhou)
Abu Dawood:
 
النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ لَا تَدْخُلُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ بَيْتًا فِيهِ صُورَةٌ وَلَا كَلْبٌ وَلَا جُنُبٌ

Shami:
 
ويحضر عنده الطيب، ويخرج من عنده الحائض والنفساء، والجنب

Zaila`ee Sharul Kanz
 
أَبُو الْبَقَاءِ قَالَ الْكَمَالُ رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ ، وَلَا يَمْتَنِعُ حُضُورُ الْجُنُبِ وَالْحَائِضِ وَقْتَ الِاحْتِضَارِ ا هـ وَفِي شَرْحِ الدُّرَرِ لِلْبُخَارِيِّ وَيُخْرَجُ مِنْ عِنْدِهِ الْحَائِضُ وَالنُّفَسَاءُ وَالْجُنُبُ

Al fiqhul Islam wa adillatouhou
 
ويقول: «بسم الله ، وعلى ملة رسول الله، اللهم يسِّر عليه أمره، وسهِّل عليه ما بعده، وأسعده بلقائك، واجعل ما خرج إليه خيراً مما خرج عنه» قال الحنفية: ويخرج من عنده الحائض والنفساء والجنب، لامتناع حضور الملائكة بسببهم.

Q) What should be read during ziyarat in qabarastan?
A) One may read the salaam dua in Masnoon dua on the web. Then one may read Qur-aan and other duas.

Q) After janaaza salaat, should we do salaam only to the right side or to both side?
A) Both side

Q) Can one read the Quranic ayats by heart in the qabrastaan? I saw people reading from small kitaabs in front of the grave, is this permissible?
A) Permissible.
 
Q) Is the burial of muslims in the sea according to Islamic Laws?
A) Only for those who died in a ship. Else for those who died on land, it is necessary to bury them on land.

Q) Is it a blessing or biddah to visit kabarastan for shabe barat?
A) It is a sunnah to visit qabrastan on that night. (Ibn Majah Tirmizi)
But sure it is not sunnah to picnic there.

Q) As i already know Allah likes the ones who like to come to him but i extremely fear death and punishment in the Qabar, what should i do to overcome this?
A) To remedy this, perform the religious duties regularly. 5 times daily salaah and waking up for tahajud crying for your past sins and also try to give sadaqah daily. Read surah Mulk daily after maghrib and make this dua 25 times: allahoumma barik lana fil maut wafima ba`bal maut. When you have sent lot of good actions for your life after death, then you would feel better as the ultimatum comes.

Q) Can i make isaal-e-sawaab for a non-Muslim who helped me a lot?
A) No. It is not permissible to make dua or any other ibaadat on behalf of a person who died without imaan.

Q) Once, while going to a mayyat for salaat ul janazah, it was decided to be done in a nearby masjid, the imam there refused to allow that the mayyat (Who was a lady) to enter the main hall of prayer saying that woman is not allowed into the masjid and this applies also to the woman who passed away. I was like shocked and quizzed about this situation and many questions arose in my head. Having already read an article from you on that subject stipulating that woman going to masjid is forbidden, if i got you right, because of nowadays fitnah. But my main question will be that what fitnah was there to forbid a mayyat(woman) from entering the main hall of prayer? I would be pleased if it is possible for you to quote any relevant informations on this subject.
A) The imam was right to refuse the mayyit from going through the shar`eemasjid (main masjid hall). This the general rule that apply to all mayyit, and specifically women mayyit. The reason is that the holy prophet (SAW) prescribed that the area of masjid is for `ibadat and any impurities should be kept away from the masjid. The mayyit although cleaned, but there may be impure matter like blood, urine, etc that may come out involuntarily from a deadbody. That is why the mayyit should be kept away from the shar`ee masjid and the salaatul janaza should be carried outside the shar`ee masjid.

Q) Is it correct that shoes/slippers should be removed when walking in the Qabrastaan and in between graves?
A) It is permissible to walk with slippers, etc in the grave yard. Care should be taken that the shoe is not soiled with impurities and is of halaal skin.

Q) What is the Sunnah way of carrying/following the Janaazah?
A) Carry each of four sides on shoulders for ten paces each. Follow from behind and do not sit in the qabrastan until the janaza is put to ground.

Q) Is there a specific du'a to read while carrying/following the Janaazah?
A) No

Q) How to read namaz janaza?
A) It is compulsory to formulate intention and then to say 4 takbeers during the salaah. When the imam says Allahu Akbar, raise your hand and recite softly the takbeer. Then read thana. After second takbeer, read durood-e-Ibrahim. After third takbeer, read dua as per sunnah. Recite the fourth takbeer and make salaam with the imam. Find the respective duas in the Masnoon duas on the web.

THINGS WHICH BREAK THE SALAH AND THOSE WHICH DO NOT

Q) After reading attihiyaat, if a person's wazu broke is the namaz counted? Because i heard that after attihiyaat whatever mistake u make u don't have to make sajda sahu.
A) True no sajda sahu after attuhiyat, but you still need to accomplish the wajib of two salaams. Hence if one`s wuzu break after attihiyat and before salaam, then still one will need to reread the salaah.

Q) While performing salat, if one drops an eye on the other side, does this break the salat?
A) No. But it is against sunnah.

Q) If someone passes in front of someone else performing salat, does this break his salat?? is it a sin?
A) No. It is a sin for the passer by. The musalli should also put a satar or a stick in front of him to allow people to cross.


OTHER QUESTIONS REGARDING SALAH


Q) Is it permissible to perform nawaafil after asr salah?
A) No, not allowed.

Q) Si dans namaaz asr, dan 1ere rakaat mem mone bilier dan ki rakaat mo ete ki mo bizin faire?
A) Continuer lor seki ou penchant plus fort. Sinon prend comme si c`est ou premier rakat et faire 2 sajdahs sahu en dernier.

Q) Is it permissle to use our arm to stop someone from passing infront of a person praying namaaz?
A) Allowed. The human body may be used as a satar shield.

Q) If wudhu breaks during last rakaat, should the whole swalaat be replaced or just one rakaat?
A) The whole salaah should be repeated.

Q) Can i pray esha salaat while the clock strikes midnight..is the salaat valid?
A) Yes, it is valid.

Q) Does the time to pray zohar salaat ends with the time at which assar salaat starts?
A) Yes, practically.

Q) Is it permissible to close our eyes in namaz to concentrate?
A) It is makrooh to close the eyes during salaah. However, one may do it if one lacks concentration in salaah.

Q) If a person can't concentrate in namaz what must he do?
A) Concentration is long term process. Reading long nafil salaah and trying to ponder upon the meanings may help in the process. But in due process, try to visualize Allah in front of you and dispell any thoughts as soon as we realise. Control your gaze as described in salaah sections.

Q) I would like to know if we are sinful if we abandon sunna mouakadah of salat fajr, zuhr, magrib and esha.
A) Yes, it is a sin. See our book ''L`importance du Jum`ah'' for more details.

Q) If i only do faraz in namaz what is the consequences?
A) You would be sinning.

Q) Can you explain how to replace rakaats we have missed when joining jamaat?
A) Take the general rule that you need to consider to sit on every two rakaats basing on the start of your salaah (not that of imaam). But for as qiraat or reading, you need to read on basis of first rakaat missed, and then the second rakaat missed, and so on. Example: If someone missed 2 rakaats from Maghrib: stand up after salaam and sit in the first rakaat that you performed. You need to sit because this is the second rakaat of your salaah. In this rakaat you would have to read surah fatiha and a surah because this is the qiraat of the first rakaat of Maghrib. After qaedah(first sitting), then stand up and read surah fatiha and a surah, because this is the qiraat for second rakaat of Maghrib. And then complete the salaah normally. If you missed three rakaats of Zuhr, then after salaam stand to read Surah Fatiha and a surah and then sit in this rakaat. Then stand up to read surah fatiha and a surah but after sajdah, you would stand up and read only surah fatiha.

Q) Mo finne faire perte, eski mo bizin lire namaz ?
A ) Si zenfant la finne prend forme (c.a.d. so silhouette finne prend forme humain), alors du sang ki pe gagner c`est nifaas. 40 jours maximum pas lire namaz. Si zenfant panne prend forme et seulement du sang et banne boute la chair ki pe dessane, alors bizin guette dernier date haiz. Si ena 15 jours ou plus entre date de dernier haiz et perte la, alors c`est haiz et 10 jours maximum pas lire namaz. Et si pena 15 jours entre les deux, alors lire namaz parceki c`est istihadha. Mais quand 15 jours finne passe entre dernier haiz et sa saignement la, alors c`est haiz et compte maximum 10 jours pas lire namaz.
 
Q) Can I get more info on 35yers of missed salah. How can it be paid back? Plz help.
A) First of all try to replace one day salaah everyday. That is try to replace one Fajr, one Zohr, one Assr...and witr everyday at certain time. Then make a will that your inheritor may acquit for any salaah left at one sadaqatul fitr amount for each salaah. You will need to pay Rs 75 for each salaah, for 6 salaahs everyday (including witr). Do inform your inheritor or someone close about the amount as you keep replacing your salaah.

Q) How to perform kazaa namaz?
A) First make intention. It is necessary to know which salaah and when it was missed. If you know exactly which salaah and when it was missed, then formulate your intention as such. For example, the assr salaah that I missed last Sunday. But if you do not remember when and which salaah, then start as such: My first Fajr that I missed from whence I was baaligh. Then my first Zuhr that I missed from whence I was baaligh. My first Zuhr....etc. There is a chart that someone intelligently did on the subject. (below)  Click to download

Q) Which duah should be recited between 2 sijdah?

A) اللهم اغفر لي ، وارحمني ، واهدني ، وعافني ، وارزقني

Allahoummagh fir li war Ham ni wahdini wa `afini war zuqni. (Mustadrak Hakim)

Q) If we have miss a salah muakadah,what should we do?
A) Replace it as soon as possible in non makruh times on the same day. Else if not replaced on the same day, then make tawbah and istighfar.

 
Q) Please tell me the time for tahajjud prayer. Does it end with azan fajr or 5 mins before?
A) About 2:30am till the end of Sehri time. Find the sehri time on the web
 
Q) How do we pray tahajud and what should we read before?
A) Wake up in the last part of the night before Sehri time. You may pray 2 rakats or 4 rakats. Most of the time, the prophet read 8 rakats tahajud. Else you may also do 12 rakats. Better if you do 2 by 2 rakats. Recommended that you read in a slightly audible voice and read how long you can (at least 10 ayahs). You may read whatever you know from the Qur-aan and there is nothing fixed. Lengthen your ruku` and your sajdahs. After salaah make du`a crying or else make as if you are crying.

 Q) What is the haram time for offering namaz?
A) It is makrouh Tahreemi to offer salaah at sunrise, zawaal and sunset. One should abstain from any nafil after Fajr and after Assr.
 
Q) Where should my gaze be in roukou and sajdah ?
A) When saying the first takbeer, one should look towards the qiblah; when standing, the gaze should be at the place of making sajdah; in roukou: between the two toes; in sajdah: on the tip of the nose; when sitting: on the thighs and when making salaam: on the shoulders.
 
Q) Last week, I missed Zuhr salaat. I replaced it on the same day after Maghrib. Is it good?
A) The qaza is counted insha Allah.

Q) Is there any prayer to read when there is eclipse?
A) Yes, there are salaah that are sunnate muakkadah for eclipses. For solar eclipse, there is 2 rakaats congregation salaah in masjid. And for moon eclipse there is 2 rakats salaah at home. Read Allah u Akbar lot, make dua and give sadaqahs. Note that the shariah prescribe these in those circumstances where the eclipses are visible to the eyes. Eclipses are the signs of Allah and do not carry any omen as such. (Bukhari).

Q) Can perfumes containing alcohol denat be used when performing namaz?
A) Yes.

Q) If someone had her menses at 12:25, does she have to replace zohr (starting time 12:12) when she is clean?
A) No, she don`t have to replace her Zohr.

Q) When performing Esha Namaz, consist of 2 times 2 rakaa nafl, can we combine both together making it 4rakaats takbir?
A) Permissible, but not recommended.

Q) Is it permissible to perform nafil salah or to recite Qur’an and send its isaal-e-sawaab to the marhooms?
A) Yes.

Q) Is it true that women are recommended to perform their salaah in the starting time of each salaah, even if congregation`s azaan has not called yet?
A) Yes, it is true. The holy prophet (saw) gave a general ruling that the best of time for salaah to be performed is in the beginning time of every salaah. (Tirmizi) Women are recommended to perform salaah at home alone, in the inner section of their rooms. And there is no recommendation for them to join congregation. As such, women are recommended to perform their salaah in the beginning portion of the salaah time. We have accommodated the starting time of every salaah on our salaah time table on the web. But as far as men are concerned, they should join to congregation of the masjid. It is a sin and a sign of hypocrisy for men to leave congregation. (Hadiths)

Q) If someone is feeling very sleepy while praying (namaz) but he doesn't close his eyes. is the namaz accepted?
A) Accepted.

Q) What should we do if while performing salaat we realise that a piece of food remained stuck in our teeth?
A) Try to take out without any movement of hands if possible. With the tongue you may push it out. Do not swallow. Else you may use the fingers of one hand to relieve your mouth. Know the masla that if you swallow the size of food of a chickpea(gramme) in salaah, then this would break your salaah.

Q) What are the rulings on missed prayers?
A) One should replace them.

Q) A salaat is completed after salaam or after supplication? if wudhu breaks during supplication, do we need perform salaat again?
A) A salaat ends with the second salaam with the wording’’assalaam’’. If wudhu break after salaam, then no need to perform again. But if wudhu break before second salaam, then the whole salaat need to be done again

Q) If water facilities are not available in the toilets at college, can we perform namaz after urination and make use of toilet paper only? A) Yes, if the impurity on the body did not exceed a diameter of 3 cms

Q) Is my salah valid if my mouth stinks like garlic or onion?
A) The salah is valid, but it is makrooh to enter the masjid with this smell.

Q) Can i replace assar after doing my esha salah?
A) Yes, if you have on your account 6 or more salaah that you missed before. But better replace as soon as possible.

Q) Can you tell the benefit of tahajud salaat, i really want to do it regularly but i'm stag in my sleep.
A) It is the most honourable nafil salaah. One has protection and special attention of Allah Ta`ala. One find that time the realm of nearness to Allah Ta`ala and it is the practice of pious people. 
 
Q) What is the last hour for reading tahajjud salah?
A) Before sehri. 
 
Q) C`est quoi la salaat de Ishraaq?
A) Ishraaq : Une quinzaine de minute après le lever du soleil, on peut faire deux fois 2 rakats de ishraaq. Si on est rester assis depuis les salaats fajr, le vertu d`un hajj et d`un `umrah peut etre obtenu de cette salaah. Chaast : Apres que la chaleur du soleil s`est intensifier et que l`heure est d`environs 9heures ou 10 heures, alors on peut faire 2, 4, 8 ou même 12 rakats. Il est dit dans un hadith de Abu Dawood que l`anatomie de l`homme contient 360 jointures. Sur chaqu`un d`entre eux on doit un sadaqah. Mais seulement 2 rakats de Chaast sufit les 360 sadaqahs. See more on web article: la salaat a l`heure prescrite.

Q) Is it permissible to read the same surah everyday in Tahajjud?
A) Permissible

Q) What is the latest time to do tahajjud namaz?
A) Just before sehri. In fact the ending time is Sehri time.

Q) How many rakaat are there in Ishraq Salaat?
A) 2 rakats is sufficient and one can pray until 12 rakats.

Q) How many rakaat are there in Ishraq Salaat?
A) 2 rakats is sufficient and one can pray until 12 rakats.

Q) I missed some namaz when i was a youngster. What are the consequences if i don't replace them?
A) Try to replace them as much as you can. It will be a debt on you until you replace them. Else keep on asking istighfaar and be regular with your salaah until death.

Q) Is it permissible for a woman to read namaz behind her father in law or brother in law?
A) There is no jamaat for women even at home. As such even behind father in law not tolerable. 

 Q) Did the shari’ah prescribed anything for the 15th night Of Shabaan (shabe Barat)?
A) Yes, one should make lots of ibaadat during this night and fast during the day.

Q) When do we need to fast for shabe baraat?
A) 13, 14 and 15 is more recommended.

Q) Is it recommended to spend the night in `ibadah on 15th Sha`baan? Is that hadith not weak?
A) Although some ahadiths narrated on the virtues of 15th Sha`baan may be weak, but there are definitely other narrations that is Hassan and ‘’good hadith’’. In fact the hadith mentioned in Ibn Majah is qualified as Hassan and good by Sheikh Albany. Nonetheless, the virtues of the night is supported by other ahadiths in other books like Tirmizi, Baihaqi, Tabrani, Musnad Ahmad and Shu`abul Imaan. Else nobody can contest the virtue of fasting in the month of Sha`baan and hence particularly the 13th, 14th and 15th day of the month. The hadith of Bukhari is clear enough to enlighten us that the prophet fasted almost the whole month of Sha`baan. As such it is recommended to fast during the month and also on the 15th day of Sha`baan.

Q) Is it a blessing or biddah to visit kabarastan for shabe barat?
A) It is a sunnah to visit qabrastan on that night. (Ibn Majah Tirmizi) But sure it is not sunnah to picnic there.

Q) Mehraj means what? what do people do on that particular day?
A) The Mi`raj is the miraculous ascention that the holy prophet did with angel Gabriel From Makkah to Jerusalem. Al Isra is also known as mi`raj and consist of the ascension from Jerusalem to the skies and the Heavens. As you may read on the article on Mi`raj, the exact date is not known for sure. This implies that sababas did not celebrate or venerate a particular day for Mi`raj. The way to venerate the Mi`raj is to establish the 5 times daily salaahs every day. This is the regular communication between us and Allah Ta`ala.

Q) Is a namaz performed in haram shareef worth 100000 namaz's reward performed in another masjid?
A) A fard equals to 100000 worth other masjid than Madinah and Baitul Maqdas.

Q) Is it permissible to perform namaz with pyjama?
A) Namaz indesirable. Sometimes done ok. But if done continuously makrooh.

Q) If doing namaz in pyjama but you have also put on Jilbab..Is it still makrooh??
A) No more makrooh.

Q) Can a woman perform a faraz namaz (jamat) behind her husband, i.e. only two of us?
A) Permissible once. Must not make it a habit.

Q) Replacing esha salaat on the next day after doing asr?
A) Permissible for the one who has more than 6 slaahs on his account due. Else it is a sin to delay replacing the salaah.

Q) If the wrist or ankle of a woman opens up while in salah, does this break her salah?
A) If a quarter of that part of the body opens up for the time of 3 tasbeehs, then this nullifies the salaah. But if less than a quarter or less than 3 tasbeehs, then salaah is valid.

Q) Is it correct if someone perform his namaz faraz while being seated?
A) No, unless invalid and unable to stand.

Q) I have read on the internet website of www.SAHNA.org that Alcohol Denat not from 'khamr-asli' category is permissible. Can we perform Salaat after putting a perfume or Attar containing Alcohol Denat?
A) Yes, you may use such perfumes.
 
Q) Can tahiyyatul masjid be done at Zawaal time?
A) No. Find the detailed answer on Tahiyyatul masjid in the article: the status of tahiyyatul masjid.

Q) When we are going to do salaah, when exaclty should we make our intention?
A) Anytime before takbeer tahreemah. Better renew just before takbeer.

Q) Is it mentioned that when someone uses miswaak before reading namaz, the reward increases by 70 times?
A) Yes, sahih hadith.
 
Q) I have read a couple of hadiths from Bukhari (Book 1, volume 12, hadith 702 to 706) about raising hands on saying Takbir for bowing and raising from bowing. I have never learned doing this way and most imams behind whom I have prayed don't do it either? I would like to know if there is a specific reason why we should or should not take these hadiths into account? Should we do it since there are several hadiths mentioning that the Prophet (saw) did it?
A) You need to know that your salaah should be that type of salaah that the prophet lastly performed. According to hanafis, the hadith mentioned is sahih but it was not the last practice of the prophet. The last practice was that there was no raising of hands but at starting takbeer as mentioned by Ibn Abbas (r.a.).
 
Q) What is the last time that i can pray Swalaatul Ishraak?
A) You may pray until about 10 am.
 
Q) In the namaz zohr, asr, magrib and esha. Which sunnah is the sunnah muaakida?
A) 4 before Zohr, 2 after Zohr. 2 after maghrib. 2 after esha.
 
Q) Can i pray salaat in car? for example i am at Eben Way with family and its maghrib. Can i pray in my car?
A) No, you can`t pray farz salaah in the car. You should pray on the ground standing.
 
Q) In sahih bukhari the prophet (pbuh) said : Pray as you seen me prayed. He didn't didn't say only men then why is women salaat different from men?
A) We have explicitly mentioned the ahadiths that specifically deal with women`s salaah in the article: les postures de la femme et celles de l'homme . Please see them there.
 
Q) Assume a husband and his wife are going somewhere and during swalaat time, the man stops his car to a masjid (a masjid which has no place for women to do namaz) and goes inside for swalaat, can the woman perform her swalaat in the car itself?
A) No, she cannot. Because qiyaam i.e. standing in salaah is farz, the wife should step down and pray on the ground. On the ground she may also find the Qiblah condition easily as well. Should someone done her salaat in the car, she should repeat it.

Q) Can we replace zohr or fajr prayers after Assr and is it permissible to read Quran after Assr prayer?
A) Yes both permissible.
 
Q) Can we make other masnoon duas in sajdah while in namaz or should we only recite subhanallah?
A) You may read Arabic masnoon duas in sajdahs of nafil salaahs only.

Q) Est qu'Il est permis aux hommes de faire l’intention de l’itekaf lorsqu’ils entrent dans la mosquee pour les 5 salahs quotidiens.
A) Recommender selon les ulamas.
Q) Est ce que les dames peuvent faire de meme chez elles lorsqu’elles entrent dans la chambre où elles font regulierement leurs 5 salaahs quotidiennes?
A) Non.
Q) Est ce que les dames peuvent faire de meme chez elles lorsqu’elles entrent dans la masjid al haram ou masjid nabawi?
A) Oui. Mais elle ne partira pas au masjid sauf pour faire le salaam au Rawdah du prophet SAW. Les salaats devront accomplir a l`hotel.
 
Q) Today i was reading tahajjud just few minutes before fajr. While in namaz, fajr azan started, so i broke the namaz. Did i do the right thing? When should i make qaza of it?
A) Any time or tomorrow tahajjud time. Should have shortened the salaah and not break it. Now it is compulsory to make the qazaa of that salaah.

Q) How to perform istikharah namaz for a love affair? Must the parents do it or the person himself should do it?
A) It is better for the person himself to do it. However, it is also permissible for someone else to do it on his behalf. The method of performing istikharah can be found in the masnoon dua book on the web.

Q) If a person started asar salah and while in salah maghrib azan started. Should we break the asar salah or continue with it? Will it be counted or will it become qaza?
A) Continue with it. If he has been able to do one rakaat, then ada else qadha.

Q) Reffering to the masla above, that means a person must be starting asar while the sun is setting and then ending his asar namaz in maghrib time (meaning after the sun has set). But is it not haram to read namaz when the sun is setting?
A) Not haraam for the assr of the day. Not haraam, but makrooh tahreemi with less tahreemi as when sun rise. Reasons: The holy prophet saw prayed the assr on Ahzaab at sun set(Bukhari). But he waited and walked for fajr in ''Lailatut ta`rees.'' Whole bahas in Tahawi.
 
Q) Eski capave lire namaz avec la saune?
A) Oui, faire wuzu ou tayammum apres chaque azaan.
 
Q) Can we perform the sunnah of fajr, after fardh salaat with jammat, and before sunrise?
A) No. This is not permissible and is definitely against the established sunnah.
 
Q) Am i a saaheb-e-tarteeb: i used to read all my namz since i became baligh, only on saturdays i had tuition (leaving home from 7 in the morning and arriving at 5 in the evening). I used to make kaza of the zohar as soon as i reached home. Note: But i never asked my teacher if he could allow me to perform namaz by him.
A) If you have replaced all missed salaahs, then yes you are sahibe tarteeb. But if you still have 6 or more salaahs on your account unreplaced, then you are not sahebe tarteeb.
 
Q) Can we perform salah (farz, wajib or nafil) in a car/ship/plane when they are moving? Must we sit or stand? Do we need to repeat the namaz afterwards? Which qiblah to follow?
A) It is farz and obligatory to read farz salaah on time in all conditions including during travelling. Even during air flight, ship travel or bus travelling, one should find a way to pray in the specified times. It is farz to stand and hence one should try the opportunity to stand. If one is prevented to stand, or does not find any place to stand, then one should do the salaah in the sitting position. Then when one get the land, then one should redo the salaah. If one stood and read salaah in the plane or ship, then no need to replace salaah. The easier way to find Qiblah is to ask someone on board or anybody acquainted with the area. One may calculate the qiblah from a geographical map that shows which direction the plane is going and then find approximately the qiblah.
 
Q) What's the reward/fazilat of being a saahibe tarteeb ?
A) Since a sahibe tarteeb has no debt of salaah towards Allah, that person is always cared by All Mighty and his account is in his favour.
 
Q) What are the sunnah muakkadah salats?
A) These are 12 rakats that the prophet did not leave even during travels.

Q) What is the best time to read Tahajud prayer?
A) One hour before sehri time.

 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
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