Fatawas - Prayer

Fatawas - Prayer

ID: 1817 | Date: 2023-04-22
Praying in train.

assalamu alaikum, I work as a train driver and work mostly in the evenings. It happens that I miss the Maghrib prayer. The cabin I work in is not that clean and is narrow i cant use prayer mat there. My question is, Can I sit or stand besides my driver's seat and do sajda in air,  if it becomes magrib while I'm working and don't have time to go to the break room. I always try to do namaz in the break room but at magrib I often work on the train and have short breaks. On those short breaks, I don't have time to go to the rest room. Those are very short breaks.



ID: 1789 | Date: 2023-03-25
Issue related to thought of passing gas

Assalamu alaikum Mufti sahab,

I have a question regarding thoughts of passing gas during salah. I have read a hadith where prophet(saw) mentions to verify if one has actually passed gas or farted is through the smell or the sound. While offering salah or on the way to salah I sometimes have this feeling that I have passed gas but I don't hear any sound or smell anything.

Usually after using restroom or taking a bath when I prepare myself for namaz I sometimes have this feeling of something passing but I am not even applying any pressure nor does my stomach makes sound. I feel it's sometimes because of water not being cleaned from the back part that it creates a small bubble or gas between the area. 

Can you advice on what should be done under this circumstances. Should one break their salah or continue and ignore such thoughts unless one can confirm on the sound or smell of fart?

Jazakallahu khayran

ID: 1784 | Date: 2023-03-24
How Many Ayat to Recite in Namaz

Assalamo Alaykum Honorable Mufti SaheB;  Is following statement true?  I am asking because Imam at our masjid recites only one ayat during Taraweeh in each rakat.

"On the other hand, there is evidence that reading one verse after Al-Faatihah is sufficient. Al-Daaraqutni reported from Ibn ‘Abbas that “He read Al-Faatihah and one Ayah (verse) from Chapter Al-Baqarah in each Rak'ah."

ID: 1738 | Date: 2022-12-24
Fidyah for qadha salah for my 93 year old father

Note: I asked this question over 1 year ago. I think it may have been forgotten. So, asking again.

As-Salmu Alaikum, My father is 93 years old. All his life he has been punctual with salah. When I was a child I remember seeing him pray qadha-umri for missed salahs. So, I assume that he had made up for any missed salahs already. Now he is 93 years old. A friend suggested that he should pay fidyah for any missed salahs. The problem is that my father's memory is very weak now. He gets confused easily. I asked him if he had missed any salahs in his life that he still needs to make up for, but he is not sure. He said maybe in his younger years he had missed salahs, or maybe if he had missed salahs then combined together that will be 1 year of missed salahs in total. He is not sure and his memory cannot be trusted. Even if we assume 1 year (which may be wrong), that is around $22,000 in fidyah. He has $6,000 saved. He also gets around $600 each month in supplemental security income from the government. Does he need to pay fidyah? How much to pay? What if he passes away? I am not sure what to do. Please advise. I can even call if needed. Jazk-Allh, Ahmad Siddiqi 

ID: 1657 | Date: 2022-07-11
کپڑے کے بارے میں

اسلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

جناب مفتی صاحب،

۱) ان کپڑو کو (یعنی موزے، شرٹے، وغیرہ) پہنا جن پر پومہ (Puma) کی علامت لگی ہوئی ہے دروست ہے یا نہیں؟

۲) ایسے کپڑو میں امامت کرنے کے بارے مے آپ کی کیا رائے ہے؟

و اسلام

ID: 1613 | Date: 2022-04-08
Sunnah Two Rakat of Farz

A Muqtadi came late after theJamat of Farz of Fajr started so he prayed two rakat Sunnah before joining the jamat.  Another Muqtadi told him that he should have joined the Jamat without praying sunnah because there are hadiths that prohibits praying Sunnah while Jamat has begun.  Can you please explain with refrences if this brother did it right by completeing the Sunnah first.  He did not miss Jamat in praying Sunnah. 

ID: 1397 | Date: 2021-05-27
Jummah prayers

Can 3 persons (imaam + 2 Mussali)offer Jummah salah need some clarification as i have heard we cant do it. at least 3 musaali + imaam ie 4 persons required can you put some light on it asap.

ID: 1391 | Date: 2021-05-19
Dua after Tahahhud in first Queda in Jamat

In Zuhr, Asr, or Isha, can muqtadi read dua after Tahahhud in first Qaeda.

ID: 1390 | Date: 2021-05-19
Isha Namaz Five Rakat mistakenly by Imam

Assalamo Alaykum Honorable Mufti saheb:

If Imam performs five Rakats of Isha by mistake and did not realize it but after Tasleem Muqtadi informs that imam perfomed five rakats, does the Namaz have to be repeated?

ID: 1383 | Date: 2021-05-12
Friday prayers

As salam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu 

Can the same imam lead more than one jumaa prayers on the same day?

JazakumAllah khair 

ID: 1368 | Date: 2021-04-23
Taraweeh Question

As salaam alaikum Mufti saab,

Few people in my familly started saying that we dont have to pray 20 Rakah Taraweeh as Prophet Mohammed S.A.W didnot pray 20 Rakah. But i am from Hyderabad india and we always paryed 20 Rakaah.  I am confused now and my kids are also confused. Can you please give me references on why we pray 20 Rakah instead of 8 or some random number as Prophet Mohammed S.A.W didnot pray 20.



ID: 1336 | Date: 2021-03-21
Itikaf Question

As-Salaam 'Alaykum,

There is a Masjid in front of my house where I normally pray at. It was previously a school building that was purchased and converted into a Madrasah and Masjid. Currently the 5 daily Salah are being prayed in the Masjid portion of the building in the Sunnah manner (without gapping). The Jumuah Salah used to be performed in the Masjid, but ever since summer of 2020 it has been moved to the gymnasium portion of the building due to COVID. The Jumuah is prayed with gapping. The gymnasium and Masjid are in the same building (under the same roof), but the gymnasium is outside of the Hudud of the Masjid.

There is another Masjid that is approximately a 12 minute drive away where the Jumuah is prayed in the actual Masjid in the Sunnah manner (without gapping).

I am intending to perform Sunnah ‘Itikaf in my local Masjid. My question is where should I pray Jumu’ah? If I pray in the gymnasium will it break my Sunnah ‘Itikaf because it is not in a Masjid? Must I drive to the Masjid that is farther away for Jumu’ah? Will my ‘Itikaf still be intact if I leave the Jumu’ah in the gymnasium next to my local Masjid and drive to the farther Masjid? What would be the most preferable option?

ID: 1284 | Date: 2021-01-08
Jummah Prayer


Please let me know, when Jummah prayer will start again, I live by 6201 N. California Avenue, Chicago
IL 60659, jazakallah.


Five Pillars of Islam
ID: 1194 | Date: 2020-09-14
Salawat on the Prophet in Salah

I was wondering when in in sitting position of any salah saying (Ataheyato lila he wasalwatu watayibatu) part and we say "Peace be upon you, oh prophet of Allah and the mercy of Allah and his blessings" Are we speaking to the prophet when we say that?

Five Pillars of Islam
ID: 1190 | Date: 2020-09-13
Hukam of wearing Amama (turban) during salat


is Wearing Amama is sunna in salat ? 
zaid always emphasize on wearing amama in salat and sometimes
 says that if anyone does not  wear Amama in salat then he is stupid , 

while Bakar said to him that it's sunna of Libas but not sunna of salat and if someone don't wear in his outer life than salat and can't go in Majalis with amama then for him it's not necessary to wear in salat , there is no Karahat  in salat by avoiding Amama in salat but if he sometimes wears it's ok but not making it necessary or making a part of salat , just to make it compulsory , otherwise it a mustahab thing is emphasized and taken to an extent by considering it as a lazim and Wajib , then it's necessary to leave that mustahab because it emphasized to an extreme extent should must be left that mustahab . 
but zaid says if he avoids amama in salat then he is losing Fazeela in his salat while Bakar says if it's not a habitual wearing custom thing and was then avoided in salat will not make any Karahat in salat and sometimes if he wears then it's ok but don't make it compulsory so that by avoiding it considering people are becoming stupid , especially zaid was talking about imam , that if imam is not wearing amama during leading salat then he is stupid . 

please clarify that who is right , zaid or Bakr ? 
And what is the reality of Amama for an imam by using it in America during leading salat .

ID: 1166 | Date: 2020-08-20
More than one Jumah at Masjid

As salaam ale kum dear Imams 
In these unprecedented and trying times, May Allah protect us all and bless us. Aameen.
As we are in a 'new normal', I was wondering if we can have more than one (two) juma salah in the masjid, provided both salah start and finsih within permissible time. This is mainly for 2 reasons:
1. we create an environment where the current distancing can be managed, and
2. as schedules are getting unmanageable with the new normal, we all have an opportune possibility to make juma salah to allow more brothers/isters to join who otherwise reluctanat to come due to large crows.

Please let us know


ID: 1161 | Date: 2020-08-08
Qiblah Direction

In California, all Masjid's have a Qiblah direction of Northeast 23°. There's one Masjid, where they're stating that the Northeast Qiblah direction is incorrect, therefore, they changed the Qiblah direction to East. Due to this change, is it permissible to pray Namaaz? It would be incredibly helpful if a detailed answer was provided. Please explain how the Qiblah direction of Northeast 23° was achieved and why the East Qiblah direction is incorrect. We are having issues at the Masjic. Thank you for your time. Jazakallah. 

ID: 1137 | Date: 2020-07-03
Prayer with imam does not have wudu

Asalamu Alaikum 

I am in saudi arabia. In our masjid we have Humbli fiqqah imam and in fajar salat imam resting with his back while sitting and some time he sleeps and take short nap. At iqqamah he stands up for prayer and lead salat. Maybe it is acceptable in his madahab that wudu does not break with short nap while resting with his back but according to imam abu hanifa it breaks wudu and salat is not valid.

Please provide guidance what should musalli do to this salat.

JszzakAllah khair


ID: 1094 | Date: 2020-05-21
Number of Takbir in Eid Salah

Asak Brothers and Sisters

I have a question regarding the number of takbir to pray in eid ul fitr and eid ul adha salah. In the past I have always prayed and was taught to pray eid salah with 6 takbir. However recently it has come to my attention that Prophet Mohammed PBUH had possibly prayed 12 takbir. 7 in first rakah and 5 in second. I did some research on my own and found the hadith in the book "Prayer according to Sunnah" by Darrusalaam as well as a video by Dr. Zakir Naik who also quoted the same hadith. Video link: https://youtu.be/ElVT3Oz1UwA. In both hadith the following is the citation: "Abu Dau'd, As Salat, Chapter: Takbir in the two Eid prayers, Hadith: 1151.

If any clarification can be provided that would be appreciated and if it's true that the Prophet PBUH read 6 takbir as well, please provide hadith for reference  

Jazakallah Khair


ID: 1091 | Date: 2020-05-20
Forgetting to say takbeers during 1st Rakah of a Fard Prayer

Assalam Alaikum,

While praying 4 rakah Zuhr (Fardh) in Jamaat I forgetfully missed saying the takbeers "Allahu Akbar" while going in Sujood and Ruku. At the end of 1st Rakah I had doubts that I may have missed saying takbeers. But I carried on the remainder of the prayers and finished WITHOUT Sajda Sahw. I confirmed with others after I finished that I missed the takbeers in 1st rakah.

In this situation, what should the musalleen should have done since they knew I did an error in missing the takbeer? And was I correct in continuing the prayers and ending without Sajda Sahw? Do I need to offer a Qadha Prayer for this situation? And if yes do the musalleen also have to offer qadha for this situation?

Jazakallah Khairan.

ID: 1087 | Date: 2020-05-18
Witr salah

Asak, I need to know the correct way of reading Witr. I've been reading Witr like the maghrib salaah ( with the addition of the second takbeer and dua e qunut in the third rakah)for my entire life. I recently learned that it was not liked by the prophet to make the Witr salaah like maghrib salaah. I need evidence that the way I've been reading for all these years is a correct method. Maybe with some Hadith

Thank you.

ID: 1085 | Date: 2020-05-17
Missed Prayers

Assalam alaikum,

If one accidentally (and not out of habit or wantedly) sleeps through a time of prayer, like Fajr, Asr, when should the Kaza prayer be offered? I heard that one should offer the missed prayer as soon as they wake up but aren't there certain times of the day when one is prohibited to offer namaz. SO what should one must do if one wakes up during this prohibited time of the day for offering namaz? 

Jazakallah Khairan.

ID: 1081 | Date: 2020-05-16
Eid prayer

Assalamoalykum Dear Mufti Sahab,

In the current pandemic, is it allowed to pray eid prayer with own family members? If yes, what is the minimum number of musalli required? whether eid khutbah is necessary? 

JazakAllah khairan 


ID: 1076 | Date: 2020-05-14
Question about validity of Salat ul Eid

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah
Dear respected scholars of Shariah Board,

I would like to ask a question about the Eid Prayer (Eid Namaz). To my understanding, the Eid Prayer is considered Sunnat Al Muakadah by all Schools of Jurisprudence in Islam with the exception of Hanafi. Therefore, for Hanbali, Maliki, and Shafa'ii followers, not only can they pray the Salat ul Eid at home if the Eid Gah is not reachable or if the Jama'ah is missed, they may even do so individually instead of with Jama'ah.

In connection with this, my question as three parts, as follows:

1. Does the Hanafi school of thought, considering that Salat ul Eid has the weight of a Waajib Salat, make it a binding pre-condition to pray the Eid prayer in Eid Gah, with the wider community as a congregation, for it to be VALID in the Hanafi Maslak? Meaning that if the condition is not fulfilled, observing Eid Namaz would be invalid and futile, the same as if a person intended to pray Zuhr on a normal day but without making Wudu or facing the Qiblah.

2. If the answer to 1. above is in the affirmative, is the implication that Hanafi followers may NOT pray Salat al Eid at home? This is with the assumption that all Masaajid are still closed on the Day of Eid, thus Eid Gah would not be accessible.

3. If both 1. and 2. above are answered in the affirmative, is it recommendable that each person or each family within their home do an alternative 'Ibaadah to commemorate the Eid day? E.g. praying 2 Raka'ah Nafl and making Du'aa

Jazak Allah Khairan for your consideration.

ID: 1067 | Date: 2020-05-04
Dua after Fard or completion of all rakat

Assalam alaikum,

Please let me know in the light of Sunnah when exactly should one make dua after namaz. Should dua be done after every Fard salah (is it wajib to do so if yes) or can dua be made after all the rakats are done? Can dua be skipped after Fard Salah and be made at the very end of all the rakats or does it need to be done after every Fard and also at the end of all the rakats? I have heard different versions from my friends and relatives that is why your help on this point will be very beneficial.

Jazakllah Khairan.

ID: 1063 | Date: 2020-04-29
Moving one foot to avoid getting hit while praying

Assalam alaikum,

While praying fardh salah (3 rakat Maghrib) I moved by right foot as a nearby object fell near my leg. I moved that foot in order to get hit. Will this movement invalidate my prayer? 

Jazakallah Khairan.

ID: 1059 | Date: 2020-04-26
Excessive Movement in Salah


I just have a simple question, would using two hands to fix ur topi or glasses or putting two hands behind ur back to fix ur shirt or pant be considered excessive movement and break the prayer? I've only heard of 3 movements breaking the prayer.


ID: 1056 | Date: 2020-04-24
Qada Namaz Before Zuhr

 Assalamo Alaykum Honorable Mufti Saheb:

Up to how many minutes before Zuhr start time can someone perform Qada Namaz?

ID: 1054 | Date: 2020-04-23
Permissibility of wearing clothing with a silhouette or outline of animate objects

Assalam Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu Ulama e Kiram,

I am aware of the impermissibility of wearing clothing with pictures of humans, animals, and other animated objects.

However, my question is regarding a silhouette, for examble the shape or outline of an animal on the clothing, where no features such as eyes, face, or limbs are visible. (Puma company logo for example)

  1. What is the ruling regarding praying salah with such clothing?
  2. Outside of salah, what is the ruling of wearing such clothing?

Jazakallah Khair


ID: 1036 | Date: 2020-03-21
Follow-up for Question ID 974

Assalamo Alakum Honorable Mufti Sheb:

Regarding the above response (https://shariahboard.org/fatwa/974), if there is nobody else to perfom Asr or Isha Namaz in Jamat in Hanfi time, can a person perfom his Asr and Isha Namaz home when there is no other Masjid around?

ID: 256 | Date: 2018-05-19
Correct Timing for Praying Salah


Every phone application shows multiple calculation methods for namaz timings under Hanafi school of thought, Which one should we use? Secondly, if a masjid follows other then hanafi where Isha time starts before the actual start timing hanafi, can we pray with such Imam in this case ?


ID: 255 | Date: 2018-05-18
Correct Timing for Starting Fasting and Praying Fajr Salah

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu, 

I live in Peoria, IL and there are 2 masjids and a musalla here. The masjid issues a Ramadan Salah timings calender in which the Fajr / Suhoor end time is 4:15 am whereas according to the calculation of the same in the Muslim Pro mobile application through Islamic University, Karachi, it is 3:45 am. So there is a difference of approximately 30 mins in both of the timings. Please let me know which timings to follow. 

Jazakallah Khair

ID: 251 | Date: 2018-05-16
Arrangement for Salah for Ladies


May I please know if there are any arrangments of salah for ladies in Northwestern masjid?


ID: 239 | Date: 2018-04-30
Moving Children to the Corner of a Saff


Is it permissible to move young boys (not adult) to the corner of a saff (row) while we are praying at home or masjid with Jama'ah? Please provide references as well. 

Jazakallah khair

ID: 235 | Date: 2018-04-20
Reciting Additional Supplications in Salatul Maghrib Before Going to Sajdah

Assalamo Alaykum Hadhrat: One of the imams recites Allahummahdina Feeman Hadaytah....(the complte dua) and some Qur'anic supplications with hands raised in the last raka'h of the Maghrib salah (i.e. in qawma) just  before going to sajdah.  What should a Hanafi should do in this situation.

ID: 232 | Date: 2018-04-17
Timing of the Khutbah in Salatul-Eid

Someone told me that before the year 1975, the Khutbah used to be before Salatul-Eid but after that people changed it to make the Khutbah after the Salah. I told them that this has been like this always i.e. the Khutbah of Salatul-Eid is always after Salatul-Eid. Did I tell them the correct way? Please confirm, I will be really thankful to you.

ID: 186 | Date: 2017-11-06
Etiquettes of Listening to the Adhan

What are the etiquettes of listing to the athan? Is responding to the different statements in athan fardh, wajib or mustahab?

If thtere are more than one mosques close to one’s home, is it mandatory to respond to each of the athans?

Is it permissible to talk while athan is being performed?

ID: 184 | Date: 2017-11-06
Rulings Regarding Missed Raka'at(s) in Salah with Jama'at

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullah

My question is that if someone misses one or more raka‘at when performing salah with jama‘at, how should one complete the missed raka‘at(s) after the imam has said salam? For example, if I was only able to complete one raka‘at when I joined and missed 3, how will the 3 be performed? Similarly if 2 or 1 was missed what will be the method to complete the salah? In addition, should we read sana regardless of when (in which raka‘at) we join the jama‘at?

Could you please advise us regarding a book which explains all of such rulings regarding salah so that we can improve and make our salah better?

JazakAllahu Khaira

ID: 170 | Date: 2017-10-23
Preferred Time For Fajr Salah

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullah Respected mufti sahib, I have read that the preferred time for fajr for women is early while for men it is later. If this is true, can you please give some reference from hadith?

ID: 98 | Date: 2017-06-20
Spreading Fabricated Ahadith

Respected mufti sahib, we have been receiving a lot of these messages from a lot of different people during this blessed month of Ramadhan. The message is stating that by using the method below, all of one’s Qadha salah will be fulfilled. The thing that saddens me the most is, a lot of people who are sending these messages are learned wise fellows. Please advise what should be done in this situation:

Method to offer Qadha Salah

Rasulullah Sallallaho Alyhi Wasallam said, a person whose salah (many) have been qadha and they do not know the exact number either, then they should read 4 rakat nafl salah with one salam, on the last Friday of Ramadhan with Surah al-Fatiha, followed by 7 times Ayatal-Kursi and 15 times Surah al-Kausar in each rakah. If someone’s salah for even 700 years has been missed, it will be made up for (i.e. kaffarah) by performing this one salah.

Send this message to others so that more and more people can get this precious gift before the last Jummuah of Ramadhan.

Requesting for dua

Is it permissible to send such messages on whatsapp?