Prayer Guidance

[Q-ID0449] Can I enter the Masjid and pray wearing a t-shirt that has images on it?

QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: What is the ruling on entering the masjid when wearing a shirt with small pictures of living objects printed on it? What is the ruling in case of a half (body) picture or one of just…

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[Q-ID0445] How do I pray in jama’ah (congregation) with my brother and sisters at home?

QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shari’ah say regarding the following matter, I wish to establish the jamā’ah (congregational prayer) at home; the participants of the congregation are my brother and two sisters, how shall I lead them? Questioner: Taalib from England ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب…

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[Q-ID0439] If someone has a deceased parent who had missed prayers/fasts, what can their children do for them?

⊆QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the noble Shari’ah say regarding the following matter; if a person has passed away and he had missed many salahs (ritual prayers), then what should his children do for him? Do they have to offer salah on his behalf, or give sadaqah (charity)? If they do so, will…

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[Q-ID0434] Can I skip the Sunnah prayers of Zuhr, Asr and Maghrib whilst at work?

QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the noble Shari’ah say regarding the following matter; sometimes, we must offer salah (the ritual prayer) while on duty and we have less time to do so. Can we leave the sunnah prayers of Zuhr, ‘Asr and Maghrib (the noon, afternoon and evening prayers respectively) in these situations?…

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[Q-ID0416] Can a Pub be converted into a Mosque?

QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the noble Shari’ah say regarding the following matter; can a pub be converted into a masjid? Is it permissible to pray in a masjid that was previously a pub? Please explain along with proofs.  Questioner: Wasim from Birmingham,  UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب…

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[Q-ID0414] If I missed Fajr prayer due to sleep, do I make it up as soon as I wake up?

QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the noble Shari’ah say regarding the following matter; we have been told that if someone regularly misses the Fajr prayer, he/she can pray it soon after waking up, regardless of the time. Is this correct? Is it a sin if the Fajr salah was missed due to…

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[Q-ID0412] Can I buy dolls, plastic babies & cartoons for my children? Can I pray around them?

QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: Is the purchase of dolls, miniature plastic babies and cartoons, all of which resemble living objects, permissible? Is offering salah (the ritual prayer) in a room where such toys are present permissible? Kindly provide the detailed…

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[Q-ID0398] My baby plays on the prayer mat when I pray, what should I do?

QUESTION: When I pray, my daughter who is approximately 14 months, walks on the prayer mat and tries to play with me whilst I’m in prayer, is it better that I close the door so she doesn’t come in? What if she is wearing a nappy? Questioner: Rizwan from UK ANSWER: All praises belong to…

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[Q-ID0393] Does a person who does not pray become a disbeliever?

QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: The Prophet ﷺ has stated that the difference between a Muslim and a disbeliever is salah. Is this hadith authentic? Does it mean that a person who does not offer salah become a kafir (disbeliever)? Questioner: Badr from UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم…

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[Q-ID0390] I prayed in a room that had pictures on the wall, do I need to repeat the prayer?

QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: A person offers salah (the ritual prayer) in a room containing pictures of living objects. What is the ruling on his prayer? What is the ruling if the pictures were placed behind the person offering salah?…

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[Q-ID0369] What are the pre-conditions to lead the prayer as Imam?

QUESTION: What do the scholars of the noble Shariah say concerning this matter; along with keeping a beard, what other conditions are necessary for the one leading the prayer? Questioner: A brother from UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب The conditions that validate the position of an Imām…

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[Q-ID0345] My local Imam recites too fast & makes mistakes, can I read shorter Tarawih elsewhere?

QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: The imam at our local masjid recites the Qur’an very fast during the Tarawih prayer, listening to which and figuring out what is being read is very difficult. In this case, is it permissible for me…

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[Q-ID0343] Can I pray the Tarawih prayer at home instead of the Masjid?

QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: I read only the Tarawih prayer at home, and not in jama’ah (congregation). Is doing so a sin? Will I be a sinner for doing so?  Questioner: Kabir from UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم الجواب…

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[Q-ID0338] Can we wear na’layn (blessed sandal) hats and pray wearing them?

QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: is it permissible to wear a hat with a motif of the Blessed Sandal? Can salah be offered by wearing it? Such hats are common in the UK. Questioner: Ahmed from Leicester, UK ANSWER: بسم اللہ الرحمن…

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[Q-ID0336] I am a female school teacher, can I miss Zuhr prayer and then pray it later at home?

QUESTION: What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: I am a female teacher. I have to wait in the school for the transport vehicle. I reach home in the afternoon. Can I miss the Zuhr salah and pray it later?   Questioner: A sister from UK…

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