Shafi Joining Salaah on a Journey

Q: I live in Cape Town and planning to go on holiday to Johannesburg  (travelling by car). My question: 1. Can I perform qasr (shortened salaah) and Jama Salaah (joining two salaahs) while travelling to Joburg? 2. I’m staying in Joburg for 4 days, can I perform qasr and Jama salaah during my stay? I’m […]

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Old Age and Sajda

Q: My old age mother sits on one chair and do sajda on another chair in front of her. Is that a correct way of performing salah? A: The way your mom is making salaah is incorrect. She must not make sajda on another chair. She should just bend forward more than ruku for sajda. […]

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Lady Reading Salaah in the Haram

Q: When a woman performs umrah, should she perform salaat behind the imaam or individually? A: If you are asking whether she should attend the haram for jamaat salaah, then the answer is no. That is not permissible. She should offer her salaah in her room. If you are referring to the time when she […]

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Miscarriage and Umrah

Q: I am going on umrah but just found out I am pregnant. If for some reason I have miscarriage is it possible to do umrah and pray Salaah? If I have any kind of bleeding could I contuine with my umrah and prayers? A: If a lady has a miscarriage and parts of the […]

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Reading Quraan Bareheaded

Q: Is it allowed for a woman to recite the Quraan without covering her hair? Is there any Hadith? A: To cover the head when reading Quran is a strongly emphasized etiquette of the Quran. It is disrespectful to leave the hair open when reciting Quran Shareef.  In salaah, it is haraam to leave the […]

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Masah after Washing

Q. Is it necessary to wet one’s hand afresh for masah of the head or the wetness already existing will suffice? This was the answer in Taleemul Islam: A. It is better to take fresh water, but if the hand is wet after washing, masah is allowed with it. It is not allowed to do […]

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Meelad Equaling Hajj

Q: Is it true that if you go for 11 meelads it is equivalent to 1 Hajj? A: It is not true that attending 11 meelads is equivalent to 1 Hajj. Any virtue for good deeds must be established from Quran or Sunnah. There is no mention in the Quran of meelad at all, and […]

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Reading Durood after Second Rakaat

Q: In a 4 rakaat farz namaz (salah) after 2 rakaats by mistake if I read durood shareef only  till ‘allah humma’ after attahiyaat has been finished, do I have to do sajda sahw? A. If in the first sitting of a three or four Rakaat Salaah one recited this much of the Durood after […]

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Reading Asr with Intention of Zohar

Q: I joined a jamaat salaah thinking it was zohr as hanafi asr had not started. Upon completion I found out it was in fact an asr jamaat as the time for asr for Shafi etc had begun. Was it obligatory for me to read the salaah again? A: You had the intention of Zohar […]

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Giving Qurbani Meat to non Muslims

Q: I am a Hanafi and my husband is a Shafee. What is the ruling regarding distribution of meat to non-Muslims? (stomach or head of animal) A: A Shaafi’ee is not allowed to give Qurbani to a non Muslim. You can give from your Qurbani. The alternative is that the Shaafi’ee husband gives his Hanafi […]

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