Imam Sitting on Chair for Taraweeh

Q: Can the Imaam sit on a chair and lead taraweeh prayers? A: Yes the Imam may sit and lead the salaah of a congregation that is standing behind him. However, the condition for this is that the sitting Imam must be able to perform a full sajda. If his sujood is done via movements […]

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Imam Sitting on Chair for Taraweeh

Q: Can the Imaam sit on a chair and lead taraweeh prayers? A: Yes the Imam may sit and lead the salaah of a congregation that is standing behind him. However, the condition for this is that the sitting Imam must be able to perform a full sajda. If his sujood is done via movements […]

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Traveller and Salaah in Madinah

Q: We travel for umrah  and to Madinah very often. I wanted to know since we are musafir, how do we pray our salaah in the haram? Do we pray a separate musafir salaah and then salaah in jamah is read as a qadha of a previous salaah? A: If you are performing Salaah alone […]

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Missing Sunnats of Fajr

Q: If due to being late, I enter the masjid whilst the fard salaah of Fajr is being performed, and I join the jamaah, when should I perform the two sunnah: immediately after the fard or should I wait until after sunrise? A. If possible to perform the Sunnats and still join the Jamaat, you […]

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Spouses Reading Salaah and Iqamat

Q: If only husband and wife are perfoming salaat together, is it necessary/compulsory for the wife to recite the iqamat? Also, what is the niyyat if they intend reading tahajjud together? A. She will not recite the Iqaamat; instead the husband will recite it. If they are performing Tahajjud in Jamaat, she will stand behind […]

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Time for Maghrib

Q: After the Maghrib Azaan till what time is it permissble to perform the Maghrib Salaah? A. Here in South Africa the time of Maghrib lasts for approximately one hour and fifteen minutes summer and in winter one hour after sunset.   Mufti Siraj Desai

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Tahajjud in Congregation

Q: Is it permissible or not to perform Tahajjud with Jamaah (congregation) during Ramadan? A. If it is not formally organised, people are not invited to it and there are one or two people with the Imam in the Jamaat, it will be permissible, otherwise Makrooh. This will apply in and out of Ramadhaan.   Moulana […]

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Spouses Reading Tahajjud Together

Q: Can you perform Tahajud Salaah with your husband and which surahs must be read in this salaah.   A. A wife can perform Tahajjud Salaah with her husband. There are no particular or fixed Surahs to be recited in Tahajjud. Any portion of the Qur'aan may be recited. The couple may perform Tahajjud in […]

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Method of Qadha

Q: I'm 32 years old, and may Allah forgive me but for all these years I didn't pray any salat besides jumma & fajr in Ramadaan. I want to make up for all da salah that I missed now that I have started praying my 5 times. How do I do this? A. First Taubah […]

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Ladies Praying Salaah

Q: Can my uncle, aunty and sister pray together? A: If you are referring to Salaah, the ladies will stand behind the Imam. It will be necessary for the Imam to make intention that he is leading ladies in Salaah. Moulana Yusuf Laher Checked and approved by: Mufti Siraj Desai  

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