Shafi’i Fiqh

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Going down into prostration

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Answered by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed When going down for prostration, is it valid to place the palms of the hands on the ground before placing the knees? Answer: What you’ve asked about does not affect the validity of the prayer. However, the scholars have differed about the optimal way [the Prophetic way] for descending into… read more »

Praying at work as a nurse

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Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Karim Yahya, SunniPath Academy Teacher I am a new Muslimah and am training as a pediatric nurse in the UK, I am aware that it may at times be difficult for me to leave the ward to do my prayers, but am planning to leave my Zuhr prayer until the end time… read more »

Writing with the Left Hand

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Answered by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed Is it disliked for one to write with one’s left hand if it is difficult to do otherwise? Answer: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم الحمد لله رب العالمين و صلى الله على سيدنا محمد و على آله و صحبه و سلم أما بعد The sunnah is to do honourable acts (like… read more »

Mistakes in Optional Sura

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Answered by Shaykh Hamza Karamali, SunniPath Academy Teacher Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate Such prayers that you performed in the past are valid. For more details, please see: Mistakes in the Optional Surah And Allah knows best. Hamza. Source

Men’s Clothing: Obligatory and Recommended

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Answered by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed What are the proper manners (adab) of clothing for men? Is Western clothing considered something suitable for a religious Muslim to wear if he lives in the West? Answer: Certain manners related to dress are obligatory and others are recommended. What is obligatory is to cover the nakedness which, for… read more »

Shafii fiqh resources

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Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Shafii fiqh resources Answer: The best resources for Shafii fiqh available for English readers are: The Reliance of the Traveller by Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller The Maqasid, also by Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller. [f: This is a shorter text that you would do well to begin with.] A… read more »

Toilet Paper

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Answered by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed Is it permissible to only use toilet paper when cleaning oneself after relieving oneself [h: or must one also use water]? Is it sufficient to wipe three times even if some feces remains unremoved by the toilet paper? Answer: Yes, it is permissible for one to confine oneself to using… read more »