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Find answers to your Islamic questions by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

When should the muqtadi commence his Salaam?

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Q: In a Shafie masjid, when the imam makes salams at the end of the prayer, the congregation waits until he has completed both salams, then they make their own salams. Sometimes the salams of the imam are lengthy, making the congregation wait for a long period (longer than 3 subhanallahs). If a Hanafi follower also delays his salam in… read more »

Congregational zikr in the Musjid

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A: Is loud zikr in a Musjid in congregation form (i.e. where one person conducts the zikr & others follow) permissible?​ A: The Sunnah method of making zikr is that each person in the congregation engages in his own zikr. This was the method of zikr in vogue during the Mubaarak era of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). … read more »

Who has the right to perform the Salaah

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Q: List the circumstances under which an Imam who is the most knowledgeable may in his own presence permit a man of lesser knowlege to be Imam for that Salaah; meaning that how is it possible for an Aalim to permit a hafiz to be Imam when the more knowledgeable person has the responsibility by virtue of his greater… read more »

Imaamat Punctuality

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Q:  In today’s times we have devices which show time to the second; and such devices(phones, watches,etc) are carried about on  almost every person throughout the working day, since in South Africa people work in accordance with time and are paid accordingly; and it is through such incomes that Imaams are paid their salaries. There are also contractual obligations… read more »

Making Jamaat at home

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Q: If the men of a household pray their salaah in their own house with jamaat, is this wrong? I understand they wouldn’t get the reward of going to the masjid, but if they make a habit of praying their prayer at home with jamaat, is this a sin? A: This is not right. Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi… read more »

Making niyyat for leading women in Salaah

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Q: I know that it is necessary for the Imam to make in intention for leading the females in a congregation. However, what is the ruling if initially the congregation is all males, but then a female joins afterwards? Will the Imam have to change is intention in mid-prayer? Also, what if the imam never finds out that a female… read more »