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Did Abu Hanifa say there is no prayer for rain?

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Answered by Sidi Suheil Laher I had this discussion/debate with this “salafi scholar” who was bashing Imam Abu Hanifa (May Allah be pleased with him) really hard and he said that Abu Hanifa’s opinion was that there was no prayer for asking for rain and this is proof that his opinions were totally against the… read more »

Group Prayer 

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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani During the last ten days of Ramadan, a local mosque is doing qiyam al-layl after the tarawih prayers, and I would like to join. Can Hanafis pray in jama’ah for nawafil prayers? I was told that they cannot – that congregation is only for Fard prayers and Tarawih. Answer: Walaikum… read more »

Delaying ‘Asr for Congregational Prayer

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Answered by Shaykh Hamza Karamali, SunniPath Academy Teacher   If someone trying to follow the Shafi’i madhab lives near a predominantly Hanafi masjid where they delay ‘Asr, is it better to pray alone as soon as ‘Asr starts or is it better to wait and join the jamaa? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most… read more »

Style of sitting in the prayer  

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Answered by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed Is it still sunna, or recommended, for the Muslim to sit in iftirash style in the prayer, even if it causes him difficulty and distracts him from concentrating on his prayer? And is it recommended for him to take it upon himself to do iftirash in the group prayer when… read more »

Sunna Prayers after the Iqama

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Answered by Shaykh Hamza Karamali, SunniPath Academy Teacher If one is praying a sunna prayer before a group prayer, and the group prayer starts before one finishes, what should one do? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate The Position of the School According to the Shafi‘i school, if one is praying… read more »