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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 »

The Reward for Group Prayer Outside Mosques

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Answered by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed Does someone who prays an obligatory prayer with a group outside the mosque (such as, for example, at home) attain the merit of the group prayer that is mentioned in hadiths even if the group prayer consists only of himself and his wife? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most… read more »

Switching Schools During Prayer

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Answered by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed When I was praying the group prayer in the mosque, I remembered that I had invalidated my wudu by touching a woman without desire. Given that this action does not invalidate one’s wudu except in our school, is it better for me to leave the group prayer and make wudu,… read more »

Arriving late for the group prayer  

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Answered by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed When one is late for the group prayer, he is obligated to catch the Imam before he straightens up from bowing, and if he doesn’t, he has to repeat the cycle [of prayer]. If the latecomer arrives and says the opening Allahu Akbar, then bows at the same time that… read more »

Chronic annulment and praying twice

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Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad If you have continuous annulment of wudu throughout the prayer time period, but can pray a simple prayer after several tries (because you are not sure when wind will be passed, it is sudden and random), do you still have to go for the congregational prayer? Will it be bid`a… read more »

Intention in Group Prayer

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Answered by Sidi Moustafa Elqabbany When or at what point is it obligatory to have the intention when praying any of the Five Fard Kifayah Jama’ah Prayers? I heard that you intend to follow the Imam before saying “AllahuAkbar” in the Fard Kifayah Jama’ah Prayers, and that your intention must occur at the same time… read more »

The Reward for Group Prayer Outside Mosques  

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Answered by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed Does someone who prays an obligatory prayer with a group outside the mosque (such as, for example, at home) attain the merit of the group prayer that is mentioned in hadiths even if the group prayer consists only of himself and his wife? Answer: Yes, whoever prays a group prayer… read more »

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