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Excuses for missing the group prayer

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Answered by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed According to the Shafi’i school of thought, what are valid excuses for not attending group prayer? Answer: There are many things that excuse you from group prayer. These include: 1. Rainfall that will soak your clothing, in the event that you have nothing to shield yourself; 2. An illness that… read more »

Minimal Friday Prayer

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Answered by Sidi Mostafa Azzam  How is a minimal Friday prayer performed? Answer: The Friday prayer is a two-cycle group prayer performed Friday afternoon following two brief speeches, or sermons.  It takes the place of the afternoon (zuhr) prayer when completed validly.  Its performance is simple and is explained at f18 of the Reliance of… read more »

Following a latecomer in the group prayer  

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Answered by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed If a latecomer is standing to complete his final rak`ah and another man comes and stands next to him, intending to follow him, what should the latecomer do? Answer: It is permissible for the latecomer, in this case, to complete his prayer by himself without intending to lead the other… read more »

My Imam Finished His Tashahhud After Me

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Answered by Shaykh Hamza Karamali, SunniPath Academy Teacher May a follower in the group prayer continue saying the blessings on the Prophet, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, in the first tashahhud of a three or four raka’a prayer if the Imam prolongs his tashahhud longer than the followers? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful… read more »

Raising Children

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Answered by Shaykh Hamza Karamali, SunniPath Academy Teacher I just wanted to confirm that we should gently start treating children as adults when they reach age 7 , and start enforcing it at age 10. So my daughter, who is approaching 7 lunar years, should start wearing hijab at that time but I shouldn’t become… read more »

Praying alone behind a man      

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Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari, SunniPath Academy Teacher In a small masjid, if there is a non-mahram man leading the prayer and I am the only woman (the only person) praying behind him, is it permissible? There are other sisters in the masjid, but due to some reason they are not joining the jama’ah. Answer:… read more »

Fajr Qunut, Forgetfulness Prostration, and Group Prayer

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Answered by Shaykh Hamza Karamali, SunniPath Academy Teacher It is my understanding that qunut at fajr is a highly emphasized sunnah in our school, the nonperformance of which calls for a forgetfulness prostration, whether done intentionally or unintentionally. In addition, it seems that Reliance states that one should perform a forgetfulness prostration in a group… read more »

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