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Performing Tahajjud Salaah when one is on safar

Q: We understand that when a person undertakes a journey for a distance of more than 48 Miles/77 km from his city of residence, he is required to offer only 2 Rakaahs of Fard Salaah, if offered alone, up to 19 days of his stay in another city, as confirmed in Sahih...

The law of a Musaafir

Q: I will be going on a journey and staying for longer than 15 days (depart on 24/12/2013 return on 11/01/2014). Must I perform full salaat from the time I leave home? Also while on the road to my destination. Kindly clarify for me. A: If you are travelling for...

Taking one’s mother and father in-law for Umrah

Q: Can my mother and my husbands father go for umrah with us? A: If your mother has a mahram accompanying her on the journey, it will be permissible. However, purdah will have to be observed between your mother and your father in-law. And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى)...

Salaah while travelling on an aeroplane

Q: I have a question regarding a person travelling through different time zones? How does one go about determining what Salaah to perform when if they are travelling from one time zone to another? For example a person intends to travel from New York city to India. A...

Taking a loan to visit Musjid-ul-Aqsa

Q: I want to undertake a journey to Masjid-ul-Aqsa. However I do not have sufficient funds. The only asset I have is a car which is worth about R40 000. Can I take a loan to cover the trip maybe in the region of R20 000 and make it to that in the event of anything...

Dreaming of death

Q: I had a dream around my father passing away and I was crying and missing him a lot. At the end I saw him in my dream and I was in his arms crying and people were telling me no get away thats not him. Then I woke up  and saw the time and it was 9:40am. Please tell...

Janaazah related questions

Q: Do the Saffs for janazah salaah have to be straightening as the saff for normal salaah?Is passing in front of the musalli in janazah salaah serious as the other salaah?Who has got more right to pray the janazah salaah on a mayyit; the imam of the locality or the...