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The Duha Prayer: Its Time

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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Coming from a Maliki background I’m used to the prayer of Duha beginning a few minutes after sunrise and ending when the sun is at zawwal. But now I heard that the nafl prayer beginning at sunrise is only salat al-ishraq, and the Duha proper begins after a quarter of… read more »

Praying Behind a Shafi’i: Just Do It

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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani What are the different opinions within the hanafi madhab on the permissibility or otherwise of praying behind an imam who follows a different madhab (i.e. one of the other three canonical madhahib)? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful, and all blessings and peace upon our master… read more »

Clothes that fall below the heel?

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Answered by SunniPath Answer Service Team What is the fatwa of men wearing cloth that extends beneath the heels? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Gracious and Merciful Please see the following links which answer your question: Is Having Long Trousers A Major Sin? An Objection to Long Trousers? Should I Leave the Hanafi… read more »

Prayer: Clarifying Some Sunnas and Wajibs

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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Clarifying some sunnas and wajibs Answer: Walaikum assalam, 1. If you are using “Salvation of the Soul…” it is a bad translation with serious errors. Talimul Haq (available online; search for it on www.google.com) is better in terms of accuracy. >In Nur-al-Idhaa, in the section explaining the sunnats of salah,… read more »

Where Should One Look During Prayer?

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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani In the Hanafi madhhab (Allah bless our Imams and masters, Ameen!) while standing one looks at the floor where one’s head is placed, while bowing one looks at the back of one’s feet, while prostrating one looks at one’s nose, while sitting one looks at one’s chest, and while making… read more »

Perfume that contain Alcohol 

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Answered by Shaykh Abu Usamah Is it permissible to use perfumes that contain alcohol in the Hanafi madhab? Is there a difference of opinion regarding this? Answer: Mufti Taqi Uthmani has said that it is permissible. Yes there is a difference of opinion on this and here in South Africa we have the Majlisul Ulama… read more »

Guidance Financial Islamic Home Financing

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Answered by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari I was wondering if the scholars on the group can advise me on the validity of an Islamic home finance company according to the rules of the rules of the Hanafi madhab. The company’s website is :http://www.guidancefinancialgroup.com/home/home.asp Answer:   Wa alaykum assalam   Due to the overwhelming number… read more »

Prayer: Life Behind A Shafi’i Imam

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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani At our local masjid the Imam is a Shafi’i and he does qunoot in the salah.  I was wondering about the validity of my prayer since I would hence be standing in a position for longer than 3 tasbehs w/o any excuse or what is natural.  Should I redo my… read more »