nafl Archives - IslamQA

Find answers to your Islamic questions by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

Listening to nasheeds

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Q: I want to know whether listening to contemporary nasheeds are ok or are they haraam? A: Personally we do not encourage nasheeds. Some of the reasons are: 1. Many are sung in musical tones. 2. Sometimes there is a discreet background music. 3. Many a time, these singers themselves are not concerned about deen. 4. People who… read more »

Keeping qadha fasts before nafl fasts

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Q: If one has qadha fasts to still keep, can one keep nafl fasts or do you have to keep the qadha fast first? A: The qadha should be done first. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) Source

Sunnats before and after Jumuah Salaah

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Q: How many rakats are there in jummah? I mean how many sunnats and nafl we need to offer before fardh and after fardh. A: Before the Jumuah Salaah, you should perform four rakaats sunnat-e-muakkadah and after the Jumuah Salaah, you should perform four rakaats sunnat-e-muakkadah and thereafter two rakaats sunnat-e-muakkadah. And Allah Ta’ala (الله… read more »

Is Durood Shareef classified as zikr?

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Q: Can durood shareef be classified as zikr of Allah? Also, what has more importance, reciting durood shareef or praying nawafil? A: It is also a type of zikr because Allah Ta`ala has commanded the recitation of durood shareef. Both must be done, and times must be programmed, some time for durood, some time for… read more »