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The Nafl Tawaf

Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim by Naielah Ackbarali Similar to how one can perform a voluntary (nafl) prayer, one can also perform a voluntary (nafl) ṭawāf while in Makkah. Scholars note that it is more praiseworthy for a non-resident of Makkah to perform the nafl...

Umrah Tawaf Violations & Penalties

Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim by Naielah Ackbarali The umrah ṭawāf is a pillar (rukn) of the umrah, meaning that it is obligatory to perform. The details of the ṭawāf were discussed at length in our FREE course: Umra For Women. Obligatory (Fard) Elements of...

Authenticity of a book

Assalamu aleykum!May Allah reward you abundantly for the complex job of giving fatwa(amin) I just want to confirm the authenticity of a book known as “the prophet prayer described” by Sheikh Albani which its contents is summarized in the following link...

Efficiently using the last third part of the night.

Dear mufti,please can you advise me on some good deeds I can do in the last third part of the night in order of priority? Answer Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatulllahi wa barakatuhu, When you wake up, wipe your eyes with the palms of your hands, pray the Duas of...

Qasr Prayer

I live in Sagamu and work in Lagos both in Nigeria but two different cities, about 35 – 40 km apart. I commune on daily basis. Am I entitled to observe qasr while at work on daily basis of my work like? Answer Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu, In...

Amount of hours that the Prophet (S.A.W) would sleep

How many hours did our prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wasallam used to sleep? Answer Waalakum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu, The Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would sleep in the second third of the night. He would also take a short nap after the...

Not completing Al-faatiha behind imam

Assalamu alaykum.Sometimes,i do not complete al-faatiha behind my imam even though i started the prayer with him.What should i do? Answer Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu, Bearing in mind that this site focuses on the Hanafi Madhab, as a Muqtadi...

Prayer

While praying behind Imam it is necessary to read Surah fathia in all rakat.Tell me about all rakat in 3 and 4 rakat also Answer Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu, When praying behind an Imam, you do not have to recite Surah al-Fatiha in any Rak’ah,...