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In a prayer schedule there is the time for Fajr and Shuruq. Shuruq time indicates the end of the Fajr prayer. Since we cannot pray immediately after Shuruq, when can we perform the Duha prayer? How many minutes after the Shuruq time in a prayer schedule can one pray Duha?

In a prayer schedule there is the time for Fajr and Shuruq. Shuruq time indicates the end of the Fajr prayer. Since we cannot pray immediately after Shuruq, when can we perform the Duha prayer? How many minutes after the Shuruq time in a prayer schedule can one pray...

Burying Muslims Alongside non-Muslims

I work as the Marketing Manager for Colney Woodland Burial Park on the outskirts of Norwich. As the name suggests we are a burial park set in 12 acres of mature woodland. We offer a natural alternative to conventional burial and cremation options. The Park is open to...

Establishing Salat and Household Work

I have a 9 month old daughter who tires me; I am out of the house for 12hrs (6am - 6pm), I have chores to do when I come home, my husband is out of town for several months, my mother - who lives with me- is a big help but she can only do so much, I don't get enough...

Specs of Paint on Finger Nails and Wudu

Please clear up this problem that is leading me into MAJOR waswasa. I did some house painting a while ago. I washed off all traces of paint with white spirit (a cleaning fluid) thoroughly before prayer. The next day I saw very tiny specs of paint on my feet. I washed...

I have just joined a new company. I get about 45 minutes to an hour for lunch. I have to offer my Duhr and Asr prayers at work. Could I do my Duhr and Asr one after the other. I could offer late Duhr, (not Qada) and then do Asr right after it. I also want to clarify that I am doing this because there is one room where I can do my prayers and this room is not always available, so saying both prayers at their respective time and having a gap between the two prayers is sometimes impossible.

I have just joined a new company. I get about 45 minutes to an hour for lunch. I have to offer my Duhr and Asr prayers at work. Could I do my Duhr and Asr one after the other. I could offer late Duhr, (not Qada) and then do Asr right after it. I also want to clarify...

I would be very grateful if you could explain to us what is meant by “choosing the lesser of two evils”. Is this based on any evidence from the Qur’an and Sunnah and is it a recognised principle from amongst the classical scholars or only a contemporary principle?

I would be very grateful if you could explain to us what is meant by “choosing the lesser of two evils”. Is this based on any evidence from the Qur’an and Sunnah and is it a recognised principle from amongst the classical scholars or only a contemporary principle?...

In the areas that are situated on extreme latitudes, you mentioned that there are four methods of calculating the times for the Eisha and Fajr prayers. How would these times be used for fasting in Ramadan? It seems that any of the methodologies enumerated could result in 20+ hour fasts, which does not seem reasonable for an entire month of fasting. It may become very difficult for one to fast for 20 hours and more.

In the areas that are situated on extreme latitudes, you mentioned that there are four methods of calculating the times for the Eisha and Fajr prayers. How would these times be used for fasting in Ramadan? It seems that any of the methodologies enumerated could result...

Making up Missed Prayers during Menstruation

What do the scholars say about the missed prayers during haydh (menstruation)? Also can you detail the minimum faraaidh (fard ain) concerning the qada salah according to the hanafi madhab. I will appreciate if you can make it very detailed, I also seek your...

Assalamu Alaikum, There are a lot of Ahadith in which it is mentioned that the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam used to recite in rukū, sujūd and qawma certain tasbeehaat other than the usual subhaana rabbi al- a’alaa, subhaana rabbi al-azeem etc. My question is: If one wants to recite those other tasbeehaat in their fardh salah (or even in nafl prayers), are they allowed to do so? If yes, will these tasbeehaat be recited along with subhaana rabbi al-azeem or no? That is, is it permissible to recite them both (I mean the usual ones and the not-so-usual ones) simultaneously? Or should we recite only one at a time? That is, if we choose to say subhaana rabbi al-azeem, should we recite just that and not the other ones? Similarly, for jalsa istiraahat, is it permissible to say Allahummaghfirli when one rises from sajdahs? Whatever the answers are, will they apply to women’s salaah too? 

Assalamu Alaikum, There are a lot of Ahadith in which it is mentioned that the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam used to recite in rukū, sujūd and qawma certain tasbeehaat other than the usual subhaana rabbi al- a’alaa, subhaana rabbi al-azeem etc. My question is: If...

Living in home bought on interest

Im a teenager (16 years old), and I try my best to follow Islam as strictly as possible. I pray all my prayers in time, Im trying my best to follow the sunnah, and most importantly control these hormones that every teen gets around this age. Unfortunately, my family...