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Traveller performs four rakat

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A ḥanafī person was travelling for a few days and instead of shortening his Ṣalāh, he performed four rakʿat. He has now returned home and found out that it was necessary to shorten his Ṣalāh. Is he required to repeat the prayers? بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم Answer As long as he sat in qaʿdah after… read more »

Tahiyyat al-Masjid after Asr and Fajr

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(1) If a person enters the Masjid after ʿAṣr or Fajr prayers, should he perform Taḥiyyat al-Masjid? What is the Shāfiʿī position in this regard? (2) If a person enters the Masjid after ʿAṣr Ṣalāh and starts Taḥiyyat al-Masjid and during Ṣalāh realises that it is makrūh (disliked) time, should he continue with the Ṣalāh… read more »

Qunut Nazilah

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Is it permissible for the Imam to read Qunūt Nāzilah in any of the five Ṣalāh? Given the situation of the Muslims, should Qunūt Nāzilah be read regularly? بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم Answer (1) It is preferred that Qunūt Nāzilah is read in Fajr Ṣalāh. However, it is also permissible in Maghrib and ʿIshāʾ prayers… read more »

Nafl Salah before and after Eid prayers

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What is the ruling on performing Nafl Ṣalāh before and after Eid prayers? Click here for a related query on the virtues of performing four rakʿat Ṣalāh after Eid.  بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم Answer There is no prescribed or recommended Nafl Ṣalāh before Eid prayers and this has been deemed makrūḥ (disliked) by most of our… read more »

Munfarid reciting loudly in daytime Nafl Salah

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Is it permissible for a person performing Nafl Ṣalāh alone during daytime to recite the Qurʾān loudly? بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم Answer A person should not recite the Qurʾān loudly in the daytime Nafl or Farḍ prayers. However, if a person recites the Qurʾān loudly whilst performing Farḍ or Nafl Ṣalāh alone during the daytime,… read more »

Imam Abu Hanifah on women attending Masjids

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I understand the position of the ḥanafī scholars in relation to women attending Masjids and also the position of other schools of thought and some contemporary ḥanafī scholars. However, I have a specific query, what is the actual position of Imam Abū Ḥanīfah in this regard? بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم Answer The position of Imam… read more »

Combining prayers for travellers

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Can a traveller combine between Ẓuhr and ʿAṣr or between Maghrib and ʿIshāʾ prayers? For example, if a person’s eight-hour flight is leaving in Ẓuhr Ṣalāh time, can he perform ʿAṣr Ṣalāh at the Airport with his Ẓuhr Ṣalāh? بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم Answer The default position in the ḥanafī school is that a traveller… read more »