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Should I read surah fatiha and surah or not?

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An elderly woman complains of being forgetful in salah, many a time she cannot remember if she read sura fatiha. Should she read the sura fatiha just to make sure, and should she follow it with a sura again Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh…. read more »

Is it compulsory to make sajdah-e-sahw on adding a surah to surah al-fātihah in any of the last two raka’s of four rak`ah fardh salāh?

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Asalaamualykum-wa-Rehmatullaahi-wa-Barakaatahu-wa-Magfeeratahu! Mohatram Mufti sahab! Umeed hai Aap hazrat khairiyat se honge! Aik sawaal ye thaa ke agar farz namaz infiradi padh rahe ho jaise 4 yaa 3 rakaat waali aur galti se baqi ki 2 yaa 1 rakaat main sureh fatiha ke baad koi sureh padh lee to kya sajda sahoo karna hai???? Isi tareh… read more »

Two Rakat Salah with six Sajdah

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Is it possible for a two rakʿat Ṣalāh to be performed in a way that it has six Sajdah? بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم Answer It is possible in three ways. First, if a person performs Sajdah Tilāwat in each rakʿat. Second, if the person joins the congregational prayer after rukūʿ before Sajdah, as he will… read more »

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 »

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 »

Doubt in the number of Sajdah

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A person was unsure about the number of sujūd done, one or two, so erring on the side of caution, he performs another sajdah and also performs sajdah al-sahw. Is the Ṣalāh valid? بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم Answer The Ṣalāh is valid. قال في الأصل (١/٢٤٢): قلت: أرأيت رجلا صلى فسجد في ركعة ثلاث سجدات… read more »