The Night-Vigil Prayer (Tahajjud)

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Can I pray the night-vigil prayer (tahajjud) 5 minutes before the entry of true dawn (fajr)? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Yes, you can pray the night-vigil prayer (tahajjud) even minutes before the entry of true dawn (fajr). The night-vigil prayer (tahajjud) is generally that which is […]

Fajr Prayer and Sunrise.

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum If Fajr finishes at 7.12, and I start praying at 7.09 and finish at 7.12 exactly, is my Fajr prayer valid? Answer: assalamu alaykum In the Hanafi school, not completing Fajr before sunrise, which is the end time of the prayer, will invalidate it. Thus, if Fajr […]

Illegitimate Children and Leading the Prayer.

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Can Allah accept sa prayer where the Imam’s Father is Christian born out of wedlock? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, The prayer of a convert or somebody born out of wedlock is valid. Acceptability (qabul), however, is something which the jurists (fuqaha) cannot usually make a judgement […]

Praying Zuhr With a Asr Congregation.

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum If praying the Zuhr prayer after the Shafi’i Asr has entered (but before the Hanafi Asr), would it be permissible to join a congregation praying Asr to complete my Zuhr prayer? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, it is not valid to pray the noon prayer […]

Refusal to Pay the Dowry.

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum What to do if a husband does not want to pay a dowry signed in a marriage contract? He cancelled my return flight to him so now he can keep ignoring me. The source of the marriage conflict is the fact I didn’t find comfortable living with […]

Gaps Between Fingers in Prayer.

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I have read multiple times online that a women is “required” to keep her fingers together with no gap during ruku’, sujood, and the sitting position in Salah. What does that mean? Do I have to tense up my fingers and squeeze them together so as to […]

How Can I Protect Myself from Uttering a Divorce in Anger?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Inshallah this year I should be getting married and something I am very worried about is verbal divorce. I am scared that perhaps in a state between wakefulness and sleep that I might utter something I don’t mean or that I might say a statement of divorce […]

Removing Impurities After Relieving Oneself.

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum After using toilet to relieve myself I used tissue to wipe away the excrement, then I used water on my hands to wipe away the remaining excrement. I collected some water in my hands from the tap several times and then wiped until there was no trace […]

Is It Permissible to Subscribe to Amazon Prime?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum According to the Amazon Website, Amazon Prime is a a subscription service where “Members receive benefits which include free fast shipping for eligible purchases, streaming of movies, TV shows and music, exclusive shopping deals and selection, unlimited reading, and more.” One can use this service to avoid […]

How to Perform Eid Prayer?