Fatawa Questions
1906 > Can we pray Qazā Namāz after any prayer? 

1876 > It is commonly seen that when people come to masjid for Namaz, they start praying directly behind a person who is already sitting in a row. What should the person do, who is sitting in front of him, if he has to leave for an urgent matter or if he has finished his Namaz and wants to leave?

1853 > A letter full of objections & accusations on Mufti sahib that bayānāt on Fatiha Khalful-Imam (فاتحہ خلف الامام) were all wrong & incorrect. All your teachers were out of fold of Islam & you should also tell us about yourself regarding it?

1852 > What is the correct Sunnah way of giving Ãzān & Iqamah?

1851 > What are the rulings of giving Ãzān in masjid?

1850 > While giving Ãzān on a speaker, why is it necessary or Sunnah to look right & left when saying حي علی الصلوۃ ، حي علی الفلاح (Hurry for Prayer, Hurry for Success)?

1792 > Is it necessary to pray while wearing a ٹوپی (topi)?

1791 > Can we pray at home instead of going to a masjid?

1790 > What is the proper way to join in a congregation prayer, when the Imām is in Ruku' position?

1789 > Is it wajib on a Muqtadi to recite Surah Fatiha behind Imām? What about in Zuhr & Asr prayers?

1788 > Is it wajib to join any other Surah after Surah Fatiha during Qiraat in third or fourth Rakat when the person is praying by himself?

1782 > Do we have to join any other Surah after Fatiha in the last two Rak'at of Sunnan Muaikkidah or Ghair Muaikkidah?

1781 > Can we make this special duā after durood shareef in last Qa'dah?
اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّيْ أَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنْ عَذَابِ جَهَنَّمَ وَمِنْ عَذَابِ الْقَبْرِ ، وَمِنْ فِتْنَةِ الْمَحْيَا وَالْمَمَاتِ وَمِنْ فِتْنَةِ الْمَسِيْحِ الدَّجَّالِ

1780 > What types of duā one can make after reciting Tasbihāt in Sujood during Namāz?

1779 > Please advice what duā to make in Qomah قومہ and during Jalsah جلسہ (sitting in between sajdah)?

1778 > I made a Nazr نذر that if so and so thing happens I will pray 1000 Rak'āt Namāz. Now, I feel weak in implementing it. What should I do? How many types of Nazr are there?

1768 > Sometimes it gets difficult for women to bend toes towards Qiblah when they tug their feet on one side to make Sajdah. Please guide in this matter?

1767 > Is it okay to recite Surah Muzammil in the first Rak'at and Surah Kauthar in the second Rak'at of Maghrib namāz?

1766 > Does Sajdah-e-Tilawat become wajib when we hear any Ãyat-e-Sajdah on radio or audio recording?

1765 > Is it okay to pray on a تخت پوش (table cloth)?

1764 > Sometimes, it takes me long time to decide which Surah to recite after Surah Fatiha in Namāz. Does this delay invalidate Namāz or does it make Sajdah Sahw wājib on me?

1763 > Is it okay to recite beginning few Ãyāt of one Surah and beginning few ãyāt of second Surah in first & second Rak'at respectively. Does this kind of recitation invalidates Namāz?

1761 > Will Sajdah Sahw be wajib on a person if he started to recite durood shareef after reciting التحیات mistakenly when he had to stand up for third Ra'kat?

1742 > Is it valid to conduct Jumua prayer in villages?

1739 > What is the Sharai ruling of making collective duā after congregation prayer?

1725 > A person who finished his Namāz and later realized that he was NaPāk (required to take shower), does he have to repeat that Namāz again after taking Ghusl
غسل? اگر کسی شخص کو نماز ادا کرنے کے بعد احساس ہوا کہ اس نے ناپاکی (واجب غسل) کی حالت میں نماز ادا کرلی ہے، تو کیا اسے نماز دہرانا پڑے گی؟

1724 > What is the proper Sunnah of making a Sajdah سجدہ from Qayām قیام position? Is there such hadith which states that do not make sajdah like camels?
قیام سے سجدہ میں جانے کا سنت طریقہ کیا ہے؟ کیا ایسی کوئی حدیث موجود ہے جس میں گھٹنوں کو پہلے زمین پر ٹیکنے کو اونٹوں کے جھکنے سے مشابہت دی گئی ہے؟

1715 > What are the basis & proofs of making up for missed prayers, قضائے عمری?
قضاء عمری کی اصل یا دلیل کیا ہے؟

1708 > Does Sajdah Sahw سجدہ سہو become wājib/cumpulsory if someone changes the order of Surah during Qirăt in namāz?
کیا نماز میں سورتوں کی ترتیب بدل جانے سے سجدۂ سہو واجب ہوتا ہے؟

1707 > If we do not get time to pray the four rak'ah sunnah mu'akkadah prayer before the Zuhr prayers, can we pray it the Farz prayers?
کیا ظہر کی پہلی چار سنتِ مؤکدہ، فرض ادا کرنے کے بعد پڑھ سکتے ہیں؟

1701 > Please tell us any authentic du'ā to be prayed before salām in namāz?
براہِ کرم نماز میں سلام سے پہلے پڑھنے کے لئے کوئ مستند دعا بتلا دیجئے؟

1699 > Scholars in America say that making du'ā or reciting any zikr of Allah Ta'ala in Sujüd, Tashahhud or Qa'adah is only allowed in nafl prayers, one should only recite سبحان ربی العظیم ، سبحان ربی الاعلٰی in Rukü' & Sujüd, respectively, of farz and sunnat prayers. Please guide regarding this matter?
امریکہ میں علماء فرماتے ہیں کہ نماز کے سجدہ، قعدہ یا تشہد میں کوئی دعا یا ذکر کا پڑھنا صرف نوافل میں جائز ہے۔ فرائض کے رکوع اور سجود میں صرف سبحان ربی العظیم اور سبحان ربی الاعلیٰ ہی پڑھنا چاہیے۔ اس بارے میں رہنمائی فرما دیں؟

1698 > Please explain the rulings of reciting Tasmiyyah تسمیہ in each rak'at of namāz?
نماز کی ہر رکعت کے آغاز میں تسمیہ کے پڑھنے کے بارے میں وضاحت فرما دیجئے؟

1685 > Can we combine two prayers together? (Namaz-e-Zuhrain / Maghribain - mentioned three methods here too)
نمازِ ظہرین کے بارے میں تفصیل

1684 > What is the correct method of performing Sajdah Sahw سجدہ سہو? (Mentioned three methods of Sajda Sahw)
سجدہ سہو کرنے کا صحیح طریقہ

1683 > what is the correct way of making du'a in Sajdah of Farz, Sunnat & Nafl prayers?
نماز میں سجدہ میں دعا مانگنے کا صحیح طریقہ

1678 > What is the قضا (making up for missed prayers) of a prayer missed during travel?

1668 > What is the preferred Zikr to recite in قومہ (after standing up from Ruku')?

1667 > A person who joined a congregation prayer in second Rakat, what should a he do in the last Qaedah (قعده) after reciting Tashahhud (تشہد)?

1663 > I'm finding it very difficult to focus in Namaz and my thoughts keep on diverting to other things. Can you please advice how to maintain focus in Namaz?

1662 > When should Namaz-e-Qasr be performed?

1657 > Can we pray Farz Namaz (Obligatory prayer) while sitting in the car?

1655 > During Salaah, if words of Istighfar comes out involuntarily after listening to the verses about the punishment from Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala, will the Namaaz be valid?

1651 > Can we pray any Nafl salaah between Fajr and Eid prayer, for example praying Ishraaq on the day of EID.

1648 > We could not complete our Jumuah Salaah due to confusion caused because of electric power outage. How can we make for the missed Jumuah salaah? Can we just pray the two Farz?

1636 > Is it permissible for us to perform Namaaz behind an Imaam, who is incapable of performing sajdah due to his physical disability?

1626 > What is better, praying Friday prayer in an office Musalla or a Jami'a Mosque?

1615 > A person prayed his Farz Namaz already. Can he repeat the same Namaz with another Jamaat by either leading or praying behind an Imam? Is it permissible for such a person to do Imamat while leading small children?

1554 > If a Muqtadi leaves a waajib while following an Imam during a prayer, will his Namaaz be accepted or not?

1544 > What is the effect of leaving a waajib intentionally while leading Namaaz? What if the person did not know the ruling?

518 > After namaz is completed in the masjid, is it appropriate to leave immediately after salaam?

517 > When it is time for Jamaat, is it appropriate for the muqtadi’s to stand before the Imam comes, or start calling the Iqamah before the Imam arrives at his Musallah?

514 > Can we pray namaz behind an Imam who does not meet the necessary conditions of imaamat (sharaet of Imamat)?

507 > Is it necessary to mention the date of the namaz missed while making niyyat for offering Qaza-e-Umri (Making up for one's missed prayers)?

503 > Is it better to to complete all the rakats in tahajjud, or to recite more of the Quran in fewer rakats?

495 > Until how much time before sunrise and sunset can Fajr and Asr namaz be offered respectively? Also, how long does the time for maghrib last?

485 > What is the best position in Salaah? In the standing position (Qiyaam), Is it more rewarding to fold hands or not to?

484 > Can Women stand shoulder-to-shoulder in Prayer with their Mahram in the house?

479 > What are the important activities to be performed on the day of Jumuah?

478 > Can we combine two intentions in one Namaz (Prayer)?

469 > If a person falls asleep during namaz behind an imam, what should he do to correct his prayer?

466 > In the Jumu’ah bayaan you had mentioned the 3 foundations of nationalism. What does Islam say about this?

460 > When leading Jumuah, why do you pause before Ruku, since the pause is more than saying SubhanaAllah 3 times, it makes your salaah invalid. Also, you pause before starting the Surah Fatiha in the second Rakah and you dont't even make sajdah-sahw, that also makes the salaah invalid. The other objection I have about your salaah is you make the second salaam very quickly without pausing after saying the first salaam and your second salaam is hardly audible.

459 > Can we pray the Jumuah Salaah before the Zuhr time? Is it allowed in any madhab (the four schools of Jurisprudence)? The Daylight savings time started this week in USA and our Masjid has decided to pray Jumuah before Zuhr. Is it allowed to make Sajdah during zawaal time?

455 > Is it permissible to pray salah with the eyes closed?

454 > Is it necessary for one to recite the Surah Fatihah while praying salah with Jama’at?

453 > Can you please explain Namaz-e-Istikhara in detail? For how long should one continue to make Istikhara? I am unable to make up my mind even after doing Istikhra multiple times, how will one come to know what is the right thing to do?

434 > Namaz is an important pillar of Islam and yet, why is there a difference of opinion in the method of performing it? For example, some people fold their hands differently than others, etc.

426 > The Imam keeps instructing even after the rows are formed, can the Imam talk after Iqamah? How long should be the Sajdah and Ruku done?

401 > How should one listen to and sit during the Jumuah khutbah?

385 > Please describe the incident of the changing of the Qiblah, and how was it carried out in the middle of the namaz?

381 > Is it permissible to close one’s eyes during prayer when it is dark?

376 > According to Imam Abu Hanifah (Rahmatullahi Alayh), it is required to make up all missed fard prayers, while Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal (Rahmatullahi Alayh) says that missing fard prayers is such a great sin that there is no expiation for it. Also, there is an incident where once Rasulullah (Sallalahu Alaihi waSallam) and the sahaba ikram (RadhiAllahu Anhum) also had missed the fajr prayer. How should we understand these incidents?

371 > During Jumuah namaz gatherings some people walk across the rows by crossing over people's shoulders. Is this correct?

364 > During namaz with Jama'at, if a person recites an ayat of sajdah, will a person need to do a sajdah at that very moment?

360 > Is it allowed to pray two rakaahs nafl after Witr salah?

352 > Usually people are not very particular about determining the exact Qiblah in their homes, so how should one pray in such situations?

330 > Under what conditions is it allowed to leave namaz with jama'at? There is a hadith (quoted) which mentions this, please explain in the light of this hadith.

316 > How should one offer namaz in an airplane?

311 > How much time after sunset should one wait to offer Maghrib namaz? At what time would its time expire?

299 > Is it permissible to get some names or attributes of Allah Subhanu wa Ta'ala embossed on a silver ring?

298 > Is it permissible to start reciting a surah after Surah Al Fatihah, without reading Bismillah?

297 > Is it permissible to recite other du'as after reciting du'a-e-qunoot in the third rakaat of witr?

296 > While offering four rakat Sunnat-e-Muakkadah namaz, do we need to recite a surah after Surah Al Fatihah in all the four rakats?

292 > After drinking wine, for how many days should a person refrain from offering salah?

275 > What is the namaz of "Awwabeen"? Please provide Hadith references and explain its fazaail.

254 > While driving if we do not know about the location of the Masjid, can namaz be offered while sitting inside the car?

245 > After the first Takbeer, once the Imam starts recitation of the Qur'an in Salah, should we still read the 'thanaa'?

243 > Is it allowed for a person to lead 4 rakahs namaz while travelling?

215 > Should the first Kalimah be recited after Adhaan and Iqaamat?

204 > During Salaah, can we make Du'aa in Urdu after Durood-e-Ibraheem?

202 > What are the four rakaats prayed before Jumuah salaah and the four rakaats prayed after Jumuah?

198 > Is it compulsory to read Durood-e-Ibrahimi in every Salaah?

179 > Can I pray with my shoes on? - I could not find a spot inside the Masjid and had to pray on the road. If I had to pray with my shoes on (I was sure that my shoes were clean from inside but was unsure about the shoe soles), was my Salaah valid? Can I pray with my shoes on or Is it compulsory to remove the shoes in this condition, which is a better option. Please explain.

176 > Can you please explain the Hadith in which the Messenger of Allah (Sallalahu Alaihi wa Sallam) mentioned about burning down the houses of those people who do not attend the congregational prayers? Is joining the congregation cumpolsory for all the prayers? Are there any exceptions; is it permissible to leave the congregation if there is heavy rain?

144 > What is the reason for having Sunnah-Muakkadah and Sunnah-Ghair-Muakkadah Salaat before Obligatory Salaah?

131 > If one forgets to make Sajdah-Sahw and starts another Salah, then realizes after sometime; how can one make up for the mistake?

89 > Is it must to read Durood-e-Ibrahimi in prayer?

82 > Is it permissible to say “Salaam” loudly when entering the Masjid?

52 > How does a 'muqeem' (resident) 'muqtadi' (follower in a congregational prayer) offer the third and fourth 'rakaat' (unit of Islamic prayer) of 'salaat-e-isha' (night-time prayer) while praying behind a 'musafir' (traveller) 'Imaam' (prayer leader)?

51 > I forgot to make 2nd 'sajda' (the prostration) in the first 'rakaat' (unit of Islamic prayer) of 'salaat-ul-isha' (night-time prayer) and stood up for the 2nd 'rakaat'. Before making 'ruku' (bowing low with hands on knees) I realized my mistake and performed the missed 'sajda'. Subsequently, I made 'sajda-i-sahw' (forgetfulness prostration) as well. Is my 'salaat' valid?

50 > It is mentioned in one of your 'bayaans' (lectures) that according to 'Hanafi' jurists ('fuqaha'), Friday 'salaat' (prayer) cannot be offered in villages. Instead, normal 'Dhuhr' (mid-day) 'salaat' should be offered. Should the 'Dhuhr salaat' in such places be prayed in 'jamaá' (congregation) i.e. with 'adhaan' (call for prayer) and 'aqaamah' (announcement for start of congregation) in the mosque or as 'furada' (individually)? If there is only one person, should he pronounce 'adhaan' and 'aqaamah' before offering his 'Dhuhr salaat'?

49 > Is it 'makrooh' (detested by Islam) to make 'adhaan' and 'aqaamah' by a person who does not sport beard in accordance with 'shari'ah'?

48 > When and why did the people start offering Friday prayers in villages despite the fact that it is not permissible to do so? How do they justify this violation?

47 > Can one charge remuneration for reciting the holy Quran for 'isaal-e-sawaab'?

46 > Is it allowed to perform 'dhikr' of Allah Ta'ala during menses?

45 > What times are considered 'makrooh' for offering 'salaat-ul-janaaza'?

44 > What should one do if he recalls that he missed 'qira'at' (recitation of Quran) after 'Al-Fatiha' while praying 'sunnah muakkadah'?

43 > Why 'adhaan' is not pronounced for 'tahajjud' prayer at so many places despite being delivered at 'haramain sharifain' (the two holy mosques)?


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