title: Can We Offer Prayer in the Hotel Room?,
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Can We Offer Prayer in the Hotel Room?

Question: 

Can we pray (make Salah) at the hotel room? 

Answer:

In the name of Allah, we praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.

It was narrated that Jabir bin `Abdullah said: “The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: ‘The earth has been made for me a place of prostration and a means of purification, so wherever a man of my Ummah is when the time for prayer comes, let him pray.'” (An-Nasa’i

Watch this interesting talk with Dr. Muhammad Salah who gives some advice tips for praying in hotel rooms. 

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title: Is There a Difference Between Male and Female in Prayer?,
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The Difference Between Male and Female in Prayer

Question: 

Is there any difference between men and women in Prayer? 

Answer:

In the name of Allah, we praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.

  1. The way in which women pray is the same as the way in which men pray in every part of the prayer, prostration, sitting, and so on. This is based on the following hadith:

It was narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Pray as you have seen me praying.” (Al-Bukhari) This is addressed to both men and woman.

There is a bit difference in such as women do not have to give adhan or iqamah, because adhan requires raising the voice, which women are not permitted to do.  

Imam Al-Nawawi (may Allah have mercy on him) said: “Women differ from men in congregational prayer in a number of ways:

  1. Congregational prayer is not required of them in the same way as it is of men.
  2. The imam of a group of women stands in the middle of the (first) row.
  3. (If one woman and one man are praying), she should stand behind him, not next to him.
  4. If women are praying in rows behind men, the back rows are better for them than the front rows. 

Watch this interesting talk with Dr. Muhammad Salah to learn more about the prayer of women and the differences in the Hanafi School of Fiqh. 

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title: The Ruling of Reciting Al-Fatihah in a Congregational Loud Prayer?,
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The Ruling of Reciting Al-Fatihah behind the Imam in a Loud Prayer

Question:

What is the ruling of reciting Surat Al-Fatihah (the Opening Chapter) behind the Imam in a loud prayer? The recitation of the Imam is so fast and we do not have time to recite Al-Fatihah.

Answer:

In the name of Allah, we praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.

It was narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “The prayer of the one who does not recite Al-Fatihah is invalid” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim}.

Al-Imam An-Nawawi said, “Reciting Al-Fatihah is an obligatory act of prayer, one of its pillars, must be recited itself, must be recited in Arabic, can`t be replaced by another verse, must be recited in all types of prayer: supererogatory, obligatory, silent, or non-silent, must be recited by the man, the woman, the traveler, the boy, the standing, the sitting, and the one praying while lying on his side, and this applies to the Imam, those praying behind him and the one praying solely.” (Al-Majmou`)

Watch this short talk to learn more about the ruling of reciting surat Al-Fatihah in the loud prayer. 

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title: The Ruling on Missing Out the Sujud of Recitation with the Imam?,
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The Ruling on Missing Out the Sujud of Recitation with the Imam?

Question: 

I was praying Fajr Prayer (Dawn) behind the Imam (leader of prayer) and the Imam went for sujud At-Tilawah (prostration of recitation), and I did ruku` (bowing) but later I realized my mistake. Then I did sujud of recitation and continued the prayer behind the imam, and at the end before tasleemو I made sujud As-Sahw (prostration of forgetfulness), is this correct? 

Answer: 

In the name of Allah, we praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.

If the imam makes the prostration of recitation and the person praying behind him thinks that he has bowed, so he bowed and did not realize that the imam was prostrating until after the Imam got up from prostration; in this case, the person who bowed has to stand up, follow the imam, bow with the imam and carry on, and the prostration of recitation is waived in this case. This is because the prostration of recitation is not a pillar or essential part of the prayer. It is only an act of Sunnah that has been missed at the proper time. In addition, you do not have to make the prostration of forgetfulness at the end of the prayer because you follow the imam. 

Watch this important talk with Dr. Muhammad Salah to learn more about this ruling. 

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Source: Huda Youtube Channel. 


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title: What Is the Ruling of Offering Only the Obligatory Prayers? ,
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Offering Only the Obligatory Prayers, the ruling?

Question: 

What is the ruling of offering only the obligatory prayers? 

Answer:

In the name of Allah, we praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.

It was narrated that a Bedouin came to the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) and said: “Messenger of Allah, direct me to a deed by which I may be entitled to enter Paradise. Upon this he (the Prophet) remarked: You worship Allah and never associate anything with Him, establish the obligatory prayer, and pay the Zakat which is incumbent upon you, and observe the fast of Ramadan. He (the Bedouin) said: By Him in Whose hand is my life, I will never add anything to it, nor will I diminish anything from it. When he (the Bedouin) turned his back, the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: He who is pleased to see a man from the dwellers of Paradise should catch a glimpse of him.” (Agreed Upon) 

It is clear form the above hadith that a person will not be hold accountable except only the obligatory acts of worship. Hence, if a person offers only the obligatory prayers (fard namaz), there is no sin on him. However, if one realizes the great reward of offering the sunnah prayers, he will not leave them anyway, rather he/she will be keen to pray witr and Duha prayers. Observing the nafl prayers and offering them regularly is one of the greatest means of earning the love of Allah and it brings Paradise and divine mercy. 

Abu Hurairah narrated : The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “Verily Allah Almighty has said: ‘Whosoever shows enmity to a wali (friend) of Mine, then I have declared war against him. And My servant does not draw near to Me with anything more loved to Me than the religious duties I have obligated upon him. And My servant continues to draw near to me with nafl (supererogatory) deeds until I Love him. When I Love him, I am his hearing with which he hears, and his sight with which he sees, and his hand with which he strikes, and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him; and were he to seek refuge with Me, I would surely grant him refuge.” (Al-Bukhari

Watch this short video to know more about the virtues of offering the sunnah prayers. 

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title: What Is the Ruling of Praying on Bed?,
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Praying on Bed

Question: 

Is it permissible to pray on my bed if there is no other place to pray at in the room?

Answer:

In the name of Allah, we praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.

It is permissible for one to pray on his bed so long as it is firm and he is able to place his forehead and nose firmly when prostrating.

Sheikh Salih Al-Fawzan said, “There is nothing wrong with praying on something that is raised such as a bed and the like, if it is clean and is firm and will not shake or wobble and distract the Muslim.

Watch this short talk with Dr. Muhammad Salah to learn more about the ruling of praying on bed.

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title: The Characteristics of the Water Used in Taharah,
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Water Used for Purification 

Question: 

What is the ruling if a rat falls into a well? Is this water pure or not? Can I use it for performing wudu’ (ablution)? What are the characteristics of the pure water? 

Answer:

In the name of Allah, we praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.

It should be noted that if one of the three water’s characteristics, i.e. taste, color or smell changes: in this case this water is impure, it is not acceptable to perform ablution with it and it does not remove an impurity according to the Jurists. 

The water of a well which springs forth from the earth does not become najis (impurity) owing to something najis falling in it, unless its color, smell, or taste changes. However, it is recommended that, in the event of certain impurities falling in it, a quantity of water should be drawn from the well. 

The Characteristics of the Water Used in Taharah

– Water should pure and purifying (e.g., rain water, snow, hail, sea water, and water from well).

Watch this interesting talk with Dr. Muhammad Salah to learn more about the pure water of taharah

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title: Is Shaking Hands or Saying “Harama” is an Act of Prayer?,
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Is Shaking Hands or Saying “Harama” is an Act of Prayer?

Question: 

What is the ruling of shaking hands, saying “harama” or “taqabbal Allah” after prayer

Answer: 

In the name of Allah, we praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.

Imam An-Nawawi said, “Regarding the common practice of handshaking after morning and afternoon prayers, Sheikh Ibn Abdus-Salam called it a neutrally permissible innovation that cannot be described with any reprehensibility or recommendation. What he has stated is fine, the preferred opinion is that if one shakes hands with one known to him before meeting for prayer, it is neutrally permissible, but if one shakes hands with one whom he was not acquainted with before prayer, it is recommended, since shaking hands upon meeting is a Sunnah by consensus, due to the authentic hadiths narrated on the subject.” (Al-Majmu`)

If anyone thinks that saying, ‘taqabbala Allah or harama’ (may Allah accept your prayer) after congregational prayer is a necessary part of prayer, believing that prayer is incomplete without it, then it is certainly a kind of innovation. 

Watch this short video to get the answer with Dr. Muhammad Salah. 

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title: Offering Prayer Shortly before It’s Time Is Gone: Permissible?,
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Offering Prayer Shortly before It’s Time Is Gone

Question: 

If some body came from work and he was asleep and exhausted, so he could not wake up to pray Zhuhr Prayer on time. However, he or she offered the Zhuhr Prayer before `Asr at the end of the time, is it permissible? 

Answer: 

In the name of Allah, we praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.

The scholars say that the best time for any Prayer is the beginning of its time due to the saying of the Prophet (peace be upon him) “The best of deeds in the sight of Allah is Prayer at the beginning of its time”. (Al-Bukhari)

Hence, it is recommended that one should hasten to pray after the entrance of its time always, whether it is winter or summer, whether it is for Zhuhr Prayer or any other prayer, and whether one is making prayer alone or in congregation. 

There is a time of permissibility; this is the time where delaying of prayer has not yet reached the level of hatefulness, but to delay it beyond this time is either disliked or forbidden, although the prayer is still valid as long as it is completed within its time. 

Watch this interesting talk with Dr. Muhammad Salah to know more about the ruling of praying at the end of time. 

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title: Women Praying behind Men in Masjid without Partitions, Allowable?,
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Women Praying behind Men in Masjid without Partitions

Question: 

Is it permissible for women to pray behind men in the same hall of the Majid without partition? 

Answer:

In the name of Allah, we praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.

Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “The best of the men’s rows (in Salat) is the first row and the worst is the last; but the best of the woman’s row is the last and the worst of their rows is the first.” (Muslim

It is allowed for both men and women to pray in the Mosque or Masjid in the same congregation. When men and women are together in the Masjid then we should have first men’s lines behind the Imam, then children and then women. This is the way Muslims used to pray behind the Prophet (peace be upon him). He did not make or ask his Companions to have a curtain or wall between the lines of men and women. 

It must be noted that Muslim women should come to the Masjid wearing proper Islamic dress, for it is Haram (forbidden) for a Muslim woman to attend a public gathering without a full Islamic dress. She must cover her hair and neck with hijab, which should also go over her bosom. Her dress should be modest and loose enough in order not to reveal the shape of her body.

Watch this interesting talk with Dr. Muhammad Salah to know more about the rules of men and women pray in congregation at the same Masjid. 

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Source: Huda Youtube Channel. 


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