title: What Are the Virtues of Completing the Gaps in Prayer?,
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The Virtues of Completing the Gaps in Prayer

Question: 

The questioner inquires about people who have a bad habit of leaving gaps between them in the prayer lines and also do not complete them. What is the ruling of such act? 

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.

Most of scholars have agreed that straightening the lines in Prayer is prescribed. Sheikh Ibn Taimiyah (may Allah have mercy upon him) even said that if the congregation (jma`ah) does not straighten their rows, then they are sinning.” 

Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “Keep your rows straight (during prayer in congregation), for keeping the rows straight is part of the perfection of prayer.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

Abu Mas`ud Al-Ansari (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) would place his hands upon our shoulders when we would form rows for As-Salat (the prayer) and say, “Stand in straight rows and do not differ among yourselves, or else your hearts will differ due to disaccord. Let those be nearest to me who are mature and endowed with understanding (of the religion), then those who are nearest to them in these respects and then those who are nearest to them”. (Muslim) 

Nu`man Ibn Bashir narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) used to straighten our rows as it lie were straightening an arrow with their help until be saw that we had learnt it from him. One day he came out, stood up (for prayer) and was about to say: Allah is the Greatest, when he saw a man, whose chest was bulging out from the row, so he said: Servants of Allah, you hint straighten your rows or Allah would create dissension amongst you.” (Muslim) 

It was narrated that Anas bin Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) said, “I arrived at Medina and was asked whether I found any change since the days of Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him). I said, “I have not found any change except that you do not stand in alignment in your prayers.” (Al-Bukhari) 

For more information about the ruling of straightening and completing the lines and gaps in prayer, watch this interesting talk with Dr. Muhammad Salah.

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Source: Huda Youtube Channel. 


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title: What Shall I Do If I Forget Sujud As-Sahw?,
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Forgetting Sujud As-Sahw after the Obligatory Prayer

Question:

What shall I do if I forget to make sujud As-Sahw (prostration of forgetfulness) after finishing the prescribed Prayer? I remembered after offering the sunnah prayer, what shall I do now?  

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.

Sujud As-Sahw consists of two prostrations. It is performed like the prostrations in the prayer, including the prostration’s integrals, such as: placing the limb’s of prostration on the ground, remaining motionless for a moment, etc. Abdur-Rahman ibn `Awf narrated that he heard the Prophet ( peace be upon him) saying: “When one of you becomes forgetful in his prayer so that he does not know if he prayed one or two, then let him consider it one. When he does not know if he prayed three or four, then let him consider it three, and let him perform two prostrations before he says the tasleem.” (At-Tirmidhi

Three cases in which prostration of forgetfulness must be performed: 

–  Performing something additional in prayer (addition) inattentively.

– Missing an obligatory act of prayer

– When one is uncertain whether he has performed something additional or missed some integral part of prayer (doubt).

For more information about forgetting the Sujud As-Sahw, watch this short talk with Dr. Muhammad Salah.

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Source: Huda Youtube Channel. 


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title: What Is The Ruling Of Covering Hair For Women In Prayer?,
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Covering Hair For Women In Prayer

Question: 

What is the ruling of covering hair for women while offering 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.

`A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Allah does not accept the prayer of a woman who has reached puberty unless she wears a veil.” (Abu Dawud) 

Covering the `awrah is one of the prerequisites of Prayer. Allah says in the Qur’an:

“O Children of Adam, take your adornment (by wearing proper clothing) for every mosque.” (Al-A`raf 7:31)

The word “adornment” here refers to covering the `awrah, while the word “mosque” means “prayer.” Therefore, the whole phrase means “Cover your `awrah for every prayer.”

Abu Bakr ibn Al-Mundhir said: “The scholars are unanimously agreed that a free, adult woman must cover her head when she prays, and that if she prays with her entire head uncovered, then she must repeat the prayer. Others also narrated that there was consensus that covering is an essential condition. (Sharh Al-`Umdah)

For more information about covering hair for women, watch this interesting talk with Dr. Muhammad Salah.

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Source: Huda Youtube Channel.


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title: Prayer of the Solar and Lunar Eclipse (Salat Al-Khusuf),
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The scholars agree that the prayer of the eclipses is a confirmed sunnah which is to be performed by both men and women.

The scholars agree that the prayer of the eclipses is a confirmed sunnah which is to be performed by both men and women. It is recommended to pray it in congregation although the congregation is not a condition for it. The sunnah is to be performed in a mosque as the Prophet (peace be upon him) went to the mosque immediately after the solar eclipse appeared. It’s also permissible for women to attend the congregation of the solar and lunar eclipse as `A’ishah and Asmaa bint Abi Bakr (may Allah be pleased with them) prayed with the Prophet at the mosque.

The people are called to it by announcing As-Salatu jami`ah “prayer in congregation.” The majority of the scholars hold that it is to consist of two rak`ahs (unit of prayer)and that in every rak`ah one is to perform two bowings (ruku`) instead of the customary one.

`A’ishah narrates: “There was a solar eclipse during the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him)and the Prophet went to the mosque, and he stood and made the takbir (saying Allah is greatest), and he put the people in rows behind him, and he made a lengthy recital during the Prayer. Next, he made the takbir and made a long bowing, but it was not as long as the recital. Following that, he raised his head, saying: ‘Allah hears him who praises Him. And to You, our Lord, belongs the praise.’ Afterward, he stood and made another long recital but it was shorter than the first one. Again, he made the takbir and made a bowing that was shorter than the first one. Then, again he said: ‘Allah hears him who praises Him. And to You, our Lord, belongs the praise.’ After this, he prostrated. He did the same in the next rak`ah and finished four bowings and four sujud (prostration). The sun appeared again before he finished. Finally, he stood and addressed the people and praised Allah as He deserves it and said: ‘The sun and the moon are two signs from among Allah’s signs and there is no eclipse due to someone’s death or life. If you see them occurring, hurry to pray.'” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “There was a solar eclipse during the life time of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and he prayed with a long standing, similar to what it takes to recite Surat Al-Baqarah. Then, he made a long bowing. After which, he stood and made another long recital but shorter than the first one. Again he went into bowing, but for a shorter time than in the first one. Following this, he made sajdah [twice]. Next he made another long standing (qiyam) which was also not as long as the first. After that, he made another lengthy bowing but it was not as long as the first one. Again, he made another long standing [and recital] but it was not as long as the first one. After which, he made another lengthy bowing but it was not as long as the previous one. Following this, he went into prostration [and so on]. When he had finished, the sun had appeared. He concluded his prayer and said: ‘The sun and the moon are two signs from the signs of Allah, and there is no eclipse due to the death or life of anyone. If you see it, make remembrance of Allah.'” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim observes: “The authentic, clear, and considered  sunnah concerning salat Al-khsuf is that the bowing is to be repeated [twice] in every rak`ah. This is based on the hadith from `A’ishah, Ibn `Abbas, Jabir, and others.

They all report that the Prophet repeated the bowing in one rak`ah. Those who mention the repeating of the bowing are more in number, weightier, and closer to the Prophet than those who do not mention it.” This is the opinion of Malik, Ash-Shafi`i, and Ahmad.

Abu Hanifah is of the opinion that salat Al-Khusuf consists of two rak`ahs, similar to salat Al-`Eid and jumu`ah, based on the hadith of An-Nu`man ibn Bashir (may Allah be pleased with him) who says: “The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) prayed Salat Al-khusuf with us like one of your prayers. He went into bowing and performed prostration, praying two rak`ahs by two rak`ahs, and supplicated to Allah until the sun reappeared clearly again.” In the hadith from Qabsah al-Hillali, the Prophet said: “If you see that [i.e., an eclipse], pray as you pray the obligatory prayer.” (Ahmad and An-Nasa’i)

The reciting of Surat Al-Fatihah is obligatory in each rak’ah, and one may recite whatever one wishes to, after Al-Fatihah. It is allowed to make the recital audible or silent, but Al-Bukhari says: “Audible recital is more proper.”

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Source: Quoted with slight modifications from Sayyid Sabiq’s Fiqh As-Sunnah.  


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title: Are Women Allowed to Lead Other Women in the Obligatory Prayer?,
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Women Lead Other Women in Obligatory Prayer

Question:

What is the ruling of a woman leading other women whether it is obligatory prayer or Sunnah 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.

We have authentic narrations that `A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her)‎ led women in prayer. It was narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) used to visit Umm Waraqah daughter of `Abd Allah ibn Al-Harith at her house. He appointed a muezzin to call adhan (call of prayer) for her; and he commanded her to lead the inmates of her house in prayer.” (Authenticated by Al-Albani) 

The difference between men and women in this regard is that she stands in the middle of the first line. 

To know more about the ruling of leading women for other women in prayer, watch this interesting talk with Sheikh Yahya Ibrahim. 

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Source: faithiq Youtube Channel. 


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title: Could I Make Supplication During the Prostration of Recitation?,
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Supplication During The Prostration of Recitation

Question: 

I usually stay after Fajr (Dawn Prayer) to recite some verses of the Qur’an. Is it permissible to make supplication (du`a’) while offering Sujud At-Tilawah (prostration of recitation) or prostration of thankfulness (Sujud Ash-Shukr)? 

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.

Sujud Ash-Shukr is a prostration which is performed for Allah, in order to show Shukr (thanks and gratitude) to Him for a specific blessing. It is offered when Allah removes a calamity or gives a blessing.

Sa`d ibn Abu Waqqas (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: We left Makkah with the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) for Al-Madinah, and when we were near ‘Azwara,’ (peace be upon him) he alighted (from his riding-camel) raised his hands in supplication to Allah for a while and prostrated himself. He remained for a long time in prostration. Then he stood up and raised his hands for a while, after which he prostrated himself (again), and remained for a long time in prostration. Then he stood up and raised his hands for a while, after which he prostrated himself for the third time. Then he (peace be upon him) said, “I supplicated my Rubb and made intercession for my Ummah, and He granted me one-third of them. So I again prostrated myself in gratitude to my Rubb. Then I raised my head and supplicated my Rubb for my Ummah, and He granted me another third of them. Again I raised my head and supplicated my Rubb for my Ummah and He granted me the last third of them. So I fell into prostration out of gratitude before my Rubb.” (Abu Dawud

To know more information about how to make Prostration of Thankfulness and Prostration of Recitation, watch this interesting talk with Dr. Muhammad Salah. 

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Source: Huda Youtube Channel.


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title: Can Women Pray in Public Places?,
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Women Pray in Public Places

Question:

What is the ruling of a woman offering prayer (salah) in public places?

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.

In our blessed tradition we have been told by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) that this entire Earth has been made a blessed place and a Masjid/Mosque for him. Both men and women can pray in public spaces.

Although, it is important that Muslim women check if they can concentrate, if they are safe and they need to make sure that their modesty is not exposed.

To know more about such ruling, watch this short talk with Sheikh Navaid Aziz. 

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Source: Faithiq Youtube Channel.


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title: What Is the Ruling of Forgetting the Number of Rak`ahs while Praying?,
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Forgetting the Number of Rak`ahs while Praying

Question:

What is the ruling of forgetting the number of rak`ahs (unit of prayer) while making sujud (prostration) in my 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.

First of all, you have to know that forgetting the number of rak`ahs that you have prayed does not invalidate your prayer. 

Rather, if you forget how many rak`ahs you have prayed, you go on the assumption that you have prayed the least number that you are certain of. For example, if I am unsure whether I have prayed two or three rak`ahs, then I assume that I have only prayed two and then complete my prayer based on that assumption. 

At the end of prayer and before making tasleem, it is recommended (but not obligatory) to perform two prostrations of forgetfulness.

To know more about the ruling of forgetting the number of rak`ahs while offering prayer, watch this interesting talk with Dr. Muhammad Salah.

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Source: Huda Youtube Channel. 


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title: What Are The Virtues of Praying On Regular Basis?,
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There are many virtues of praying regularly:

1- Prayer is one of the most virtues acts in Islam, and most beloved to Almighty Allah.

It was narrated that `Abdullah ibn `Amr said: “The Messenger of Allah said: ‘Adhere to righteousness even though you will not be able to do all acts of virtue. Know that among the best of your deeds is prayer and that no one maintains his ablution except a believer.'” (Ibn Majah)

2- Prayer prevents immoral sins and evil deeds:

Almighty Allah says,

And establish prayer. Indeed, prayer prohibits immorality and wrongdoing. (Al-`Ankabut 29:45)

3- Prayer expiates sins:

Jabir (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “The similitude of the five (obligatory) Prayer is like a river running at the door of one of you in which he takes a bath five times a day.” (Muslim)

Abu Hurairah reported: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “The five daily (prescribed) Prayer, and Friday (prayer) to the next Friday (prayer), and the fasting of Ramadan to the next Ramadan, is expiation of the sins committed in between them, so long as major sins are avoided.” (Muslim)

4- Guarding prayer is light, proof, and salvation:

Abdullah ibn `Amr reported: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Whoever guards his prayers will have light, proof, and salvation on the Day of Resurrection. Whoever does not guard his prayers will not have light, nor proof, nor salvation. On the Day of Resurrection, he will be with Qarun, Pharaoh, Haman, and Ubay ibn Khalaf.” (Musnad Ahmad)

5- Prayer elevates one’s ranks and expiates sins:

Thauban (May Allah be pleased with him) said: I heard Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) saying, “Perform Salah more often. For every prostration that you perform before Allah will raise your position one degree and will remit one of your sins”. (Muslim)

6- It rescues from Hell, protects against danger, and enables a person to win Paradise:

It was narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “The one who prays before sunrise (Fajr prayer) and before sunset (`Asr prayer) will not enter Hell Fire.” (Muslim)

To know more about the virtues of offering the five daily prayers on regular basis, watch this interesting talk with Dr. Muhammad Salah.

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Source: Huda Youtube Channel.


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title: Can We Join Prayers when We Are at the Airport before Departing?,
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Join Prayers at the Airport before Departing

Question: 

Is it permissible to join prayers when we are at the airport before departing? 

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.

This is a debated issues amongst the scholars of the past and between the modern day scholars as well. The question often asked is, does the travel begin with intention or when you leave the house?

Airports take the rule of being outside the city, regardless of it’s location. At the airport, everyone knows you are a traveler. If you are at the airport you take the rules of a traveler and it is allowed for you to combine prayers.

For more information about the ruling of joining prayers at the airport before departing, watch this interesting talk with Sheikh Waleed Basyouni!

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Source: Faithiq Youtube Channel. 


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