Prayer-related Issues (Fatwa Session)

Dear Brothers/Sisters,

 

Thank you very much for joining us in this Live Fatwa session. We would like also to thank our guest, Dr. Wael Shehab, for answering the questions directed to him. You will find the answers of your questions below.

Saturday, Oct. 06, 2018 | 06:00 - 07:03 Makkah | 03:00 - 04:03 GMT

Session is over.

As salamou alaikum, when should we receite sourate Al Fatiah during group prayers? I listen to the imam but when he finish receiting Fatiah I never get time to receite it by myself. Please tell me the rule during group prayers should we just listen to the iman thats it?



Reciting Al Fatiah during group prayers - About Islam

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

 

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

 

Thank you for your question.

 

In prayer, one is to maintain concentration (khush`) and reflect on the adhkar and tasbih he/she says.

 

When one prays in congregation, he/she should listen to the recitation of the imam and reflect on what the imam reads from the Qur’an. Allah says, “So when the Qur’an is recited, then listen to it and pay attention that you may receive mercy.” (Al-A`raf 7:204)

 

According to some scholars, the imam’s recitation of al-Fatihah is sufficient and people who pray behind the imam are not required to read it.

 

Abu Bakr Al-`Arabi, as stated in Sh. Sayyed Sabiq’s Fiqh As-Sunnah, says: “What we see as the strongest opinion is that one must recite during the prayers in which the imam’s recital is subdued. But, during the prayers where the Imam recites aloud, one may not recite.”

 

If the imam leaves sometime after reading Al-Fatihah, you may read it. When the imam resumes reading Qur’an, you need to listen to the imam even if you do not finish reading Al-Fatihah. In rak`ahs when the imam does not read loudly, you may read Al-Fatihah if you have enough time to.

 

May Allah accept your and our good deeds!

 

Allah Almighty knows best.


Selamu Alejkum, My question is regarding Ishaa, I heard from someone that when Ishaa is need to be prayed, it has to be all dark outside, But sometimes, when the time For Isha has come it becomes not all dark but it is dark blue outside, So do u need to wait for it to become all dark black outside to pray, And what if someone prays while it is dark blue?, Does the prayer become accepted?



Isha - About Islam

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

 

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

  

Thank you for your good question.

 

For prayer times, you need to check at the nearby masjid or Islamic center.

 

The issue of the time for ishaa’ is a debatable issue among our great scholars. While the majority of scholars say that the time for ishaa’ starts after the disappearance of the red rays that appear after sunset, other scholars, mainly Imam Abu Hanifah and his followers, say that the time for Ishaa’ starts after the disappearance of the white rays, which signifies longer time for the Maghrib and delays the Ishaa’.

 

When you study the practice of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be on him) and the companions, you will see that they used to pray Maghrib at a fixed time, right after the sunset.

 

The hadiths that explain the times of the Prayers indicate that the time for the Maghrib is not expanded. For example, the hadith when the Angel Gabriel (peace be on him) came in two consecutive days to educate the Prophet Muhammad (peace be on him) about the start and end of the prayers times, he came in the same time for the Maghrib in the two days.

 

Based on this and other proofs, scholars say that the Ishaa’ starts after the expiry of the Maghrib time. Imam Ash-Shafi`i estimates the time for the Maghrib as the time that suffices for making wudu, adhan, and iqama, and then praying 5 rak`ahs (3 for the Maghrib and two for the sunnah).

 

Makkah scholars  fix 90 minutes after Maghrib to start Ishaa’; you may safely follow this view of Makkah scholars.

 

May Allah accept your and our good deeds, ameen.

 

Allah Almighty knows best.


Is drawing human face or animal face really not allowed. And if so, then why do many Islamic videos have animated version of different scholars lectures ??



Photography - About Islam

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

  

Thank you for your good question.

 

In principle, drawing and photography are permissible, as the ahadith that indicate the prohibition of tasweer do not apply to these arts. However, the subject-matter of the drawings should be permissible.

 

Therefore, drawing human faces, animals, birds, etc., is fine as long as you observe the general morals and ethics of Islam and the subject-matter is legal.

 

May Allah accept your and our good deeds, ameen.

 

Allah Almighty knows best.

 


Asalam alikumi wanted to know in state of ihram for a man if he has a problem of puss and blood coming out from private parts as he has done operations in past but it keeps coming back what's the ruling during hajj....



Hajj issue - About Islam

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

 

Thank you for your good question.

 

If it is beyond this brother’s control to remain in state of wudu during the Tawaf, his tawaf will be valid. Unlike other Hajj and Umrah rituals, being in state of wudu/purification is required for Tawaf only. Also, the brother should try his best to keep the ihram dress clean and pure.

 

Moreover, the brother is recommended to seek medical help too.

 

May Allah accept your and our good deeds, ameen.

 

Allah Almighty knows best.


Hey, my question is as follows: Is it permissible to wear clothing that has been recycled. And when I say recycled, I mean clothing made of recycled plastic.(P.S. the plastic could have been used to contain alcohol) so the question is. Is plastic that may could have contained alcohol to make clothing halal?



Recycled clothing - About Islam

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

 

Thank you for your good question.

 

If recycled clothes are clean and healthy, a Muslim can wear them. We should not go too far in thinking about the origin of the recycled materials.

 

Recycling, in fact, is highly appreciated as it saves resources and maximizes the benefits of using of what we have.

 

May Allah accept your and our good deeds, ameen.

 

Allah Almighty knows best.


Can I show wife photo to our friends?



Wife photo - About Islam

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

  

Thank you for your good question.

 

In fact, it is up to you and your wife to share or not to share your photos with friends as long as you are observing the Islamic dress and ethics code.

 

May Allah accept your and our good deeds, ameen.

 

Allah Almighty knows best.