Completes the missed part of the Prayer before Imaam’s tasleem
Response: This is not permissible for him to do; He must remain seated until the imaam has completed (the prayer with) the second tasleem. And if he were to stand before the tasleem and does not (immediately) return (to join the imaam), then his prayer is (automatically) rendered a voluntary prayer and he is required to repeat the (obligatory) prayer; This is because the congregation (behind the imaam) are obligated to remain with the imaam (and follow him) until the imaam completes the prayer.
Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan as-Sa’dee
Question: What is the ruling regarding praying behind one who smokes?
Response: If you are able to find another imaam, then do not pray behind him (the smoker). And if you were unable to find other than the imaam who smokes, then you are required to pray behind him; Do not pray alone by yourself. And Allaah has the Complete knowledge of all affairs.
Question: The Imaam led the Maghrib prayer and during the prayer he remembered he had not prayed the ‘Asr prayer, so what should he do?
Response: This Imaam, who forgot the ‘Asr prayer and began the Maghrib prayer and thereafter remembered during the prayer he had not prayed [the] ‘Asr [prayer] should continue with the Maghrib prayer. Upon completing the [Maghrib] prayer he should [then] perform the ‘Asr prayer and in this situation his ‘Asr prayer will be correct.
This ruling is general, even if one was praying alone, because if a person begins an obligatory prayer then he is required to complete it unless he has an Islaamically acceptable reason not to do so.
Question: A person [intending to perform the congregational prayer] finds the imaam in the final tashahhud, should he join the congregation or wait for another congregation [to gather for the prayer]? Provide us with a ruling and may Allaah reward you with good.
Response: If a person [intending to perform the congregational prayer] enters and the imaam is in the final tashahhud, then if he anticipates the gathering of another congregation he should not join the imaam, and if he does not anticipate the gathering of another congregation then he should join him. This is because the preponderant opinion is that the [reward for the] congregational prayer is not attained unless one joins the prayer before the final rukoo’ – due to the generality of his (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) statement:
((Whoever catches the [final] rak’ah of the prayer, then he has attained the [reward for the congregational] prayer)), [transmitted by al-Bukhaaree – 580 and Muslim – 607]
And just as the [reward for the] jumu’ah [prayer] is not attained unless one joins the prayer before the final rukoo’, likewise is the case for the congregation[al prayer].
So, if he finds the imaam in the final tashahhud, [and joins the congregation] then he will not have attained the [reward for the] congregation[al prayer], otherwise he can wait [the gathering of another congregation] and pray with this [new] congregation. If however he does not anticipate the gathering of another congregation, then his joining the imaam in whatever is left of the [final] tashahhud is better than abstaining from it.
Whoever forgets [to perform] the maghrib prayer, and then remembers it when he is [just starting the prayer by] saying “Allaahu Akbar” for the maghrib prayer the following day, then he is required to [immediately] break his prayer, and then make up the missed [maghrib prayer from the day before] and then pray the current maghrib [prayer].
Who is Allah?
Allah the Almighty Himself answers this question in His saying,
Allah – there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires Him not. And He is the Most High, the Most Great. [Al-Baqarah: 255] Continue reading
Where Did God Come From?
Both the Bible and the Quran tell us God has always existed and there never was a time He did not exit. As such, He is the Eternal, without beginning and without end. He is the only creator and sustainer of all that exists and nothing and no one exists alongside Him, nor does He have any partners. He tells us, He is not created, nor is He like His creation in anyway. He calls Himself by a number of names and three of them are: Continue reading
The Prophet’s (saas) patience
Throughout the period of his mission, the Prophet Muhammad (saas) experienced all manner of difficulty. Deniers and polytheists, from among his own people, insulted him most terribly, even calling him a magician or a madman. Others wanted to kill him and even schemed to do so. Despite all that, the Prophet (saas) tried to teach people of all backgrounds and cultures about the Qur’an, and therefore about proper morality and good behavior.
As Allah revealed in the verses of the Qur’an, some people had not the slightest idea of the basics of good manners, for which reason it never entered their minds that they might appall someone who possessed superior morality. The Prophet (saas) displayed the greatest patience in this circumstances, turning to Allah and asking for His help in all situations and encouraging believers to patience and submission. Continue reading
The Prophet (saas) warned against idolatry
|One of the most important errors that the Prophet (saas) has warned against is associating partners with Allah (shirk). As can be seen from the verses of the Qur’an, the Prophet (saas) always told people that Allah is the only God, that nothing had any power apart from Allah, and warned them against idolatry. He was commanded to do this in many verses, some of which read: Continue reading|
Narrated `Abdullah bin Mas`ud : The Prophet recited Suratan−Najm (103) at Mecca and prostrated while reciting it and those who were with him did the same except an old man who took a handful of small stones or earth and lifted it to his forehead and said, "This is sufficient for me." Later on, I saw him killed as a non−believer. Bukhari 2/174.