Question: A person performed the obligatory hajj and afterwards he abandoned the prayer – and refuge is sought in Allaah – he then repented and began to perform the prayer. So is it obligatory for him to perform the hajj again, considering he had abandoned the prayer and the one who abandons the prayer is a kaafir? We anticipate (your) guidance (on this matter and) may Allaah reward you (with good).
Response: If the situation is as the questioner mentions, then his hajj is not nullified and he is not required to perform another hajj because Continue reading
The permissible distance when passing by someone who is praying
Question: What is the (permissible) distance in front of the one praying that someone is allowed to pass by?
Response: The distance at which it is allowed to pass by in front of the one performing his prayer, so long as he has a sutrah, is that area beyond the sutrah of the one praying. And if he did not have a sutrah, and was praying on a prayer mat, then the (entire) area of the prayer mat is not permissible for anyone to pass by. And if he did not have a prayer mat, then it is prohibited for anyone to pass by the area between his feet and his prostration area/spot.
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen
Fataawa Noor ‘alad-Darb – Volume 1, Page 163 fatwaonline.com
The direction in which one should face whilst supplicating
Response: The sky is the qiblah, and raising the hands towards the sky is from the evidences of Ahlus-Sunnah affirming the Loftiness of Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala). Even the creatures, if they are afflicted (with pain) they raise their heads towards the sky. And the Ka’bah is the qiblahfor supplicating also as it is the qiblah for the salaah.
Shaykh ‘Abdur-Razzaaq ‘Afeefee
Performed the Maghrib prayer and realised he had not performed the ‘Asr prayer
Question: If one remembers that he has not performed the ‘Asr (prayer) except after having performed the Maghrib (prayer), should he (then) perform the ‘Asr (prayer) and (then) the Maghrib(prayer) or should he (suffice with) perform the ‘Asr (prayer) only?
Response: He should only perform the ‘Asr prayer, because he has performed the Maghrib(prayer) at its time, and likewise (it is considered) he has performed the ‘Asr (prayer) at it’s time since it’s time is (considered as such) when one remembers (not having performed it).
al-Haawee min Fataawa ash-Shaykh al-Albaanee – Page 187 fatwaonline.com
A woman praying inside her home after the adhaan or the iqaamah has been called
Response: If the time (for the prayer) has arrived, then the women who are in the homes should pray and not wait for the iqaamah (to be called), rather, they should pray after hearing the adhaan(having been called) if the mu.adhdhin calls the adhaan (promptly) at the time of the prayer. And it is permissible for them to delay (the prayer) from its initial time of arrival, and Allaah knows best.
Shaykh Saalih ibn Fowzaan
The adhaan and iqaamah for the women
Question: Is the adhaan and the iqaamah obligatory upon the women or is it (merely) recommended?
Response: We have said (many) times that with respect to rulings and (their) definition theSharee’ah applies to both the man and woman equally. So (the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam)) said:
((Indeed the women are the twins of the men))
So there is no differing in the Sharee’ah rulings with respect to the prayer, the fasting, the ablution, the hajj and the like. So all that has been obligated upon the men has (likewise) been obligated upon the women except where there exists an exception. So based upon this, the ruling will remain general (with respect to both the man and the woman) unless a specific ruling exists. Continue reading
The imaam pausing after reciting Soorah al-Faatihah
Response: That which is established from the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) are two pauses: Continue reading
The prostration of forgetfulness – before or after the tasleem?
Question: Is the prostration of forgetfulness (sujood as-sahoo) to be done before the tasleem(completion of the prayer) or after it, or are there situations where it is to be done before thetasleem and (likewsie) situations where it is to be done after it? Continue reading
Lifting one or both feet off the ground whilst in sujood
Question: Noble Shaykh, I notice some people, whilst in the sujood (position) they lift one of their feet, or (even) both. So what is the ruling regarding this action?
Response: It is not permissible for the one in sujood to lift any of the (required) seven (body) parts (from the ground), because the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) said:
((I have been commanded to make sujood upon seven parts (of the body): upon the length of the nose to the forehead, and he pointed with his hand to his nose, upon the palms of the hand, upon the knees and upon the tips of the toes)).
So if anyone lifts one foot or both of them, or (lifts) his hand or both of them, or (lifts) his nose or his forehead of both of them, then certainly his sujood is nullified and not counted, and if hissujood is nullified, then indeed his (entire) salaah is nullified.
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen
Liqaa. al-Baab al-Maftooh, Volume 25, Page 22 fatwaonline.com
Reciting two Soorahs in a single rak’ah
Response: There is no harm in combining (the reciting of) two Soorahs in a single rak’ah of an obligatory prayer. However, if doing so causes difficulty for the congregation behind him in an obligatory prayer, then it should not be done.
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen