What Shall We Say in Sujud As-Sahw?
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Sujud As-Sahw


Question:


What do we recite in Sujud As-Sahw (Prostration of Forgetfulness)?


Answer:


Sujud As-Sahw is defined as the two prostrations that one offers in order to compensate for mistakes occurring in the prayer due to forgetfulness (sahw).


Responding to this question, Dr. Muhammad Salah states that one can say whatever he/she recites in the ordinary prostration. So, one can say “Subhana Rabbiyal Al-`Ala” (How Perfect is my Lord, the Highest) three times. In addition, one can invoke Allah Almighty with any supplication as he/she wishes.


Do not miss watching this interesting fatwa with Dr. Muhammad Salah to learn more about what to say during the prostration of forgetfulness.



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Is There a Specific Prayer Between Maghrib and `Isha’?
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Specific Prayer Between Maghrib and `Isha


Question:


Is there a specific prayer that has a certain number of rak`ahs that could be offered between Maghrib (Sunset) Prayer and `Isha’ (Night) Prayer?


Answer:


There are some hadiths narrated in the Sunnah indicating that the Prophet (peace be upon him) used to offer voluntary prayers during the time between Maghrib and `Isha’. Hudhaifah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “I came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and prayed Maghrib with him. When he had finished the prayer, he stood and prayed, and he kept praying until he prayed ‘Isha’.” (Authenticated by Al-Albani)


It is clear that such voluntary prayer has many virtues and rewards. However, no authentic hadith has been narrated about praying it as six rak`ahs. Imam Ibn Al-`Iraqi said, “Such prayer used to be offered by `Abdullah ibn Mas`ud, `Abdullah ibn `Umar, Salman Al-farsi, Ibn Malik, Al-Aswad ibn Yazid, Sa`id ibn Jubair, Ibn Abi Maleekah, etc.”


Responding to this question, Dr. Muhammad Salah sates that it is recommended to pray as many rak`ahs as one wishes between Maghrib and `Isha’. It is better to offer it two by two.



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Source: Iqra Youtube Channel. 



Wearing Gloves During Prayer: Allowed?
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Gloves During Prayer


Question:


Is it permissible to wear gloves during prayer knowing that there will be no direct contact with the ground while performing sujud (prostration)?


Answer:


Anas ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated: “We used to pray with the Prophet (peace be upon him) in scorching heat, and if someone of us could not put his face on the earth (because of the heat) then he would spread his clothes and prostrate over them.” (Al-Bukhari)


Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with them) said: I saw the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) on a rainy day, avoiding the mud when he prostrated by placing a garment that he was wearing beneath his hands. (Ahmad)


Responding to this question, Dr. Muhammad Salah states that the majority of scholars are of the view that it is permissible to cover one’s hands with clothes, long sleeves or gloves to avoid extremely hot of the floor or mud while praying in an open place.


Do not miss watching this interesting fatwa to know more about the ruling of wearing gloves during prayer.



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Source: Iqra Youtube Channel.



What Is the Ruling of Prayer of Ragha'ib?
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Prayer of Ragha’ib


Question:


What is the ruling of Prayer of Ragha’ib? What is its time?


Answer:


Prayer of Ar-Ragha’ib is the one that is offered on the night of the first Friday, in Rajab between Maghrib (Sunset) Prayer and `Isha’ (Night) Prayer, and is preceded by the fasting of the first Thursday of Rajab.


There is a consensus among the majority of scholars that it is an innovation (bid`ah) as it has not been mentioned in the Sunnah or even practiced by the Prophet (peace be upon him).


Responding to this question, Dr. Muhammad Salah states that there is no such prayer in the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him). It is offered in the first Jumu`ah (Friday) of Rajab and in the middle night of Sha`ban.


Do not miss watching this interesting fatwa to know the ruling of prayer of Ar-Ragha’ib.



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Source: Iqra Youtube Channel.    



What Is the Age of Puberty?
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Age of Puberty


Question:


What is the age of puberty upon which a Muslim must observe prayer and fasting?


Answer:


A Muslim must perform prayer, fasting, pilgrimage or other mandatory acts of worship when one reaches the age of puberty. `A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “There are three (persons) whose actions are not recorded: a sleeper till he awakes, an idiot till he is restored to reason, and a boy till he reaches puberty.” (Abu Dawud)


The symptoms of the age of puberty are as follows:


1- Experiencing the monthly period (menstruation) for females.


2- Experiencing the wet dream for both males and females.


3- Growth of coarse hairs around the private parts.


4- The age of fifteen.


Responding to this question, Dr. Muhammad Salah explains in detail the symptoms of puberty for both males and females. He also gives some precious advice to parents regarding teaching their children at young age so that they get familiar with acts of worship.


The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “Teach a boy Salah (the prayer) when he attains the age of seven, and punish him (if he does not offer it) at ten”. (Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi)



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Source: Iqra Youtube Channel.    



Washing the Dead Body of His Mother: Allowed?
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Washing the Dead Body of One’s Mother


Question:


Is it permissible for a person to wash his mother’s body after she dies?


Answer:


It is prohibited to uncover the `awrah  (the parts of the body that should be kept covered) in front of children who have reached the age of discernment, because Allah has commanded the believers to tell household members who have not reached the age of puberty. This ruling is also applied after death, so a son is not allowed to wash his mother’s dead body. If she has no husband and no women are available, then the jurists said that it is permissible for a male relative to wash her, like her son or her brother, for a dire necessity without taking off her clothes. Rather, he should wash her with her clothes on.


Responding to this question, Dr. Muhammad Salah clarifies that a husband may wash his wife’s dead body and vice versa. `A’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said to her, “If you die before me, I will wash you myself.” (Ahmed and Ibn Majah)



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Source: Iqra Youtube Channel.



What Is the Ruling of Washing the Deceased?
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Washing the Deceased


Question:


What is the ruling of washing the deceased (ghusl Al-Mayyitt)?


Answer:


Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated, “I heard the Prophet (peace be upon him) saying, “Hurry up with the dead body (for its burial), for if it is pious, you are speeding it to goodness and if it is otherwise, you are laying an evil off your necks.” (Agreed Upon)


The majority of scholars are of the view that washing a Muslim who has died is Fard Kifayah (communal duty). It was narrated that Umm `Atiyah said: “One of the daughters of the Prophet (peace be upon him) died, and he sent word to us saying: ‘Wash her with water and lotus leaves, and wash her an odd number of times, three, or five, or seven if you think (that is needed), and put some camphor in it the last time. And when you have finished, inform me.’ When we finished, we finished, we informed him, and he threw his informed him, and he threw his waist-wrap to us and said: ‘Shroud her in it.’ And we combed her hair and put it in three braids, and put it behind her.” (An-Nasa’i)


Responding to this question, Dr. Muhammad Salah explains the etiquettes of dealing with the deceased.



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Source: Iqran Youtube Channel.  



What Is the Ruling of the Witr Prayer?
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Witr Prayer


Question:


What is the ruling of the Witr prayer? Is it an obligatory or nafl prayer? I have not offered Witr prayer for a long time, do I have to make it up?


Answer:


Witr Prayer is the last prayer that a Muslim offers at night. It is a highly recommended Sunnah prayer. A Muslim may offer it at any time after the `Isha’ Prayer (Night Prayer) and before the Fajr Prayer (Dawn Prayer). Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Perform Witr prayer before dawn.” (Muslim)


The Prophet (peace upon him) did not leave the Witr Prayer even if he was on a journey or on his mount. Therefore, some scholars have classified it as wajib (obligatory) such as Imam Abu Hanifah, but the majority of scholars see that it is a confirmed Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him).


Responding to this question, Dr. Muhammad Salah narrates the following hadith regarding the mandatory and nafl prayers, “A man from Najd with unkempt hair came to Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) and we heard his loud voice but could not understand what he was saying, till he came near and then we came to know that he was asking about Islam. Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said, “You have to offer prayers perfectly five times in a day and night (24 hours).” The man asked, “Is there any more (praying)?” Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) replied, “No, but if you want to offer the Nawafil prayers (you can)”. (Al-Bukhari)


Do not miss watching this interesting fatwa with Dr. Muhammad Salah to know the ruling of the Witr Prayer.



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Source: Iqra Youtube Channel.



What Is the Ruling of Taking Sutrah During Prayer?
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Taking a Sutrah During Prayer


Question:


What is the ruling of taking a sutrah (object serving as a screen for one who is praying) in front of a Muslim while offering prayer?


Answer:


A sutrah is an object or a barrier that is placed in front of one to serve as a partition between him and anyone that may walk in front of him.


Taking sutrah is a confirmed Sunnah as narrated in many hadiths. For example, it was narrated from `Abdur-Rahman ibn Abu Sa`id that his father said: “The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: ‘When anyone of you performs prayer, let him pray facing towards a Sutrah, and let him get close to it, and not let anyone pass in front of him. If someone comes and wants to pass in front of him, let him fight him, for he is a Shaitan (Satan).’” (Ibn Majah)


In  another hadith, Abu Juhaim narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “If anyone who passes in front of a man who is praying knew the responsibility he incurs, he would stand still forty (years) rather than to pass in front of him”, Abu Nadr said: I do not know whether he said forty days or months or years. (Muslim)


Dr. Muhammad Salah defines the concept of sutrah, its ruling and how to take a sutrah while offering prayer in light of the Sunnah.



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Source: Iqra Youtube Channel.



How Many Times Do I Have to Wash off the Impurities of Dogs?
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Washing off the Impurities of Dogs 


Question:


How many times do I have to wash off the impurities of dogs?


Answer:


First of all, there is a consensus among scholars that it is not permissible to keep a dog unless it is for a purpose, like hunting or guarding property. Ibn `Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “He who keeps a dog other than that meant for watching the herd or for hunting loses every day out of his deeds equal to two qirat.” (Muslim)


Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “When a dog licks a utensil belonging to any one of you, (the thing contained in it) should be thrown away and then (the utensil) should be washed seven times.” (Muslim)


Do not miss watching this important fatwa with Dr. Muhammad Salah to know the ruling of keeping dogs at home and how to purify their impurities.



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Source: Iqra Youtube Channel.



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