Salaah - Performing

Salaah - Performing
29th May 2023

Joining prayers in a care home

Asallam alaikom wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,
This question is regarding joining prayers in a care home.
I am a female, UK, and I work at a care home for old ladies who are sometimes bed bound and helpless, they need medication at certain times and personal care, personal cleaning and bed pans etc . Often there are emergencies where the old lady suddenly loses ability to walk or they have dementia.
My shift is between 4pm -10pm. With consecutive 30 minute windows between each ladies flat in the building, I do not always have a break. My colleagues are often rushing around and it can be fast paced.
If I manage to find time to pray, it takes me 30 minutes because I have to remove my najasa clothes and wash and then change into clean clothes, make wudu and then go and pray 4 rakats without Quran and then change back into my uniform. The whole place is not clean because they have accidents on their chairs and on their carpet. I am observing proper hijab at work wearing lose clothes, everything including a clean hijab need changing and I cannot be late to any call.
These days I have been joing dhuhr and asr before I go to work and when I come home at 11pm, I eat, wash and then join maghrib with isha.
Is this permissible ?
JazakAllah Kheiran for reading from me.
Salaah - Performing
6th May 2023

Kaffarah on salah

Assalaamualaikum, hope you are in good health. My mother passed away during this ramadan. She had been really sick for the last 2 years. While she prayed her salah when she could but we think she missed some salah while she was able to by head movement. I believe only hanafi madhhab says, there is kaffarah for her missed salah. Is this the case? If so, What is the basis for it? Can we give the big amount from her kaffarah towards a house roof of a family who is really poor and the husband died leaving orphans and wife recently. Or do we have to pay each salah kaffarah to a different individual person? Jazakumullahu khyran..
Salaah - Performing
11th April 2023

Leading taraweeh

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
1.Whats the ruling of praying taraweeh behind an imam who has haircut which is against the sunnah
2. What if during the whole year the haircut is against the sunnah but before ramadhan the hair is even is it good to lead taraweeh
3. What if the beard is being trimmed can you pray taraweeh behind that imam
Salaah - Performing
16th February 2023

Years of missed salah

Assalamu alaikum, for many many years I’ve missed salah or faked doing it intentionally, and during those years I was slowly but surely leaving the fold of Islam. However in recent times I have began to feel closer to Allah and my faith has been growing much stronger, and I have began to feel the weight of my own actions and regret them immensely, especially after returning from Umrah. It is my intention to repent every single day for as long as I live for all that I have missed out upon, however I’d like to know if it is also possible for me to make up for all those missed prayers through other means such as qadha prayers and how best I can make up for them. Please guide me on this matter, Jazakallah.
Salaah - Performing
25th September 2022

Adding something to Salah

Aslam u alaikum
I have memory issues

I was praying zuhr I did first sajda prostration and sat in middle and said allahummaghfirli.

Then I did second sajda and after getting up I forgot if I had done first sajda or not so I decided to do one more sujood as I am in sitting position i said allahummaghfirli again and I'm about to do 3rd sujood.

After saying allahummaghfirli I remembered I've already said allahummaghfirli already that means I have done 2 sujood.

So now I'm clear my 2 sujood are done but now I'm stuck I don't know if I should get up or continue the 3rd sujood so I did third sujood and did sajda sahw sujood of forgetfulness at the end of salah

Is my prayer valid.
Salaah - Performing
5th September 2022

AN excused person leading salaah

Asalaamualaykum Warahmatullaahi Wabarakaatuh.
Alhamdulillah, with the will and power of Allah SWT I am a Hafidh of the Noble and Gorious Qur'aan of Allah SWT. This has given me a status where in the masjid I am asked to lead when there is no imam present.

I have been leading Taraweeh since my early teen years.
I have also led salaah in the masjid.

I fear that many of the salaah that I have led are not accepted.
How can I ever compensate for this?
How would a person compensate for leading nullified salaah where it is impossible to go to the muqtadees and tell them to repeat it.
The thing is, before twenty I was heedless of this problem.
I really noticed it when I read the below mentioned book. That was also the time when I began covering for an imam in my local masjid for salaahs he could not make it to.

It was only when I was around twenty years old, when I was reading the book -
'Negligence With Urine - A Major Sin' by Mufti Muhammad Farouq
when I learnt about Istibraa.

I remember being young, maybe in my early teens or my pre teen years of always thinking that some urine has leaked out. I used to always check. Sometimes I was right and sometimes I was wrong (in there being urine leakage).

But, after reading this book, I began to do istibraa.
But now I fear that many or all of my previous prayers that I have led and prayed as a muqtadee or by myself are not valid.

On top of this, although I have always strived to be punctual in removing hairs from my private parts since I became of the mature age. However, It wasn't until around when I was twenty when I started shaving around the anus. I have always strived to clean myself as best as I could whilst doing istinjaa, but my underwear would sometimes have light stains on it - even though I tried to wash myself thoroughly.
I told myself to ignore it.
Was my underwear impure? I always used to think it wasn't because i used to wash myself thoroughly.

What should I do to compensate for the leading of salaah that may not have been accepted?
At present I am always asked to lead the prayers at my local masjid.
The thing is, I am slightly overweight where there is fat around my bladder/belly button area. And I believe that this is the reason my bladder does not fully empty straight away. So I take a long time to completely empty it. Also due to me being overweight I fear that I suffer from stress incontinence where during the day I feel tiny drops leaking out. Sometimes when I check there is nothing there and sometimes there is. And sometimes there is a drop of thick white liquid at the base of my private or dried up on my underwear.
Therefore, If I am at the masjid and I feel I am not fit to lead I would refuse. But I fear that I may have led at times when I may not have noticed or felt any najaasat come out but it did.

When I am appointed to lead, before I arrive at the masjid I strive to make sure I have emptied my bladder fully and cleaned myself fully. And I don't want to say no to leading prayer but I am very scared that I have been putting myself in positions that i am not suited / fit for.
This is because I fear that there is always some urine left in my bladder that may leak out.

The thing is I read about being a ma'zur. And that you are only Ma'zur as long as you are in the condition of whatever is making you a ma'zur. As soon as that thing stops (e.g. bleeding) you are no longer classified as a ma'zur.

Every time I would lead I would wear clean boxers and most of the time if I feel something may have leaked out or could leak out I would go to the toilet first. If I am leading I would always strive to be clean and ready. However, there is always doubt in my mind if I should lead. I would never even want to lead one person in salaah if I am not fit to.

I fear that I have led many nullified salaah.
At present, I lead some salaah in the masjid.
Most of the time I would go to the toilet before and clean myself but still I am very doubtful if I should lead because I fear that some drops can still come out.

I have also been in positions when I have been leading, and I feel as ifI have passed wind - although I did not smell or hear anything. And I don't want to break salaah in case I am wrong and no wind has come out so I have continued to pray.

In summary, what can I do to receive pardon and forgiveness from ALLAH SWT?
I feel like a hypocrite! I feel like the filthiest person! I feel like a tyrant!
Should I lead salaah?

Salaah - Performing
13th August 2022

Qaza Umri Salah

Salaam Mufti,

Please can you advise me according to the Hanifi fiqh imitating maliki for wudu, ghusl and salah only. I have alot of qaza umri salah to make up, including 3 witra.

Can I make up my missed salah (qaza umri) with sunnah muakkdah, ghair muakkdah, and taraweeh rakats I read in salah?

Also, I have read the quicker method of completing qaza umri on your website but so many threads, it's confused me. Can I do this quick method for sunnah muakkdah and ghair muakkdah salah or is it just for additional qaza salah?

Please can you also send me the quicker method of instructions to pray qaza umri for salah, including witra?

Lastly, are you allowed to pray 1 witra if it's qaza umri?

Jazakallah Khair
Salaah - Performing
25th May 2022

If your praying duhur and it becomes asr is your prayer still valid

if your praying duhur and it becomes asr is your prayer still valid?
Salaah - Performing
15th May 2022

Becoming baaligh without knowing

Assalaamu 'alaikum,
If a boy did not know he became baaligh (he was experiencing wet dreams but did know what it was) and was not doing faraaid ghusl but still pray his salaats, will he have to replace the salaats now that he is aware?
If yes, how should he calculate it?
Salaah - Performing
3rd May 2022

I Pray Taraweeh In A Hanafi Masjid , As In Taraweeh We Pray 20 Rakahs 2 By 2 ; So Do I Have To Say S

I Pray Taraweeh In A Hanafi Masjid , As In Taraweeh We Pray 20 Rakahs 2 By 2 ; So Do I Have To Say Sanaa(Subhana Kalahuma...) In Every First Rakah Till 20? That Means 10 Times In 20 Rakah Prayer??
Salaah - Performing
3rd May 2022

My parents forced me not to go to eid prayer, I prayed at home by myself is it ok

Parents forced me not to go to eid prayer what to do
Salaah - Performing
29th April 2022

Time limit of witir

Upto which time we can offer witer namaz in night ?????
Salaah - Performing
18th March 2022

Accidentally switching intentions midway through prayer

If I make the intention before the prayer that I’m praying Maghreb but halfway through the prayer I accidentally think that I’m prayer asr but realise I’m not straight after and continue praying Maghreb, is my prayer valid?
Salaah - Performing
3rd March 2022

Sajda sahw in sunnath prayer

is there sajda sahw in sunnath prayer in hanafi school?
Salaah - Performing
30th December 2021

A mistake during Salat

When I was observing my Salatul Isha and got to the final aspect which is Tashahud, I made a little mistake while reciting my Tashahud. This made me mistakenly utter the word "no" silently. Does this make my salat invalid?
Salaah - Performing
14th November 2021

Does sniffing (due to mucus coming out of ur nose for some reason) invalidate salah?

Does sniffing in salah due to mucus coming out of ur nose invalidate ur salah?
Salaah - Performing
6th September 2021

Salah and its rakats

why do we perform 2 rakats in Fajr, 3 in maghrib and 4 in zohar, asr and Isha?
Salaah - Performing
8th August 2021

Prayer mats with hidden images

thare is a topic in online ' prayer mats with hidden images ' it shows images of living things like human,dog etc in prayer mats and thay say in prayer mats thay found hide in images on living things in prayer mats. so is it permissible to make pray or not in that prayer mats. or that is fake ! ?
Salaah - Performing
14th July 2021


Is earning of a person who doesn't pray five daily prayers or irregular in prayer halal?
Salaah - Performing
26th June 2021


If my mother forces me to go with her to meet my (brother's wife to be Insha'ALLAH) On the day time so there is an Issue if i'll go then may be i'll not be able to offer my salah( may be asr and maghrib) so what to do? Should i go with her and delay my salah and do Qadah Or i should not go with her and disobey her ?? Will i be sinful for doing Qadah in this matter ???