What Should I Say When I Rise From Bowing in Prayer? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Ustadh Sharif Rosen Question: Assalam alaykum What should I say when I rise from bowing in prayer? Answer: as-Salamu ‘alaykum. When one rises from bowing [ruku’] to the position of standing upright [‘itidal], expressions of praise are recommended [sunna/mustahab]. Any Arabic phrase incorporating the word “hamd” fulfills the sunna for this portion of […]

How Was the Tarawih Prayed During the Time of the Prophet and His Successors?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum How was the Tarawih prayed during the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and his successors (may Allah be pleased with them)? Answer: Assalam ‘alaykum. Jazakum Allah khayr for your question. May Allah increase in you in knowledge and guidance. The Tarawih prayer during the […]

Does Failing to Pray Asr Cancel All Our Good Deeds?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I want to understand the following hadith: “Whoever does not pray ‘Asr, his good deeds will be annulled”. Does it mean all goods are annulled from beginning? Or all the good deeds are annulled for that specific time? Answer:Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, The scholars differed on […]

When Can Protective Jealousy Become Abuse?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalam alaykum Many problems that occur between spouses are the result of according to the husband “ghayra” (jealousy) and according to the female “abuse”. Can “ghayra” become abuse? How to differentiate between ghayra and abuse? Answer: Assalam alaykum. Jazakum Allah for your question. I pray your studies and training […]

Can I Wear the Same Clothes I Was Wearing Before Performing a Ghusl (Ritual Bath)?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Can I wear the same clothes I was wearing before performing a ghusl (ritual bath)? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Yes, you can wear the same clothes, namely, the clothes you became ritually impure in, after the bath. But you should remove any filth first before […]

My Wife Is a Convert, but We Have Kept Our Islam Secret. Is It Wrong?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, Before we married, my wife was a non-practising Christian. Allah guided us both to Islam, and we did our nikah (marriage contract). She has not told her family. We are currently being supported financially by her father. I allowed her to keep her dog before, but […]