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  • Want to Pray in the Mosque Contrary to School's Instructions Date: 10-9-2019

    In the school where I teach, the principal asked the teachers to pray in congregation with the students in the school's premises instead of going to the nearby mosque so that the teachers would be able to guard the students. If there are already enough teachers to guard the students, do I have to go and pray in the nearby mosque or can I pray in the.. More

  • Walking Downstairs and Upstairs 5 Times a Day to Go to Mosque Date: 15-5-2019

    I live in the fifth floor of our building and there is no elevator. This means that I need to walk downstairs and upstairs 5 times per day in order to go the mosque. Can this (absence of elevator) be an excuse for not going to the mosque? .. More

  • Not Safe to Pray Fajr and Isha in Mosque Date: 6-2-2019

    My parent does not allow me to go to the mosque which is 10 mins away from my home for fajr and Esha salah. Because of fear that someone might attack me.Also because of these recent events. During Ramadan I used to stay in my grandparent place(less than 15 mins by car from my location) where I go to the mosque for fajr prayer alhamdulillah no harm happen.. More

  • Missing congregational prayer because of acne Date: 3-1-2018

    Is it permissible for anyone to pray at home during the daytime because he has acne on his face? I know that there are two opinions on the issue whether praying in congregation is obligatory, but I currently have this problem. .. More

  • Whether praying in congregation is Sunnah or obligation Date: 31-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. The majority of the scholars say that praying in congregation is a highly-regarded action of the Sunnah, but that it is not obligatory. This means that though one misses the reward for attending the congregation, one is not sinful. Please mention the evidence based on which the majority based their opinion. .. More

  • What to do if only mosque in city is closed at time of Fajr prayer Date: 27-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. There is only one mosque in my city. My house is ten minutes walking away from the mosque. At Fajr, the mosque is opened sometimes and sometimes closed. I cannot know whether it will be opened or closed before the prayer time. I oftentimes went to the mosque but could not pray because it was closed... More

  • Prophet did not order burning houses of those who miss congregational prayer Date: 24-10-2017

    Several critics of Islam quote a hadith which states that the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,ordered to burn the houses of the people who do not offer the prayer in congregation. These critics claim that this is barbaric and that Islam teaches hate. This is the hadith: Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Messenger.. More

  • Missing congregational prayer to stand guard Date: 18-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Oftentimes, guards/policeman stand and supervise while the congregation is praying the obligatory prayer. Once the prayer has ended, they pray by themselves. Is that ok? .. More

  • Praying individually while congregational prayer is held Date: 11-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaikum. If someone prays the ‘Asr prayer at the masjid (or in an office prayer room) on his own while the main congregational prayer of ‘Asr (which is lead by the regular imam) is being held, is his prayer valid? .. More

  • Praying Sunnah and Fajr at home or Fajr only at mosque Date: 3-7-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Which is better, praying the Sunnah prayer and the Fajr prayer at home, or praying only the obligatory prayer at the mosque? I just wanted to know that. .. More

  • Missing congregational prayer because of rain Date: 7-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. We have only one umbrella, so when it is raning, we have to make a difficult choice: either my father can go, or I can. We cannot go both. So who should go to the masjid? How severe does the rain have to be for us to not go to the masjid? We fear that we may catch a cold as your clothes can get wet,.. More

  • Missing congregational prayer because of bad body smell Date: 25-5-2017

    Assalaamu alaiyum, shaykh. I suffered from a strange condition of anxiety that makes my body smell so bad that I cannot go to a mosque or any other place because of this. This problem has made me antisocial. My question is: how do I relieve myself from this anxiety that causes this body odor according to Islam, and what about praying in the mosque?.. More

  • Performing prayer again to help someone earn reward of congregation Date: 17-5-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wabarakaatuhu. I am unable to pray the Thuhr prayer in the masijd because of my exams. If my father/mother have already prayed the Sunnah of the Thuhr and the Thuhr itself already, can they still pray with me so that I can get the reward of the congregation and the reward of attending the beginning of the prayer? If.. More

  • Reward of congregational prayer Date: 27-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have read a hadith that relates that the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,said that the Fajr and ‘Ishaa’ prayersare difficult to perform in congregation for the hypocrite. Does this hadith make it obligatory to perform the Fajr and ‘Ishaa’ in congregation? Is it obligatory for the Muslim male ot perform all the prayers.. More

  • Abandoning prayer in mosque to avoid Tableeghis Date: 9-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaah. I am 22 years old and have a very bad temper. I was really committed to praying in the mosque, but then some of the people of theTableeghi Jamaa’ah started approaching me and tried to enroll me in their activities. I really hate them for their false beliefs and Sufism as well as their abandoning the study of the.. More