Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 4 months ago

Bismihi ta'ala

If we had better planning for our daily routine, where we always know that prayer time is what everything else rotates around, then we will always have prayer time prioritised. This will mean that when it is prayer time, whatever is necessary to have for prayer would have already been thought through.

It's always best not to delay your prayer, and in cases where you cannot at all find a corner or a room, or a place indoors or outdoors to pray in some peace, then you will need to see how much you are able to keep focus and concentrate. 

It will not be haram for you to delay your prayer a bit, as long as it is within the time frame for that prayer. At the same time, if this situation is regular, and you are frequently in a crowded place at prayer time, you should find alternatives, so that you are able to pray on time, which is the best and most recommended thing to do. 

And Allah knows best. 


Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 6 months ago


Thank you for your question. The peace treaty brought the battle to an end as Muawiya's tactics had caused confusion in the army of Imam al-Hasan (as) making the continuation of armed struggle unwise. The Imam was unable to continue fighting because of discord in his army and so agreed to the treaty.

The meaning of vicegerency is that he is charged with acting on God's behalf and has the merit to do that. This is due to his complete servitude and spiritual station. There is no dichotomy between the decision of God and the decision of the Imam.

May you always be successful 


Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answered 2 years ago

That is an excellent point and an excellent observation!

You are completely correct.

Anyway, it is customary to say PBUH, etc, after the name of the Prophet (S) as a gesture of respect, and also because the Qur'an says to send blessings upon the Prophet (S). After all, there is no limit to Allah's blessings! 

When we pray for someone to be blessed, it also elevates us, because it is a selfless act of giving. And it attracts Allah's blessings to ourselves. 

However, I do feel that this type of usage can become ritualistic and dry if it is just done out of habit, so it is good to think about.

Also, I am of the view that it is not really necessary to do frequently in English because it looks/sounds weird and omitting it, in the custom of the English language, does not imply disrespect to the Prophet. Especially when speaking to or writing things for people who are not Muslims, as it is very weird to see PBUH all over the place. But other people may have other views. 


Zoheir Ali Esmail, Shaykh Zoheir Ali Esmail has a Bsc in Accounting and Finance from the LSE in London, and an MA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University. He studied Arabic at Damascus University and holds a PhD... Answered 2 years ago


Thank you for your question. This is not a jurisprudential issue such that it would be permitted or not, but such feelings may occur in an individual based on what they have understood of different prophets (as). The truth is that all of the prophets (as) are a reflection of the Prophet (saw) who was the most complete of them and so loving any of the prophets (as) is in truth loving the Prophet (saw) himself. The dichotomy arises in our minds due to the incomplete picture that history gives us. But if one is able to understand that there is no separation between the prophets (as) and that the Prophet Muhammad (saw) comprised all of what the other prophets had, while they did not comprise all of what he had, then they will come to the understanding that the Prophet (saw) is the most loved creature in all of existence.

May you always be successful.  


Mateen Charbonneau, Sheikh Mateen Joshua Charbonneau achieved a certificate from Harvard University in Islamic Studies. He undertook Howza classes under esteemed scholars since 2013 and has been teaching at Imam Mahdi... Answer updated 2 years ago

Quran 49:10

“The believers are but brothers, so make settlement between your brothers. And fear Allah that you may receive mercy.”