Salah (Prayers)

Salah ("worship", ‏صلاة‎; pl. ‏صلوات‎ ṣalawāt; also salat), or namāz (Persian: نَماز‎) in some languages, is one of the Five Pillars in the faith of Islam and an obligatory religious duty for every Muslim (Male & Female, with certain exemptions based on Taqwa). It is a physical, mental, and spiritual act of worship that is observed five times every day at prescribed times.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 days ago

It is compulsory for every Muslim to perform the daily prayers within
its timings. There is no reason at all to justify postponing the
prayers till its time goes away. Your reason (it is too cold in my
home) can never be valid. Muslims who live near the Himalayan
mountains with 12 months of snow perform all their prayers on time and
even in many Muslim villages they perform it in congregation. There is
no question of your waiting for the weather to be warm to perform your
daily prayers. This is nothing but Satanic whispering as Shaitan
always tries to prevent people from performing Salaah. Surah 5 -Verse
91 states : “Shaitan wants only to excite enmity and hatred between
you by intoxicants and gambling and wants to hinder you from
remembering Allah (SWT) and from Salaah. So will you not then
abstain?”

You must perform your prayers in time whatever the climate is and you
must seek forgiveness for any prayers you have missed and you must
perform it as Qadhaa as soon as possible.

Wassalaam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 6 days ago

Elder son is responsible to perform of arrange performing Qadha of Salaah and fasting for his deceased father and mother. Either he performs or arranges for persons who perform on behalf of the deceased.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 6 days ago

Raising the finger while reciting the Tashahhaud in prayers is an act
which was never done by the Holy Prophet (SAWA) nor his holy ProgenyAhlul Bayt
(AS). This is done by some Muslims without authentic evidence and
there are different claims of ways of doing it among the Sunni groups. But all
the ways they do it are not authentic. There are Sunni scholars who do not do it and say that it is wrong to do it.

We must perform our Salaah as the Holy Prophet (SAWA) did it and as he ordered all Muslims saying : Pray Salaah as you saw me performing it.

Wassalam.

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 1 week ago

No.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 6 days ago

If you are sure that your Ghusl of Janabah was invalid e.g. you did not make the water reach to every part of your body, ultimately the Ghusl is invalid ven if you did not know that it was invalid.

In such case you need to re-do all the obligatory worship like Salaah, fasting etc which you performed without a valid Ghusl.

The reward for your previous deeds will
never be wasted by Allah SWT, but you must re-do it as it has been
done without valid Ghusl. You can perform the Qadha gradually or with your daily prayers.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 week ago

Yes, it is highly recommended to be busy after performing Fajr Prayer till sunrise in Du'a, Quran, Dhikr etc. Sleeping between Fajr and sunrise is Makrouh (disliked) which means it is harmful, but it is not Haraam.

Wassalam.

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 1 week ago

Bismillah

Thank you for your question. It is alright to sleep straight after fajr prayer. It is recommended to stay awake until sunrise reciting the Qur'an or making dhikr.

May you always be successful 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 week ago

If you are sure that you did not make the water reach to any part of
your body, then the Ghusl is invalid. Even if you did not know that it
was compulsory to make water reach to every part of yor body.

You need to re-do all the obligatory worships like Salaah, fasting etc which
you did without a valid Ghusl. The reward for your previous deeds will
never be wasted by Allah SWT, but you must re-do it as it was being
done without valid Ghusl. You can perform the Qadha gradually.

Wassalam.

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answered 1 week ago

as salam alaikum

it is makruh to perform supererogatory salats from the end of Salat al-Fajr to sunrise and from the end of salat al-'Asr to Maghrib time.

With prayers for your success.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 week ago

It is compulsory to pray Fajr prayers and every prayer within it’s
time before it lapses (i.e. becomes Qadha). The Mo’min must do
everything that he can to perform all his prayers within its time.

You need to change your sleeping timing to be sure that you can wake up
to perform the Fajr prayer. The Hadith says : He who sleeps during the
time of Fajr prayer and misses the prayer will be called from the sky
: O loser !

If for any reason like illness etc. You could not wake up for Fajr,
then you must perform it as Qadha on the same day or better as soon as
you wake but that can never be usual procedure. You need to set an
alarm or request your family members to wake you up or your friends to
phone you to be sure that you wake up for Fajr prayers on time.
According to authentic Hadeeths, the loss of a person missing Fajr
prayer is more than all the treasures of this world.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 week ago

Praying in congregation is highly recommended and the reward of every
Raka’at of it is multiplied by thousands of times. If you are in a
place where congregational prayers are held and your not participating
in it amounts to an insult to the Imam of the Jama’at or the
Mo’meneen, it will then be sinful not to participate in the said
congregational prayers.

There is another case, when the person does not know how to pray
individually or cannot recite the Qira’at properly, then he must join
an available congregational prayer.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 week ago

Yes, it is correct that the Nafilah prayers can be performed while
sitting or walking. It can be done simply by reciting Surah Al Hamd
and optionally another Surah after it, which is not compulsory. Then
in the position of sitting, to bend for Ruku ; and then to bow for
Sujood. If it is being performed while walking, there is no
condition to face the Qiblah and the Rukoo' and the Sujood can be
performed by a slight bending of the head for Ruku and a little bit
more bending of the head for Sujood or even by bending the head or the eyes.

Wassalam.