Fiqh of Salah (Prayer) on a Chair

Question I had a question regarding when Isha time expires.   I recently heard that the common view that Isha time lasts until Fajr is incorrect.  Can you kindly verify or let me know when the time of Isha expires according to the Hanafi school of Islamic law? By: Darul Iftaa...

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Does Isha Time Really Extend Until Fajr?

Question I had a question regarding when Isha time expires.   I recently heard that the common view that Isha time lasts until Fajr is incorrect.  Can you kindly verify or let me know when the time of Isha expires according to the Hanafi school of Islamic law? Answered by Shaykh...

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Wordings of the ‘Qunoot Dua’ in Witr Prayer

Question I recite the following ‘qunoot dua’ in the third raka’ah of the witr salah. Someone recently confronted me stating that there is no basis or evidence for this qunoot. Can you kindly clarify? Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ Jazka Allah for contacting us for your...

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Qurʾān Recitation Without Ablution

Question Can we read Quran without ablution? Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ If one is not in the state of major impurities (janābah or menstrual cycles), one can recite the Qurʾān without wudhū. In order to touch the Qurʾān, one is required to have wudhū according...

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Cleanliness after Intercourse

Question After sex, can we just have some water and wash off ourselves and go for prayers or do we have to have a complete bath? Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ Jazāk Allāhu khayran / Thank you for your question and your interest in knowing the religous...

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How to Make up Missed Units in Congregational Prayer

Question If I joined Asr prayers in jamaat, and the imam has already finished 3 rakaats, I only get the last rakaat, how do I complete my first 3 rakaats? Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ May Allah bless you for your concern regarding matters surrounding the...

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Is It Permissible for Women to do I’itikaf at Home?

Question Is it permissible for women to do I’itikaf at home? I plan to do I’itikaf in the masjid but my local masjid tells me they have no accommodations for sisters wishing to do I’ikikaf. They have asked me to perform my I’itikaf at home. Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat...

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Paying Zakah in Advance Through Monthly Instalments

Question Is it permissible to pay zakah on a monthly basis instead of all at once? Appreciate your input. Jazakallah Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ Your concern for proper practice of religious tenants is admirable. Your question relates to discharging zakah in advance (taking out zakah...

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Hajj While In an Interest Based Loan

Question Aslaamualaikum, I had a few questions regarding Hajj because, Inshallah, my mom and dad are really considering it this year. They have the money to go and were skeptical about certain issues that were clouding their judgment. First, my mom is very hesitant to go because of the fact...

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Zakah on a Joint Account

Question I am an adherent to Hanafi fiqh. What is the ruling on Zakah when a couple has a joint account? Is it OK if only the husband pays zakah on the total amount of the joint account? Please be aware that both husband and wife have full access to the...

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