Eid Mubarak!

Assalamu Alaykum Eid Mubarak! Eid al Fitr 2017 is on Sunday, June 25, 2017. The Crescent Committee of Canada has received reliable reports of the new crescent moon sighting for the month of Shawwal 1438 on the evening of Saturday June 24th 2017 (29th Ramadan). Therefore the blessed month of...

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Ramadan Fundraising Appeal

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Assalamu Alaykum. I pray to Allah (swt) that may He bestow upon all of us his immense rewards during this blessed month of Ramadan, I also pray that may He accept all our Du’aas beneficial to us and to the Muslim Ummah, Ameen! As you aware...

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Fiqh of Salah (Prayer) on a Chair

Translated by Mufti Shoeb Ingar with minor additions and modifications by Shaykh Yusuf BadatIncrease of Chairs in Masaajid Prayer HallsThe performing of Salaah on a chair has become very common in cities around the world, especially in wealthy localities.  Pondering over this condition of people, it seems as if the permission...

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Does Isha Time Really Extend Until Fajr?

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِThank you for contacting the Mathabah Foundation for your question.In response to your concern, kindly note that the timing of Isha lasts until the begging time of Fajr, which is at true dawn (just before fajr salah).The famous Hanafi jurist, Imam Abul Hasan Al Quduri writes in...

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Wordings of the ‘Qunoot Dua’ in Witr Prayer

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِJazka Allah for contacting us for your query.To answer your concern, kindly note that the ‘qunoot supplication’ you have described is valid and found in numerous reliable hadiths & reports. Here below I point out some reports with relevant references.This qunoot was taught to the Prophet Muhammed...

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Qurʾān Recitation Without Ablution

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِIf 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 to mainstream Islamic jurists.Abdullāh ibn Omar (may Allāh be pleased with him) reports...

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Cleanliness after Intercourse

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِJazāk Allāhu khayran / Thank you for your question and your interest in knowing the religous rules of cleanliness.Islam is a religion that demands purity and cleanliness in all aspects of life.After sexual intercourse, one is considered in a state of major impurity. Hence ritual prayer (salāh) is...

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How to Make up Missed Units in Congregational Prayer

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِMay Allah bless you for your concern regarding matters surrounding the prayer.When one joins the imām in congregational prayer missing one or more raka’āts, one should complete the missed raka’āts individually, after the imām completes the congregational prayer.“Perform, what ever you catch [with the imam in congregation]...

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

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِJazakumullahu Khairan / Thank you for contacting the Mathabah Foundation for your question.May Allah accept your intention and facilitate success.According to the Hanafi school, it is preferred for women to do I’itikaf in the masjid of their homes (at the designated prayer space or room in one’s...

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Paying Zakah in Advance Through Monthly Instalments

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِYour concern for proper practice of religious tenants is admirable.Your question relates to discharging zakah in advance (taking out zakah prior to being fardh at the conclusion of one's fiscal lunar year).To discharge zakah in advance is permissible. Both methods (instalments or lump sum) would be permitted."It...

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