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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Acupuncture Treatment While Fasting

Question Is acupuncture treatment allowed while fasting? Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ Jazak Allah for contacting the Islamic Foundation. May Almighty Allah accept our fasting and prayers during the blessed month of Ramadan. "Acupuncture is an alternative medicine that treats patients by insertion and manipulation of...

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