Peforming Dhuhr Salah behind someone performing Asr Salah

Peforming Dhuhr Ṣalāh behind someone performing ʿAṣr Ṣalāh

Question

I am a Ḥanafī, and I prayed behind a congregation at university with the intention of Dhuhr Ṣalāh. Later, I realised they were performing ʿAṣr Ṣalāh. Do I have to repeat the Ṣalāh?

Continue reading

Is it necessary for the Imam of the locality to lead Janazah Salah

Is it necessary for the Imām of the locality to lead Janāzah Ṣalāh?

Question

(1) Is it necessary for the Imām of the locality to participate and lead Janāzah Ṣalāh?

(2) Can the Imām of the locality insist on leading Janāzah Ṣalāh?

Continue reading

Should the Imam of the local Masjid lead Janazah Salah or the Wali?

Should the Imām of the local Masjid lead Janāzāh Ṣalāh or the Walī?

Question

Is it better for the Imām of the local Masjid to lead Janāzah Ṣalāh or the walī such as the son or father?

Continue reading

Salam before the sermon on Friday

Salām before the sermon on Friday

Question

What is the position of the four schools of thought regarding the Imam greeting the congregation and saying Salām before starting the Jumuʿah Khuṭbah?

Continue reading

Was Imam Abu Hanifah a tabi’i

Was Imam Abū Ḥanīfah a tābiʿī? I have heard some people say that he was not. Please clarify.

Continue reading

The Silent Plea of Ulama

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

Over the past few years, I have travelled to India several times and visited various Madāris and Masājid in different states. The accounts of some of the visits have been published online on www.nawadir.org. They highlight some of the challenges and difficulties facing the Muslims. One of the challenges is the oppressive way in which many ʿUlamāʾ are treated and remunerated. The silent plea of ʿUlamāʾ has been ignored for too long. Continue reading