Travelling on Plane and performing Asr Salah at Mithl Awwal

Travelling on Plane and performing ʿAṣr Ṣalāh at Mithl Awwal

Question

I am travelling abroad and my flight departure time is before the ʿAṣr Ṣalāh time begins. However, the time for ʿAṣr Ṣalāh begins before this according to the other schools of thought based on Mithl Awwal. As it is extremely difficult on some airlines in particular to perform Ṣalāh on the plane in a standing position, is it permissible for me to perform ʿAṣr Ṣalāh before I board, otherwise it will be qaḍāʾ?

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Women performing Salah in congregation adjacent to men and the validity of the men’s Salah

Women performing Ṣalāh in congregation adjacent to men and the validity of the men’s Ṣalāh

Question

We have a mosque attended by people who follow various different schools of thought. The mosque is attended by males and females and there are appropriate safeguards in place. The mosque is small and comprises of two rooms that are next to each other with a permanent brick wall in between. Thus, the second row of men is indirectly behind the first row of women. There is no other option as the building is small. The entrance to each room is seperate. If the women perform Ṣalāḥ in congregation, will the Ṣalāh of the men and women be valid from a Ḥanafī perspective? Please can you provide the Arabic references as this is creating some confusion. 

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Repeating the Salah performed on the plane seat

Repeating the Ṣalāḥ performed on the plane seat

Question

I have read your Fatwā which states that the Ṣalāh performed on the seat of a plane should be repeated. My question is that the jurists have written that Ṣalāḥ on the boat in the state of sitting is valid even if there is no excuse. Therefore, does the same not apply to Ṣalāh on the plane?

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Two verses of the Quran and the validity of Salah

Two verses of the Qurʾān and the validity of Ṣalāh

Question

If someone recites the following verses of the Qurʾān إنما یخشی اللهُ من عباده العلماءَ  with a ḍammah on the word Allah and Fatḥah on the word al-ʿUlamāʾ, and وإذ ابتلی إبراهیمُ ربَّه بكلمات with a ḍammah on the word Ibrāhīm and a Fatḥah on the word Rabb, is the Ṣalāh valid?

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Combining prayers according to elders of Deoband

اکابر علماء دیوبند کے نزدیک ضرورت کے وقت جمع بین الصلوتین جائز ہے یا نہیں؟

Is it permissible to combine prayers according to the elders of Deoband?

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