On the Taraweeh Prayers

The Imam of the Azhar, shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari (may Allah be pleased with him and please him) said, [On the Number of the Taraweeh Prayers] Shaykh Mahmud Khattab al-Subki said in his commentary on Sunan Abu Dawud, “The Taraweeh prayers are encouraged (mustahabba), and they have no set number.” This is the speech of the imams of […]

The Cut-Off Salaat

Shaykh Ahmad ibn Idris was asked: “What is  al-salaat al-batraa’ (The Cut-Off Salaat)”? He said: To invoke blessings upon him (may God’s peace and blessings be upon him and his folk) without his folk, because this removes from it the baraka (extra blessings). This is because when one invokes one blessing upon him, Allah blesses […]

The Qunut in Prayer

Shaykh Salih al-Ja’fari (may Allah be pleased with him) said: Al-Bukhari narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him and his family), when the Companions asked him too many questions, became angry and said, “Allah has disliked three things for you: ‘He said’ and ‘It was said,’ too many questions, and the squandering […]

What if One Forgot to Recite A Surah After The Fatiha in Prayer?

Shaykhul Islam Ahmad b. al-Mubarak al-Lamati wrote: [We] heard someone pose a question to a Friend of God who’d received illumination. The question was about the recitation of the surah that follows the Fatiha, namely: Q: If someone performing the ritual prayers forgets the surah and now must pray the prostration (of forgetfulness) as compensation […]

Does One Fast When Traveling?

Should you fast if traveling in Ramadan? Shaykh Ahmad ibn Idris al-Fasi (may Allah be pleased with him) was asked about this, and he replied: As for the matter which you found to be problematic in the hadith, in that the Companions were traveling with him (peace and blessings be upon him) in Ramadan, and […]