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Taking knowledge or making hajj

Question: An individual has the ability to live by the Masjid al-Haraam and perform umrah and hajj but is unable to seek knowledge from the Scholars and students of knowledge,

My husband hides his Islam from his parents

Question: I am married to a convert to Islam of 9 years. He hides his Islam from his parents and sometimes would miss salah because he is afraid to get

Differences between men and women’s prayer

Question: May you please clarify if there is a difference in the way men and women pray? There are narrations given to me stating that the women must sit on

Women praying janazah salah

Question: Can ladies pray janaza prayer separately before the body is taken to masjid for gents to pray janaza? Zaynab El-Kateb: Yes, ladies can pray salat janaza at home separately.

Delaying salah without a reason

Question: Is a person allowed to delay a particular prayer for no reason and pray it just in the last minutes? For example, Dhuhr starts at 12:30 pm and ends

The correct manner for the rakaatain after Wudu

Question: My doubts are regarding the two rakaat after performing the ablution. Did Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, pray them whenever he made the ablution, in any time, even

Combining prayers due to sickness

Question: Can a person combine prayers without shortening if she is sick and if she feels her sickness might become worse later on in the night and also because she

Reciting Surah Al-Fatiha behind the imam

Question: What is the ruling on reciting surah fatiha behind the imam in loud prayers? Shaykh Waleed Boghdady: I go by the opinion that one needs to recite Faatihah (behind

The remembrances are to be said after obligatory prayers

Question: I have a question regarding prayer. After I pray the obligatory prayer and I utter my remembrances, should I move to another place for praying Sunnah or voluntary prayer

Following the imam in a mistake while praying & how to perform sujud as sahw

Question: Ukhti Zainab, how shall we act if we are praying behind the imam and he commits a mistake when we are in the sitting position for the last Tashahud