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Breaking wudu in congregational prayer

Question: When praying with the congregation, if one feels like their wudu is broken what should they do? Also, what should one do if one is sure that their wudu

Saying amin loudly in dua al qunut

Question: Should the men say Aameen loudly (or without making sound) with each Dua along with the imam, in the Dua of qunoot in the last rakaah of witr? May

Women praying the Sunnah night prayer in the mosque

Question: May a woman stay back in the mosque after Isha prayer to pray the Sunnah night prayer with her friend when her husband is not in town? Zaynab El-Kateb:

When does the traveler stop to shorten and combine prayers

Question: My husband and I just returned from travel. As we still traveled this morning until just now, do we remain on “travel prayer” for the remainder of the day

I’m not able to sit correctly in sajdah

Question: If someone (who is not and old person and he is not a sick person) finds it difficult to perform the correct positions in the prayer during tasleem and

Should we sleep before praying tahajjud?

Question: Is there greater merit in praying Tahajjud after having slept and woken up compared to when having been kept awake? Umm Abdel-Malik: The merit is to pray in the

Adding “wa barakaatuh” to the tasleem

Question: When saying the tasleem at the end of prayer, is it ok to say “As salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh” or should we not add “barakatuh”? Zaynab El-Kateb:

Paying zakah over money which is saved for a specific reason

Question: Do we give zakah on the money kept for medical purposes or for education purpose? Zaynab El-Kateb: Scholars say any saved money if a Hijri Year passed while this

What shall I do if I forgot a rakaah?

Question: What should one do if he forgets one rakaah? Zaynab El-Kateb: If he remembered while still praying or as soon as he finished praying, then he performs this rakaa

A sister giving her zakah to her brother

Question: if you are a woman and your brother is in need, can you give him your money zakah? Zaynab El-Kateb: Zakat should be given to a person who is