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Do sins prevent us from waking up for Fajr?

Question: I am the one who takes the responsibility to wake up for fajr on time everyday. I also wake my husband up for fajr because he has very profound

Passing wind/urinating due to sickness while praying

Question: A brother has chronic sickness which causes him to pass wind very often. He makes his wudu just before his prayers. Often during prayers gas builds up in his

Breaking wudu during prayer

Question: During prayer if our ablution (wudu) breaks should we stop our prayer immediately and perform our ablution again or do we continue praying? Zaynab El-Kateb: The Scholars say that

Closing your eyes to pray

Question: I close my eyes while praying because i concentrate better. Does this nullify my prayer? Zaynab El-Kateb: It does not nullify the prayer but this is not the way

Does brown discharge, directly before or after menses, affect fasting?

Question: May Allah reward you for your efforts! Ameen. Yesterday I fasted, completed my fast, prayed and ate. At maghrib time I believed that I was still in the state

Incontinence while praying

Question: A sister has incontinence when she coughs. She is sick with cough and fever. She uses a pad to prevent soiling. Does she have to change her pad if

Forgetting the number of rakaat prayed

Question: If one forgets the number of rakaat they prayed in obligatory prayers, what is to be done? Zaynab El-Kateb If you do not remember how many rakaat you prayed,

The ruling on salat at-tasbih

Question: I would like to know about the ruling about salat-at-tasbeeh. I understand that it’s not from the Sunnah. Could you please provide an explicit explanation that can correct the

Fajr entered while I was praying witr

Question: I was praying qiyamul layl and I didn’t notice that fajr time had started. I didn’t realize it was that late, so in this case, can I finish the

Having a discharge from your husband after ghusl

Question: A sister makes ghusl after intercourse, but some time after this she notices a discharge from her that is from her husband. Is it sufficient that she cleans the