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Jun 28, 2017

Q: A person is performing 4 Rakats of  Thuhr Fardh Salaah. After completing the Sajdah of the 4th Rakat, he forgets to sit for the last Qa'dah and stands up for a 5th Rakat. He begins with Qiraat and then realizes his mistake. What should he do?

At the point when he realizes his mistake, he should immediately return to Qa'dah, read Tashahhud, make Sajdah Sahu and then complete the Salaah as normal. [Shaami V 2: P 551]


Q: Is it permissible to perform Qadha Salaah after the Fardh of Asr and Fajr?

A: Yes, it is permissible to perform Qadha Salaah after having performed the Fardh of Fajr and Asr. However, with regards to Qadha Salaah after the Fardh of Asr, it will only be permissible before the sun loses its glow. Once the sun becomes pale and loses its glow, it will no longer be permissible to perform Qadha Salaah. This usually happens approximately 20 minutes before sunset.


Q: There is so much disunity these days. Is there any easy receipt to attain unity?

Humility and Selflessness
Humility - Regard oneself as nothing
Selflessness – Sacrifice your comforts for the benefit of others.


Q: It is necessary for a lady to cover the portion directly below the chin during Salaah?

No. the portion directly below the chin does not have to be necessarily covered in Salaah.  (Shami Vol 1, Pg 409)


Q: I experience a lot whispers throughout my day. How do I overcome this?

The remedy to whispers lies in ignoring them and not paying attention to them. If this advice is followed then gradually the whispers will disappear. Carry your daily chores and duties. If  you standing in Salaah or reciting the  Noble Quraan then, keep your mind focused on the task that you are carrying out. Inshallah the whispers will go away.

Another way to overcome whispers is to busy oneself in some activity. One can not get them away by simply desiring they go away, so one must occupy oneself and make the dua that Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi wasallam prescribed: 

Du’a for the cure to whispers:


اَللّهُمٌّ اجْعَلْ وَسَاوِسَ قَلبِيْ خَشْيَتَكَ وَذِكْرَكَ وَاجْعَلْ هِمَّتِيْ وَهَوَايَ فِيْمَا تُحِبُّ وَتَرْضى

O Allah! Make Your fear and remembrance the obsession of my heart and divert my will and courage to the performance of good deeds


Q: Can I sit and perform Salaah in an aeroplane? Do I need to repeat my Salaah afterwards?

If you are able to stand and face Qibla whilst aboard in an aircraft, then no, it will not be permissible for you to sit and perform Salaah. One should endeavor to ascertain the correct direction of Qibla and find a suitable place on the aircraft and perform Salaah standing and facing towards the Qibla.

As a precautionary measure, it would be preferable that when you reach your destination you repeat your Salaah as there is a difference of opinion amongst the Scholars with regards to whether all the conditions for the validity of Salaah are established whilst aboard in an aircraft.

Alternatively, if you are unable to stand and face Qibla due constrains in space or for any other reason and do not hope to land before the termination of that Salaah time, then yes, it would be permissible to sit in one’s seat and perform Salaah.  Naturally in this instance, it will be necessary to repeat the Salaah when reaching your destination. (Fataawa Mahmoodiya-Farooqiya V7/ 53)


Q: When should one read the after Salaah Adhkaar (Zikrs): after the Fardh or the Sunnan ?

The Sunnah Salaah is linked to the Fardh Salaah in the sense that it has been prescribed to make up for deficiencies in the Fardh Salaah and complete it. Therefore, it should be performed immediately, without delay.

Keeping the above in mind, it is preferable to read the post-Salaah Adhkaar, only after having perrformed the Sunnan Salaah .However, there will be no problem with reading it immediately after the Fardh Salaah. (Raddul Muhtar 1:530)

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