Category Archives: Fiqh

30 Oct

IQaamah when prayers are joined

If two prayers are 
joined together,
the 'iQaamah will be said
for each prayer.

The scholars are united on this.

Their evidence is the fact
that when the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)
prayed maghrib and 'ishaa together
at Muzdalifah, an 'iQaamah was said
for each prayer. 

The second evidence is that
since each prayer is prayed 
separately, it is only logical
that an 'iQaamah is said for 
each prayer.


Kuwaiti Encyclopedia of fiQh


28 Oct

Was it obligatory for him to pray tahajjud

Those from the salaf and the khalaf disagreed as to if it was obligatory or not for the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) to pray the tahajjud prayer.

Both groups derive evidence for their position from the following Qur'aanic Verse:


And from [part of] the night, pray with it as additional [worship] for you; it is expected that your Lord will resurrect you to a praised station.

[Qur’aan 17:79 – Sahih International Translation]


The word translated above as "additional [worship]" is naafilah.


The group that argues it was not obligatory for the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) says that the word naafilah is explicit evidence that it was not obligatory for him as the very word means optional. 


The second group says that it was obligatory and argues that the word naafilah is not used here in its meaning which is the opposite of obligatory. Rather, it is used in the meaning of ziyaadah [extra]. 


Allaah ordered him to pray the prayer, and the naafilah means that it will raise his (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) ranks. It does not mean that it is optional for him (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam).  



tamaam al-minnah

Volume 1 Page 382


28 Oct

Second congregation in a mosque

Ahmad, 'isHaaQ and the Zaahiriyah hold the opinion that it is permissible to hold a second congregation for a prayer in a mosque where a congregation for the prayer has been held. 

al-baghawi says: It is the opinion of more than one from among the Companions (may Allaah be pleased with them) and Taabi'uun (may Allaah have mercy on them).


28 Oct

Child born of fornication

al-Hasan al-Basri said:

The child born from fornication and others are the same. 

It has transmitted from 'Aishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) that when she was asked about the child born from fornication, she replied: Nothing is upon him [i.e. he is not responsible for anything] of the mistakes of his parents.



tamaam al-minnah
Volume 1 Page 342

28 Oct

Laughing and smiling in prayer

If you laugh, your prayer becomes invalid. Ibn Mundhir has transmitted an Ijmaa on this point. 

Smiling does not invalidate the prayer according to the majority of the people of knowledge.

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