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Correct End Time for Isha Salah

Question What is the correct end time for Isha prayer? Answer The time of 'Ishaa comes to an end upon the commencement of the Fajr time. However, it is unadvisable to unnecessarily and habitually delay the 'Ishaa Salaah until after midnight. And Allaah Ta'aala knows best. Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury

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Praying Sunnah During Jummah Khutbah

Question Can you pray sunnah while the Jummah khutbah is taking place? If not, what if the khutbah takes place right after the adhan, leaving no time for sunnah? Can you pray 4 rakah and 2 rakah sunnah after the jummah pray then? Answer According to the Hanafi legal school, sunnah salaahs should not be performed once the khutbah starts. It is necessary to attentively listen to the khutbah; praying during the khutbah is contrary to that. The Shaafi'ee and Hanbali legal schools advise that sunnah should be performed even if the khutbah had started. A person is advised to follow the legal rulings of his madhab. If a Hanafi comes late and finds that the khutbah has started, then...

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Reciting the Quran in English

Question Assalamu alaikyum! I am a very recent revert and I have heard that there are many benefits of reciting certain surahs/ayah of the Quran throughout the day for various reasons. For example, reciting Ayatul Kursi before bed for protection and again in the morning for the same reason. I still struggle with reading Arabic a lot and I am working on learning Arabic in’sha’Allah, but I was wondering if these benefits still apply if I were to recite them in English (perhaps the benefits still apply but armed less than what they would be if I recited in Arabic)? As I am at the very beginning stages of learning, I find it more beneficial to memorize an ayah in English first so when...

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Reflection on Reaching the Rank of Siddeeqs and Martyrs

Question There is a Hadith whose main message is that if we complete the 5 pillars of Islam and do the bare minimum (e.g 2.5% for zakat and nothing more, Hajj only if we have the means), we will be among the Siddeeqs and martyrs. From this I had a reflection: could it be that we would be among the truthful and martyrs because fulfilling the pillars would inspire us to do more good deeds, so a Muslim might do more voluntary deeds, therefore reaching the rank of Siddeeqs and martyrs? Is this an appropriate reflection? Answer In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh. Perhaps you are referring to the following hadith, وعن...

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Using the App "Too Good To Go"

Question Hello! I wanted to know if it is permissible to use an app called Too Good To Go, its premise is preventing food from going to waste by selling items for 1/3 of their normal price, but the catch is that they are sold as a mystery bag and as such one would only have a vague idea of what's inside. Many places offer this now whether it’s restaurants, cafes or supermarkets. Its idea is beautiful in terms of preventing waste which is something Muslims should strive towards, however I am not sure if the mystery portion of it counts as gambling or not because for one you risk buying something you don’t like but you are always getting...

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