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NEW VIDEO! Is a Rak’ah Considered Complete if a Person Joins While the Imam is in Rukoo? – Shaykh Fawzaan

Question: If a person [joins the prayer] while the imam is in rukoo, is it considered a [complete] rak’ah? Or does he have to repeat the rak’ah because he did not read al-Faatihah?

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NEW VIDEO! Can the Adhaan (Call to Prayer) be Called Without Facing the Qiblah? – Shaykh Fawzaan

Question: What is the ruling on calling the Adhaan (call to prayer) without facing the Qiblah?

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Missed Last Ruku of Jumu’ah Prayer, Thinks He Has Caught Jumu’ah and Prayed Two Rak’ats After Imaam Finished: [Remind One Who Makes This Mistake]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.

Question to Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz [rahimahullaah]: If I enter the masjid whilst the Imam is praying the Jumu’ah prayer and sitting for the Tashahud, do I pray it as Jumu’ah prayer or Dhur?

Answer: If the late comer did not catch – from the Jumu’ah prayer- except Sujood or Tashahud, then indeed he prays Dhur and not Jumu’ah, because the prayer is caught by way of a Rak’ah due to the statement of Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam], “Whoever catches a Rak’ah of the prayer has caught the prayer”. (1) And also the statement of the Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam], “Whoever catches a Rak’ah of Jumu’ah prayer or another prayer, then let him add other Rak’aat [i.e. the remaining Rak’ah or Rak’aat] to it and indeed his prayer is completed”. (2) So, it is known from these two hadeeths that the one who has not caught a Rak’ah from the Jumu’ah prayer, then he has missed Jumu’ah and it is obligated on him to pray Dhur. [Majmoo Fataawaa Wa Maqaalaat Ash-Shaykh Ibn Baaz 12/330]

When Is a Person Considered to Have Caught a Rak’ah?

The Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] said, “When you come [to the Salaah] whilst the Imaam is in Ruku, then perform Ruku. If he is in Sujood, then perform Sujood and do not consider that you’ve caught the Rak’ah through Sujood if it was not done with Ruku”. (3)

Some Statements And Actions of The Sahaabah Regarding This Affair

Ibn Mas’ood [radiyallaahu anhu] said, “Whoever has not joined the Imaam whilst he [i.e. the Imaam] is in Ruku, he has not caught that rak’ah”. (4)

Ibn Abee Shaybah, At-Tahaawi, At-Tabaraanee and Al-Bayhaqqi [rahimahumullaah] reported from Zayd Ibn Wahb [rahimahullaah], who said, “I went out with Abdullah (Ibn Mas’ood) from his house to the Masjid, and when we reached the middle of the Masjid the imaam went into Ruku; so Abdullah performed Takbeer and went into Ruku and I performed Ruku with him; then we walked whilst in that state of Ruku until we reached the row and the people raised their heads from Ruku”. Zayd said, “When the Imaam finished the Salaah, I stood up and thought that I did not catch the Rak’ah, so Abdullaah grabbed my hand and made me sit down, and said, ‘Indeed, you caught (the rakah)’”. (5)

Zayd Bin Thaabit [radiyallaahu-anhu] used to say, “Whoever catches the Rak’ah before the Imaam raises his head (from ruku), then indeed he has caught the rak’ah”. (6)

Abubakr Bin Abdir Rahmaan Ibn Al-Haarith Bin Hishaam [rahimahullaah] said, “Abubakr As-Siddeeq and Zayd Bin Thaabit [radiyallaahu-anhumaa] entered the Masjid whilst the Imaam was in Ruku, so they made Ruku and then moved slowly whilst in Ruku until they reached the row”. (7)

Then Imaam Al-Albaanee [rahimahullaah] said, “This shows that the Rak’ah is caught by catching the Ruku”.

One Takbeer or Two When Catching The Ruku?

Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz [rahimahullaah] was asked, “If a person comes to the Salaah whilst the Imaam is in Ruku, does he perform the opening Takbeer [i.e. Takbeeratul Ihraam] and the Takbeer for Ruku, or does he just perform Takbeer [for Ruku] and perform Ruku?”

Answer: What is more appropriate and safe is that he performs two Takbeers- the first one for Takbeeratul Ihraam [i.e. the opening Takbeer of the prayer] which is a pillar of the prayer and must be performed whilst standing, and the second Takbeer before going into Ruku; but if he fears that he’ll miss the Rak’ah, then the Takbeeratul Ihraam suffices and this is the most correct view of the scholars in this affair, because they are two acts of worship performed at the same time; therefore the greater one suffices. [Majmoo Fataawaa Ibn Baaz 11/244-245]

[Ref 1: Bukhaari 580 and Muslim 607]

[Ref 2: Reported by Imaam An-Nasaa’ee. Declared authentic by Imaam Al-Albaanee in Irwaa Al-Ghaleel’- Hadeeth Number 622. Vol 3, page 84. Publishers: Al-Maktabah Al-Islaamee, 2nd edition 1405 AH (1985)]

[Ref 3: Reported by Imaam Al-Bayhaqqi. Imaam Al-Albaanee said that all its narrators are reliable. See Irwaa Al-Ghaleel Vol 2, page 261. Publishers: Al-Maktabah Al-Islaamee, 2nd edition 1405 AH (1985)]

[Ref 4: Reported By Bayhaqqi. Declared authentic by Imaam Al-Albaanee in Irwaa al-Ghaleel Vol 2, page 262. Publishers: Al-Maktabah Al-Islaamee, 2nd edition 1405 AH (1985)]

[Ref 5: Imaam Al-Albaanee said that its chain is authentic and it has another chain in At-Tabaraanee. See Irwaa al-Ghaleel Vol 2, page 263. Publisher: Al-Maktabah Al-Islaamee, 2nd edition 1405 AH (1985)]

[Ref 6: Repoeted by Bayhaqqi. Imaam Al-Albaanee said that Its chain is Jayyid. See Irwaa Al-Ghaleel Vol 2, page 263. Publisher: Al-Maktabah Al-Islaamee, 2nd edition 1405 AH (1985)]

[Ref 7: Reported by Al-Bayhaqqi. Imaam Al-Albaanee said that its chain is Hasan. See Irwaa Al-Ghaleel Vol 2, page 264. Publisher: Al-Maktabah Al-Islaamee, 2nd edition 1405 AH (1985)]

Ruling Regarding Holding Two Friday Prayers Due to Government COVID19 Restrictions – Shaykh Saalih al-Luhaydaan

Bismillaah ar-Rahmaan ar-Raheem

Shaykh Saalih al-Luhaydaan (hafidahullah), Member of the Committee of Senior Scholars of Saudi and Former Chief Council of the Supreme Judicial Court was asked:

Oh Honourable Shaykh, this questioner from Britain says, alhamdulillaah we have a Salafi masjid in the city of Manchester, “Salafi Centre of Manchester” Alhamdulillaah Allah has blessed us in being able to call to Tawheed and the Correct Methodology.

Our Shaykh, this Masjid normally accommodates approximately 400 people for the prayers, and sometimes for the Jumu’ah prayer it is full. However currently, due to the Corona Virus – Allah protect us and you from it – the government has placed conditions in this country restricting mixing in the masjid, it is therefore a must that we have at least a one metre gap between the people praying, this means – especially for the Jumu’ah prayer – that we can only accommodate 100 people.

The question oh Shaykh, is it permissible to establish two Jumu’ah prayers instead of one, so that we can accommodate more people, with the knowledge oh Shaykh, and this is important, that if we did not do this then indeed the people will feel compelled, especially the common folk, to go and pray in the masaajid of the people of innovation, and in this is great danger for their religion, especially with the fact that this country is full of evil misguided groups and their misguiding doubts – Allah’s aid is sought.

And if this is permissible, is it better that we establish the two Jumu’ah prayers with one khateeb or two different khateebs?Please give us fatwa (on this issue), Allah reward you with good.

The Shaykh (Allah preserve him) answered this question saying,

Yes this is permissible in necessity (like the current situation with Covid 19 and the Government restrictions). However it should be done by two separate khateebs, the first Jumu’ah prayer with their imam and khateeb, shortening the length of the khutbah and prayer Jumu’ah, then the other congregation with another imam and khateeb, shortening the Khutbah likewise and praying the Jumu’ah prayer.

Advisory note:
The shaykh also said, it is not allowed for anyone in the first congregation to repeat with the second. Allah knows best.

Question posed: Yawmul Ithnayn 15 Dhuʻl-Qiʻdah 1441 AH 4.00pm Saudi Time: Monday 6th July 2020 2.00pm UK Time

Warning Against Salātul Hājah an innovated prayer with no basis or authentic proof from the Sunnah. Shaykh Abu Abdillah Khalid Adh-Dhufayri (Allah preserve and reward him)

Shaykh Abu Abdillah Khālid Dahawī Adh-Dhufayrī (حفظه الله و جزاه الله خيرا):

“There has preceded from myself a warning regarding Salātul Hājah which is called to from time to time. And currently it is being called for to combat this epidemic (Coronavirus), Allah give us and you wellbeing. This prayer is not authentic at all and it is from the newly invented affairs and innovations. Innovations are in opposition to the command of Allah The Most High, and they are a cause for an increase in calamities not an aid or a means to remove them.”

A Warning regarding Salātul Hājah (Prayer of Need) – Shaykh Abu Abdillah Khālid Dahawī Adh-Dhufayrī (حفظه الله و جزاه الله خيرا)

That which has spread amongst the request of the people to (perform) Salātul Hājah after Friday Maghrib is an innovated affair and it is not permissible from two angles:

Firstly: Due to the weakness of the reported hadīth regarding Salātul Hājah. There is a fatwa from the Standing Committee, “As for what is called Salātul Hājah, then it has come by way of weak rejected narrations – as far as we know – there is no (authentic) proof established for it and thus it is not correct to base performance (of this prayer) upon those (narrations).”

Shaykh Uthaymīn (rahimahullah) said, “Salātul Hājah has no authentic evidence from the Prophet (sallallāhu alaihi wa salam).”

Shaykh Al-Albāni (rahimahullah) said whilst refuting Sayyid Sābiq in his (Sayyid Sābiq) authenticating of the hadeeth, “He has it authentic whilst in it’s chain of narration is a majhool (an unknown person)?

Indeed in Al-Musnad (Vol.6 pgs 442-443) by way of Maymoon Abee Muhammad Al-Maraa’i Al-Mamimee, Ibn Ma’een said “I do not know him”, ibn ‘Adee said “based upon this he is unknown”. Likewise Ad-Dhahabi said “He is not known”.

And if you want review (go to) “Al-Mīzaan” and “Al-Lisān” and Majma az-Zawā’id”. Vol 2 Pg 278 Tamām Al-Minna

Shaykh ibn Baz (rahimahullah) said, “I do not know a single hadīth which is depended upon for (the authenticity) of Salātul Hājah.”

Secondly: If the hadīth was authentic, then it is an innovation to specify a time for this prayer without a proof, therefore gathering to perform this prayer at one time is from the newly innovated affairs in the Religion.

Shaykh Abu Abdillah Khālid Dahawī Adh-Dhufayrī (حفظه الله و جزاه الله خيرا)

Why Does My Prayer not Prevent me from Evil Actions – Shaykh Uthaymeen

I pray, however I (still) perform some evil actions; so, what is your advice for me? And why does my prayer not prevent me from forbidden actions?

Shaykh Uthaymeen Replies:

My advice for you is that you repent to Allah (The Mighty and Majestic) and that you sincerely draw close to Allah. (Likewise) that you recall the greatness of the one you have disobeyed and recall His punishment (The Mighty and Majestic), for whoever opposes his command.

You should also read the statement of Allah,

نَبِّئۡ عِبَادِىٓ أَنِّىٓ أَنَا ٱلۡغَفُورُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ (٤٩) وَأَنَّ عَذَابِى هُوَ ٱلۡعَذَابُ ٱلۡأَلِيمُ (٥٠)

Declare (O Muhammad SAW) unto My slaves, that truly, I am the Oft-Forgiving, the Most-Merciful. (49) And that My Torment is indeed the most painful torment. (50)

So, seek Allah’s forgiveness and mercy and fear his punishment. As for your situation, i.e. that you pray and you prayer does not prevent you from evil actions, then perhaps your prayer has deficiencies, because the prayer which prevents from fahshaa (i.e. great sins) and munkar (everything Islam rejects & has prohibited) is the complete prayer, (meaning) the prayer which is (performed) in accordance to that which the Messenger of Allah came with; with presence of heart, performing the actions (of the prayer) as they were reported in the sunnah. It is not every prayer which prevents from fahshaa (i.e. great sins) and munkar (every thing Islam censures & has forbidden ), rather it is the established prayer (in the sunnah) which the people perform in the manner which is befitting.

Allah The Most High said:

﴿اتْلُ مَا أُوحِيَ إِلَيْكَ مِنَ الْكِتَابِ وَأَقِمِ الصَّلاةَ إِنَّ الصَّلاةَ تَنْهَى عَنِ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنْكَرِ﴾ [العنكبوت:45]

Recite (O Muhammad (sallallaahu alaihi wa salam) what has been revealed to you of the Book (the Qur’ân), and perform As-Salât (Iqamât¬as¬Salât). Verily, As-Salât (the prayer) prevents from Al-Fahshâ’ (i.e. great sins of every kind, unlawful sexual intercourse) and Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief, polytheism, and every kind of evil wicked deed).

Meaning, the prayer which is performed in the correct manner (according to the sunnah of the Messenger of Allah), prevents these evils.

(1) The questioner is alluding to this aayah in the Quran: Al-Ankaboot: 45

The Imam should consider the conditions of the weak, elderly and other than them during all Prayers – Al-Imam ‘Abdul ‘Aziz ibn Baz

The Imam ‘Abdul ‘Aziz ibn Baz said:

This is a sought-after affair in all the prayers; in taraaweeh and in the (five daily) compulsory prayers, due to his statement (sallallahu alaihi wa salam), 

Whoever of you leads the people (in prayer), then lighten it, for indeed amongst them are the weak and the young and those with needs. (Bukhari & Muslim). 

Hence, the imam considers those being led in prayer and is gentle with them regarding the taraaweeh (in general) and during the last ten nights. This is because people are not all the same (in ability, strength and eeman), people differ, therefore it is a must for the imam to consider their situation, and to encourage them to come and to attend; when he lengthens (the prayer) it becomes difficult upon them and they become averse from attending. 

So, it is a must for him to consider that which will be a means of encouragement for them to attend, and make them desirous of attending the prayer, even if this is by shortening and not lengthening. 

A prayer wherein the people have khushoo and are at peace during it; even if short is better than a prayer which causes the lack of khushoo and causes annoyance, and negligence.

Majmoo’ Fataawa wa Maqaalat Mutanawiyya – Shaykh b. Baz Vol.11 Pgs. 336-337

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