Prayer behind innovators

Innovation that constitutes Kufr It is not permissible to allow the followers of innovation that constitutes kufr to lead the prayers, because prayers offered behind them are not valid according to a number of scholars, and because they deserve to be forsaken and rebuked, not put forward for positions of leadership, and because allowing them [...]

Praying behind an imaam who prays 23 rak’ah taraaweeh

source: silsilat ul-hudaa wa nnoor - the series of guidance and light - tape no. 254 ~ shaykh al-albaani (rahimahullaah) talks about the situation that many of our brothers and sisters upon the sunnah face when praying taraaweeh (the night prayer) during ramadhaan behind an imaam who lengthens the prayer to more than 11 rak'ah: [...]

Abandoning Prayer (Salat); A Major sin in Islam

Allah (SWT) says: “Then there has succeeded them a generation which has given up prayers (i.e, made their praycrs to be lost, either by not offering them at all or by not offering them perfectly or by not offering them in their proper fixed times, etc.) and have followed lusts. So they will be thrown in Hell. Except those who repent and believe in the Oneness of Allah and His Messenger, and act righteously.” (Maryam, 19:59-60) Allah (SWT) also says: “Woe unto those performers of prayers (hypocrites) who are unmindful of their prayers (i.e., delay their prayer from its stated fixed time).” (Al-Maa’oon, 107:4-5) […]


Salat (namaaz) or prayer is one of the most important pillars of Islam. The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) warned that the first thing man will be questioned about on the Day of Resurrection is prayer. Abu Hurairah said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) saying: The first act of worship man shall be questioned about on the Day of Resurrection is prayer. If it was performed correctly1, man shall certainly succeed and prosper, if it is not, he shall certainly lose and fail. If, however, man’s prayer was incomplete, the Lord, the Exalted, would say (to His Angels), “See if my slave performed supererogatory (nafl) prayers to make up what he had missed of the obligatory prayers. The rest of man’s deeds will be reckoned in the same manner2. […]

Walking in front of someone while praying

Question:Is it permissible to walk across in front of someone who is praying Salaat?Answer:Praise be to Allah.It is not permissible to walk across in front of someone who is praying, and it is a great sin, as the Prophet (peace be upon him) said (approximate translation of meaning is):"If the one crossing in front of [...]

Tahajjud — The Night Prayer, its Timings & Number of Rak’ahs

“Those who KNEEL before God should be able to STAND UP To Anyone. Will They.”Tahajjud — The Night Prayer, its Timings & Number of Rak’ahsNight worship, or 'Tahajjud', is a voluntary prayer which may be offered at any time during the night, after one has offered the obligatory prayer of Isha', and before offering dawn [...]

Sleeping and missing salaat al-fajr

A brother complained: "I miss salaat al-Ffjr on most days, and I hardly ever pray it at the right time. Usually I do not wake up until after the sun has risen, or at best I wake up after the time for praying fajr in jamaa'ah. I have tried to wake up at the right [...]