According to the Maliki school, the prostration of recitation (sajda tilawa) is considered a sunna, not obligatory, if one is praying a recommended (nafila) prayer. It is disliked (makruh) to recite a verse of prostration during an obligatory prayer.

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Is praying behind an Imam in a building separate to where he is actually praying valid? For example, a masjid has two buildings that are not attached but have a decent sized courtyard that separates them. If the men’s musala is in one buildi...

Question: What is the ruling on joining prayers when traveling according to the Maliki teachings?

Answer: According to the Maliki madhab, it is a permissible dispensation (rukhsa) to join prayers while traveling. The travel does not have to be one where the distance all...

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Question: What is the Maliki school’s position on combining prayers due to rain or bad weather in general, and what are the conditions to make it valid? We live in Florida and it rains here frequently in the summer. Also, even though some m...

Question: As-salāmu ʿalaykum. I just discovered that normal bread, which is leavened, contains alcohol as a by-product. Does this then mean that, according to the Mālikīs, all leavened breads are ḥarām to consume? Also, allegedly unleavened bread also contains trace am...

Question: As salaam alaikum, In relation to the question about alcohol in bread, what is the Maliki opinion on ingredients like spirit, cider and balsamic vinegar and vanilla essence/extract in foods. I’ve been told that these are liquid intoxicants that affect the int...

Question: Assalamu alaikum, Is it permissible to consume food that contains carmine (e120) in the Malaki madhab? Carmine is a crimson pigment derived from the pulverized bodies of cochineal insects. It is used for coloring.

Answer: Eating insects according to the Maliki...

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I read some of the previous post on SeekersGuidance and noticed that children should be discouraged from drawing humans and animals. I have read in other sources that Imam Malik...

Question: Is there a difference between how the Malikis and Hanafis recite the adhan??

Answer: There is a slight difference between the Maliki and the Hanafi adhan. The main difference is in the number of times the pronunciations are done. In the Maliki adhan, the state...

Question: Is it permissible to swallow saliva and mucous in the Maliki School?

Answer: Mucous and saliva are pure (tahir) and therefore you can swallow them. While one is fasting though, it is mentioned that to swallow mucous disliked but not break the fast according to...

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