In the Name of Allah. Peace and blessing be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon his family and his companions, all of them. Peace be upon you, along with the mercy and blessings of Allah. I live in a western country in a community with a good number of Muslims. Praise is due to Allah! We have a mosque where there is a place for women. But sometimes a woman or two come and pray with us in the place dedicated for men. Is this per...

Question: According to the Maliki view, what is the ruling if one omits a surah after the opening fatiha in one or both rakah of salah; does this necessitate a prostration of forgetfulness? Can one minimally say 1 ayah?

Answer: If someone happens to leave out one or more of the stressed sunnah acts of the obligatory prayer it is a sunnah that one perform 2 prostrations for heedlessness before concluding the prayer with the sala...

Translated by Shaykh Hamzah Wald Maqbul

A Translation From the Bidayat al-Mujtahid of Ibn Rushd al-Hafid al-Qurtubi, An Authoritative Manual on the Fiqh of the Four Madhhabs and the People of the Sunnah.

[The people of knowledge] have differed about [what to do] when the ʿid and the Friday fall on the same day: would the ʿid [prayer] suffice [one who prayed it] in place of the Friday prayer? A group [of the people of knowledge]...

Times of the Prayer

How many times are there for each prayer?

Each obligatory prayer has two times:

Its Ikhtiyari time: This is the time in which everyone must perform the prayer (unless he has a valid excuse for delaying his prayer beyond this time). A person is permitted to pray whenever he wishes within this time - he is free to pray at the beginning of the ihktiyari time or to delay his prayer to the end of the ikhtiyari time...

Is it true that prayer aboard a plane is invalid according to Mālikī principles?

[Translated By: Ahmad Ali Al-Adani]

Our readers will no doubt concur with us on the fact that, self-evidently, Muhammad Sukhāl al-Majjājī is one of the most insightful and methodologically precise Mālikī jurists of our age.

Yes, because there are still commendable scholars upholding and rejuvenating the classical path of savants from the Islamic...

July 19, 2017

When the sun is eclipsed, total or partial, then the Prophet ﷺ is reported to have performed Salātul Kusūf (solar eclipse prayer).

The Prophet ﷺ said:

Verily, the sun and the moon are two of the signs of Allah and they do not eclipse on account of the death or birth of anybody. So whenever you see this, pray and invoke (Allah) until it is over."

How it is performed according to the Maliki school:

It is Sunnah Muakkada to per...

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful, and blessings and peace upon our master Muhammad, his family, companions and those who follow their noble way.

In the Maliki school it is not permissible to delay the obligatory prayer beyond its preferred (ikhtiyārī) time to the necessary (darūrī) time without a valid excuse.

A valid excuse, as Imam Dardir mentions by way of example in Sharh Sagir, would be such at the followi...

July 8, 2017

According to the Maliki school, the Khutba must be in Arabic for it to be valid. If one were to speak English for a short portion of the Khutba, it would not invalidate the Khutba. This is with the condition that the speech in a non-Arabic language was not very long.

When one speaks a non-Arabic language in the prayer, it is as if they are silent. This is based on the principle of “that which is not recognized by the Shariah is...

July 8, 2017

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.

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful, and blessings and peace upon our master Muhammad, his family, companions and those who follow their noble way.

The Du’a of Qunut is considered from the encouraged (mandubat) actions of salah. Not from the the obligatory nor the emphasized sunnahs. It is recited silently prior to bowing (ruku’) in the obligatory prayer of Subh not the Witr nor the Sunnah of Fajr. [Dardir: Sharh...

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