Juris

Eid Lockdown

Question Is there any guidance upon performing Eid prayer given that the country has been placed in ‘lockdown’? Answer The Eid prayer is a Sunnah, well known and established by the Islamic rules. Under normal circumstances it would be performed in congregation, either in a mosque or often in a large public space, weather permitting.  If one were to miss the prayer, such as due to work, oversleeping or any

Q&A Virtues of Night Prayers

  Question Recently I was forwarded two narrations via a social media app and wanted to know about their authenticity.  Accompanying the forward was a comment: ‘Isn’t it the best thing on earth!’ but no clarification was given as to whether either of these two traditions are authentic.  The narrations are: “Samurah ibn Jundub said: The Messenger of Allah ordered us to pray during the night, a little or a

Roll the dice?

Question I found out playing games which require dice are (ḥarām) [sic. screenshots provided].  I need to know in what context was it said, as our family plays Ludo (a Pakistani board game is very popular amongst all ages). Answer For readers in English, there does seem to be a degree of confusion over the traditions that are found in some of the prominent collections of aḥādith on this subject

Funerary Prayer in Absentia

Question Following the death of the former deposed Egyptian President, many Muslims around the world performed Ṣalāt-ul-Janazah (funerary prayer) for him.  Is this something that has precedent in Islam?  Why are others seemingly opposed to it? Answer Undertaking Ṣalāt-ul-Janazah (funerary prayer) in absentia does have precedent in Islam, as the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) did this for the Najāshi in It is acknowledged that some have argued

Disputing the 6

Question T here is a recent article that seemed to not only question but undermine altogether the notion that it is recommended or rewardable to fast six-days in the month of Shawwāl [full text provided].  Is this correct?  In particular, the following comments were of note: There are no reports that the Companions or followers undertook the fasting of six-days in Shawwāl, if it was important, they would have done