Careless with regards to the Fajr Prayer
By Shaykh Abdur Razzaq Al Badr
Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee
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Shaykh Abdur Razzaq: Perhaps some of the people may be frequently immersed in various fields of knowledge, memorization, and studying; but they are negligent, especially concerning the Fajr prayer; they are very negligent concerning it.
Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu 'ala rasulullaah
Recently, someone asked Shaykh Saalih as-Suhaymee (hafidhahullaah) :
"How did the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) respond to someone giving (him) salams while he was praying?"
The Shaikh said the Prophet (salallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam) used to respond to the salaam - while engaged in prayer -
Sneezing then Praising Allah while being led in Prayer
Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Aali ash-Shaykh
One of the people being led in prayer next to me sneezed and then said, “all praise is for Allah (al-Hamdullilah)” while in prayer. Is this permissible to do in prayer, and how should one respond?
When one being led in prayer sneezes, then it is prescribed for that person to praise Allah. This is based on the narration of Mu’aadh bin Rifaa’ah bin Raafi’ from his father, may Allah be pleased with him, that he said,
“I prayed behind the Prophet, peace be upon him, when I sneezed and said al-Hamdullilah, Hamdan Katheeran, Tayeeban Mubaarakan feeh, Mubaarkan ‘alayhi Kamaa Yuhibu Rabbanaa wa Yardhaa (All praise is for Allah, many pure blessings, blessings upon him as our Lord loves and is pleased with).” So when the Prophet finished praying, peace be upon him, he asked who had spoken during prayer but no one answered. Then he asked a second time who had spoken so Rifaa’ah said, “I did Messenger of Allah.” Then he asked him what he had said and Rifaa’ah told him. The Prophet, peace be upon him said: (By the One who my soul is in His hand, I saw thirty or so angels scrambling to see which one would take it up to heaven.)
This narration is related by at-Tirmidhee who said it was a good narration as well as an-Nisaa’ee. Therefore this companion praised Allah after sneezing while he was in prayer and the Prophet, peace be upon him, approved this action, so this proves its permissibility.
From the Legal Rulings of His Eminence ash-Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez bin ‘Abdullah Aali ash-Shaykh from the magazine Majallat-ul-Buhooth al-Islaamiyyah pages 42-43.
Translated by Aboo ‘Imraan al-Mekseekee – may Allah guide him
- Saying “Alhamdu lillah” if they sneeze during Salah?
Also, if a person yawns while offering Salah, do they have to say Isti`adhah ?
Put your Hand on your Heart, is this Correct
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
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On many occasions I see brother whose hands are upon their chest in the salah but there is a little twist to their understanding. Their left hand is upon their “heart” on their left breast and their right hand is placed on top of the left totally moving their shoulders out of line in the row to the point where his left shoulder is behind the brother standing to his left. Is this from the correct manners of straightening the rows “shoulder to shoulder”?
Listen/Download short 1 min audio clip from Abu Khadeejah (hafidhahullaah):
Does anyone out their know of a reason for this practice? Is there any legislated text that it is based upon, please send it to me. Because I have never ever come across anything (Allahu Aalim) in the Sunnah or even anything from our Salaf to support this practice.
If you have nothing that comes close to the following Ahadeeth, then why do we do it? It is a cultural thing, from a particular culture or nation? Or is it the fact that it makes you feel good and you have come to think that because it makes you feel good it is BETTER than the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alahi wa sallam)? May Allah protect us all from such thoughts and actions.
“He used to place the right arm on the back of his left palm, wrist and forearm” [Abu Daawood, Nasaa'i & Ibn Khuzaimah (1/54/2) with a saheeh isnaad, and Ibn Hibbaan declared it saheeh (485], “and he commanded his companions to do likewise” [Maalik, Bukhaari & Abu `Awaanah], and (sometimes) “he would grasp his left arm with his right.”7 [Nasaa'i and Daaraqutni with a saheeh isnaad. In this hadeeth there is evidence that grasping is from the sunnah, and in the previous hadeeth that so is placing, so both are sunnah. As for the combination of holding and placing, which some of the later Hanafis hold to be good, then that is an innovation; its form as they state is to place the right hand on the left, holding the wrist with the little finger and the thumb, and laying flat the remaining three fingers, as described in Ibn `Aabideen's Footnotes on Durr al-Mukhtaar (1/454); so do not be confused by what they say.]
“He used to place them on his chest.” [Abu Daawood, Ibn Khuzaimah in his saheeh (1/54/2), Ahmad & Abu Shaikh in Taareekh Isbahaan (p. 125); Tirmidhi declared one of its isnaads hasan, and its meaning is found in Al-Muwatta' and Saheeh Al-Bukhaari if considered carefully. I have fully quoted the isnaads of this hadeeth in my book Ahkaam al-Janaa'iz (p. 118)].
Where in these Ahadeeth is there any indication that is should be to the left or to the right of the chest? Or are we now qualified to make ijtihaad (derive Islamic rulings for ourselves)?
Even to derive and Islamic ruling (if we were qualified to do so) would require some base text. Do we have anything from the Scholars of Sunnah to support this?
Then my question is as follows: Why do brothers do this and when they are advised that there is no basis for this they arrogantly reject the advice being given?
Are you such an individual is your pride more valuable to you than the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam)? Maybe it is. Otherwise why would anyone in their right mind go against the Sunnah of the best of Mankind (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)?
Please find attached a snippet attached to this email.
May Allah guide us to that which earns His pleasure. May he open our hearts to accepting the truth and leaving off all practices that contradict it even if our hearts be attached to it.
Published on 25 Jun 2012 by SalafiCentreUK
Question and Answer with Allamah Shaikh Zayd ibn Hadee al-Madkhalee during a Live telelink that took place on the 17 of December 2011 at Markaz as-Salafi, Manchester.
Translated by Abu Muaa’dh Taqweem Aslam (Graduate of Madinah University).
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Published on 3 Apr 2012 by SalafiCentreUK
Question to Shaikh Abdur-Razzaaq Al-Badr:
''How is the elderly person dealt with, if he does not establish the prayer or if he commits some of the (acts) of disobedience?
We know from what has preceded (i.e. in the lecture) that the elderly person has rights due to his old age; the rights of the elderly, even if he is not a Muslim, then how about the one who abandons the prayer completely?
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Published on 16 May 2012 by WeFilmHD
When the Iqamah (call to start the Prayer) has been pronounced, do not run to it, but walk in tranquility and pray what you are in time for, and complete what you have missed.
(Agreed upon by Al-Bukhari and Muslim)