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I did a prayer, and in the Tasbeeh al arba'a (Subhanallah, alhamdullah etc.) I made a mistake by skipping one of the words, I repeated the tasbeeha which I made an error with. If one makes a mistake in pronouncing, skipping a line or similar will the prayer be in order if one repeats the line or word correctly. If one does Sajdah sahw by saying Takbeerat-ul ihram after niyyah is the sajdah valid? If one, after the tashahud of the sajdah says a complete Salam (Salam to the prophet, Salam to oneself and the pious believers and Salam alaykum) will the sajdah be in order?

Answer

Yes, the prayer will be in order. The sajdahtay al-sahw will also be in order.

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  • error
  • forgetfulness

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If one is unable to perform bend to their knees and is unable to perform sujud because of a medical condition of rheumatism or the like, can one pray while sitting on a chair?

Answer

It is permissible to sit on a chair and perform sujud on the the turbah that is placed on the table infront of them, if one is unable to sit on the floor.

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  • medical condition

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Must one recite both surahs in each of the first two rakahs if he is making up many years of missed prayers?

Answer

Yes, one must recite both surahs.

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  • make up prayers
  • qadha

What is your question?

I am making up the missed prayers from two years and I accidentally prayed the morning prayers after dhuhr and 'asr. What is the ruling?

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Your prayers are in order. Note that the order is only required between dhuhr and 'asr and then maghreb and 'esha.

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  • qadha
  • sequence

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Can prayers be offered on behalf of a deceased person?

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Yes, one can hire a believing Muslim to pray on behalf of a deceased person.

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  • deceased
  • qadha

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My grandfather died without leaving a will. As a result, we do not know how much he owes in prayers. What should we do?

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If has not stipulated in his will then it is not obligatory upon you to make-up his missed prayers. However, if you choose to do so, you may choose the minimum number that you are sure that he missed and it better for you to estimate the most that he may have missed. You may hire someone to perform the prayers on his behalf.

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  • deceased

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Could you please tell me which one of the following would be the correct form for daily reciting or chanting the Ism of Allah (SWT) Al-Raheem (500 TIMES)? Ya Raheem? OR Ya Raheemo?

Answer

Both are acceptable.

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  • ism
  • names of Allah

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Why must we be finished eating 90 minutes before dawn, when we can break fast 15 minutes past sunset. When it is still slightly light?

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The answers are as follows:
1. It is not obligatory to start fasting 90 minutes before dawn. A person is allowed to eat and drink until right before dawn or the time of fajr. However, it is recommended to refrain from eating or drinking 10-15 minutes before the commencement of fajr as a precaution due to differing opinions on the exact time of fajr, and how it is determined, in the northern and southern parts of the world.
2. As for breaking of the fast, a person may do so when the redness in the eastern horizon of the sky disappears. By taking a look at the sky in the opposite direction of the sun, a person can tell that the time of maghrib prayers has set in once the redness in the sky disappears, and hence it becomes the time to break the fast. In general, this (i.e. disappearance of redness) normally occurs between 10-15 minutes after the time of sunset in the middle parts of the Earth (from the equator, both north and south until just above the subtropics), and specifically depending on the geographic location.

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What is our responsibility on the last day of Ramadan?

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Your responsibility is to wait for a confirmed sighting. Fast the last day as though it is the last day of the month of Ramadhan. Be aware that you cannot fast past the 30 days (itmam 'eddah).

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  • moonsighting
  • ramadhan

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I'm a student in Boise, Idaho state, and I'm refer to Sayyid Ali Sistani. I would like to inquiry about the Helal of each month. Can I follow the committee that refer to your website in Helal issues, or should we do "Istehlal" by ourselves?

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Yes, you may do so and we encourage you to do both, if you are able.

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  • helal
  • istehlal
  • moonsighting