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I walk into the mosque and a brother was in prayer. He was just getting up from his Tashahod and going into the 3rd Rakah. I stood behind him and started my Maghrib prayer in jamaa.?He finished his Maghrib, and I continued my prayer. He then moved and stood behind me while I was in my 3rd Rakah of prayer, and he started his Esha prayer behind me. Is this valid? I was following the Imam of Jamaa in half my prayer and became the Imam in the second half. It seemed strange.

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Yes, he may do so. It is permissible.

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  • jamaa
  • valid

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I live in Atlantic Canada and we have two Islamic societies. One of them is under the supervision of a Sayed from Pakistan who leads the Friday prayer and Thursday sunset prayers. The problem is, as I just noticed lately, that he cannot pronounce 'dhal' perfectly and he pronounce it 'zhal' instead as it is hard for non arab generally. Is it OK to pray with his lead and what about my previous prayers. I follow the fatwa of Grand Ayatullah Sayed Ali Sistani.

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It is acceptable based on your description. Your previous prayers are fine.

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  • pronunciation
  • validity

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Is the congregational prayer invalid if there is one woman that is in prayer with the congregation that is not wearing her hijab properly such that her hair shows?

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In all cases, the prayers of the men in the congregation are unaffected. If the woman did so intentionally, knowing that her hair was showing then those connected to her in the congregation from the women will not be considered to be praying in congregation. However, if she were unaware and her actions were not intentional then the congregational prayer is in order.

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  • congregation

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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?

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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?

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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?

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Yes, one must recite both surahs.

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  • make up prayers
  • qadha

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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?

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Both are acceptable.

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  • ism
  • names of Allah