From the Fatwa Department
Q: I wanted to know in the days of menses if women can read Masnoon Dua’s and the Durood Sharif. I know that we cannot touch or recite the Qur’an but some people say that you can recite Masnoon Dua's and Durood Sharif.
Q: Is it allowed to wear abayas with stones and embroidery fixed onto it? If it is allowed, up to what extent can it be adorned?
Q: What are the acts that nullify Salaat?
Q: My question is regarding Salatul Fajr. If jamat is already going on, is it mandatory to pray 2 rakah sunnah then join the congregational salah or directly join the jamat & later pray the 2 rakah sunnah. In that case when should we pray 2 rakah sunnah - immediately after fardh jamat is over or after the sunrise?
Q: In the case where the Jamaat is very large, will it be permissible to take the Janaazah forward into the Masjid?
Q: Is it permissible to pray Jumuah before the time enters?
Q: Is it permissible for a man to wear short sleeves while performing Salah?
Q: I was late for Jummah today.i.e I reached the masjid after the Imam was on the pulpit. What is the hadith/ruling on a muslim attending Jummah after the Azan & the Imam reaching the pulpit?
Q: I need your help to resolve a personal problem that has made my life very difficult for many years. My problem is that when I intend to pray a lot of gas starts to build up in my bowels. I make Wudu with difficulty by stopping it and pray in the same way. This problem always occurs when ever I decide to pray.
Q: Is there any proof from authentic ahadith of Qada Umari?
Q: Could you please explain whether a single man can stand in the last row during Jama’ah Salah or does he have to touch the shoulder of one who is in front of him to join him in the last row?
Q: I read in an answer to a question titled "Method of Joining Prayers" by Mufti Taqi Usmani that a Masbuq should stand up right after the Imam's first Salam.
Q: I would like to know what is the minimum number of Muqtadis necessary for a Jamaat (apart from Jumaat which requires 3 Muqtadis apart from the Imam)? Kindly answer in light of Hanafi school of thought.
Q: It has come to my knowledge that some people observe certain Nawafil Salah by reciting any specific surah a certain number of times (that is more than once) in each Raka'ah after reading Surah Fatiha.
Q: I would like to know the ruling of putting on a sleeveless shirt then going to perform Salah.