There are two things here: the direction of the qiblah, and the prayer time.
About the first, you try your best to find the direction. These days it's relatively easy because most international flights (or flights longer than a few hours) have a navigation device in front of each seat which shows you which direction the plane is going. Try using that to ...
Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked about a
man who was travelling by plane, and he did not know the direction of
the qiblah because no one else there knew it either. He prayed and he
did not know whether he was facing the qiblah during his prayer or
not. Is prayer in such circumstances valid?
He replied: If the ...
Salam, my brother. There are certain conditions for the shortened prayer. First of all I will give a reference from Quran about shortened prayers as:
Translation: "And when you travel throughout the land, there is no blame upon you for shortening the prayer, [especially] if you fear that those who disbelieve may disrupt [or attack] you. Indeed, the ...
According to the Hanafi school of fiqh, you become a traveller once you are out of your home town. You should do Qasr for all Salahs after this point until unless you have arrived back or have firmly decided to stay at destination for over 15 days (counting from the day you make the intention).
Joining a jamat is always better.
For Maghrib and Fajr ...
Mahram is two-fold in Islam, one kind is the kind a person is Mahram with his wife or her husband, and one kind is the kind a person is Mahram with his/her parents, brothers and sisters from the same father or mother, Reza'ee brothers and sisters, uncles, aunts, grand parents, parents in law, and etc.
The former kind is the kind in which any (common) sexual ...
The scholars have differed on this. The majority of them draw analogy from the limit of curtailment of the prayer. A group of scholars view that "any" journey would qualify for this concession and the person may cease his fast. This view is attributed to Zahirites.
They differed over apparent meaning of the text where Allah says:
and whoever is ill or ...
No people are born the same way. Allah gives different tests to different people.
Most of the Islamic rules and regulations which are not clearly written out in the Quran or hadith were designed for the majority.
You could well be in the outlier of 0.01% (which is still 1000 in a million) which the average doesn't apply to. We can reasonably assume that ...
It is only permissible to break fast when you are actually traveling
Fasting for] a limited number of days. So whoever among you is ill or on a journey [during them] - then an equal number of days [are to be made up]. And upon those who are able [to fast, but with hardship] - a ransom [as substitute] of feeding a poor person [...
Well a friend of mine is Hanafi and he told me that abu Hanifa used to say that one should take any opportunity Allah gives you.
This would mean you can pray Dohr and Assr as Jama' (joined- at the same time but as two different prayers) and qassr (shortened) (Dohr if you are still in your city should be done normally 4 Raka' and Assr 2 raka') and either you ...
I am going to answer your question logically.
When you are praying, your maximum attention (if not all) should be towards your Salah.
So when I am praying:
can I watch TV? NO
can I have a phone conversation? NO
can I make a sandwich? NO
can I wash dishes? NO
can I iron my clothes? NO
can I look outside the window and appreciate how Allah has created wind ...
Standing is an essential part of prayer. But if one can't stand and pray, then they're permitted to sit and pray, and if that's not possible, then laying on the side or whatever is also allowed. The Prophet is reported to have said:
"Pray standing and if you can't, pray sitting and if you cannot do
even that, then pray Lying on your side."
It's an ...
It is not allowed to combine more than two prayers together, and the prayers combined can only be:
Dhuhr and 'asr, either during the time of dhuhr (taqdīm) or 'asr (ta'khīr), or
Maghrib and 'ishā', either during the time of maghrib (taqdīm) or 'ishā' (ta'khīr).
The rule is to pray every prayer in its specific time:
إِنَّ الصَّلَاةَ كَانَتْ عَلَى ...
Worship and safar/travelling
First note that this applies only for two out of three kinds of travel: travel for obedience (like hajj, Jihad, visiting relatives or a sick person etc.) and an allowed travel (like for vacancy) and doesn't apply for travelling for disobedience!
Here shortly a list -without details- of travelling related easements:
In the name of Allah, the most compassionate, the most merciful
According to the fatwa of Grand Ayatollah Khamanei, you ought to say your prayers completely (not Qasr) in case that your trip (intention) takes long at least ten days (or more). Then at the mentioned condition as you said “I am visiting the UK and am proposed to stay for 6 months. Is praying ...
If you plan to travel to your destination and remain there for less than 15 days then you must pray the shorten versions of salah as you are considered a musafir (passenger based on Islamic explanation). As you are intending on remaining at your destination for 6 months then you must pray the full salah.
Traveler cannot fast and should reduce the Rak'ats in Zuhr, Asr and Isha prayers,
that is, he should perform two Rak'ats instead of four. The conditions by which one is called a "traveler" in Fiqh have been explained in the following link:
who is a Musafir?
If a fasting person travels after Zuhr, he should complete his fast.
If a fasting ...
There is absolutely no harm if one recites the Glorious Quran while wearing his shoes, whether from memory or reading from a book. If the shoes are pure from being in contact with impurities, it is permissible to even offer one’s prayer while wearing them.
It is haram to touch the Quran without wudu. The centrality of sound ...
Yes, it is permissible for Muslims to eat Kosher meat. Allah says in the Quran (interpretation of the meaning):
Made lawful to you this day are At-Tayyibat [all kinds of Halal (lawful) foods, which Allah has made lawful (meat of slaughtered
eatable animals, etc., milk products, fats, vegetables and fruits,
etc.). The food (slaughtered cattle, eatable ...
If there's no prayer room available, I just find the quietest spot available and pray.
I use a large handkerchief to pray on (placing it diagonally), which is not too cumbersome to carry around.
I use whatever luggage I'm carrying as a sutrah.
People just walk past and ignore me (unless they're Muslim, then they smile at me).
This question How does one ...
Based on my research, presumably there does seem to be the necessity of much/diverse illustrations (from different aspects) in order to present a complete/adequate response, but I strive to answer (at least by having a short explaining regarding an aspect of …, anyhow. From the viewpoint of Shia scholars (except a minor group of them), the sources of Fiqh is ...
According to what I perceived about the question (correct me please, if I am wrong), the answer briefly can be so:
The significant remarkable point (at least based on Shia's view, but I am not aware of Sunni's view) is that: a traveler must not fast, and actually it is haram (forbidden) for a traveler to fast -in the trip-, and actually (AFAIK, based on ...
The wording of the Quran is to start the fast at dawn and to break it at sunset, so scholars derive that the actual duration in hours is irrelevant and one should act according to what one observes in the place they are at that point in time.
Quran 2:187 ... And eat and drink until the white thread of dawn
becomes distinct to you from the black thread [...
Travelling to Makkah/Madina needs an international passport and a valid visa for 'Umrah'. Travelling to any other city is just like an ordinary international city. Once you apply for the Umrah visa, the consulate would raise a flag due to your name. At this point, if you are able to convince the officer then you can travel.
About the qada' (qaza) this is clear according to the Verse 185 in surat al-Baqara
[2:185] Ramadan is the month in which the Qur'an was sent down : this
Book is a perfect guidance for mankind and consists of clear teachings
which show the right way and are a criterion of Truth and falsehood.
Therefore from now on whoever witnesses it, it is ...
A musafir (traveler) is one who leaves the city limits of his/her hometown intending a journey of 48 miles or greater. This is the opinion of the vast majority of Islamic scholars and has been deduced from several verses, hadiths, and scenarios from the life of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) and his companions.
Prayer is between you and Allah (GOD) so it is very personal. You can pray anytime anywhere without making external gestures that would attract or distract others. Pray and communicate with Allah anywhere as HE is all knowing of your situation.