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Second Jama’ah in a Masjid

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Is there a Hadith that talks about one should not make another fard salah in Jama’ah in the same masjid?

Example one set of people make ‘Asr salah in Jama’ah in the masjid. Then another group of people come to the masjid for ‘Asr after the first Jama’ah so they pray ‘Asr in Jama’ah in the same masjid as a second Jama’ah.

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Another du’a to recite in witr salah

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The version (of the qunoot witr) which the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) taught to al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali (may Allah be pleased with him), is different to the one we normally recite. Is this authentic, and are we allowed to recite it?

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How to go into sajdah

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Have you some hadith which state that we should place the knees before the hand when going into sujud, and to raise the hand before the knees when we rising from sujud?

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The forbidden times for nafl salah

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The Ulama say performing nawafl salah after Fajr until sunrise, at zawal time and from ‘Asr to Maghrib is not permissible. Can you cite the authentic narrations to suggest this?

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Can a woman lead men in salah?

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Is there a Hadith in which Ummu Waraqa lead both men and women in prayer?

I have heard that Nabi Muhammad (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) appointed her to lead a group of men and women in prayer. The example of Ummu Waraqah is based on a hadith found to be solid, transmitted through Ibn Sa’d al-Baghdadi

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Saying salat & salam on non Prophets

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Is it permissible to read a durud with the following phrases?

Allahumma salli wa sallim ‘ala Muhammadin abdika wa rasoolik wa salli wa sallim ‘alal Muminina wal Muminat wal Muslimina wal Muslimat

Jazak Allah khayr

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Leading the Tarawih whilst looking in to the Quran

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Please clarify the issue of offering taraweeh prayer led by an imam who is not a hafiz and therefore reads from mushaf in a small community with no other masjid with a hafiz. Is it allowed?

In defense people quote that Sayyidatuna ‘Aishah (radiyallahu’anha) used to offer tarawih led by a slave who use to read from mushaf ( al bukhari in. mu’ allaq report 1/245) Jazakallah khayran

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The position of the feet in Sajdah

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Is it sunnah to keep the heels together in sujud or to separate them?

I found for both instance a Hadith:

 

Keeping them together:

‘Aa’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) said: I noticed that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was not there and he had been with me in my bed. I found him prostrating, with his heels together and his toes turned towards the qiblah, and I heard him saying, “I seek refuge in Your pleasure from Your wrath, and in Your forgiveness from Your punishment, and in You from You; I praise you and I cannot praise You enough.”

(Related by Al-Bayhaqy, Al-Sunan Al-Kubra, Book on Salah, Chapter on about putting the two heels together in Sujud, no. 2552; Al-Hakim, Al-Mustadrak, vol. 1, p. 352, no. 832; and Ibn Hibban, Sahih, vol. 5, p. 260, Book on Salah, Chapter on mentioning the Hadith that refutes those who claim that this Hadith was only narrated by `Ubaydullah ibn `Umar, no. 1933; al-Tahhaawi in Bayaan Mushkil al-Athaar (1/104); Ibn al-Mundhir in al-Awsat (no. 1401); Ibn Khuzaymah in his Saheeh (1/328)

 

Keeping them apart:

Imam Bayhaqi related on the authority of Bara’ that the Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) would, وإذا سجد وجه أصابعه القبلة فتفاج

“When he made sujud he would face his toes towards the qiblah…”

(Bayhaqi in al-Sunan al-Kubra v. 2, p. 113)

In Talkhis al-Habir v. 1, p. 618, Hafiz Ibn Hajar mentioned:

يعني وسع بين رجليه, “Meaning: he would space out his feet.”

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