Questions about prayer

4 years 7 months ago #2 by admin
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Asalam Alaykum Yusuf,

Ordinarily we do not fold hands while praying. In fact, Imam Alhadi Ila Alhag and the general populace of Ahlul Bayt say that doing such action will invalidate your prayer. But some modern scholars have deemed it permissible but still prefer not to.

As for the issue of raising ones finger during tashahud, it is the same as the first issue. the general populace of Ahlul Bayt see that it invalidates prayer.

Allah knows best.

I ask Allah to make our prayers easier on us and give us strength to do what is right.

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4 years 7 months ago - 4 years 7 months ago #35 by Imam Rassi Society
ass salam a'likum
Question 1: Is there a prayer to recite between the two prostrations?
Number 2: how should we do al iqama? and adhan?
3: Is there invocations after reciting the prayer on the Prophet after tachahud?
Number 4: we can make the takbir after changing positions in prayer?
number 5: there's there any invocation to recite before the Fatiha in the first rakaat?
Number 6: When I pray alone then I say Rabana hamd wa LAKAL after samia llaho liman hamidah?
number 7: When I say the takbir of joined in prayer is what I have lifted hands to the height of the ears?
Number 8: I can recite tasbih in the last two units of prayer dohor asr Maghreb ichaa? What kind of tasbih? give me an example?
number 9: the invocation of refuge against Satan and the other invocation before takbiratu ihram must be called after iqama?
Question 10: Can you do the combination of prayer as in the jafarite maddhab? I am diabetic and I often feel very bad and very tired I can do the grouping of prayer? exists in the maddhab Zaydi? give me an example of a fatwa.
Question 11: Is what I need to repeat the ablution for every prayer? although I have not lost?
Question 12: How do the qunut in fajr and in witr?
13: how do witr? how do salat rawatib and salat sunna mouakada?
wa alaykum as salaam!

Thank you for your questions! Below you will find the answers that would suffice, inshaAllah. You can also refer to our translations on this site as well as our scribd page The text, "An Abridgment of the School..." is a text dedicated primarily to fiqh.

1. One does not recite anything between the two prostrations.

2. The wording of the adhan and iqama are repeated twice. Both include the phrase "Hayya ala khayrul amal" after the phrase "Hala ala al falaah".

3. There are no supplications after the tashahhud; only the tasleem.

4. you make the takbeer either before or during changing positions.

5. The invocations you recite before the fatiha are before the takbeer, as there is no dhikr between the takbeer and al-Fatiha. This is according to the most relied upon opinion in the madhhab.

6. When you pray alone you do not recite Rabbana laka al hamd.

7. There are two opinions in the madhhab on the issue of raising the hands at the first takbeer. One opinion is that you raise them before the takbeer and the other opinion is that you don't raise them at all.

8. The tasbeeh that you recite in the last one and two rakats of a 3 or 4 unit prayer is: Subhana Allah wa alhamdulillah wa laa ilaha ila Allah wa Allaahu Akbar. You recite it three times.

9. Yes. the ta'udh (A'udhu Billah...) and the tawjeeh (Wajahtu wajhi...) are recited after the iqama and before the takbeer.

10. You can combine the two prayers with a valid excuse. Sickness is one of the excuses.

11. If you have not invalidated the ritual purity, it is recommended to renew the wudu for every prayer but it is not obligatory.

12. As for the qunut, it is recited aloud after the ruku in the last unit of both prayers. You are to recite the various supplications from the Qur'an.

13. Witr is performed similar to the maghrib prayer, except that you recite Fatiha and another surah in each unit. You also recite the qunut in the witr. See previous question. Please clarify the other part of your question. Thanks!

If you need any clarification, please don't hesitate to contact us.

And Allah knows best!

as salaamu alaykum!

Just wanted to clarify something. As for question #13, the witr is like the maghrib prayer in that it consists of three units and one tasleem. However, it is unlike the maghrib prayer in that it has only one sitting and tashahhud. That is, you only sit and perform the tashahhud in the last unit.

Sorry for any misunderstanding.

Also, one does not raise the hands during the qunut. One is to keep the hands by the sides for the entire prayer.

And Allah knows best!

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4 years 7 months ago #36 by Imam Rassi Society
ass salam alikum wa rahmatullah akhi fillah barakallah fik I thank you for your answers and I am writing you to paris in France to get answers to my questions barakallah fik

1 : is what I have to separate between the recitation of Surat and the recitation of Qunut a takbir in prayer as the Hanafi?
2 : is there a formula of dhikr supererogatory after 3 tasbih in ruku and sujud? and after samiallaho liman hamidah?
3 : should we worship by first laying his hands? and recover from the prostration relying on the hands flat on the floor?
4 : What are the formulas of dhikr after each repeat to complete mandatory prayers? and after Sunnah salawat?
5 : there's there any specific to repeat in supererogatory prayer Witr and Fajr Surahs?
6 : before repeating the Qunut in fajr and witr must tell basmalla?
7 : we must recite the Fatiha behind the Imam or his recitation is enough for us? salawat in a high ways and silent?
8 : in both tachahoud we must lift the index in the manner of Hanafi or let your hands flat on the thighs mandatory?
9 : for witr there one taslim? how is the taslim? straight ahead or turn the head right? must tell ass salam alikum wa rahmatullah?
10 : must say the formula before takbiratul IHRAm and wadjatu ... also for nafila prayers?
11 : we must necessarily recite verse at least 3 or 1 verse for the first two UNITS each prayer? as Hanafi?
12 : the tarawih prayers they are paired with a taslim after two UNITS except for witr?
13 : can you list me valid excuses to make the groupings mandatory prayers? fatigue? work? the studies? how do the combination?
14 : can i pray Taraweeh in the mosque because it gives me more concentration and I do not know much about the coran?
15 : can i study and learn the book Nawawi rahimahullah kitab al adhkar for all formulas daily dhikr or is there a Zaydi for this book? and if so what book? Is there a section in your site?
16 : prayer for the djoumoua should I do if I arrive late during the khutba prayer of greeting the mosque?

thank you for everything and grieve to disturb you dear brother ass salam alikum and barakallah fikum
as salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakuthu.

Greetings to the brothers and sisters in Paris!

As for your questions:

1. Since you recite the qunut after coming up from the bowing (ruku&rsquo), you simply recite it after saying Samia Allah liman hamida. You don’t recite the takbir before it.

2. There is no dhikr in the ruku and sujood—only the tasbeeh. If you are praying behind someone, you only say Rabbanak laka hamd after the imam says Samia Allah liman hamida.

3. I’m assuming that you mean prostration. Yes, we lay the hands first before the knees similar to the Malikis.

4. There are a variety of adhkar that you can do after the prayers. The most common are the tasbeeh 33x, tahmeed 33x and the takbeer 34x. Another common one is ayat al-kursi. If you have time there is also great virtue in reciting surah ikhlas 100x after each prayer.

5. The duas for the witr and fajr can be any supplication from the Qur’an. Our imams (as) narrated that the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny, used to recite {Our Lord, do not let our hearts deviate after You’ve guided us and granted us mercy from Yourself! Verily, You are the Provider} (Q. 3:8) and {Our Lord, do not punish us if we have forgotten or erred…} (Q. 2:286) to the end of the verse. And Ali, upon him be peace used to recite: {We believe in Allah and what has been revealed to us and what has been revealed to Abraham…} (Q. 2:136) to the end of the verse. Or you can recite the short supplication: {Our Lord, grant us the good of this world and the good of the hereafter, and remove us from the punishment of the Fire} (Q. 2:201).

6. It is unnecessary to recite the basmala before the qunut.

7. We do not recite behind the imam during the loud prayers but we do recite behind him during the silent prayers.

8. We do not raise our finger or move it during the tashahhud.

9. There is only one tasleem in the witr. It is like the tasleem for any other prayer. You say ‘as salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullah to the right and say the same thing to the left.

10. I think you mean the opening dua? You say it before takbeer al-Ihram as we said previously. You also say it for nafila prayers.

11. You must recite alFaatiha and at least three verses afterwards. It is preferable to recite a whole surah.

12. The taraweeh prayers are prayed at home. You can pray them with your family. They are 20 rakats with the tasleem after every two. Then you pray the witr which is 3.

13. The valid reasons to combine the prayers are sickness (one that prevents you from making the prayers during their times and causes great pain and distress), travel (leaving your home city the distance of roughly 21 km), being preoccupied with Godly matters (such as attending a religious class), and fear (fear for your life from an enemy soldier or bandit). As for how you do it, you can either bring the time for the later prayer forward and pray it after the earlier prayer or otherwise.

14. See question #12. The taraweeh is not to be prayed in the mosques as this is viewed by the imams of ahl al bayt (as) to be an innovation in the religion. It doesn’t matter that you don’t know much Qur’an. Allah says in the Qur’an {Recite what is easy for you}. The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny, said ((Recite what is easy for you)). It is unfortunate that the innovation of taraweeh in the mosques have pressured prayer leaders to recite long verses and complete the Qur’an in 30 nights when the Prophet’s Sunnah was to recite short surahs when leading the people in prayer. Reciting Surah ikkhlas in each ruku by yourself at home is better than praying taraweeh behind someone who recites al Baqara in the mosques! There are better ways to gain concentration that don’t involve innovations.

15. There is a Zaidi book Al adhkar. You do not need to learn an-Nawawi’s book. There is a wealth of adhkar and duas written by the Prophet’s Progeny. You can go here and download it.

16. The Djumua prayer is not obligatory during the absence of a Zaidi imam. You can therefore pray while the khutba is given. And you are to pray the Dhuhr prayer after the Djumua prayer because since the Djumua prayer is not obligatory, it doesn’t take the place of the Dhuhr prayer.

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4 years 7 months ago #37 by Imam Rassi Society
Ass salam alikum wa rahmatullah akhi fillah i have questions barakallah fikum.
1 : The tasbih in ruku and sujood are mandatory?

What is the minimum tasbih to say? And the maximum in ruku and sujud? Barakallah fikum

May have to do like the Hanafi recite 3, 5, 7, or 11 tasbih in ruku or sujud?

2 : In the last tachahood can i recite like sunni atahiyatou lilah wa salawatou wa tayibatou can add it :" ass salamou alayka ayouha nabiyou wa rahmatullah wa barakatu ass salamou alayna wa ala ibadi llah salihin" or it is prohibited?

3. Can i recite personnel douaa after tasbihat in soujoud? And on ruku?

4. Should I press my hands flat on the ground to back up from prostration? like shafeite?

5. After final tachahoud and salat ibrahimiya (in the salat) before taslim can i recite personnel douaa? Like sunni school?

6. The dikr after taslim was just composed of ayat al kursi al ikhlass and 33 subhanallah 33 al hamdoulillah and 34 takbir? What i can other from hadith sahih? 3 astaghfiroullah like sunni? Two last surat of the coran l karim al falaq and an nass? Then I raise hands after salat and recite personal douaa? I wipe my hands on my face?
Barakallah fikum

7. Iqama is mandatory?

8. Can i do sujud on a piece of land like ja'fari chiia? Its mandatory?

9. El wudu is invalidate by disobedience act? List me disobedience act barakallah fik i'm not understand. is it Lie steal smoking shaking hands with a woman looking at a woman?

Barakallah fikum ans excuse me for disturbance and for my bad english langage barakallah fikum akhi fi llah

wa alaykum as salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

1. The tasbeeh is not a wajib of the prayer though it shouldnt be avoided. The minimum number of times is 3.

2. Yes. It is permissible to recite "Atahiyatu..." though it is preferable to recite the tashahhud as taught by our imams. Please refer to our translations of fiqh texts for the exact wording.

3. There is no dua recited during the prayer although after the prayer is fine.

4. That is fine.

5. See answer to question #3

6. You can recite any dua you like after the salat. The 33/33/34 and ayat al-kursi are sunnah actions. You can recite Qur'an if you like. You can also raise your hands when you recite dua after the prayer. I'm not sure about wiping the face. However, since it is outside of the prayer, there shouldn't be a problem.

7. The absence of the iqama does not invalidate the prayer. But you should recite it.

8. It is recommended to prostrate on earth or another organic substance, like stones, grass, reed, etc. However, it is not mandatory.

9. Yes. Wudu is invalidated by a major sin. Major sins are those things for which one is punished in Hell mentioned in the Qur'an and authentic ahadith. For example, stealing, lying, taking interest/usury, fleeing the battlefield, touching an unrelated woman, practicing magic/sorcery, looking at the unlawful, taking and drinking intoxicants, committing fornication, backbiting, tale-bearing (namima), harming a believer, disobeying parents, etc. You can find a more exhaustive list of major sins if you do a search. Looking at an unrelated woman is not a major sin if she is covered and you don't experience desire.

Please refer to the following texts for any other questions regarding the prayer or any other act of worship.

And Allah knows best!


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4 years 7 months ago - 4 years 7 months ago #38 by Imam Rassi Society
Salam a'likum ikhwan.

Crossing arm in prayers invalide it?

Prayers of dohaa tahiyatu l masjid prayer of tasbeeh like hanbalite and two rakaat between the adhan and iqama exist in madhab zaydi?

Give me ahadith sunni sahih on tasbeeh in sde and third rakaa in dohor as maghreb ichaa please my brothers.
Barakallah fikum
The rub action is obligatory for ghusl?

Can I name the qualities of abu bakr omar othman aicha like ali and keep quiet about their mistakes? And for muawiya? Barakallah fikum.

Can i do my prayer behind a salafi? It is accepted?
If abu hanifa studies with zaïd why he practises al mash fi l khuffayn and say amine after fatiha and cross arm in salawat...? Barakallah fikum.

Why legs are not wipe like shia 12?

Excuse me for my english barakallah fikum...

And last question : what are the ad'iya (dou'aa) what i say after salat after taslim teach me please.

Barakallah fikum ass salam a'likum ikhwan
wa alaykum as salaam!

I'm back. ^_^

As for your questions:

1. According to the earliest opinions on the matter, the crossing of the arms invalidates the prayer. Imam Murtaza (as) narrated in his Kitaab Minahi that laying the right arm over the left is prohibited. This is based on a narration in Zaydi sources where the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny, said: ((Do not lay the right hand over the left. Rather, lay them straight)). According to the Al-Bahr az-Zakhkhaar, the crossing of the arms is prohibited and invalidates the prayer based on the statement of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny: ((Remain settled in the prayer)).

2. According to the book At-Taaj al-Mudhhab, it is recommended to pray between the iqaama and adhaan except during the Maghrib prayer. It is then discouraged to do so.

3. As for Sunni ahadith that proves the tasbeeh in the third and fourth rakaat, Imam Muhammad ash-Shaybaani, the student of Imam Abu Hanifa, narrated in his text Hujjat 'ala Ahl al-Medina that Ali, alayhi salaam, used to recite the tasbeeh in the third and fourth rakats. Also Imam Ahmed bin Suleiman (as) in his Usuul al-Ahkaam said that the hadith of the Prophet: ((The prayer is only the recitation of the Qur'an, tahmeed, takbeer and tahleel)) is a proof for the tasbeeh in the prayer.

4. According to the At-Taaj al-Mudhhab, rubbing is listed as an obligation of the ghusl.

5. As for the first three caliphs and A’isha, one is to not curse them. Our imams differ as to whether it is permissible to recite radiAllahu anhu for them. The safest option is tawaqquf resignation. That is one is to not curse or praise them. As for Mu’awiya, there is no difference of opinion. He is to be condemned.

6. According to the Fatawa of Sayyid Allama Abdur-Rahman ash-Shaguri (ra), one is permitted to pray behind anyone as long as they have sound beliefs. Believing in tajseem would definitely disqualify one from being prayed behind.

7. As for why did Abu Hanifa ascribe to the aforementioned actions, this is a question to ask Hanafis. Imam Abu Hanifa is respected in Zaydi circles; however, he is not listed as a Zaydi theologian or jurist in any of our literature. He was simply one of the many non-Zaydis who benefited from and supported the imams of Ahl-al-Bayt.

8. The feet are not wiped in the Zaydi school because we have clear ahadith and riwayat that the feet are to be washed. It is narrated in the Musnad of Imam Zayd (as) that the feet are to be washed.

9. There are various supplications that one can make after the tasleem. One of the most established is the 33 tasbeeh, 33 Tahmeed, and 34 tahleel.

And Allah knows best!

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4 years 7 months ago #39 by Imam Rassi Society
Ass salam a3likum brother l karim barakallah fik ghafarallah laka djazakallah khayran. Allahuma sali 3ala muhamad wa ali muhamed.
I have questions please :
1 : can i pray salat ul maghreb and break the siyam at the same time of sunni? Because there is chiia12 fatwa which permit it. There is a zaydi fatwa which authorised it?
2 : can i do sujud sahw if i forget the dhikr of sde and third rakaat in salawat of dohor asr maghreb (last rakaa) and ichaa? We must say 3 times this dikr subhanallah wal hamdulilah wa la ilaha ila llah wa llaho akbar but if i forget one dhirk? I must do sujud sahw? This dhikr or reciting fatiha on last rakaa of mandatory salawat are obligatory or no like hanafi?
3 : are you ach'ari in aqida? Barakallah fikum. Tafwid like hanbali aqida is valid for zaydi ulama?
4 : can i pray, for example to do salawat sunna or rawatib, 4 rakaat like ichaa or it is always two by two, a pairs?
5. What is the order of imam of maddhab zaydi? Like chiia 12?
6. What is the milage for doing qasr of salawat?in kilometre please? I dont know what represent one barid in km excuse me imam.
7. Can i pray behind chii12? Its authorised?
8 : sayiduna hussein and ibn abbas alayhum salam doing wipe instead of washing foot like written in the cor'an ul karim? Its chii 12 who say me this speech.
9: there is a book of zaydi thikr in english in your ownership? There is a book of zaydi thikr in the website :anazaidi but i cant have accees.
10 and last question : you know in france zaydi masjid? Or imam zaydi? Barakallah fik

Ass salam a3likum dear brother. :-)
wa alaykum as salaam wa rahmayullahi wa barakatuhu!

May Allah bless you and make your affairs easier! Just to clarify and reiterate, we are a translation committee. We are not authorised to issue any specific fatawa. If there is a fatwa that you want, we can provide the websites of ulema. However, we can simply answer your questions based upon the translations of the works of our imams and scholars.

As for your questions:

1. According to Zaydi fiqh, the time for maghrib and breaking the fast is the approach of night when a star appears. Imam al-Hadi (as) said in his Al-Ahkaam:
The time for breaking the fast according to us and according to those who have firmness in the religion and knowledge of the authentic actions of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny, is the darkness of night for the faster. The darkness of the night for him is that which covers him. The sign of its entrance and its true time is when one can see a star of the night which one could not otherwise see before it. As Allah says: {When the night covered him, he saw a star...} (Q. 6:76)
The time for Maghreb for Zaydis is not that long after the Sunnis. It is typically just 5 minutes or so depending on when Sunnis normally pray it.
2. According to the Taaj al-Mudhhab, the omission, deficiency or addition to any sunnah in the prayer necessitates the prostration of forgetfulness. The tasbeeh is recited three times. It takes the place of the faatiha in the 3rd and fourth raka.
3. Zaydis are not Asharis. We differ with the Asha’ira on a number of issues, principle of which is the belief concerning the Vision of Allah in the hereafter, the temporary punishment of Muslims in the Hellfire, the eternality of the Qur’an and other issues. No other aqeeda is acceptable to the Zaydi except that of the Zaydiya.
4. The sunnah prayers are prayed in twos. Please refer to our translation of Tajreed al-Imamayn.
5. We do not have a specific order like the 12ers. We basically begin with Imam Ali (as), then, Imams al-Hasan and al-Hussein (as), and then after them any sayyid who establishes the religion and establish the call to obedience.
6. A barid is roughly 12 miles. Please refer to our translation of Tajreed. This is the distance from your home city, not your house. A barid from your home city necessitates qasr.
7. As for praying behind a 12er, you would have to refer your question to a mufti who can better answer your question. Maybe contact the brothers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
8. We deny the authenticity of any report that says that Imam al-Hussein (as) or Ibn Abbas used to wipe the feet instead of washing. Imam al-Hadi (as) said in his al-Ahkaam:
Regarding what the Rafidites say about wiping over the feet—this is invalid, impossible and an unfounded statement. Verily, the prohibition of wiping over the leather socks, feet or sandals, is stated by Allah, Glorified be He: {O ye who believe! When thou stand for the prayer, wash thy faces and hands until the elbows, wipe thy heads and \[wash] thy feet to the ankles} (Q. 5:6). The phrase {thy feet until the ankles} is in the accusative case and is connected to the washing of the face.
It was related to me on the authority of my father that his father said:
I have never seen anyone from the Progeny of the Messenger, peace and blessings be upon him and them, doubt that the recitation of Allah’s Messenger, peace and blessings be upon him and his progeny; ‘Ali bin Abi Ťālib, may Allah be merciful to him; their progeny; and the Emigrants was {…and \[wash] thy feet} with the phrase in the accusative case. The conjunctive {and} connects it back to the washing of the face.

9. Unfortunately, we don’t have any books of dhikr translated into English. I would advise you to download or purchase the Saheefa Sajjadiya by Imam Zain al-Abideen (as). It is a treasure of duas and they have translations of it in English and possibly French.
10. There are no Zaydi masajid in France as I know of. Zaydis typically don’t have their own masajid (even in Yemen). We pray with Sunnis so there is no issue of having a specific masjid dedicated to only Zaydis.
11. As for tayammum, it is only allowed if there is no water or if the performance of wudu would cause bodily injury or harm to health. As for performing tayammum just to avoid comments by co-workers, this is not a valid reason.

And Allah knows best!


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