Shafi’i Fiqh

Preconditions of the prayer [Based on the notes and lectures by the late Shaykh Mahdi Hendricks of the Al-Zawiya institute in Walmer Estate, Cape Town.

1. Book of Prayer, Lesson 1, The Preconditions of the prayer, By Muhammad Allie Khalfe.

2. Book of Prayer, Lesson 2, The Preconditions of the prayer, By Muhammad Allie Khalfe.

3. Book of Prayer, Lesson 3, The Preconditions of the prayer, By Muhammad Allie Khalfe.

4. Book of Prayer, Lesson 4, The Preconditions of the prayer [Ma-ul Musta’mal]

5. Book of Prayer, Lesson 5, The Preconditions of the prayer [Najasat]

On Wudhu

1.Does touching the opposite sex break ones Wudhu?

The Prayer

1. Why women stand behind men during the prayer.


1. Defending the Transgressed, by Censuring the Reckless against the Killing of CiviliansShaykh Muhammad Afifi al-Akiti.

The 4 Madhahib/Madhabs

1. The need to follow a madhab by Shaykh Nuh Keller


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  1. Question:

    Name: Zayne
    Comment: Are there preferred surahs to recite when making salah, if so what are they?

    Time: August 23, 2013 at 6:57 am
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    Wa ‘alaykum salam


    Shukran for your question

    There are preferred suras one may read when performing the 5 obligatory prayers as well as the many voluntary prayers. These are however not cast in stone and one may read what he/she finds easy and according to ones capacity. In a hadith recording by Imam Bukhari, a man read only Suratul Ikhlas [Qul huwallahu ahad, Allahu Samad, lam yalid walam yulad, walam yakullahu kufuwan ahad] in the prayer and people mentioned this to the Prophet [peace be upon him]. Bukhari records the hadith as follows:

    …from Amrah bint Abdur-Rahman, who used to stay in the apartment of Aishah, the wife of the Prophet, that Aishah said,

    “The Prophet sent a man as the commander of a war expedition and he used to lead his companions in prayer with recitation (of the Quran). And he would complete his recitation with the recitation of `Say: He is Allah, One.’ So when they returned they mentioned that to the Prophet and he said,

    Ask him why does he do that? So they asked him and he said, ‘Because it is the description of Ar-Rahman and I love to recite it. So the Prophet said, “Inform him that Allah the Most High loves him.”

    We tend to think quantitative while what is beneficial is qualitative i.e Quality is better than quantity.

    Allah knows best

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