The Albaani Site

Translation from the Works of the Reviver of this Century

Al-Albaani: Stay As You Are—Your Lord Created You.


Questioner: Some [people’s] bodies, ya’nee, like mine, when I, especially when the Imaam straightens our rows in the mosque on the line, we put, ya’nee, our toes on the line, and a big person like me when he sits for tashahhud he is distinct in front of those praying [i.e., he sticks out].

Should I move back until I’m [sitting] in line with them, or stay as I am, protruding …

Al-Albaani: No, [since if you did that then] so as not to stand out in front you will stand out from behind [if you moved back].

Questioner: Yes, this is it.

Al-Albaani: Stay as you are—your Lord created you.

Al-Hudaa wan-Noor, 339.

When Does a Person Praying Behind an Imaam Start to Give Salaam? After the First or Second Tasleem?


Questioner: When giving salaam at the end of the prayer, is it allowed for me to give salaam behind the Imaam to the right and then to the left or do I have to wait until he’s finished giving salaam on both sides [before I start]?

Al-Albaani: This is a good question. You shouldn’t wait for his second salaam, because one exits the prayer through the first, i.e., the first salaam [to the right] is the one that is the rukn out of the two, the second one [to the left] is a Sunnah, if he does it, you do it, and if he doesn’t you don’t and along with him you are content with that first salaam.

What the people do nowadays in terms of waiting for the Imaam until they hear him finish the second salaam and then they follow him by doing the first and second tasleem, this goes against the most correct opinion in this issue.

Al-Hudaa wan-Noor, 328.

How Far is a Person Who Has Some Units of Prayer to Make up Permitted to Walk to Get to His Sutrah?


Questioner: [How far is a person who has some units of prayer to make up permitted to walk to get to his Sutrah?]

Al-Albaani: He can take some steps such that if he is seen no one will say, ‘He’s not praying,’ [i.e., no one will assume that by the looks of it he is not praying], because actions that are many nullify the prayer.

Al-Hudaa wan-Noor, 290.

The Imaam Forgets to Read al-Faatihah and Only Remembers When in Rukoo’?


 

Host: The questioner says, ‘The Imaam of a mosque forgets to recite al-Faatihah in a rak’ah, he only remembers whilst he is [actually] in rukoo’, what should he do?

Al-Albaani: He cancels the rukoo’ and stands up and reads al-Faatihah and then carries on with the prayer, he cancels the rukoo’, cuts it off and stands up straight away and recites al-Faatihah … and if it is the first or second rak’ah he reads a Surah or part of one [after Faatihah] and then bows and continues the prayer.

Someone Else: [What about] the people praying behind him, O Shaikh of ours?

Al-Albaani: They do as he does.

Questioner: They follow him?

Al-Albaani: “The Imaam is [appointed] to be followed …” [Bukhaari and others]

Al-Hudaa wan-Noor, 190.

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