Thursday, February 20, 2014

Q and A {The Prayer of The Traveler And The Sick Person} {FEB 20 2013}

SHARH BULUGH AL MARAAM:

THE PRAYER OF THE TRAVELLER AND THE SICK PERSON

{Book 2 Chapter 11 (The Prayer of the Traveller & Prayer of The ill) Page 158} 

20 Feb 2013 /09 RABI AL THANI 145 HIJRI

BY Shaikh Abdullah Faisal 

QUESTION AND ANSWER:

QUESTION 1: 

There was an imam who came from another country, he led us in prayer and for his dhur he did two rakats. He salaamed out and then told us that we should continue our prayer (2 more rakats) because he is travelling. was this correct?

ANSWER_1:

- Yes what he did was correct

- If the traveler prays behind the resident he should make 4 rakat

QUESTION 2: 

When joining salat, is there a taslim and takbir after first two rakahs?

ANSWER_2:

- Yes you give the tasleem

- You give iqaamah for dhur then taslim then iqaamah again then do ASR

- You can join at dhur or ASR time

- Maghreb is the witr of the day so you cannot shorten it

- You cannot do all the prayers at the end of the day

- That is haraam to delay all the prayers till the end of the day

QUESTION 3: 

If you want to pray the tahajjud prayer should you delay al witr? And pray it after you did the tahajjud? Or do you have to do it direct after Isha?

ANSWER_3:

- Make the witr the last prayer of the night

Ibn 'Umar reported that the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "Make the witr the last of your prayers at night." [al-Bukhari (998) and Muslim (751)]

QUESTION 4: 

praying in Jam'aa in the mashid is 27 times better than praying alone at home. What about if you happen to pray alone in the Masjid, is this better or equal to praying alone at home?

ANSWER_4:

- When you pray in the masjid you should pray in jamaah

- Not alone

- You should pray with your brothers to reap the benefit

- This enhances the brotherhood

QUESTION 5:

 Is there any precedence on who to lead the salah i.e. traveler or resident?

ANSWER_5:

- The precedence is the one who knows the most Quran

- As per the hadith:

Abu Mas'ud al-Ansari reported Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) as saying: "The one who is most versed in Allah's Book should act as Imam for the people, but If they are equally versed in reciting it, then the one who has most knowledge regarding Sunnah if they are equal regarding the Sunnah, then the earliest one to emigrate; if they emigrated at the same time, then the earliest one to embrace Islam. No man must lead another in prayer where (the latter) has authority, or sit in his place of honor in his house, without his permission." Ashajj in his narration used the word, "age" in place of "Islam". 

[Sahih Muslim (1/465) No. 673, Musnad Ahmad (4/118) No. 17104, Sunan Tirmidhi (1/458) No. 235, Sunan Abu Dawud (1/214) No. 582, Sunan Ibn Majah (2/121) No. 980]

- The man of the house is the imam

- He leads the prayer

- There is no precedence if one is a traveler or not

Verily, the most honorable of you with Allah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa [i.e. one of the Muttaqun (pious - see V.2:2). Verily, Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware. 


(Al-Hujurat 49:13)