Shaikh al-Albaani

Translations From His Works

What is The Ruling About The Salaah of a Person who Prays Without a Sutrah?


 

Questioner: The person who prays without a Sutrah, what is the ruling on his prayer?

Al-Albaani: The prayer is valid but he is sinful.

Al-Hudaa wan-Noor, 184.

If Someone Finishes the Tashhahud and Then Remembers that He Only Prostrated Once, What Should He Do?


Questioner: If someone finishes the tashhahud and then remembers that he only prostrated once, what should he do?

Al-Albaani: He carries out the second prostration and then reads the tashahhud again and after that does the prostrations of forgetfulness [sujood as-sahw].

Al-Hudaa wan-Noor, 96.

In Prayer, Do We Say the Basmalah and the Isti’aadhah Between al-Faatihah and the Surah After it?


Questioner: In prayer, do we say the Basmalah [i.e., Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem] and the isti’aadhah [i.e., A’uthu billaahi minash-Shaitaanir-Rajeem] between al-Faatihah and the Surah after it?

Al-Albaani: When someone who is praying finishes reciting al-Faatihah and starts a surah from its beginning then he reads the basmalah before it, because it is a surah, except for Surah Baraa’ah, as is known. As for when he starts his recitation from the middle of the surah or its end, then there is no basmalah.

Al-isti’aadhah is [said] at the beginning of the recitation only.

Al-Hudaa wan-Noor, 814.

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