Quran: And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together & do not become divided.(3/103) O you who have believed, fear Allah. & let every soul look to what it has put forth for tomorrow - & fear Allah. Indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what you do.(59/18) He decreed for you the same religion decreed for Noah, & what we inspired to you, & what we decreed for Abraham, Moses, & Jesus: "You shall uphold this one religion, & do not divide it."(42:13). The idol worshipers will greatly resent what you invite them to do. GOD redeems to Himself whomever He wills; He guides to Himself only those who totally submit.(42:14) Hadith: Make (Execute) For Allah, As Allah is watching you. Ummah Unity

How Many Rakat in Zuhar and Friday Salah Prayer?

Number of Rakat in Zuhar and Friday


Name: submitter name

FQ 25: How many Rakat are there in daily Zuhar Salah and in the Friday Salah

Answer: There are 12 Raka’at in Salah Ul Zuhr, 4 Sunnah, 4 Fardh, 2 Sunnah and 2 Nafl.  On Friday, instead of Salah Ul Zuhr, Salah Ul Juma is there.  There are 14 Raka’at in Salah Ul Juma, 4 Sunnah, 2 Fardh, 4 Sunnah, 2 Sunnah, and 2 Nafl.

And Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) knows best.


Supplicating in any other language apart from Arabic while offering Salah

Country: Pakistan,

Name: Uzair Attari

FQ 26: I got a reply from you that we can recite supplications during the Salah only in prostrations in Nafl Salah.  Can we recite supplications in Arabic or in our mother tongue?

Answer: It is Abhorrent (Makruh Tahrimi) to recite a supplication during Salah in any other language apart from Arabic.  You may recite such supplications that have been mentioned in the Hadith.  Apart from them, you may also supplicate in Arabic provided those supplications are not similar to human speech and/or can be asked from fellow human beings as well.  The Jurists give the example that supplicating, “O Allah!  Make so and so my wife” is similar to human speech and can be asked of human beings as well.  Thus, this kind of things should not be asked for in Salah.  If someone supplicates in the words: “O Allah!  Grant me forgiveness.”  This is not similar to human talk and cannot be asked of fellow human beings.  Thus, this kind of supplications can be made in Salah.

As mentioned in Radd Ul Muhtaar, Kitab Us Salah and in Fatawa A’alamgiri.

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi

[Professor, Islamic Law, Jamia Nizamia, Founder-Director Abul Hasanaat Islamic Research Center]

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