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  • October 3, 2015 at 11:44 pm
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    I have missed many salahs (at least 5 months of namaz) I have recorded all my qaza salahs in a journal I keep. Is it permissible for me to still pray my sunnah and witr. From my understanding a muslim brother cannot pray sunnah and witr until his qazas complete. In my case it is vary difficult for me to complete all my qazas in one day. So I have been missing many sunnah and witr salahs and this has led me to miss my farz salah as well. Is it permissible for me to pray my sunnah and witr with all these qaza if my intention is to complete all my qazas?

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    • October 6, 2015 at 8:18 pm
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      In your specific case I would recommend you focus on your qadha fard salat and forego the sunnah and witr for the time being until your qadha salats are within manageable numbers, then go ahead and offer fard,witr,and sunnah. But if offering witr and sunnah are causing you to further increase in qadha then focus primarily on fard.

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      • April 15, 2016 at 3:29 pm
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        Assalamualikum Warahamatullahi Wabrakatu,

        Dear Imam Ehsan Quayoum,

        Can you please provide authentic source where it says someone has to make up missed prayer especially for longer period of time in his case 5 months. As far as I know according to authentic sources you cannot make up missed prayers for a longer period of time rather you should pray nafi’l prayer during your salat to compensate for the missed salah. Please let me know your thoughts and I would appreciate if you can provide authentic source.

        Jaazakallahu Khairan

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        • June 9, 2016 at 3:36 pm
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          There is NO Qadha for Fard Salah if you missed last 5 months prayers. Only thing you can do is Tawba and Istighfaar to Allah Subhanavatala.

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          • February 16, 2017 at 6:49 pm
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            There is Qadhza for Fardhz Salah and should be completed as soon as possible!

  • April 17, 2016 at 7:32 pm
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    How do you respond to your parents who don’t want you to grow out your beard, but shave it with minimal facial hair?

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  • May 5, 2016 at 9:53 pm
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    My question is regarding zakat. I purchased a car on loan which I will be paying off in five years. My wealth is greater than nisab. How should I calculate zakat in this case?

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  • July 8, 2017 at 7:13 pm
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    I was wondering if an item has no cholesterol, does it mean it has no meat?

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  • August 9, 2017 at 9:40 pm
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    Assalamualikum Warahamatullahi Wabrakatu,
    Dear Imam Ehsan,
    I have been offered a position in bank as software support/technology specialist/computer science related work. Is it permissible in our religion to work for such an organization?
    Thanks for your time.

    Jaazakallahu Khairan

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  • July 29, 2018 at 10:19 pm
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    As-salamu alaykum, I had a question regarding In which order surahs should be recited in prayers. My curiosity about this topic began as I was leading a maghrib prayer at my house. I recited Surah Al-Fatiha along with Al-Falaq in the first rakat. In the second rakat, I recited Al-Fatiha and Al-Fil. After the prayer, a person (uncle) told me that I was not reading my salah correctly. He told me that I need to read surahs in order as it is in the Quran. He extended by saying if I had read surah Al-fil in my first rakat, and Surah Al-Falaq in my second then my prayer will be accepted; therefore I would like to know what is correct (if possible with a hadith or verse from Quran). I have found some information on the internet, but I wanted your input.

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    • July 29, 2018 at 11:50 pm
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      It is disliked to go against the order of Surahs,but if done in error or forgetfulness,there is no problem with it.

      On a sidenote, it is not up to humans to determine what Allah swt will/has accepted or rejected, rather,If an Imam recites the Surahs in a reversed order, the follower should simply assume that he did it forgetfully or by mistake, because it is one’s duty to interpret the actions of others in the best light, as the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) has commanded us in many hadiths.

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  • August 20, 2018 at 3:26 pm
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    Salaam,

    Please Imam, can two Imams lead the same Eid Prayer? In the sense that the first gives the Khutubah and the second leads that Mamuumeen

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  • February 3, 2019 at 6:46 pm
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    ASA, I need help with my marriage I am on the edge of filing for separation. But I am currently 5 months pregnant. We have been to counseling met with sheikh Ali. And I feel like after 11 years it’s the same repetitive arguments an fights. If you can give me some info on sitting down an talking to someone before I take the step I would appreciate it.

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  • February 24, 2019 at 7:01 pm
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    Assalam Alaikum,

    May Allah bless us all, Aameen. My question is if Zabiha halal meat is permissible to consume? I know a lot of Muslim brothers and sisters who consume meat in the american restaurants where the slaughter technique is followed “by the book”. Please clarify if it is permissible to consume the meat.

    Thank you in advance. JazakAllah khair.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 5:25 pm
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    Salam,

    I was wondering if the Iman can help me find a suitable match for marriage. I hope the mosque can help inshAllah. Please let me know so I can send you my biodata. Thank you.

    Shamaila Khan

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    • June 3, 2019 at 1:30 am
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      We don’t do marriage promo services yet. Please contact Muslim Family Services in Detroit. They might be able to help

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  • June 11, 2019 at 10:07 am
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    Asalamualaikum,

    We lost our father recently and my mom is in her iddat period. The question is in what circumstances she is allowed to go out? My brother stays in the same city. Is she allowed to stay at his place too for few days/months and come back later to my (daughter’s) place?
    Also can she go out for walking? It is recommended by her doctor to stay physically active.

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  • July 5, 2019 at 12:12 pm
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    Salaam – Is it permissible to eat fish at my agnostic neighbor’s house? He buys the fish from an atheist grocer. Jazaks

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  • September 28, 2019 at 10:31 pm
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    Salaam- Imam, I need your opinion on something. Is classical music halal? I can’t seem to find much scholarly writing specifically on classical music. I know music with lyrics of sins such as drugs, alcohol, and etc is forbidden. Many scholars talk about music being bad because of songs like this, but music is too broad of a subject to categorize it as such. Classical music does not have such deviations like modern day pop songs. Generally it is meant to portray a story such as a war or the death of a loved one or a time of happiness, sort of like a book. There is a hadith by prophet PBUH that talks about things such as silk, alcohol, and musical instruments being bad. “Among my ummah there will certainly be people who permit zinaa, silk, alcohol and musical instruments…” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari ta’leeqan, no. 5590; narrated as mawsool by al-Tabaraani and al-Bayhaqi. See al-Silsilah al-Saheehah by al-Albaani, 91). However, in the context of the time, musical instruments were generally associated with dancing and parties, where there might be drinking of alcohol and adultery. This is obviously a sin. Classical music is nothing like this. It is only played in a formal setting in front of an audience similar to a play or movie (think orchestra concerts). Now of course, if something deviates us from Allah SWT, it is a sin. However, classical music is a sort of entertainment like a book or television. If experienced too excessively, it may cause us to miss prayers, etc which is obviously a sin. It seems to ultimately boil down to how literally one interprets hadiths. If this hadith was in the quraan, then without any doubt we should take a literal interpretation of it and forbid musical instruments. However, because it in a hadith, in my personal opinion, we can take a broader interpretation that tries to understand the reason behind the prophets words instead of blind faith. Our religion teaches us to not have blind faith. If we were to blindly follow everything then we would just be like Christians pre-reformation. Obviously you can see that I am biased in favor of classical music. Please let me know what your thoughts are on all of this, and please be honest. Thank you.

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