Sajdah Sahu correction
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could you pls. let me know regarding sajdah sahu: i went to mosque to pray the isha & taraweeq in a separate room for the ladies. instead of tasleem by mistake the imam stood up, (we could hear in the ladies` room as he said
if a lady is in her menses, i know she has to fast for the missed days, after ramadan, but during menses can she be like a fasting person, i mean without eating & drinking, she gets up for suhoor and makes iftar with others, my question is: is it compulsory to eat or drink while you are in period or one can pretend that the person is fasting?
i have joined the classes for tajweed and translation, when a lady is in period what did she do? as she has to recite the quran and learn at home also. is this allowed during menses?
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Sajdah sahu correction
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Question: could you pls. let me know regarding sajdah sahu: i went to mosque to
pray the isha & taraweeq in a separate room for the ladies. instead of
tasleem by mistake the imam stood up, (we could hear in the ladies` room as he
In the case of forgetting the first tashahud
or one of the other sunnah acts of the prayer,
Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 2.52a
It is obligatory to follow the imam and forbidden to precede him
Related by Bukhari and Muslim.
Anas reports that the Messenger of Allah (saws) said: "O people, I am your imam, so do not precede me in ruku' or in sujjud or in qiyam or in sitting or in finishing."
If one is offering one’s prayer in congregation, it is obligatory to obey the ‘imam’ chosen to lead the prayer. If the ‘imam’ forgets or makes a slight mistake in prayer, the men praying behind should indicate the mistake to the ‘imam’ by simply declaring ‘Subhan-Allah’. If the error of the ‘imam’ is forgetting one of the absolutely obligatory rites of prayer (takbir, recitation of Surah Fateha, sajdah, final tashahud, etc.), he has to immediately correct his mistake; but if the error of the ‘imam’ is amongst the ‘Sunnah’ or voluntary rites of the prayer, he may continue the prayer and perform the two prostrations of ‘Sajdah Sahu’ at the end of the prayer. Regardless of whatever error or mistake the ‘imam’ chosen to lead the prayer makes, it is obligatory upon the believers praying behind him to follow him in all of his actions.
Your Question: my question to you is do we have to follow the imam and do the sajdah sahu, as none of us did.
If the ‘imam’ stood up for the third rakah of the obligatory four-rakah Isha prayers without reciting the small tashahud, or if he stood up for a third rakah after completing two rakahs of the voluntary ‘tarawih’ prayers, etc. he made an error in one amongst the ‘Sunnah’ acts of prayer. The believers praying behind him must indicate the error of the ‘imam’ by simply declaring ‘Subhan-Allah’, and follow precisely what the ‘imam’ does; ie. stand up with him and offer the third and forth rakah behind the imam; and when the ‘imam’ performs the ‘sajdah sahu’ after the completion of the prayers, all the believers praying behind him should do the same.
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "If the Imam leads the prayer correctly then he and you will (both) receive the (full) rewards, but if the imam makes a mistake (in the prayer) then you will receive the (full) reward for the prayer, and the sin will be his."
Your Question: is it compulsory to eat or drink while you are in period or one can pretend that the person is fasting?
The monthly courses of the women are a natural process, and in His Sublime Mercy at the condition of the women, the Lord Most Merciful has excused the women from performing their fasts during their days of menstruation, and make them up later.
There is absolutely no obligation on the believing woman experiencing her menstruation to abstain from food and drink when she is not fasting. But if for any reason the believing woman, of her own free will and wish, wishes to abstain from food and drink during the fast hours to pretend to her family that she is fasting, although there is absolutely no obligation on her to do so, it is her wish and she may do as she pleases.
It may happen that a women lives in a mixed family with her in-laws, and because of her bashfulness she is ashamed to announce her days of menstruation which would be indicated by her eating and drinking during the fast hours. Although there is absolutely no obligation upon her to abstain from food and drink, or to hide her menstruation from her friends or family, if the woman of her own free will and because of her extreme sense of bashfulness wishes to pretend she is fasting, it is absolutely her decision and there is no harm. She is under absolutely no obligation to either pretend she is fasting, neither is she under any obligation to eat and drink in front of others.
Your Question: i have joined the classes for tajweed and translation, when a lady is in period what did she do? as she has to recite the quran and learn at home also. is this allowed during menses?
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 56 Surah Waqiah verses 77-80:
77 That this is indeed a Qur'an most honorable
78 In a Book well-guarded
79 Which none shall touch but those who are clean (and pure):
80 A Revelation from the Lord of the Worlds.
There is absolutely no harm or restriction if the women in menstruation recites or studies the Glorious Quran from memory during her days of menstruation; but the majority of the scholars are of the opinion that she should not physically touch the Quran during these days.
If the woman is studying or memorizing the Glorious Quran, and fears that she might forget if it not rehearsed, or is a Quranic teacher and needs to teach, etc.; under these special circumstances the scholars are of the opinion that there is no harm if the woman in her menstrual period, touches the Quran, but she must wear gloves while doing so.
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