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Prayer in light or dark.

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As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)


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Is it ture that one has to say your prayers only in light? 


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Prayer in light or dark

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Although it is only natural that a person who has been bestowed by the Lord Creator with the faculty of sight that he would prefer to have some light when he is in the state of the best of our knowledge there is no specific prohibition in the Quran or the authentic and established Sunnah whereby the believers are prohibited to offer their prayers in darkness, or commanded or encouraged to offer their prayers only when there is light. If for any reason there happens to be no light, or one believes that he can concentrate more on his prayers if prayed in darkness, there is absolutely no harm if a believer wishes to offer his prayers in darkness. And Allah Alone Knows Best.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,





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