Is it permissible to pray in a house or a room with pictures upon the wall. Is the salaah accepted?

Q.​ Is it permissible to pray in a house or a room with pictures upon the wall. Is the salaah accepted?

A.​The shaykh (hafidahullaah) said that this salaah is correct, but is it better in this situation to remove the pictures or to pray in a different place. If one needed to pray and that was the only place they had to pray in then that salaah woud be valid and acceptable.

Shaykh Saalih Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class, Q&A Session 08-08-2012, Riyadh)

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Is it permissible for a female to have separate clothing for prayer?

Q.​Is it permissible for a female to have separate clothing for prayer?

A.​The shaykh (haafidhahullaah) said if the female feels that her normal everyday clothing possibly becomes dirty with something of najasaat (something of dirt, or things that prevent purity) then yes she should have a separate form of clothing for prayer. The shaykh said that a person who prays it is mandatory upon them to wear the best of their clothing. So if a female, at the time of prayer, she feels that there is something, some spots on her clothing that she is not sure where they came from, or there may be some blood left over from her menses or the likes, then yes the female should wear a jilbaab or a cloak that covers their body and this is something that she should do.

Shaykh Saalih Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class, Q&A Session 06-10-2012, Riyadh)

If a female is praying salaatul dhuhr at home on Friday does she have to wait until the athaan of jumu’ah or what?

Q.​The questioner is asking, if a female is praying salaatul dhuhr at home on Friday does she have to wait until the athaan of jumu’ah or what?

A.​The shaykh mentioned, she should wait for the time of Dhuhr to enter she should wait for the normal time of salaatul Dhuhr to enter. So if a female is praying at home she should restrict herself to the time that the salaah enters. So once the normal Dhuhr prayer enters then it becomes permissible for her to pray.

Shaykh Saalih Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class, Q&A Session 06-10-2012, Riyadh)

Q.​What are the number of raka’aah (units of prayer) that a person does immediately after the jumu’aah prayer

Q.​What are the number of raka’aah (units of prayer) that a person does immediately after the jumu’aah prayer?

A.​The shaykh (haafidhahullaah) said there is no specific limit that a person is obliged to pray or they should not go over. There is no specific limit. The Prophet (Sallahu alayhi wa sallam) prayed two and likewise he prayed four, so all of this is permissible. If a person prays in the masjid they can pray two and if the person prays at home they can pray four. But, if a person wishes to add/increase, if they want to pray eight or they want to pray ten in their home then it is permissible for them to do so.
​You have the hadeeth of the Prophet (Sallaahu alahyi wa sallam) where he advised one of his companions (Umar ibn Abasa) when he questioned the Prophet (sallahu alayhi wa sallam) pertaining to the timings of the prayer. The Prophet (Sallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, after Fajr do not pray until the sun has risen and then pray what you would like. Then after Dhuhr pray what you like. Then after Asr don’t pray until the sun has set. So the shaykh (haafidhahullaah) said so a person increasing in the amount of supererogatory prayers, there is no problem in them doing so. But that which is most beloved to Allaah (azza wa jall) is that which a person is consistent with, even if it be a small action.

Shaykh Saalih Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class, Q&A Session 06-10-2012, Riyadh)

The individual is asking about drops of urine. After he urinates he has drops of urine come out.

Q.​The individual is asking about drops of urine. After he urinates he has drops of urine come out.

A.​The shaykh (HafithahullAllaahu ta’alaa) mentioned this breaks the wudhoo (ablution) and an individual should be diligent in performing wudhoo again. The shaykh mentioned (HafithahuAllaahu ta’alaa) that if this is the norm, meaning that he usually has these drops after he urinates so what a person should do in this case is… if he needs to urinate before he prays he does it early. He urinates early before he prays & then he makes his wudhoo. If he feels the drops before he prays then he makes the wudhoo again, as the norm is that drops of urine come after he urinates. The shaykh said before the time of prayer he should urinate and he should make wudhoo. If he feels the drops he should perform istinjaa (meaning clean himself again) & perform a new wudhoo in order that the drops of urine do not come out while he is praying. However, if the case is that he has constant coming out of urination even if he has not gone to the bathroom then that person, the ruling is that he makes wudhoo once the time of prayer has entered and he prays his nawaafil before the salaah, the obligatory prayer and the nawaafil after the salaah even if his urination has come out. Why? Because this person has a sort of disease and if he wants to pray later on in the day for example he wants to pray the Asr thereafter or Dhuhr thereafter he would do the same thing. He would perform the wudhoo he would pray his sunnah prayers before the obligatory and after it. So that is what this person should do every time it’s time to pray a new prayer that individual should make wudhoo and pray even if the drops come out.

Shaykh Saalih Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class Q&A Session 02.02.13 Riyadh).

The individual is asking if a person is praying behind the imam should they look straight…

Q.​The individual is asking if a person is praying behind the imam should they look straight or should they look at the place of prostration?

A.​The shaykh said from the sunnah is that the person who is praying looks at the place of prostration because this would assist his heart in focusing on the prayer itself. This is extremely important.

Shaykh Saalih ibn Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class 01.12.12) Riyadh.

What is the Ruling of a child is lax in keeping his pants above his ankles?

Q.​The individual is asking/ they are saying that they try to inform their child to keep their pants above their ankles, the boy. But the child is very lax in this matter. What is your advice?

A.​The shaykh said you should continue, you should continue to advise him and
order him to do so. But you should do so with gentleness so that he doesn’t
become disturbed or bothered by this. So you should continue but you should do so with gentleness.

Shaykh Saalih ibn Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class 01.12.12) Riyadh.