We see some people when they need to break [away from] their prayer [short] for some emergency, or to join [the congregation when] the imaam [is about to start the prayer], or if they have invalidated their prayer – they do the tasleem. So is this act [of theirs] correct, or will the intention [to terminate the prayer] suffice?
The traveller’s prayer in congregation with local residents
[At the moment] I am travelling, so if I joined a congregation of local residents for the ‘ishaa prayer, [as a traveller] should I finish my prayer after two rak’ahs, or should I pray all four rak’ahs along with them?
He was overcome with tears
I prayed the Fajr prayer behind al-Fudhayl ibn ‘Iyaadh, and he recited…
He fell unconscious
I prayed [the] Maghrib [prayer] behind Fudhayl ibn ‘Iyaadh, with his son ‘Alee at my side.
When to stand for the prayer during the iqaamah
Whilst the iqaamah is being called, when is it legislated to stand for the prayer? Is it when a specific word is uttered?
Responding to the call to prayer
If we are outdoors, such as a farm or a recreational villa, and we hear the sounds of the various callers to prayer from afar, are we required to respond to their call to prayer [by going to the masjid for prayer]?
Don’t know if congregation are in last rak’ah or not
A man entered the masjid, and the imaam had just arisen from the rukoo’ [position], and [as such] he does not know whether it is the final rak’ah or not. The question is, should he join the imaam [in congregation], or should he wait so he can confirm for sure?
Concentration during salaah
I prayed the morning [prayer in congregation] behind al-Fudhayl ibn ‘Iyaadh, and he recited [soorah] al-Haaqqah…
Praying alongside the imaam
Whoever prays alongside to the right of the imaam, while there is space [in the row] behind him – is there any problem with that?
Wash your hands of him!
If you see a man who is careless in [catching] the first takbeer [at the start of the congregational prayer], then wash your hands of him!