Salaatur Raghaaib

Dhul Qa’da, Dhul Hijjah, Muharram and Rajjab are the four muhtaram sacred months (arba’t al hurum)

the night of Mi’raaj may have been in this month but no authentic reports.

On the night of the First Thursday of the month – superogatory prayers 12 units in 2s – NO evidence for such prayers in Saheeh or even Dha’eef hadith. Several ‘Ulama have said this is Bid’ah.

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Sunnah raka’t of Zuhr on Jumu’ah

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Janaazah – inside or outside the masjid

Can the bier be kept inside the masjid? Can the musallees be the inside the masjid?

Reciting Faatihah in Funeral Prayers

Is reciting surah al-Faatihah in Janaazah a MUST?

There’s a difference of opinion in the 4 schools.
Hanafi and Maliki schools – it is not wajib to recite the Fatiha
Shafi’i and Hanbali schools – it is wajib.

According to the Hanafi school, Fatiha can be recited with the intention of du’a, not as recitation of the Qur’an.

Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (R.A) did not use to do recitation of the Qur’an in the janaza prayer. Similarly, the Sahaba Umar, ‘Ali and Abu Hurairah (R.A) did not use to recite Fatiha.
Imam Malik (R.A) said there is no practice of reciting Fatiha in the janaza prayer in the city of Medina (at his time).

Ibn Taimiyyah says in his fatawa that some Sahaba recited Fatiha and some didn’t. This can be taken to mean that reciting it is merely permissible.

Conclusion: There is no hadith that the Prophet (SAWS) recited the Fatiha in the Janaza prayers. Some Sahaba did and some didn’t. The Hanafi school followed the senior Sahaba’s (including 2 khulafa rashidoon) practice which was not to recite Fatiha in the janaza prayers.