Nasihah (Advice): The length of the Rakaats in the Zuhr & Asr Salaah
Sayyiduna Abu Saeed Khudri Radhiyallaahu Anhu reports: We used to estimate how long Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam stood in the Zuhr and the Asr Salaah. We estimated that he stood in the first two Rakaats of the Zuhr Salaah as long as it takes to recite thirty verses (of the Qur’an), such as Alif Laam Meem Tanzil-us-Sajdah and we estimated that he stood in the last two Rakaats half the time he stood in the first two Rakaats (of Zuhr Salaah).
We estimated that he stood in the first two Rakaats of the Asr Salaah as long as he did in the last two Rakaats of Zuhr Salaah; and we estimated that he stood in the last two Rakaats of the Asr Salaah half the time he stood in the first two Rakaats (of Asr Salaah). (Abu Dawood)
Question and Answer:
- If a person passed away and had Sajdah Tilawah that he had not completed in his lifetime, how will the family repay it?
(Question published as received)
- When one recites or hears a verse of Sajdah of the Qur’an, it is Wajib (compulsory) to perform Sajdah Tilawah. To delay the performance of a Sajdah Tilaawah without a valid reason is Makrooh (disliked).
If one did not fulfil his/her Wajib Sajdah Tilawah before passing away, there is no Fidyah (compensation) for the omitted Sajdahs. The family should make Istighfar (seek Allah’s forgiveness) on behalf of the deceased. (Imdaadul Fataawa 1/559)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ismaeel Bassa
Mufti Moosa Salie
(The answer hereby given is specifically based on the question asked and should be read together with the question asked. Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh unless otherwise stated.)
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