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1. It is Waajib to follow the Imaam.
Hastening before the Imaam has been strongly admonished in the
Hadith. If one makes salaam in haste before the Imaam, his
Salaat will have to be repeated.
2. One should roll down his sleeves or wear his fallen Topi
in Salaat in such a manner that amal-e-kaseer does not take
place. The correct procedure is that in each position a little
bit should be rolled down e.g. A little in Ruku, little-in
Qawma etc. It is preferable to pick up the fallen Topi and if
possible one hand should be used.
3. According to the Hanafi Madhab, Fajr Salaat should be
delayed as much as possible and performed when it is quite
bright. However, enough time should be set aside for the
Salaat to be repeated if necessary. To read Salaat very early
and when dark causes difficulty to the Musalleen.
4. In Wudhu, it is sunnat-e-Muakkadah (emphasised) to make
the Khilaal of the fingers. To leave it out perpetually and
without a valid reason is Makrooh-e-Tahrimi (sinful).
5. One in need of Wudhu may recite the Quraan verbally. One
in need of a bath (Janaabah) may not recite the Quraan even
verbally. However, to make any Dhikr and recite those aayaat
(verses) comprising of Duaa is permissible.
6. Besides the narrated Du'aas it is mustahabb in Wudhu to
recite Bismillah and Kalima shahaadat whilst washing each
7. The back should be kept straight whilst proceeding into
Sajdah. Only after the knees have been placed on the ground
should the back start curving. The hands should be kept away
from the knee.
8. Niyyat is a determination of the heart. Therefore, to
make Niyyat verbally is not a condition for its validity.
9. It is Waajib to place most of the forehead and nose on
the ground in Sajdah or else the Sajdah will be incorrect
rendering the Salaat incorrect.
Darul Uloom Miftaahul
Harding, South Africa
Source: Jamiatul Ulama (Kwazulu-Natal)