The Office of the Supreme Leader


  • Importance and Conditions of Prayer
  • Prayer Times
  • Qiblah
  • The Place of Praying
  • Rules of a Masjid
  • Rules Regarding Other Religious Places
  • Clothes of the Praying Person
  • Wearing and Using Gold and Silver
  • Adhān and Iqāmah
  • Recitation [of the Fātiḥah and the Other Chapter] and its Rules
  • Dhikr of Prayer
  • Rules of Prostration
  • Things that Invalidate Prayer
  • Rules of Greeting in Prayers
  • Doubt in Prayers
  • Qaḍā’ Prayer
  • Qaḍā’ Prayers of the Parents
  • Congregational Prayers
  • Rule of Incorrect Recitation by a Congregational Prayer Imam
  • Congregational Prayer Led by a Person Lacking a Body Part
  • Women’s Attendance in Congregational Prayer
  • Performing Congregational Prayer behind Sunnīs
  • Friday Prayer
  • The Two ‘Īd Prayers
  • A Traveler’s Prayer
  • Someone for Whom Traveling Is a Job or a Preliminary for the Job
  • Rule of Students
  • Intent of Traveling the Shar‘ī Distance and Staying for Ten Days
  • Tarakhkhuṣ Limit
  • A Travel for the Purposes of Committing a Sin
  • Rules Regarding the Watan
  • Wife’s and Children’s Following as far as Watan Is Concerned
  • Rules of Large Cities
  • Prayer Performed by Hiring
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    Prayer Performed by Hiring


    Q 369. I am unable to perform prayer. May someone else pray on my behalf? Is there any difference between taking a representative for a wage and without it?
    A. According to Islamic law, it is obligatory for every living mukallaf themselves to perform their obligatory prayers in any possible way. And an agent’s prayers, whether it is for a wage or without it, do not relieve them of this obligation.
    Q 370. Someone is hired to perform prayer on another’s behalf, how is he to go about it?
    i. Is it obligatory for him to recite the adhān, the Iqāmah, and the threefold salāms, and the complete tasbīḥāt al-arba‘ah?
    ii. If he performs the noon and afternoon prayers, for example, one day and performs the complete five daily prayers on the next day, will it be necessary to observe their order?
    iii. Is it necessary to mention the specifics of the deceased person for the prayer performed on their behalf?
    A. Mentioning the specifics of the deceased person is not necessary. Order should be observed only between noon and afternoon and between maghrib and ‘ishā’. If the person hired to perform the prayers is not ordered to follow a particular method in the hiring contract, and there is no usual method implied by the generality of the contract, he must perform the prayers along with the mustaḥabb acts which are normally performed, but it will not be obligatory for him to say adhān for all the prayers.
  • Āyāt Prayer
  • Nāfilahs
  • Miscellaneous Issues of Prayers
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