Concessions الرخصة

Hadith on Salat: The Prophet prays sitting down

Umm Salamah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, did not pass away until most of his prayers were performed sitting down, except for the obligatory […]

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Hadith on Salat: Performing make-up prayers after ‘Asr

Aisha reported: By the One who took the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, he never left praying two missed cycles after the afternoon prayer until he met Allah

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Hadith on Graves: Permission to set up a humble tombstone

Al-Mutallib reported: When Uthman ibn Madh’un died, he was brought out for his funeral and he was buried. The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, ordered a man to

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Hadith on Travel: Shortening prayer in times of safety

Ya’la ibn Umayyah reported: I said to Umar ibn al-Khattab about the verse, “There is no blame upon you for shortening the prayer if you fear persecution from those who

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Hadith on Salat: Sunnah to shorten prayer during travel

Muwarriq al-‘Ijli reported: He asked Ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, about prayer during travel. Ibn Umar said, “Two cycles, two cycles. Whoever opposes the Sunnah has disbelieved.”

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Hadith on Congregation: Concession to stay home in extreme weather

Nu’aym ibn al-Nahham reported: The call to dawn prayer was announced on a cold day while I was in bed with my wife. I said, “If only the caller said:

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Hasan on Backbiting: Permission to mention evil of three people

‘Aqil reported: Al-Hasan, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “It is not backbiting to speak against three people: a follower of whims, an obstinate sinner who publicizes his sins,

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Ali on Fiqh: True jurist preaches wisdom, knowledge, understanding

Yahya ibn ‘Abbad reported: Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, the jurist is truly one of understanding, who never lets people despair of the

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Hadith on Salat: Prayer at home during heavy rain, bad weather

Ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, used to order the caller to say on a cold, rainy night, “Surely, pray in your homes.”

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Tawus on Moderation: Tawus steers people towards a middle way

Layth reported: Tawus, may Allah have mercy on him, if the people became too strict in a matter, he would grant them a concessions in it. If the people became

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Sufyan on Fatwa: Granting proper concessions, not strictest opinion

Abu Usamah reported: Sufyan al-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Indeed, knowledge in our view is granting a proper concession upon a reliable basis. As for giving the

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Hadith on Cleanliness: Concession to urinate while standing if needed

Hudhayfah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, came to a waste area used by people and he urinated over it while standing. I brought him water for

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Hadith on Food: Allah reveals Halal and Haram food

Abu al-Sha’tha reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “The people of the time of ignorance would eat some things and leave other things believing they were

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Hadith on Mosques: Umar does not stop his wife from visiting the Masjid

Ibn Umar reported: One of the wives of Umar attended dawn and evening prayers in congregation in the mosque. It was said to her, “Why do you go out while

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Hadith on Travel: Allah has waived fasting, half of prayer

Amr ibn Umayyah reported: I came to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, from a journey and he said, “Stay to eat, O Abu Umayyah.” I

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Hadith on Travel: Permission to break fast before intending to travel

Muhammad ibn Ka’b reported: I came to Anas ibn Malik, may Allah be pleased with him, during Ramadan and he intended to travel. His mount was prepared for him and

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Hadith on Travel: Permission to fast or not on journey, whatever is easiest

Aisha reported: Hamzah ibn Amr asked the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, about fasting while traveling. The Prophet said, “If you wish, you may fast. And

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Ibn Abbas on Fasting: Permission to taste food while fasting if needed

Ibn Qudamah reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “There is nothing wrong for a fasting person to taste food, vinegar, or something he wants to purchase.”

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