Salaatul istisqaa

Question ID: 18411

As Salaamualaikum

As per the email newsletter received titled “when to perform Salatul Istisqaa”.The meaning I take and if Respected Mufti Saheb can correct me if I have interpreted incorrectly is :

The recent gatherings of Salaatul Istisqaa which took place around the Gauteng area should NOT have been performed, as there is by the mercy of Allaah Taala sufficient water in the Vaal dam and our reservoirs are currently also full.

However,in some areas of KZN where farmers are losing cattle due to the drought Salaatul Istiaqaa should be perfomed.

Is my interpretation correct?


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Asked on December 2, 2015 2:44 pm
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Currently in both places, NOT to be performed.
Istikhfaar, Taubah, return to Allaah, enjoining what is good, forbidding evil, eating pure Halaal, avoiding adultery etc., pay Zakaat and increase in charity – all to be done.

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Answered on December 10, 2015 7:15 pm