Abu Fajr AbdulFattaah bin Uthman’s answer:

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Shaykh Muhammed Hizaam was asked the following question:


A questioner is asking: Is there any weak hadiths in the book of Imam Albani (called) ‘The Prophet’s prayer described’?


The sheikh mentioned in his book hadiths in which he held to be authentic and at the least hadith he held to be hasan. Whatever he found later on to be weak in the book, he retracted from it and clarified its weakness. It is a very beneficial book and there hasn’t been a book written like it in its field describing the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) prayer. I advise all to take advantage from the book and benefit from it. No doubt you will find in the book hadiths in which the scholars differed upon its ruling, in where some of them declared them to be weak, while others declared them to be hasan. Therefore, if you find a hadith in which the scholars differed upon, and you are able to distinguish its ruling and have knowledge in the science of hadith, then do so. Read the different paths as well the different chains to come to your conclusion. But if you are unable to do so, then take its ruling from a scholar in which your heart is content with his ruling, and your heart is content with his knowledge. Alhamdulilah the matter in this affair is very broad.

Translated by

Abu Aisha Yassin

In regards to Shaikh al-Albani’ book The Prophet’ Prayer Described, I (Faisal) wanted to add the following to what the brother Abu Fajr and Abu Aisha posted regarding it. This is the opinion of Shaikh Muqbil rahimahullah. The Shaikh was asked:


What about the Book The Prophet’s Prayer Described by al-Albani?


The book of al-Albani is a good book which the Muslims benefit from. It has some mistakes like the Hadith:

مَنْ كَانَ لَهُ إِمَامٌ فَإِنَّ قِرَاءَةَ الإِمَامِ لَهُ قِرَاءَةٌ

Whoever has an Imam, the recitation of the Imam is his recitation.


وَإِذَا قَرَأَ فَأَنْصِتُوا

and when he recites, be silent.

(Then the Imam explains why these Ahaadith are no proof and one should recite the Fatiha behind the Imam)

[Rihlatul-Akhirah Li Imam al-Jazeera pg. 225]

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan