Niyya and it Stipulation in Prayer
Niyya and it Stipulation in Prayer

Book:

The Book of Prayer - كتاب الصلاة.

Chapter:

Niyya and it Stipulation in Prayer

Topic/Issue:1295 - Niyya and it Stipulation in Prayer --
Agreement:The jurists agreed about the stipulation of intention (niyya) for the validity of prayer.
Opinions:
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam Malik, Imam Abu HanifaIt is obligatory that the intention of the follower conform with the intention of the Imam.In the Narration of Abu Huraira, general implication includes intention as well and the narration of Muadh was specific to the case of Muradh
Imam Shafi'iIt is NOT obligatory that the intention of the follower conform with the intention of the Imam.Permission granted to Muradh extends to all the believers, which is the principle. There can be two possible interpretations of the Narration of Abu Huraira: first, that its general implication does not include intention, for its apparent meaning relates to (external) acts, in which case it would not conflict with Muradh’s tradition; or it may include intention, in which case Muadh’s tradition has restricted the generality
Disagreement
Reasons:
It stems from the conflict of the apparent meaning of the two traditions as mentioned above.
Evidences :1 - Sahih Muslim [# 826], 2 - Sahih Bukhari [# 671] [Hide/Show]
Tags :Worship, Salah, Prayer, Validity,Intention, Niyya
See Also:Conditions Stipulated for Validity of Prayers
References:1[pg:132]
Last Updated:2011-01-09

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