Praying the congregational prayer of Jumu'ah is an obligation upon every male, free, resident Muslim who has reached the age of puberty. It is not compulsory upon travellers, slaves or women but will still count (in reward) for anyone of those who attend it; Jumu'ah is also waved for people with excuses, such as sickness or fear.
Abu Hurayrah, may.. More
'Eed prayer is a strongly recommended and important act of worship in Islam and the Prophet, sallalaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, never neglected it. The Hanafi School of Jurisprudence says it is obligatory. The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, is reported to have ordered men, women and children to proceed to the 'Eed prayer ground.
Even menstruating.. More
Zakatul-Fitr is an obligatory charity on every Muslim at the end of the month of Ramadan. Ibn 'Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, said: "The Prophet, sallaallahu alayhi wa sallam, enjoined the payment of one Sa'a (a volume measure corresponding approximately to the volume of 5 lb) of dates or one Sa'a of barley as Zakat al-Fitr.. More
Many of us go to the mosque on Friday as a matter of tradition and habit, without making the intention of worship, whereas an intention is a precondition for the Jumu'ah prayer and all other acts of worship.Increasingly, we see people staying up late, which causes them to miss Fajr prayer, leaving them to start their day having committed a great major.. More
When is the Payment Due
Imaams Ash-Shaafi'ee and Ahmad, may Allah have mercy upon them, state that the Zakatul-Fitr payment becomes obligatory after sunset on 'Eed's eve, or the last day of fasting, because this is the end of Ramadan. Abu Haneefah, may Allah have mercy upon him, (and also Ash-Shaafi'ee in an earlier opinion of his) held that the sum.. More
The scope of worship in Islam is universal, in the literal sense. For the Quran tells us that each and every constituent of creation near or far, seen or unseen, animate or inanimate - worships The True and Only God. “Indeed, every being in the heavens and the earth but comes to the All-Merciful as a worshipper.”[Quran;.. More
Venerable Even Before Islam
After the rebirth of Zamzam on the hands of Abdul-Muttalib, the Makkans accorded Zamzam the veneration it deserved. They used to drink from Zamzam whenever they were about to engage in matter of grave importance.
Al-Haarith Ibn Khaleefah As-Sa'di narrated that Quraysh always commenced their preparation to fend enemies.. More
The manner in which the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, treated his people during the Hajj is indeed astonishingly magnanimous. He, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, educated and led the masses simultaneously. It is needless to say that his deeds always measured up to his teachings. Every thing he, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, did was an.. More
The chemical analysis of Zamzam Water
Dr. Ahmad Abdul-Qaadir Al-Muhandiss indicates that the results of chemical analyses show that Zamzam Water is pure water, without color or smell, has a distinct taste, and its hydrogen exponent is 7.5, indicating that it is alkaline to some extent.
A study conducted in American laboratories showed that.. More
Clipping nails, shaving, cutting or removing hair:
This is restricted regardless of the means with which they are done, and regarding the hair, then the restriction applies whether it is from the head or any other part of the body.
Allah Says (what means): "And do not shave your heads until the Hady (offering) reaches the place of sacrifice….. More