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  • Lessons Drawn from the Obligation of Hajj - II

    The Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) also said: • "All of my Ummah will enter Paradise except those who refuse." It was said, "O Messenger of Allah, who are those who refuse?" He said, "Whoever obeys me will enter Paradise and whoever disobeys me has refused." • "Whoever does any action that.. More

  • Preparing for Hajj & ‘Umrah – I

    Every year, millions of Muslims make the journey of their lifetime. They come from all over the world for the sole purpose of fulfilling one of Allah’s greatest commandments to mankind – the Hajj. Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that “The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, was asked, ‘Which is the best.. More

  • The Night Prayer (Qiyam Al-Layl)

    What is Qiyam Al-Layl? Qiyam' means 'standing' and 'Qiyam al-Layl' means 'standing in night.' In the Islamic terminology, both terms refer to 'the voluntary night prayer, whose time extends from after 'Ishaa’ (evening) prayer until dawn.' Qiyam al-Layl is also known as Tahajjud. A widespread misconception is that Tahajjud is a different night.. More

  • Longing for Ramadan - I

    Recognising and appreciating the great favours of Allah, among which are the virtues of certain seasons and the opportunity of worshipping Allah during them: Imaam Ibn Rajab, may Allah have mercy upon him, said: “Allah has made some months more virtuous than others just as He has made some days and nights more virtuous than others; an example.. More

  • Summary of Zakah rulings

    The position of Zakah and the Basic Rule of Its Ordainment: Zakah is one of Islam’s pillars and great foundations. It is Joined by Allah The Almighty with prayer in many locations of His Glorious Book. The source of its obligation lies in the Quran, the Prophetic Sunnah and the consensus of the Islamic ummah. Concerning the Book of Allah The.. More

  • Mistakes made by people while praying - II

    The following are states and positions of the Imam and his followers in congregational prayer: The first state: Preceding the Imam This means that the follower precedes the Imam in performing Takbeer (i.e., saying, ‘Allahu Akbar’) Rukoo‘ (bowing), prostration or ending the prayer and this is impermissible as the Prophet, sallallaahu.. More

  • Prayer is the life of the Heart

    I have pondered over our prayers and thought of the state of many of the praying people. So, I detected a strong link between neglecting the prayer with all its due meanings and the status of the Muslim nation along with the crisis that the Muslims undergo. In fact, it is not a single crisis, rather they are crises in the social, moral and military.. More

  • Virtue of Prayer in Islam

    Prayer has great and numerous virtues, some of which are the following: 1) Prayer forbids the person from falling into the abyss of immorality and wrongdoing. Allah, the Exalted, says (what means): {Recite [O Muhammad] what has been revealed to you of the Book and establish prayer. Indeed, prayer prohibits immorality and wrongdoing, and the remembrance.. More

  • Mistakes made by people while praying - I

    It is well known to every Muslim that sincerity to Allah and compliance with the Sunnah of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, are the two conditions for the acceptance of deeds and that any deed that does not meet these two conditions is rejected. The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: "Whoever does something that.. More

  • The Prayer of Seeking Allah's Guidance (Salat Al-Istikharah)

    The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, was keen to teach the believers the Du’aa' (supplication) for Istikharah (seeking Allah’s guidance). Jaabir, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated: "The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, would instruct us to pray for guidance in all of our concerns, just as he would teach us a chapter.. More

  • The excellence of Prayer

    The Prayer is the first pillar of Islam that the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, mentioned after that of uttering the Testimony of Faith, by which one becomes a Muslim. It is a form of worship consisting of specific statements and actions. It begins by pronouncing the words ‘Allahu Akbar’ (Allah is the Greatest), and concludes with.. More

  • Holdings subject to Zakat

    Currencies Currencies refer to gold and silver, as well as any type of money that takes their place and similar things such as shares, bonds and checks. In the past, paper currency was not known, and people used to barter using commodities. This is a completely impractical and ineffective method in large communities. People graduated in their types.. More

  • What is Hajj (Pilgrimage)?

    The word Hajj, linguistically, means heading to a place for the sake of visiting; in Islamic terminology, it implies heading to Makkah to observe the rituals of pilgrimage. Hajj is obligated by Allah upon every Muslim, male and female, who is physically and financially capable. It is obligatory only once during the lifetime of a Muslim. Allah Almighty.. More

  • The Significance of Fasting

    Fasting, is abstaining from eating, drinking and coitus from daybreak to sunset as a devotional ritual. Allah, the Almighty Says in the Noble Quran (what means): "O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous." [Quran; 2:183] That is: that you may fear Allah,.. More

  • The etiquettes of fasting

    Suhoor (The pre-dawn meal) It is recommended to eat a pre-dawn meal and there is no sin upon one who does not do so. Anas, may Allaah be pleased with him, reported that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: “Eat a pre-dawn meal, for there are blessings in it.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] The reason is that it strengthens.. More

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