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  • The Way to Perform Voluntary Prayers at Night-IV

    Striving against oneself to perform voluntary prayers at night: This is one of the best means of helping oneself to perform voluntary prayers at night, because human nature is inclined towards wrongdoing, so the one who follows his own inclinations will be led to doom and destruction. Allah The Almighty has commanded us to strive against our own selves... More

  • The Way to Perform Voluntary Prayers at Night-III

    Adhering to the habit of reciting the Athkaar (remembrance) prescribed by the Sharee’ah (Islamic legislation) before going to sleep: These Athkaar are like a fortress which protects a person from the devil, by the permission of Allah The Almighty, and helps him to get up to perform voluntary prayers at night. Among these Athkaar is the one mentioned.. More

  • The Way to Perform Voluntary Prayers at Night-II

    Abu ‘Aasim An-Nabeel said, “Abu Haneefah, may Allah have mercy upon him, used to be called Al-Watad (pole or peg) because he prayed so much." Al-Qaasim ibn Ma’een said, “Abu Haneefah, may Allah have mercy upon him, spent an entire night performing voluntary prayers reciting this verse in which Allah The Almighty Says (what.. More

  • The Way to Perform Voluntary Prayers at Night-I

    Allah The Almighty commended the believers who perform voluntary prayers at night and consider the night a riding mount to Paradise. Allah The Almighty Says (what means): {They arise from [their] beds; they supplicate their Lord in fear and aspiration, and from what We have provided them, they spend.} [Quran 32:16] The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi.. More

  • Qiyaam during Ramadan (Taraaweeh) - I

    Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, said: “The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam, used to encourage us to pray at night in Ramadan, without making it obligatory. Then he, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam,said:‘Whoever prays at night in Ramadan out of faith and the hope of reward, all his previous sins will be forgiven.’.. More

  • Qiyaam during Ramadan (Taraaweeh) – II

    The timing of Qiyaam The time for praying Qiyaam is from after ‘Ishaa’ until Fajr, because the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: “Allah has added one more prayer for you, which is Witr, so pray it between the Ishaa’ and the Fajr prayers.” [Ahmad] Praying at the end of the night is better, for those who can.. More

  • The virtues and distinct features of Ramadan

    Allah has made the month of Ramadan a distinct one and attributed to it many virtues, such as: Allah made fasting it one of the pillars in Islam. Allah Says (what means): “The month of Ramadan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new.. More

  • The practice of the Prophet during the Last Ten Nights

    'Aa’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, reported: “When the last ten days of Ramadan came, the Prophet sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam would stay up all night, wake his family and gird his loins”. [Al-Bukhariand Muslim]. In the book of Imaam Muslim the narration read: “He strove hard and girded his loins”. Imaam Ibn Hajar,.. More

  • The Prophet’s Qiyaam in Ramadan as described by the companions

    Qiyaam (optional night prayer) is one of the recommended acts of worship, and it is even more recommended during the month of Ramadan. Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam, said: “Whoever establishes prayers during the nights of Ramadan faithfully (out of sincere faith).. More

  • The virtue of the Last Ten Days of Ramadan and Laylat Al-Qadr

    The last ten days of Ramadan are blessed by Allah with unique virtues. Among such virtues is that Laylat Al-Qadr (the Night of Decree) is among them. About this Night, Allah, The Most Exalted, Says (what means): “Ha, Meem. By the clear Book. Indeed, We sent it down during a blessed night. Indeed, We were to warn [mankind]. On that night is made.. More

  • I’tikaaf in Ramadan

    I’tikaaf means staying in the mosque for a specific purpose, which is to worship Allah. It is prescribed in Islam and is mustahabb (recommended) according to the consensus of the scholars. Imam Ahmad said, as was narrated from him by Abu Daawood: “I have not heard from any of the scholars that it is anything other than Sunnah.” Az-Zuhri.. More

  • A Ramadan primer on the ritual retreat of I’tikaaf

    In Islam, I’tikaaf refers to a form of worship in which one stays in a Mosque as a way of getting closer to Allah. The word 'I‘tikaaf’ comes from the Arabic root ‘akafa, which means to adhere to a certain place for one reason or another, or to detain someone or something in a place preventing him or it from going elsewhere. The.. More

  • Seeking the Night of Al-Qadr in the Last Night of Ramadan

    It was narrated on the authority of ‘Uyaynah ibn ‘Abdul-Rahmaan that his father said: The Night of Al-Qadr was mentioned in the presence of Abu Bakrah who said, "I am not going to seek it because of something I heard from the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, except in the last ten days [of Ramadan]. I heard the Prophet,.. More

  • Vowing I‘tikaaf

    In a Hadeeth on the authority of ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattaab, may Allah be pleased with him, he said to the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, “O Messenger of Allah, I vowed during the pre-Islamic era to perform I‘tikaaf for a night in Al-Masjid Al-Haraam.”The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said to him:“Fulfil.. More

  • Permissible Actions In I’tikaaf

    ‘Aa’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, relates that, at times, she combed the hair of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa salam, while he was observing I’tikaaf (seclusion in the mosque for worship) and she was in her chamber during her menses. The Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa salam, would put his head in the room.. More