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27/05/2021

Allah the Exalted, endowed the Ummah (Nation) of Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, with distinct characteristics – in this worldly life and the Hereafter – that were not conferred upon any of the nations before it. Although it is the last nation to arise in this worldly life, it surpasses all preceding nations in status, for it is.. More

09/04/2020

The obligatory five daily prayers were prescribed during the night the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, ascended to the heavens, while the commands for the remaining acts of worship were revealed to the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, on earth. This indicates the special status and importance of prayer as an act of worship. • It.. More

12/09/2019

The following is some advice to help you preserve and safeguard your prayer, and perform it in a proper manner, which makes it more likely to be accepted, • Perform Wudhoo’ (ablution) properly because the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said: “Allah made compulsory upon Himself to Admit into Paradise any Muslim who properly.. More

16/09/2018

This prayer is a means of seeking rain from Allah, the Exalted, during times of drought. That is, people are naturally disposed to ask help from the One Who is able to support them; Allah Alone. This prayer was known among the previous nations. It is regarded also as one of the acts of the prophets, peace be upon them all, as Allah, the Exalted, Says.. More

28/02/2017

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

28/02/2017

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

10/10/2015

When you hear the Athaan (call to Prayer), let that remind you of the horrors of the Summons on the Day of Resurrection. Spare no time in fully preparing yourself to respond. For those who hasten to answer this call are the ones who will receive gentle summoning on the Day of the Great Review. So review your hearts now; if you find it elated and eager.. More

02/02/2017

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

02/03/2017

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

09/05/2016

Prayer is the most obligatory of the Five Pillars of Islam next to the Two Testifications of Faith (I bear witness that there is no deity (worthy of worship) but Allah. And I bear witness that Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger), and it was ordained in the best and the most perfect way for an act of worship. Prayer includes many of the acts of worship,.. More

31/12/2018

The virtues of the congregational prayer: Performing the obligatory prayers in congregation is mandatory and required of every believing adult male who has no excuse for not doing so. Many authentic Hadeeths highlight the superiority and excellence of praying in congregation. Among these Hadeeths are: The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said:.. More

06/06/2017

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

12/06/2018

First: The ‘Eed Prayer consists of two Rak’ahs (units of prayer). Ibn ‘Umar, may Allaah be pleased with him, said: “The traveller's prayer consists of two Rak’ahs; the Al-Adh-ha ('Eed) prayer consists of two Rak’ahs and the Al-Fitr ('Eed) prayer consists of two Rak’ahs. They are complete prayers (in this form).. More

10/03/2016

Allah Almighty Says (what means): "And when you have completed the prayer, remember Allah standing, sitting, or [lying] on your sides. But when you become secure, re-establish [regular] prayer. Indeed, prayer has been decreed upon the believers a decree of specified times." [Quran 4:103] For forty consecutive years, Sa`eed Ibn Al-Musayyib,.. More

14/09/2011

'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

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