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  • 17 Benefits of Zakah (Poor due)

    Benefits and wisdom of the individual and social Zakah are as follows: 1- Perfecting and completing the Islam of a slave because it is one of the pillars of Islam. So, if one does it, his Islam will be complete and perfect. There is absolutely no doubt that this is a great aim for every Muslim individual. Actually, every Muslim individual seeks to.. More

  • The Prayer: Its prerequisites and essentials – II

    The essentials of prayer The essentials of prayer are: (1) Saying the opening takbeer: It is done when one commences with prayer by saying “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is the greatest) while raising the hands to shoulder level with the palms facing forward. The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: “The key to prayer is purification,.. More

  • The Prayer: Its prerequisites and essentials – I

    In Islam, performing the Prayer is the most important, mandatory act after the testimony of faith. The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: “The head of the matter is Islam, its pillar is the Prayer...”[At-Tirmithi] It is the last thing, the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, recommended to his nation before he, sallallaahu.. 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: Imam 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

  • Obligation of the five daily prayers

    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

  • Humble Submission to the Core

    “‘Abdullah ibn Az-Zubayr, may Allah be pleased with him, used to prostrate in prayer until the birds would settle on his back thinking he was a wall.” “When Ibn Az-Zubayr was performing the prayer, it was as if he was a branch shaken by the wind and catapult shots would be falling here and there and he would be heedless of them.&rdquo.. More