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  • Tayammum (dry ablution)

    Definition In Arabic, the word Tayammum literally means an 'aim' or 'purpose.' In Islamic Law, it refers to: 'Aiming for or seeking soil to wipe one's face and hands with the intention of purification and preparing oneself to pray, and so on." Proof of its Legitimacy This act of ritual cleansing is proven by the Quran, Sunnah (prophetic.. More

  • The principles of Ghusl (taking bath)

    A brief summary of the principles of Ghuslis as follows: First,A Muslim should make his/her intention for purification, then wash the privateparts. Then make Wudhoo' (ablution) like the Wudhoo' done for prayer, then pour water on hisright side, then the left side. Then water should be poured on his head,covering the entire body with water. It is also.. More

  • Wiping over the Khuffs

    Islam is a religion of easiness and simplicity, not difficulty and strictness; it decrees suitable rulings for each case, which ensure fulfilling legal purposes and duties with no difficulty. This applies to the rulings on ablution decreed by Almighty Allah. To illustrate, sometimes there is something covering the organs washed during ablution which.. More

  • The Concise Presentation of the Fiqh of the Sunnah and the Noble Quran

    There is no doubt that there is a considerable shortage in the books of Fiqh in the English language. The need is so big, almost any time an additional book found its way to the market, it became an immediate success. This should not, however, be construed to mean that Fiqh is an easy subject to write about. On the contrary, the books of Fiqh are not.. More

  • Nullification of ablution

    Before offering prayers and other particular acts of worship, one must be in a state of ritual purity. It is necessary therein to wash the parts of the body that are generally exposed to dirt or other impurities. This cleansing is called Wudhoo' (Ablution) and is performed as follows: 1. Have the intention that the act is for the purpose of worship.. More

  • Nullification of ablution

    Before offering prayers and other particular acts of worship, one must be in a state of ritual purity. It is necessary therein to wash the parts of the body that are generally exposed to dirt or other impurities. This cleansing is called Wudhoo' (Ablution) and is performed as follows: 1. Have the intention that the act is for the purpose of worship.. More

  • Obligatory and optional aspects of ablution

    In Islam, ablution, or Wudhoo', is to wash one’s face, hands, arms, head and feet with water. Allah, the Most High, Says (what means): “O you who have believed! When you rise to [perform] prayer, wash your faces and your forearms to the elbows and wipe over your heads and wash your feet to the ankles..." [Quran 5:6] Abu Hurayrah may.. More

  • Common mistakes made during Jumu'ah

    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

  • Rulings on wiping over the socks for purification -II

    Question: Is the intention obligatory, meaning that when a person intends to wear socks or shoes, should he have the intention that he will also wipe over them when doing Wudhoo' (ablution)? Likewise, should he have the intention that he is going to wipe over them as a resident or a traveller, or is the intention non obligatory? Answer: The intention.. More

  • Rulings on wiping over the socks for purification - I

    Question 1 What is the ruling of wiping over the socks, and what is the evidence for that from the Quran and Sunnah (prophetic tradition)? A. Wiping over the socks is a Sunnah which has come to us from the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, and it is better for the one wearing socks to wipe over them, rather than taking them off to wash.. More

  • Optional aspects of ablution

    'Sunnah' (optional) Acts of Ablution: The following acts are not obligatory, yet, once done, are rewarded for since they constitute the way the Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam used to perform ablution: Reciting 'Bismillah' (saying: 'Bismillahir-rahmaanir-raheem', which means: 'In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate)... More

  • Rulings on wiping over the socks for purification -III

    Question: What is your stance on the saying of Ibn 'Abbaas, may Allah be pleased with him: “The Messenger sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam did not wipe [over his Khuffs (leather socks)] after (the revelation) of Soorah (Quranic chapter) Al- Maa’idah” and that what is related from 'Ali may Allah be pleased with him preceded this revelation?.. More

  • Nullifiers of Tayammum

    Literally, the Arabic word Tayammum means an 'aim or purpose'. In Islamic Law, it refers to: 'Aiming for or seeking soil to wipe one's face and hands with the intention of preparing oneself for prayer, and so on." This way of purification is resorted to only in limited cases, such as lack of water, difficulty in using it for one reason.. More

  • Actions that require Ghusl -II

    The word Ghusl in Arabic means to wash the entire body with water. Allah Says in the Quran (what means): "And they ask you [O Muhammad] about menstruation. Say: 'It is harm, so keep away from women during menstruation. And do not approach them until they are pure...'" [Quran 2: 222] Herein, we continue stating other actions that require.. More

  • Q & A on menstruation and post-partum bleeding –I

    Using pills that prevent menstruation Shaykh Ibn Baaz Question: There are pills that prevent menses or delay their occurrence. Is it allowed for a woman to use such pills during the time of Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah) only out of fear of her menses arriving? Response: It is allowed for a woman to use pills that prevent her menses during.. More

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Definition In Arabic, the word Tayammum literally means an 'aim' or 'purpose.' In Islamic Law, it refers to: 'Aiming for or seeking soil to wipe one's face and hands with the intention of purification...More