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  • The excellence of Prayer

    The Prayer is the first pillar of Islam that the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) 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

  • Establish the prayers and the prize is Paradise

    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

  • Prerequisites of the Prayer

    Some prerequisites exist regarding the offering of Prayers. These prerequisites must be fulfilled before the commencement of the Prayer, otherwise the Prayer will not be considered valid. The following are the prerequisites: 1. Knowledge that the time for the Prayer has begun: Each prayer has its own particular time at which it must be performed... More

  • The call to prayer (Athan and Iqamah)

    In Arabic, the word ‘Athan’ is to call or to inform. Religionsly, it is a call made to inform people that the time of the prayer has begun. It is obligatory for the congregation in the mosque while for individuals praying alone at home, for example, it is a highly preferred act. It begins by proclaiming the greatness and oneness of Allah.. More

  • Acts of the Prayer and the heart's states in them

    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

  • 10 Facts about the Day of Jumu'ah

    One of the blessings with which the Muslim nation has been endowed is the day of Jumu'ah, or Friday. The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said: “The best day the sun rises over is Friday; on it Allah created Aadam. On it, he was made to enter paradise, on it he was expelled from it, and the Last Hour will take place on no other.. More

  • Longing for Ramadan - II

    Make the month of Ramadan be the beginning of a new life, full of obedience and virtue; make it be the start of your maintenance of prayers in the mosque; make a pledge now to never again abandon even a single prayer; forget the notion that you cannot wake up and pray Fajr (morning prayer) with the congregation; purify your hearts with the recitation.. More

  • The Prophet's Hajj

    In the tenth year of the Hijrah, or 632 AD, the Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, set out for Makkah to perform Hajj. This time about 100,000 believers accompanied him. This pilgrimage is commonly known as the Farewell Hajj (Al-Hajjathul Wida'a). It was during this time that he explained the rules of Hajj and gave his famous speech, known.. More

  • Beyond Rituals: The Ultimate Goals and Intents of Hajj – IV

    Worldly and otherworldly benefits Muslims view the material world as a bridge to the Hereafter. A Muslim needs this world and employs it to achieve his legitimate this-worldly and other-worldly goals. To that effect, a Muslim does not renounce, disdain or withdraw from this world. Rather, he partakes of it, controls and harnesses it but never allows.. More

  • The attitude of the Prophet towards his family during Hajj

    There are many examples, which show the Prophet's, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, kindness to his family and relatives. However, it must be emphasized that the Prophet's, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, household shared with the people what they learned from him. 'Aa'ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, was reported to have said to the Prophet,.. More

  • Beyond Rituals: The Ultimate Goals and Intents of Hajj – III

    Submitting to Allah: Going all the Way A Muslim is, by definition, one that honors the Religion of Allah and places it before anything else. He or she never allows contradicting human's views to take precedence over Allah's Commands. A Muslim sees the Sharee'ah (Islamic Law) as infallible; accepts and submits to all of its dictations even when it is.. More

  • Beyond Rituals: The Ultimate Goals and Intents of Hajj – II

    Emigrating to Allah One may look at Hajj as a physical-spiritual journey to Allah, because in essence, a pilgrim parts with his loved ones, wealth and work and heads to the Sacred Places hoping for Allah's reward and forgiveness. Hajj is also a way of commitment in which one demonstrates his/her determination to freeing one's self from wrong and bad,.. More

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