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  • 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

  • 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 'Eed Prayer described

    'Eed prayer is a strongly recommended and important act of worship in Islam and the Prophet, sallallaahu 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

  • Rulings of Zakatul-Fitr - II

    When is the Payment Due Imams Ash-Shaafi'i and Ahmad, may Allaah have mercy upon them, state that the Zakatul-Fitr payment becomes obligatory after sunset on 'Eed's eve, or the last day of fasting, because this is the end of Ramadan. Abu Haneefah, may Allaah have mercy upon him, (and also Ash-Shaafi'i in an earlier opinion of his) held that the sum.. More

  • Rulings of Zakatul-Fitr - I

    The scope of worship in Islam is universal, in the literal sense. For the Quran tells us that each and every constituent of creation near or far, seen or unseen, animate or inanimate­­­­ worships The True and Only God. {Indeed, every being in the heavens and the earth but comes to the All-Merciful as a worshipper.} [Quran 19:93] It is.. More

  • Laylat Al-Qadr

    If one cannot draw spiritual benefit during this month (Ramadan), then in what other month can he find benefit? If one does not turn in repentance to his Lord during this month, then at what other time will he do so? If one slackens from doing good deeds now, then when will he do them? You should hasten to seize the opportunity in this month, before.. More

  • The Quran is the Speech of Allah

    The Noble Quran is the eternal miracle of the Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, because all the miracles of the Prophets, may Allaah exalt their mention, ended with their death, except our Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, whose miracle is still preserved. This everlasting miracle is The Book of Allah and His Revealed Speech that.. More

  • The Practice of Self-Purification - III

    4. Lifelong commitment This principle deals with the question of effectiveness how can we insure that our tazkiyah efforts bear their expected fruits, help us achieve piety, and fulfill our purpose in this life? Allah Almighty gave a hint: "Take what We have given you with determination and remember what is in it, that perhaps you may become righteous&q.. More

  • The Practice of Self-Purification - II

    Principles of Tazkiyah As shown earlier, tazkiyah is a fundamental part of Prophet Muhammad's mission, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and his life constitutes a unique example of it. Together with his teaching, this example was responsible for altering the lives of his Companions to such an extent that they became the pinnacle and paradigm generation.. More

  • The Practice of Self-Purification - I

    Lexically, the Arabic word `tazkiyah' means purification and development—of anything—to the level of perfection. As a Quranic term, it expresses a way of ridding ourselves of flawed tendencies and leanings as well as providing one with the means to attain piety and to help our souls develop to become as perfect as humanly possible. In other.. More

  • Correct Answers to Questions about Takbeer of ‘Eed Prayer - II

    1- One should not raise his hands with the Takbeers This is the opinion of the Maaliki scholars as stated in ‘Aqd Al-Jawaahir. They argued that there is no authentic tradition stating that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, used to raise his hands with the Takbeers. Maalik, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said, “One should.. More

  • ‘Eed: An Occasion for Worship and Showing Gratitude - I

    Days pass by and hours lapse quickly. It seems as if it was just yesterday that we received a dear guest, but today we will bid it farewell. Just a few days ago, the crescent of the month of Ramadan appeared and today it is about to fade away. Other nations take pride in their days of celebration and festivals, giving them false attributes, exaggerated.. More

  • Correct Answers to Questions about Takbeer of ‘Eed Prayer - I

    This is a series of brief answers to some questions about the extra Takbeers [the words'Allahu-Akbar '(Allah is The Most Great)] of the ‘Eed prayer: Question 1: When are Takbeers [Allahuakbar (Allah is The Most Great)] of the ‘Eed prayer said? The answer: There are two opinions regarding the timing of the Takbeers: 1- After the Istiftaaah.. More

  • ‘Eed: An Occasion for Worship and Showing Gratitude - II

    We would like also to draw your attention to some violations that unfortunately take place on the day and night of ‘Eed. It is astonishing to see some Muslims concluding their worship with sins, while others replace the Istighfaar (asking for forgiveness) that should be made following any good deed with frivolity. These violations include the.. More

  • What After Ramadan?

    Ramadan is a level playing field wherein people compete with each other in good deeds and benevolence. During this blessed month, souls are trained in virtue and accustomed to dignity, they learn to disdain vices, sins and acquire all good attributes. Whoever witnesses this month without gaining any of its rewards is indeed poor, and nothing cripples.. More