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Virtues of Salaat - Praying Properly

Hadith I Hadhrat Ammar bin Yaasir (Radhiyallaho anho) narrates that he heard the Prophet (Sallallaho alaihe wa-sallam) saying: "When a person finishes his salaat, he gets one tenth, one ninth, one eighth, one seventh, one sixth, one fifth, one fourth, one third or one half of the maximum reward (according to the quality of salaat performed by him)." This shows that the reward is given in proportion to the sincerity and devotion with which salaat is performed. So much so, that some get only one tenth of the total reward. There are others who get a reward ranging from one tenth to one half of the maximum. It is also correct to say that there are some who receive the reward in full and there ar

5 Beautiful Muslim Rights

Did you know that there are specific rights that we as Muslims have over others? If you do know these rights, do you do your best to fulfil them in your daily life? The Prophet salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: The rights of one Muslim over another are five: returning the greeting of salaam, visiting the sick, attending funerals, accepting invitations, and saying yarhamuk Allah (may Allah have mercy on you) to one who sneezes. [Al-Bukhaaree, Muslim] In this week’s central ayah Allah ‘azza wa jall says : Successful indeed are the believers. [Quran 23:1] Let’s be successful believers and start by knowing and practising these five beautiful rights, inshaa’Allah! Individual versus communal obl

The Five Pillars of Islam

Narrated Ibn 'Umar: Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said: Islam is based on (the following) five (principles): To testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and Muhammad is Allah's Messenger (ﷺ). To offer the (compulsory congregational) prayers dutifully and perfectly. To pay Zakat (i.e. obligatory charity) . To perform Hajj. (i.e. Pilgrimage to Mecca) To observe fast during the month of Ramadan. Reference Sahih al-Bukhari 8 (Book 2, Hadith 1) USC-MSA web (Vol. 1, Book 2, Hadith 8)

Masaa-il (rules) pertaining to Wudhu

Nawaqis in Wudhu 8 things nullify /break the Wudhu Discharging of Urine, Stool or the excretion of anything from the private parts of the body. Discharging of gas or passing wind. Vomiting as a mouthful. To fall asleep lying down or by resting the body against something. To faint due to some illness or any other reason. Becoming insane or going mad. Laughing aloud whilst in Namaaz. Flowing of blood or matter from any part of the body. Makrooh in Wudhu Committing of a Makrooh act in Wudhu causes the full blessing of Wudhu to be lost although Wudhu will not have to be repeated. To make Wudhu in a dirty place. To clean the nose with the right hand. To talk of Worldly affairs whilst making Wudhu

Prayers - Sajda Sahu

Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) once led us in a prayer and offered two rak`at and got up (for the third rak`a) without sitting (after the second rak`a). The people also got up with him, and when he was about to finish his prayer, we waited for him to finish the prayer with Taslim but he said Takbir before Taslim and performed two prostrations while sitting and then finished the prayer with Taslim. References: Sahih al-Bukhari 1224 Book 22, Hadith 1 USC-MSA Vol. 2, Book 22, Hadith 315 Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) got up after the second rak`a of the Zuhr prayer without sitting in between (the second and the third rak`at). When he finished the prayer he performed two prostrations (of Sahu) and then finishe

Quran the last Holy Book from God

The Noble Qur'an is the central religious text of Islam. Muslims believe the Qur’an is the book of Divine guidance and direction for mankind, and consider the original Arabic text the final revelation of Allah (God). MECCAN SURAHS The Meccan suras are the chronologically earlier chapters (suras) of the Qur'an that were, according to Islamic tradition, revealed anytime before the migration of the Islamic prophet Muhammed and his followers from Mecca to Medina (Hijra). The Medinan suras are those revelations that occurred after the move to the city of that name. MEDINAN SURAHS The Medinan suras or Medinan chapters of the Qur'an are the latest 24 suras that, according to Islamic tradition, were

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