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Practical advice to know the time of five daily Prayers

Praise be to Allaah. Allaah says in the Quran: "Verily, the prayer is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours." [Surah an-Nisa', 4:103] Allaah has enjoined upon His slaves five prayers throughout the day and night at specific times decreed by the wisdom of Allaah so that the slave may be in contact with his Lord in these prayers throughout all of these times. They are for the heart like water for a tree, given to it time after time, not all in one go and then it stops. Part of the wisdom behind doing the prayers at these times is so that people will not get bored or find it too difficult, which would happen if they all had to be done at once. Blessed Read more ...

The Prostration is on all Seven

If a person does not prostrate on all seven parts of the body, then is his prayer invalid? Praise be to Allah.   When a worshiper prostrates, he must prostrate on all seven parts of the body on which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) commanded us to prostrate. They are: the face, including the forehead and nose; the two hands; the two knees; and the edges of the two feet (i.e., the toes). Al-Nawawi said: "If he omits any of them, then his prayer is not valid." [From Sharh Muslim] Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen said:  "It is not permissible for a worshiper to lift up any of these seven parts of the body when prostrating, because the Read more ...

Does Allah come down to the first heaven on the night of fifteenth Sha’baan?

Praise be to Allah.   This is mentioned in some ahaadeeth, but there is some scholarly difference of opinion as to the soundness of those ahaadeeth. There is no saheeh hadeeth concerning the virtue of the night of the fifteenth of Sha'baan.  It was narrated from Abu Moosa al-Ash'ari that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Allah looks down on the night of the fifteenth of Sha'baan and forgives all his creation except a mushrik or one who harbours hatred against the Muslims.” [Narrated by Ibn Maajah, 1390.] The “one who harbours hatred against the Muslims” means one who has enmity towards a Muslim brother. In Read more ...

Shab-e-barat: Bid’ah of Sha’baan

Praise be to Allah. Some Muslims celebrate the middle of Sha'baan, fasting on that day and spending that night in prayer (qiyaam). There is a hadeeth concerning that which is not saheeh, hence the scholars regarded celebrating this day as an innovation (bid'ah). Muhammad 'Abd al-Salaam al-Shuqayri said: Imam al-Fatni said in Tadhkirat al-Mawdoo'aat: "Among the innovations that have been introduced on “Laylat an-Nusf” (mid-Sha'baan) is al-Salaat al-Alfiyyah, which is one hundred rak'ahs in which Soorat al-Ikhlaas is recited ten times in each rak'ah, offered in congregation; they pay more attention to this than to Jumu'ah and Eid prayers, although there Read more ...

Come to prayer, Come to success

With Allah’s permission, Salah (prayers) brings success in this life. That does not, however, mean to say that it removes from the next. Nope, that’s the thinking of the uninspired, the hopeless. Allah’s Mercy is so vast that it encompasses everybody in every sphere of life. Now, how does one achieve this Mercy and make it a part of our lives? Well, we need to start with Salah, the second most important pillar in our deen. Start building your khushoo right from the moment you begin taking wudhu! Having made your niyyah, fix your thoughts firmly in the direction of Jannah. Rinsing your mouth? In your mind, plead with Allah to only allow Read more ...

Picture Perfect : Hayya alas Salah, Hayya alal Falaah

Hayya alas Salah, Hayya alal Falaah Come to prayer, Come to success. Five times a day, at any nook and cranny at any given time of the day, these phrases are echoed all over the world. Come to success. It’s the call people yearn for, what one would spend hundreds of dirhams or riyals or dollars-to just attain the benefits of success in this life. Self-help books, tapes, online programs, all so that you can become that entrepreneur of the year, the startling businesswoman, just so that your future is shaped. Little do they know, however, that the secret to this success was exposed to us more than 1400 years ago. May Allah purify our intentions, Read more ...

Pray Taraweeh (Qiyam al-Layl) in Ramadan

Pray Taraweeh (Qiyam al-Layl) in Ramadan It is narrated by Abu Dharr (may Allah be pleased with him) that The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever prays qiyaam with the imam until he finishes, it will be recorded for him that he spent the whole night in prayer.” [Narrated by Abu Dawood (1370) and others. Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Salaat al-Taraaweeh, p. 15] Read more ...

Picture Perfect : Switch your Mobiles off in the Mosque

Respect the House of Allah - when you are in the Mosque, switch your Mobile Phones Off or turn it to Silent. Read more ...

A Glorious Call to Prayer

by Maha Samir ProductiveMuslim.com We may hear this call 5 times a day, but have you ever genuinely listened to the adhan? Have you ever felt it as a call from Allah, The Mighty and Majestic, addressed to you specially as a Muslim? Indeed it is calling us to the noblest of worship, our salah, which brings barakah into our lives. This article will examine how the adhan holds wisdom and many keys to productivity that we may have overlooked. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar (Allah is Greater/Greatest) In His Call, Allah is telling you that He (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) is Greater than your work, your problems, and whatever else you’re preoccupied with. It Read more ...

Picture Perfect : Seek guidance from Allah (Istikharah)

Perform Istikharah to seek guidance from Allah in all matters.

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