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Sifat Wudhu’ al-Nabi: The Characteristics of the Ablution of the Prophet

Sifat Wudhu' al-Nabi: The Characteristics of the Ablution of the Prophet A translation of the small treatise concerning ablution by Fahd ibn 'Abd al-Rahman al-Shu'ayb. This treatise covers all the intricate details for the ablution of the Salafi. It also reconciles the differences of opinion that are found in some aspects of this act of worship. Introduction Preface Verily all praise is for Allaah, we praise Him and seek His aid and ask for His forgiveness, and we seek refuge with Allaah from the evils of ourselves and our evil actions. Whomever Allaah guides there is none who can misguide him, and whomever Allaah misguides there is none who can Read more ...

How does a Father Teach his Children Tawheed?

Mu'adh bin Jabal narrates that the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said: "O Mu'adh! Do you know what Allah's Right upon His slaves is?" I said, "Allah and His Apostle know best." The Prophet said, "To worship Him (Allah) Alone and to join none in worship with Him (Allah). Do you know what their right upon Him is?" I replied, "Allah and His Apostle know best." The Prophet said, "Not to punish them (if they do so)." [Sahih Bukhari, Book #93, Hadith #470] Shaykh Allama Muhammad bin Salih al-Uthaymeen -Rahimullaah- was asked: How does a father teach his children Tawheed? He answered: "He teaches them Tawheed just like he teaches them other matters 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 ...

The Secret of Prayer : Sujood

The Secret of Prayer: Sujood  Ibn Al-Qayyim described the sujood as the secret of prayer, the greatest pillar, and the seal of the ruku’. He said all the other actions we did before it were just preludes. We should step back and reflect: what do we feel when we go into sujood? Some of us simply do it because it is a part of prayer; others because it is where we can make du'a. But how many of us feel the humility of the soul, as we put our faces on the ground, in glorification of Allah? True Happiness Where do we find happiness? Not material happiness, but true internal happiness. As Muslims, we may respond that true happiness in this world 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 ...

Picture Perfect : …and establish regular Prayer

The Prayer is a sanctified and holy moment for the worshipper in the presence of his Lord and Deity in truth. He fulfils (by its performance) his covenants, obligations and statements of confession which are contained within and are required by the testimony that: "There is nothing which has the right to be worshipped except Allah and that Muhammed is His Messenger" and by whose attestation one becomes a muslim. "Recite what is sent of the Book by inspiration to thee, and establish regular Prayer: for Prayer restrains from shameful and unjust deeds; and remembrance of Allah is the greatest (thing in life) without doubt. And Allah knows the (deeds) Read more ...

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Go Back and Pray, for You Have Not Prayed

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Go Back and Pray, for You Have Not Prayed by Muhammad Alshareef In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful. In the dark of the night, Abu Lu’lu’ Al Majoosi hid in the shadows in preparation for the Fajr Salah, during which he would execute his satanic mission to murder the Ameer of the believers – Umar ibn Al-Khattab radi Allahu anhu. Umar used to lead the Fajr Salah with a long surah, giving members of the community time to join the congregation. On this day, as he recited, Abu Lu’lu’ advanced from a dim pillar, a poisoned dagger hidden in his sleeve. He jumped in front of Umar radi Allahu anhu and tore Read more ...

The Night Journey – Al-Isra’ and Al-Miraj

The Night Journey - Al-Isra' and Al-Miraj Al-Isra' and Al-Miraj (the Night Journey and Ascension) refer to the miraculous journey that Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) experienced. Unlike what some people claim, that journey involved both the body and soul of the Prophet. The main proof of the fact that the body of the Prophet was involved in the journey is that Almighty Allah began the first verse of Surat Al-Isra' by the word subhan, which means exalted and glorified. This word indicates that a miraculous event is about to be mentioned in the sequel. This journey was a decisive stage of the Prophet's call in Makkah, because there Read more ...

Eid ul-Fitr : The gift of Ramadan

The obligation of fasting in the month of Ramadan for the believers, men and women, who are sane and healthy, is a clear message to mankind that unrestricted indulgence in fulfilling the desires of one's base or animal self has to be curbed for some time, to give an upliftment to one's spiritual self. The object of fasting as described in the Holy Quran is “so that you may guard against evil.” During the auspicious month of Ramadan, a fasting person abstains from food, drink and sexual relations from dawn until sunset, in obedience to the command of his creator. The month is a training whereby the believer's trait of God-conscious is nurtured. Even Read more ...

Read Salah with Consciousness and Humility

Read Salah (Namaz) with Consciousness and Humility Humran, the freed slave of 'Uthman, said: "Uthman b. 'Affan called for ablution water and this is how he performed the ablution. He washed his hands thrice. He then rinsed his mouth and cleaned his nose with water (three times). He then washed his face three times, then washed his right arm up to the elbow three times, then washed his left arm like that, then wiped his head; then washed his right foot up to the ankle three times, then washed his left foot like that, and then said: "I saw the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) perform ablution like this ablution of mine." Then the Messenger of Allah Read more ...