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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 ...

Ramadan : What type of a Saa’im are you?

Saa'im comes from the Arabic word Sawm, which literally means to abstain [from something]. Islamically, Sawm means to fast or abstain from certain things from dawn to dusk. The Saa'im, therefore, is the fasting person. ARE YOU… the type of person who finds fasting burdensome? Do you consider yourself to be doing a great favour by fasting? Usually happens with the younger generation. Do you fail to complete your schoolwork and try to get off with the excuse of “Madam, I didn’t do my work because I was fasting.” Yes, you are fasting. So What? All Muslims do. Does that mean you will stop all your daily work just because you are fasting. Read more ...

Why do Muslims Fast in Ramadan?

What is Fasting (Sawm)? Sawm is an Arabic word for fasting regulated by Islamic jurisprudence. In the terminology of Islamic law, Sawm means "to abstain from eating, drinking or seeing what is against Islam, the saying of rude language". The observance of sawm during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, but is not confined to that month. Etymology Sawm is derived from Syriac: ???? ?awm?. Literally, it means "to abstain", cognates to Hebrew tsom. Other languages For example, the Muslims of Afghanistan, India, Iran, Bangladesh, and Pakistan use the word rozah which comes from the Indo-Iranian language of Dari. Read more ...