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Righteous deeds in Makkah are better than those done elsewhere, but we do not know to what degree they are better, except in the case of prayer

December 7, 2017

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Q. “Fasting Ramadan in Makkah is equivalent to fasting one thousand months elsewhere.” Is this a saheeh hadith? A. Praise be to Allah. It is not saheeh; it is a da‘eef (weak) hadith that is not soundly narrated. Rather what is proven mentions the prayer only; one prayer in al-Masjid al-Haraam is equivalent to one hundred […]

Difference between Essential Parts (Rukn) and Obligatory Parts (Waajib) of Prayer

November 7, 2017

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Q. What is the difference between pillars (essential parts) and obligatory parts of prayer? A. Praise be to Allaah.The difference between pillars (essential parts) and obligatory parts of prayer is that the pillar or essential part (rukn) cannot be omitted deliberately, by mistake or out of ignorance, rather it must be done.  The obligatory part (waajib) […]

The Obligatory parts and Sunnahs of Wudoo’ (Ablution)

November 5, 2017

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Q. What are the essential parts (arkaan, lit. “pillars”), obligatory (waajib) parts and sunnahs of wudoo’? A. Praise be to Allah Firstly: The essential parts (“pillars”) of wudoo’ are six: Washing the face, of which the mouth and nose are part. Washing the arms up to the elbows. Wiping the head. Washing the feet up to […]

He prayed in a direction opposite to the Qiblah out of ignorance

October 15, 2017

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Q. I am a young man working in Makkah, and my family is in Jeddah. I used to stay in Makkah from Saturday till Wednesday, and on Thursday and Friday I would go to my family in Jeddah. One week I went to Jeddah, and found that my father had changed the design of the room […]

Khushoo‘ (proper Focus and Humility) in Prayer

October 1, 2017

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Q. Is it true that if a prayer is lacking in complete khushoo‘ (focus of mind and humility before Allah), He will not accept it from us, or not? A. Praise be to Allah What is required of the worshipper is to show humility [khushoo‘] in his prayer and to have complete focus of mind, because […]

Definition of Udhiyah (sacrifice) and the Ruling thereon

August 24, 2017

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Q. What is meant by udhiyah (sacrifice)? Is it obligatory or Sunnah?. A. Praise be to Allaah.   The word udhiyah means an animal of the ‘an’aam class (i.e., camel, cow, sheep or goat) that is slaughtered during the days of Eid al-Adha because of the Eid and as an act of worship, intending to draw […]

Virtues of the First Ten Days of Dhu’l-Hijjah

August 24, 2017

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Q. Are the first ten days of Dhu’l-Hijjah more special than other days? What are the righteous deeds that it is recommended to do a lot of during these ten days?. A. Praise be to Allaah.Among the great seasons of worship are the first ten days of Dhu’l-Hijjah, which Allaah has favoured over other days. It […]