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Deeds that will weigh heavily in the Balance

June 6, 2017


Q. What are the deeds that will weigh heavily in the balance on the Day of Resurrection? A. Praise be to Allah It is very important to know that every righteous deed that a person does may be part of that with which Allah will cause the balance of his good deeds to weigh heavily on […]

The virtue of remembering Allah (dhikr), may He be exalted; is everyone who remembers Allah little a hypocrite?

May 25, 2017


Q.  “and they do not remember Allah but little” [an-Nisa’ 4:142] – this phrase is from a verse which speaks of the hypocrites. My question is: is remembering Allah (dhikr) obligatory? If I do not remember Allah, but I pray and do all the obligatory duties, am I a hypocrite? Is everyone who remembers Allah […]

Superiority of Prayer in Congregation

October 25, 2014


عن ابن عمر أن رسول الله صلی الله عليه وسلم قال صلاة الجماعة أفضل من صلاة الفذ بسبع وعشرين درجة It was narrated from Ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Prayer in Congregation is superior to prayer offered alone by twenty-seven degrees.” حضرت […]

Guidelines to Conduct a Self-Assessment [Ibn al-Qayyim]

October 17, 2014


Ibn al-Qayyim (d.751H) said, “And mankind, with regard to their performance of prayer are of five levels: The First: The level of the one who is negligent and wrongs his soul. He is the one who falls short in performing ablution properly, performing the prayer upon its time and within its specified limits, and in […]

Even Patients Would Make It

September 7, 2014


The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “I have considered having a man lead people at Prayer and going myself to those who hang back from attending the Prayer in congregation to burn their houses down upon them.” [Sahih Bukhari] This threat would not have been issued unless there was something obligatory […]

The Pillars (Rukn) of Prayer (Salaah)

April 23, 2014


The pillar or essential part (rukn) cannot be omitted deliberately, by mistake or out of ignorance, rather it must be done. The pillars of prayer, of which there are fourteen, as follows: (i)              Standing during obligatory prayers if one is able to do so (ii)             The opening takbeer (saying “Allaahu akbar”) (iii)            Reciting al-Faatihah (iv)            Rukoo’ (bowing), […]

Performance of Salah

April 11, 2014


1 – Intention (it is a determination in the heart that you are performing a particular Salah; not to be uttered). 2 – Face the direction of the Qiblah (Sacred House in Makkah Known as Ka’bah). Raise your hands to the level of the shoulders, or earlobes, and say ALLAHU AKBAR Standing Facing Qiblah and Making […]