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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 […]

Deeds that will weigh heavily in the Balance

June 6, 2017

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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 Pillars (Rukn) of Prayer (Salaah)

April 23, 2014

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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

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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 […]

What Is To Be Done Before Performing Salah

April 4, 2014

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1 – Ritual Purity (Wudhu’ or Ghusl depending on the state of impurity; see File on Wudhu on the site www.understand-islam.net) 2 – Clean place. 3 – Men to perform Obligatory Salah at the Mosque (except for a legal excuse; illness, etc.); rest of prayers at home. 4 – Women to perform Salah in the innermost […]