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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) […]

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 […]

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

May 25, 2017

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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 […]

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 […]