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

October 15, 2017


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


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 […]

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 […]

What Is To Be Done Before Performing Salah

April 4, 2014


1 – Ritual Purity (Wudhu’ or Ghusl depending on the state of impurity; see File on Wudhu on the site 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 […]

The Five Obligatory (Obl.) Prayers + Regular (Reg.) + Optional Prayers (Opt.)

March 29, 2014


Allah, the Most High, Says: “Verily, Salah (Prayers) is enjoined on the believers- to be performed-at fixed times.” [Qur’an 4:103]. The Prayers are: Prayer / Time / Reg* or Opt** (before the Obligatory) Units / Obligatory Units / Reg* or Opt** (following the Obligatory) Units Fajr (early morning); 2 Obligatory units / dawn – sunrise / 2* / […]