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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]