Common mistakes during fasting

      Some seemingly innocent errors made by a fasting person can actually affect his fasting.     We will take a look at some of these mistakes in the hope of improving our fasting and to make it more perfect for the sake of Allah.     Not sniffing water during ablution Neglecting [...]

2017-11-04T00:02:58+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Islam|

Holdings subject to Zakat

Currencies Currencies refer to gold and silver, as well as any type of money that takes their place and similar things such as shares, bonds and checks. In the past, paper currency was not known, and people used to barter using commodities. This is a completely impractical and ineffective method in large communities. People graduated [...]

2017-11-04T00:02:45+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Islam|

Zakat (The Poor Due): Meaning, Ruling and Benefits

The literal meaning of "Zakat" is purity. Its Islamic technical meaning designates the annual amount of wealth, food, property etc. which a Muslim with the adequate means must distribute among the rightful beneficiaries. Zakat is a remarkable institution and a major pillar of Islam. Allah, Almighty, Says (what means): "And establish the Prayer, and pay [...]

2017-11-04T00:02:35+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Islam|

The call to prayer (Athan and Iqamah)

In Arabic, the word ‘Athan’ is to call or to inform. Religionsly, it is a call made to inform people that the time of the prayer has begun. It is obligatory for the congregation in the mosque while for individuals praying alone at home, for example, it is a highly preferred act. It begins by [...]

2017-11-04T00:02:26+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Islam|

Combining two prayers

It is allowed for a person to combine the Thuhr (noon) and 'Asr (afternoon) prayers, or the Maghrib (sunset) and 'Ishaa' (night) prayers, during the time of either prayer, if he is in one of the following circumstances: 1. Combining two prayers at 'Arafah and Al-Muzdalifah: When one is performing Hajj, he should combine the [...]

2017-11-04T00:02:17+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Islam|

The audacity of faith

The Prayer Has Never Been this Hard Libraries are like studios. No sound goes unheard. No noise passes without someone looking up or, in this case, a librarian hissing and excitedly shushing the disturber of the peace, silencing the noise polluter. Nervously flitting and creeping about the bookshelves, I was endeavoring to be as quiet [...]

2017-11-04T00:02:06+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Islam|

Humble Submission to the Core

“‘Abdullah ibn Az-Zubayr, may Allah be pleased with him, used to prostrate in prayer until the birds would settle on his back thinking he was a wall.” “When Ibn Az-Zubayr was performing the prayer, it was as if he was a branch shaken by the wind and catapult shots would be falling here and there [...]

2017-11-04T00:02:02+00:00 November 4th, 2017|Islam|

The Prayer of Seeking Allah’s Guidance (Salat Al-Istikharah)

The Prophet was keen to teach the believers the Du’aa' (supplication) for Istikharah (seeking Allah’s guidance). Jaabir, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated: "The Prophet would instruct us to pray for guidance in all of our concerns, just as he would teach us a chapter from the Quran. He would say: “If any of [...]

2017-11-03T23:59:57+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Islam|
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