Salah(prayer) Tips.

Here are 30 practical ways to improve and benefit from our Salat: Today we have indeed come to treat the Prayer (Salah) as something insignificant in our lives. Very often we hear our elders say, “I will start praying when the time comes.” Others, specially the younger Muslims, do not find much comfort, and joy […]

The Power of Prayer. A True Story.

Muniba, a young Muslim university student, was home for the summer. She had gone to visit some sisters one evening & the time passed quickly as each shared their various experiences of the past year.  She ended up staying longer than she had planned.  Evening came & Muniba had to walk home alone, but she […]

The Hidden Gems of Fajr.

For many of us, waking up for Fajr can be difficult and burdensome however, there are some virtues that we fail to realise .    1) Oath by Fajr. As Muslims, we are not allowed to take oaths by anyone other than Allah But Allah, the Most Majestic can take an oath by anything he wishes […]

Ruling on Abandoning Salaah.

Salaah (Praying) is one of the main pillars of this religion, it is the link between the servant and his Lord. The Prophet, Peace Be upon Him, said about Salaah: “The first thing of your religion that you will lose is trusteeship, and the last thing that you will lose of your religion is salaah.” […]

Ruling on Witr Prayer.

Salatu al-Witr is a prayer that can be performed at the time after isha’a (night-time prayer) till fajr (dawn prayer) to seek closeness to Almighty Allah, it is a confirmed Sunnah from the Prophet, Peace Be upon Him, but the one who does not perform witr prayer is not considered a sinner, but it is […]

Muslim Prayer Postures Found in the Bible.

Prayer holds a very important place in the religion of Islam.  It is the second pillar of faith and the act of ritual prayer is performed five times every day.  There is great power entrenched in the postures of prayer not the least of which is that it establishes and reinforces our connection to God.  […]

Don’t Abandon this Jewel.

‘Umar (RA) became unconscious after he was stabbed, and according to Al Miswar bin Makhramah, it was said: “Nothing would wake him up except the call to prayer, if he is still alive.” They said to him, “The prayer has finished, O Chief of the Faithful!” He woke up and said, “The prayer, by Allah! […]

Funeral Prayer in Absentia.

A number of people sent me queries concerning the correct opinion on praying salat al-janazah in absentia (on a person who is not present). The question was obviously relevant since people all over the world prayed salat al-janazah for Shaykh ibn Baz rahimahullah. Before I briefly answer the question, I would like to mention the fact that this occurrence (that so many […]

Connecting the Lines for Prayer.

Ibn ‘Umar radiallahu ‘anhu reported that Allah Messenger sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Establish your lines straight, for indeed the angels pray in lines. Align your shoulders, close the gaps, yield your hands to your brothers, and do not leave any gaps for Shaytan. Whoever connects a line, Allah maintains him, and whoever breaks a line, Allah cuts him off.” [Ahmad, […]