Straightening the Rows for the Prayer – its Rulings and Understanding

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Imaam An-Nawawee (rahimahullaah) stated: “And from the Sunan which have become disregarded and heedless in regard to, is the straightening of the rows and being close together within them, and yet he (‘alaihis … Continue reading

Matters Which Distinguish the Optional (Nafal) Prayers From the Obligatory Prayers – and Some Rulings Pertaining to Them

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد Shaikh Muhammad bin Saalih Al-‘Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah) mentioned a list of distinguishing points of difference between the optional (Nafal) prayers and the obligatory prayers – as listed below. As a point of note, in … Continue reading

The Virtues & Benefits of Praying Along With a Single Congregational Prayer

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين،  أما بعد   Al-Haafidh Ibn Hajar Al-Asqalaanee (rahimahullaah) mentioned some of the virtues and benefits associated to praying in the congregational prayer, he listed them as follows:   Responding to the Mu-adhin with the intention … Continue reading

The Prophet’s Eclipse Prayer Described & Some Common Questions Concerning it

الحمد لله وحده، والصلاة والسلام على من لا نبي بعده، وعلى آله وصحبه، أما بعد   The following portion is a translation of the well-known treatise: “Sifatu salaatin Nabi (sallaallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) le salaatil kusoof” by Shaikh Muhammad Naasir ud Deen Al-Albaanee (rahimahullaah). The Shaikh stated: …It then occurred to … Continue reading

Upon Arriving at The Very End of The Jumu’ah Prayer; Does One Go On To Complete it as a Jumu’ah or as a Dhuhr Prayer?

  Regarding the issue of a person arriving at the Masjid to find that the congregation has completed the two rak’ahs for the Jumu’ah prayer and are in the Tashahud and so he enters the rows and joins them in the prayer. Once the Imaam has given the Tasleem for … Continue reading

The Sunnah in Observing The Rukoo’ And The Subsequent Sujood Behind The Imaam – By Shaikh Al-Albaanee

  Shaikh Al-Albaanee (rahimahullaah) discusses the Sunnah in observing the rukoo’ behind the Imaam in a congregational prayer; and when those behind the Imaam should proceed to go into sujood after arising from the rukoo’ once the Imaam has already done so. The Shaikh (rahimahullaah) stated before citing the hadeeth: … Continue reading