Fasting and the Rulings of Menstrual, Postnatal, and Irregular Bleeding

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Introduction   The natural bleeding which comes upon a woman is of three types:[1] The menstrual period. Postnatal bleeding. Irregular (non-menstrual) bleeding. Mentioned in this article are the rulings for each of these … Continue reading

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

That Moment in Which You Were in Close Acquaintance With Your Lord

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد Al-‘Allaamah Muhammad bin Saalih Al-‘Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah) said:   “The greatest blessing upon the person is that he is guided to Islaam, as He, The Most High, said: الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ … Continue reading

Doubts in the Prayer – Their Rulings & When to Ignore them

  الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد The following compilation of statements and fataawa seek to make clear the common problem of doubts occurring when a person is engaged in prayer: Doubts Are to be Paid No Attention to in … 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 Categories of Movements Within the Prayer & Their Rulings

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Shaikh Muhammad bin Saalih Al-‘Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah) was asked: Esteemed Shaikh; movement within the prayer nullifies it, there is no doubt in that; however when an insect comes during the prayer upon the face … Continue reading

How Many Takbeers Does One Make When Joining the Congregational Prayer & the Imaam is in Rukoo’ or Other Than it?

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Shaikh Muhammad bin Saalih Al-‘Uthaimeen (rahimahullaah) said:   “It has preceded that if one reaches the Imaam whilst he is in a state of rukoo’, then the author of the text (of Zaad … Continue reading

Ibn Al-Qayyim’s List of the Best Forms of Worship & an Account of When & How to Perform Them

الحمد لله وحده، والصلاة والسلام على من لا نبي بعده، وعلى آله وصحبه، أما بعد   Ibn Al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said:   “The best forms of worship are the actions that are in accordance to the pleasure of The Lord , The Most High, at all times – according to the … Continue reading

Factors Which Aid a Person Upon the Performance of Worship Specifically During Ramadhaan

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين،  أما   Shaikh Muhammad bin Haadi Al-Madkhali (hafidhahullaah) said:   “There are four factors which the scholars have mentioned that aid upon the performance of worship, there are four things[1] that aid upon the performance of … 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