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

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

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

Khushoo’ in the Prayer – its Attainment & the Types of People in Relation to it

الحمد لله وحده، والصلاة والسلام على من لا نبي بعده، وعلى آله وصحبه، أما بعد   The meaning of khushoo’ and its importance within the prayer:   Shaikh Saalih Al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah) said: The meaning of khushoo’ linguistically is: to humble oneself as well as to have submission for Allaah, The … Continue reading

The Ruling Concerning Walking Infront of The Praying Person – & The Statements of The Scholars Regarding It

 الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين، نبينا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين أما بعد   Bukhaaree and Muslim both report on the authority of Aboo Juhaim bin Al-Haarith bin As-Sammah Al-Ansaaree that the Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: ((If the one who passes in front … Continue reading

Shaikh Bin Baaz On The Types of Soorahs One Should Recite In The Five Daily Prayers After Soorah Al-Faatihah

  Shaikh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez bin Baaz (rahimahullaah) said: It is better in the Dhuhr prayer that it (the recitation) be done so from the mid-length Mufassal[1] soorahs such a soorah Al-Ghaashiyah and Al-Layl and Abasa and At-Takweer and Al-Infitaar – and the like of that. In the ‘Asr prayer it should … Continue reading