The Excellence of The First Ten Days of Dhil-Hijjah & How The Salaf Were Within Them

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد The Excellence of The First Ten Days of Dhil-Hijjah:   Allaah, The Most High stated: وَالْفَجْرِ وَلَيَالٍ عَشْرٍ ((By the dawn. And by the ten nights)) (Al-Fajr: 1-2)   Ibn Katheer (rahimahullaah) said: “The … Continue reading

Rulings on Medical Issues and Similar Matters Related to Fasting

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   The rulings on bleeding whilst fasting and extracting blood   Q: A fasting person bleeds, should he break his fast or complete it? Shaikh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez bin Baaz (rahimahullaah) said: “Blood emanating from the … Continue reading

The Attainment of Taqwa – the Purpose and Wisdom of Fasting

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Allaah, The Mighty and Majestic said: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ ((O you who believe; fasting is prescribed upon you just as it … Continue reading

Some of the Distinguishing Features and Virtues of the Month of Ramadhaan – by Shaikh Al-Fawzaan

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Shaikh Saalih Al-Fawzaan (hafidhahullaah) said:   Indeed; Allaah, The Glorious and Most High, has characterised the month of Ramadhaan from the other months with immense virtues, and has distinguished it with many distinctive … Continue reading

Worshipping the Dead – 21 Grave Errors the Grave Worshippers Fall Into

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Shaikh Sulaimaan[1] bin ‘Abdillaah bin Muhammad bin ‘Abdil-Wahhaab (rahimahullaah) said:   Know that due to the building of structures over the graves; corruptions have occurred which cannot be encompassed in detail except by … 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

Performing the Optional Prayer Before the Friday Sermon – An Opportunity to Attain Great Reward

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Some hadeeth pertaining to praying the optional (nafl) prayer before the Friday sermon and their understanding:   On the authority of Aboo Hurairah (radhiyallaahu ‘anhu) who said that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu … Continue reading

Sincerity & The Purity of Intention – Readings from Siyar

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   The following are a selection of illustrations cited by Imaam Adh-Dhahabee in his book: Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa of the virtuous characteristic of sincerity and the purity of intention as possessed by the Salaf … Continue reading

10 Immense Qualities of the First 10 Days of Dhul-Hijjah

الحمد لله رب العالمين، وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، أما بعد   Imaam Ibn Al-Jawzee (rahimahullaah) listed the qualities and virtues of the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah, he said regarding them:   The first: Allaah, The Mighty and Majestic swore by them, for He … 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