All About Al Israa wal Meraaj

بسم الله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله

Dear brothers/sisters, Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatuhu.

Every year in the month of Rajab we find Muslims around the world discussing about this unique event that took place in the glorious life of Prophet Muhammad sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam.

It has become a common ‘belief’ among us that this fascinating episode took place in the month of Rajab while the fact is something else!

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Friday Sermon on ‘the New Academic Year’

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As mentioned here, the topic of the Jumu’ah Khutbah in the UAE on Friday, the 26th August 2016, was on ‘The New Academic Year’.

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New Pages and Updates

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Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuhu.

I wish to inform teachers, subscribers and blog visitors that I have added two Pages during this weekend and updated a few pages, alhamdullillaah.

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Seeking Forgiveness in the Month of Forgiveness

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It is as if just now Ramadhaan started, and see how fast we are in to its ninth day!  Truly, these أَيّامًا مَعدودٰتٍ limited number of days pass faster than we think! Subhanallaah!

Imaam Shafi’ said the truth when he compared life to an ice-cube. It melts quickly and in no time! One day death will strike us, and we will be no more!!

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Islamic Education Series

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Islamic Education Series Grades 1-12 by Maulvi Abdul Aziz

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Salatul Janazah

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1. Define the following terms:

a) Qeerat: Huge rewards like a huge mountain

b) Kafan: Clean piece of white cloth wrapped over the dead body

c) Ghusul: Giving a wash to a dead body

d) Salatul Janazah: It means the funeral prayer. It is performed while standing.

2. What should Muslims do if one among them dies? 
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Take care of your LIFELINE before you meet your DEADLINE!

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Sharing an incredibly meaningful picture! Subhanallaah. 

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Ramadhaan Mubaarak :)

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Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuhu.

When the mega month of Ramadhaan rises in a Muslim’s life, he compliments himself on this singular good fortune and becomes agog with excitement. He has been given a golden opportunity to refine himself through fasting and through the spiritual nourishment of the glorious Qur’an. The whole community rises to the occasion and greets the month which brings in its wake innumerable possibilities and privileges.  

In this splendid scenario, this Post is dedicated to all brothers & sisters in Islam, alhamdulillah.

While I wish you a Happy Ramadhaan, I pray to Allah to shower His choicest Blessings upon you and your family in this blessed month, and all throughout the year. May Allah give us the Tawfeeq to put things into practice and may He accept all our sincere efforts and endeavours. Aameen

Do not forget me and my family in your sincere du’aa. Thank you, and Jazakallaahu Khayra. 

Your brother in Islam, MuQeet

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Salatul Witr

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1. What did Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) advise Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallah anhu) to do?

Abu Hurayrah said, “My beloved friend enjoined upon me to do three things, and I will never stop doing them till I die: to fast three days of every month, to pray Salatud Duha, and to pray Salatul Witr before I sleep”.

2. When is Witr prayer performed?

The Witr prayer is performed after Salatul Ishaa.

3. How many rak’aats are in Witr prayer?

Three rak’aats.

4. What is the name of the special du’aa you should say during Witr?

It is called Du’aa al Qunoot

Salatud Duha

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1. When is Salatud Duha performed?

It is offered little after sunrise until before Zuhr prayers.

2. Is Salatud Duha a Fard or a voluntary prayer?

Salatud Duha is a voluntary prayer.

3. How many Rak’aat are there in Salatud Duha? How many did the Prophet perform?

Salatud Duha can be prayed between 2 to 12 rak’aats.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) often use to pray 2 or 4 rak’aat.

4. What are the benefits of performing Salatud Duha?

According to one hadeeth, “Whoever regularly prays the two rak’aat of Duha his sins are forgiven even if they are as plentiful as the foam of the sea”.

The Voluntary Prayers

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1. What is the difference between Salatul Fardh and Salatus Sunnah?

Salatul Fard are the compulsory prayers which a Muslim must perform and Salatus Sunnah are the encouraged prayers.

2. What is Sunnah Ratibah? Give one example.

Sunnah Ratibah are those prayers offered by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) regularly at fixed times. For example: 2 Rak’ahs before Fajr Salah

3. What is Salatut Tataw’wo? Give one example.

Salatut Tataw’wo  are the voluntary prayers which were encouraged by the Prophet (peace be upon him). For example: the Tahajjud prayer, late night prayer.

4. What is the reward for praying Sunnah regularly?

The reward we will get for praying Sunnah regularly is a house in Jannah.

5. List the times that are not good for Salatut Tataw’wo.

  • After Fajr prayer until the sun rises up a little.
  • The few minutes before the Athan of Salatuz Zuhr.
  • After Salatul Witr
  • Between Salatul Asr and Maghrib.
  1. What is the other name for Salatut Tataw’wo?

Salatun Nafl is the other name for Salatut Tataw’wo

Salatul Musafir: The Traveller’s Prayer

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1. What does Salatul Musafir mean?

It means ‘the Traveller’s Prayer’.

2. What does Qasr mean?

It means ‘to shorten the prayer’.

3. What does Jam’ mean?

It is ‘to combine the prayers’.

4. What should you do if you are travelling and want to pray?

I will ensure that I pray Salatul Musafir.

5. What are the prayers that you can shorten?

While in travel, I can shorten Zuhr, Asr and Ishaa prayers.

6. What are the prayers that you can join together?

While in travel, I can combine Zuhr with Asr, and Maghrib with Ishaa.

7. What are the Sunnah prayers that Rasoolullah (peace be upon him) used to pray even during travel?

Rasoolullah (peace be upon him) used to pray the Sunnah of Fajr and Witr even during travel.

8. Describe what a sick person should do in the following situations:

a. He could not stand in prayer

b. She could not stand, make rukoo or sujood.

c. She could not stand or even sit.

Ans. a) He can sit and pray.

Ans. b) She can pray while sitting or lying.

Ans. c) She can pray while lying down.

Ramadhaan Mubaarak :)

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuhu.

Presenting some Ramadhaan and fasting related articles, du’aas, e-books, fatwas, presentations etc. for the benefit of one and all, inshaa’Allah. 

Motivation:

This Rejoicing Has No Parallel!

View this Ramadhaan Presentation, Inshaa’Allah

Welcome Ramadhaan:

Don’t Miss Ramadhaan’s First Night 

Resourceful:

The Qur’an and Hadeeth on Fasting in Ramadhaan

The Book of Fasting – Kitab al Sawm – An Extract from Sahih Muslim

Please consider this:

A Letter to All Muslim Brothers….about sisters!

Qur’an and You:

8 Easy Steps to Recite the Entire Qur’an (As pdf, added on 8.7.2013)

Qur’an Central

Making the Most of Ramadhaan Must Read This!

Why am I reading the Qur’an?

Du’aas – Supplications:

Basic Ramadhaan Du’aas + The most comprehensive du’aa ever!

Try this du’aa this Ramadhaan and feel the difference :)

A Beautiful Du’aa

In the footsteps of our Role Model:

The Prophet sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam in Ramadhaan

A Journey with the beloved Prophet sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam

It is Sunnah to Avoid These Mistakes  :)

Some Common Mistakes in Ramadhaan

Why not memorize some ahadeeth this Ramadhaan?

200 Golden Hadiths

Salatut-Taraweeh:

A Beautiful Hadeeth on Qiyam al Layl

The Night Prayer in Ramadhaan (Taraweeh/Qiyamal Layl)

When will this mass slaughter stop? A critique on the way Taraweeh is offered in some places :(

Qiyaamul Layl: Taraweeh Prayer

Fatwas:

Rulings and Virtues of Fasting in Ramadhaan

Need some clarification on Fasting? Visit this Fatwa Site (Very Useful)

Have Dates, Follow the Sunnah  :)

Dates in the Qur’an and the Sunnah

Our Days and Nights in Ramadhaan:

A Day and A Night in Ramadhaan

Your Day in Ramadhaan

Islam’s Decisive Battle, the Battle of Badr:

The Battle of Badr

Yaum al Furqaan

Essentials of Ramadhaan and Fasting:

Fasting: Spiritual & Health Benefits

Essentials of Ramadhaan

Why Do Muslims Fast?

The Nature of Fasting

A Booklet on Ramadhaan

Subject of History

The Message of Ramadhaan

The Wisdom Behind Fasting

A Ramadhaan Challenge for the Family

A School for Training the Soul

Laylatul Qadr:

The Golden Moments

In the Shade of the Night of Qadr

Zakat al Fitr and Eid al Fitr 

A Presentation on Eid-ul-Fitr

Eid in the House of the Messenger of Allah :)

Eid Essentials

Zakat al Fitr

Zakat al-fitr by Shaykh Muhammad Salih al Munajjid

Eid Takbeer :)

Lessons to learn and imbibe, Inshaa’Allah:

Lessons from Ramadhaan

Keeping Ramadhaan Alive For the Rest of the Year

Ramadhaan in History: 

Ramadhaan Diary

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May Allah give us the Tawfeeq and Hidayah to spend the month of Ramadhaan in the best manner possible, Inshaa’Allah. Aameen.

Taken from my Qur’an Blog 🙂

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Salat-ut-Taraweeh

1. In Arabic, Taraweeh means ‘to relax in short rests’. Why do you think we call the night prayers of Ramadan Salat-ut-Taraweeh?

This is because we take a short break after every two Rak’aat.

2. How was the Prophet considerate of his followers? Why were his actions wise?

* He was considerate as he did not pray Taraweeh in Jama’ah every night.

* His actions were wise because he knew if he prayed with them every night Muslims would then take Taraweeh as compulsory.

3. What is the difference between Salat-ut-Taraweeh and Qiyam-ul-Layl?

Salat-ut-Taraweeh                                                          

1. Prayed right after Ishaa prayer

2. Has definite number of Rak’aats (8 or 20)

3. Prayed only in Ramadan

Qiyam-ul-Layl

1. Prayed in the middle of the night or before Fajr.

2. No definite number of Rak’ahs

3. Prayed in Ramadan and in other months as well.

4. What is Salat-ut-Taraweeh?

These are special prayers offered in the month of Ramadan.

5. Is it Fardh (compulsory) or Sunnah (encouraged)?

It is Sunnah.

6. How and when does a person pray Taraweeh?

* It is prayed in the units of Two Rak’aats.

* It can be prayed as 8 or 20 Rak’aats.

* It is prayed right after Ishaa prayer, and before Witr prayer.

7. Why is it good to pray Taraweeh?

As all our past sins will be forgiven, it is good for us to pray Taraweeh in all the nights of Ramadan.

Mubtilaat-us-Salah: Things That Break the Prayer

1. In what case will laughing not break your prayer?

If there is no noise then the prayer will not be broken.

2. What is awrah?

The parts of the body that must be covered are called awrah.

3. Describe the proper prayer awrah for boys.

From the shoulder to the knees.

4. Describe the proper prayer awrah for girls.

Everything except for the face and hands.

5. Does your prayer count if, by accident, you do not face the qiblah?

Yes.

6. Why do you think Allah made some actions break our prayers?

Because these actions break our concentration while praying.

7. What is Qiblah?

It is the direction of Ka’bah in Makkah.

8. What is Sujood-us-Sahow?

Two Sajdahs performed before tasleem to make up for a mistake done during prayer.