Wednesday , 15 August 2018

Salah

3.2.1 The Salah (Prayer)

The first of our acts that will be judged by Allah on the Day of Judgment is our prayer. If the prayer is good, all our other acts will be good. May Allah fill our scales with accepted prayers. Our salah or prayer is the special way we worship Allah.   In these lessons, you will not learn the whole ... Read More »

3.2.2 Times of the Five Prayers

Muslims are obligated to pray 5 times per day. Though most of us rely on calendars and watches to tell us the prayer time, in reality, the prayer times are determined by the position of the sun and the length of shadows. How to determine the times of the 5 prayers: Now watch this video to see how to determine ... Read More »

3.2.3 The Adhan and the Iqamah

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It is sunnah to say the adhan to announce the beginning of the 5 daily prayers. It is also sunnah to say the iqamah to let people know that the prayer is just about to begin. The words of the iqamah are very similar to the words of the adhan. Here is what you say: Read More »

3.2.4 Times in which Prayer is Makruh

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We say these are the times in which prayer is makruh, but really, it is haram to pray at these time. This type of makruh is known as “makruh tahrimi” (kind of like saying makruh to the point of being haram). Review: The Meaning of Makruh and Haram Makruh: A makruh act is one that Allah does not like, so ... Read More »

3.2.5 Conditions of Prayer

There are 5 conditions we must fulfill before we start our prayer. That means there are 5 things we have to do for prayer before we even start praying. These conditions are not part of the prayer. They are prerequisites we must take care of before and during the prayer. A prerequisite is something we are required to do even ... Read More »

3.2.7 Arkan al-Salah or the Fards of Prayer

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The Importance of the Arkan Arkan are the fard acts of any worship. Acts that are fard must never be skipped. If you skip a fard act, your prayer won’t be valid. Skipping a fard act will automatically disqualify your prayer. If you leave a fard by mistake or by forgetfulness, you must correct yourself. If you don’t correct yourself, ... Read More »

3.2.8 The Important Sunnahs of Prayer

Some acts in prayer are important sunnahs. If you leaves these, you need to make sujud al-sahw. Others acts in prayer are lesser sunnahs. Ab’aad of Prayer (The important sunnahs) There are six more acts in prayer that we should do regularly because they are very important sunnahs. That means they aren’t fard acts, but let’s try our best not ... Read More »

3.2.9 Correcting Mistakes in Prayer

What do you do if you made a mistake in your prayer? The answer is: it depends on what mistake you made. Remember, in your prayer, some acts are fard, some acts are ab’aad, and some are hay’ah. Can you name some acts of prayer that fall into each of those 3 categories? How to perform Sujud Al-Sahw You make ... Read More »

3.2.10 Things That Break The Prayer

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When you are praying, you are not allowed to do anything but the acts and words of prayer. In fact, if you do certain things, you prayer will break. Let’s take a look at the things that you CANNOT do while praying. If you do these things, it will break you prayer and you must start all over again. Read More »

3.2.11 The Differences Between Men and Women in Prayer

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The Differences Between Men and Women in Prayer In most of the prayer, men and women have to do the same movements and say the same things. However, there are some things which are recommended for men and women to do differently. MAN WOMAN 1 Holds his elbows away from his sides in sajdah Holds her elbows against her sides ... Read More »