The Feet in Salaat Introduction In this fourteenth century of the Islamic era, a recently mushroomed sect known as the Salafis, has invented some new rules which they believe are the Sunnat teachings of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). Inspite of their views being in conflict with the teachings of the Salf-e-Saaliheen belonging to the Noblest Ages of Islam (Khairul Quroon), they obstinately cling to their misguided opinions. Their … [Read more...]
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HOW TO PERFORM SALAAT Introduction Salah is a pillar of Din. Doing it just right in accordance with Sunnah is the responsibility of every Muslim. Unfortunately, we go about performing the cardinal dictates of Salah in a carefree manner following our whims, hardly caring to see that those dictates have to be carried out in the manner they were passed on to us by the Holy Prophet This is why most of our Salah offerings remain deprived of the … [Read more...]
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IMPORTANCE OF STRAIGHTENING THE SAFFS (in Salaat) The Qur’aan and Ahaadith are replete with advices of maintaining unity among Muslims. Almighty Allah advises us, ‘And hold firmly the rope of Allah and do not disunite.’ (Surah Aale-Imraan Aayat103) One way of enhancing unity and avoiding disunity is straightening our Saffs in Salaat. Consider the following Ahaadith: Nu’maan ibn Bashir (radhiallaahu anhu) narrates that Rasulullah … [Read more...]
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A PALACE IN JANNAH EVERYDAY Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, ‘Whoever performs 12 Rakaats of Salaat in one day excluding the Fardh Salaat, he will be granted a house in Jannah.’ (Sahih Muslim Hadith1691) These 12 Rakaats have been specifically enumerated in another narration as: the 2 Rakaats before Fajr, 4 Rakaats before Dhuhr, 2 Rakaats after Dhuhr, 2 Rakaats after Maghrib and 2 Rakaats after Esha. (Sunan Tirmidhi … [Read more...]
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SALAAT - SECOND PILLAR OF ISLAM by Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi [ra] … [Read more...]
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Sajda(Prostration) is a unique position or stance in the regular prayers, which a Muslim is supposed to offer at least five times a day. Although the basic purpose of obligatory prayers is not to provide an exercise for people yet it is being increasingly recognized that it has plenty of medical advantages for the human body. Here it is worth mentioning that Holy Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) has mentioned in a hadith in Ibn Maja: … [Read more...]