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Prayer, the Most Powerful Healer

{Pray to me and I will hear your prayer} (Surat Ghafir 40:60). “Say Du’a for me.” Your friend pleads as she goes to interview for a job. Muslims are accustomed to using du’a and prayer in a number of situations mentioned above, but often forget the power of prayer in healing. One is more likely to drink some herbal tea or …

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The Five kinds of Movements In Salah- A Fiqh Study

Abu Qatada (Radi Allahu anhu):  The Prophet (ﷺ) came out towards us, while carrying Umamah, the daughter of Abi Al-As (his granddaughter) over his shoulder. He prayed, and when he wanted to bow, he put her down, and when he stood up, he lifted her up.[ Al-Bukhari (516) and Muslim (543)] Abu Hurayrah (Radi Allahu anhu): The Prophet (ﷺ) said: Kill …

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How to do Wudu?

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The Prostration is an Independent act of Worship-

No scholar or disciple of Fiqh can deny Imam Ash-Shawkani’s rank and status among the greatest distinguished Islamic Jurists. He reached a level of Ijtihad that few people have attained. Imam Ash-Shawkani has left behind a hoard of treasure in the science of Fiqh,Usul,Aqeedah, Minhaj and Hadith.   After looking at his study titled, ”بحث في أن السجود بمجرد من …

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How Allah Prays for the Prophet

In surat Al-Ahzab (verse 56), Allah says that He, Most High, yusalli (prays) for the Prophet. First of all, it should be clear that the Glorious Qur’an and the purified Tradition (Sunnah) of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) are the references of every Muslim for the realization of the rules of Islam. The Qur’an can be understood …

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How to Unlock the Treasures of the Friday Sermon

Many courses and seminars have been organised both in our city and in others with the objective of developing the sermon givers and equipping them with the necessary tools to effectively communicate the message of Allah and His messenger (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) to the masses. This article, however, will not address the matter of the Friday sermon from the …

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Sermons & Community Concerns

Sermons in the mosque on Friday and after the regular prayers are an ideal time to exhort people to righteousness and give moral lessons. Bringing current events and community experiences into these sermons can make them more effective. When Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) completed the prayer, especially the noon prayer, he would often turn to his Companions and …

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Tips To Improve Concentration in Prayer

Mufti Menk has some important tips for us all.

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How Many Rakaahs Is the Tahajjud Prayer?

Tahajjud Prayer does not entail a specific number of rakaahs that must be performed, nor is there any maximum limit that may be performed. It would be fulfilled even if one prayed just one rakaah of Witr after Isha. Samurah ibn Jundub (may Allah be pleased with him) said: “The Messenger of Allah ordered us to pray during the night, …

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What the Prophet Muhammad did in his Sajdah on the Night of Power

“I happened to pray one night with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him. The Prophet started reciting al-Baqarah chapter of the Quran and I thought he would stop after 100 verses. But when he went beyond it I thought that he may want to recite the whole chapter in one Rakah. When he finished al-Baqarah I thought he …

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