The purpose and importance of the Five Pillars: Islam 2.10/2.11

The Pillars are important acts of worship that develop the Muslim character and strengthen Islam. Muslims are commanded by Allah to carry out these duties … Continue reading

The Daily Prayers of a Muslim and the Ablutions (Islam 2.3)

An Introduction Muslims are obligated to pray to Allāh five set times each day. This prayer is called the Salāh. It is the second pillar … Continue reading

The Practice of Prayer in the Life of a Muslim: Salāh (Islam 2.4)

Islam 2.4 The Practice Of Prayer The Prayer Each prayer out of the Five Daily prayers consists of a fixed number of Rak’ahs (or units) … Continue reading

Introduction To The Five Pillars (Islam 2.1)

2.1 Introduction To The Five Pillars The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “Islām is built upon five: The declaration that there is … Continue reading

The Importance of Prayer in Islam and the Perils of being Negligent Regarding it

Islaam gives the highest of stations to the prayer, it has the highest of levels and greatest position after the testimony of faith (the shahaadatayn). … Continue reading

Imaam al-Barbahaaree: “Shortening the prayer on a journey is a Sunnah.” Explanation of Shaikh al-Fawzaan

In the name of Allaah, Most Merciful, Bestower of Mercy. Imaam Abu Muhammad Al-Hasan b. `Alee b. Khalaf al-Barbahaaree (died 329H, rahimahullaah) stated in his Sharhus-Sunnah (point 35): … Continue reading

Guarding & Preserving The Prayer & How To Pray In Congregation

The Five Daily Prayers Are Worth Fifty On The Scales of Good Deeds Abu Dharr (radiyallaahu `anhu) narrated regarding the Night Journey and Ascension through … Continue reading

Ahmad an-Najmee’s Kitaab at-Tawheed Chapter 4: The Call To Testify To The Fact That None Has The Right To Be Worshipped Except Allaah

“Ash-Sharh al-Moojaz al-Mumahhad li Tawheed al-Khaaliq al-Mumajjad alladhi allafahu Shaikhul-Islaam Muhammad” (The Concise, Simple and Straight-forward Explanation of the Tawheed of the Exalted Creator – … Continue reading

Changing One’s Niyyah During the Prayer

Changing One’s Niyyah During the Prayer Changing one’s niyyah during the prayer (after beginning it) is an important topic that has been clarified by Ibn … Continue reading

Six Authentic Modes of Dhikr After the Salaah

Six Authentic Modes of Dhikr After the Salaah Allaah’s Messenger (salallaahu alaihi wassallam) would make tasbeeh (glorify Allaah), tahmeed (praise Him) and takbeer (extol His … Continue reading