Fasting On The 9th of Dzulhijjah

“Mom, my teacher said I have to save for sacrificial animals. Why  do I have to sacrifice?” asked my son. “To share for those who are not able to so that they can enjoy the delicious taste of lamb meat or beef too,” I ...

The Etiquette Of Drinking ZamZam Water

The fuqaha’ (Islamic jurists) have stated that there is an etiquette considered mustahabb (recommended) for drinking ZamZam water. It has been said that one is to face the Ka’bah and pronounce bismillah, pausing to take a breath three times, before drinking one’s fill ...

ZamZam Water And Its History

Bismillahirrahmanirrahiim Praise be to Allah. May the peace and blessings of Allah be showered upon our Beloved Messenger, his family, companions, and those who follow them. “Verily, the first House (of worship) appointed for mankind was that at Bakkah (Makkah), full of ...

The Quba’ Mosque

When the Prophet (SAW) migrated to Madinah, he rested at Quba’ (a village near Al Madinah which has now has become one of its districts), at the house of Kulthum bin Al-Hadm of the tribe of Banu ‘Amr bin’ Awf. He ...

The Pillars Of Hajj

The definition of the pillars of Hajj is: activities that must be performed in the Hajj, and if they are not done, the individual’s Hajj is not valid. The pillars of Hajj are as follows:Ihram, the statement for beginning to perform Hajj ...

Wiping The Face After Prayers

Bismillah wal hamdulillah washShalatu wasSalamu ‘Ala Rasulillah Some people, when they finish making du’a or after the prayers wipe their face.  Is wiping one’s face after supplications (du’a) or after finishing the prayer (taslim) acceptable? Some Muslims who care about the ...

Performing Prayer When Food Has Been Served or When in Need of the Call of Nature

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions. We all have certainly experienced having to choose between prayer or eating when food ...