Prayer #14: Sitting in between the two prostrations & # 15: Rise to the next rakaat

  Prayer #14: Sitting in between the two prostrations After finishing the prostration, rise to recite takbir (Allahu Akbar) and then stretch out your left foot, sit upon your left foot, enforced by your right foot, and expose your toes to the ...

Prayer #12: Standing i’tidal

In a Muslim prayer, the Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam, raised both his hands while standing i’tidal (after ruku’) in the way as is done on takbiratul ihram.  As noted in the following hadiths:   1. Abu Hurairah, Radhiyallahu Anhu, ...

Prayer # 11: Ruku

After reading the verses of the Qur’an, then the Prophet, Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam, paused for a moment (Abu Dawud and Hakim, legalized by Hakim and approved by Dzahabi. According to Ibnu Qayyim, the pause was around one breath in length), then ...

Prayer # 10: Recitation after Al-Fatiha

After reading Surah Al-Fatihah we can read any Surah we want from the Qur’an. As mentioned in the following hadith: Narrated Abu Huraira, Radhiyallahu Anhu: Allah’s Messenger, Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam, said: “When you stand for prayer, ...

Prayer #8: Read Ta’awwudz

  The Prophet, Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam, used to recite ta’awwudz which reads: A’uudzubillaahi minasy syaithoonirrojiimi min hamzihi wa nafkhihi wa naftsihi I seek refuge in Allah from the accursed devil, from madness, from pride, and from his disgraceful verse. (Abu Dawud, Ibnu Majah, ...

Prayer # 7: Iftitah

Prayers of iftitah that were read by the Prophet, Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam, are manifold. 1. Narrated Abu Huraira, Radhiyallahu Anhu: Allah’s Messenger, Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam, observed silence between his reciting of takbir and reciting of the Qur’an. I ...

Prayer # 4 & 5: Takbeer & The Raising Of Both Hands

  # 4. Takbeer The Prophet, Sallallahu ‘Alaihi wa  Sallam, always began the prayer by reciting Takbeer, ‘Allahu akbar’ (Hadith narrated by Muslim and Ibn Majah ) and he had ordered as such to a person who was wrong in his prayer. ...

Prayer #3: Standing

  The Prophet (SAW) performed prayers, fard or sunnah, while standing up, according to the Qur’an,  QS Al-Baqarah 2: 238 Maintain with care the [obligatory] prayers and [in particular] the middle prayer and stand before Allah ...

Prayer # 2: Niyah (Intention)

# 2: Niyah (Intention) In the Islamic Religion, Niyah is the intention to do something, because the reward of a person depends upon his/her intention. Narrated Umar bin Al-Khattab (RA),  Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions and ...

How to Do Wudu (Ablution) According to the Prophet, Salallahu Alaihi Wassalam

Ablution is something that must be done before Muslims perform prayers. Prayer will not be valid if the person does not make ablutions. Abdullah bin Umar (RA) said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah (SAW) saying: ...

Conditions of Wiping over Khuff and Na’l (Shoes and Slipper) during Wudhu (Ablution)

Bismillahirrahmanirrahiim Praise be to Allah From Safwan ibn ‘ Assal – radhiallahu anhu – he said : كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يأمرنا إذا كنا سفرا أن لا ننزع خفافنا ثلاثة أيام ولياليهن إلا من جنابة ولكن من غائط وبول ونوم ” ...