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 ...

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 #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 #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 ...

Sholat 101: The journey to Allah, recited Al-Fatihah in every raka’at of prayer

In the name of Allah the Most Loving and Love-Giving. All Praise to be to Allah O Muslima.. Have we strived to ensure our sholat (prayers) are what the Prophet has taught? The performance of Sholat (prayer) was “the first act of worship” ...

Sholat 101 (Part Two): Sunnah Prayers are to cover the deficiency of Fard Prayers

Beside compulsory prayers (Sholatul waajib), there are sholat Rawatib (Sunnah Mu’akkadah). These kinds of prayers (sholat) are really suggested to do sometime before or / and after doing the compulsory ones. Rawatib prayer (certain supererogatory exercises of optional prayers) is recommended that ...