Lexically, the word Zakah covers two meanings.
2. Growth and increase
In the terminology of the Quran and Sunnah, Zakah is the portion of asset that is made mandatory to be spent in the ways specified by Allah Ta’ala.
Benefits of Zakah
Zakah has two straightforward benefits.
Firstly, the payer himself gets purified from inner germs of the spiritual diseases.
Secondly, Zakah helps those who are not able to fulfill their needs independently. For e.g. orphans, widows, handicaps, poor people etc.
Allah Ta’ala says in Surah Taubah: Read more... (383 words, estimated 1:32 mins reading time)
1. NOT TO PERFORM A SUNNAT OF NAMAAZ INTENTIONALLY.
2. TO PLAY WITH YOUR CLOTHES OR BODY.
3. TO WEAR UNSUITABLE CLOTHES WHICH ONE WOULD NOT WEAR IN FRONT OF RESPECTABLE PEOPLE.
4. LEANING AGAINST SOMETHING IN NAMAAZ.
5. TURNING YOUR HEAD TO THE LEFT AND RIGHT WITHOUT NEED
6. PRAYING WHILE FACING SOMEONE
7. PRAYING WHILE YOU NEED TO ANSWER THE CALL OF NATURE
8. PRAYING ON LAND OTHER THAN YOUR OWN WITHOUT THE OWNER’S PERMISSION
9. PRAYING FACING A STOVE OR FIREPLACE Read more... (621 words, estimated 2:29 mins reading time)
1. Not performing a condition from one of the outside conditions of namaaz (shart)
2. Not performing a fard element of namaaz
3. To talk in namaaz whether intentionally or by mistake (forgetfulness)
4. To make a dua in the namaaz similar to the dua of common people for example: O Allah marry me to fulaana. Or to say Oh Allah give me apples to eat I’m hungry.
5. To return salaams to someone with your tongue or shaking hands
6. Amali katheer-performing such an action by which an observer has the impression that one is certainly not performing namaaz Read more... (431 words, estimated 1:43 mins reading time)
The adhan and iqamah are sunnah muakkidah for:
Fard salaat and jumah
For ada (on time) and qaza (after time)
For the one who is in his hometown and a musafir (traveller)
For men, but it is makrooh for women
It is makrooh:
To call the adhan in a singing tone;
Call the adhan without being in wudhu or ghusl;
By a boy who cannot understand;
By an insane or drunk person
By a woman;
By a faasiq;
By one sitting
Talking during adhan and iqamah; Read more... (132 words, estimated 32 secs reading time)
The virtue of this night established from Ahadith is that from the very beginning of the night Allah Ta’ ala turns with special mercy and attention towards the creation and forgives those who repent and seeks forgiveness. Every Muslim should therefore value this night. Turn towards Allah Ta’ ala with sincere regret and shame over sins committed and make a promise never to return to sin again and seek forgiveness from Allah Ta’ala. Seek forgiveness for oneself and all Muslims, living and deceased. Have firm hope and resolution in the heart that Allah Ta’ ala will surely show mercy and forgiveness. Read more... (1765 words, estimated 7:04 mins reading time)
1. It is the duty of the muqtadis to choose the person who possesses the best characteristics from among all those who are present and to appoint him as the imam. If there are several people who are worthy of imaamat and they are all equal, then they should act according to the decision of the majority. That is, they should choose the person whom the majority of the people prefer. If they choose someone who is less capable despite there being a person who is more capable, they will be guilty of abandoning the sunnah. Read more... (2975 words, estimated 11:54 mins reading time)
1. Jama’at is a prerequisite for the salaats of jumu’ah and the two eids. In
other words, these salaats are not valid when offered alone. Read more... (647 words, estimated 2:35 mins reading time)
1. Makruh is that act with which salaat does not break
but the reward diminishes and it is sinful.
2. It is makruh to play with one’s clothing, body,
jewellery, or to remove pebbles. However, if one cannot make sajdah
because of the pebbles, he could move them once or twice with his hands.
3. It is makruh to do the following in salaat: to
crack one’s fingers, to rest one’s hands on one’s hips, to turn one’s head and
look to the left or right. However, if one looks at something by glancing
sideways without turning one’s head, then this is not makruh. However, to
do this without any real need is also not good. Read more... (1468 words, estimated 5:52 mins reading time)
1. It is wajib to recite the Quran correctly. Every
letter should be pronounced correctly. Just as there are differences in
pronouncing the “ain” and “hamza”, there are similar differences
in pronouncing the following letters:
All these have to be pronounced correctly and no letter
should be pronounced in place of another.
2. If a person is unable to pronounce a particular letter
correctly, it is incumbent on him to practise pronouncing it correctly. If he
does not make an effort to pronounce it correctly, he will be a sinner and no
salaat of his will be correct. However, even if he is unable to correct himself
after making concerted efforts, then there is no compulsion. Read more... (387 words, 5 images, estimated 1:33 mins reading time)