On the occasion when Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) was on his way to Mount Tur to observe I’tikaaf of 40 days, to commune with Allah Ta’ala, and to receive the revelation of the Tauraah, he met an old man sitting on a rock crying profusely. Pitying the old man, Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) enquired of the reason for his grief.
The old man replied that he was Shaitaan and he was crying because Allah’s mercy extended on all beings except him. Although he too was Allah’s creature, he is being excluded from Allah’s mercy, hence he was shedding so many tears. Nabi Musaa (alayhis salaam) promised to raise the matter with Allah Ta’ala on Mount Tur. Read more... (405 words, estimated 1:37 mins reading time)
1. Hadrat Umar (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated ALLAH’s Messenger as saying, Should anyone falls asleep and fails to the perform supplication such as prayers which he normally made in the night, if he performs it between the dawn and the noon Salaah (Zuhar Salaah) it will be recorded for him as though he had recited it during the night. [Muslim]
2. Bismillah should be said if a (complete) surah is recited after surah al-Fatihah in the Salaah and if only a ruku (part of a surah) is recited, Bismillah need not be said. [Bahishti Zewar] Read more... (687 words, estimated 2:45 mins reading time)
Hadrat Abu Hurairah narrated that the Prophet recited in the two rak’ahs of Fajr Salaah (sunnah), surah al-Kafirun (CIX) and surah al-lkhlâS (CXII), In other tradition it has been reported that the Messenger of ALLAH said: How excellent these two surahs are that they are recited in Fajr Salaah (sunnah).
In some traditions recitation of other surahs (by the Prophet) has been reported. The Messenger of ALLAH (SallAllahu Ataihi Wa Sallam) used to recite in Fajr Salaah:
1. Surah at – Qaf (L) and passages (surahs) of similar length and his Salaah thereafter was short. [Muslim] Read more... (173 words, estimated 42 secs reading time)
Hadrat Abu Bakar (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that when anything came to ALLAH’s Messenger which caused pleasure (or by which he was made glad), he prostrated himself in gratitude to ALLAH the most high. [Mishkat -ul- Masabh]
Hadrat Abdul Rahman – bin Auf (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that when the messenger of ALLAH got the tidings that whoever invokes ALLAH’s blessings on the Prophet, ALLAH will be merciful on him, and whoever greets the Prophet, ALLAH will greet him, he offered a sajdah in gratitude. [Zad -ul- Ma’ad]
It has been narrated by Hadrat Ata that once he asked Hadrat Aishah (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anha) to tell him some very very curious thing about the Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam). She said: “There was nothing about the Prophet that was not extremely curious.” Read more... (328 words, estimated 1:19 mins reading time)
1. If any one or more of the wajibat (essentials of Salaah) Salaah are left out owing to forgetfulness, it is obligatory to perform Sajdatus Sahw which makes up the deficiency. If this is not done then the Salaah has got to be repeated. [Bahishti Zewar]
2. If any obligatory item of Salaah (Salaah) is inadvertently left out, the Salaah will not be valid even if Sajdatus Sahw is offered. In such a case the Salaah shall have to be repeated. [Durrul Mukhtar] Read more... (170 words, estimated 41 secs reading time)
It is narrated in the traditions that on standing up to Salaah the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) would say Allahu Akbar (ALLAH is most great), and saying this Takbir-e-Tahrimah, he would raise his hands upto his ears. He would then fold his hands, putting the right hand on the wrist of the left. Thereafter he would recite the SANA (HYMN). Then he would recite Surah FATIHAH at the end of which he would say Ameen. Read more... (916 words, estimated 3:40 mins reading time)
Q. “If one is offering prayers (salah) in congregation (Jama’ah) and he commits a mistake under which sajdah for repentence becomes mandatory, then, can he offer such a sajdah at the end of the prayers (salah)? If yes, please specify the correct procedure for the same and clarify the situations under which one must perform such a sajdah while in congregational prayers”. (Ibid) Read more... (706 words, 1 image, estimated 2:49 mins reading time)
Q. Some people seem to recite words used in Salah without moving their lips. What is the correct method?
A. Well, reciting words verbally is necessary in salah, no matter how low the voice is. But, the movement of the tongue, and the movement of lips in the required words, is necessary. Now, if a person stands in salah and recites everything within his heart, his salah will remain simply unperformed.
Q. Some people look here and there while in salah. Is this permissible? Read more... (788 words, estimated 3:09 mins reading time)
Moreover, the sign of Allah being there in our lives is that come what may, first and foremost the attention goes onto Him alone. Like a child who gets hurts while playing round the avenue and cries out for his mother (although his mother is nowhere near him at the spot). But this is because it is subscribed there in his heart that my safe haven is my mother. Likewise, a Momin too immediately calls out onto Allah, goes in Sajdah, rings the call and makes a connection. That is also what the customs of our predecessors portray that where they heard lightening and thunder strike, they used to assemble in the masjids. Where they foresaw a mishap, they went into prostration. Where they had a storm in their lives they started knocking at the door of their merciful Lord. Read more... (257 words, estimated 1:02 mins reading time)