There are certain times Dua is more likely to be accepted by Allah (SWT) as mentioned by Prophet (pbuh). Some of these times are as follows:
1. THE LAST THIRD OF THE NIGHT
The Prophet (pbuh) said: “When it is the last third of the night, our Allah (SWT), the Blessed, the Superior, descends every night to the heaven of the world and says, ‘Is there anyone who invokes Me (demand anything from Me), that I may respond to his invocation; Is there anyone who asks Me for something that I may give (it to) him; Is there anyone who asks My forgiveness that I may forgive him?” (Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 75, Number 333) Read more... (373 words, estimated 1:30 mins reading time)
Hadrat ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ud (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that he never saw the Messenger of ALLAH (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) observe a Salaah out of its proper time with the exception of two, the sunset (Maghrib Salaah) and the night Salaah (Isha Salaah), which he combined, and the dawn Salaah (Fajar Salaah) which he observed that day (i.e. at Muzdalifa) before its proper time. [Bukhari, Muslim]
Hadrat ‘Abdullah – bin ‘Umar (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated to have said that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) combined the sunset (Maghrib Salaah) and the night (Isha Salaah) Salaah. [Bukhari] Read more... (298 words, estimated 1:12 mins reading time)
Rule Of Action
If a person left Arafat before sunset, a Dam would be obligatory despite the fact that he might have left Arafat in order to take hold of stray camel or a to look for a person. If indeed he returned before sunset, the Dam would be eliminated but if he returned after sunset the Dam would stand. (Zubda).
In case of your failure in offering sacrifice or performing Tawaf-e-Ziyarat even on the 11th day, you should accomplished to day is only to perform Rami on the three Jamarat just as you have already done on the 11th Zilhijja. Now your stay any more in Mina for a Rami on the 13 th Zilhijja depends upon your own choice. If you desire, you may proceed to Makkah after being free from Rami on the 12th Zilhijja provided you leave Mina before Sunnat. Your leaving Mina will stand Makroh in case the sun of 12th Zilhijja has already set while you are still in Mina. Read more... (239 words, estimated 57 secs reading time)
The Most Important Practice Of The 10th ZilHijja
Other than Ihram there are only two fundamentals and Fardh obligations of Hajj. The First is Waqof-e-Arafat and the 2nd is Tawaf-e-Ziyarat of 10th Zilhijja. According to Sunnat this Tawaf is to be performed after your being free from Rami, sacrifice and Halq ; but the Fardh stands discharged even if Tawaf-e-Ziyarat is performed prior to all these practices. Read more... (321 words, estimated 1:17 mins reading time)
The Rami At Jamrat-Ul-Aqaba
Today on reaching Mina, the first thing to do is the Rami at Jamarat-ul-Aqaba which is Wajib on this very day. It may please be noted that there are three such places in Mina which are called as Jamarat. Seven pebbles are pelted on each of these Jamarat. The first Jamra is near the mosque of Mina i.e. Masjid-e-Khaif. It is called Jamrat-ul-‘Ola. The 2nd Jamra is next to the first and is called Jamrat-ul-Aqaba is situated at the end of Mina. Today on the 10th Zilhijja, you are to perform Rami with seven pebbles on Jamrat-ul-Aqaba only. Rami literally means pelting of stones or pebbles. This Rami is observed as a memorial of that approved action of Hazrat Ibrahim (Abraham) which he did at the time he took his son Hazrat Isma’il (Ishamel) for offering him as sacrifice and the satan tried to mislead him. At that time Hazrat Ibrahim repelled the satan by throwing pebbles at him. Read more... (1195 words, estimated 4:47 mins reading time)
1. Do not enter the Masjid without Wudhoo it is makrooh.
2. It is haraam to enter the masjid when you need a bath (ghusl).
3. Be dressed properly and respectfully when coming to the Masjid. (Some people enter the Masjid with T-shirts, denims or some other disrespectful and unlawful style of dress. This is highly disrespectful and is a violation of the sanctity of the Masjid.) Read more... (934 words, estimated 3:44 mins reading time)
I’tikaf of the last ten days of Ramadhan is the only Masnoon I’tikaf. This Masnoon I’tikaf is Sunnatul Muak-kadah alal Kifayah. If a few or even just one person observes this I’tikaf in a particular area/neighbourhood, the duty will be discharged on behalf of the entire community of that locality. On the otherhand, if no one observes this I’tikaf, the whole community will be guilty of neglecting a Sunnatul Muakkadah obligation. Such neglect is sinful.
(1) The Mu’takif (the one who observes I’tikaf will enter the Musjid before sunset of the 20th day of Ramadhan. Read more... (141 words, estimated 34 secs reading time)
(1) It is Mustahab to hasten with Iftar (breaking the fast) as soon as the sun has set.
(2) Iftar should be made before the Maghrib Salat.
(3) The Muath-thin should make Iftar before proclaiming the Athan.
(4) At the time of Iftar it is Sunnat to recite the following dua:
“Allahuma inni laka sumtu wa ‘ala rizqika aftartu”.
“O Allah! for thy sake I have fasted and now I break the fast with the food that comes from thee.”
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There are three times during which no fard or wajib salaat can be performed:
From sunrise to after it has risen,
When the sun is at its zenith at midday until it shifts from its position.
When the sun turns yellow until it sets.
The exception is if a janaaza becomes ready so it should be prayed or sajdah tilawat may be done at these times.
Likewise it is valid although makrooh to perform the ASR of the same day after the sun has turned yellow. Read more... (226 words, estimated 54 secs reading time)