title: What Is the Ruling of Offering Only the Obligatory Prayers? ,
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Offering Only the Obligatory Prayers, the ruling?

Question: 

What is the ruling of offering only the obligatory prayers? 

Answer:

In the name of Allah, we praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.

It was narrated that a Bedouin came to the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) and said: “Messenger of Allah, direct me to a deed by which I may be entitled to enter Paradise. Upon this he (the Prophet) remarked: You worship Allah and never associate anything with Him, establish the obligatory prayer, and pay the Zakat which is incumbent upon you, and observe the fast of Ramadan. He (the Bedouin) said: By Him in Whose hand is my life, I will never add anything to it, nor will I diminish anything from it. When he (the Bedouin) turned his back, the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: He who is pleased to see a man from the dwellers of Paradise should catch a glimpse of him.” (Agreed Upon) 

It is clear form the above hadith that a person will not be hold accountable except only the obligatory acts of worship. Hence, if a person offers only the obligatory prayers (fard namaz), there is no sin on him. However, if one realizes the great reward of offering the sunnah prayers, he will not leave them anyway, rather he/she will be keen to pray witr and Duha prayers. Observing the nafl prayers and offering them regularly is one of the greatest means of earning the love of Allah and it brings Paradise and divine mercy. 

Abu Hurairah narrated : The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “Verily Allah Almighty has said: ‘Whosoever shows enmity to a wali (friend) of Mine, then I have declared war against him. And My servant does not draw near to Me with anything more loved to Me than the religious duties I have obligated upon him. And My servant continues to draw near to me with nafl (supererogatory) deeds until I Love him. When I Love him, I am his hearing with which he hears, and his sight with which he sees, and his hand with which he strikes, and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him; and were he to seek refuge with Me, I would surely grant him refuge.” (Al-Bukhari

Watch this short video to know more about the virtues of offering the sunnah prayers. 

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Source: Huda Youtube Channel.


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title: The Ruling of Remembering a Missed Prayer upon Offering the Due One,
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I Remembered a Missed Prayer upon Offering the Due One!

Question: 

What should I do if I go to the Masjid to pray a particular prayer and then I remembered that I forgot to pray the previous prayer (salah)? 

Answer:

In the name of Allah, we praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.

If you have prayed the current prayer, then you remember a missed prayer from the same day or a previous day, you should pray it, but do not repeat the current prayer, because the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever forgets a prayer, let him offer it as soon as he remembers, for there is no expiation for it other than that. Then he recited: “Establish prayer for My (i.e. Allah’s) remembrance.” (Ta-ha 40: 14) (Al-Bukhari

For example, if a person offers the `Asr (Afternoon) Prayer and after finishing that prayer they remember they have not prayed the Zuhr (Noon Prayer), then there is no sin upon them. All they have to do is pray the Zuhr after finishing `Asr.

For more information about such ruling, watch this interesting talk with Sheikh Navaid Aziz. 

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Source: Faithiq Youtube Channel. 


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title: Should We Not Offer Janazah for Someone Who Never Prayed?,
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Janazah for Someone Who Never Prayed?

Question:

Should we not offer the Funeral Prayer (salat al-janazah) for someone who never prayed during his life?

Answer:

In the name of Allah, we praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.

Attending the funeral of a Muslim, i.e., washing him or shrouding him or offering the prayer for him or burying him, is a communal obligation; if there is someone among the Muslims who can do that, then it becomes preferable for you and not obligatory.

There is no hadith that explicitly states that a janazah should not be prayed over someone who never prayed. This question usually arises because of the hadith that the difference between a believer and a disbeliever is the abandonment of Prayer.

If we witness someone leaving Prayer entirely, the last thing we should do is to judge him or her as Muslim or not. Rather, we should advice, assist and encourage them to pray.

For more information about such ruling, watch this short talk with Sheikh Navaid Aziz.

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Source: Faithiq Youtube Channel. 


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title: What Is the Ruling of Missing a Prayer Due to the Traffic Jam?,
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Missing a Prayer Due to the Traffic Jam

Question:

What shall I do if I missed prayer because of the traffic jam? I sometimes stuck in traffic at the time of Zhuhr or Maghrib, which means that I can find no way to pray on time. What are the best solutions in such cases? 

Answer:

In the name of Allah, we praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.

It is important to know that we are not allowed to combine Fajr Prayer with Zhuhr Prayer, or `Asr with Maghrib or `Isha’ with Fajr; rather we are allowed only to combine Zhuhr with `Asr (by praying both of them either at the time of the first Prayer or at the time of the second one). 

Likewise, we are allowed to combine Zhuhr with `Asr and  Maghrib with `Isha’ (by praying them both either at the time of the first or the second).

The permissibility of combining Prayers —besides travel, rain, snow storm, sickness, or war— extends to exceptional circumstances as well. Certain obvious examples are: when one is stuck in a traffic jam, or a surgeon is performing an operation lasting hours, or a person is working in an assembly line and cannot leave his job in time for each prayer, etc.

Praying in cars, planes, trains or other means of transportation, where one cannot face the qiblah (direction of prayer) or pray standing, is permissible only in the case of obligatory prayers if one fears that the time for the obligatory prayer will end before reaching their destination. But if one will reach the destination before the time for prayer is over, s/he should wait until they get there to pray.

For more information about missing a prayer while at the means of transportation and combining prayers, watch this interesting talk with Dr. Muhammad Salah.

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Source: Huda Youtube Channel. 


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title: Forget to Pray Zhuhr Prayer until `Asr Time,
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Forget to Pray Zhuhr Prayer until `Asr Time

Question: 

I remembered that I had not offered the Zhuhr Prayer (Noon) while I was in the bus, and it was a few minutes before `Asr (Afternoon) prayer comes in. I was not in a state of taharah (ablution), what should I do in such case?

Answer:

Muslims are ordered to pray five times a day at specific times. Almighty Allah says:

Indeed, prayer has been decreed upon the believers a decree of specified times. (An- Nisa’ 4:103)

Delaying prayer beyond its appointed time is a grave major sin, as Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“So woe to those who pray (hypocrites). But] who are heedless of their prayer”. (Al-Ma`un 107:4-5)

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “The (whole) earth has been made a mosque (or a place of prayer) and a means of purification for me, so wherever a man of my ummah may be when the time for prayer comes, let him pray.” (Al-Bukhari)

For more information about such ruling, watch this important talk with Dr. Muhammad Salah.

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Source: Huda Youtube Channel. 


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title: How to Pray the Nafl Prayers Regularly?,
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Pray the Nafl Prayers (Sunnah) Regularly

Um Habibah narrated that Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever prays twelve rak`ahs in a day and night, a house will be built from him in Paradise: four rak`ahs before Zhuhr, two rak`ahs after it, two rak`ahs after Maghrib, two rak`ahs after `Isha’, and two rak`ahs before Fajr in the morning Salat.” (At-Trimidhi) 

Nafl or Sunnah prayers are very beneficial and important. Offering the Sunnah acts of worship is a sign and evidence for following the Prophet (peace be upon him). It is optional and voluntary. The Muslim is not sinful for neglecting nafl, but is rewarded for doing it. Therefore, nafl worship is recommended. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) narrated from Allah Most High that He said, “And my servant continues to draw closer to me by voluntary actions until I love him…” (Al-Bukhari)

It was also narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “The first thing that the people will be called to account for on the Day of Resurrection will be the prayers. Our Lord will say to the angels although He knows better: ‘Look into the prayer (formal obligatory prayer) of my servant to see if he observed it perfectly or has been negligent in it.’ So if he observed it perfectly it will be recorded to his credit, but if he had been negligent in it in any way, Allah would say: ‘See if My servant has any extra prayers.’ Then if he has any extra prayers, Allah would say: ‘Make up the deficiency in My servant’s obligatory prayer with his supererogatory prayers.’ Thereafter all his actions will be examined in like manner”. (Abu Dawud)

Voluntary prayers, whether in gratitude for Allah’s numerous bounties or for guidance, or a need help us find direction in life, supplement our spiritual efforts, and enter us into the infinite grace and mercy of Allah. Allah the Almighty says,

Recite, [O Muhammad], what has been revealed to you of the Book and establish prayer. Indeed, prayer prohibits immorality and wrongdoing, and the remembrance of Allah is greater. And Allah knows that which you do. (Al-`Ankabut 29:45)

Prayer is indeed the ultimate gift.

In this short video, Dr. Muhammad Salah gives us some advice on how to pray the nafl prayers regularly. 

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Source: Huda Youtube Channel.


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title: Increasing the Number of Rows in the Funeral Prayer,
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Increasing the Number of Rows in the Funeral Prayer

Question: 

Is it recommended to increase the number of rows in the funeral prayer (Salat Al-Janazah)?

Answer:

In the name of Allah, we praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.

Marthad ibn `Abdullah Al-Yazni narrated when Malik bin Hubairah (may Allah be pleased with him) offered salat al-janazah and found a small number of participants, he would divide them into three rows and would say that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “If three rows of men offer funeral prayer over anyone, his entry into paradise will become certain.” (At-Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud)

It is recommended that people should make three rows (the minimum number of people for a row is two persons) while offering salat al-janazah, and that these rows should be straight.

For more information about the rows in salat al-janazah, watch this interesting talk with Dr. Muhammad Salah.

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Source: Huda Youtube Channel.


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title: Can I Treat the Adhan on Phone & Adhan of Masjid Similarly?,
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Adhan on Phone & Adhan of Masjid

Adhan is the announcement of the beginning of a one of the five obligatory prayers, during the day or night. 

The Rulings of the Adhan and the Iqamah

The adhan and the iqamah are fardh kifiyah (a collective responsibility) for the Muslim community, but only for the five compulsory prayers.

Malik bin Huwairith narrated, I came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) with some men from my tribe and stayed with him for twenty nights. He was kind and merciful to us. When he realized our longing for our families, he said to us, “Go back and stay with your families and teach them the religion, and offer the prayer and one of you should pronounce the Adhan for the prayer when its time is due and the oldest one amongst you should lead the prayer.” (Al-Bukhari)

A general rule is to follow the adhan you hear from your mosque. That should be the adhan you follow, repeat and make du`aa’ (supplication) after. The adhan on phones cannot be treated similarly to the adhan from a masjid.

For more explanation of dealing with the adhan on phone, watch this short video with Sheikh Navaid Aziz. 

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Source: Fiathiq Youtube Channel. 


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title: Funeral Prayer in Islam – Salat al-Janazah,
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E-Da`wah Committee (EDC) in association with ImanProejcts present this step by step guide to the funeral (Janazah) prayer in Islam.

A brief, yet beneficial guide to the funeral prayer performed in Islam. Through this video you will learn the history, importance, benefits and practice of the funeral prayer.

Narrated Salamah ibn Al-Akwa`: “A dead person was brought to the Prophet (peace be upon him) so that he might lead the funeral prayer for him. He asked, “Is he in debt?” When the people replied in the negative, he led the funeral prayer. Another dead person was brought and he asked, “Is he in debt?” They said, “Yes.” He (refused to lead the prayer and) said, “Lead the prayer of your friend.” Abu Qatadah said, “O Allah’s Messenger! I undertake to pay his debt.” Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) then led his funeral prayer. (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

There is a consensus among scholars that Janazah (funeral) Prayer for a deceased person whether male or female is a communal duty (fard kifayah) as the Prophet commanded Muslims to offer it due to the above hadith.

With regard to the reward of offering the funeral prayer, there are many authentic narrations that prove the excellence of this prayer. For example, the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever follows the funeral procession and offers the funeral prayer for it, will get a reward equal to one Qirat, and whoever attends it till burial, will get a reward equal to two Qirat.” It was asked, “What are two Qirat?” He replied, “Equal to two huge mountains.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

Follow us on this interesting talk to learn more about the pillars, validity conditions and how to perform it in a practical way with Sheikh Wesam Charkawi.

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title: What Is the Ruling of the Vaginal Discharge?,
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The Ruling of the Vaginal Discharge

Question: 

What are the types of the vaginal discharge? Do they necessitate performing ghusl (ritual bath)? 

Answer:

In the name of Allah, we praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright.

There are two types of the vaginal discharge: 

1- Sexual Discharge

If a woman has intercourse, or orgasm or a wet dream the emits sexual discharge, then she must perform ghusl. 

It was narrated that Um Sulaim said, “O Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him)! Verily Allah is not shy of (telling you) the truth. Is it essential for a woman to take a bath after she had a wet dream (nocturnal sexual discharge)?” He said, “Yes, if she notices discharge.” On that Um Salamah laughed and said, “Does a woman get a (nocturnal sexual) discharge?” He said, “How then does (her) son resemble her (his mother)?” (Al-Bukhari

However, if a woman has discharge during sexual thoughts, foreplay, kissing etc., without an orgasm, then she should renew her wudu’ (ablution).

2- Regular Vaginal Discharge 

This kind of discharge is a controversial issue among scholars. Some of them said that this kind of discharge is considered so normal and regular that it does not break the wudu’ (ablution).

For more information about the vaginal discharge of women, watch this important talk with Dr. Muhammad Salah.

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Source: Huda Youtube Channel. 


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