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Graveyards

Abu Huraira reported that Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: “Do not make your houses as graveyards. Satan runs away from the house in which Suratul-Baqarah is recited.” Points of benefit : It shows the great virtue of Suratul-Baqarah and the importance of reciting it in our houses. In it is the evidence that reciting Qur’an is not permissible in graveyards, and therefore it is more so the case of Salat not being permissible …

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Is there a Sunnah for Friday’s prayer ?

Is there a Sunanh for Friday’s prayer ? Authentic Ahadith came confirming the Sunnah of Friday, some mentioned two Rak’a(1), some mentioned four(2), while another mentioned six(3), all of them are after the prayer of Friday and not before. The combination between these narrations is that if one intends to pray the Sunnah in his house then he prays two, if he intends to pray it in the Masjid he prays four, and if he …

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Intention…

The intention (niyyah) differentiates between three things: 1) One act of worship from another act of worship. For example, praying two rak’a sunnah of ‘Isha and two rak’a of night prayer. They both look the same, but the niyyah is what sets them apart. 2) An act of worship from a habit. For example, taking a shower to get cool down on a hot, summer day looks the same as taking a shower after being …

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Concerning Friday’s Khutba.

The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: “If you tell your companion ‘Listen,’ while the imam is giving the Khutbah on Friday,  you have committed an absurdity.” [ِAgreed upon] “Absurdity” as Ibn Daqeeq Al Eid said is bad, foul speech, the type of speech that has no good in it and it can resemble backbiting. The word in Arabic is ‘laghu’ although it is clear that in this instance it does not mean backbiting, it …

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Types of Taharah

The Taharah (purity) is divided by the scholars into two types: Actual Taharah which is the opposite of najis (impurity eg. urine, stool etc). This is in body, clothing and in place . Ritual Taharah which is being pure from hadath (anything that requires the person to make wudhu or ghusl) Wudhu (ablution) is required for minor hadath, ghusl is required for major hadath, and if water is unavailable then tayammum (making oneself pure by …

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