لا يشترط الشهادة أمام شهود لقبول إسلامك It is not essential for one to declare one’s Islam before witnesses in order for it t
It is not essential for one to declare one’s Islam before witnesses in order for it t Islam is the relationship between a person and his or her Lord, submission to His commands, humbling oneself before Him, loving and fearing Him, placing one’s hopes in Him, and worshipping Him in the manner He has prescribed. Islam also has certain pillars and duties. The key to all of this is to bear witness that there is no god worthy of worship except Allaah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah. Obtaining an official certificate from an Islamic centre as proof of your Islam so that you can use it to get permission to go for Hajj and enter the Holy Places is a means which you must use in order to go for Hajj in the future, but it is not a condition that is necessary for you to become Muslim or start to do the acts of worship such as Salaah (prayer) etc. When a person becomes Muslim he becomes a member of the Muslim Ummah and is connected to all the Muslims who believe in One God by the bonds of Islamic brotherhood which includes friendship and mutual help and support, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “The believers are nothing else than brothers (in Islamic religion)” [al-Hujuraat 49:10] “The believers, men and women, are Auliya’ (helpers, supporters, friends, protectors) of one another; they enjoin (on the people) Al-Ma‘roof (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do), and forbid (people) from Al-Munkar (i.e. polytheism and disbelief of all kinds, and all that Islam has forbidden); they perform As-Salaah (Iqaamat-as-Salaah), and give the Zakaah, and obey Allaah and His Messenger. Allaah will have His Mercy on them. Surely, Allaah is All-Mighty, All-Wise” [al-Tawbah 9:71] Islam Q&A Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid
الصلوات الخمس New to Islam-Prayer
New to Islam-Prayer After reciting the Shahadeh, the creed to Islam which is translated into: I bear witness to that there is no deity worthy of worship, except Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah", praying five times a day becomes obligatory for all Muslims. A great way to master the performance of Salaat (prayer) is to learn from other Muslims face to face. Each prayer of the day must be performed according to its time slot in the day. Here is the following order: Fajr (Morning Prayer) begins about one hour and twenty minutes before sunrise and ends about ten minutes before sunrise. Duhr (Noon Prayer) begins when the sun passes the meridian and ends about two and a half hours afterwards. Asr (Afternoon Prayer) begins from the time the noon prayer time ends and ends about 10 minutes before sunset. Maghrib (Sunset) begins soon after sunset ends and ends before darkness approaches. Isha (Night Prayer) begins from the time the sunset prayer ends and extends till just before the morning prayer. For exact timings of each prayer, obtain a prayer ti****ble from your nearest masjid or any Muslim website.
كيفية الوضوء (شرح وتوضيح بالصور)
THE PARTIAL ABLUTION (Wudu')
THE PARTIAL ABLUTION (Wudu') Before offering the prayer one must be in good shape and pure condition. It is necessary to wash the parts of the body which are generally exposed to dirt or dust or smog. This performance is called ABLUTION (Wudu') and is preferably carried out as follows: http://www.islamicity.com/graphics/wudy.gif 1. Declare the intention that the act is for the purpose of worship and purity, start by saying Bismillah. 2. Wash the hands up to the wrists, three times. 3. Rinse out the mouth with water, three times, preferably with a brush whenever it is possible. 4. Cleanse the nostrils of the nose by sniffing water into them, three times. 5. Wash the whole face three times with both hands, if possible, from the top of the forehead to the bottom of the chin and from ear to ear. 6. Wash the right arm three times up to the far end of the elbow, and then do the same with the left arm. 7. Wipe the whole head or any part of it with a wet hand, once. 8. Wipe the inner sides of the ears with the forefingers and their outer sides with the thumbs. This should be done with wet fingers. 9 Wash the two feet up to the ankles, three times, beginning with the right foot. At this stage the ablution is completed, and the person who has performed it is ready to start to start his prayer.When the ablution is valid a person may keep it as long as he can, and may use it for as many prayers as he wishes. But it is preferable to renew it as often as possible. It is also preferable to do it in the said order, although it will be accepted from those who fail to keep this order. Ablution in the said way is sufficient for prayer unless it is nullified.by any reason. Nullification of the Ablution The ablution becomes nullified by any of the following 1. Natural discharges, i.e., urine, stools, gas, etc... 2. The flow of blood or pus and the like from any part of the body; 3. Vomiting; 4. Falling asleep; 5. Losing one's reason by taking drugs or any intoxicating stuff. After the occurrence of any of these things the ablution must be renewed for prayer. Also, after natural discharges, water should be applied because the use of toilet tissues may not be sufficient for the purpose of purity and worship. The Complete Ablution (Ghusl/Bath) The whole body with the nostrils, mouth and head must be washed by a complete bath before commencing prayer in any of the following cases: 1. After intimate intercourse; 2. After wet dreams; or night discharge; 3. Upon expiration of the menstruation period of women; 4. At the end of the confinement period of nursing women, which, is estimated at a maximum of forty days. If it ends before, complete ablution should be done. It should be pointed out that at the start of the bath or ablution the intention must be clear that it is for the purpose of purity and worship. Also, a person who is performing an ablution, partial or complete, should combine his performance with some utterances glorifying God and asking Him for true guidance. The forms of such utterances are described in detail in the elaborate sources of the religion. One, however, can say one's own best utterances if one does not know the exact wording. That is sufficient as long as it is in the praise of God and is said with sincerity.
شروط الصلاة Rules of Prayer
Rules of Prayer Before attempting any sort of prayer, our bodies should be totally purified. In order for us to be in this state, he or she must perform something called Wudu (Ablution). Again, the best way to learn Wudu is to watch others face to face. Here are the steps for Wudu: The first step in performing Wudu, is to have the intentions of purifying your heart. Rinse your palms up the wrist three times; right palm first then your left Rinse your mouth 3 times. (Preferably with three gargles) Wash nose by sniffing in it three times. Wash the face three times making sure that water reaches all the areas of you face. Then was each hand up to the elbow three times, right hand first then your left hand. Wipe your hand (hair) with wet hands, and then rub the ears with wet hands. Finally, wash your feet up to the ankle three times starting with the right foot. You are able to maintain the state of Wudu unless you attend the call of nature, pass wind, sleep, or become unconscious. Now, if a person was in a major state of impurity resulting from actions like, i.e. intercourse or semen discharge, then he must perform Ghusl (Bathing) Women should also carry out this cleansing to purify themselves after intercourse, wet dreams, or recovering from menstrual period and child birth. The procedure for Ghusl (bathing) is as follows: Make the intention for Ghusl (ceremonial bath) Wash the private parts, Perform ablution (Wudu) as you do before prayer, Pour water over the head Wash the whole body, head and hair thoroughly so as not to leave a dry spot. Wash feet before getting out of bathing area Thank and praise Allah and supplicate him. It is required that a Muslim perform Ghusl once a week, that is on Friday before the congregational prayers but a daily bath is hygienically preferred. Women are excused from prayers on days of menstruation and childbirth period.
كيفية أداء الصلاة How to perform prayer
How to perform prayer Prayer is the difference from the believer and the non-believer and should be done in complete humility and submissiveness to Allah. Prayer requires a person to have complete concentration when performing prayer. Also, performing prayer should not converse, look around or attend to any worldly matters during the prayer. Certain prayers of the day are performed differently from one another. First, lets see how the morning prayer is performed. The first thing one should do is face the Kaba (The Holy House of Allah) Raise their hands to behind their ears and say Allahu Akbar. Then lower the hands and place the right hand over the left one above the navel. Then recite the Fatiha (Opening chapter of the Quran): Bismillah ir Rahman ir Raheem. Alhamdullah Rabbil Alameen. Ar Rahman ir Raheem. Maliki yawmid deen. Iyyaka nabudu wa iyyaka nasta'een. Ihdinas siratal mustakeem - siraatal ladeena an amtaalayhim gayril maghdoobi alayhum, Waladdaallin Ameen. Following the Fatiha, one should recite any Sura from the Quran. For example is chapter 112 (Sura Ikhlas). Qul hu wallahu ahad, Allahus Samad, lam yalid wa lam yulid, walaam yakin lahoo qufuwan ahad. After the completion of the Sura, say Allahu Akbar and then bow down, bending your hands and knees. This position is called Ruku, and in this position recite three times: Subhana Rabbiyaal Azeem. After that, the standing position is resumed with three words, "Sami Allahu liman Hamidah, Rabbana Wa lakal Hamd" Then say Allahu Akbar and prostrate yourself down with your forehead touching the ground. This position is called Sujud. In this position, recite three times, "Subhana Rabiyaal Ala. Saying Allahu Akbar, resume the erect sitting position while saying "Allahu Akbar"; then again prostrate by saying "Allahu Akbar" and repeating three times, Subhana Rabiyaal Ala while in prostration. Then stand upright saying "Allahu Akbar" This completes one unit or one Rakah. After the first Rakah, perform the second one exactly the same way you did the first one. In the second one, after you say perform your second prostration recitals, you remain in the erect sitting position and repeating the following of what is called Tashahhud; Attahiyatt lilahi wa'salawat wa tayyibat. Asaalamu Alaika Ayyuhan nabi wa rahmutullah wa barakat. Asaalaam alayna wa ala ibadillahis saliheen. Pointing your index finger straight, say Ashadu Ana la ihlahi illallah, wa ashadu anna Muhammadan abduhoo wa rasoolooh. Following this, you then recite the following of what is called Durud: Allahuma salli ala Sayyiddna Muhammad wa ali Sayyiddna Muhammad, kama sallayta ala sayyiddna Ibraheem wa ala ali Sayyiddna Ibraheem Wa barik ala Sayyiddna Muhammad, wa ala ali Sayyiddna Muhammad, kama barakta ala Sayyiddna Ibraheem wa ala ali Sayiddna Ibraheem, fil alameen innaka hamidun majeed" After this, you turn your head to the right and say Asalaam Alaykum wa Rahmatullah wa baraktu and then turn your head to the left and repeat the same. This completes the morning prayer of two Rakah (units) Number of Rakah (Units) in the five Obligitory Prayers Prayer Number of Units Fajr Early Morning 2 Duhr Early Afternoon 4 Asr Late Afternoon 4 Maghrib After Sunset 3 Isha Night 4 The first two Rakah of these prayers are performed in the same manner as the morning prayer. But after reciting the Tashahhud you should stand and continue to pray the third Rakah (unit) reciting only Sura Fatiha and not joining it with other passages of the Quran. Then in the fourth Rakah, after the second sajdah (prostration) sit down as you do in the second Rakah and recite Tashahhud, Durud, supplication and ending the prayer as above. The Maghrib prayer (Sunset) consists of three Rakah. First two Rakah are the same as above. Stand up for the third Rakah reciting Sura Fatiha, then complete this Rakah as you did the fourth Rakah above. It is highly recommended that all people perform the five daily prayers in congregation in a Mosque and we should make our world activities revolved around the five daily prayers. On Fridays, the Muslims perform Prayers in congregation, the Juma Prayer. A Khutba or sermon precedes this prayer. It consists of two Rakah during which the Imam recites Sura Fatiha and then follows up with another verse. This prayer replaces the noon prayer and it is obligatory for all Muslims to attend the Friday prayers. All mosques hold the Juma prayers each Friday.
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How to pray
How to pray? Praying is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Muslims pray five times a day. http://www.islamicmediacity.com/cms_files/news_images/669.jpg The following describe what should be recited in every movement of praying as shown in the diagram. (I)To start Praying: say, Allah is the Greatest (Allah Akbar). (A) Praise and glory be to you Allah. Blessed be Your Name, exalted be Your Majesty and Glory. There is no God but You (Allah) (B) I seek Allah's ****ter from Satan, the condemned. (C) In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, The Compassionate (D) (Read Surrah 'Al Fateha'): All Praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds; Most Gracious, Most Merciful; Master of the Day of Judgment You alone do we worship, and You alone do we turn to for help, Guide us to the straight righteous way, the way of those on whom You have endowed Your Grace, Not the way of those you earn Your wrath, nor of those who go astray (E) "Glorified is my Lord, the Great". (F) Allah Listens to who praises Him" (G) "Our Lord, praise be for you only". (H) "Glorified is my Lord, the Exalted" Then Al Tashahod is divided into two parts, (J), and (K) (J) "All our oral, physical and monetary ways of worship are only for Allah. Peace, mercy and blessing of Allah be on you, Prophet. May peace be upon us and on the devout worshipers of Allah. I testify that there is no God but Allah and I testify that Mohammad is His messenger". (K) "O God send your mercy on Muhammad and his posterity as you sent Your mercy on Abraham and his posterity."O God, send your Blessings on Muhammad and his posterity as you have blessed Abraham and his posterity. You are the Most praised in the Worlds, The Most Glorious". (M) Peace and mercy of Allah be on you". HOW TO PRAY TWO RAKA'S Position 1: this posture is called Qiyam and it is done after having made the intention to pray. Raising both hands up to the ears (facing the Kiblah, the Ka'ba) "Allah Akbar (Allah is the Greatest" (1) is said and then holding the left hand with the right hand on top. This position is shown in position 1. In this position the following prayers are recited: (A), (B), (C), and Al-Fatiha(D), and any Surrah (even one verse) from the Holy Qur'an. Position 2: After saying Allah Akbar, this position is made. This position is called 'Ruku' and the prayers as given under (E) are recited three times. Position 3: While going back to "Qiyam" position the prayer as given under (F) is said. Then having taken this position prayer (G) is said. Position 4: This position is called 'Sajda'. Saying Allah Akbar, one prostrates as shown and then prayer (H) is said three times. Position 5: Saying Allah Akbar and rising from the 'Sajda' position this posture is done. Position 6: Saying Allah Akbar the Sajda position is resumed and prayer (H) is recited. This completes one 'Raka'. Position 7: Saying Allah Akbar this position of 'Qiyam' is done once again to begin the second Rak'a and the following prayers are recited: 'Al Fateha' as given under (D) and any short Surrah or some verses of the Holy Qur'an. Positions 2,3,4,5 and 6- These are to be done as in the first Rak'a and the same prayers to be recited. Position 8: In this posture "Al Tashahud" as in (J) (K) is to be recited. Position 9: Having said the Tashahud, turn your face to the right. This prayer is recited as given under (M). Position 10: Then turn your face to the left prayer (M) is said again. This completes a two-Raka' prayer. In order to perform a Three Rak'a prayer: All the postures and the prayers are repeated the same up to position 8. But this time in this posture only prayer (J) will be recited and then the Qiyam position (position 1) will be resumed to begin the third Rak'a. This time only Al Fateha (D) alone will be recited without reciting any other Surrah of the Holy Qur'an. Then all prayers and postures are the same as shown from position 2 to 6 and then 8 to 10. In order to perform a four Rak'a prayer: Positions 1-6 complete the first Rak'a then positions 7, 1 through 6, and 8 complete the second Rak'a. In position 8 only prayer (J) will be recited and the Qiyam position 1 will be resumed. Then positions and prayers from 1-6 all are repeated twice. Then this time in position 8 prayers (J), (K), will be recited. Then positions 9-10 are to end the prayer. Note: Prayers (A) and (B) are not obligatory, they are optional. Middle East Advertising by alClick Advertise Here Daughters of Another Path: Experiences of American Women Choosing Islam Stories from fifty-three American born women who have chosen to become Muslim Carol L. Anway Big Bush Lies: The 20 Most Telling Lies of President George W. Bush 20 original essays detail and ******** lies both outrageously obvious and subtle. 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كيفية تحسين أداء الصلوات How to improve your daily prayers
How to improve your daily prayers? Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) emphasized that praying is considered the back-bone of Islam. It is very important that Muslims make sure they perform their daily prayers properly, as commanded by Allah and as explained by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Here are some tips that Muslims can use to improve their prayers; 1-In Islam, it is highly recommended that Muslims perform the obligatory prayers in congregation (with a group: “Jama’a”). Allah (swt) orders Muslims to bow and prostrate to Him; (And observe Prayer and pay the Zakat (almsgiving), and bow down with those who bow.) [Qur’an 2:43] There are many saying by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) that discuss the virtue and importance of performing prayers in congregation. Ibn Omar quoted Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as saying; "The reward of praying (salah) performed in congregation outweighs that of (salah) performed individually by twenty-seven degrees." (Al-Bukhari and Muslim) 2-Muslims should arrange their life according to their prayers, and they should understand the difference between performing prayers on time and delaying them. When prayers are carried out on time, they will be much more effective than postponed prayers. 3-Muslims must try to do a routine amount of supplementary prayers (Nafl) because they are regarded as a compensation for obligatory prayers that were done in a weak manner. 4-Although it is not obligatory, but to improve one's prayer, it is always better to ******* our ablution even if it is still valid from our last prayer. Ablution is primarily for physical cleansing but it is also considered a symbol of spiritual cleansing. Muslims should not engage in worldly affairs after performing ablution, they should go directly to prayers. 5-Muslims should start their prayers with “Takbir” (Saying Allaho Akbar), this is the point when we must disconnect from the outer world, and begin a direct communication with Allah. 6-Bowing and Prostration (Sujood) are signs of giving in selfishness and they should be considered as a feeling of humbleness in front of Allah (swt). However, prostration is a higher degree of humbleness before Allah (swt), because bowing is not enough to show the humble feeling of a believer. 7-Muslims must never take the “tashahod” in the last part of their prayers lightly. In fact, “tashahod” is the concluding part of the prayer. It is the stage when you renew your allegiance to Allah and his messenger. 8- Muslims must dress properly when praying, because praying is talking to Allah, and one should do his/her best when standing before Allah, narrating his words. Your attire should be decent and clean, your hair should be combed, it is preferable that you brush your teeth and moderately perfume yourself. 9- Before praying, one can prepare himself by saying “Iqama” with concentration and doing “Istighfar” (to ask for Allah’s forgiveness). 10- The short pause after “rokoo” before prostration (Sojood) is very important, It is narrated that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) used to stay long in these pausing positions. 11- Allah says in the Qur’an that praying restrains from shameful sins (Fahesha), therefore Muslims should perform their prayers with a clear conscious, and they should avoid shameful and unjust deeds to be able to stand before Allah (swt) in their prayers. 12-Muslims must avoid hypocrisy “reya’a” when it comes to praying, one of the signs of hypocrisy could be praying in the presence of others and ignoring prayers while alone. The benefits of praying are achieved in your heart, between yourself and Allah, and not with others. Middle East Advertising by alClick Advertise Here International Credit Cards Visa, MasterCards and American Express Cards issued by Offshore Banks - Ideal for expat workers International Credit Cards Offshore Bank Accounts Get your offshore Bank account today! Its so easy even my mouse can do it. Offshore Banking Covering Islam : How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World Why has the American news media portrayed "Islam" as synonymous with terrorism and religious hysteria? Edward W. Said Currency Specialist The best exchange rates for International funds transfer Currency and FX Trading Middle East Advertising by alClick Advertise Here Offshore Bank Accounts Get your offshore Bank account today! Its so easy even my mouse can do it. Offshore Banking Covering Islam : How the Media and the Experts Determine How We See the Rest of the World Why has the American news media portrayed "Islam" as synonymous with terrorism and religious hysteria? Edward W. Said International Credit Cards Visa, MasterCards and American Express Cards issued by Offshore Banks - Ideal for expat workers International Credit Cards Offshore Bank Accounts Get your offshore Bank account today! Its so easy even my mouse can do it. Offshore Banking