Daily Archives: April 26, 2013

The Ruku’ (Bowing)

Things to remember while doing Ruku’

After completing the recitation Prophet sallAllaahu alaihi wasalam would pause for a moment.

… Then he (sallAllaahu alaihi wasalam) would raise his hands and make Takbir.

Then he (sallAllaahu alaihi wasalam) would make ruku’.

How did Prophet Muhammad sallAllaahu alaihi wasalam make ruku’?

It is related that Mus’ab ibn Sa’d said, “I prayed beside my father and, placing my palms together, put my hands between my thighs. My father forbade me to do that saying, ‘We used to do that and we were forbidden to do it and told to put our hands (palms) on our knees.’ ” (Sahih Al Bukhari) Read the rest of this entry

Purity Intention


The first thing needed by the seeker of knowledge is to realize that seeking knowledge is worship (’ibaadah). Some scholars said, “Knowledge is secret prayer and worship of the heart.”

The condition of worship is: Purity of Intention for Allaah , the Exalted as demonstrated in the aayah:
… “And they were not ordered but to worship Allaah , keeping religion pure for Him.” [Surah Al-Bayyinah: Ayah 5]
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How to Perform Wudhu?

16114_317683868347005_1375524801_n1. Clear your mind and realize that you are about to perform an act of worship.
2. Make your Intention for wudhu and that it will be performed solely for Allaah.
3. Say “Bismillaah”.
… 4. Wash your hands to your wrists three times each, right then left.
5. Wash your mouth three times, then wash inside of your nose (3 times).
6. Wash your face three times including your beard (your face includes everything between your ears and from your hairline of your forehead to your chin).
7. Wash your forearms from your finger tips until past your elbows on both sides, starting with right and then left.
8. Wipe your hair with water starting from the front to back and back to the front.
9. Wipe both of your ears.
10. Wash both of your feet from the tips of your toes to a little past your ankles (3 Times).
11. All areas such as the face, forearms, and feet need to have water touch Every single spot of the skin to have the wudhu valid.
12. Maintain the mentioned order. Do not waste water.

Important Points on Wudhu:
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Wudhu (The Purification)

Purity (Tahârah) is a beautiful word that is pleasing to the ears, and it is a quality which everyone strives to maintain. From an Islamic perspective, purity is a word which is general in its meaning. It may mean physical cleanness, which is purity (of the body) from impure substances or states of impurity, or it may mean spiritual purity, which is the puri
…ty of one’s self from vices, faults, sins, and replacing them with good deeds, whether in speech or deeds.

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Salaat-ul-Kusuf (Prayer on a solar eclipse) and Salaat-ul-Khusuf (Prayer on a lunar eclipse) are each comprised of two Ra…k‘ahs (units of Prayer). Recitation in both Salahs (Prayers) is performed out loud. In each Rak‘ah, there are two Ruku‘s (bowing), the second of which is always shorter than the first, and there are also two recitations. After the Takbirat-ul-Ihram (saying: “Allaahu Akbar [Allaah is the Greatest]” upon starting Prayer), Surah Al-Fatihah and a long Surah are recited.

After the first Ruku‘, Surah Al-Fatihah and a long Surah are recited, which is shorter than the preceding recitation. There are two Sujoods (Prostrations) in each Rak‘ah. This is the most authentic report mentioned regarding this Salah.

Narrated Abu Bakr(R A):
We were with Allaah’s Apostle(SAWS) when the sun eclipsed. Allaah’s Apostle stood up dragging his cloak till he entered the Masjid . He led us in a two-Rakat prayer till the sun (eclipse) had cleared. Then the Prophet (SAWS) said, “The sun and the moon do not eclipse because of someone’s death. So whenever you see these eclipses pray and invoke (Allaah) till the eclipse is over.”
[Bukhari :: Book 18 :: Volume 2 :: Hadith 150 ]
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