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Fasting

The virtue of fasting ‘Ashoora

Assalamu‘alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, Bismillahirrahmanirrahim. Firstly:  Fasting the day of ‘Ashoora’ does expiate for the past year, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Fasting the day of ‘Arafah I hope Allaah will expiate thereby for the year before it and the year after it, and fasting the day of ‘Ashoora’ […]

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Fasting

Recommendation to fast Taasoo’a’ with ‘Ashoora’

Assalamu‘alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakaatuh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: When the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) fasted on the day of ‘Ashoora and told the people to fast, they said, “O Messenger of Allaah, this is a day that is venerated by the Jews and […]

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Purity

How to do Tayammum (Dry Ritual purification using a purified sand or dust)

 Assalamu‘alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, Bismillahirrahmanirrahim. Al-Bukhaari and Muslim narrated the hadeeth of ‘Ammaar ibn Yaasir describing tayammum. Al-Bukhaari narrated it in a number of places in his Saheeh. One of these reports (no. 347; 1/455 of Fath al-Baari) says: “ ‘It would have been sufficient for you to do this’ – then he struck the palms […]

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Purity

Description of how to do ghusl for major impurity (Janabah)

Assalamu‘alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, Bismillahirrahmanirrahim. With regard to how to do (ghusl) for major impurity there are two forms of ghusl:  Acceptable form: in the sense that if a person sufficed with doing ghusl in this manner, his ghusl is valid and he becomes purified from major impurity. But if a person misses does not perform […]

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Purity

Description of wudoo (Ablution)

Assalamu‘alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, Bismillahirrahmanirrahim. With regard to how wudoo’ is to be done, there are two ways.  1 – Obligatory parts of wudoo’, which are as follows:  (i)Washing the face completely once, which includes rinsing the mouth and nose. (ii)Washing the arms up to the elbows, once. (iii)Wiping the entire head, including the ears. (iv)Washing […]

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Adhkaar

Adhkaar for morning and evening that protect against harm

Assalamu‘alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, Bismillahirrahmanirrahim. It was narrated that Abaan ibn ‘Uthmaan (may Allah be pleased with him) said, narrating from ‘Uthmaan ibn ‘Affaan who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) say: “Whoever says ‘Bismillah illadhi la yadurru ma’a ismihi shay’un fi’l-ard wa la fi’l-sama’ wa huwa […]

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Adhkaar

Is it permissible for Muslims to gather on New Year’s Eve to remember Allah, offer supplication (du‘aa’) and read Qur’aan?

Assalamu‘alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, Bismillahirrahmanirrahim. With regard to the question whether Is it permissible for Muslims to gather on New Year’s Eve to pray and do dhikr, we do not doubt that their intentions are good and great, especially if they want acts of obedience and worship to be done at a time when sins are […]