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Spiritual Poverty and Robotic Rituals - Missing the Sweetness of Faith

Spiritual Poverty and Robotic Rituals - Missing the Sweetness of Faith

The sweetness of faith can be intoxicating, giving us emotional highs and tears of pure love. Those moments when we fall into prostration, sincerely crying and connecting to our An-Nur, the Light, God. Think about the times you were reciting Quran and felt it in your heart, really felt it. I love those moments when …

How can I Enjoy Worship?

How Can I Enjoy Worship?

Short Answer: Something as simple as taking a leisurely walk outside, for example, can be a form of worship if we do it in Allah’s name and if it is good according to Islam. Exercise is a requirement in Islam because we have to protect the body that Allah gave us. The entire time we spend on …

Is It Permissible to Make Sujud After Prayer?

Is It Permissible to Make Sujud After Prayer?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: However, it has not been reported, either in the Quran or in the Sunnah, that a Muslim needs to prostrate (make sujud) after …

Can My Wife Combine Maghrib and Isha for a Hardship?

Can My Wife Combine Maghrib and Isha for a Hardship?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- Prayers have due times at which a Muslim should perform them. 2- Your wife may combine Maghrib with Isha …

How Should I Complete the Missed Rak`ah in Maghrib Prayer?

How Should I Complete the Missed Rakah in Maghrib Prayer?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: You need to make one rakah, which is the third for you. In the third rakah, you need to recite Al-Fatihah only Answering your question, Dr. Muhammad Salama, PhD, Islamic …

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Beyond Hope and Fear: Learning to Love Prayers

Short Answer: To love prayers be grateful and Allah will increase you. Make duaa and Allah will respond.  Repent to Allah and He will accept your repentance. Look beyond the ritual and remember that the essence of our religion that is rightfully veiled from many is love. ______________________________________ Salam Dear Sister, Thank you for your question …

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Why Does God Demand So Much Worship From Muslims?

Short Answer: “Every inch of our being is created by Him, while we are asking: ‘why is He worthy of worship?’… He created this entire universe for us so He can teach us, and He honored us above other creations… All of the prescribed acts of worship in Islam are essentially connected with actualizing our purpose in …

Doctor's Advice

Follow Non-Muslim Doctor's Advice for Worships?

Is it lawful to abide by a trustworthy non-Muslim doctor’s instructions when he says, for instance, that the patient should not pray while standing or that he is not physically able to fast?

Does God Need Our Worship?

Salam Zainy, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your interesting questions. Since Allah has created us as free beings and endowed us with reason and curiosity, we are able to raise questions like, “why does Allah ask us to worship Him?” And Allah the Merciful will forgive us for trying to find answers to …

Acts of Worship

Acts of Worship: Lost Their Power of Influence?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Dear brother in Islam, first of all, we would like to thank you for the great confidence you have in us. We hope …



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