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A Day of Celebration

A Day of Celebration - Memories of My First Eid

I left home in what seemed the middle of the night and took the underground train to Baker Street, the closest station to Regent’s Park. I had been told that Muslims dress in their best clothes for the `Eid Prayers, so I had put on a suit and tie and polished my shoes until I could see my face in them.

Do You Know the Greatest Pleasure in Paradise?

Do You Know the Greatest Pleasure in Paradise?

In a very beautiful hadith it is narrated that `Ammar ibn Yasir (may Allah be pleased with him) led a group in Salah and he made it short. After he finished, made the after-prayer dhikr, and walked out the masjid. Some people followed him and said, “You led us for a too short prayer. Why …

The Prophet's dua and worship in Tahajjud Prayer

The Prophet’s Worship and Du'a in Tahajjud Prayer

The Prophet commences the Tahajjud prayer with a heart full of reverence, love and longing for his Lord. His words are full of invocations of awe and praise. Among the words he uses to commence his prayers are…

Muslim Astronomers

Ramadan's Rituals in Outer Space

No doubt that Malaysia is one of the top Muslim countries that amazes you with its sticking to the Islamic teachings and regulations at the same time as it appreciates the scientific methodology. Malaysia sees there is indeed no contradiction between Islam and science.

What Really happened in laylatul Qadr

What Really Happened on the Night of Power?

That night Allah sent a message that turned the war-mongering Arabs into the greatest generation of humans that ever walked the face of this earth. That was the Night of Al-Qadr. When we reflect on how grand that Night was, how much it changed humanity…

What Is the Importance of Qiyam-ul-Layl

What Is the Importance of Qiyam-ul-Layl?

Salam Kareema, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. The expression “Qiyam Al-Layl” is derived from the Quran for what is also known as Tahajjud prayer. Tahajjud is preferably offered after midnight, but before fajr. During the month of Ramadan, stay awake, standing in long prayers, striving to get closer to Allah. The …

When I Get Depressed, I Do Not Feel Like Praying

When I Get Depressed, I Do Not Feel Like Praying

In this counseling answer: Depression is the 4th leading cause of disability worldwide. Therefore, the counselor advises people struggling with depression to always seek Allah’s help, to seek counseling, and to begin journaling as it’s an effective way of getting out the feelings and examining issues in your life which may be causing depression. As-Salamu ‘Alaykum, …

How Can I Teach My Toddler Prayer?

In this counseling answer: To responding the questioner who asks how to let her kid start taking part in the prayer, the counselor advises her to learn the prayer through example and interactivity; as lectures don’t cut it! the learning process has to be interactive. Wa ‘alaikum Salaam, This is the easiest and hardest question …

An Unmatched Night: Don’t Miss

Why not refocus your efforts to concentrate on what is most important, which is worshiping Allah Almighty during these remaining sacred days and night? Push back your troubles and stall them for as long as you can so that you can seize the remaining moments of Ramadan. Rest assured, they are not going anywhere!

How Can Women with Irregular Menses Pray and Fast?

How Can Women with Irregular Menses Pray and Fast?

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: It is clear that you are experiencing a menopausal stage, and in this case you can simply refrain from Prayer …

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