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Salat & Discharge On Underwear - Q&A

Salat & Discharge On Underwear - Q&A

A questioner asks if there is discharge on the underwear, do they need to change the underwear in order for the prayer to be valid. Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf explains what is allowed and what isn’t.

Converted To Islam Because Of Ramadan Prayer

Converted To Islam Because Of Ramadan Prayer

Sister Christina always have a spiritual connection with God when she was a Catholic. She went to university and met some Muslim friends who took her to Ramadan prayer (Taraweeh). She felt a deep connection that night when she saw the prayer and even joined in the prayer. From there it led her to accept …

5 Practical Steps to Maintain Focus in Prayer

5 Practical Steps to Maintain Focus in Prayer

The brain has roughly 86 billion brain cells and is estimated to generate 50,000 thoughts a day. A lot of noise exists in the mind before the call to prayer (adhan) is even made. The call to prayer begins with “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is greater) to help the mind cut…

Religious

My Family Isn't Religious: How Should I Pray, Learn Quran?

Salam Sister, Thank you for your questions and for contacting Ask About Islam. First of all, I pray to Allah Almighty to bless you and reward you for your sincere efforts to lead the life of a good Muslimah, following the commandments of Allah Almighty and the Sunnah of His Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). It is …

Trust in Allah Doesn't Just Happen! Here is How to Develop It

Trust in Allah Doesn't Just Happen! Here is How to Develop It

Allowing important areas of our lives to go unexamined and uncontrolled is the source of a vast amount of pain and loss. One such, if not the most significant, loss is our strong relation with Allah. Establishing close connection with Allah requires work. Sometimes we feel that His rules are difficult to obey. We think, …

Friday Prayer

Performing Friday Prayer before Its Time: OK?

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- It is better for Muslims to observe Friday Prayer at its agreed upon time, i.e., after sun’s zenith until …

Why Was the Qiblah Changed From Jerusalem to Makkah?

Every time we stand in Prayer, Muslims may say they make a spiritual journey to the Ka`bah in Makkah, somewhat as the Prophet did during his Night Journey to Jerusalem. And from the Ka`bah, our spirit travels upward towards Allah the Almighty just as the Prophet during his Ascension from Jerusalem.

decision-making prayer

The Decision-Making Prayer

The prayer of decision-making, Istikharah, is an indispensable tool that every Muslim must have to navigate their life. Life is made up of decisions. For many people, we only notice the decisions when they have huge, long-term consequences. But decisions of all kinds are there, filling up every moment and affecting our life.

Ibn `Atta' on Ascending Levels of Worship (Pearls of Wisdom)

In his well-known book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), sheikh Ahmad Ibn `Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says: Allah diversified the acts of worship for you because He knows how quickly you get bored. And He did not permit you certain acts of worship at certain times so you do not go to extremes. The objective is to perfect your prayers …



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