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What is Taharah? Without it, Your Prayer is Not Valid

What is Taharah? Without it, Your Prayer is Not Valid

Taharah, linguistically, means cleanliness from impurities, both physically and morally. Technically, it means lifting the state of Hadath (bodily ritual impurity) and removing defilement that preclude valid prayer…

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How Can I Purify Myself?

Short Answer: The first step to take is to sincerely ask Allah Almighty to purify you as it is Allah Almighty who opens doors for His servants.  You can also start reading about purification, its meaning, the spiritual diseases of the heart, how to purify oneself from them … etc. Also remember that this is a process and it …

How to Perform Ghusl

How to Perform Ghusl

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. Responding to your question, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, states: The proper …

Forgetfully Prayed without Wudu: Valid?

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: Whoever prays forgetting that he did not have wudu has to repeat the Prayer. With …

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Using Toilet Paper to Rid Oneself of Impurity: 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: There is nothing wrong in using tissues for the purpose of purification. However, it is better to combine both water …

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Teaching Daughters About Menstruation: Allowed?

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: Muslim mothers should teach their daughters about menstruation, its biological explanation and the rules of purification before the girls attain maturity. …

In Search of Inner Peace

In Search for Inner Peace

If we are not near God, who is the source of peace, we can never ever attain peace. And the nearer I am to that source, the more I will have of it. So the nearer I am to the source of water the more water I will have, and the nearer I am to the source of peace the more peace that I will have.

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Do Muslims Get "Baptized" Like Christians Do?

Short Answer: Not exactly. There are some differences in the way Islam and Christianity view the body and soul, and in the way they view water and its purifying properties. But, Muslims do ritually purify themselves of sin with water fairly often in wudu, or the ablution one makes before prayer, and ghusl, or the whole-body shower one …



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