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I’m Struggling to Pray; I Feel Lazy & Depressed

I’m Struggling to Pray; I Feel Lazy & Depressed

In this counseling answer: • To ensure that you feel submerged in the prayer while you pray, you need to understand it. • If you want to focus, you need to avoid distractions. • If we see something or hear something which is distracting, we should try to take our mind off it. This can …

4 Tips to Keep Up the Prayers After Ramadan

4 Tips to Keep Up the Prayers After Ramadan

If you’ve been praying every day in Ramadan, congratulations! You’ve just built the prayer habit. But then, so many of us do just that every Ramadan, and yet give it all up after Eid. How do we hold on to our prayers and other acts of worship after Ramadan?

Itikaf: Are all Mosques Proper?

Itikaf: Are all Mosques Proper?

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: Itikaf is valid in any mosque in which the five prayers are held and which has a congregation. Dealing with the …

Ramadan – A Day in the Life

Ramadan – A Day in the Life

I try to take a few moments at fajr to do dhikr or make dua, enjoy the stillness of this time of day and listen to the birds sing their dawn chorus. This is also a good time to quietly read Quran…

Prison, Prayer and Ramadan: How Do Inmates Manage?

Prison, Prayer and Ramadan: How Do Inmates Manage?

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- Knowing that the time of worship has started is a prerequisite for the validity of the acts of worship. This …

What Is the Importance of Qiyam-ul-Layl

What Is the Importance of Qiyam-ul-Layl?

Short Answer: Qiyam Al-Layl is an act of worship that connects the heart to Allah and enables it to overcome the temptations of life and to strive against one’s own self, at the time when voices are stilled, eyes are closed in sleep, and sleepers are tossing and turning in their beds. _____________________________________ Salam Kareema, Thank you for …

Imam Omar Suleiman Leads Prayer in Congress Thursday

Leading American Muslim scholar imam Omar Suleiman will offer prayers in Congress on Thursday, May 9, Yaqeen website reported. Suleiman, the founder, and president of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, will deliver the prayer on the House floor as the congressional guest chaplain at the invitation of Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Dallas. Later …

How Can Women with Irregular Menses Pray and Fast?

Irregular Menses: How Do Women Manage Prayer and Fasting?

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 …

How I Came to Love the Prayer as a Muslim

How I Came to Love the Prayer as a Convert

I had begun to pray but the most important hurdle still remained – how was I going to fit so many prayers into my schedule. I was in my last two years at school, so I had to work hard which meant I had to do homework and study when I got back home.

Fast Reminders: Masjid Clothes

FAST Reminders: Masjid Clothes

As you go to Taraweeh tonight after breaking your fast, consider this reminder about masjid clothes. It talks about a simple but important etiquette of Prayer in Masjid. We probably do not realize that our homes have a scent; when we are smiling the beautiful food of Ramadan being cooked, we are not aware that it is …



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