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6 Steps to Catch the Blessings of Laylat Al-Qadr

5 Steps to Catch the Blessings of Laylat Al-Qadr

What exactly are we supposed to be doing about Laylat Al-Qadr? The Qur’an describes Laylat Al-Qadr, aka the Night of Power as: “…better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter. Peace it is until the emergence of dawn.” (Al-Qadr 97:3-5) Any acts of …

Night Prayers Two Times

Ramadan's Night Prayers, Why Two Times?

Short Answer:  The best time for Tahajjud is to delay it to the last third portion of the night, according to Sunnah. Tahajjud kindles the divine flame within us to receive true illumination in the darkness of the night. It opens the window to the heart for light to enter its dark crevices where problems are waiting to be solved. _____________________________________ …

Tahajjud Prayer

How Many Rakaahs Is the Tahajjud Prayer?

Short answer: Tahajjud does not entail a specific number of rakaahs, and there is no maximum limit. Just one witr is enough. …………. Salam Sister,   Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Tahajjud (Arabic for: optional late night prayer) does not entail a specific number of rakaahs (units of prayer) that must be performed. Nor is there any maximum …

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 …

What Does One Do Who Commits Adultery While Fasting?

What Does One Do Who Commits Adultery While Fasting?

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- Adultery (zina) is one of the biggest sins and its punishment in the Shari`ah is severe if one who committed it does not repent and expiate his …

Distractions

How to Cope With Ramadan, Exams, and Distractions?‏

Short Answer:  In life we always have to make choices and arrange priorities. Some things are more important than others. _____________________________________ Salam Dear Brother, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Your question is one facing many Muslims in the coming days, but I don’t think it should be a reason …

Perform Tahajjud

What's the Right Way to Perform Tahajjud?

Short Answer: It is best to delay this prayer to the last third portion of the night, but it may be performed after `Isha’ prayer in the early part or the middle part of the night. One should begin with two quick rak`ahs and then pray whatever one wishes after that. ______________________________________ Salam Sanusi, Thank you for your question …



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