Prayers

TIPS ON HOW TO CONCENTRATE DURING SALAT

1.Before standing up for Prayer, try to deal with all the
minor urgent matters which demand your attention. If you
are pressed by hunger, eat first; if you are pressed to attend
to the… call of nature, relieve yourself; if you are the parent
of an infant, feed him or her, or keep him or her busy.
☛ 2. Perform your wudu’ (ablution) well, paying due care
and attention.
☛ 3. Approach the Prayer with zest and passion as if it is
the last prayer in your life before dying. Actually the Prophet
(peace and blessings be upon him) taught us that we could
do nothing in this world that could ever surpass Prayer in
merit and excellence.
☛ 4. Visualize that in your Prayer you are going to have a
special audience with Allah, Lord of the worlds, and that you
are enjoying a direct communion with Him—which, in fact,
is true.
☛ 5. Think of the Prayer you are performing as if it were the
last Prayer of your life. In fact, it could very well be the last
one, since no one is given a guarantee that he would live to
perform another Prayer.
☛ 6. Picture the scene of the Last Day when people will be
lined up into two groups, one destined for Heaven, and
another for Hell, and ask yourself where you would be
placed.
☛ 7. Focus your mind on what you are reading in your
Prayer and recite simple suurats that you understand it’s
meaning and ponder on the meaning whiles u recite.
☛ 8. If, in spite of your best efforts, your mind is still
wandering, seek refuge in Allah and bring your mind back to
Prayer.
☛ 9. Pray to Allah and beg Him to grant you true the joy of
concentrating in your Prayer and protection against the
wanderings of your mind.
☛ 10. Place your eyesight to the one spot where you will be
making your sujuud while you recite and avoid taking your
eyes from that spot.
☛ 11. While which Surah reciting in the Salah if you call
back in your mind the Meaning or Translation of that Surah
along with the Arabic recitation ,In Shaa Allah in Salah the
concentration will never deviate.
Prophet Mohammed ( pbuh ) says :
”Those who memorize the one ayat and long with the its
Translation , he will get 100 Nafeel Salah Reward.”
[Sunna Ibne Maja Ch 16 Hadith 219]
MAY ALLAH PROTECT US
FROM THE TRICKS OF
SHAYTAN DURING PRAYERS
and FORGIVE US FOR OUR
MISTAKES.
AMEEN Ya ALLAH.👏👏👏

The Prophet {PBUH}

The Last Sermon of the Prophet Muhammad SAW

Prophet Muhammad’s (peace and blessings be upon him) farewell sermon / ﻉﺍﺩﻮﻟﺍ ﺔﺒﻄﺧ , Khutbatu l-Wada’
9 DhulHijjah 10 AH (9 March 632) at Mount Arafat
Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) undertook his farewell pilgrimage in the year 10 A.H. His farewell pilgrimage to Mecca is one of the most significant historical events in the minds of Muslims, for it was the first and last pilgrimage performed by Prophet Muhammad, as well as being the model for performing the fifth pillar of Islam, Hajj.
Prophet Muhammad’s final sermon was delivered during the Hajj of the year 632 C.E., the ninth day of Dhul Hijjah, the 12th month of the lunar year, at Arafat, the most blessed day of the year. There were numerous Muslims present with the Prophet during his last pilgrimage when he delivered his last sermon.
Even today, the last sermon of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is passed to every Muslim in every corner of the world through all possible means of communication. Muslims are reminded of it in mosques and in lectures. Indeed the meanings found in this sermon are astounding, touching upon some of the most important rights Allah Almighty has over humanity, and humanity has over each other. Though the Prophet’s soul (peace be upon him) has left this world, his words are still living in our hearts.
After praising and thanking Allah, Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said:
“O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore listen to what I am saying to you very carefully and TAKE THESE WORDS TO THOSE WHO COULD NOT BE PRESENT HERE TODAY.
O People, just as you regard this month, this day, this city as sacred, so regard the life and property of every Muslim as a sacred trust. Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners. Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you. Remember that you will indeed meet your Lord, and that He will indeed reckon your deeds. Allah has forbidden you to take usury (interest); therefore all interest obligations shall henceforth be waived. Your capital, however, is yours to keep. You will neither inflict nor suffer any inequity. Allah has judged that there shall be no interest and that all the interest due to Abbas ibn Abdul Muttalib (Prophet’s uncle) shall henceforth be waived…
Beware of Satan, for the safety of your religion. He has lost all hope that he will ever be able to lead you astray in big things, so beware of following him in small things.
O People, it is true that you have certain rights with regard to your women, but they also have rights over you. Remember that you have taken them as your wives only under Allah’s trust and with His permission. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Do treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers. And it is your right that they do not make friends with any one of whom you do not approve, as well as never to be unchaste.
O People, listen to me in earnest, worship Allah, perform your five daily prayers (salah), fast during the month of Ramadan, and give your wealth in zakat (almsgiving). Perform Hajj if you can afford it.
All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor does a black have any superiority over a white except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly. Do not, therefore, do injustice to yourselves.
Remember, one day you will appear before Allah and answer for your deeds. So beware, do not stray from the path of righteousness after I am gone.
O People, no prophet or apostle will come after me and no new faith will be born. Reason well, therefore, O People, and understand words which I convey to you. I leave behind me two things, the QURAN and my example, the SUNNAH and if you follow these you will never go astray.
All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me directly. Be my witness, O Allah, that I have conveyed your message to your people”.

Reminders

Silence

ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): علَيكَ بطُولِ الصَّمتِ فإنّهُ مَطرَدَةٌ لِلشَّيطانِ، وعَونٌ لكَ على أمرِ دِينِكَ.

The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘You must maintain silence for long periods of time for verily it drives Satan away and helps you in matters of your faith.’

ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) ـ لأبي ذَرٍّ وهو يَعِظُهُ ـ: أربَعٌ لا يُصِيبُهُنَّ إلّا مؤمنٌ: الصَّمتُ وهُو أوَّلُ العِبادَةِ….

The Prophet (SAWA) said to Abu Dharr, exhorting him, ‘There are four things that none can accomplish apart from the believer: silence, and this is the first stage of worship…’

ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ في صِفةِ المؤمِنِ ـ: كثيرٌ صَمتُهُ، مَشغولٌ وَقتُـهُ.

Imam Ali (AS) said, describing the believer, ‘Great is his silence and occupied is his time.’

ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الصَّمتُ رَوضَةُ الفِكرِ.

Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Silence is the garden of thought.’

ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا خَيرَ في الصَّمتِ عَنِ الحُكمِ، كما أنّهُ لا خَيرَ في القَولِ بِالجَهلِ.

Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘There is no good in keeping silent about a matter of wisdom, just as there is no good in speaking about something one is ignorant of.’

Hadith

Beautiful Hadith about Prostration

It was narrated from Abu Humaid As-Sa’idi that: When the Prophet (peace be upon him) stood up following two prostrations, he would say the takbir and raise his hands until they were level with his shoulders, as he had done at the beginning of the prayer.

(Sunan an-Nasa’i, Vol. 2, Book 13, Hadith 3)

Hadith

Hadith

The Prophet ( ﻰﻠﺻ ﻪﻠﻟﺍ ﻢﻠﺳﻭ ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ) took a room made of date palm leaves mats in the mosque. Allah’s Messenger ( ﻰﻠﺻ ﻪﻠﻟﺍ ﻢﻠﺳﻭ ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ) prayed in it for a few nights till the people gathered (to pray the night prayer (Tarawih) (behind him.) Then on the 4th night the people did not hear his voice and they thought he had slept, so some of them started humming in order that he might come out. The Prophet (ﻰﻠﺻ ﻪﻠﻟﺍ ﻢﻠﺳﻭ ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ) then said, “You continued doing what I saw you doing till I was afraid that this (Tarawih prayer) might be enjoined on you, and if it were enjoined on you, you would not continue performing it. Therefore, O people! Perform your prayers at your homes, for the best prayer of a person is what is performed at his home except the compulsory congregational) prayer.”
ﺎَﻨَﺛَّﺪَﺣ ،ُﻕﺎَﺤْﺳِﺇ ﺎَﻧَﺮَﺒْﺧَﺃ ،ُﻥﺎَّﻔَﻋ ،ٌﺐْﻴَﻫُﻭ ﺎَﻨَﺛَّﺪَﺣ ﺎَﻨَﺛَّﺪَﺣ ﻰَﺳﻮُﻣ ُﻦْﺑ ،َﺔَﺒْﻘُﻋ ُﺖْﻌِﻤَﺳ ﺎَﺑَﺃ ،ِﺮْﻀَّﻨﻟﺍ ُﺙِّﺪَﺤُﻳ ْﻦَﻋ ِﻦْﺑ ِﺮْﺴُﺑ ،ٍﺪﻴِﻌَﺳ ْﻦَﻋ ِﺪْﻳَﺯ ِﻦْﺑ ،ٍﺖِﺑﺎَﺛ َّﻥَﺃ َّﻲِﺒَّﻨﻟﺍ ﻰﻠﺻ ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ﻪﻠﻟﺍ ﻢﻠﺳﻭ َﺬَﺨَّﺗﺍ ﻲِﻓ ًﺓَﺮْﺠُﺣ ِﺪِﺠْﺴَﻤْﻟﺍ ْﻦِﻣ ،ٍﺮﻴِﺼَﺣ ﻰَّﻠَﺼَﻓ ُﻝﻮُﺳَﺭ ِﻪَّﻠﻟﺍ ﻰﻠﺻ ﻪﻠﻟﺍ ﻢﻠﺳﻭ ﻪﻴﻠﻋ ﺎَﻬﻴِﻓ ،َﻲِﻟﺎَﻴَﻟ ﻰَّﺘَﺣ َﻊَﻤَﺘْﺟﺍ ِﻪْﻴَﻟِﺇ َّﻢُﺛ ،ٌﺱﺎَﻧ ﺍﻭُﺪَﻘَﻓ ُﻪَﺗْﻮَﺻ ﺍﻮُّﻨَﻈَﻓ ًﺔَﻠْﻴَﻟ ُﻪَّﻧَﺃ ْﺪَﻗ ،َﻡﺎَﻧ ْﻢُﻬُﻀْﻌَﺑ َﻞَﻌَﺠَﻓ ُﺢَﻨْﺤَﻨَﺘَﻳ ْﻢِﻬْﻴَﻟِﺇ َﺝُﺮْﺨَﻴِﻟ َﻝﺎَﻘَﻓ ﺎَﻣ “ ُﻢُﻜِﺑ َﻝﺍَﺯ ﻱِﺬَّﻟﺍ ُﺖْﻳَﺃَﺭ ْﻦِﻣ ،ْﻢُﻜِﻌﻴِﻨَﺻ ﻰَّﺘَﺣ ْﻥَﺃ ُﺖﻴِﺸَﺧ ،ْﻢُﻜْﻴَﻠَﻋ َﺐَﺘْﻜُﻳ ْﻮَﻟَﻭ ْﻢُﻜْﻴَﻠَﻋ َﺐِﺘُﻛ ﺎَﻣ ْﻢُﺘْﻤُﻗ ﺍﻮُّﻠَﺼَﻓ ِﻪِﺑ ﺎَﻬُّﻳَﺃ ﻲِﻓ ُﺱﺎَّﻨﻟﺍ ،ْﻢُﻜِﺗﻮُﻴُﺑ َﻞَﻀْﻓَﺃ َّﻥِﺈَﻓ ِﺓَﻼَﺻ ِﺀْﺮَﻤْﻟﺍ ﻲِﻓ ،ِﻪِﺘْﻴَﺑ َّﻻِﺇ َﺓَﻼَّﺼﻟﺍ َﺔَﺑﻮُﺘْﻜَﻤْﻟﺍ .”

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A Beautiful Islamic Story

“Once upon a time a Jewish Man came to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ , he said that Prophet Muhammad ﷺ I will get imaan on your studies and will accept Islam but I want that Prophet Muhammad ﷺ you take this seed of Date from me ,put this seed under mud and give water to it and in one day it get grow upto whole tree of dates and even in 24 hours it start giving fruit(Dates).
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ agreed and gotup and went to some mud place with that jewish man. There Prophet Muhammad ﷺ putted seed under mud then covered and then gave water to it then Prophet Muhammad ﷺ did Dua and then came back.
In Evening , that jewish man alone gone to that place where Prophet Muhammad ﷺ put seed and did all procedure. So then that 《Jewish man took out that seed from mud》, he did this because he wanted that Prophet Muhammad ﷺ get lose and he can easily say that I cant accept islam because tree of dates didnt growup and nothing else happened as I wished.
So next day Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and that jewish man gone to that place to check the result ,as both came to check, that jewish man got much Shocked after seeing that there was a tree of

dates with fruit(dates) on that tree,because according to him he took out out seed yesterday evening .then how this happened??? Where seed gone? Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said ” you took out seed in evening so now there is no seed but there is a tree with dates as you wished”

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A Beautiful Story.

Once upon a time Hazrat Musa (A.S) met a person who was very rich,wealthy ,that person said to Hazrat Musa (A.S) “That i have much blessings,food,everything has been given from Allah to me but its much for me to handle all this wealth so please Hazrat Musa (A.S) now whenever you will get in talk with Allah then please request Him that decrease my richness,wealth because I cant handle this much”.
After some time, Hazrat Musa (A.S) met another person who was laying/sitting in sand . He had nothing to eat,drink & nothing to wear even his whole body was covered with sand,he requested Hazrat Musa (A.S) now whenever you will get talk with Allah then say/Request Him that look on me,give me blessings,food,cloth things Etc
When Hazrat Musa (A.S),got in talk with Allah he presented both requests infront of Allah ,Allah said” the one who want decrease in his wealth say him stop doing thanks to me and the one who want blessings,wealth say him start doing thanks to me”.
Hazrat Musa (A.S),again met first person and said him that Allah said “if you want decrease in your much wealth, then stop doing thanks to Him”,person replied “how I can stop doing thanks to Allah who gave me all this blessings,wealth. I cant.” Hazrat Musa (A.S) said “then there is no other way.”
Hazrat Musa (A.S),met second person and told him that Allah said “if you want all blessings,wealth then start doing thanks to Him”,he replied “on what I do thanks to Allah? I have nothing,Im very poor look at me”. At that time with the order of Allah,Wind(air) started moving fast and the sand with which his body was covered ,sand removed because of fast wind and he got naked .
So even that sand with which his body was covered was a blessing but he never did thanks to Allah.
So purpose to share this one that always we all have to do thanks for Every blessing, we have been given from Allah ♥ even if its little in amount .

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The meaning of Al Fatiha and its various Names

This Surah is called Al-Fatihah, that is, the Opener of the Book, the Surah with which prayers are begun. It is also called, Umm Al-Kitab (the Mother of the Book), according to the majority of the scholars. In an authentic Hadith recorded by At-Tirmidhi, who graded it Sahih, Abu Hurayrah said that the Messenger of Allah said,
(Al-Hamdu lillahi Rabbil-`Alamin is the Mother of the Qur’an, the Mother of the Book, and the seven repeated Ayat of the Glorious Qur’an.)
It is also called Al-Hamd and As-Salah, because the Prophet said that his Lord said,
(`The prayer (i.e., Al-Fatihah) is divided into two halves between Me and My servants.’ When the servant says, `All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of existence,’ Allah says, ‘My servant has praised Me.’)
Al-Fatihah was called the Salah, because reciting it is a condition for the correctness of Salah – the prayer. Al-Fatihah was also called Ash-Shifa’ (the Cure).
It is also called Ar-Ruqyah (remedy), since in the Sahih, there is the narration of Abu Sa`id telling the the story of the Companion who used Al-Fatihah as a remedy for the tribal chief who was poisoned. Later, the Messenger of Allah said to a Companion,
(How did you know that it is a Ruqyah)
Al-Fatihah was revealed in Makkah as Ibn `Abbas, Qatadah and Abu Al-`Aliyah stated. Allah said,
(And indeed, We have bestowed upon you the seven Mathani) (seven repeatedly recited verses), (i.e. Surat Al-Fatihah) (15:87). Allah knows best.

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Pause after each ayah in surah Al Fatiha

Surah Al-Fatihah is a dialogue between the
abd (slave) and his Lord; it’s a conversation between you and Allah the Most High. There is a beautiful, thoughtful sunnah to revive to value this beautiful interaction!
It is recommended for the one who prays to pause after each ayah when reciting Surah Al-Fatihah whether he or she is praying indivudally or in congegration, because it’s a sunnah act.
When Umm Salamah (may Allah be pleased with her) was asked about the recitation of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him), she said: He used to pause after each verse: {Bismillaah Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem} {Alhamdu lil-laahi Rabbil-‘Aalameen} {Ar-Rahmaan Ar-Raheem} {Maaliki Yawmid-Deen}. ” [Ahmad and Abu Daawood]
The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: Allah the Exalted said: ‘I have divided the prayer (Surah Al-Fatihah) into two halves between Me and My servant. A half of it is for Me and a half for My servant, and My servant shall acquire what he asked for. If he says, “All praise and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of existence,” Allah says, “My servant has praised Me.” When the servant says, “The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.” Allah says, “My servant has glorified Me.”When he says, ‘Master of the Day of Judgment.”Allah says, “My servant has glorified Me.” When he says, “You (alone) we worship, and You (alone) we ask for help.” Allah says, “This is between Me and My servant, and My servant shall acquire what he sought.” When he says, “Guide us to the straight path. The way of those on whom You have granted Your grace, not (the way) of those who earned Your anger, nor of those who went astray.” Allah says, “This is for My servant, and My servant shall acquire what he asked for.”‘ [Muslim, An-Nasaa’i]
When it comes to reading Surah Al-Fatihah while praying in congegration, the Fatwa of The Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and Fataawa reads: It is obligatory on the one led (in prayer) to recite Al-Fatihah – whether he recites it at the same time the Imaam recites Al-Fatihah in the loud prayers, or while the Imaam is reciting a Surah after Al-Fatihah, or during the Imaam’s pause after reciting Al-Fatihah if he pauses. This is optional. It is better, though, to recite it during the Imaam’s pause after finishing the recitation of Al-Fatihah, if he paused, so as to reconcile between the differing evidence concerning this.
Next time you recite Surah Al-Fatihah in prayer pause after each ayah.
Take this break as a moment of reflection on the fact that Allah the Most High answers each ayah.
Teach others this habit, inshaa’Allah!

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Things which invalidate prayers

  1. Twelve things make prayers void, and they are called mubtilat.

First: If any of the pre-requisites of prayers ceases to exist while one is in namaz, like, if he comes to know that the dress with which he has covered himself is a usurped one.

Second: If a person, intentionally or by mistake, or uncontrollably, commits an act which makes his Wudhu or Ghusl void, like, when urine comes out, even if it is discharged forgetfully, or involuntarily, after the last Sajdah of the prayers. But if a person is incontinent, unable to control urine or excretion, his prayers will not be void if he acts according to the rules explained early in the Chapter of Wudhu. Similarly, if a woman sees blood of Istihaza during prayers, her namaz is not invalidated if she has acted according to the rules of Istihaza.

  1. If a person sleeps involuntarily, not knowing whether he slept during namaz or afterwards, it will not be necessary for him to repeat the prayers, provided he knows that he has not performed anything less than the usual namaz.
  2. If a person knows that he slept voluntarily, but doubts whether he slept after or during the prayers, or if he forgot during the prayers that he was praying and fell asleep, his prayers will be valid if the provision stated above is fulfilled.

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