Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wahdahu laa shareeka lah, lahu’l-mulk wa lahu’l-hamd yuhyi wa yumeet wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadeer

Islam; The Religion of Peace

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لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ يحي و يميت وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ.

Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wahdahu laa shareeka lah, lahu’l-mulk wa lahu’l-hamd yuhyi wa yumeet wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadeer* 

* = 1 time after every fardh prayer, except Maghrib and Fajr wherein this has to be recited 10 times) 

There is no God but Allaah alone, with no partner or associate, His is the Dominion and to Him be praise, He gives life and gives death, and He has power over all things

[Reference: Muslim 1/418, Ahmad, At-Tirmithi 5/515, Ahmad 4/227. See its checking in Ibn Al-Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah’s Zddul-Ma’ad 1/300] 

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How To Pray salaht-ul-Maghrib

Fard – 3 rakaat

Niyyah (intention)

Opening Takbeer (Allahu Akbar)

1st rakah: 

*hands on chest, above naval with the right hand over the left hand, or some pray with their hands on the sides* Qiyam: sunnah dua if you’d like (mentioned at the end in the links), Surah Fatiha, Another surah of the Quran.

*Takbeer: Allahu Akbar raising your hands and going down to ruku*

*hands on knees* Ruku: subhana rabbiyal ‘adheem odd number of times, preferably at least 3 times

*hands on sides* Qauma: Sami-Allahu liman hamidah (say while going into qauma position – there is a difference of opinion that it should be said while already in qauma position), Rabbana wa lakal-hamd (say in qauma position)

*Takbeer: Allahu Akbar going down to sajah*

Sajdah: Subhana rabbiyal-a’laa odd number of times, preferably at least 3 times

*Takbeer: Allahu Akbar while getting in jalsa position*

Jalsa: Rabbighfir lee 2 times

*Takbeer: Allahu Akbar, going into sajdah position again*

Sajdah: Subhana rabbiyal-a’laa odd number of times, preferably at least 3 times

– End of 1st rakah –

*Allahu Akbar to go back to Qiyam position for the next rakah*

2nd rakah:

Qiyam:  Surah Fatiha, Another surah of the Quran.

*Takbeer: Allahu Akbar raising your hands and going down to ruku*

*hands on knees* Ruku: subhana rabbiyal ‘adheem odd number of times, preferably at least 3 times

*hands on sides* Qauma: Sami-Allahu liman hamidah (say while going into qauma position – there is a difference of opinion that it should be said while already in qauma position), Rabbana wa lakal-hamd (say in qauma position)

*Takbeer: Allahu Akbar going down to sajah*

Sajdah: Subhana rabbiyal-a’laa odd number of times, preferably at least 3 times

*Takbeer: Allahu Akbar while getting in jalsa position*

Jalsa: Rabbighfir lee 2 times

*Takbeer: Allahu Akbar, going into sajdah position again*

Sajdah: Subhana rabbiyal-a’laa odd number of times, preferably at least 3 times

Tashahhud: At-tahiyatu lillahi was-salawatu wat-tayyibatu assalamu ‘alayka, ayyuhan-nabiyyu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, as-salamu ‘alayna wa ‘ala ‘ibadul-lahissaliheen. Ashhadu alla ilaha illallah wa ashhadu anna Muhammadan abduhu wa Rasuluh

– End of 2nd rakah –

*Allahu Akbar to go back to Qiyam position for the next rakah*

3rd rakah:

Qiyam:  Surah Fatiha

*Takbeer: Allahu Akbar raising your hands and going down to ruku*

*hands on knees* Ruku: subhana rabbiyal ‘adheem odd number of times, preferably at least 3 times

*hands on sides* Qauma: Sami-Allahu liman hamidah (say while going into qauma position – there is a difference of opinion that it should be said while already in qauma position), Rabbana wa lakal-hamd (say in qauma position)

*Takbeer: Allahu Akbar going down to sajah*

Sajdah: Subhana rabbiyal-a’laa odd number of times, preferably at least 3 times

*Takbeer: Allahu Akbar while getting in jalsa position*

Jalsa: Rabbighfir lee 2 times

*Takbeer: Allahu Akbar, going into sajdah position again*

Sajdah: Subhana rabbiyal-a’laa odd number of times, preferably at least 3 times

Tashahhud: At-tahiyatu lillahi was-salawatu wat-tayyibatu assalamu ‘alayka, ayyuhan-nabiyyu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, as-salamu ‘alayna wa ‘ala ‘ibadul-lahissaliheen. Ashhadu alla ilaha illallah wa ashhadu anna Muhammadan abduhu wa Rasuluh

Allahumma salli ‘ala Muhammad wa ‘ala ali Muhammad kama sallayta ‘ala Ibrahim wa ‘ala ali Ibrahim innaka HameedumMajeed. Allahumma barik ‘ala Muhammad wa ‘ala ali Muhammad kama barakta ‘ala Ibrahim wa ‘ala ali Ibrahim innaka Hameedum-Majeed.

Sunnah dua if you’d like (mentioned at the end in the links)

Tasleem: look to your right shoulder – Assalamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah, look to your left shoulder – Assalamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah

– End of 3rd rakah, End of Salah –

Sunnah: 2 Rakah if you’d like

Niyyah (intention)

Opening Takbeer (Allahu Akbar)

1st rakah:

*hands on chest, above naval with the right hand over the left hand, or some pray with their hands on the sides* Qiyam: sunnah dua if you’d like (mentioned at the end in the links), Surah Fatiha, Another surah of the Quran.

*Takbeer: Allahu Akbar raising your hands and going down to ruku*

*hands on knees* Ruku: subhana rabbiyal ‘adheem odd number of times, preferably at least 3 times

*hands on sides* Qauma: Sami-Allahu liman hamidah (say while going into qauma position – there is a difference of opinion that it should be said while already in qauma position), Rabbana wa lakal-hamd (say in qauma position)

*Takbeer: Allahu Akbar going down to sajah*

Sajdah: Subhana rabbiyal-a’laa odd number of times, preferably at least 3 times

*Takbeer: Allahu Akbar while getting in jalsa position*

Jalsa: Rabbighfir lee 2 times

*Takbeer: Allahu Akbar, going into sajdah position again*

Sajdah: Subhana rabbiyal-a’laa odd number of times, preferably at least 3 times

– End of 1st rakah –

*Allahu Akbar to go back to Qiyam position for the next rakah*

2nd rakah:

Qiyam:  Surah Fatiha, Another surah of the Quran.

*Takbeer: Allahu Akbar raising your hands and going down to ruku*

*hands on knees* Ruku: subhana rabbiyal ‘adheem odd number of times, preferably at least 3 times

*hands on sides* Qauma: Sami-Allahu liman hamidah (say while going into qauma position – there is a difference of opinion that it should be said while already in qauma position), Rabbana wa lakal-hamd (say in qauma position)

*Takbeer: Allahu Akbar going down to sajah*

Sajdah: Subhana rabbiyal-a’laa odd number of times, preferably at least 3 times

*Takbeer: Allahu Akbar while getting in jalsa position*

Jalsa: Rabbighfir lee 2 times

*Takbeer: Allahu Akbar, going into sajdah position again*

Sajdah: Subhana rabbiyal-a’laa odd number of times, preferably at least 3 times

Tashahhud: At-tahiyatu lillahi was-salawatu wat-tayyibatu assalamu ‘alayka, ayyuhan-nabiyyu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, as-salamu ‘alayna wa ‘ala ‘ibadul-lahissaliheen. Ashhadu alla ilaha illallah wa ashhadu anna Muhammadan abduhu wa Rasuluh

Allahumma salli ‘ala Muhammad wa ‘ala ali Muhammad kama sallayta ‘ala Ibrahim wa ‘ala ali Ibrahim innaka HameedumMajeed. Allahumma barik ‘ala Muhammad wa ‘ala ali Muhammad kama barakta ‘ala Ibrahim wa ‘ala ali Ibrahim innaka Hameedum-Majeed.

Sunnah dua if you’d like (mentioned at the end in the links)

Tasleem: look to your right shoulder – Assalamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah, look to your left shoulder – Assalamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah

– End of 2nd rakah, End of Salah –

Helpful resource to see pronunciation, rulings, flow of salah, and positions:

I hope I was helpful in sha Allah! ❤️ May Allah bless you and reward you, ameen!

Day of Arafah

What is the Meaning of Day of Arafah?

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The term Arafah is the name of a mountain located in Makkah which is 70 meters high and is also known as the Mount of Mercy. Day of Arafah is a day that falls on the 9th day of Dhul Hijjah. It is called the Day of Arafah because, on this day, pilgrims go to this mountain from Mina, for the most important rite of hajj.

On this day on the mountain, the Khutbah of Hajj is narrated and Zuhr and Asr prayers are combined. The whole day is spent by the pilgrims on the mountain to supplicate to Allah to forgive their sins and to pray for personal strength in the future.

What are the virtues of the Day of Arafah?

A day can’t just be praised and celebrated for no reason. What is it about this day that makes it special?

It is on this day Islam was perfected

“… This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.” (Quran 5:3)

A day like this is really worth it. Imagine Allah completing Islam on such a day, no doubt that His favors will be a win-win for every Muslim who takes this serious.

Reported by Umar Ibn al-Khattab [rahimahu], once a Jewish man said to him, “O Ameer al-Mu’mineen, there is an Aayah in your Book which you recite; if it had come to us Jews, we would have taken that day as a festival.” Umar said, “Which Aayah?” He said: “This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.” Umar said, “We know on which day and in which place that was revealed to the Prophet [saw]. It was when he was standing in ‘Arafaah on a Friday.”

It is a day of Eid for every Muslim.

The Prophet[saw] said: “The day of ‘Arafah (Yawm ‘Arafah ), the Day of Sacrifice (Yawm al-Nahr ) and Ayyaam al-Tashreeq (the 3 days following Yawm al-Nahr) are Eid (festival) for us, the people of Islam. These are days of eating and drinking.”

It is a day by which Allah swore an oath.

The Almighty cannot swear by anything except that which is mighty. Yawm ‘Arafaah (the day of Arafah) is the “witnessed day” mentioned in the Quran:

“By the witnessing day [Friday] and by the witnessed day [the Day of ‘Arafaah].” (Quran 85:3).

It was reported from Abu Hurayrah [rahimahu] that the Prophet[saw] said: “The promised day is the Day of Resurrection, the witnessed day is the Day of ‘Arafah, and the witnessing day is Friday.” – Al-Tirmidhi

Fasting on this day is an expiation for two years.

“Fasting on the Day of ‘Arafah absolves the sins for two years: the previous year and the coming year…” – Reported by all except Al-Bukhari and At-Tirmidhi

It is the day of forgiveness of sins and freedom from the Fire

It was narrated that the Prophet [saw] said: “There is no day on which Allah frees more people from the Fire than the Day of ‘Arafah. He comes close and expresses His pride to the angels, saying, ‘What do these people want?’”

Why should you fast on the day of Arafah?

This is very simple. You should fast on this day if you want to achieve the mercy of Allah mention above. As I mentioned earlier, this day is an opportunity for every Muslim. We all are sinners who want to be forgiven, let’s secure this beautiful day to clean ourselves.

Believers should note that this (fasting) is mustahab for those who are not on Hajj. In the case of the one who is on Hajj, it is not Sunnah for him to fast on the Day of ‘Arafah because the Prophet [saw] did not fast on this day in ‘Arafah. It was narrated that he forbade fasting on the Day of ‘Arafah in ‘Arafah.

https://seekerselite.com/day-of-arafah/

Way of Being

Carl Rogers

 

People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be.

When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, “Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner.”

I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.  ❤️

Tahajjud 💚

It was narrated from ‘Aishah that:
The Prophet (ﷺ) used to pray eleven rak’ahs at night, ending them with one rak’ah of witr, then he would lie down on his right side.
Sunan an-Nasa’i 1696

-Dua Before Tahajjud
Allahumma Lakal-Hamd. Anta Qaiyyimus-Samawati Wal-Ard Wa Man Fihinna. Walakal-Hamd, Laka Mulkus-Samawati Wal-Ard Wa Man Fihinna. Walakal-Hamd, Anta Nurus-Samawati Wal-Ard. Wa Lakal-Hamd, Anta-L-Haq Wa Wa’duka-Lhaq, Wa Liqa’uka Haq, Wa Qauluka Haq, Wal-Jannatu Han Wan-Naru Haq Wannabiyuna Haq. Wa Muhammadun, Sallal-Lahu’alaihi Wasallam, Haq, Was-Sa’atu Haq. Allahumma Aslamtu Laka Wabika Amantu, Wa ‘Alaika Tawakkaltu, Wa ilaika Anabtu Wa Bika Khasamtu, Wa ilaika Hakamtu Faghfir Li Ma Qaddamtu Wama Akh-Khartu Wama As-Rartu Wama’a Lantu, Anta-L-Muqaddim Wa Anta-L-Mu Akh-Khir, La ilaha illa Anta

O Allah! All the praises are for you, You are the Holder of the Heavens and the Earth, And whatever is in them. All the praises are for You; You have the possession of the Heavens and the Earth And whatever is in them. All the praises are for You; You are the Light of the Heavens and the Earth And all the praises are for You; You are the King of the Heavens and the Earth; And all the praises are for You; You are the Truth and Your Promise is the truth, And to meet You is true, Your Word is the truth And Paradise is true And Hell is true And all the Prophets (Peace be upon them) are true; And Muhammad is true, And the Day of Resurrection is true. O Allah ! I surrender (my will) to You; I believe in You and depend on You. And repent to You, And with Your help I argue (with my opponents, the non-believers) And I take You as a judge (to judge between us). Please forgive me my previous And future sins; And whatever I concealed or revealed And You are the One who make (some people) forward And (some) backward. There is none to be worshipped but you.
Sahih al-Bukhari 1120

🙏🏻

“To the widow who is experiencing her first Ramadaan alone. I know the pain stabs at your heart as you remember the last Ramadaan that past. The memories and love of those beautiful years spent together will always be in your heart. You will remember him at every Suhoor and every Iftaar, you will remember him with every bite of food you eat as you recall his favourites. You will remember him in his Kurta getting ready to leave for taraweeh. You will always remember him until Allah reunites you with him in the gardens of Jannah. May Allah grant you ease and peace. Aameen.


To the orphan experiencing the first Ramadan without your parents. You’re still feeling shocked right? You remembered how sweet sahuur was with them and how cool iftaar. You remembered your parents advice and promises during Ramadan. Remember Allah Ta’ala is your Sole Protector and Comforter. Pray for your parents a lot and live the lifestyle they wished for you. 


To the sister who is experiencing her first Ramadaan after nikkah. I know you are nervous and you want to make sure your loving husband and his family are pleased with you so you try to do your best to accommodate and make everybody comfortable even though you feel a little ‘out of place’ or nervous. Remember Allah has blessed you with a house which you will make a home and a wonderful husband who acknowledges your efforts and is grateful to Allah for you. May Allah grant you warmth, acceptance, unity, peace, love, barakaah and happiness within your marriage and your home. Aameen .


To the sister who was recently divorced. This will be a very difficult first Ramadaan after your divorce. You may still be angry, disturbed and hurt yet you will heal. This month will heal your body, mind and soul. Allah will bless you with peace and happiness again. The sun will shine once again giving you hope, warmth and light in your life. Be strong and soldier on. May Allah grant you ease, happiness, hope and strength. Aameen.


To those people who are burdened by huge debts, to those people who are in financial crisis and to those people who are sleeping on the cold pavements this Ramadaan. Remember Allah tests those he loves the most, you may have nothing in this world but everything in the hereafter. May Allah grant you barakah, ease, peace and mercy. Aameen .


To all those brothers and sisters who are sick and ailing this Ramadaan. May Allah grant you complete shifa of the body, mind and soul. May all your sins be washed away with every pain you suffer. Aameen .


To the world this Ramadhan, remember all your brothers, sisters and the entire Ummah as you raise your hands,cry and make dua. Remember to be kind, generous and caring to your family as well as those you meet for you know not of the internal battles they fight. May Allah grant you happiness, peace, barakaah and mercy in this blessed month of Ramadaan and for the rest of your life in this world and the hereafter.”

 

RAMADHAN MUBARAK 💕