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Is It Necessary to Intend to Recite Each Verses of the Fatiha? [ Shafi’i ]

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it necessary to intend to recite each verses of the Fatiha? How to deal with involuntary semen leakage? How to know if I have an excuse regarding wudu for prayer? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, Dear questioner, It is not necessary to intent […]

Conquering Mount Sawm, by Tushar Imdad-ul-Haq Bhuiya

Especially motivating for those dreading the long summer fasts, the following diary entries, written by British educator Tushar Imdad-ul-Haq Bhuiya, should provide reassurance that keeping hunger at bay isn’t as hard as it seems.Although describing the challenge of keeping a voluntary fast, the lessons are just as relevant for Ramadan. After reading extracts from Brad Pilon’s […]

Valid Make Up Fasts

Ustadh Farid Dingle clarifies the rulings on making up fasts, intentions and actions, and reward from Allah, according to the Shafi‘i madhhab. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I became Muslim during the month of Ramadan 2012. When I became Muslim I was not told to fast so out of ignorance I didn’t […]

Intentions Purely for Allah

Ustadh Salman Younas explains how one can improve one’s intentions and how to make them purely for the sake of Allah. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. How do I know that I am doing things for God? How do I set my intentions?   Answer: Wa alaykum assaalam wa rahmat Allah wa […]

Constantly Skipping Prayers

Shaykh Jamir Meah offers counsel on how to establish prayer, to make up missed prayers, and how to deal with emotional stumbling blocks.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I have been suffering from this problem for years. It is the worst problem in my life and I’m very scared. I have […]

Intention for Seeking Knowledge by Imam Haddad

In this article, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani provides commentary on Imam Haddad’s famous “Intention for Seeking Knowledge.” Text and translation of this supplication is also provided.  In the Name of Allah, the Merciful and Compassionate. The Messenger of Allah, Allah bless him and give him peace, said, “Actions are by their intentions, and each person shall have […]

Strengthening One’s Aspiration

Ustadh Tabraze Azam answers a question about a constant feeling of discouragement in studies and how to strengthen one’s aspiration. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Sometimes I get discouraged because I feel like when I move one step forward in my studies, I feel like I also jump ten steps back. In […]

How to Deal with Doubts About the Intention in Wudu? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum When I make wudu, I have the intention of making the whole wudu (sunnan and fard aspects) in mind without necessarily utter the itention. Then before I wash my hands as a sunnah I say the basmalla or during washing the hands. But then before or during […]

Ramadan Intentions – Ustadh Abdul Muhaymin

In this video, Ustadh Abdul Muhaymin encourages us to have a list of intentions for our fasts, as well as a list of duas we recite frequently. He mentions that Ramadan is a time in which we should step up our game. We should try to make this month a transformative one. A good way […]

Does the Intention of Breaking the Prayer Invalidate It?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum Does the intention of breaking the prayer or thinking about breaking the prayer invalidate it? Answer: Wa ‘alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh I pray you are well. No; thinking about invalidating the prayer, or even intending to do so does not invalidate it. Just like with […]