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The Night-Vigil Prayer (Tahajjud)

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Can I pray the night-vigil prayer (tahajjud) 5 minutes before the entry of true dawn (fajr)? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, Yes, you can pray the night-vigil prayer (tahajjud) even minutes before the entry of true dawn (fajr). The night-vigil prayer (tahajjud) is generally that which is […]

Illegitimate Children and Leading the Prayer.

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Can Allah accept sa prayer where the Imam’s Father is Christian born out of wedlock? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, The prayer of a convert or somebody born out of wedlock is valid. Acceptability (qabul), however, is something which the jurists (fuqaha) cannot usually make a judgement […]

Praying Zuhr With a Asr Congregation.

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum If praying the Zuhr prayer after the Shafi’i Asr has entered (but before the Hanafi Asr), would it be permissible to join a congregation praying Asr to complete my Zuhr prayer? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, it is not valid to pray the noon prayer […]

Playing Kids, Praying Adults: A Taraweeh Lesson – Saad Razi Shaikh

Ramadan is a good time to teach children. And to learn from them.   Those who spend (of that which Allah hath given them) in ease and in adversity, those who control their wrath and are forgiving toward mankind; Allah loveth the good. (3:134) Sometime in early Ramadan, our blessed mosque was hit with an […]

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 […]

Ramadan Guide For Menstruating Women

Although we all know that it’s really the inward that matters, sometimes the outward helps us get there. But when we lose certain acts of worship in Ramadan, it doesn’t mean we have to lose out. Here is a handy resource list for menstruating women to get the best out of Ramadan.   Menstruation Is […]

Draw Near to Allah in Ramadan Through Service – Ustadha Umm Umar

Ustadha Umm Umar reminds us of incorporating the aspect of service in Ramadan as a means of drawing near to Allah Most High. She advises to not make Ramadan just revolve around one’s self, rather to also be concerned with others and their needs. Ustadha Umm Umar gives key advice and practical methods on how […]

Ten Ways to Prepare for Ramadan From Now

With Ramadan just around the corner, many of us are looking for ways to make sure that this will be the year we change, writes Nour Merza. With this in mind, here are ten ways to prepare yourself for Ramadan. 1. Make the right intention Beginning right now, make an intention that this Ramadan will […]

My Husband Doesn’t Pray.

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, My husband used to pray and go for jumu’ah, but now he doesn’t pray at all. He says he is mad at Allah for all the suffering in the world, and why should he pray to a God who is supposed to be merciful, but let […]

Praying and Cold Weather.

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I want to pray five times a day but my problem is that sometimes I feel too lazy to make ablution because of cold weather. Please suggest me ways or alternatives so that I don’t miss my prayers just because of laziness of making ablution. Answer: Wa’alaykum […]