Sīrah – [8] Āminah and Abdul Muṭṭalib Pass Away [Simplified for Children]

Click to Download PDF Click Here to Visit Our Children’s Corner Today you will learn about the best man that ever lived. We already know that the prophets were the best from all the people. But our Prophet Muhammad (ṣallāllāhu ʿalayhī wa-sallam) was the best from all the prophets. He was the most special person... Continue Reading →

Tarāwīḥ: Time Period & Making Up For It

According to the majority of fuqahā (jurists), the time for tarāwīḥ remains from ishā until subh sādiq (true dawn). It is sunnah to perform tarāwīḥ before witr. If tarāwīḥ is performed after witr, then the authoritative opinion of the Ḥanafī’s is that tarāwīḥ will still be valid. If tarāwīḥ is not performed before sunrise, it’s... Continue Reading →

Tarāwīḥ: Performing Sitting Down

Many prophetic narrations mention half the reward for a person who performs sunnah or nafl ṣalāh. As such, according to the most reliable opinion it is permissible to perform tarāwīḥ sitting down without an excuse is permissible (as standing in tarāwīḥ is not obligatory). However, performing while standing is mustaḥabb (recommended). If, due to an... Continue Reading →

Tarāwīḥ: Performing Four Rakaʿāt’s (units) or More with One Salām

According to the Ḥanafī’s, it is better to perform tarāwīḥ in sets of 2 rakaʿāt’s (units) with salām at the completion of every 2 rakaʿāt’s (units). If 4 rakaʿāt’s (units) are performed with one salām, while doing qa’dah (sitting) in the second rakaʿāt (unit), this will be also permissible according to the Ḥanafī’s. If one... Continue Reading →

Tarāwīḥ: Number of Rakaʿāt’s (units)

According to the majority of fuqahā (jurists) and the ummah, the number of rakaʿāt’s (units) for tarāwīḥ is 20. Similarly, 20 rakaʿāt’s (units) have been reported from the majority of the Sahabah (companions) and the Khulafā e-Rāshidīn (rightly guided caliphs). According to the Mālikī’s, tarāwīḥ is either 20 or 36 rakaʿāt’s (units). One has a... Continue Reading →

Stories of the Prophets [Simplified for Ages 6+] – Challenge

Before taking challenge, make sure you’ve read all the stories of the prophets. If you haven’t, then go to the children’s corner and read them. Click Here to Take the Challenge! If you enjoyed the challenge, tell someone else to have a go! See who gets the highest score! For More Challenges Click Here!

ʿIsā (ʿalayhi s-salām) [Simplified for Ages 6+]

Click to Download PDF Today you will learn about the life of one of the best people that ever lived. These were men sent by Allāh. You will learn why they were sent and what lessons we can learn from their lives. They were known as the Prophets of Allāh. The Birth of Maryam (raḍiyallāhu ʿanhā)... Continue Reading →

Yūnus (ʿalayhi s-salām) [Simplified for Ages 6+]

Click to Download PDF Today you will learn about the life of one of the best people that ever lived. These were men sent by Allāh. You will learn why they were sent and what lessons we can learn from their lives. They were known as the Prophets of Allāh. The Story of Yūnus (ʿalayhi... Continue Reading →

ʿAqīdah (Belief) Challenge [For Ages 9+]

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Sāliḥ (ʿalayhi s-salām) [Simplified for Ages 6+]

Click to Download PDF The Story of Sāliḥ (ʿalayhi s-salām) Today you will learn about the life of one of the best people that ever lived. This was a man sent by Allāh. You will learn why they were sent and what lessons we can learn from their lives. They were known as the Prophets... Continue Reading →

Hūd (ʿalayhi s-salām) [Simplified for Ages 6+]

Click to Download PDF The Story of Hūd (ʿalayhi s-salām) Today you will learn about the life of one of the best people that ever lived. This was a man sent by Allāh. You will learn why they were sent and what lessons we can learn from their lives. They were known as the Prophets... Continue Reading →

Eating: Etiquettes & Supplications [53-58]

53. Any leftover food on utensils and cutlery should be licked and eaten, and anything liquid should be drunk. This is a means of great blessing and virtue. Anas (r.a.) narrates: “When the Messenger of Allāh (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) ate, he would lick his three fingers, and he would say:... Continue Reading →

Istinjā’ (Purification After the Call of Nature) [Detailed]

Definition of Istinjā’ In the Arabic language, ‘istinjā’, or ‘abstertion’ means to wipe and clean an impure area.In the terminology of sharīʿah (Sacred Law), istinjā’ is the process of cleaning those body parts from which impurities such as urine, faeces and the like is secreted, as it is not sufficient simply to perform wudu while... Continue Reading →

Nūḥ (ʿalayhi s-salām): The Prophet Who Built a Boat [Simplified for Ages 6+]

Click to Download PDF The Story of Nūḥ (ʿalayhi s-salām) Today you will learn about the life of one of the best people that ever lived. This was a man sent by Allāh. You will learn why they were sent and what lessons we can learn from their lives. They were known as the Prophets... Continue Reading →

Ādam (ʿalayhi s-salām): The First Prophet [Simplified for Ages 6+]

Click to Download PDF The Story of Ādam (ʿalayhi s-salām) Today you will learn about the life of one of the best people that ever lived. This was a man sent by Allāh. You will learn why they were sent and what lessons we can learn from their lives. They were known as the Prophets... Continue Reading →

Eating: Etiquettes & Supplications [43-46]

43. During meals, bones and other waste items should be kept together in one place. Scattering them in various places is discourteous and unmannerly, and a cause of difficulty for others. 44. While eating, the mind should be kept free from worrying and unnecessary thoughts. 45. Talking excessively and uncontrollably laughing while eating should be... Continue Reading →

Eating: Etiquettes & Supplications [40-42]

40. It is vital to ensure that no food goes to waste, whether it is one’s own food or someone else’s; rather, wasting another’s property entails double wrongdoing even if the owner permits it. Food should be saved from falling on the ground and that which has fallen, and is suitable for eating should be... Continue Reading →

Eating: Etiquettes & Supplications [33-36]

33. The entire hand along with the fingers should not be immersed into the food. This is a sign of being uncultured. 34. It is recommended that one uses only three fingers of the right hand when eating; namely, the thumb, index, and middle finger. It is narrated from Kab bin Mālik (r.a.) that the... Continue Reading →

Eating: Etiquettes & Supplications [28-32]

28. It is sunnah to eat with the hands. However, if someone eats with a spoon then there is no sin, though one will not acquire the virtue of eating with the hands, except that the food is difficult to eat with the hands, or there is an excuse for not using the hand (like... Continue Reading →

Eating: Etiquettes & Supplications [26-27]

26. Only the right hand should be used for eating. However, if the need arises to use the left hand, it may be used to assist the right hand; keeping the right hand as primary and the left as secondary. To eat with the left hand is highly detestable and the way of Shaytan. It... Continue Reading →

Eating: Etiquettes & Supplications [22-25]

22. The sunnah of reciting ‘bismillāh’ before eating is general for men, women, one in the state of major ritual impurity and a menstruating woman. 23. If one forgets to recite ‘bismillah’ before eating, then during the meal, whenever one remembers, one should recite, بِسْمِ اللَّهِ أَوَّلَهُ وَآخِرَهُ or بِسْمِ اللَّهِ فِي أَوَّلِهِ وَآخِرِهِ. This... Continue Reading →

Eating: Etiquettes & Supplications [20-21]

20. In most prophetic narrations, there is explicit mention of taking the name of Allāh with the words, ‘bismillāh’. It is narrated from Aisha (r.a.) that the Messenger of Allāh (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) said: “When one of you eats food, then let him say: ‘bismillah’. If he forgets in the... Continue Reading →

Eating: Etiquettes & Supplications [19]

19. It is sunnah to say ‘bismillāh’ before eating. It is a means of blessings and goodness, and a strong barrier for Shaytan from partaking of the food. Huḍayfah (r.a.) narrates that the Messenger of Allāh (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) said: “The devil considers the food upon which Allah’s name (bismillah)... Continue Reading →

Eating: Etiquettes & Supplications [17-18]

17. To wear shoes while eating is contradictory to the sunnah method. Though it may not be a sin, but it is similar to the style of those who are non-Muslim and that of the arrogant. As a result, one should abstain from making this a habit. However, in cases of necessity, one may eat... Continue Reading →

Eating: Etiquettes & Supplications [15-16]

15. It is desirable that one sits on the floor to eat while the food is placed on a clean cloth. It is preferred that one is level with the food, neither the food or the person eating should be higher or lower than one another. The normal practice of the Messenger of Allāh (may... Continue Reading →

Eating: Etiquettes & Supplications [14]

14. The Messenger of Allāh disliked to eat while leaning. Abū Juḥayfah (r.a.) narrates that the Messenger of Allāh (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) said, "I do not eat my meals while leaning (against something).” (Bukhārī) Abdullah ibn ‘Amr ibn al-‘Āṣ (r.a.) narrates that: “The Messenger of Allāh (may Allah bless him... Continue Reading →

Eating: Etiquettes & Supplications [13]

13. Food should be consumed while seated in a state of utter humility. A posture which displays pride and haughtiness should be avoided. The following statement of the Messenger of Allāh (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) is recorded in aḥadīth, “I eat like a servant and slave (i.e. with humility) and I... Continue Reading →

Eating: Etiquettes & Supplications [11-12]

11. Ḥuḍayfah (r.a.) mentions that when we would eat with the Messenger of Allāh (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), we would not begin to eat until the Messenger of Allāh (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) would begin. (Muslim) Thābit bin Abī Idrīs (r.a) narrates a mursal ḥadīth (transmitted by... Continue Reading →

Eating: Etiquettes & Supplications [6-10]

6. In normal circumstances, both hands should be washed until the wrists as prophetic narrations make mention of the hands or the palms. For this reason, some scholars have made washing merely the fingers or just one hand, as insufficient. However, if someone suffices only on washing that part of the hand which will be... Continue Reading →

Making Up the Two Rakaʿāt’s (units) Before Fajr

Until the time of a ṣalāh remains, the time for the performance of sunnah ṣalāh still remains. However, after the time of a ṣalāh elapses, the sunnah ṣalāh of that subsequent ṣalāh will not be made up. This is because prophetic narrations generally do not have mention and guidance of making up sunnah ṣalāh. Nevertheless,... Continue Reading →

The Fiqh of Performing Salah on a Chair [With Summary]

A must-read for ʿulamā and those who use a chair when performing ṣalāh. In recent times, we have seen a rise in the use of chairs in the masājid and as a result the masājid have been flooded with chairs. Many have resorted to its use for insignificant and trivial reasons; reasons many fuqahā (jurists)... Continue Reading →

Eating Only Gourd for 15 Years

Anas bin Malik narrates that, “A tailor invited Rasūlullāh ‎ﷺ to a meal which he had prepared. ” Anas bin Malik said, “I accompanied Rasūlullāh ‎ﷺ to that meal. He served Rasūlullāh ‎ﷺ with bread and soup made with gourd and dried meat. I saw Rasūlullāh ‎ﷺ taking the pieces of gourd from the dish.”... Continue Reading →

Every Sajdah Counts!

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ ‏إِذَا جِئْتُمْ إِلَى الصَّلاَةِ وَنَحْنُ سُجُودٌ فَاسْجُدُوا وَلاَ تَعُدُّوهَا شَيْئًا وَمَنْ أَدْرَكَ الرَّكْعَةَ فَقَدْ أَدْرَكَ الصَّلاَةَ ‏‏‏ Abu Hurairah reported that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, "When you come to pray and we are prostrating, you must join in prostration, but do not reckon this prostration as part of your Ṣalāh (i.e. a rak’ah). Whoever joins the imam in rukū’, he has been present at the prayer. [Abū... Continue Reading →

Say an Indian Haji Gave It

Sufī Muhammad Iqbāl relates that Shaykh-ul-Ḥadīth Ḥaḍrat Mawlānā Muḥammad Zakariyyah would hand over thousands of riyals to me immediately upon reaching Madinah Munawwarah for spending on the Muazzins, police and caretakers of the haramayn. For the muazzins and policemen, he would generally give 500 riyals, whereas for the caretakers, he once gave 2000 riyals and... Continue Reading →

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