ZAKAH: Paying Zakah in Advance

It is permissible for zakah to be paid for even two years in advance. Al-Zuhri did not see any problem in paying his zakah before the hawl. Al-Hasan...

ZAKAH

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Paying Zakah in Advance It is permissible for zakah to be paid for even two years in advance. Al-Zuhri did not see any problem in paying his zakah...
Imam Ratib Kah on Tamxarit pra...

Imam Ratib Kah on Tamxarit prayers

Picture: The Imam Ratib of Banjul, Alhagie Cherno Kah
Friday, September 06, 2019
(Thursday, 5th September 2019 Issue) Imam Ratib of Banjul Alhagie Cherno Kah has spoken on the significance of Yawmul Ashura, 10th day of the...

ZAKAH

Friday, August 30, 2019
Who is obliged to Pay Zakah Zakah must be paid by every Muslim who has a nisab, which is the minimum of one’s holdings liable to zakah. The nisab...

What invalidates the wiping PURIFICATION

Friday, August 23, 2019
The following invalidates the wiping: 1 The end of the permissible time period for wiping. 2 Post-sex impurity. 3 Removal of the socks. If (i)...

SPECIAL EDITION ON Eid-al-Adha

Friday, August 09, 2019
Eid al-Adha is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to follow Allah’s (God’s) command to sacrifice...

ON HAJJ: Hajj is Obligatory Only Once in Life

Friday, August 02, 2019
There is consensus among Muslim Scholars that Hajj is obligatory only once during the lifetime of a Muslim, unless someone vows to perform extra...

Islam: ZAKAH Punishment in the Hadith for the Delinquents of Zakah

Friday, July 19, 2019
Ahmad, al-Bukhari, and Muslim relate from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah, upon whom be peace, said: “No owner of a treasure who does not...
DEFINITION OF  ZAKAH

DEFINITION OF ZAKAH

Friday, July 12, 2019
Zakah or alms tax can be defined as that portion of a man’s wealth which is designated for the poor. The term is derived from the Arabic verbal root...

JUMMAH PRAYERS

Friday, July 05, 2019
Nawaf’l before and after al-Jumu’ah It is a Sunnah to pray four rak’at or two rak’at after al-Jumu’ah: Abu Hurairah reports that the Prophet...
FRIDAY PRAYERS: It is forbidde...

FRIDAY PRAYERS: It is forbidden to speak during the khutbah

Friday, June 28, 2019
The majority of the scholars are of the opinion that it is obligatory to be silent during the khutbah, and one is not to indulge in conversation...
FRIDAY PRAYERS:  Posture durin...

FRIDAY PRAYERS: Posture during and between the khutbahs

Friday, June 21, 2019
It is proper for the imam to stand for the two khutbas and to sit for a short while in between them. Ibn ‘Umar said: “When the Prophet Sallallahu...

PRAYER

Friday, June 14, 2019
Ruling Concerning Khutbah The majority of the people of knowledge are of the opinion that khutbahtul Jumu’ah is obligatory and they support this...

FASTING

Monday, June 10, 2019
Special Edition on Night of Qadr and Zakat ul Fitr Night of Qadr, its virtue The night of Qadr is the most virtuous night of the year. Allah...

FASTING: Special Edition on Night of Qadr and Zakat ul Fitr

Friday, May 31, 2019
Night of Qadr, its virtue The night of Qadr is the most virtuous night of the year. Allah says in the Qur’an: “We revealed it on the night of...
FASTING  Eating a pre-dawn mea...

FASTING Eating a pre-dawn meal

Friday, May 24, 2019
All Muslims agree that it is preferred to eat a pre-dawn meal and that there is no sin upon one who does not do so. Anas reported that the Messenger...

FASTING: The Spiritual and Social benefits of Islamic Fasting

Friday, May 17, 2019
Fasting (As-Siyam) As-Siyam generally means “to abstain from something.” For example, a verse in the Qur’an says: “I have vowed to the Merciful to...

FASTING

Friday, May 10, 2019
The Arrival of Ramadan This event is confirmed by sighting the new moon, even if it is seen by only one just person, or by the passage of thirty...
Islam: FASTING  The Arrival of...

Islam: FASTING The Arrival of Ramadan

Friday, May 03, 2019
This event is confirmed by sighting the new moon, even if it is seen by only one just person, or by the passage of thirty days in the immediately...
PRAYER:  The Friday prayer as ...

PRAYER: The Friday prayer as an obligation

Friday, April 26, 2019
The scholars are in agreement that Salatul Jumu’ah is an individual obligation and it is two Rak’at. Allah says in the Qur’an: “O you who believe,...

PRAYER

Friday, April 05, 2019
Performing ghusl, beautifying one’s self, using the miswak, and using perfume for any gathering and especially for Salatul Jumu’ah It is preferred...

PRAYER

Friday, March 29, 2019
The virtues of Jumu’ah, Friday prayer Friday (Jumu’ah) is the best day of the week. Abu Hurairah reports that the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu...

PRAYER

Friday, March 22, 2019
Some supplications for the traveler It is preferred for the traveler to say, upon leaving his house: “In the name of Allah, the Exalted! We have...
PRAYER:  Nawafil During Travel...

PRAYER: Nawafil During Travel

Friday, March 08, 2019
The majority of the scholars are of the opinion that it is not disliked to perform nawafil during the state in which one is shortening his Salah. On...
PRAYER: HOW TO PRAY MAGHREB DU...

PRAYER: HOW TO PRAY MAGHREB DURING TIMES OF FEAR

Friday, February 15, 2019
The sunset prayer is not to be shortened and there is no hadith which states how it is to be prayed during times of fear. Therefore, the scholars...

Making (Qada’) for Missed Salah

Friday, February 01, 2019
The scholars agree that it is obligatory for one who has forgotten the salah or slept through its time to make up the missed [qada’) prayer. This...

PRAYER: Making (Qada’) for Missed Salah

Friday, January 25, 2019
The scholars agree that it is obligatory for one who has forgotten the salah or slept through its time to make up the missed [qada’) prayer. This...

ISLAM: PRAYER, Speaking Intentionally About Something Unrelated to the Salah Invalidates the Salah

Friday, January 18, 2019
Intentionally speaking during the Salah, if it is not beneficial to the Salah, invalidates the Salah. Zaid ibn Arqam relates: “We used to talk...

ISLAM: PRAYER

Friday, January 11, 2019
Fidgeting with one’s clothing or one’s body is disliked unless there is some need to do so Ma’yaqib says: “I asked the Prophet about dusting...
Saying Subhanallah and clappin...

Saying Subhanallah and clapping

Friday, January 04, 2019
It is allowed for men to say Subhanallah and for women to clap if there is some need to do so (such as alerting the imam to a mistake or informing...
ISLAM  PRAYER:  Saying Subhana...

ISLAM PRAYER: Saying Subhanallah and clapping

Friday, December 28, 2018
It is allowed for men to say Subhanallah and for women to clap if there is some need to do so (such as alerting the imam to a mistake or informing...

Saying Subhanallah and clapping

Friday, December 21, 2018
It is allowed for men to say Subhanallah and for women to clap if there is some need to do so (such as alerting the imam to a mistake or informing...

Taking a few steps due to some necessity

Friday, December 14, 2018
‘Aishah said: “The Messenger of Allah was offering Salah in the house and the door was locked. I came and knocked on the door and he walked over to...
PRAYER  Preventing someone fro...

PRAYER Preventing someone from passing in front of a praying person

Monday, December 10, 2018
Issue Friday 7 December 2018 It is permissible to keep someone from passing in front of a person who is praying. If a praying person has a Sutrah...
PRAYER CARRYING AND HOLDING A ...

PRAYER CARRYING AND HOLDING A CHILD DURING THE SALAH

Friday, November 23, 2018
Abu Qatadah reports that the Prophet Sallallahu alehi wasallam was offering Salah and Umamah Bint Zainab was on his neck [shoulder]. When he...
PRAYER CARRYING AND HOLDING A ...

PRAYER CARRYING AND HOLDING A CHILD DURING THE SALAH

Friday, November 16, 2018
Abu Qatadah reports that the Prophet Sallallahu alehi wasallam was offering Salah and Umamah Bint Zainab was on his neck [shoulder]. When he...
PRAYER PASSING OF ANYTHING DOE...

PRAYER PASSING OF ANYTHING DOES NOT INVALIDATE THE PRAYER

Friday, November 09, 2018
The Salah is not invalidated by anything (passing in front of the praying person). ‘Ali, ‘Uthman, ibn al-Musayyab, ash-Sh’abiy, Malik, ash-Shaf’i,...
ISLAM  PRAYER  THREE MOST EXCE...

ISLAM PRAYER THREE MOST EXCELLENT MOSQUES

Friday, October 19, 2018
Jabir reports that the Messenger of Allah said: “Prayer in the inviolable mosque [in Makkah] is like 100,000 prayers [elsewhere]. And prayers in my...

PRAYER

Monday, October 15, 2018
(Friday12th October, 2018 Issue) ENCOURAGEMENT CONCERNING BEING IN THE FIRST ROW AND ON THE RIGHT SIDE We have already mentioned the Prophet’s words...
PRAYER  WHEN THE PEOPLE  DISLI...

PRAYER WHEN THE PEOPLE DISLIKE THEIR IMAM

Monday, October 08, 2018
Issued Friday 5October2018 Many hadith have been related which warn against leading a congregation while one is disliked by them. Dislike here...
Repeating A Salah With A Congr...

Repeating A Salah With A Congregation

Friday, September 28, 2018
Yazid al-Aswad says: “We prayed dawn prayer (fajr) with the Messenger of Allah at Mina and two men came and stopped at their resting places. The...

PRAYER

Monday, September 24, 2018
The One Who Should be Imam Is the One Who is The Most Versed in The Qur’an If two or more are equal in this, then it is the one who has the most...
ISLAM - PRAYER: It is obligato...

ISLAM - PRAYER: It is obligatory to follow the imam and forbidden to precede him

Friday, September 14, 2018
Abu Hurairah reports that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alehi Wasallam) said: “The Imam is selected to be followed; therefore, do not differ with him. When...
Congregational Prayer

Congregational Prayer

Friday, September 07, 2018
Performing the prayers in congregation is a Sunnah mu’akkadah. Many hadith discuss the superiority and excellence of prayers in congregation. Such a...
Combining a Number of Sujjud

Combining a Number of Sujjud

Friday, August 31, 2018
One may combine a number of sujjud and make only one sajdah if one recites an “’ayyah of sajdah” over and over, or one hears it being recited over...
SPECIAL EDITION ON Eid-al-Adha

SPECIAL EDITION ON Eid-al-Adha

Friday, August 17, 2018
Eid al-Adha is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to follow Allah’s (God’s) command to sacrifice...
SPECIAL EDITION ON HAJJ  Hajj ...

SPECIAL EDITION ON HAJJ Hajj is Obligatory Only Once in Life

Friday, August 10, 2018
There is consensus among Muslim Scholars that Hajj is obligatory only once during the lifetime of a Muslim, unless someone vows to perform extra...

THE “AYYAH OF PROSTRATION”

Friday, July 27, 2018
PRAYERS There are fifteen places in the Qur’an at which one is to prostrate. ‘Amr ibn al-’Aas relates that the Prophet Sallallahu alehi wasallam...
ISLAM  PRAYERS

ISLAM PRAYERS

Friday, July 20, 2018
2. The supplication for rain can also be made on the occasion of Salatul Jumu’ah. In this case, the imam makes supplications during khutbatul jumu’ah...

PRAYERS: Salatul Kasuf, prayer of the solar and lunar eclipse

Friday, July 13, 2018
The scholars agree that the prayer of the eclipses is a Sunnah mu’akkadah, a stressed one, which is to be performed by both men and women. It is best...
Number of Rak’at for the Duha ...

Number of Rak’at for the Duha Prayer

Friday, July 06, 2018
The minimum number of rak’ah to be prayed is two, as was mentioned in the hadith of Abu Zharr. The most that the Prophet Sallallahu alehi wasallam...

ISLAM - SPECIAL EDITION ON HAJJ: Hajj is Obligatory Only Once in Life

Friday, June 29, 2018
There is consensus among Muslim Scholars that Hajj is obligatory only once during the lifetime of a Muslim, unless someone vows to perform extra...
Special Edition on ZAKAT UL-FI...

Special Edition on ZAKAT UL-FITR

Friday, June 08, 2018
Zakat ul-fitr is a type of sadaqah which must be paid by every Muslim, young and old, male and female, free and slave, at the end of the month of...

SPECIAL EDITION ON RAMADAN: FASTING {SAWM} ANOTHER TOOL TO UNITE THE UMMAH

Friday, June 01, 2018
10 - It grounds man in discipline and Healthy survival When a person observes the regular course of fasting in consecutive days of the Holy Month...

SPECIAL EDITION ON RAMADAN - FASTING {SAWM} ANOTHER TOOL TO UNITE THE UMMAH

Friday, May 18, 2018
Islam Is religion of unity: unity in God, in Prophet, in Book, in fundamental Articles of faith, and in fundamental Articles of Practices. All are...

PRAYERS: Praying Tarawih in Congregation

Friday, May 11, 2018
It is allowed to pray tarawih of the month of Ramadan in a congregation just as it is allowed to pray them on an individual basis. The majority of...

ISLAM: PRAYERS - Best time for Tahajjud

Friday, May 04, 2018
It is best to delay this prayer to the last third portion of the night. Abu Hurairah reports that the Messenger of Allah said: “Our Lord descends to...

PRAYERS: Hadith regarding Tahajjud

Friday, April 06, 2018
The preceding section was primarily concerned with what Allah says about those who perform salatul tahajjud. There also exist a number of a hadith...
PRAYERS: Nature and Number of ...

PRAYERS: Nature and Number of Rak’at for witr

Friday, March 16, 2018
It is permissible to perform the witr by praying two rak’at [and concluding them] and then praying one rak’ah with a tashahud and taslim. Likewise,...
PRAYERS:Two Rak’at Before Magh...

PRAYERS:Two Rak’at Before Maghrib

Friday, March 09, 2018
Al-Bukhari records, from ‘Abdullah ibn Mughaffal that the Prophet said: “Pray before maghrib, pray before maghrib,” and after saying it a third time,...
Reports Concerning Six Rak’ats

Reports Concerning Six Rak’ats

Friday, March 02, 2018
‘Abdullah ibn Shaqiq said: “I asked ‘Aishah about the prayer of the Prophet and she said: ‘He would pray four rak’at before Zuhr and two after it.”’...
To Make Them Quickly

To Make Them Quickly

Friday, February 23, 2018
It is well-known that the Prophet would make a very short recital in the two Rak’at before the dawn. Hafsah reports: “The Prophet would pray the two...

PRAYERS

Friday, February 16, 2018
Their Significance, Supererogatory Prayers At-tatawwu’, or nawafil or supererogatory prayers, have been legislated to make up for any deficiencies...

PRAYERS

Friday, February 09, 2018
ISLAM Sunnah acts of prayer, Words of Remembrance and Supplications after the Tasleem It is Sunnah for the person to use a number of words of...
PRAYERS : Sunnah acts of praye...

PRAYERS : Sunnah acts of prayer, Prayers upon the Prophet, Upon Whom Be Peace

Friday, February 02, 2018
In the last tashahud, it is preferred for the person to say prayers upon the Prophet in one of the following manners: 1. Reported Mas’ud al-Badri,...

PRAYERS: Sunnah acts of prayer, Supplications between the Two Prostrations

Friday, January 26, 2018
It is preferred to make one of the following supplications between the two prostrations. One may repeat them more than once if one wishes to do so....

Pray

Friday, January 19, 2018
Sunnah acts of prayer, the length of time of the prostration and what is to be said therein It is preferred for the one who is prostrating to say...

Sunnah acts of prayer, “What Is Said Upon Rising from Bowing and Standing”

Friday, January 12, 2018
The evolution of the music called Jazz came in progression. It all started with the slave songs which developed into the Blues and then came into...

PRAYERS

Friday, January 05, 2018
Sunnah acts of prayer, Reciting Behind an Imam One’s prayer is not accepted unless al-Fatihah is recited in every rak’ah. But, one who is praying...

PRAYERS

Friday, December 29, 2017
Sunnah acts of prayer, The Recitation in the Friday Prayer He would recite alJumu’ah, al-Munafiqun or al-Ghashiyyah, in their complete forms, or...

PRAYERS

Friday, December 22, 2017
Sunnah acts of prayer, Qur’anic Recitation after al-Fatihah It is Sunnah for the person to recite a section of the Qur’an after al-Fatihah during...
PRAYERS: Sunnah acts of prayer...

PRAYERS: Sunnah acts of prayer, The Opening Supplication

Friday, December 15, 2017
It is preferred for the person to begin his prayer with one of the supplications that the Prophet, upon whom be peace, used to begin his prayers....
PRAYERS: Obligatory acts of pr...

PRAYERS: Obligatory acts of prayer, The Final Sitting and Recital of the Tashahud

Friday, December 08, 2017
The Prophet’s practice illustrates that when the final sitting of the prayer has been made, one must recite the tashahud at that time. In one hadith,...
PRAYERS

PRAYERS

Friday, November 24, 2017
This hadith is related by an-Nasa’i, Ibn Hibban and at-Tahawi with a Sahih chain according to the criterion of the two Sahihs. 3. It is not a...

PRAYERS

Friday, November 17, 2017
Obligatory acts of prayer For it to be acceptable, the method of prayer must conform to the norms spelled out in the Islamic law. A: Obligatory acts...
PRAYERS

PRAYERS

Friday, November 10, 2017
A: Facing the Qiblah All scholars agree that one must face the Masjid al-Haram (in Makkah) during every prayer. Says Allah in the Qur’an, “Direct...
PRAYERS Covering the ‘Aurah

PRAYERS Covering the ‘Aurah

Friday, November 03, 2017
Says Allah in the Qur’an, “O Children of Adam, take your adornment (by wearing proper clothing) for every mosque” (al-A’raf 31). The meaning of...
Extraneous Additions to the Az...

Extraneous Additions to the Azhan

Friday, October 27, 2017
The Azhan is a form of worship. Muslims are not allowed to add or subtract anything from it. There is an authentic hadith which states, “Whoever...
ISLAM PRAYERS: The Azhan Befor...

ISLAM PRAYERS: The Azhan Before and at the Beginning of the Prayer Time

Friday, October 20, 2017
The Azhan is to be made exactly at the beginning of the prayer time, except for the Morning Prayer, when it may be said before dawn (provided that...
What Is Said During the Azhan?

What Is Said During the Azhan?

Friday, October 13, 2017
It is preferred that whoever is listening to the azhan repeat it with the caller, except for the two hayya ‘alas-salah, hayya ‘alal-falah phrases,...
PRAYER  Azhan, its Virtues and...

PRAYER Azhan, its Virtues and Excellence

Friday, October 06, 2017
Many hadith describe the virtues of the Azhan and the one who calls it. Such hadith include the following: Abu Hurairah reported that the Prophet...

Opinions of the Jurists Concerning Prayer After the Morning and Night Prayers

Monday, October 02, 2017
(Friday, 29th September 2017 Issue) Most scholars agree that one can make up missed prayers after the morning or afternoon prayers. This is based on...

PRAYER: Opinions of the Jurists Concerning Prayer After the Morning and Night Prayers

Friday, September 22, 2017
Most scholars agree that one can make up missed prayers after the morning or afternoon prayers. This is based on the Prophet’s words, “If someone...
PRAYER

PRAYER

Monday, September 18, 2017
(Friday, 15 September 2017 issue) Sleeping Before the Night Prayer Is Forbidden One should not sleep before the night prayer, nor have discussions...
SPECIAL EDITION ON HAJJ: Hajj ...

SPECIAL EDITION ON HAJJ: Hajj is Obligatory Only Once in Life

Friday, September 08, 2017
There is consensus among Muslim Scholars that Hajj is obligatory only once during the lifetime of a Muslim, unless someone vows to perform extra...
SPECIAL EDITION ON HAJJ: Hajj ...

SPECIAL EDITION ON HAJJ: Hajj is Obligatory Only Once in Life

Friday, August 25, 2017
There is consensus among Muslim Scholars that Hajj is obligatory only once during the lifetime of a Muslim, unless someone vows to perform extra...
SPECIAL EDITION ON HAJJ  PILGR...

SPECIAL EDITION ON HAJJ PILGRIMAGE: A GENERAL DEFINATION, ITS EXCELLENCE AND PREREQUISITES

Friday, August 18, 2017
Which means, “Verily, the first House (of worship) appointed for mankind was Bakkah (Mecca), full of blessing, and a guidance for Al Alamin (the...

The Afternoon Prayer is the “Mid-most” Prayer

Friday, August 11, 2017
Says Allah in the Qur’an, “Observe and guard the prayers and the mid-most prayer, and stand with total submission to Allah. Authentic hadith have...
Prayer  The Times of the Praye...

Prayer The Times of the Prayers

Friday, July 28, 2017
Each prayer has its own particular time at which it must be performed. Says Allah, “Prayer at fixed hours has been enjoined upon the believers”...
Prayer

Prayer

Friday, July 14, 2017
Says Ibn Hazm, “It has come from ‘Umar, ‘Abdurahman ibn ‘Auf, Mu’azh ibn Jabal, Abu Hurairah and other companions that anyone who skips one...
Prayer

Prayer

Friday, July 07, 2017
The prayer is a type of worship consisting of specific statements and actions. It is begun by pronouncing the greatness of Allah, and is concluded...

MUHAMMAD (Peace be upon him)

Friday, June 30, 2017
THE PROPHET OF ISLAM “GOD- THERE IS NONE LIKE UNTO HIM” (Holy Qur’an) But what is the correct faith from which right action spontaneously...
Special Edition on EID UL-FITR

Special Edition on EID UL-FITR

Friday, June 23, 2017
Zakat ul-Fitr Zakat ul-fitr is a type of sadaqah which must be paid by every Muslim, young and old, male and female, free and slave, at the end...

Special edition on fasting: The Spiritual and Social benefits of Islamic Fasting

Friday, June 16, 2017
Making Up Missed Days of Ramadan Making up missed days of Ramadan is an obligation that need not be fulfilled immediately because the time for...
SPECIAL EDITION ON FASTING    ...

SPECIAL EDITION ON FASTING The Spiritual and Social benefits of Islamic Fasting FASTING {SAWM} ANOTHER TOOL TO UNITE THE UMMAH.

Friday, June 09, 2017
10- It grounds man in discipline and Healthy survival. When a person observes the regular course of fasting in consecutive days of the Holy Month...

SPECIAL EDITION ON RAMADAN

Friday, June 02, 2017
FASTING {SAWM} ANOTHER TOOL TO UNITE THE UMMAH Islam Is religion of unity: unity in God, in prophet, in Book, in fundamental Articles of faith, and...
PURIFICATION: Women with Prolo...

PURIFICATION: Women with Prolonged Flows of Blood

Friday, May 19, 2017
Islam defines such an occurrence as the flowing of blood outside of the regular time. This usually happens in three specific cases. In the first...
MUHAMMAD (Peace be upon him)  ...

MUHAMMAD (Peace be upon him) THE PROPHET OF ISLAM AS-SADIQ –THE TRUTHFUL (Perfect Model for Human Life)

Friday, May 12, 2017
The personality of Muhammad, it is most difficult to get into the whole truth of it. Only a glimpse of it I can catch. What a dramatic succession of...
PURIFICATION: Menstruation

PURIFICATION: Menstruation

Friday, May 05, 2017
In Arabic, the word for menstruation (haizh) literally means “running.” Here it refers to the discharge of blood during a woman’s state of health,...
PURIFICATION: Menstruation

PURIFICATION: Menstruation

Friday, April 28, 2017
In Arabic, the word for menstruation (haizh) literally means “running.” Here it refers to the discharge of blood during a woman’s state of health,...
There is no problem in drying ...

There is no problem in drying one’s self with a towel or other cloth after performing ablution or ghusl during the summer or winter.

Friday, April 21, 2017
It is permissible for a man to use the water left over by a woman and vice-versa. This is derived from the fact that it is permissible for them to...
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