Category Archives: Worship

Specifically dedicated to the different acts of ‘Ibaadah.

Fast According to the Sighting of the Crescent

Imam Ibn Baz (may Allah have mercy upon him) said commenting on the statement of the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam):

Fast due to its sighting (i.e the new moon for the month of Ramadan) and break your fast due to its sighting.  If it is hidden from you, then complete the time (of the month of Sha’baan) as 30 days (Bukhari and Muslim.) Continue reading

Commanding The Children To Pray

The Messenger of Allâh (صلى الله عليه وسلم) stated: “Command the children to pray at the age of seven, punish them for not praying at the age of ten and separate between them in the beds.”

The noble Scholar Shaykh Muḥammad Amān al-Jāmi (raḥimahullâh) stated:

The young child who is under the age of seven (in most cases) doesn’t understand. Based upon that, we have been commanded to command our children  with the prayer at the age of seven because they do not understand (in most cases) before that. The child’s point is seven years of age, then he is commanded with the prayer based on the statement of the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وسلم): “Command your children to pray at seven years of age, dicipline them for not praying at the age of ten and separate between them in the beds.” This are the Islamic mannerisms (that are upon us to observe); therefore it’s befitting to hold to them. Continue reading

Teach Your Children the Adhkaar in Order That It Be on Your Scales of Good – Shaykh Sulaymaan ar-Ruhaylee

Shaykh Sulaymaan ar-Ruhaylee (may Allah preserve him) stated:

For this oh brothers, from that which we are heedless of is (the matter) that we (are to) cultivate our children upon the remembrance of Allah and that we (are to) get our children accustomed to remembering Allah. From the (time they are) youth, it is upon us that we get Continue reading

The Fourteen Enemies

A man said to Abu Hāzim (may Allah have mercy upon him): Indeed you are strict. Abu Hāzim (may Allāh have mercy upon him) replied:

Why shouldn’t I be strict when I’m certainly being observed/watched by 14 enemies. As for four of them: A Shaytān (devil) who puts me to trial, a believer who envies me, a disbeliever (who wants to) kill me and a hypocrite who hates me. As for the (remaining) ten, from them are: The matter of hunger, thirst, heat, cold, nakedness, old age, sickness, poverty, death and the hell-fire. I don’t have the ability (to combat them all) except with a complete weapon. And I do not find a weapon to combat them with better than (the weapon of) at-Taqwā (having fear of Allah). Continue reading

Intentions Matter When Speaking the Truth

Shaykhul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allāh have mercy upon him):

If the person who speaks the truth intends (with that) being uppermost in the land (over the people) and/or causing corruption therein, then he is on the same level as the one who fights out of fanaticism and showing off. On the other hand, if the person speaks (the truth) sincerely for the sake of Allāh, making the religion for Him (Alone), he is from the Mujāhidīn (i.e. those who  strive) on the path of Allāh; (he is from the) inheritors of the Prophets (and) the successors of the Messengers.

Source: Al-Fatāwā, 28/235

Translated by Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
30th of Muḥarram, 1437 AH (11/13/2015)
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The Description of Knowledge – Shaykh ibn Taymiyyah

Shaykhul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated:

There are many from the students of knowledge whose intention with the knowledge is nothing except the attainment of leadership or wealth, and for every person is that which he intended. As for the people of knowledge and religion, they are the (true) people of knowledge.  This is what’s intended with them due to its benefit for them and their need Continue reading

From the Benefits of the Five Daily Prayers

The Noble Imām Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Sālih al-‘Uthaymīn (may Allāh have mercy upon him) said:

Allāh has obligated them (i.e. the five daily prayers) upon the servants. When He first obligated them, He obligated them as fifty prayers to be prayed in the day and night. And being that it was fifty prayers, it is an indication of the love of Allāh for them, His care for them and that they are an act of worship which is entitled to take up most of the person’s time because it is the connection between Allāh and His servants. Continue reading

Fasting on the Day of Arafah Expiates Two Years

The Noble Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated:

This day (the Day of Arafah) has within it a tremendous virtue. When he (the Prophet) was asked about fasting on it he said: “It expiates the previous year and the remaining year,” meaning the following year. Fasting (on that day) expiates two years. This indicates the virtue of fasting the Day of Arafah. Continue reading