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Those Who Leave Off The Maghrib Prayer in Congregation Due to Breaking the Fast

The Noble scholar Shaykh Salih al-Fawzān  (may Allāh preserve him) said:

Here, there’s a matter which is a must that attention be brought to, and it is that some of the people sit at the table where a person’s fast is broken, have dinner and leave off praying Maghrib in congregation in the Masjid. As a result of that, the person commits a great mistake, and it is staying back from  praying (the Maghrib) in congregation in the Masjid. He causes himself to miss out on a magnificent reward and subjects himself to the punishment (of Allāh). That which is legislated for the fasting person is that he first breaks his fast, then he goes (to the Masjid) for the prayer, then afterwards he has his dinner.

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100 Years Old & Blind Still Praying In The Masjid

Shaykh Abdurrazzāq al-Badr stated:

Another great story from ‘Umar Ibn al-Khattāb concerning the status of the prayer and attentiveness to pray in congregation is what has been narrated from al-Hākim in his collection of hadīth from Abdullāh Ibn Ja’far.

‘Umar Ibn al-Khattāb went to the home of Sa‘īd Ibn Yarbu’ to visit him when he lost his eyesight. He lost his eyesight so ‘Umar went to his home to visit him. ‘Umar said to him: “Do not abandon Jumu‘ah prayer and do not leave off praying in the Prophet’s Masjid (sallallāhu ‘alaihi wa-sallam). Sa‘īd replied: “I don’t have anyone to take me.”

‘Umar said: “We will find someone to take you.” Thus they found a young slave boy to take him. Look at this concern. During this time Sa‘īd was almost 100 years old. Continue reading

كثرت في الآونة الأخيرة الصلاة على الكراسي فما كيفيتها؟

سئل الشيخ صالح بن فوزان الفوزان – حفظه الله – السؤال التالي :

كثرت في الآونة الأخيرة الصلاة على الكراسي فما كيفيتها ؟

الجواب : الصلاة هي الركن الثاني من أركان الإسلام وهي عمود الإسلام وهي أول ما يحاسب عنه العبد يوم القيامة من عمله، فإن قبلت سائر عمله وأن ردت رد سائر عمله، وهي لا تسقط عن المسلم في حال ما دام عقله باقياً لكن يصليها على حسب استطاعته كما قال تعالى: { فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُمْ } ، وقال تعالى: { لا يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفْساً إِلاَّ وُسْعَهَا } ، وقال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم: (( ما نهيتكم عنه فاجتنبوه، وما أمرتكم به فأتوا منه ما استطعتم )) ، ومن ذلك الصلاة يصليها المسلم حسب استطاعته ومقدرته لقول النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم : (( يصلي المريض قائما فإن لم يستطع فقاعداً، فإن لم يستطع فعلى جنب )) ، وفي رواية: (( فإن لم يستطع فمستلقيا وجلاه إلى القبلة )) .

والصلاة لها شروط ولها أركان ولها واجبات ولها سنن يأتي المصلي بما يستطيع منها وهذه الأعمال، منها ما يؤدى في حال القيام ومنها ما يؤدى في حال الجلوس ومنها ما يؤدى في حال السجود.

1- فالذي يؤدى في حال القيام هو تكبيرة الإحرام وقراءة الفاتحة وما تيسر بعدها من القرآن والركوع وهو الانحناء بالرأس والظهر حتى تصل يداه ركبتيه ويقول سبحان ربي العظيم فيه.

2- والذي يؤدى في حال الجلوس هو التشهد والسجود على الأرض وقول سبحان ربي الأعلى في السجود والتسليم.

كيف يؤدي هذه الأعمال :

أ‌- فإذا قدر على القيام والجلوس فقط ولم يقدر على الركوع والسجود، أومأ رأسه بالركوع قائما وأومأ برأسه في السجود جالسا.

ب‌- وإذا قدر على الجلوس ولم يقدر على القيام أتى بتكبيرة الإحرام وقراءة الفاتحة وما تيسر بعدها من القرآن و أومأ برأسه بالركوع جالسا وسجد على الأرض إن أمكن وإلا أومأ برأسه بالسجود أيضا جالسا ويجعل السجود أخفض من ركوعه.

3- في حال الصلاة جالسا إن قدر أن يجلس على الأرض فهو أحسن وأكمل وإن لم يقدر جلس على كرسي ويفعل على الكرسي ما يقال ويفعل في الجلوس على الأرض ويوضع الكرسي محاذيا للصف ويكون صغير الحجم ما أمكن لئلا يأخذ مساحة كبيرة ويضايق من بجانبه ومن خلفه ومن أمامه ولا يكون خلف الأمام مباشرة ليكون ذلك المكان لمن قد يحتاج الإمام لاستخلافه من الأصحاء لو عرض له عارض أو يفتح عليه لو استغلقت عليه القراءة، لقوله صلى الله عليه وسلم: (( ليلني منكم أولو الأحلام والنهي )) .


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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

Changing The Intention During The Prayer Nullifies The Prayer

The Noble Shaykh Muḥammad Ibn Sāliḥ al-‘Uthaymīn (may Allāh have mercy upon him) was asked:

Question: What is the ruling on changing the intention during the prayer? As an example: I forgot (to pray) Salāt adh-Dhuhr and the time for Salātul-‘Aṣr came in. So I entered into Salātul-‘Aṣr with the intentions that it’s ‘Aṣr; then, in the third Rakaʿah, I remembered I didn’t pray Dhuhr. Therefore, I changed the intention. So what is upon me to do?

Answer: Now I ask you a question, when the (person) changed the intention – the intention of praying ‘Aṣr to praying Dhuhr – did he negate the ‘Aṣr or not? He negated it. Therefore the ‘Aṣr has become negated. Also, when he made the intentions for the prayer that it is Dhuhr, is his intention sound while he did not intend it from the beginning? Therefore both of the prayers are invalid. 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

Obligatory To Preserve The Prayer

The Noble Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan (may Allah preserve him) stated:

It is obligatory to preserve (the performance of) the prayer in congregation at Fajr and other than it. The matter of (over)sleeping is not always an (accepted) excuse. The one who is accustomed (to over) sleeping and leaving off the prayer is not excused. That which is obligatory upon him is to implement the means which will wake him up from sleep early. It is also obligatory upon him is to have the firm resolve to get up for the prayer.

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