• Praying Isha While The Imam Prays Taraweeh

    It’s well-known in our communities, alhamdulillah, that you can pray ‘Isha behind an imam praying Taraweeh. (Which happens if you run late, very late, indeed!) But we’re just going to dive a bit into the details of how and why this is. Note: We do not issue fatwa! For that, please consult Islam Question and Answer! First of all, there is a difference of opinion among the scholars about whether this is permissible or not.
  • A Due Reward: Surah Ikhlas – Pt.5 (Salat 101)

    Bismillah walhamdolilah wasalatu wasalam ‘ala Rasool Allah SubhanAllah! How fast Ramadan came and how fast it went. It truly saddens my heart to see this blessed month go away, to see it slipping away, to have to say good-bye. In a few days, the shayateen will be let loose and the difficulties will emerge. Ya Rabbi! Give this ummah the strength to fight the shayateen and keep us steadfast in the deen.
  • The Unborn: Surah Ikhlas – Pt. 3 (Salat 101)

    Bismillah walhamdolilah wasalatu wasalam ‘ala Rasool Allah Asalamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatahu, First and foremost, Ramadan Kareem! May Allah azza wa jal give us all the opportunity to take advantage of this blessed month and to make it a means of us attaining His Paradise. Ameen. Due to Ramadan, I’ve found myself to be quite busy. Nonetheless, I do apologize for not having written anything for the past few makes.
  • The Ones in Need: Surah Ikhlas – Pt. 2 (Salat 101)

    Bismillah walhamdolilah wasalatu wasalam ‘ala Rasool Allah Asalamu ‘alaikum! Continuing in our journey of understanding the 112th chapter of the Qur’an, Allah says: اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ Allah, the Self-Sufficient [Surah Ikhlas V.2] Recall, the greatest name of the Lord of the heavens and the earth is Allah. This is the name that He has chosen to name Himself with, and it is the grand name to which all His other Names and Attributes are attributed to.
  • A Command Like No Other: Surah Ikhlas – Pt.1 (Salat 101)

    Bismillah walhamdolilah wasalatu wasalam ‘ala Rasool Allah Alhamdolilah. We started this initiative to bring people closer to their salat and by the grace of Allah azza wa jal the numbers are increasing and so are the results. May Allah continue to shower His Mercy into this project and make our hearts humble towards Him. This week and inshallah for the coming weeks we will concentrate our efforts in attempting to understand the surahs we often recite in the salat (i.
  • Praise of Beauty (Salat 101)

    Asalamu ‘alaikum, Bismillah walhamdolilah wasalatu wasalam ‘ala Rasool Allah. Rifa’ah ibn Rafi’ said: We were praying behind the Prophet sallalahu alayhi wasalam and when he raised his head at the end of the rak’ah he said: “Allah listens to him who praises Him” A man behind him said: “O our Lord! To You belongs all praise, abundant good praise, inherently blessed” When he finished he asked, “Who was the speaker just now?
  • Varying the Supplications (Salat 101)

    Bismillah wa’lhamdolilah wassalatu wassalam ‘ala Rasool Allah For the most part, or at least from my personal experience, from childhood salat was always made to seem very rigid; one way of doing it, no variation, very systematic. And since we were never taught these variations, salat just ended up becoming a thoughtless set of actions, repeating the same things over and over again. However, as I grew older I realized that there is a lot of variation in salat, a lot that we can do to really build that relationship Allah throughout our salat.
  • SubhanAllah: A Pure Negation (Salat 101)

    Bismillah walhamdolilah was-salatu was-salam ‘ala Rasool Allah sallalahu alayhi wasalam Continuing in our discussion of the oft-repeated words and phrases in our salat, this week inshallah we will focus on looking at: SubhanAllah This is another word that is very common in the Muslim’s vocabulary. We all have heard the word, we all say it in our prayers daily (inshallah), yet how many of us truly understand its meaning? Commonly this word is translated as, “Glory be to Allah” or “All Glory is to Allah”.
  • A Praise of Perfection (Salat 101)

    Bismillah walhamdolilah wasalatu wasalam ‘ala Rasool Allah Asalamu ‘alaikum, There are certain words and phrases which we pronounce in our salat repeatedly, yet more than likely we do not know what they mean. This is the state of our salat these days…nothing more than actions of the limbs. O Muslims! Remember faith (eman) is belief in the heart, statements upon the tongue, and actions of the limbs. All three are required for a completeness of faith.
  • A Home away from Home (Salat 101)

    By dear brother and sisters in Islam, Asalamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullah In this blessed month of Ramadan, it is only beneficial to us to increase our worship of Allah azza wa jal. Surely, this month is full of blessings like no other. O Muslims! Take advantage of this month, because the reality is we don’t know if we will see another one. Our beloved Prophet sallalahu alayhi wasalam has said: