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Muharram: Mankind’s Memorial – Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

* Originally Published on 3/10/2016 Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said explains why Muharram, the first in the Islamic calendar, is an especially auspicious month on many levels.   The Prophets Before Muhammad ﷺ For one, it celebrates the achievement of the prophets who preceded Prophet Muhammad, – on him peace and blessings, in particular the struggle and […]

Litanies and Night Vigil: A Comprehensive SeekersHub Reader

09Litanies and night vigil form the 10th chapter of Imam Al-Ghazali’s seminal work, the Ihya, which is widely regarded as the greatest work on Islamic spirituality in the world. How Was the Tarawih Prayed During the Time of the Prophet and His Successors? The Ruling of the Tarawih Prayer: A Confirmed Sunna Is it Necessary […]

Are Tarawih and Tahajjud Prayers Different or the Same? Are they both from the sunna of the Prophet?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Asalamo alykum The Imam at the mosque where I go for tarawih prayer also prays witr jamaat. Does this mean that the taraweeh count as the tahajjud? If not then should I leave the mosque after offering the tarawih and pray the witr at home with tahajjud? Answer: Wa […]

Fiqh of The Islamic Month of Muharram

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: What is the fiqh of the Islamic month of Muharram? Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Merciful. Duties of the Month of Muharram 1. It is the best of months for general voluntary fasts, after Ramadan. 2. It is especially recommended to fast the 10th of Muharram (known […]

Virtues of the Sacred Month of Muharram, Its First Ten Days, and the Day of `Ashura

Duties of the Month of Muharram 1. It is the best of months for general voluntary fasts, after Ramadan. 2. It is especially recommended to fast the 10th of Muharram (known as the Day of `Ashura), with a day before it or after it. [Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar, quoting Kasani’s al-Bada`i] 3. It is also […]

Tahajjud Prayer: How To Pray it, When to Pray It and Its Merits

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Could you please provide some details regarding the tahajjud prayer? What are its merits? How does one pray it? Answer: Allah Most High said, “Establish worship at the going down of the sun until the dark of the night, and (the recital of) the Qur an at dawn. Lo! […]