A Reader on the Virtues of Prayer

The Virtues of Prayer Riyad al-Salihin: On the Virtues of Prayer The Virtues of Witr at the End of the Night The Virtues of Lengthy Standing in Prayer The Virtues of Praying Between Maghrib and Isha Prayers The Virtues of Prayer at Night The Virtues of the Voluntary Prayer at Home The Virtues of Standing […]

Helpful Organizational Tools for Muslims

Helpful Organizational Tools for Muslims This brief post is intended to highlight organizational tools that may be helpful to Muslims on a practical level. These tools are simple aids but they can do a lot to keep track of one’s deeds (muhasaba) and in seeing one’s progress there is immense motivation to continue and to […]

What Are Some Prophetic Supplications That Can Help Me Deal With Trials in My Life?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I’m going through very difficult things in my life right now. I really don’t know how to cope other than to turn to Allah.  Are there any prophetic supplications I can say to help me through my various trials and tribulations? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, I pray this […]

Can Good Deeds Be Sabotaged?

Can Good Deeds Be Sabotaged? Imam al-Ghazali discusses the relationship between acts of outward worship and the heart. — Thus pride will leave your mind only when you know with certainty that the great man is he who is great in the estimation of God; this (i.e. to be great in God’s estimation) is dependent […]

Illuminating The Heart with Prayer – Ustadh Abdus Shakur Brooks

Illuminating The Heart with Prayer – Ustadh Abdus Shakur Brooks The pious Maliki scholar Abdur Rahman al-Akhdari who died in the 10 century A.H mentioned in his famous work known as al-Akhdari : Prayer beholds an illuminating divine light which illuminates the hearts of those who perform prayer and none obtain it except those who humble themselves in fear […]

Comprehensive Prophetic Supplication for the Good of This Life and The Next, and Protection from all Harm

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful The Prophetic Companions Ammar ibn Yasir (Allah be pleased with him) once led a group in prayer, and made his prayer brief. He then felt as though they were critical of him (regarding praying briefly), so he asked them, “Did I not perform its bowing and prostration […]

Prophetic Guidance on the excellence of walking to the mosque

Prophetic Guidance on the excellence of walking to the mosque (Chapter 189 of Imam Nawawi’s Gardens of the Righteous) 1053. Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Allah will prepare a residence in the Garden for anyone who goes to the mosque morning and evening each morning […]

What Happens If the Current Prayer Time Exits While I Am Praying?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: If an obligatory prayer is considerably delayed to an extent that upon completing the prayer (or in the final rak’aa), the time for the next prayer arrives, is the former prayer accepted as being prayed on time? In other words, when one commences the delayed prayer, he is on […]

Drinking Alcohol: Are My Prayers Not Valid for 40 Days?

Answered by Ustadha Umm Ihsan Question: In the past I have drunk alcohol. Would my prayers be accepted? I have heard that alcohol stays in the blood for 40 days, will I have to make up these prayers? Is it the same principle for marijuana? Answer: Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahimi Assalamu alaykum Ramadan Mubarak. I […]

Videos from Perfecting Prayer Webinar – Imam Zaid Shakir, Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, Shaykh Yahya Rhodus, and Others

As-salamu alaikum, May this reach you in the best state of health and iman. Ameen. In case you weren’t able to attend the Perfecting Prayer Webinar that was conducted on March 13th and rebroadcast on May 13th, we’ve uploaded the videos. The webinar featured inspirational advice and practical guidance from Imam Zaid Shakir, Shaykh Faraz […]