30 Apr

Method of Wudu (Hanafi) / how to do wadu masail world

Method of Wudu (Hanafi) / How to do wadu practically

It is Mustahab to be seated on an elevated platform facing the Qiblah. It is highly recommended to make a conscious intention for Wudu, followed by a verbal intention.
Frame the intention in this manner (suggested): “I am performing Wudu so as to fulfil the commandment of Allah and to achieve purity.”

Recite because it is additionally a way of life, rather say as angels can continue writing smart deeds as long joined is within the state of Wudu. (Majma’-uz Zawaid, pp. 513. vol 1, Hudis 1112)

The steps of wudu / method of wadu

Wash each hand up to the wrist 3 times, and subsequently do Khilal (i.e. crisscross fingers of both hands in order to dampen the sides of the fingers and the gaps) Ensure the faucet is closed while doing so.
Use Miswak to cleanse the teeth. Move it up and down across the entire sets (upper and lower sets) of teeth. Move the Miswak back and forth as well across both sets. Repeat these movements 3 times and with every cycle, rinse the Miswak. Hujja-tul-Islam leader Muhammad Ghazali says. “Whilst employing a Miswak, create intention to wash mouth for the recitation of the Holy Koran and for the Zikr (Remembrance) of Allah .

(hva-ul-‘Ulam, pp. 182, vol. 1)

Now cup your right palm for water and rinse your mouth 3 times (close the faucet every time). Ensure water reaches all portions of the mouth, and gargle as well if you’re not practising abstinence.

Cup your palm with water, and draw it up both nostrils, then insert the thumb and then little finger if your left hand to remove any dust/dirt/grind that might be lodged in the nostrils. Repeat this 3 times (close the faucet every time). If not under abstinence, draw water up to the end of the nose.

Also draw water up the nose as described above and blow your nose hard. Repeat thrice.
Wash the entire face – ear lobe to ear lobe, the either ends of the lower jaw bone, the hairline above the forehead to the chin to the lower portion of the throat. Repeat thrice.

Ensure water flows over from the highest of the forehead (from the hairline) to the bottom of the throat and from one lobe to the other.
If one has beard and he’s not within the state of Ihram (Special state for Haj/Umrah) then do Khilal (cup the palm with water and ensure every stand of the beard hair is fully wet from root to tip). Keep the faucet turned off while doing so.
To ensure the entire beard is wet, insert fingers into the beard from the throat pointing outward such that the palm ribs against the chin.
Then wash the forearm. Ensure all portions right from the palm to a little above the elbow are drenched. To do this, cup both palms to collect water, and raise the right hand in order that the collected water flows down all the way to the elbow. Do this 3 times, repeat for left hand. To be sure that all portions are drenched, paas water with your palm over the entire forearm and the elbow.
It is mustahab to scrub up to 1/3rd of the upper arm.

Most people take a little water in their palm and pour it over their forearm towards the elbow 3 times. However during this technique, there are chances that water wouldn’t flow over the entire forearm.

Now (with the faucet closed) perform ‘masa’, that is wetting of the exposed surface of the hair on the head. Thoroughly wet the index fingers, thumbs, and the little fingers (of both hands) and run them parallely from the hairline above the forehead all the way back to the lower portion of the neck.

Draw these fingers back to the forehead by placing both palms on the head and race them across back towards the forehead. Throughout this, the index fingers and thumbs shouldn’t be in contact with the head.
Then use the index fingers to wipe the insides of the ears, the thumbs for the rear of ears and therefore the tiny fingers ought to be inserted within the holes of ears. Ensure the fingers are wet at all times.
Dampen the neck with the outer sides of the fingers of both hands.
Make it a habit to turn the faucet off when not required. To waste water by leaving the faucet open even partly is a sin.
Next wash each foot, beginning with the outer sides and gradually covering the inner sides and the rear portion (above the heel), wetting all the way up to little above the ankle.
Starting from the toes up to little above the ankle. it’s Mustahab to scrub up to halfway up the shin. Perform Khilal between every two toes. Repeat this thrice, first for the right foot, then for the left foot.
The faucet ought to be turned off throughout Khilal.

Hujja-tul-Islam leader Muhammad Ghazali says, “While washing every part, one ought to hope that the sins of that part are being washed away.” (Ihya-ul-Ulam, pp 183, vol. 1)

صلى الله تعالى على محمد
صلوا على الحبيب

Also recite this Du’a when Wudu (with Durüd Sharif before and while performing it).

اللهم اجعلني من التوابين واجعلني من المتطهرين


29 Apr

How to make the intention for Taraveeh


How to make the intention for Taraveeh


In the month of Ramzaan, during Isha prayers (after 4 Farz and 2 Sunnah, but before 3 Wajib-ul-Witr) the Salaahthat is performed is called Taraveeh.

It is Sunnah-e-Muakkada (Muakkada means it has been decreed as a highly recommended practice) for every Muslim adult (Man and Woman). Not performing this Salaahwith a valid reason or cause is a grave sin. Performing this in the mosque in a congregation is Sunnah-e-Kifaaya (Kifaaya means the act of prayer needs to be performed by at least a few people from within the corresponding society/community). If a certain colony/community doesn’t organize for the Taraveeh Congregation, then all Muslim residents of the colony/community are equal sinners.

The Taraveeh Salaah shall begin the first night of Ramzaan, i.e. the evening (around Maghrib) when the moon is sighted. It is mandatory to keep performing it every night until the next month’s moon (waxing crescent of the moon) is sighted. The time of Taraveeh begins just after the time for Isha commences and lasts till Subah-e-Sadiq (when the sun is at the horizon). It is a better practice to perform 3-rakaat Wajib-ul-Witr after (the 20-rakaat) Taraveeh, but if due to some reason Wajib-ul-Witr is performed before Taraveeh, it is still acceptable [Shami Vol. 5, Page 240, ‘Witr Ka Baab’].

Method of Taraveeh: After performing the Farz and Sunnah of Isha, an intention of Taraveeh is to be made, for 20 rakaats (split into 10 sessions by count of Salaam of 2 rakaats each). After every 4 rakaats, there should be a ‘longer break’, during which the Dua of Taraveeh must be recited. This ‘longer break’ is referred to as ‘Tarveeha’, meaning ‘to rest’. It is better to recite the Dua of Taraveeh, or perform zikr, etc. during this ‘break’. Completing the Quran once across the Taraveeh on all nights is Sunnah, and completing it more than once is Mustahab (Mustahab means performing the act of prayer earns one rewards, but if not performed, it will not be a sin/mistake).


The process of Taraveeh

Intention to be made: I intend to perform 20-rakaat Taraveeh Salaah as Sunnah of Rasoolullah, for the sake of Allah, while facing the Kaaba.

Allah Hu Akbar


The conscious decision one makes, is referred to as Intention. After intending, it is highly recommended that the intention is verbally uttered as well.


The Intention can be made for every individual 2 rakaats, or can be made in one go for all 20 rakaats in the beginning as described above.


Dua of Taraveeh

Subhaana zil mulki wal malakoot. Subhaana zil izzati wal azmati wal haibati wal qudrati wal kibriyaa-ee wal jabaroot. Subhaanal malikil hayyil-lazee laa yanaamu walaa yamoot. Subboohun quddoosun rabbunaa wa rabbul malaaikati warroohu. Allahumma ajirna minan-naar, ya mujeeru, ya mujeeru, ya mujeeru, bi rahmatika Ya-Ar hamar Raahimeen.

24 Apr

Things that will break the fast, or render the fast invalid.

Things that will break the fast, or render the fast invalid. Please take extreme care to avoid these.

        Chewing hukka, cigar, cigarette, betel leaf and nuts, tobacco (in any form or manner), will render the fast invalid. Even if the spittle of chewed betel leaf is spat out completely, the fast will break.

French kissing and making out in any style or manner will render the fast invalid. However, little pecks (out of affection, not lust) are permissible.

If kissing out of lust, caressing, making out, intercourse, hugging out of lust results in ejaculation, the fast will break.


     If one vomits voluntarily/intentionally so much such that it is not a mouthful, the fast remains intact. However, if the vomit is a mouthful the fast will be rendered invalid. For The Prophet ﷺ said, “If one vomits involuntarily, or eats/drinks unintentionally out of forgetfulness then that will be accountable”, implying the fast will remain intact.


24 Apr

Fast doesn’t become invalid in these situations

Fast doesn’t become invalid in these situations


If one eats or drinks or gets physical and intimate with one’s spouse unintentionally or due to forgetfulness or accidentally.

Even if an insect, smoke, or grain dust (due to handling in any manner) of wheat, barley, oat, etc. enters the throat.


If one applies hair oil or wears Surma (Kohl/antimony) and even if the taste is felt/realised. And even if the surma’s color appears in the saliva, the fast will not be rendered invalid.


If one experiences involuntary ejaculation (nightfall), the fast will still remain valid and intact.


If after establishing a physical relationship with the spouse one doesn’t perform Ghusl (Obligatory bath), and starts to fast and completes it at Maghrib, the fast will be considered valid. However, failing to perform Salaah will be an enormously grave sin.

    If one uses a syringe to inject medicine, in the flesh or into the vein, the fast will not be considered invalid.

The fast is not rendered invalid even if one is inflected with any kind of wound . And as a result even if blood starts flowing/draining out of the body. Voluntary extraction of blood is prohibited while one is still fasting, because it might cause weakness. Any act that causes weakness is considered Makrooh (disliked/abominable/detested) while one’s fasting.

        Also, if blood is injected into the vein the fast will still remain intact and valid.


Brushing one’s teeth is a makrooh act (act that is frowned upon). Moreover, if while brushing the foam/paste happens to start going down the throat, the fast will be rendered invalid.


If ejaculation doesn’t occur upon pecking and/or kissing one’s spouse, the fast is still intact.


The fast will not be rendered invalid even if – one looks at women’s private parts (but doesn’t touch them) and has the semen flowing out; or if thoughts of physical intimacy occur repeatedly and semen starts flowing out.


If anything the size of sesame, or a sesame seed itself, is chewed and swallowed the fast still remains intact and valid. However, if its taste is felt/realised while or after swallowing, THEN the fast is rendered invalid.


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24 Apr

Ramadan and its special status / The month of Quran

Ramadan and its special status


The month is the most blessed among all 12 months, in certain aspects.

The Qur’an states that there are 12 months and 4 among them are highly revered. Ramadan is the only month that is mentioned by name. For instance, Allah says

“شھر رمضان الذی انزل فیہ القرآن

[It is the month of Ramadan, in which the Qur’an was sent down.


2) The month of Ramadan has the Night of Power a.k.a. Shab-e-Qadr or Laylat-ul-Qadr.

Performing acts of prayer i.e. reciting the Qur’an, performing Salah, performing Zikr, and other forms of Ibaadah through the night until dawn is better than praying for more than a thousand months.


3) Every other month has designated times for special prayers and recitations, but during the month of Ramzan for one who is fasting, every moment is considered moment of prayer and piety.


4) The Reward (Sawaab) for performing good and kind deeds during this month is increased by 10 to 100 times.


5) Voluntary prayers/recitations (Nafil Ibaadah) are considered equal to one Obligatory Ibaadat, and Obligatory prayers/recitations are rewarded 70x more than those performed before and after the month of Ramadan.


6) Allah Ta’ala pays special attention to each of His bondmen during this month.


7) The gates to Jannah (Paradise) are opened throughout this month. And concurrently the gates to Jahannum (Hell) are shut for the month.


8) The gates to the heavens are opened, and legitimate duas (supplications) of Muslims reach Baab-e-Ijabaah (Doors of Acceptance) with absolute ease.


9) The Saheefe (Books revealed to Prophets) of Hazrat Ibrahim Alaihis Salaam (Prophet Abraham, Peace Be Upon Him) were sent down to Earth on the first of Ramadan.


Important dates of this month Ramadan / Ramadan and its special status

3rd: Wisaal of Khatoon-e-Jannat Hazrat Fatima-tuz-Zahra, RadhyiAllahu Anha

6th: The Torah Shareef (Old Testament) was sent down

10th: Wisaal of Umm-ul-Momineen Hazrat Khadija-tul-Kubra, RadhyiAllahu Anha

13th: The Injeel Shareef (New Testament) was sent down

17th: Wisaal of Hazrat Aisha Siddiqa, RadhyiAllahu Anha

17th: Battle of Badr

20th: Fateh-e-Mecca (Reconquer of Mecca)

21st: Martyrdom of Hazrat Maula Ali Karam’Allahu Ta’ala Wajahul Kareem

27th: The Qur’an Shareef (Final Testament) was sent down


May Allah be Pleased with each of them.