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RhythM_of_RaiN

How to perform Salah
« on: December 20, 2011, 02:58:25 PM »
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How to perform Salah (also known as Namaz) in the correct manner :
if any step is not clear to you, please ask a Imam or adult.

Stand straight on the Musalla (prayer mat) facing the Qibla, which is the direction towards the Holy Ka’bah.
(Females must keep their feet together. The feet must be joined at the ankles.)
 
Read the following:

Inni wajjahtu wajhiya lillahi fataras samaawati wal arda hanifaw wama ana minal mushrikeen.
Verily, I have set my face firmly and truly towards Him who created the Heavens and the Earth. And never shall I ascribe partners to Almighty Allah.
 
Say the Niyyah or intention. You can say this aloud or read it in your mind.
For example: “O Allah, I intend to perform 2 Rakah Farz of Fajr Salah facing Your Holy Ka’bah.”
 
Raise your hands to your ears. Say: Allahu Akbar (Allah is Great.)
 
(Females should lift their hands up to their shoulders and say “Allahu Akbar”. The palms must be facing the Qibla)

This reading of “Allahu Akbar” is also known as Takbeer­-e-Tahreema.

Now place your right hand on your left hand just below the navel (females should place their hands on their chest, and the right hand placed over the left hand). Eyes should be focused on the place for Sajda.
 
After this, read the Sana, which is :

Subhanakallah humma wa bi hamdika wa tabarak asmuka wa ta'ala jadduka wa la ilaha ghairuk.
O Allah, Glory and Praise are for You, and blessed is Your Name, and Exalted is Your Majesty; there is no God but You.
 
Then read the Ta’uuz:
A'uzoo billahi minash shaytanir rajeem.
I seek shelter in Allah from Shaytan, the rejected one.
 
Then read the Tasmiya:
Bismillahir rahmanir raheem.
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
 
When you have read this, you should then read the Surah Fatiha:

Alhamdulillahi Rabbil aalameen. Ar-rahmanir raheem. Maaliki yawmid Deen. Iyaaka na’budu wa iyaka nasta’een. Ihdinas siraatal mustaqeem. Siraatal lazeena an’amta alayhim, ghayril magdubi alayhim walad daaleen.

All Praise is for Almighty Allah. Lord of the Universe. Most Merciful, Most Kind. Master of the Day of Judgement. You Alone we worship, from You alone we ask for help. Guide us along the Straight Path, the path of whom you have favoured, not of those who earned Your anger and went astray.
 
You should then read any Surah or three verses of the Holy Qur’an.

Now bow down and go into Ruku saying “Allahu Akbar” and read the Tasbeeh of Ruku 3 times :

Subhana Rabbiyal Azeem (Glory to my Lord, the Great.)
(For females, the arms should be pressed towards the body. The feet at the ankles should be joined together.)

After the Ruku, stand up. With your arms by your side, read the Tasbeeh of Qiyaam once, which is : Sami Allahu liman hamidah. Rabbana walakal hamd. (Allah hears those who praise Him. Our Lord, praise be to You).

Go into prostration or Sajda saying “Allahu Akbar”.
 
Make sure that the forehead, nose, palms, and your knees are touching the ground.
 
For males, make sure that your arms are not touching the floor.
(Females must make sure that the stomach and the arms are drawn close to the body. The elbows and thighs should lie flat against the ground. The hips should not be raised and should be as close to the ground as possible. See image 5 above.)
 
Read the Tasbeeh of Sajda three times: Subhana Rabbiyal A'la (Glory to my Lord, the Highest).

Raise your face from the ground from Sajda whilst saying “Allahu Akbar”. Sit upright with your knees bent and your palms placed on them.

(Females should sit tight with both feet towards the right side, so that the right leg is over the left leg.) This is the Jalsa position.
 
Now go back into Sajda saying “Allahu Akbar” and read the Tasbeeh of Sajda again three times.
 
This completes one cycle (or Rakah) of Salah.
 
In the second Rakah you will not read the Sana, the Ta'uuz or the Tasmiya. You must follow the rest of the sequence as we have explained above.
 
After the second Sajda, you will sit and read the Tashahudd, which is:

At-tahiyyaatu lillahi wassalawaatu wat-tayyibaatu assalaamu alayka ayyuhan nabiyyu wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu assalamu alayna wa ala ibadillahis saaliheen, ash shadu Allah ilaaha illallahu wa ash hadu anna Muhammadan abduhu wa rasuluh.

All prayer is for Allah, and worship and goodness. Peace be upon you, O Prophet, and the Mercy of Allah and His Blessings. Peace be upon us and on the righteous servants of Allah. I bear witness that there is no God but Allah, and bear witness that Muhammad is His Servant and Messenger.
 
When you come to the words ‘ash shadu Allah’, raise your index finger, and bring it back down when you say ‘ilaaha illallah’.
 
IF YOU ARE ON THE LAST RAKAH OF YOUR SALAH
 
After the above Tashahudd, you will read the Durood-e-Ibrahim

Allahumma salli ala Muhammadin wa ala aali Muhammadin kamaa sallayta ala Ibrahima wa ala aali Ibrahima innaka hameedum majeed. Allahumma baarik ala Muhammadin wa ala aali Muhammadin kamaa baarakta ala Ibrahima wa ala aali Ibrahima innaka hameedum majeed.

O Allah, send Your Peace upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious.
O Allah, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious.

Then recite this Dua:
Allahumma inni zalamtu nafsi zulman kaseeran wa la yaghfiruz zunuba illa anta faghfirlee maghfiratam min indika warhamni innaka antal ghafoorur raheem.

O Allah, indeed I have wronged myself greatly, and there is none who forgives sins besides You. So grant me forgiveness from You and have mercy on me, for You are the All-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
 
Now turn your face towards your right shoulder, and say the Salaam
Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullah.
May the peace and mercy of Allah be upon you.
 
Then turn your face towards your left shoulder, and again say the above Salaam.
 
This completes your Salah.
 
Now make Dua to Almighty Allah. You can pray for yourself, your parents, your family, your friends and all the people in the Muslim Ummah. You can make Dua for Allah to make you a better person, to give you happiness, to forgive your sins.
 
Our Beloved Prophet used to sometimes read this Dua:
Rabbana aatina fid-duniya hasanataw, wa fil aakhirati hasanataw, wa kina azaaban naar.
O Lord, grant us the best of this world, and the best of the Hereafter, and save us from the Fire (of Hell).
 
Read Durood Sharif before you finish your Dua, and then say ‘ameen’ and wipe your palms over your face.

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How to perform Salah
« on: December 20, 2011, 02:58:25 PM »

RhythM_of_RaiN

Re: How to perform Salah
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2011, 03:01:39 PM »
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A Hadith is something which was said by our Beloved Prophet,
may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him.
 
Here is a list of Hadith which our Beloved Prophet said to teach us valuable lessons.
 
What our Beloved Prophet said about…
KINDNESS:

• Every act of kindness is a charity.
• Allah gives blessings to kind people which He does not give to harsh people.
• Allah is kind and loves kindness in all matters.
• Whenever kindness is added to something, it decorates it.
• Whenever kindness is taken away from something, it ruins it.
• A person who does not have kindness and gentleness has no goodness.
 
What our Beloved Prophet said about…
RESPECT AND MANNERS:

• The most perfect believer in faith is the one who has the best manners.

• The people who will be closest to our Beloved Prophet on the Day of Judgment will be the ones with the best conduct.

• Nothing is heavier on the Scale of Deeds than a person’s good manners.

• What is most likely to send people to Paradise? Being aware of Allah and good manners.

• If a person has good manners, they can reach the same status of goodness as those who spend their nights praying to Allah.
 
What our Beloved Prophet said about…
BEING HUMBLE AND MODEST:

• Allah has revealed that people must be humble so they do not harm each other.
• Anyone who shows humility for Allah's sake, Allah will raise his status.
• Allah loves His servants who stay humble.
• Whoever has even a small amount of arrogance in his heart will not enter Paradise.
• Every religion has a character, and the character of Islam is modesty.
• When modesty is a part of anything it becomes beautiful.
• Allah loves modesty and people who cover each others faults.
• Modesty comes from faith; faith leads to Paradise.
 
What our Beloved Prophet said about…
ANGER:

• A strong person is someone who can control his anger.
• Anger comes from the devil.
• If you become angry, you should perform wudhu (ablution).
• Beware of anger, because it is like hot coal on the heart of a person.
• If you become angry, you should say, “I seek Allah's Protection from Shaytan the Cursed.”
 
What our Beloved Prophet said about…
 
TALKING AND SPEECH:
 
• Say good things, or remain silent.
• You must speak the truth, because truth leads to virtue and virtue leads to Paradise.
• Do not talk too much except when you are remembering Allah.
• Control your tongue.
• Keep away from the lie, because lies lead to evil and evil leads to the Hell Fire.
• The believer does not accuse, curse others, disobey Allah, nor badmouth others.
• Do not backbite, or say bad things about others especially when they are not there.
• Do not lie, even when you are joking.
• A person cannot be a good believer until he stops lying.
• A person may say a good thing without realising that it pleases Allah greatly.
• A person may say a bad thing, but he will not realise how badly it displeases Allah.
 
What our Beloved Prophet said about…
SHARING AND CARING:

• A person cannot be a true believer until he wishes for, or gives to his brother/sister something he wants for himself.

• A person cannot be a true believer if he eats to his stomach's fill but leaves his neighbour or friend hungry.

• A believer should treat his guest kindly, and he should be good to his neighbour.
 
What our Beloved Prophet said about…
OUR PARENTS:

• Be good and dutiful to your parents.
• Paradise lies at the feet of your mother.
• One of the most beloved acts to Allah is treating your parents kindly.
• Allah is pleased when your parents are pleased, and is Allah is angry when your parents are angry.
• Obey your parents, and if they command you to leave your worldly belongings then do it for them.
 
What our Beloved Prophet said about…
FRIENDSHIP:

• A Muslim is a brother (or sister) to a Muslim.
• Muslims are brothers to one another. They should not cheat, lie or humiliate each other.
• A good friend is like one who sells musk (or perfume), he will either give you some or you will smell the pleasant fragrance from him.
• A bad friend is like a blacksmith, he will either burn your clothes or you will smell bad odours from him.
 
What our Beloved Prophet said about…
THE POOR, NEEDY AND ORPHANS:

• One of the best acts in Islam is to feed the poor and needy.

• Do not turn away a poor man, even if all you can give is half a date.

• If you love the poor people and bring them near you, Allah will bring you near Him on the Day • of Judgement.

• Anyone who looks after and works for a widow and a poor person is like a warrior fighting for Allah's cause. Or he is like a person who fasts during the day and prays all night.

• A person who looks after and cares for an orphan will be in Paradise with our Beloved Prophet.
 
What our Beloved Prophet said about…
KNOWLEDGE AND LEARNING:

• Every Muslim must seek knowledge.

• If Allah wants to bless a person, He makes him understand Islam by learning about it.

• Learn knowledge and share it with other people so they can benefit.

• Allah makes an easy path to Paradise for anyone who searches for knowledge.

• Knowledge which is good and helpful will reward a person even after he has died.

What our Beloved Prophet said about…
ANIMALS:
 
• There is reward for kindness to every living thing.

• There is a reward from Allah for serving animals.

• A man saw a dog suffering from thirst, so he gave it some water. Allah thanked him and forgave him for that great act.

• Fear Allah from treating animals badly.
 
What our Beloved Prophet said about…
PLANTS AND TREES:

• If any Muslim plants any plant and a person or animal eats from it, he will be rewarded like he has given charity.

• If a Muslim plants a tree, the fruit from it that is eaten by people will be charity for him.

RhythM_of_RaiN

Re: How to perform Salah
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2011, 03:03:58 PM »
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How to Perform Wudhu
 
First, make the Niyyah (intention) for Wudhu which is:

I am performing Wudhu for purification
 
• Wash both hands up to the wrist 3 times making sure water has reached between the fingers.

• Next, put a handful of water into the mouth and rinse it thoroughly 3 times.

• After this, sniff water into the nostrils 3 times to clean them and then wash the tip of the nose 3 times.

• Wash the face 3 times from right ear and from the forehead to the throat.

• Wash the right arm and then the left arrn thoroughly from the wrist to the elbow 3 times.

• Then move the palm of the wet hand over the head, starting from the top of the forehead to the back and pass both hands over the back of the head to the neck.

• Next, rub wet fingers into the grooves of both ears and holes and also pass the wet thumbs behind the ears.

• Next pass the back of wet hands over the nape.

• Finally, wash both feet to the ankles starting from the right and making sure that water has reached between the toes and all other parts of the feet.

RhythM_of_RaiN

Re: How to perform Salah
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2011, 03:05:33 PM »
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Stories of the Prophets: Prophet Adam

Prophet Adam was the first man ever created.
Allah made him out of clay and gave him life.
Then Allah ordered the angels to bow to him out of respect.
They all obeyed Allah's Command - but one angel named Shaytan refused. This is because he was evil and arrogant, and he thought he was better than Prophet Adam. Allah does not like it when people are arrogant. He loves people who are humble and show kindness to others. So this act of Shaytan made Almighty Allah angry, and He threw Shaytan out of Paradise.
 
Almighty Allah then told Prophet Adam to live in Paradise. Paradise was a beautiful place, with rivers and fruits and trees, and great blessings. Almighty Allah then created Lady Hawa, who is also called Eve, and she became Prophet Adam's wife. Prophet Adam was very happy.
However, there was one special tree in Paradise that he was not allowed to eat from. Almighty Allah told him to stay away from its fruit. It was forbidden.
 
Shaytan was now extremely jealous of Prophet Adam, because Allah loved Prophet Adam and gave him great blessings and comforts. He also thought Prophet Adam was the reason why Allah threw him out of Paradise. So he wanted revenge.
 
Shaytan was very cunning and he found out that Prophet Adam and Lady Hawa were not allowed to eat fruit from the special tree. So he pretended to be their friend, and told them that the fruit of the special tree had great powers. He told them that anyone who ate those fruits would live forever. Prophet Adam and Lady Hawa believed Shaytan's words, but he was tricking them. He wanted them to eat the fruit so that Allah would be angry with them. They became tempted and so they ate the forbidden fruit.
 
Almighty Allah became very displeased with Prophet Adam and Lady Hawa for disobeying Him. They realised that they had done something wrong, and they asked Allah to forgive them. Allah forgave them. Then Allah told them that Shaytan had tricked them, and that he lied because he is an enemy to all mankind.
 
From that day, Allah cursed Shaytan with His Mighty Anger, and sent Prophet Adam and Lady Hawa to live on Earth.

RhythM_of_RaiN

Re: How to perform Salah
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2011, 03:08:48 PM »
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The Companions of our Beloved Prophet (Sahaba)

• The Sahaba or Companions are those blessed people who saw and believed in our Beloved Prophet, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, served him and stayed with him.

• They are the first Muslims and the first followers of our Beloved Prophet, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him.

• Our Beloved Prophet said, “My Companions are like the stars. Whichever one of them follow, you will be guided.”

• It is compulsory for every Muslim to respect and love all the Companions.

• We must also believe that all the Sahaba are Jannatis, meaning that they will go to Jannah. This is because they loved and respected our Beloved Prophet more than their own lives, and sacrificed everything they had for him and for Almighty Allah, and for Islam.

• You must stay away from people who speak bad about the Companions.

• Our Beloved Prophet loved all his Companions and we should also love them.

• After our Beloved Prophet had left this world, many Companions went to different parts of the world to teach Islam to people who did not know about the Message of Islam. They preached to the non-Muslims so that those people would become Muslims.

• Whenever we say or write the name of any Companion, we should we say may Allah be pleased with him/her, or ‘radiAllahu anhu’ (radiAllahu anha if it is a female Companion).
 
• The most famous Companions are Sayyidina Abu Bakr Siddique, Sayyidina Umar Farooq, Sayyidina Usman Ghani and Sayyidina Ali, may Allah be pleased with them. These four Companions are also called the Khulafa-e-Rashideen or the Rightly Guided Caliphs/Rulers, who ruled the Muslim world after our Beloved Prophet, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, passed away.

• There were also 10 special Companions who received guarantees of Jannah from our Beloved Prophet. These Companions are called the Ashra Mubashara or ‘the ten given blessed news’.

• There was also a special group of Companions who used to spend all their time learning about Islam. These Companions are called As-haabus Suffa or People of the Bench.

• Many Companions have also been given special titles. Some of them are:

1. As-Siddique (da Truthful) Sayyidina Abu Bakr, RadiAllahu anhu

2. Al-Farooq (da Separator of Truth and Falsehood): Sayyidina Umar, RadiAllahu anhu

3. Al-Ghani (da Generous) and Zul-Noorayn (thee Possessor of Two Lights): Sayyidina Usman Ghani, RadiAllahu anhu

4. Asadullah (da Lion of Allah) Sayyidina Ali, RadiAllahu anhu

5. Saifullah (da Sword of Allah) : Sayyidina Khalid Bin Waleed, RadiAllahu anhu

6. Sayyid-ush Shuhada (Leader of the Martyrs) : Sayyidina Hamza, RadiAllahu anhu, the uncle of our Beloved Prophet

• The pious wives of our Beloved Prophet are called Ummahaatul Mu'mineen or ‘the Mothers of the Believers’

• Our Beloved Prophet’s beloved family is called Ahle Bayt or ‘the People of the House.’

RhythM_of_RaiN

Re: How to perform Salah
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2011, 03:10:43 PM »
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The Hereafter (Aakhira)
 
• Every Muslim must believe in the Hereafter (Aakhira).
• Our life in this world is a test to see if we are good people.
• Our life in this world is only for a short period of time.
• We live in this world to prepare for the Aakhira and to do good deeds to reach Jannah.
 
• We have tests and exams in the school and madrasa to see who gets good results and who performs poorly. In the same way, Almighty Allah will judge us to see how we did on the test of this life, when the world ends. We will be asked questions about how we spent our lives, what good deeds did we do and what bad deeds we commited. We will be judged about how much we love Allah and our Beloved Prophet. If we pass the test and Almighty Allah is pleased with us, we will go into Jannah. But if we fail, we will be thrown into the Fire of Jahannam (Hell).
 
• To prepare ourselves for the Aakhira, we have to obey the Commands of Almighty Allah and our Beloved Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him.

• The people who go into Jannah will live forever in happiness, but those who are in Hell will be surrounded by punishment.
 
Questioning in the Grave
 
• A person is asked three questions in the grave which are:

1. Mann rabbuka (who is your Lord)?
The answer to this question is, Allahu Rabbi (Almighty Allah is my Lord).

2. Maa deenuka (what is your religion)?
The answer to this question is, deen al Islam (my religion is Islam).

3. Ma qunta taqoolu fi haazar Rajul (what did you have to say about this Man)?
The answer to this question is, huwa RasulAllah (he is the Messenger of Allah).
 
• All these answers will only be given by Muslims but the Kuffar will not know any of the answers. They will say ‘ha ha laa adri’ (ah, I do not know!)

• After these questions have been asked and answered, the Muslims will be rewarded by Almighty Allah. The angels of Almighty Allah will arrive to punish the Kuffar.
 
The Day of Judgement (Qiyama)
 
• Qiyama is that day in which everybody and everything left in the world will die. At that time only Almighty Allah will be Living because He is Eternal.

• The angel Israfeel will blow the Sur (Horn). The sound will be so loud that everything will become unconscious and die. Then Israfeel, alayhis salaam, will also die.

• The Sur is a pipe that is shaped like the horn of an animal.

• When everything and everybody dies, Almighty Allah will bring Israfeel, alayhis salaam, back to life. He will blow the Sur again and every soul will become alive once again. Then Allah will judge our deeds.
 
• We do not know exactly when Qiyama will happen. This is only known to Almighty Allah. He has taught some knowledge about it to His special servants. All we know is that Qiyama will fall on the 10th of Muharram and on a Friday.
 
• Our Beloved Prophet, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, has also taught us about many signs which will occur before Qiyama. These signs will warn us that Qiyama is near. Some of those signs are:

a. People will commit many sins.

b. People will do many Haraam (forbidden) things.

c. People will disrespect their parents.

d. People will follow the Kuffar (non-Muslims) more, instead of the Muslims.

e. People will not be trustworthy. You will not be able to trust people.

f. Muslims will not want to give Zakah (charity).

g. Islamic knowledge will become less learnt.

h. People will become very greedy and chase after the worldly things.

i. Singing and dancing will become more common.

j. People will wish to live in big houses and ignore the poor people.

k. Foolish people will become leaders.

l. There will be many earthquakes and disasters around the world.

m. Men will dress like women and women will dress like men.

RhythM_of_RaiN

Re: How to perform Salah
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2011, 03:13:51 PM »
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The Holy Qur’an

• The Holy Qur’an is the Final Book of Almighty Allah. It sent to our Beloved Prophet, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him.

• The Holy Qur’an is divided into 30 chapters, with 114 Surahs and 6236 verses.
The first Surah is al-Fatiha and the last Surah is an-Naas.

• The Holy Qur’an contains the Laws and Rules of Almighty Allah.

• The first verse of the Holy Qur’an was revealed to our Beloved Prophet in the holy month of Ramadan. He was in the Cave of Hira on the mountain called Jabal al-Noor, near the holy city of Makkah.

• The first few verses that were revealed were from Surah Alaq.

• The Holy Qur’an was revealed in parts during a total of 23 years: 13 years in holy Makkah, and
10 years in holy Madinah.

• The last verse of the Holy Qur’an was revealed just before our Beloved Prophet, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, could leave this world.

• The Holy Qur’an is protected by Almighty Allah.

• No person can produce anything like a verse of the Holy Qur’an or even compete with it.

• The Holy Qur’an is the only Book of Almighty Allah which has been memorised by millions of Muslims. It is the most read and respected book in the world.

• There are 14 Sajda verses in the Holy Qur’an. If someone hears or reads any of these verses, the person must perform a special Sajda called Sajda Tilawa – this is compulsory.

• Any Surah which has been revealed when our Beloved Prophet was living in Makkah is called a Makki Surah. Any Surah revealed in Madinah is called a Madni Surah.

RhythM_of_RaiN

Re: How to perform Salah
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2011, 03:15:13 PM »
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The Holy Books of Allah

• Allah sent many Holy Books to the world.

• The Prophets of Almighty Allah were sent with Holy Books of Guidance to teach and educate the people.

• A Muslim believes in all the Books sent by Almighty Allah because His Words true.

• The four most famous Holy Books are:

1.  Torah (Old Testament) - sent to Prophet Musa, alayhis salaam

2. Zaboor (Book of Psalms) - sent to Prophet Dawud, alayhis salaam

3. Injeel (Bible or New Testament) - sent to Prophet Isa, alayhis salaam

4. The Holy Qur’an - sent to our Beloved Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him

• The Angel Jibra’eel used to send Almighty Allah's Messages and Books to the Prophets.

• The Torah, the Zaboor and the Injeel are still found in the world today, but they have been changed by the Jews and the Christians.

• Nothing has changed in the Holy Qur’an. It is still the same, the way it was sent to our Beloved Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. The Qur’an will never be changed because Almighty Allah Himself has promised to protect it.

RhythM_of_RaiN

Re: How to perform Salah
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2011, 03:16:31 PM »
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The Prophets of Allah

• Since the beginning of the earth, Almighty Allah sent guidance to people through His special and chosen servants. These special and chosen servants are called Prophets, or Ambiya or Nabi.

• The Prophets of Almighty Allah are all masoom or sinless. This means that they have always been protected by Almighty Allah in a special way, so they have never committed any sin.

• The message that all the Prophets of Almighty Allah used to teach is: “There is no god but Almighty Allah.” They also commanded the people to do good deeds and keep away from evil.

• Almighty Allah sent Prophets to tell us about the future and to teach us the Siraatul Mustaqeem or the Straight Path of Islam.

• We need this guidance from Allah, because we are weak and we have no knowledge about the future.

• Almighty Allah has sent His Prophets to every nation on earth, at different times. They were sent to teach us about Almighty Allah and how to worship Him and nobody else.

• Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, said that approximately 124,000 Prophets came to this world. The Holy Qur’an mentions the names of 25 most famous Prophets.

• Allah has given special powers to the Prophets so they could perform miracles with His permission. These miracles are called mu’jiza.

• As Muslims, we must believe in and respect all the Prophets of Almighty Allah.

• The first Prophet sent to this world was Prophet Adam, peace be upon him.

• Whenever we say or write the name of any Prophet or angel, we should we say ‘peace be upon him’ or ‘alayhis salaam’.
 
• Our Beloved Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, is the last Prophet of Almighty Allah. He is Habibullah or the most beloved creation of Almighty Allah.

• After the name of our Beloved Prophet, we must make sure we always say or write ‘may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him’ or ‘sallal lahu alayhi wasallam’.

• As Muslims, we are the Ummah or followers of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him.

• Almighty Allah also calls our Beloved Prophet ‘Rahmatallil Aalameen’. That means our Beloved Prophet is a Mercy for all people, and every single creation in the world.

RhythM_of_RaiN

Re: How to perform Salah
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2011, 03:18:34 PM »
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The Angels of Allah

• Angels or Malaa’ika are the servants of Almighty Allah.
• They are made from Noor or light.
• They do not eat, drink or sleep like us.
• They are also masoom or sinless.
• They have been given many duties by Almighty Allah.

For example: causing rain, writing our daily actions, watching us when we pray, attending Islamic events like Zikr, Miladun Nabi, sending blessings upon our Beloved Prophet, conveying our greetings to our Beloved Prophet and other good deeds.

• The angels remember Almighty Allah all the time, at every second, whatever they are doing.
• There are millions of angels, only Almighty Allah knows exactly how many there are. He has told their exact numbers only to his special servants, like the Prophets and Awliya (Saints).
 
• There are four famous angels:
1. Jibra’eel, alayhis salaam, conveys Almighty Allah's Messages to the Prophets.
2. Azra’eel, alayhis salaam, takes away the soul (or Ruh) of creatures when it’s time for them to die.
3. Mikaa’il, alayhis salaam, is in charge of food and controlling the seasons.
4. Israfeel, alayhis salaam, will blow the Sur or special horn on the Day of Qiyamah.
 
The names of a few more angels are:

• Kiraaman Khaatibeen: these angels stay in the company of each person and record their deeds. The angel on the right records a person’s good deeds. The angel on the left records a person’s bad deeds.

• Munkar & Nakeer: these angels question a person in the grave.

• Ridwaan: The angel who is the gate-keeper of Jannah (Paradise).
• Maalik: The angel who is in charge of Jahannam (Hell).

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Re: How to perform Salah
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2011, 03:22:56 PM »
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Who is Almighty Allah?

The Creator
• Almighty Allah is the Creator of all things.
• Almighty Allah created the sun, the moon and the stars.
• He made the earth and the sky.
• Almighty Allah created the seas and the mountains.
• He made the plants and the animals.
• Almighty Allah created the fishes and the insects.
• Almighty Allah also created the Angels (Malaa’ika), the Jinns and human beings.
 
The Helper
• Almighty Allah is the Helper.
• Almighty Allah alone is the True Helper.
• Almighty Allah is the Best of Helpers.
• We worship only Almighty Allah.
• We ask Almighty Allah for help.
• If Almighty Allah wants to help us, nobody can defeat us.
• We ask Almighty Allah's help and then show patience.
• We ask Almighty Allah's help through prayer.
• If others help us, they are helping us through the Permission of Almighty Allah.
 
The Protector
• Almighty Allah is the Protector.
• Almighty Allah alone is the True Protector.
• He is the Best of Protectors.
• If Almighty Allah wishes to protect us, then nobody can harm us.
• We must always seek Almighty Allah's protection from harm and from the Shaytan.
• Almighty Allah protects us in different ways.
• We must always seek Almighty Allah's protection from evil.
 
Belief in Almighty Allah
 
• Tawheed means the Oneness of Almighty Allah; that Allah is One and only.

• Tawheed also teaches us that everything on this earth is from One Creator, Almighty Allah.

• Remember that Almighty Allah is the All-Knowing, All-Wise and All-Powerful.

• He is Most Merciful and He is with us all the time. He sees us but we do not see Him.

• Almighty Allah has no partner or son.

• He gives us life and takes it away, and to Him we shall all return.

• When you read the Kalima, you must believe in it with all your heart.

• A Muslim must firmly believe that there is only One Almighty Allah. He must clean his heart of all other thoughts.

• If we look at the world, we will see that everything is working or proceeding without any faults. This is because Almighty Allah is in full control of the whole world.

• We are Almighty Allah's servants, so our actions and our Imaan (faith) must show this.

• Everything in the world works according to the Commands of Almighty Allah.

• What happens when you believe in One Almighty Allah and believe that He is watching you all the time?

- It creates in you self-respect and confidence.
- It makes you humble and modest.
- It makes you dutiful and upright.
- It makes you brave and courageous.
- It makes you strong and patient in difficulties.
- It makes you obey the Commands of Almighty Allah.

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Re: How to perform Salah
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2011, 03:27:55 PM »
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I Love My Prophet Muhammad,
May Allah's peace & Blessings be upon him.
 
He is our Prophet.

He brought us the Holy Qur’an.

The Holy Qur’an is Almighty Allah's last Message to the people of the world.

I must love those that love Almighty Allah and our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him.

I must keep away from those who do not love Almighty Allah and our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him.
• We should try our best to obey Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him.

• When we obey him, we are obeying Almighty Allah.
• Then Almighty Allah will be happy with us.
• Almighty Allah will take care of us in this world.
• And Almighty Allah will reward us in our next life.

LIFE OF OUR BELOVED PROPHET MUHAMMAD   
May Allah’s peace and Blessings be upon him

THE PEOPLE OF ARABIA
 
Makkatul Mukarramah (or Makkah) is in Saudi Arabia.
The people of Arabia are called Arabs.
Most of the Arabs lived in the cities, others lived in tents in the desert.
 
The Arabs were very cruel people. They cheated. They drank wine and alcohol. They placed bets and gambled. They were not kind to their mothers, daughters and sisters. They even killed their young baby daughters. They fought wars and killed each other.
 
The Arabs refused to pray to Almighty Allah. They changed the Holy Ka’bah. They put idols in the Holy Ka’bah, the House of Almighty Allah. They prayed to the idols.
 
OUR PROPHET MUHAMMAD'S FAMILY
 
Our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, was born in the city of Makkatul Mukarramah.
 
He was born on Monday, the 12th of Rabiul Awwal.
 
Our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, belonged to the Banu Hashim family. He was from the Quraish tribe.
 
His father's name was Sayyiduna Abdullah, may Allah be pleased with him.
His father passed away before our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, was born.
His mother, Sayyidah Aamina, may Allah be pleased with her, passed away when he was six years old.
 
After that, his grandfather, Sayyiduna Abdul Muttalib, may Allah be pleased with him, took care of him. But soon his grandfather also passed away.
Our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, was now eight years old.
 
OUR PROPHET MUHAMMAD AS A MERCHANT
 
Now his uncle, Abu Taalib, took care of him. His uncle was a very kind and wise man.
 
Everybody loved our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. He was a happy, friendly person. He liked to help other people. He did not use bad words. He did not fight with the other children.
 
Abu Taalib was a merchant. He bought and sold things to the people. Our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, also became a merchant.
Our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, was an honest merchant.
 
People trusted him and they knew he always told the truth. They called him as-Saadiq. as-Saadiq means truthful.
He was also very honest, so they called him al-Ameen. al-Ameen means the person we can trust.

Radhika

Re: How to perform Salah
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2011, 03:31:58 PM »
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Another wonderful presentation from you Aakash ji .. :cl: :cl:

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Re: How to perform Salah
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2011, 03:35:20 PM »
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OUR PROPHET MUHAMMAD GETS MARRIED
 
A lady named Bibi Khadija, may Allah be pleased with her, lived in Makkatul Mukarramah. She was a widow. Her husband passed away.
Our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, did some business for her. She liked his honesty and because he was polite, kind and truthful.
 
When our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, was 25 years old, he married Bibi Khadija, may Allah be pleased with her. She was 40 years old. They loved and cared for each other. They had six children.
 
Bibi Khadija, may Allah be pleased with her, was very rich. She gave all her wealth to our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. He helped the poor people. He freed many slaves. He looked after the needy.
 
OUR PROPHET MUHAMMAD IS ALLAH'S MESSENGER
 
Our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, did not like the evil ways of the Arabs. He wanted the people to know the truth about Almighty Allah. He wanted them to learn that they should worship Allah only, and behave in a good manner. He started going to a cave to think about Allah, this cave was called Hira.
 
It was peaceful and quiet in the cave of Hira. Our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, spent a lot of time in the cave of Hira thinking about Almighty Allah and praying to Almighty Allah.
 
One night, he was in the cave of Hira. Suddenly, the dark cave became full of bright light. In this light, our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, saw an Angel. The Angel was Sayyiduna Jibra’eel, the greatest of all the Angels.
 
Sayyiduna Jibra’eel gave him a message from Almighty Allah. Almighty Allah wanted our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, to announce that he is Rasulallah - Almighty Allah wanted him to be His Messenger and invite the people to Islam.
 
At this time, our Prophet Muhammad,may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, was forty years old.
 
FAMILY AND FRIENDS ACCEPT ISLAM
 
Our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, first talked to his family and friends about Islam.
 
He told them:
“Almighty Allah made me His Rasul, His Prophet.
I will teach you the religion of Islam.
I will teach you Almighty Allah's Book, the Holy Qur’an.
I will teach you what is right.
I will tell you what is wrong.”
 
Some of his family and friends believed in him. They became Muslims.
 
A Muslim who saw Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, and believed in him is called a Sahabi. Sahabi means a friend.
 
When we hear a Sahabi's name, we say, “radi Allahu anhu”, which means “may Allah be pleased with him.”
 
OUR PROPHET MUHAMMAD WARNS THE PEOPLE
 
Sayyiduna Jibra’eel came again.
“Now Allah wants you to teach Islam to everyone in Makkatul Mukarramah,” he told our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him.
 
Our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, climbed the hill of Safa. He called all the people.
 
He told them:
“O my people! If I tell you that behind this mountain, there is an army that is going to attack you, will you believe me?”
 
The people said:
“We will believe you. You are al-Ameen and as-Saadiq.”
 
He said:
“Then believe in what I have to say,
Almighty Allah has made me His Prophet.
Almighty Allah has asked me to teach you about Islam.
Do not pray to the idols.
Stop your evil ways or Almighty Allah will punish you.
You must believe in Almighty Allah.
You will die one day.
Allah will judge you on your good and bad actions.”
 
But many people in Makkatul Mukarramah did not want to believe in Almighty Allah. They liked to pray to their idols. They liked their evil ways. They were angry that our Prophet tried to stop them, so they went away.

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Re: How to perform Salah
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2011, 03:36:23 PM »
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THE MUSLIMS AND THE KUFFAR
 
Our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, taught Islam to everyone who would listen.
Many people believed in him. They became Muslims.
They became the Sahaba of our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. This means they became his friends and companions.
 
Most of the people of Makkatul Mukarramah did not like his teachings.
They did not want to hear about Islam.
They did not want to hear the words of the Holy Qur’an.
 
They remained non-believers. The non-believers are called the Kuffar. The Kuffar are the enemies of Islam. They are the enemies of our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him.
 
THE KUFFAR HARM THE MUSLIMS
 
There were many Kuffar in Makkatul Mukarramah. They told our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, not to teach Islam. He warned them about the Day of Judgement.
 
He said:
“When the heavens will break,
and the stars will fall,
and the earth will shake and tremble,
and the mountains will smash into pieces -
on that day, everything will end.”
 
The Kuffar did not believe what he said. They laughed at him when he talked. They made fun of him. They threw dirt on him.
 
They tried to hurt him.
 
Our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, suffered a lot. But he was patient. He knew he was the Prophet of Allah. He knew that Allah would look after him. He kept on teaching Islam.
 
Most of the Sahaba were weak and poor.
 
The Kuffar were evil, and they did not leave the Sahaba alone.
They put the Muslim slaves in chain.
They dragged them through the streets.
They made them lie on hot sand.
They made them sit on burning coal.
They kept them without food and water.
 
But the Muslims were patient. Their faith remained strong. They trusted in Allah.
 
Our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, sent some Muslims to another country called Abyssinia so they could be safe. The King of Abyssinia was a Christian. He was a kind man.
He protected the Muslims from the evil Kuffar.
 
YEAR OF GRIEF
 
Soon the Kuffar became very worried. More and more people were accepting Islam.
 
The Kuffar decided to make the Muslims suffer.
They asked the people of Makkatul Mukarramah to:
Stop talking to the Muslims,
Stop selling them things,
Stop buying from them and
Stop giving them things to eat and drink.
 
Our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, took his family and some other Muslims to live in a valley. It was very difficult for them. No one would talk to them. They had almost no food and water. No one would sell them anything. The Muslims suffered a lot and they became weak in health. But they remained firm in faith. The Muslims did not give up.
 
In this year of sadness, the uncle of our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, passed away. And soon after, Bibi Khadija passed away too. Our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, was very sad.
 
At last the Kuffar let the Muslims come out of the valley and go back to their homes.
 
THE PEOPLE OF TA’IF
 
Our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, went to the city of Ta’if. He wanted to teach Islam to its people.
 
The people of Ta’if were rich and powerful. They were arrogant and proud. They believed in idols and loved their evil ways. They did not like the teachings of Islam.
 
They laughed at our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. They made fun of him. Soon they began to throw stones at him and hurt him, and they chased him out of the city.
 
Our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, was very hurt by the stones. He started to bleed and he was in pain.
 
Then our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, left Ta’if and prayed for Allah’s help because he was injured. Then Allah sent His help to him. Some kind people saw him suffering so they sent a slave to him, and the slave put bandages on his cuts and wounds.
 
Our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, was not angry with the people of Ta’if. He was very merciful and kind, so he forgave them.
He prayed to Almighty Allah to guide the people of Ta’if to Islam, and to make them good Muslims.
This is why our Prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, is called the Prophet of Mercy. He was kind and gentle even to the evil and cruel people.

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