שמע ישראל ה' אלהינו ה' אחד
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Jun 18, 2010

Daily Prayer

Posted By Snow at 6/18/2010 2 comments
اعوذب لله من الشيطان الرجيم
اتل ما أوحي إليك من الكتاب
وأقم الصلاة إن الصلاة تنهى عن الفحشاء والمنكر
ولذكر الله أكبر والله يعلم ما تصنعون

Recite, what has been revealed to you of the Book, and establish prayer; indeed, prayer prohibits immorality and wrongdoing, and the remembrance of Allah is greater; and Allah Knows that which you do. [Holy Quran 29:45]

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How To Pray The 5 Daily Prayers | QA
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 1  The 5 daily prayers are obligated to:
· muslims
· of sound mind
· have reached puberty

 2  The 5 daily prayers are performed at these stated times:

Fajr فجر
dawn
2 raka'at

Zuhr ظهر
after noon
4 raka'at

Asr عصر
late noon
4 raka'at

Maghrib مغرب
sunset
3 raka'at

Isha عشاء
night
4 raka'at
Raka'at
is a unit of
movements
that is repeated
in the prayer

 3  For a prayer to be valid, make sure you are:
قد أفلح من تزكى
وذكر اسم ربه فصلى
He has certainly succeeded who purifies himself. And mentions the name of his Lord and prays. [Q87:14-15]

... خذوا زينتكم عند كل مسجد ...
... take your adornment at every masjid ... [Q7:31]

· confident that it is the time for prayer | prayer times
· clean - body, clothes & place of prayer
-------· to cleanse your body:
-------  if you have minor hadath, wash parts of your body (wudhu وضوء)
-------  if you have major hadath, bath your whole body (ghusl غسل)
· properly covering your body:
-------· men - at least from the navel to the knee
-------· women - all except the face & hands
· facing the Qibla, which is the Kaabah in Mecca | qibla finder
. follow the right sequence of the prayer

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Let's Start To Pray
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[1] Intention & Takbir

Stand right. Say the intention to pray in your heart.
E.g for Zuhr prayer, intend in the heart:
أصلي فرض الظهر أربع ركعات اداء لله تعالى
I pray fardhu Zuhr 4 raka'at for Allah Ta'ala


Keep the intention. Then raise your hands & say:
الله اكبر
Allah Most Great


After this, you're now starting the first raka'at.

[2] Recitations

For the 1st raka'at, it's recommended to start with the Iftitah:
الله أكبر كبيرا والحمد لله كثيرا
وسبحان الله بكرة وأصيلا
وجهت وجهي للذي فطر السموات والأرض
حنيفا مسلما وما انا من المشركين
إن صلاتي ونسكي ومحياي ومماتي لله رب العالمين
لا شريك له وبذلك أمرت وأنا من المسلمين

Allah Most Great and all praises to Allah greatly
All glories to Allah in the mornings and the evenings
I turn my face towards He
who Created the heavens and the earth
inclining toward truth as those who submit
and I am not of those who are idolaters
[Q6:79]
Indeed my prayers, my sacrifices, my life and my death
are for Allah Lord of the worlds
No partner has He, and this I have been commanded
and I am among those who submit
[Q6:162-163]
Recite Surah Al-Fatihah. This surah is read for every raka'at.

After reciting surah Al-Fatihah, it is recommended to recite another surah
for the first and second raka'at. E.g:
· for the first raka'at, recite surah Al-Ikhlas
· for the second raka'at, recite surah Al-Kauthar
· for other raka'at, there are no additional surah

[3] Rukuk

Bowing & rest for a moment. Say (3 times):
سبحان ربي العظيم وبحمده
All glory to my Lord the Most Great and all praises to Him
[4] Iktidal

While rising from rukuk, say:
سمع الله لمن حمده
Allah Hears those who praise Him


Standing & rest for a moment. Say:
ربنا لك الحمد
Our Lord to you is all praises


[5] Sujud

Prostrating & rest for a moment. Say (3 times):
سبحان ربي الأعلى وبحمده
All glory to my Lord the Most High and all praises to Him


The forehead, palms, knees & base of toes must touch the ground.
The forehead should be bare and holds some weight.

[6] Sitting Between 2 Sujud

Sitting & rest for a moment. Recite:
رب اغفر لي وارحمني واجبرني وارفعني
وارزقني واهدني وعافني واعف عني

O my Lord, please forgive me, have mercy on me, cover my shame, raise me, sustain me, guide me, give me health and forgive me


Then repeat [5] to complete 2 prostrations.

Then from the 2nd prostration:
-----if this is the 2nd or final raka'at do [7]
-----else, start the next raka'at at [2]

[7] Tahiyyat Sitting

Sitting. Recite:
التحيات المباركات الصلوات الطيبات لله
السلام عليك ايها النبي ورحمة الله وبركاته
السلام علينا وعلى عباد الله الصالحين

All blessed compliments, good prayers are for Allah
Peace be upon you O Prophet, and the mercy of Allah & His blessings
Peace be upon us, and upon Allah's righteous servants


Recite & raise right index finger at الا الله:
اشهد ان لا اله الا الله
واشهد ان محمد رسول الله
اللهم صل على محمد

I bear witness there is no God but Allah
And I bear witness Muhammad is Allah's Messenger
O Allah, please grant peace to Muhammad


If this is the final final raka'at do [8]
Else, start the next raka'at at [2].

[8] Say Peace For The Prophets

Sitting. Recite:
اللهم صل على محمد وعلى آل محمد
كما صليت على إبراهيم وعلى آل إبراهيم
وبارك على محمد وعلى آل محمد
كما باركت على إبراهيم وعلى آل إبراهيم
في العالمين انك حميد مجيد

O Allah, please grant peace to Muhammad and his family
like You grant peace to Abraham and his family
and please bless Muhammad and his family
like You bless Abraham and his family
In the universe, verily You are Most Praised Most Noble


[9] Salam

Say salam to your right:
السلا م عليكم ورحمة الله
Peace be upon you, and the mercy of Allah

and say salam to your left

After the salam, the prayer is completed ☆ الحمد لله

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This is an overview, please check out more details in books


Referance:
Indahnya Hidup Bersyariat
Dato' Ismail Kamus & Mohd Azrul Azlen
ISBN 978-9835102301
Telaga Biru

Jun 17, 2010

Isra II

Posted By Snow at 6/17/2010 0 comments

From Mecca to Jerusalem | Journey of mankind

الحمد لله the month of Rejab is here...

It's the month of Isra Mi'raj. سبحان الذي أسرى بعبده ليلا من المسجد الحرام إلى المسجد الأقصى [Q17:1 | QA] Isra is Prophet Muhammad's miracle night journey from Mecca to Jerusalem. & Mi'raj is his accession from Jerusalem to the heavens. All in one night. It was during the Isra Mi'raj that Allah's SWT commanded the 5 daily prayers [QA]. And since then, muslims started praying daily, facing Jerusalem.

Yes, muslims started praying facing the Temple Mount.


The 5 daily prayers were commanded during Isra Mi'raj | advert

The Isra Mi'raj took place just before the muslims migrated to Yathrib. There were jewish tribes living in Yathrib at that time — Bani Qainuqa', Bani Qurayzhah & Bani Nadhir. They were waiting for the Promised Messiah, after the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple. [Q17:2-7] So, how did they regard the Isra Mi'raj and muslims praying facing the Temple Mount?
For muslims, Prophet Jacob , also known as Israel, [QA | Q19:58] is a muslim. Before he passed away, he reminded his children, the Israelite, to "not die except while you are muslims" (فلا تموتن إلا وأنتم مسلمون). [Q2:131-132]

"Muslim" means surrendering in peace to the One Allah (שלם, سلم)
לבבכם שלם let your heart be completely devoted [1 Kings 8:57-61]

His children accepted his legacy whole heartedly — it is the Shema Yisrael passed down from parent to child (שמע ישראל ה' אלהינו ה' אחד). They also accepted the son of Prophet Abraham , Prophet Ishmael [Q2:133] who fathered the Ishmaelite in Mecca.
Still, Prophet Muhammad's own people, the Meccan disregarded Isra Mi'raj. But Abu Bakr (RA) stood believing him. Abu Bakr was Prophet Muhammad's dearest friend, who accompanied him during their migration to Yathrib. When they arrived in Yathrib, the people embraced the leadership of Prophet Muhammad & Yathrib became a new state — Medina (מדינה). It is from Medina, Islam started shining.

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Once, in Medina
The Prophet delivered a sermon and said, "Allah gave a choice to one of (His) slaves either to choose this world or what is with Him in the Hereafter. He chose the latter." Abu Bakr wept.

I said to myself, "Why is this Sheikh weeping, if Allah gave choice to one (of His) slaves either to choose this world or what is with Him in the Here after and he chose the latter?" And that slave was Allah's Messenger himself.

Abu Bakr knew more than us.

The Prophet said, "O Abu Bakr! Don't weep. The Prophet added: Abu Bakr has favored me much with his property and company. If I were to take a Khalil from mankind I would certainly have taken Abu Bakr; but the Islamic brotherhood and friendship is sufficient. Close all the gates in the mosque except that of Abu Bakr."


Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 1, Book 8, Hadith 455
It was Abu Bakr who realized Prophet Muhammad's parting was near. Then after Abu Bakr himself passed away, he rests next to Prophet Muhammad. And after that, Umar al-Khattab rests next to them. Their tomb is in the Prophet's Mosque in Medina, near the Baqi graveyard where other companions rests as well. | map

Then for Uthman bin Affan, his resting place makes me wonder whether it is true — that the Jewish graveyard was united with the Muslim graveyard, at the Baqi. (T - T) والله أعلم


The Prophet's Mosque in Medina | The Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron
The burial place of the prophets as well as their beloved companions

Muslim wish peace for both prophets & their companions in our daily prayers

اللهم صل على محمد و على آل محمد
كما صليت على إبراهيم و على آل إبراهيم

O Allah, grant peace to Muhammad and his family
like You grant peace to Abraham and his family

إن الله خير عبدا بين الدنيا وبين ما عنده فاختار ما عند الله
Allah gave a choice to (His) slave - either this world or what is with Him, he chose what is with Allah

I seek refuge in Allah SWT from errors.
Only Allah Knows Best. والله أعلم
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Jun 12, 2010

Superman Loves A Nerd

Posted By Snow at 6/12/2010 1 comments

Maybe I watched too many superhero cartoons as a kid (◠v◠)



Atwar Bahjat, 30
Al-Arabiya correspondent Found 23 Feb 2006
الله يرحمها برحمته
Yeah. Lois isn't a pampered super beauty. She might even have enemies ready to kill her. In reality, the Community to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reported so far 814 journalists have been killed since 1992.

So. Will we also remember them?

To me, they're precious even if they're not rich, beautiful or famous. They help me see that good deeds is the best foundation for hope. وأقرضوا الله قرضا حسنا and loaned Allah SWT a beautiful loan. [Holy Quran 57:18]

So relieved, or be relieved. العبد المؤمن يستريح من نصب الدنيا، والعبد الفاجر يستريح منه العباد والبلاد والشجر والدواب The believing servant finds relief from the troubles of the world, and in the death of a wicked person, the people, towns, trees and animals find rellef. [Sahih Muslim, Book 4 Hadith 2075]


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

واعبد ربك حتى يأتيك اليقين
And worship your Lord until there comes to you
the certainty (death).
[Holy Quran 15:99]

سلام عليكم بما صبرتم فنعم عقبى الدار
Peace for what you patiently endured,
and excellent is the final home.
[Holy Quran 13:24]

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Jun 5, 2010

Superstars

Posted By Snow at 6/05/2010 0 comments

The trained chemical engineer that won the prince's heart | video
Zara Salim Davidson is MD of an engineering company

Recently, I read about an excellent student on the newspaper. I think she won the university award. More so, she is beautiful - in my eyes like the Sofea Jane look. & she hijab! (◠v◠)/ Still, funny even with the achievements, she has yet to reach the full page coverage of the super beauties.

Yeah, she didn't win a beauty pageant. She's a self declared bookworm, though. If that is interesting. اقرأ باسم ربك [Q96:1-5] Still, at least her spot was colored.

So. Honestly. I wonder when will the likes of her ever be the media darling. Yes, we Malaysians do have her type. But sadly, obscured? E.g.: only when the Crown Prince married Zara Salim Davidson that I know she existed. Ohh, if I had known her will I score As in my chemistry back then? & how ever did the Prince fall for a trained chemical engineer. Aren't educated women intimidating? (◠-◠)'

I hope society want more diversity for the people covered by the media. Dr Zeti Akhtar, how did she earn the trust to be the first woman central bank governor - a woman handling the financial crisis. Dr Jemilah, how did she establish Mercy Malaysia and survive being shot in Baghdad. That is something!

These are women professionals whose experiences are valuable for society. There's things we can learn from them, open our minds. That life is bigger & more diverse out there. ويتفكرون في خلق السماوات والأرض [Q3:191] If looks are a commercial factor, there are women like Dr Amy Mainzer. These ladies exist.


Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco also studied engineering
& now leads the Lalla Salma Association Against Cancer

Anyway. So thank God, if there are spots in the media for them. (◠v◠)/

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