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Eid al-Fitr and its Prayers

Eid al-Fitr and its Prayers

Once the holy month of Ramadhan is over, the pious get ready to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, Feast of Fast-Breaking, to thank the Almighty who enabled them to fast and to remember the needy and the indigent. It is also customary on such an occasion to give gifts to the members of the family, especially children. Once it becomes known that the next day is going to be the Eid, it ... Read More »

Frequently Asked Questions on Zakat Al-Fitrah

Frequently Asked Questions on Zakat Al-Fitrah

Frequently Asked Questions on Zakat Al-Fitrah (According to Fataawa of Ayatullah Sayyid Ali al-Husayni Seestani) by Academy of Learning Islam Reproduced with permission from the Academy for Learning Islam. Q. What is Zakatul Fitrah? A: It is religious tax/alms (zakat) paid on the day when Muslims break the fasting period at the end of the month of Ramadhan. This alms is known as Zakat al-Fitrah. Q. What do the Qur’an ... Read More »

The Five Circumstances which Wudu Becomes Obligatory

The Five Circumstances which Wudu Becomes Obligatory

As mentioned earlier, performing the wudu is always a recommendable deed, but it becomes obligatory (wajib) in certain circumstances. There are five circumstances under which wudu becomes obligatory; and whenever a Muslim finds himself in any one these circumstances, he must do wudu. The five circumstances are as follows:- 1. For obligatory prayers, e.g., the five daily prayers. Wudu is not wajib for sunnat (recommended) prayers; but as the prayers whether ... Read More »

The Ten Things that Invalidate wudu

The Ten Things that Invalidate wudu

The Ten Things that Invalidate wudu After having done the wudu once, for how long can a person be considered to be in the state of ritual purity? Is a Muslim required to do a separate wudu for each of his prayers, or is one wudu sufficient for the whole day? Once a person has done wudu, he can consider himself in the state of ritual purity until one of ... Read More »

The Ten Conditions for the Validity of Wudu(ablution)

The Ten Conditions for the Validity of Wudu(ablution)

The performance of wudu depends on certain condi­tions which are known in Islamic laws as “the conditions for the validity of wudu”. These conditions are ten in number: three are related to the water, three to the person; and four to the act of wudu itself. i. The Water 1. The water must be mutlaq. “Mutlaq” means pure or unmixed; in the present context, it refers to the liquid which ... Read More »

The six Recommendable Acts of Wudu (ABLUTION)

The six Recommendable Acts of Wudu (ABLUTION)

Recommendable acts of Wudu What you read above was concerning the obligatory (wajib) acts of wudu. Now we shall describe the acts which are recommendable (mustahab, sunnat) during the wudu. 1. Washing the hands two time before washing the face. 2. Gargling three times before washing the face. 3. Rinsing the nose three times before washing the face. 4. While washing the face and the fore-arms, it is recommended to ... Read More »

The Four main stages of Performing Wudu (4)

The Four main stages of Performing Wudu (4)

4. Rubbing the feet Again using the wetness of the hands, wipe the right foot with the right hand, and then the left foot with the left hand. In wiping the feet, place the palm or the fingers of the hand on the finger-tips of the foot and then wipe to the base of the ankle. One can even wipe from the base of the ankle to the finger-tips. In wiping ... Read More »

The Four main stages of Performing Wudu (3)

The Four main stages of Performing Wudu (3)

3. Rubbing the head Wiping of the head means to wipe a wet finger of the right hand from the crown of the head to the hair-line. Wiping of the head can be performed on any part of the quarter of the head which is over the fore-head. The act of wiping can be done with one finger only, but it is recommended to use three fingers together. The water must ... Read More »

The Four main stages of Performing Wudu (2)

The Four main stages of Performing Wudu (2)

2. Washing the fore-arms After washing the face,the right and then the left hand should be washed from the elbow down to the finger tips. like the face ,they should also always be washed from top to the bottom and if washed from below to above the WUDU will be void. Pour water over the right fore-arm from the elbow to the finger-tips; and using the left hand, wipe the ... Read More »