Did You Know
To stand upright in Salah is known as Qiyam. Standing up is an obligatory posture of Salah without which the Salah is invalid, unless one cannot perform Salah standing, or is unable to make Sajdah on the ground.
In Islam, the body of a human being must be honoured and respected. This importance is derived from the Holy Qur’an wherein Almighty Allah says: “And verily we have honoured the children of Adam.” (Surah al-Isra, V.70)
Cleaning the fingers after eating by licking them is a Sunnah of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Hazrat Ka'b bin Malik (R) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) used to eat with three fingers and when he (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) completed eating he (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would lick his (blessed) fingers. (Sahih Muslim)
To believe that the months of Muharram and Safar bring misfortune or calamity or that a marriage performed in these months will be negatively affected is an un-Islamic belief. The Noble Qur'an states: "No calamity (or harm) can occur, except by the will of Allah". (Surah 64 - Verse 11).
Istikharah is a priceless teaching of Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) – a gift for every Muslim. Istikharah means to seek goodness from Allah Ta'ala in a matter of importance in one's life. Through Istikahrah a person draws from the favours of Allah Ta'ala.
The environment we live in is filled with challenges and distractions. A Muslim is encouraged to be cautious and particular about the places he visits. A Muslim should not visit places or attend events were the possibility of vice or the implication of sin exist. These teachings are borne out of principles from the Quran and Sunnah.
Among the many bounties enjoyed by the Muslim Ummah is the great day of Jumuah. Hafiz Ibn Katheer (R) said, "It was named Jumu'ah because it is derived from the word Al-Jam' in Arabic which means to gather, as Muslims gather weekly in large numbers on this day. The day of Jumuah should not be viewed as “another working day”, but rather as a day of great virtue and blessing.