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Is raising one's hands for du'a after each and every salat bid'a? Muslims make du'a on several occasions. There are instances reported where the Prophet (salallahu alayhi wassalam) raised his hand during du'a and there are instances where he did not. It is a Sunnah to raise our hands in the postures in which he raised his and it is a Sunnah not to raise ...


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I learned that there are several different levels of qadr (or destiny). Side note: Delving into exactly how qadr works is not encouraged, probably because we don't know enough about how the ghaib works to begin dissecting it and expecting to understand how it works. Back to the different levels thing - think of qadr at the lowest level as a sort of script ...


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One it is allowed and is very sensible and needed to pray for a non-Muslim to be guided. But there مَا كَانَ لِلنَّبِيِّ وَالَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَن يَسْتَغْفِرُوا لِلْمُشْرِكِينَ وَلَوْ كَانُوا أُولِي قُرْبَىٰ مِن بَعْدِ مَا تَبَيَّنَ لَهُمْ أَنَّهُمْ أَصْحَابُ الْجَحِيمِ It is not for the Prophet and those who have believed to ask ...


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Allah is the one who decides where His slaves will go, either paradise or hellfire, and what we can do is exercise our best following His guidance, but to His is the final word of where we will go. Suicide is not Kufr, and who commits suicide is still under the mercy of Allah. You can make dua(supplication) for who committed suicide so that may Allah ...


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Right after starting salat, i.e, after Niah (intention) and Takbeer (saying Allahu Akbar الله أكبر), you can say The Opening Du'aa, which is Sunnah, i.e, it's not obligatory, but is recommended to say. I.e, if you don't say it then your salat is still correct and there's nothing wrong. However, scholars differ in what the Opening Du'aa is: Shafei Mathhab ...


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Allah is all knowledgeable i.e. he knows the present, the future to every fine detail. Dua doesn't change destiny. But, you do not know what is in store for you in your destiny. If you do dua, you will get the provision that has already been ordained for you. The fact that you will do dua is also known to the knowledge of Allah. But, you do not know the ...


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Yes you can make dua for non muslims, an example of this is when rasul allah [pbuh] made dua for Umar [ra] to become a muslim. as for an example to use , read a dua for the general guidance of someone.


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No it's not allowed to pray for death on themselves, even though we will all die one day. The Prophet said = "None of you should wish for death because of a calamity befalling him; but if he has to wish for death, he should say: 'Allahumma ahini ma kanatil-hayatu khairantli wa tawaffani idha kanatil-wafatu khairanli - O Allah! Keep me alive as long ...


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وَجَزَاءُ سَيِّئَةٍ سَيِّئَةٌ مِثْلُهَا ۖ فَمَنْ عَفَا وَأَصْلَحَ فَأَجْرُهُ عَلَى اللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الظَّالِمِينَ Chapter 42 Council, Consultation سورة الشورى - Ash-Shura: Verse 40 Translation: The recompense for an injury is an injury equal thereto (in degree): but if a person forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is due from Allah: ...


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In this hadith from al-Khisal by Ibn Babawayh we see that Imam Ali a.s. not only accept this action, he explains the reason of raising hands at dua: Imam Ali a.s. said: اذا فَرِغَ اَحَدُکُمْ مِنَ الصَّلوةِ فَلْیَرْفَعْ یَدَیْهِ اِلَى السَّماءِ، وَ لِیَنْصَبَّ فى الدُّعاء When one of you finished his prayer raise his hand and make dua. A man ...


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The original author is Imam as-Suyuti who wrote a book titled "Al-Jami` as-Saghir." Shaykh al-Albani the muhaddith investigated the hadith in this book and added some more and wrote "Sahih wa Da`if Al-Jami` as-Saghir wa Ziyadatuh" and marked the Sahih and Hasan ahadith from other kinds. The hadith you quoted is indeed number 6040 in the Sahih portion of the ...


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It is not given to any human being that Allah should speak to him unless (it be) by Inspiration, or from behind a veil, or (that) He sends a Messenger to reveal what He wills by His Leave. Verily, He is Most High, Most Wise. (Qur'an 42:51) Inspiration could be through many ways, through signs (Qur'an 5:31) which we can see, through dreams (Qur'an 37:105) ...


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First of all note if all of us needed to be purified to perform dhikr or du'a logically that would mean that women would have a vast disadvantage, only because of something Allah created: They have menses and they have the postpartum period which are long periods of time where they would not be allowed to communicate with Allah, while men can only become ...


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I have borrowed the following excerpt from this answer: you can ask Allah through a Dua, but when it is accepted you will see how the chain of events have been arranged such that what you wished was probable but even definite, so it seems even if you had not make Dua you still had it responded but that's not true, Allah who knew what you will ask ...


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The whole hadeeth revolves around the concept called "Tawakkul" (i.e. putting one's trust on Allah alone). However, there is permissible and impermissible form of Tawakkul. And we learn the permissible form of tawakkul from the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wassalam). One of his names is the Prophet (salallahu alayhi wassalam) is al-Mutawakkil (One ...


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Meaning & Derivation of Aameen ( āmīn / آمين‎ ) Scholars are divided over the source of the word Aameen. Some say it is the abbreviation of the word Allaahummastajib lana which means Oh Allah accept our invocation or O Allah, respond to, (or answer) what we have said. Other scholars say it is derived from the word Āmana (Arabic: آمن‎) which means ...


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This page from islamweb contains two versions of Dua' Al Kunout, you can read also that it is a Sunna not Fard, and your prayer won't be wrong if you forget it, or left it. Dua' Al Kunout is: "اللهم اهدني فيمن هديت وعافني فيمن عافيت وتولني فيمن توليت وبارك لي فيما أعطيت وقني شر ما قضيت إنك تقضي ولا يقضى عليك وإنه لا يذل من واليت ولا يعز من عاديت ...


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I can't find a hadith that deals specifically with this situation. But Here are some hints I learned from scholars that talks about Waking up for Fajir. I already have summarized them down because sometimes I too struggle to wake up. Let me share it here. The 1st and most important reason that can help you wake up for Fajir is your Niyah. you solely wish ...


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1 - In sajda we must say "سبحان ربي الأعلى" (subhana rabia al a'ala) once at least, that is wajib (mandatory) in each sajda and it's sufficient. The second, the third time and more than that are mustahab or sunnah. After that you can make dua as you like and in each sajda you want not only in the last one. And this Du'a is Mustahab because The Messenger of ...


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As far as I can find out, it's not mandatory (wajib). It is better for the imam to limit Qunoot to times of calamity, following the example of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), as it was proven that Abu Maalik al-Ash’ari said: “I said to my father, ‘O my father, you prayed behind the Messenger of Allaah (peace ...


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wailaikum salam Fajr: Should I be doing Iqamat too since there's no other male around? Yes you can do the adhan and iqamah. It's not necessary to have someone else do it. After which, I made the niat to be the imam and pray the salah fard of 2 raka'at followed by takbir, "Allahu Akhbar". You don't have to have niyat to be an imam. But it's ...


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Brother @Sayyid has given you specific answers to your questions. And i want to give you some general rules as an Imam: If there is an other brother who can do Iqama or Adhan let him get the tawab, if not you need at least to do the iqama! During a prayer you have only to say loudly: All of the Takbirat (Allahu akbar) as an Imam and at maximum in normal ...


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In Arabic, words are made up of 2 or more consonant letters, collectively called as Root Words. Vowels are changed to express tenses. So, SHIFA'ah=interceding SHAFA'ah=intercede and hence mean the same. The second part of the question is answered by Andre and I support it. You want Allah's mercy to intercede on your behalf and forgive you for the ...


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Depends on what you mean by changing the past as some notions of it are possible some others not. For example we know that whatever we do (good or evil) is recorded by angels or imprinted in our soul. But the concept of repentance and nullification (habt) in Islam imply that these effects can be altered by doing their antitheses: sins by good deeds; and ...


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This is called "Qunoot", which means you raise your hands before ruku in the second rakat in every prayer and recite a short dua. This dua is most times any short dua which can be found in the Holy Qur'an. Often it is RABBANAAA AATINAA FIDDUNYAA H’ASANATAW WA FIL AAKHIRATI H’ASANATAW WA QINAA A’D’AABAN NAAR (AL BAQARAH: 201) Our Lord, give us good in ...


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Yes, there are things that you are mustahab (recommended) to recite after Fardh prayers (the five prayers), as they're Sunnah. According to Shafei mathhab, these recitations are said directly after the Fardh prayer is finished and before praying sunnah if it exists. But according to Hanafi mathhab, if the Fardh prayer has no sunnah prayer after it, then ...


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According to this hadith from Prophet Muhammad(SAWW), yes, dua can change our divine decree: اِنَّ الرَّجُلَ لَيُحْرَمُ الرِّزْقَ بِالذَّنْبِ يُصِيْبُهُ؛ وَلا يَرُدُّ الْقَدَرَ اِلاّ الدُّعَاءُ وَلا يَزِيْدُ في الْعُمْرِ اِلاّ الْبِرُّ Verily, committing sins deprives man of his sustenance; divine decree is not changed but through praying (dua) ...


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for guidance it is good and no problem and even needed. all prophets came for this. but for asking forgiveness non-Muslims are two group: some are believers (for example Christians) who do not have envy and enemty with Islam and for any reason could not know true Islam and if knew Islam without propaganda accepted it. for them there is no problem. but for ...


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Allah is not everywhere! Allah is above His seven heavens, above His 'Arsh (Throne), and separated from His creatures, and His creatures are separated from Him. We believe in and confirm all of the attributes of Allah without distorting their meaning. If Allah is everywhere why then the Qur'anic verses does not read, 'Declare your Rubb, (around you), (below ...


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Al-Quran says Ask forgiveness for them, (O Muhammad), or do not ask forgiveness for them. If you should ask forgiveness for them seventy times never will Allah forgive them. That is because they disbelieved in Allah and His Messenger, and Allah does not guide the defiantly disobedient people. [9:80] which gives an idea that it is upto Allah granting our ...


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