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The meaning of jihad is not limited to taking a rifle, going to the battlefield, and fighting to death. It has a wider meaning; that is to correct the problems in yourself and on your surroundings. If we categorize ibadats of a Muslim, there are three different categories: Tawheed: Staying away from shirk. Salat: Supporting the way of Allah via education. ...


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There are two main reasons why we call them pillars. The first is that they are arkaan (pillars), which is a technical term in the science of deriving law (usool-ul-fiqh). The technical definition of a pillar (rukn) is something that, if it is missing, then whatever it holds up is broken. Similarly, these five pillars are the foundational basis of Islam, ...


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Allah said in Quran: وَمِنْ آيَاتِهِ أَنْ خَلَقَ لَكُم مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَاجًا لِّتَسْكُنُوا إِلَيْهَا وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَكُم مَّوَدَّةً وَرَحْمَةً ۚ إِنَّ فِي ذَٰلِكَ لَآيَاتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُون "And among His signs is this, that He created for you wives from among yourselves, that you may find repose in them, and He has put between ...


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Many people think Marriage is just a Sunnah (in the sense it is not Wajib). Because of the narration in the Sahihayn which was recorded as: O young people! Whoever amongst you can afford marriage, let him marry. Whoever cannot afford it, let him fast, for it will be a shield for him.(al-Bukhaari, 5066; Muslim, 1400) Fasting reduces the effects that ...


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Note: This is a controversial topic. When Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said his companions to do something, by that he meant it. Which means there is no other go for the followers. And that is Fard. But, Sunnah is either what deduced from the behaviour of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) or if he has explicitly said that it is 'voluntary upon one if he performs so and so ...


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Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allah have mercy on him) said: Voluntary prayers done in congregation are of two types, one of which it is Sunnah to do in congregation, such as the eclipse prayer, prayers for rain, and qiyaam during Ramadaan (Taraweeh). These are always done in congregation as is the Sunnah. The second type are not done in ...


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Conditions which when met, make Hajj fardh for you: Being Muslim Being of sound mind Being an adult Being free Being able to do Hajj Click here to see the full fatwa. Just in case that link stops working, please see the edits of this answer for the full fatwa.


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My source is a student of knowledge at Multaqa Ahl al-Hadeeth. Hanafi law was infiltrated by Mu'tazilite influences. The early major Usoolis of the Hanafis were the Mu'tazilites. This remained until today. It is a huge task to sieve out pure Hanafi law "pre-Mu`tazilites" in both Usool 'l-Fiqh (Fundamentals) and Furoo (branches) to determine what can be ...


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Fardh (obligatory), and wajib (necessary). Shaykh Muhammad Ali al-Hanooti summarizes: The Hanafi school differentiates between fard and wajib. Fard for them means the obligation is certain and based on clear-cut evidence. Usually it is understood by Quran or Hadith mutawatir or similar to the mutawatir. Shah Abdul Hannan explains in his book Usul ...


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Asalamu wa alaikum, The Pillars are ***On the authority of Abdullah, the son of Umar ibn al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him), who said: ‘I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) say, “Islam has been built on five [pillars]: testifying that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is the ...


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Yes. Imams often and regularly break up surat similarly when reciting in tarawih. Generally, only al-Fatihah is considered strictly necessary when reciting fard salat; beyond that you may recite from the Qur'an however is easy for you. To my knowledge, the general ruling for any recitation after al-Fatihah is that it should be at least three ayat, but ...


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Qur'an There are these two ayah: And tell the believing women to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts and not expose their adornment except that which [necessarily] appears thereof and to wrap [a portion of] their headcovers over their chests and not expose their adornment except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands' ...


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All Praise to Allah Subhanahu wa Taala and blessings of Him be on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions. The paragraph you mentioned is not hadith. It is actually from the book Radd al Mukhtar in Arabic, which is used as a reference for Fatwa in Hanafi jurisprudence. You can see here written (in which would be a translated form) that ...


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Is there any reason why we don't pray the Sunnah rakaats of prayer in congregation like we pray the Fard rakaats in congregation? I believe you are asking about the Sunnah Mu'akkadah (oft-repeated Sunnah prayers). If so, it is because neither the Prophet ﷺ not his companions set a precedent in this matter. They would pray these Sunnah prayers ...


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In Islam children are neither asked nor ordered to perform hajj nor to perform any worship until they reache puberty as their actions won't be recorded as stated in the known hadith: There are three whose actions are not recorded: a lunatic whose mind is deranged till he is restored to consciousness, a sleeper till he awakes, and a boy till he reaches ...


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As far as I searched, it has mentioned approximately 10 items in regard to repelling and defense which seems four of them are related to the military defense. Of course apparently it has not mentioned directly regarding self-defense, but anyhow it could be inferred from the text that it is people obligation to do it in some ways. فَهَزَمُوهُم بِإِذْنِ ...


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(This is a general answer. I do not believe in any sect in Islam) The thing that is legislated for the Muslim is for him to consistently and frequently recite the Qur’an, to a degree that he is capable of. There are verses from the Quran that tell us to read the Quran- Recite, [O Muhammad], what has been revealed to you of the Book and establish prayer. ...


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According to Jafari Fiqh reading Quran is not Fard (Obligatory) but it is highly recommended (Mustahab Mu'akkad). In the Shari'ah (Islamic Constitution) deeds and actions are divided into five classes: Fardh or Wajib: فرض او واجـب An obligatory duty the omission of which is Islamicly punishable. Mus'tahab: مسـتـحب An action which is ...


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You must bear in mind that before starting your salaah, your niyyah was to perform the farz, so discontinuing is not what you should do until absolutely necessary. Secondly, there is no question of being accused of rejecting the jama'ath because at the time of starting the prayer(during niyyah) you were totally unaware of the jama'ath. As an advice I would ...


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According to Saheeh Muslim: The Prophet (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "When the Iqamah is called, no prayer should be performed except the obligatory prayer." (Riyad As-Saliheen, Saheeh Muslim) This hadith talks about a similar situation: someone is praying in jama'ah, already, and you show up. For example, you rush to pray Fajr in the masjid ...


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According to Hanafi Fıqh, cancelling an ibadah deliberately and without an excuse is haram. However, cancelling in order to gain the virtue of jama'ath is compared to demolishing a Masjid in order to renewing and correcting it. According to "catching the farz" part of the book Ni'met-i İslam, cancelling farz and joining the jama'ath is mustahab if you haven'...


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Yes brother this is what Sheikh Shafi'i, Ibn al-Mundhir said. Please check the link below: http://islamqa.info/en/ref/79136 Also there is a Hadith about this: حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ يَحْيَى، أَخْبَرَنَا هُشَيْمٌ، عَنْ مَنْصُورٍ، عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ دِينَارٍ، عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، أَنَّ مُعَاذَ بْنَ جَبَلٍ، كَانَ يُصَلِّي مَعَ رَسُولِ ...


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Sunnah prayers are those which Prophet (SAW) used to do that, in addition to Fard prayers. Of course they are not obligatory, but the Prophet (SAW) used to do it. Why don't you want to do something which our Prophet (SAW) had done. You can leave Sunnah prayers when the Fard prayers are about to get Qada (i.e., their time is about to finish). In such case, ...


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The only difference in the prayer is the intention (niyyat). When praying fard, your intention should be for fard prayer. When praying non-fard prayer i.e. Sunnah/nafl, your intention should be for non-fard prayer. Besides this, the way you pray is the same for all.


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As a Muslim you can advise someone or remind someone but you cannot make someone. Your job is to invite. If you have good intentions, use different methods to get people to pray then you have done your part. Sometimes your steadfastness is the best dawah.


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The most known examples are the funeral prayer (salat al-Janazah beside the janazah -burying itself- and the ghusl of the dead person), jihad, memorizing quran, getting or seeking knowledge, enjoining what is good and forbidding what is evil and ijtihad. What constitutes fard al-kifaya فرض كفاية is that it is an obligation on the Ummah, but if any of them ...


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I disagree with the term "Rights of Body" it's more like you have obligations towards your physical body, like you cannot harm it, or you cannot do something which will harm it (there are exceptions, though). As for illness, there's a hadith that, God created every illness and cure for every illness, so seek out the cure (translations may differ slightly). I ...


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According to the Hanafi school, such a prayer would be invalid. Prayer is by intention, so a follower can only perform fard prayer if the imam is leading fard prayer. It would however be permissible to perform sunnah prayers behind a tarawih imam, since the intention of the imam is equal to or stronger than the intention of the follower (i.e. nafl < ...


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I'll assume that you meet most of the standard criteria, so the real major thing to consider is being able to financially support it. Hajj is obligatory on a person who has the financial means to travel to Makkah and is able to maintain himself there and his dependants (if any) at home. As for other debts, if a person is heavily indebted and his ...


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