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In Islam, ultimately, any and all forms of worship are because God told us to worship him this way. Sometimes He told us more, showed us the extra benefits, but that's just detail. Now that being said, there are many benefits to fasting, and I'll list some in no particular order: Earning a great reward from God: There's a narration(Hadeeth) from Prophet ...


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It is not allowed in Islam to take any grave even the Prophet's {Peace Be Upon Him} grave as a place of Worship. The Prophet {Peace Be Upon Him} said that Allah cursed the Jews because they had built places of worship at the graves of their Prophets, here is the hadith in Sahih Bukari narrated by Abu Huraira It is forbidden to build any kind of ...


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Bukhari, Muslim and Abu Daw'ud reported that 'Umar approached the Black Stone and kissed it. Then he said: "I know that you are a mere stone that can neither harm nor do any good. If I had not seen the Prophet (peace be upon him) kissing you, I would have never kissed you." So basically, it's ONLY done because the Prophet did it.


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SHAB-E-BARAT: The month of Sha’ban is the eighth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. The fifteenth night of this month is known as Laylatul Bara’ah or Laylatun Nisfe min Sha’ban in the Arab world. In India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Afghanistan, etc., it is known as Shab-e-barat. THE BELIEVES ABOUT THIS DAY: Some people believe that in Surah al-Dukhan (...


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You are not the only one who is victimized by the whispers of shaitan. Even in the time of Prophet such incidents have been witnessed. Sunan Abi Dawood (Kitab Al-Adab) :: Hadith 5112 Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:A man came to the Prophet and said: Messenger of Allah! one of us has thoughts of such nature that he would rather be reduced to charcoal ...


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At first pay attention that those people who you mentioned, going to this shrines to offer their prayers (Salat) to Allah.so, they won't worship graves there. And "places of worship" in this hadith, means places which people worship graves there instead of Allah. A fine point of conscience we should not forget is that God "Almighty" should be worshiped and ...


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Allah almighty very clearly says in the Qur'an: And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me. Surah Ad-Dhaariyaat, verse 56 Therefore, Allah created us to worship Him, and Him alone. Allah does not need our worship: Say, "He is Allah , [who is] One, Allah , the Eternal Refuge. Surah Ikhlaas, verses 1-2. The meaning of "As-Samad" in ...


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Yes nothing special about this days and all Hadiths are fabricated (موضوع). At the IslamQA They answer that Ibn Baz said Celebrating the night of the fifteenth of Sha’baan (Laylat al-Nusf min Sha’baan) by praying etc, or singling out this day for fasting, is a reprehensible bid’ah (innovation) according to the majority of scholars, and there ...


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I think this is the hadith you are looking for: Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As: The Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said: If anyone prays at night reciting regularly ten verses, he will not be recorded among the negligent; if anyone prays at night and recites a hundred verses, he will be recorded among those who are obedient to ...


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There are several Quranic verses to the effect that all things, living and non-living, worship Allah through prostration and glorification. Quran 22:18 Do you not see that to Allah prostrates whoever is in the heavens and whoever is on the earth and the sun, the moon, the stars, the mountains, the trees, the moving creatures and many of the people? ...


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A group of people offering prayers together is called a Jamaat or Jammah. Congregational prayer can be observed in any place as required, not necessarily a mosque; and a person joining a congregation for the first and last time is as much a part of it as a regular. Regarding parishioner: I am not aware of any formal term for regular worshipers at a ...


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First of all your interpretation starts from the wrong perspective as you add to Allah human attributes and judge HIM as you may judge a human. While Allah says: ... There is nothing like unto Him, and He is the Hearing, the Seeing. (42:11) Logic tells us ex falso quodlibet from a wrong assumption we may conclude anything (truth or falsehood). Note that ...


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First of all, I need to clarify that narcissism is a bad trait in humans precisely because no human deserves absolute praise like a narcissist praises himself. It is not inherently a bad thing, just like pride. Pride is arrogance (which is bad) when the person being proud is wrongly or excessively proud of himself. Allah can never be considered wrongly proud ...


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The very basic Fiqh rule says: الأصل في الأشياء الإباحة The default state of things is permissible Although usually "things" are meant to be food, drinks... etc. This rule can (probably with some caution) be applied to worship as well. The Prophet (pbuh) said: Narrated `Aisha: The Prophet was asked, "What deeds are loved most by Allah?" He ...


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The cause: Some of the Sahaabah complained about the waswaas that was bothering them. Some of the companions of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) came to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and said to him, ‘We find in ourselves thoughts that are too terrible to speak of.’ He said, ‘Are you ...


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Other than its spiritual aspects such as God desires and expects His followers to fast, fasting Affects our physical, mental, emotional aspects: Fasting will: rest the digestive system allow for cleansing and detoxification of the body create a break in eating patterns, while shining a spotlight on them promote greater mental clarity ...


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God also created us without requiring us, as Nerrve quoted correctly, and if God was to choose what to create and in what order and what quality to create things it was certainly Zolm (anyone then was able to debate why you have created me this way!), and he created without even requiring to think (thinking is a weak point for God and he is just perfect with ...


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Those who spend their wealth for increase in self-purification, And have in their minds no favour from anyone for which a reward is expected in return, But only the desire to seek for the Countenance of their Lord Most High; And soon will they attain (complete) satisfaction. - Qur'an 92:18-21 You decide first. For which one are you helping ...


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You've only quoted a portion of the full hadith. Reading the full context will help, inshaAllah. Hanzala Usayyidi, who was amongst the scribes of Allah's Messenger (ﷺ). reported: I met Abu Bakr. He said: Who are you? He (Hanzala) said: Hanzala has turned to be a hypocrite. He (Abu Bakr) said: Hallowed be Allah, what are you saying? Thereupon he said: I ...


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Allah (ﷻ) said, إن الصلاة كانت على المؤمنين كتابا موقوتا (Indeed, prayer has been decreed upon the believers a decree of specified times) - Qur'an 4:103. Just from being mentioned in the Qur'an specifically, you know it is an important condition. Furthermore, the Prophet (ﷺ) said, أفضل الأعمال – أو العمل - الصلاة لوقتها (The best of' the deeds or deed is ...


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Twelver Shia Muslims believe that Mid-Sha'ban is the birthday of the 12th and last Imam Mahdi and celebrate it as such. There are several hadith accepted by Shia scholars that mention that this night is special and staying awake and praying and reciting Quran during it is advised. There are also hadith advising reading Du'a al-Kumayl during this night. ...


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Your question has 3 parts A) Why did Allah create us... And I created the jinn and mankind not except to worship Me. (Soorah Az-Zaariyaat 51:56) So our creation purpose is to worship Allah. B) If it is for ibadah, weren't the angels enough... Angels have no free will, while we do. Allah is so majestic that creatures with free will worship Him alone....


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I'm going to address your question at a higher level first. The word Islam comes from the root letters seen, laam, meem. Islam does not mean peace, but it means submission. That is, a Muslim (Arabic equivalent of "Islam-er", or one who does Islam) is someone who submits their will and desires, their actions and beliefs, everything, to almighty Allah. This ...


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Worshipping anything but Allah is shirk, but kissing and touching and etc. aren't shirk, as kissing and touching are not among the worshipping behaviors. Also the black-stone is not what is thought about, it is believed according to Shia Ahadith that the black stone was indeed a white stone from Heaven which turned into black due to wrongdoings of Adam's ...


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In the Arabic language Al-'Ibadah means the humbleness. We say طريق معبدة (Tariq mou'abadah) that means Paved road and for the idiomatic meaning it's everything that Allah loves. Shaykh l'Islam Ibn'Taymiyah says: Worship (Al-'Ibadah) is a comprehensive term covering everything that Allah loves and is pleased with - whether saying, or actions, outward and ...


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Let me explain brother. You know at the time of birth of Isa (RA) Satan said that he will keep on his evil deeds till the Doom's day. So he is. Its just satan who is trying to make you feel or think about such hidious things. Don't feel pity. Just pray alot and alot and alot. Only prayer can take you out of this situation. You completed Quran twice; Masha-...


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Prostration (sujod) is worship when your intention is to venerate a deity. When Allah commanded everyone to prostrate to Adam = And when We said to the angels, "Prostrate to Adam," and they prostrated, except for Iblees. He was of the jinn and departed from the command of his Lord... (18:50) This prostration in itself was not worship of Adam, it ...


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Considering Ibadah (عبادة).It is better to understand its meaning first.Ibadah which we mean Worship to God has a root word in Arabic (عبد) which means a Slave or a Servant.Now a servant is bound to do what his Master says ,So ibadah does not only mean to pray 5 times or fasting but there are many ways to do it. What ever Allah Subhan O Taala has ordered us ...


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The word congregant can be used, although it's not Islam-specific. Actually this question came up on English.SE: “Parishioner” vs. “congregant”, who also offer other possibilities: To refer more generally to those attending services at a particular time, you could simply say worshippers or attendees; for all adherents, there are a variety of terms ...


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In the name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Merciful All praise is due to God (ﷻ), the Lord of the Worlds. The Beneficent, the Merciful. Master of the Day of Judgement, and God’s Peace and Blessings be upon Muhammad (ﷺ), his family, his noble Companions, and all those who follow them. Your question: Can worship only means prayers of five times? Answer: ...


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