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Great question! I was taught that the main difference between hamd and shukr was that shukr was thanks given after a favor was done. Someone does you a favor, helps you out, gives you something - and you give them shukr in return. It's given in return for some kind of personal benefit. Hamd on the other hand includes shukr but also has an additional ...


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You've basically answered your own question all I need to do is correct a few transliteration msitakes and put things together and explain. What you've heard before the recitation of al-Fatihah was the du'a (supplication) to take refuge by/in Allah from Satan the expelled which is recommended to do before beginning the recitation of the Qur'an as usually no ...


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For finding answer, other Qur’anic verses along with hadiths (narrations) of Prophet help us. As for what the straight path and those who follow it are there are two relevant Qur'anic verses: وَأَنْ اعْبُدُونِي هَذَا صِرَاطٌ مُّسْتَقِيمٌ and that you worship me? Surely, that is the straight path. Ya-seen This identifies the straight path with ...


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First what I said in my comments is my own opinion and interpretation. The answer based on fatwas is clearly that it is a bida'h as it was not reported by anybody that the Messenger of Allah () nor any of his sahaba did so. This is the view of the fiqh council of Saudi-Arabia, of Sheikh al-Barak and ibn 'Othaymeen: The Standing Committee for Issuing ...


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Reciting al-Fatihah in several cases and situations in groups is an innovation which was not done by the prophet nor do we have any backup for that. As for expressing condolence it is a highly recommended deed for both men and women. However many on fatwa-sites they say it is disliked for a young women to go visit and express condolence to a men who is ...


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Basically there seem to be a consensus among scholars that repeating the recitation of al-Fatihah in the prayer without a valid reason is at least makrooh (there are opinions saying it invalidates the prayer). For example read in: In the following I will translate from Arabic, these translations are of my own -unless I quoted a source- take them carefully ...


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Good Answer by Ansari. There are several differences. I would like add something to his answer. Al-Hamd necessarily happens through tongue. However, ash-shukr is possible with the tongue as well as with action. So, from the point of view of where it occurs, ash-shukr is more general than al-hamd, because it includes the praise of the tongue and the action,...


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The negation of All praise is due to Allah is Not all praise is due to Allah which is logically equivalent to Some praise is due to something other than Allah This is the latter statement in the question. Its negation is not equivalent to Some praise is due to Allah which is logically equivalent to "No praise is due to Allah" is false In ...


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The right path is right after the first surah (surah fateha). 5 ayah of surah baqrah. (1) This is the Scripture whereof there is no doubt, a guidance unto those who ward off (evil). (2) Who believe in the Unseen, and establish worship, and spend of that We have bestowed upon them; (3) And who believe in that which is revealed unto thee (Muhammad) and ...


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This is the part of the verse which you are reffering to الضَّالِّين I have never heard of the first one. I am from a country where alot people wrongfully pronounce the TH sound from ذ as a Z like sound but this is not TH sound it is a Tha ظـ which makes the D/TH sound. The Z sound is from letter zay ز. Listen to it in audio http://quran.com/1 and listen ...


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