Prayers to Be Said (or Benedictions to Be Offered) After Namâz

“Al-hamd-u-li-l-lâhi Rabb-il-’âlamîn. Es-salâtu wa-s-salâmu ’alâ Rasûlinâ Muhammadin wa ’alâ Âlihî wa Sahbihî ajma’în. Yâ Rabbî (o my Rabb, Allah)! Please do accept the namâz that I have performed! Please do bless me with khayr (goodness) in my âkhir (latter life) and in my ’âqibat (end). Bless me with the fortune of saying the Kalima-i-Tawhîd in…

Makrûhs of Namâz

1– To look at both sides, with the neck bent. 2– To play with something on yourself. 3– Without an ’udhr, (i.e. a good reason to do so,) to sweep the place of sajda with your hand (during namâz). 4– For men to keep their hands on their chest when standing (in namâz) and to…

Nullifiers of Namâz

In the Hanafî Madhhab, some fifty-five nullifiers have been stated, which will make your namâz null and void, regardless of whether they have been done wittingly or inadvertently: 1– To utter something worldly. 2– To laugh as loudly as it will be heard by the laugher him or herself. 3– To do something that can…

Virtue of Namâz in Jamâ’at

Supposing someone performed a namâz of two rak’ats in jamâ’at and a namâz of twenty-seven rak’ats on his own, the namâz of two rak’ats that he performed in jamâ’at would still yield more thawâb. According to another riwâyat (scholarly tradition), even if the namâz he performed consisted of a thousand rak’ats, two rak’ats of namâz…

Namâz During Long-Distance Journeys

It is written as follows in the book entitled Ni’mat-i-islâm (and written by Hâdji Muhammad Zihnî ‘rahmatullâhi ta’âlâ ’alaih, 1262–1332 [1914 A.D.], Küplüce-Beğlerbeği, Istanbul:) It is permissible, always and everywhere, to perform nâfila (supererogatory) namâz sitting even when it is possible to perform it standing. As you perform namâz sitting, you bend down your body…

Virtues of the Takbîr Iftitâh

When a person makes the takbîr iftitâh together with the imâm, his sins will fall like leaves falling with autumnal winds. One morning, Rasûlullah ‘sall-Allâhu ’alaihi wa sallam’ was performing namâz, when someone arrived, but he was too late for the takbîr iftitâh of morning prayer, (that is, he failed to make the takbîr iftitâh…

Isqât of Namâz for the Deceased

[‘Isqât of namâz’ means ‘to deliver the deceased from his debts pertaining to namâz’. For doing this, kaffârat [Please scan the thirteenth chapter of the sixth fascicle of Endless Bliss for details on ‘kaffârat’.] for his (missed or omitted) namâzes is paid. For the payment of kaffârat, it is wâjib for the deceased to have…

Being With an ’Udhr

If something exuding from one’s body is continuous, it is called an ’udhr, (and a person experiencing this inevitable emission is said to be one with an ’udhr.) A person suffering from continuous enuresis or diorrhea or anal gas incontinence, nasal bleeding or bleeding from a sore, etc., ichor (from a wound or ulcer), tears…