Prayers to Be Said When Making an Ablution

When starting to make an ablution you say: “Bismillâh-il-”adhîm wa-l-hamd-u-li-l-lâhi ’alâ dîn-il-islâmi wa ’alâ tawfîq-il-îmâni al-hamd-u-li-l-lâh-il-ledhî ja’al-al-mâa tahûran wa ja’al-al-islâma nûran.” As you apply water into your mouth you say: “Allâhum-mesqinî min hawdi nabiyy-ika ke’sen lâ ’azmau ba’dehu abadan.” As you apply water into your nose you say: “Allâhumma erihnî râyiha-t-al Jannati wa-r-zuqnî min naîmihâ…

Istincajâ, Istibrâ, and Istinqâ

Istinjâ means to wash the known parts with water, and istibrâ means, after urination, to wait by walking around or doing something else until urinary bladder is no longer wet (before making an ablution). Istinqâ means the heart’s becoming asured about physical clealiness. There are four kinds of istinjâ: The one that is farz; if…

Chapter on Ghusul

There are three farzes to be observed when making a ghusl in the Hanafî Madhhab, five farzes in the Mâlikî Madhhab, two in the Shâfi’î Madhhab, and one farz in the Hanbalî Madhhab. In the Hanafî Madhhab: 1– To wash inside the mouth once with water. It is farz to wet between the teeth and…

Disbelief (Kufr)

The worst of all the evils is to deny (the existence of) Allâhu ta’âlâ, i.e. to be an atheist. It is kufr (disbelief) to deny the prophethood of Muhammad ‘alaihis-salâm’. Angels, human beings and genies (jinnîs) are enjoined to have belief in the tenets of belief. Belief means to accept by heart all the commandments…