False Scholars

The religious teachings revealed by Islam are the teachings that are written in the books of the scholars of Ahl as-Sunna. A person becomes a kâfir (disbeliever) if he does not believe, among the teachings of îmân and the Sharî’a that have been reported by the scholars of Ahl as-Sunna, even one of the nasses (âyats or hadîths) with…

Azân-i-Muhammadî

he following excerpt has been translated from the book entitled Durr-ul-mukhtâr and from its commentary entitled Ibni ’Âbidîn: A discreet Muslim’s recitation of certain words coached in books teaching Islam’s practices and performed by a discreet Muslim is called Azân-i-Muhammadî. In other words, the person to perform the Azân (or Adhân) should climb the minaret…

Wâjibs of Namâz

Wâjibs of namâz in the Hanafî Madhhab are as follows: Not to recite anything after (reciting) the “Subhânaka…” (when you are performing namâz in jamâ’at) behind the imâm. For the imâm (when conducting namâz in jamâ’at) and for a Muslim who is performing namâz on his own, to say the Sûra called Fâtiha sherîfa once…

Sunnats of Namâz

Sunnats of namâz in the Hanafî Madhhab are as follows: At the takbîr of iftitâh, (i.e. takbîr which is said when starting to perform namâz,) and also at the takbîr of Qunût, (i.e. as you say, “Allâhu ekber,” before starting to say the prayers called Qunût during the final standing postion,) in the Salât-i-Witr, for…

Mustahabs of Namâz

Mustahabs of namâz in the Hanafî Madhhab are as follows: For the jamâ’at not to remain seated and to stand up as soon as the muazzin pronounces the expression, “Hay-ya-’ala-s-salâh,” as he performs the Iqâmat, (which calls the Believers to perform namâz in jamâ’at.) For men to touch their ear-lobes with their thumbs as they…

Âdâb (Adabs) of Namâz

1– For an individual performer as well as for on who has (joined the jamâ’at and) followed the imâm, to say the following prayer after the Salâm: “Allâhumma anta-s-salâm-u-wa minka-s-salâm tebârakta yâ dhel-jelâli wa-l-ikrâm.” Thereafter to say as follows, three times: “Es taghfirullah-al ’adhîm al-ledhî lâ ilâha illâ Huw-al-Qayyûma wa etûbu ilaih.” This prayer is…