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…

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…