Acts of Worship
Effect of Invisible Aligner on the FastWhen fasting, do I have to take my invisalign out while making wudu? It can retain some water. If I have to take it off when making wudu, do I have to dry it from saliva before putting it back in my mouth, since when saliva exits the mouth it breaks the fast if swallowed again.
Between habit and worshipIs there a solution to the problem of an act of worship becoming a habit? In other words, when I recite a certain soorah, I feel very moved and awed by it and feel very focused (khushoo‘), but after a few days, this khushoo‘ and sense of awe weakens in my heart, and it is as if my heart got too familiar with the meanings and contemplated it so much that it is as if it has had enough of it. The same happens when reciting some du‘aa’s. Is there a solution?
Can One Fast with Two Intentions?How can we differentiate between a fast that is intended for its own sake and a fast that is not intended for its own sake, so that the intention to combine them will be valid?
View of Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) about uncertainty regarding prayerI read some words of Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) that no attention is to be paid to uncertainty regarding prayer in three cases: 1. When it is merely a passing thought with no basis in reality; 2. When it occurs after finishing the prayer; 3. When it is on the part of one who experiences a lot of uncertainty, meaning that he does not do any act of worship but he feels uncertain about it. And he said something similar about uncertainty regarding wudoo’. My question is: is it the shaykh’s view that no attention should be paid to a great deal of uncertainty regarding prayer in the case where a person feels uncertain regarding all acts of worship, and that if he is uncertain, for example, in most of his daily prayers but not in all of them, then he pay attention to his uncertainty?
Islamic weights and measures and their modern equivalentsWhat are the equivalents of the mudd, saa‘, bareed, dhiraa‘, farsakh, and qullah in modern terms?
Which Is Better: Charity or ‘Umrah?I heard one of the da‘iyahs say that giving charity to Muslims who are in urgent need of money, such as those who are starving, is of greater virtue than doing ‘umrah in Ramadan. What is your opinion?
Ruling on customs and traditions that go against sharee’ah or cause embarrassmentThere is a tradition some people observe during funerals. When someone who relates to two villages dies, they do the funeral then visit the relatives of the dead person. Then they quickly return to their village without any delay, they do not accept to stay at the relatives for hospitality because they think they it is not permissible for them to delay returning in this occasion. Note that all of them in the two villages Muslims, most or all of them follow the Hanafi School of thought. They all hold same nationality and they may have womb relations. My question is: has this habit any basis in Islam? I hope you give me a detailed full answer. Because this habit sometimes causes embarrassment and other social problems.
Is it permissible to offer a sacrifice in gratitude to Allah for a specific blessing?Is it permissible for a person who has bought a car or a house to offer a sacrifice in gratitude to Allah?.
Recommended Recitation In the Two Sunnah Rak‘ahs Of Fajr and MaghribIs reciting Surat al-Kafirun and Surat al-Ikhlas at the beginning and end of the day – that is, in the two Sunnah rak‘ahs of Fajr and Maghrib –recommended (mustahabb) and a Sunnah that was narrated from the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him)?
I want to be a devoted slave of Allaah … ten pointersMy question is short. I want to enter Paradise, I want to strive to control my self (my nafs), I want to kiss my mother’s hand every day, I want to keep away from whims and desires and from the Shaytaan, I want Allaah to call me a devoted slave on the Day of Resurrection, in sha Allaah, I want to love my brothers, and I want my faith to keep increasing. What should I do?.
The prostration of everything in the universe to AllaahIt says in Soorat al-Hajj 22:18 that the dawaab (moving living creatures, beasts, etc.) prostrate to Allaah. What is the nature of this prostration?
Is it permissible to slaughter an animal with the intention of offering a sacrifice?I have been married for four years and have not been blessed with children. Praise be to Allaah, I have recently heard the news that my wife is pregnant, and on my father’s advice I slaughtered two animals (as a sacrifice) and distributed the meat among needy Muslims, purely for the sake of Allaah on behalf of myself and my wife. What is the Islamic ruling on that? May Allaah reward you with good.
Should he focus on purifying his heart or on doing naafil acts?Which is more important – dealing with feelings and thoughts that Allah dislikes, such as destructive envy, hatred, arrogance, showing off, thinking highly of one's deeds, hard-heartedness, etc., which form the evil that resides in the heart, or focusing on doing outward naafil deeds such as prayer, fasting and other acts of worship and fulfilling vows even though those other things are present in the heart? Please advise us, may Allah reward you with good.
Showing off (riya) in worshipIs there any chance of getting blessings from an act ruined by riyaa if one's intentions change to please Allah after the thought of riyaa has already come? For example, I finish reciting Qu'an, and the thought of riyaa enters my mind. If I immediately fight this thought with thinking about Allah, can I still get blessings for my recitation, or is it completely ruined forever because of riyaa, given that the act is over and the riyaa thought came after it was already over?.