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9
Aug

Article: The Night Prayer During Ramadan

Assalamu Alaikum.

Here’s another article on the Taraweeh / Qiyaam al-Layl in Ramadan by Shaikh Muhammad Saalih Al-Munajjid. He’s answered some of the common questions. Quite nice indeed.

[Sorry about those question mark thingies in the article. The original article was like that.]

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http://www.islamqa.com/en/ref/books/47

Night Prayer during Ramadhan
(Al-Qiyaam or Taraweeh)

Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: �The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to encourage us to pray at night in Ramadaan, without making it obligatory. Then he said, �Whoever prays at night in Ramadaan out of faith and the hope of reward, all his previous sins will be forgiven.� When the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) died, this is how things were (i.e., Taraaweeh was not prayed in congregation), and this is how they remained during the khilaafah of Abu Bakr (may Allaah be pleased with him), until the beginning of the khilaafah of �Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him).�

�Amr ibn Murrah al-Juhani said: �A man from Qudaa�ah came to the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and said, �O Messenger of Allaah! What do you think if I testify that there is no god except Allaah, and that you, Muhammad, are His Messenger, and I pray the five daily prayers, and fast in the month (of Ramadaan), and pray at night in Ramadaan, and pay zakaah?� The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: �Whoever dies on that will be among the siddeeqeen (those who tell the truth) and the martyrs.��

Laylat al-Qadr and its timing

2 � The best of its nights is Laylat al-Qadr, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: �Whoever prays at night during Laylat al-Qadr {and manages to �catch� it} out of faith and the hope of reward, all his previous sins will be forgiven.�

3 � According to the most correct opinion, it is the twenty-seventh night of Ramadaan. Most of the ahaadeeth state this, such as the hadeeth of Zurr ibn Hubaysh, who said: �I heard Ubayy ibn Ka�b saying � and it was said to him that �Abd-Allaah ibn Mas�ood said: �Whoever follows the Sunnah will �catch� Laylat al-Qadr!� � Ubayy (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: �May Allaah have mercy on him, he did not want people to take it for granted and only stay up to pray on one night. By the One besides Whom there is no other god, it is in Ramadaan � he was swearing without a doubt � and by Allaah, I do know which night it is. It is the night in which the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) commanded us to pray (qiyaam). It is the night the morning of which is the twenty seventh, and the sign of it is that the sun rises on that morning white and without rays.��

In another report, this was attributed to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).

(Reported by Muslim and others).

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13
Jul

BOOK: CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER

Assalamu Alaikum.

For most people, “congregational prayer” means Taraweeh, the Friday prayer and the Eid prayer.

Unfortunately, this is not true for the men. Congregational prayer should include the five daily prayers. Most people seem to be unaware that there are lots of proofs to show that men should pray in congregation at the masjid.

Even if one were to assume that it was “just recommended”, then that should be enough reason to encourage the men to do it. One of the types of people to get the Shade of the Throne of Allah on the Day of Judgment will be a man whose heart is attached to the masjid. For more on the people who will get the shade, check out this post on my other blog.

Coming back to the congregational prayer, many women seem to get very confused as to how to join the congregational prayer if they come late.

So, here’s a nice book which covers all the issues related to congregational prayer in detail (it also has a full section on Taraweeh): Congregational Prayer by Shaikh Saalih As-Sadlaan