Obligatory Charity Tax After Ramadaan (Zakat ul Fitr)

Volume 2, Book 25, Number 579: Narrated Ibn Umar: Allah’s Apostle enjoined the payment of one Sa’ of dates or one Sa’ of barley as Zakat-ul-Fitr on every Muslim slave or free, male or female, young or old, and he ordered that it be paid before the people went out to offer the ‘Id prayer. (One Sa’ = 3 Kilograms ... Read More »

Obligatory Charity Tax (Zakat)

Volume 2, Book 24, Number 484: Narrated Jarir bin ‘Abdullah , I gave the pledge of allegiance to the Prophet for offering prayer perfectly giving Zakat and giving good advice to every Muslim. Volume 2, Book 24, Number 485: Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “(On the Day of Resurrection) camels will come to their owner in the best state ... Read More »

Funerals (Al-Janaa’iz)

Volume 2, Book 23, Number 329: Narrated Abu Dhar: Allah’s Apostle said, “Someone came to me from my Lord and gave me the news (or good tidings) that if any of my followers dies worshipping none (in any way) along with Allah, he will enter Paradise.” I asked, “Even if he committed illegal sexual intercourse (adultery) and theft?” He replied, ... Read More »

Actions while Praying

Volume 2, Book 22, Number 289: Narrated Kuraib Maula Ibn Abbas: ‘Abdullah bin Abbas said that he had passed a night in the house of Maimuna the mother of the faithful believers , who was his aunt. He said, “I slept across the bed, and Allah’s Apostle along with his wife slept lengthwise. Allah’s Apostle slept till mid-night or slightly ... Read More »

Prayer at Night (Tahajjud)

Volume 2, Book 21, Number 221: Narrated Ibn Abbas: When the Prophet got up at night to offer the Tahajjud prayer, he used to say: Allahumma lakal-hamd. Anta qaiyimus-samawati wal-ard wa man fihinna. Walakal-hamd, Laka mulkus-samawati wal-ard wa man fihinna. Walakal-hamd, anta nurus-samawati wal-ard. Walakalhamd, anta-l-haq wa wa’duka-l-haq, wa liqa’uka Haq, wa qualuka Haq, wal-jannatu Han wan-naru Haq wannabiyuna Haq. ... Read More »

Shortening the Prayers (At-Taqseer)

Volume 2, Book 20, Number 186: Narrated Ibn Abbas : The Prophet once stayed for nineteen days and prayed shortened prayers. So when we travel led (and stayed) for nineteen days, we used to shorten the prayer but if we travelled (and stayed) for a longer period we used to offer the full prayer. Volume 2, Book 20, Number 187: ... Read More »

Prostration During Recital of Qur’an

Volume 2, Book 19, Number 173: Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Masud : The Prophet recited Suratan-Najm (103) at Mecca and prostrated while reciting it and those who were with him did the same except an old man who took a handful of small stones or earth and lifted it to his forehead and said, “This is sufficient for me.” Later on, ... Read More »


Volume 2, Book 18, Number 150: Narrated Abu Bakra: We were with Allah’s Apostle when the sun eclipsed. Allah’s Apostle stood up dragging his cloak till he entered the Mosque. He led us in a two-Rakat prayer till the sun (eclipse) had cleared. Then the Prophet (p.b.u.h) said, “The sun and the moon do not eclipse because of someone’s death. ... Read More »

Invoking Allah for Rain (Istisqaa)

Volume 2, Book 17, Number 119: Narrated ‘Abbas bin Tamim’s uncle: The Prophet (p.b.u.h) went out to offer the Istisqa’ prayer and turned (and put on) his cloak inside out. Volume 2, Book 17, Number 120: Narrated Abu Huraira; Whenever the Prophet (p.b.u.h) lifted his head from the bowing in the last Raka he used to say: “O Allah! Save ... Read More »

Witr Prayer

Volume 2, Book 16, Number 105: Narrated Ibn Umar: Once a person asked Allah’s Apostle about the night prayer. Allah’s Apostle replied, “The night prayer is offered as two Rakat followed by two Rakat and so on and if anyone is afraid of the approaching dawn (Fajr prayer) he should pray one Raka and this will be a Witr for ... Read More »