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This is from the Mercy and Blessings of my Lord

This is from the Mercy and Blessings of my Lord

الحمد لله الذي هدانا لهذا وما كنّا لنهتدي لو لا أن هدانا الله

All Praise is to Allah Who guided us unto this; Had it not been for His Guidance we would not have been rightly guided!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Islamic Studies Blog

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

JAMA’AH (Congregation)

1. What was the practice of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and the companions in the matter of offering the Fard services of Salah?
They used to offer Salah in Jama’ah.

2. Did the Prophet (Peace be upon him) leave it while he was unwell?
No, the Prophet (peace be upon him) never used to leave Salah even while he was sick.

3. What should a Muslim do on hearing Azan?
On hearing Azan, we must start preparing for Salah by perform the wodhu perfectly and reaching the mosque in time.

4. What is an Imam? What are the Muqtadiyin?
Imam is the leader of Salah in Jama’ah. Muqtadiyin are those who stand behind the Imam in Jama’ah.

5. What does the word ‘Masbuq’ mean?
One who is late in joining the Jama’ah.

Further Questions:

1. Which two types of people would keep away from offering Salah in Jama’ah during the time of the Prophet?
The sick and the hypocrites.

2. How is that person rewarded who offers Salah perfectly with Jama’ah for forty days without missing the first Takbir?
He is saved from two things: 1) the hell-fire 2) hypocrisy

3. What is the reward of performing Salah with Jama’ah as compared to offering it up alone?
Twenty seven times more valuable.

4. What should a Muslim do on arriving at a mosque, after hearing the Azan?
On reaching the mosque, if there is time for the Jama’ah to start, offer Nafil and Sunnah Salah.

5. Do you know what is Iqamah? What difference do you notice between the wording of the Azan and Iqamah?
Iqamah is the announcement that the Salah is about to begin. In Iqamah, the wordings ‘Qad Qamatis Salah’ are in addition.

6. What is meant by Salawat al-Jahri and as-Sirri?
Al-Jahri is to pray loudly and as-Sirri is to pray silently

8. Is it correct to go ahead of the Imam while praying in Jama’ah? Why?
While praying in Jama’ah we need to follow the Imam and that’s the reason why we should not go ahead of him.

Saluting the Glorious Messenger of Allah

Peace Be Upon Him