Prayer (Salah)

Indeed, prayer prohibits immorality and wrongdoing.
(29:45 / Sahih International)

Why the Adhaan was changed

Have you ever wondered what the agenda for certain people to remove “hayya ‘ala khayr al-‘amal” ( حي على خير العمل) (Hasten to the best of deeds) from the adhaan? […]

Turning the Ring during Qunoot?

Many Shias turn an agate/aqeeq (or other stone) ring around during Qunoot (hands raised in suplication after end of second surah in second cycle/rak’ah) and turn it back around after they finish Qunoot. Is there [...]

Three Surah’s in One Ruk’ah?

There are two sets of two Surah’s in the Qur’an that are joint or connected to the extent that one cannot be recited without the other. When reading them, particularly in Salah, we must read [...]

The Qunoot of Imam al-Ridha (as)

On the anniversary of the birth of Imam al-Ridha (as), we look at an incident found in a reliable hadith, where the Imam (as) made a special supplication in his Qunoot that shook the ground. [...]

Saving water in Wudhu & Ghusl

Many times we are heedless of wasting water during wuhdu (ablution) or ghusl (shower). There are a few hadiths left behind for us by the infallibles as a guide to see how much water we [...]

Salawat in the Adhan

Recently, we heard a Shia Sheikh, who was formally a 'Sunni', claim that there is no proof that we should say the salawat (Allahumma salli 'ala Muhammadin wa Ale Muhammad) after saying the second testimony [...]

Rejected Prayers

“Abu ‘Abd Allah, ‘Alayhi al-Salam, has said that for Salat (prayer) an angel is assigned and he has no other task to perform. When one completes a Salat (prayer), the angel takes it and ascends [...]

Prostrating to graves, allowed?

Hadith The narrator says, ‘I said to Abu Ja’far (as), ‘The Prayer between the graves?’ He (as) said: ‘Pray in its empty spaces (between the graves) and do not take anything from these as a [...]

Prayers & what is in the Heart.

In an authentic hadith, Imam al-Sadiq (as) explains of the importance of having an attentive heart/mind during prayers, sincerely thinking about your Lord in submission. Often we may become distracted and think about worldly affairs [...]

Do you pray like Imam al-Sadiq?

Imam al-Sadiq (as) shows his companion the prayers with all its limits – meaning including the recommended actions and not just the obligatories – through an authentic hadith narrated to us from the three big [...]

Delaying prayers from its Prime Time

Often we might delay our prayers from the Prime Time (for example, shorly after the adhan) and wait until moments before the time in which it would be considered qadha. Although this is permissible and [...]

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