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Values to be observed by fasting people

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Islam in general urges Muslims to avoid using inappropriate language especially during the holy month. In Ramadan it is essential to tell no lies, avoid cursing, not to fight, and show the real essence of Islam.

The Night of Decree and I'tikaf in Ramadan

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Itikaf is a sunnah from our prophet (pbuh). It is a term for dedicating oneself to worship Allah by staying in the mosque for the last 10 days of Ramadan. Muslims stay up every night eager to attempt the Night of Power.

What invalidates fasting

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There are some acts that invalidate Muslims fasting and they must be aware of.  These acts include; to eat, drink, having sexual intercourse, forcing oneself to vomit, cupping, or fasting during menstruation.

Fasting and its effect in life

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Fasting is more than just boycotting food and drinks. There are a lot of hidden messages behind fasting. It is beneficial form of worship that doesn't only redeem your body but also your soul and mind.

Exemptions from fasting

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Allah the most merciful has exempted some people from fasting in Ramadan. Some cases like; sick, old people, or travelers. And they have to make up for those days later and give compensation to the poor and needy.  

When the intention should be formed

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What is more important than fasting is forming the intention. Muslims are obliged to form the intention and it must be formed before dawn. If the fasting is voluntary it is acceptable to form it during the day.

Confirmation of the start of Ramadan

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Ramadan is a lunar month so its start and end are confirmed by the sighting of the new moon. It requires two acceptable Muslims testifying to the fact, but if no one sees it; Muslims must complete the precedent month. 

Fasting

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Fasting is not an act that is meant to torture you. In fact, it is one of the most meaningful forms of worship that Allah has asked us to perform whenever we can. It is the easiest way to see the world differently.  

Janazah prayer: for a deceased person

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Janazah prayer is a collective duty. It is performed with the presence of the body of the deceased person in front of the praying people. It consists of standing up, four glorifications, and reciting Al Fatha.

The Eid prayer

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Muslims celebrate two Eids a year.  They start their Eid by performing a prayer that is one of the most favorite acts to them and they consist of two rakaa and a speech that reminds them of the Islamic ethics.

Friday prayer

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Friday prayer is a duty on all male Muslims. Those who are free, sane, attained puberty, not travelling, have no excuse to miss it. It is performed at the time of Zuhr prayer and it is invalid without a sermon (speech). 

Congregational prayer: its importance and status

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In addition to the honor God has granted Muslims through prayers, he has given them the honor of Congregational prayer. Congregational prayer is a duty for Muslims that Allah and his prophet (php) have made clear.

What is reprehensible in prayer

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During prayers, one has to avoid some acts that are discouraged in a prayer. Those acts such as; moving too much, reciting only the Fatha in the first tow rakaa, closing the eyes, and other gestures discussed below.

What invalidates the prayer

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Prayers are all Muslims' duty. But prayer is invalid in some cases like; invalid purification, loud laughter, or deliberately changing or adding a rukn. Learn what to avoid in order not to invalidate the prayer.

What is recommended (Sunnah) in prayer

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There are some recommendations that Muslims should keep in mind when they pray. These recommendations are actions and words that the prophet (PBUH) has performed and his companions followed his footsteps.

Duties in prayer

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There are eight duties a Muslim must obey to in prayers, like the glorification. And if they are deliberately omitted, the prayer is invalid. If it is forgotten, it is compensated for by two prostrations at the end. 

The essentials in prayer

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Standing up, Allah’s glorification, reading Alfatiha, bowing, standing up after bowing, prostration, being still in every rukn, tashahud, salam, are among the 14 prayers’ essentials that cannot be omitted. 

Conditions for the validity of prayer

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Prayers are the duties of every Muslim with the following conditions: sanity, attaining puberty, purification, appropriate time, covering Awrah (private parts), facing Qiblah, and forming the intention.

What to say when hearing the adhan and after it

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One of Muslims' favorite sounds should be the sound of Adhan. It is the reminder for one to perform prayers and once one hears it, he should repeat after it except for one phrase. Learn what you should say exactly.

The call to prayer

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Being a caller to prayer is an honor that shouldn't be granted to anyone. The one who recites Adhan and iqamah to remind all Muslims of their prayers must be honest, sane adult, trustworthy, and have a loud voice.

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