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  1. Guest

    ZUHRAIN PRAYER,

    here the time for zuhr is 11 50am, i offer my namaz at 12 or 12 30 at max. Can i perform my asr salah at that time too. i am follower of agha khamnaei...
  2. Selam aleykum. Does any one know the rulings regarding unknowingly wearing 'najis' clothes during salah, fasting reading quran etc etc. Or in general just being najis yourself. Recently I have started to pay more attention to the concept of Tahara and am always doubtful if the clothes I'm wearing are najis or not, or whether the floor is najis etc etc. I make sure to be very cautious and wash some clothes by hand ( ones that potentially could have najasa on it as I'm doubtful about it making other clothes in the washing machine najis. However, other members of the family could put najis clothes in without my knowledge (this is another doubt) and make my tahir clothes najis. And if i 'assumed' it was pak according to ruling and later found it was najis would my prayers, fasting etc become void? Even though im putting in extra effort to be careful I find myself getting more anxious during salah that i'm standing infront of god in a najis state or i could be potentially touching the qur'an with najasa on me (ofcourse i do wudu.) And i almost Always get doubts about my wudu too. I do it twice now adays but its making my skin really dry T_T. Even then i don't mind the extra effort as long as im ASSURED i'm all pak. But i'm still not. Pls halp T_T
  3. Guest

    Doubting doubts

    Assalaamualeikum, I have a problem with my doubting mind tendency, it seems like focusing on every act in prayer does not help me to get rid of my shakk problem. This suffering leds me to a question. I am in taqleed to Sayyid Sistani, one of his verdicts says Now please look at the phrase frequently doubts, for example, one might consider single doubt in three prayer successions and three doubts in single prayer to be condition that katheer al shakk rules may apply. Now, if I get three same shakks in single namaz or one same shakks in every three prayers succesions happened to me, and consider this as a unity of "three same shakks" and it is preceeded directly by another distinct shakk, 1. will I not be able to ignore a new doubt if i get shakk in the other act, because since I get the unity of "three same shakks" even after the preceeding distinct doubt, I have been considered as a particular-doubting person? 2. Is my understanding of the rule makes a good sense in namaz? Since it is kind of very difficult to list all of event in namaz, not even just to remember that one is in state of katheer al shakk or not. This problem just causes a doubt for a doubt in my mind. 3. If not, how must I do regarding this verdict? I mean, how is this rule exactly applied in one's prayers? I suggest the rule of Sunni brothers regarding to doubts is simpler since their parameter is just are the doubts is felt like a waswas or not, and as far as I know, not considering which act the shakk happens to. I hope Allah will give me guidance from your answers Jazakallahu Khayran Katheeran
  4. Salam Within our school it is mustahab to join the two prayers at noon and afternoon (dhuhr and asr) and the two prayers at dust and night (magrib and isha). However, we also find traditions in our litterateur that the holy prophet (s) and the pure a'immah (a) from time to time would pray each of the five daily prayer at their specific time. Can anybody please elaborate on if both times are mustahab, and if so, which one is the 'most' mustahab or have the most fa'daila. With Salams
  5. Guest

    tired

    salam alaykum! When i was a child I got abused by my father. He used to abuse my mother and siblings too. sometimes he would just leave me and my family for a long time, like a half year. He would go to our homeland, iraq. After some time we decided to move there. We lived there a year and then moved back. Time passed, he changed. He's not abusing me anymore. Not long time ago my brother started to abuse me. One time he even wanted too kill my mother, i know its crazy. He was out of he's mind. My mom did forgive him. But now we moved back to iraq. I really don't want to live here but i want a change. I used to pray but not all the time, its on and off. I was in a really dark place. No one was there for me not even my mother. Whenever I would tell her in tears that I'm feeling sad and she'd say "you are so unthankful go away". But after the years passed i started to sin. I lost my faith. I believed in Allah SWT of course but I wasn't really righteous or so. I've been suffering a lot. But after all this time I started to pray. I've become more righteous. But the thing is my mother, she always says something or does something to push me away. I'm so tired. I'm really trying to be good with her. I admit i'm not the perfect child. i have my mistakes. but It feels like she doesn't even love me, seriously. I feel very unloved in my family. Its not like i've been the devil or so hahah. I'm understanding to my parents, i don't get them upset, i don't get angry at them unlike my brother. He has never been understanding he has just been a huge pain in the ass but still they love him more. I'm not jealous i just want to know why? have i done something to make them hate me? whenever i ask them they say that they love me even more than my brother. I know its a lie, I'm not a fool. I'm just tired not having anyone by my side. and now when i've moved to iraq it just made things worse. I really want to move back. I'm just so tired, I'm exhausted. Seriously i wouldn't mind if someone would kill me and that makes me sick, because i should be grateful for breathing. I'm really trying to have patience. When i didn't pray i was really depressed and i felt empty but now I pray but still i feel exhausted but not depressed. Not like before. What should i do? can i even do anything? Is Allah trying to test my patience?
  6. Guest

    prayer

    Salam alayikum! Whenever I pray it feels hard to breathe and I feel this huge pain in my heart. Even when its cold I feel warm, sometimes I even start to sweat. Can you give me an answer why? I would really appreciate an answer.
  7. I am looking for a book or text about : what is being said in Salaa For example Allahu Akbar : and its meaning and some information I want to understand these holy words much better and correct current mistakes I prefer a book from al-islam.org a (old) forum on this website is a good second option or some other shia place May Allah grant you succes and thank you
  8. Salaam Aleikum, As far as I know, if one wishes to pray the nafilah prayers for Dhuhr and Asr, then he/she should begin with nawafil Dhuhr, Dhuhr, nawafil Asr, then Asr. However, I was wondering if it is possible to first pray Dhuhr and Asr, then Nafilah Dhuhr and Nafilah Asr. That is because I heard that we should pray the wajib prayers before the Nafilah. Thank you all, and may Allah bless you.
  9. What is the criteria for a person to be called "tarik as-salah" (the one who abandon performing obligatory prayers)?
  10. I recently started watching Rurouni Kenshin and have been thinking to myself if what I am watching is haram because their are some haram elements such as the music in the background and mild sexual references and so on. I pray five times a day and read Quran and Dua, but I'm not sure if I could better spend my time doing something more productive. I also wanted to ask is what I'm doing a waste of time? The Quran speaks of all the good we should do while we are on this earth is watching something like anime beneficial, negative or neutral. Islamically after you finish your obligations (prayers) listen to some Quran and Dua should you further strive to learn more about Islam or is their leeway to watch tv, anime etc.
  11. Guest

    Prayer

    My question is how do i concentrate while praying? Idk why but the moment I stand on the prayer mat or the moment when I start praying I start thinking about other stuff that is going on in my life I've tried so hard to concentrate but I just can't I somehow start thinking about something else. And sometimes I don't feel like praying and it feels like my imaan is very low like at that moment I want to pray but at the same time I don't because I feel lazy what should I do then? And just so you know I'm 16 so I don't think I should feel lazy or anything because I'm quite energetic for my age but Idk why but I sometimes feel lazy when it comes to namaz and.one more thing, the prayers that I prayed without concentration did they get accepted or not? If not then should I pray them again? And why do I not feel satisfied after praying? Please do answer. ☺️
  12. Guest

    NEW to Islam, need Help

    As-salaamu 'aleikum, I reverted to Shia Islam 1 year ago and wanted to ask if someone could list me highly recommended Prayers and Duas, their times when to be prayed, and location, etc. For example: I want to know good daily prayers like the prayers on Friday. I don't know anything about these. Or special actions that should be done on special days of the week. You know... just give me everything you know and are sure about ^^ I'm gonna list the things i have learned so far, or I'm learning, or i know that i want to learn. Just so that it is not repeated. I know the benefits and times of recitation for the following prayers: - 5 daily Prayers, Salat al Layl, Ayat al Kursi, Dua Imam e Zaman, Dua al-Ma'rifa-tul-Imam, Dua al-Ghareeq, Dua al-Ahd, Dua al-Nudba, Thank you very much for your help. Please also state good literature for a beginner (hadith, other books) The GOAL for me is to build a SOLID BASIS, a steadfast and consistent level of iman, because i had problems with that (flactuations). I need a good routine of Prayer, Dua, Deeds, Actions etc. Please don't state the obvious like: Reading the holy Book, or saying Takbir ( xxx times a day), etc. That is what I'm trying to achieve anyways. Thank you! May God bless you and give you the same reward for every word i recite or read.
  13. Guest

    Ghosl required???

    Assalamun Alaykum, I have an ongoing problem with my prostate which is preventing me from doing namaz without worry. At times upon urinating, drops of semen is somehow mixing with the urine and exiting through the same way? I don't masturbate nor am i sexually active with anyone or in a marriage. My question is will these void my purity of doing namaz and wudu? and if so, do i have to do ghosl every time semen comes out? I'm still waiting to see a doctor. Many thanks.
  14. Salam. First of all I apologize for my bad english. I'm writing this post because I don't know what else to do. Yesterday muslim friends invited me and my family to their house for dinner. I take every precaution I can to avoid eating or drinking something that may contain alcohol. Someone served me food in a plate where there were traces of vinegar (and I knew it), but I don't know if this vinegar has alcohol in it, as many vinegars has today. When this person gave me the plate, I thought I shouldn't eat it because I didn't know if the vinegar has alcohol, but anyways I ended eating the food. I know vinegar is halal, but I've read that some vinegar has traces of alcohol (even extra alcohol added) in it and this types of vinegar are haram. Now I'm feeling very very very guilty, I feel like I shouldn't eat that because I wasn't sure about the alcohol. If I ate any tiny amount of alcohol my prayers and duas won't be accepted for 40 days. I feel very sad because tomorrow begins the month Ramadan, and I've been waiting for laylatul qadr for many weeks mostly because I have a very special request that I wanted to do dua for. The month of Ramadan is the month where prayers and duas are accepted, and now my prayers won't be accepted. I don't know what to do, I was waiting for this month and now I ruined it just few days before it begins. I want to know if I commited any sin, and if I didn't, how can I get rid off this thoughts? I really want to do my personal prayers and duas in this blessed month and I want them to be accepted, but I ruined it. 1) I did not eat anything with vinegar to be sure I don't let any alcohol enter my body, but the plate where my food was served had traces of it. In case the vinegar had extra alcohol in it, did I commit a sin because I did not investigate before eating from the plate? The reason I feel guilty is because it was not fully unintentionally. Before eating I thought it could have alcohol and should not eat from that plate, but I did not care because lately I'm being very obsessed about every food. 2) If one doubts if the food has alcohol and still eats it, the rule of 40 days still applies? I wan't to know if my prayers won't be accepted in Ramadan because of what I did yesterday I'm sorry for the long post and for repeating the same thing over and over, but I feel very sad and disappointed with myself. Please, if someone can help I would appreciate it so so so much. I know my post may be silly, but this all thing about the food is driving me crazy. I try to avoid even chocolates, cakes and any dessert because they have vanilla in it and I don't know if the vanilla they use has alcohol in it. I reached the stage where I avoid even the bread because I think brewer's yeast is haram and I'm not sure if they use baker's yeast or brewer's yeast to make the bread.
  15. Guest

    The Method of Offering Prayer

    Salam everyone, I would like to know what we are supposed to say when we are praying non obligatory prayers. For example I read somewhere that we can "offer a two-unit prayer" to Allah for desires fulfillment but what we are supposed to say before we start the two rak3at ? For the obligatory fard we say "nawaytou ana sali fard ..." but what do we say for the non obligatory prayers ? thank you.
  16. I have a wish that I want God to answer, I heard reciting Dua Tawassul, Ziyaret Ashura and Sura Yasin for 40 days is good as well as Dua Ellahi Kayfa Adooka 100 times. Is there anything else which I can do? Thanks
  17. (bismillah) Assalamualikum. My husband and I are new to Shia Islam, and we have some questions about fasting. I have looked around this forum at similar posts and only grown more confused, so if someone could please spell out the answers clearly, that would be wonderful. 1. I will be traveling in the Middle East for 10 days this Ramadan. Is it okay if I do not fast those 10 days (and make up the fasts later)? 2. For the rest of Ramadan and beyond, I will be working in New York City. My daily commute is 2 hours by train each way, plus some time on the subway. I read something about 30km being the limit for traveling while fasting, and if that limit is exceeded, fasts become invalid. Is that true? Do I really have to not fast because of my long commute? What are the rules for fasting while traveling? 3. My husband is an Uber driver. His work hours are 10pm-7am. He is constantly driving for all of the shift. Would his fasts be invalid? What should he do if that is the case? We can't just not work for the entirety of Ramadan. 4. Before I became Shia, I had converted to a different denomination of Islam from atheism a few years before, and I could never fast all of Ramadan because my body got too sick to function. After a few weeks I would give up on fasting and instead donate a lot of food to the local soup kitchen. Is that permissible in Shia Islam? Should we just donate food in place of fasting because we have to be traveling constantly during Ramadan? 5. How do prayers work on a plane? I've never had to deal with praying while changing time zones before. Jazakallah khair in advance!
  18. Im in shock and state of stress , my 1st u/s was all ok everything was fine report shows fetal pole cardiac flicker seen and i was 5 week preg that time. Now i went to follow up and dr not able to see anything in abdominal u/s she done tvs and said weak cardiac flicker slow growth 7 weeks preg dr said anything can happen no positive hopes follow up after 2 weeks me and my hubby went for second opinion they told me nothing is visible even on tvs even no fetal pole no cardiac activity only yolk sac gestational sac which shows 7 weeks 4 days !! We are so confused what happened in just 2 weeks and why both dr telling different story. I don't have any cramping or bleeding. Please i request u all to pray for us we already suffered a great loss last year in 7th month of preg . And Any specific dua for this?
  19. You want four wives when you cannot even handle five prayers concentrate on yourself then think about Sunnah Marriage is beautiful relation to make. It is a fulltime job. Where you have to do a lot of compromise, sacrifice, respects, patience, bonding, understanding, friendship and most of all trust and faith. When we see a person, we may attract to her/him through his/her smile, looks, appearance, talks, status. It could be anything. Some go for friendship, some go for serious terms and some go for marriages as quote says, “A successful marriage built daily. Your children are watching your marriage. Be mindful to set a good example. To model them in their future marriage.” Muslims from London, UK can perform umrah with his wife. When we talk about marriages and relations. All country and its religion have its own perspective regarding to culture and inheritance. When we talk about western modern European. They have very simple theme about marriages. If you are not settling, down then just move on. There is no limitations in their religion about concern and relations. However, in Islam, you would find sincerity, loyalty and ever-bounding feeling. . God says about marriages,” "They (your wives) are a clothing (covering) for you and you too are a clothing (covering) for them." (Surah 2, Verse 187). In Islam you still have right to get married again with the permission of your wife or another reason, if you want a child. You are allowed to get married again with the clause that if you can do justice between them as Allah says,” "Marry of the women, who seem good to you, two or three or four; and if ye fear that ye cannot do justice (to so many) then one (only) or (the captives) that your right hands possess." This verse plainly allows a man to have up to four wives (Allah conveniently granted Muhammad an exception... on authority of Muhammad, of course). According to the Hadith, the "justice" spoken of merely refers to the dowry provided the bride, not the treatment accorded following the wedding”. Sunnah allows you to get married four times. More than four times is not permissible. As well as Allah says about prayers. They are obligatory to you. If you are keen or eager to get married repeatedly, firstly concentrate on your fard. Then think about Sunnah. As Quran says about marriages, “And of His signs is that He has created spouses for yourselves from your own selves so you might take comfort in them and He has created love and mercy among both of you. In this there is evidence (of the truth) for the people who (carefully) think." (Surah 30, Verse 21).feel yourself obliged and fortune to have lawful Muslim wife. Go at Allah’s home and make dua to live together in this or next world.
  20. Guest

    Wudu (Ablution)

    Asalam Alaikom Brothers and Sisters, I have a question in regards to wudu. Today i received an injury on my right palm. The doctor said that I'm unable to wash the area. However, now my concern is that I am unable to perform wudu for my obligatory prayers. To my understanding and research I am able to perform wudu al jabireh, but that requires using my right hand to pour water on my face, arms etc. My question is, am I able to perform wudu using my left hand? If not, please provide me alternative ways. I do taqleed of seyid al Sistani. Wasalam, Servant of God
  21. Salam, I was hoping to get some advice from the men out there who are attending university or work for long durations in the day. I am currently at university, for majority of the day (maybe 8 to 10 hours), which requires me to use the toilet (allot). However, they are public toilets and are usually quite dirty, so I usually urinate while standing up for convenience and cleanliness. Obviously, that is not permitted, and it's preventing me from performing prayer during the day, so I usually have to combine them when I reach home. Is there a solution to this? Keep in mind that cleaning the seat with water and toilet paper takes about 5 to 10 minutes which is largely impractical when you go to the toilet more than 6 to 8 times a day. Also, the closest most is a 5 minute walk so it is also a huge inconvenience to walk there every time. Please let me know if you've overcome this issue. Jazakum Allah Khear
  22. It is a paper and you won't find it in English anywhere. Adab of Dua(Methods of Dua) or how you supplicate so that is accepted by God Almighty. Here is the list: 1)search for the right time, there are very important times for supplication(Dua), like the night of Thursday, Friday, Day of Arafah, Month of Ramadhan, in the morning(after morning prayer), Nights of Qadr, etc. 2)search for holy and pure sites and places, like holy mosques, Masjid al-Haram(the Holy Mosque), Holy Shrines of Imam Ma'someen, especially Haram/Shrine of the Holy Prophet(s) and the Shrine of Aba Abdillah al-Hussain; the acceptance of Dua in Holy Shrine of Imam Hussain is guaranteed in traditions, Haram of the sons and daughters of Imams, etc. 3)during Nuzul of Rahmah, while God's mercy is bestowed upon us, like during rain and snow and ... between Adhan and Iqama, after Wajib Salaat(five obligatory prayers) and ... are states in which responding(Istijabat) of Dua is very close 4)wearing pure clothes during supplication, tahir, good smell etc. 5)having Wudhu(ritual purity) 6)facing the Qibla is one of Adab(etiquette) of Dua 7)begging like beggars towards God, keeping up the hands to the sky, while supplicating 8)praying with humbleness and piety following part two, God willing...
  23. Guest

    Dua for my father

    I need a supplication for cure from his sickness. I want a dua so that he gets cured. Please pray for him.
  24. I am hesitant at this, my history with religions has not always been great. I used to go to church, and I honestly always felt sick, because I kept seeing sights of my people being hurt by christianity, and so I my body literally rejected it. I have been working on a book, an accumulation of my life's journey so far. I had made something for myself with it. I then had a dream that I was to speak with a muslim, so I looked for a Islamic community online. A very kind soul and student told me to come to this site, and she helped me navigate through my own understanding and what Islam had to say with the subjects I think about it in my time. One of my goals and understanding, is controlling my symptoms, having them work for me, and not hinder me, but empower me. this is the second page, and it describes the use of something I understand that has meaning in Sanskrit as love. and this is the 4th page, which talks about my comprehension of heaven. I have been using a white hawk feather and blue ink to scribe this out. I don't know if this is good or if I should scrap everything completely. but what I plan on doing later, is creating more complex designs that describe more and more of aspects of life and death, and show my own understanding I have gained from life.
  25. Assalamualaikum, I am a new convert to Shia Islam. I have some questions about menstruation and salat. 1. Do we have to make up salat missed during menstruation, or is dhikr during the time of menstruation sufficient? 2. My period is very irregular, sometimes lasting full months at a time. Do I just not do salat for months? Or is there a time when it becomes permissible to do salat during menstruation? Thank you.
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