Safeguarding the Prayer – Shaykh Saalih Al Fawzaan

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzan – May Allah preserve him – was asked about an individual who prays the five daily prayers, but not in the correct times and occasionally misses all of the prayers of a day and prays them all together later on.

The Shaykh said:

Safeguarding the performance of the  (obligatory) prayers at their correct times with the congregation (for men) is obligatory for the Muslim, and it is not permissible to exit the prayer from its (legislated) time.

As Allah says:

إِنَّ الصَّلَاةَ كَانَتْ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ كِتَابًا مَّوْقُوتًا

النساء: ١٠٣ 

Verily, the prayer is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours.

[An-Nisaa Verse 103]

Meaning it is obligatory to perform them at specific times, and in a narration:

“Indeed there are actions (done) for Allah in the night that He does not accept in the day and actions in the day He does not accept in the night” (1)

And exiting the prayers from their correct times is neglecting them.

Allah said:

فَخَلَفَ مِن بَعْدِهِمْ خَلْفٌ أَضَاعُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَاتَّبَعُوا الشَّهَوَاتِ فَسَوْفَ يَلْقَوْنَ غَيًّا

إِلاَّ مَنْ تَابَ

مريم ٥٩-٦٠

Then, there has succeeded them a posterity who have given up As-Salat  [i.e. made their Salat to be lost, either by not offering them or by not offering them perfectly or by not offering them in their proper fixed times, etc.] and have followed lusts. So they will be thrown in Hell.

Except  those who repent…

[Soorah Maryam Verse 59-60]

And combining between two prayers – in the time of one of them ie Dhuhr with Asr or Maghrib with Isha – is not permissible except due to a legislated excuse. As for combining the prayers for a complete day then this is not permissible and the prayer is not correct in this manner.

 

Al muntaqa 5/56

(1) Advice of Abu Bakr to Umar whilst on his deathbed

See link for full narration

http://www.sayingsofthesalaf.net/abu-bakr-to-umar-on-his-deathbed/

Salaah, Dhikr, Firmness and Patience

Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said:

“It is obligated upon a slave that he remains firm, exercises patience and adheres to what he performs of remembrance of Allaah and the Salaah, and he should not be irritated; because shaytaan’s plots are averted from him when he perseveres upon that.  [إِنَّ كَيۡدَ ٱلشَّيۡطَـٰنِ كَانَ ضَعِيفًا]  ”Ever feeble indeed is the plot of Shaitan (Satan).” [Nisaa: Ayah 76] [Majmoo 22/608]

What is the reason for which Allaah created the creation? – Haafidh Hakami

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Question: What is the reason for which Allaah created the creation?

Answer: Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَمَا خَلَقۡتُ ٱلۡجِنَّ وَٱلۡإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعۡبُدُونِ

And I (Allah) created not the jinns and humans except they should worship Me (Alone). [51:56]

Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَخَلَقَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضَ بِٱلۡحَقِّ وَلِتُجۡزَىٰ كُلُّ نَفۡسِۭ بِمَا ڪَسَبَتۡ وَهُمۡ لَا يُظۡلَمُونَ

‘’And Allah has created the heavens and the earth with truth, in order that each person may be recompensed what he has earned, and they will not be wronged.’’ [45:22]

Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَمَا خَلَقۡنَا ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضَ وَمَا بَيۡنَہُمَا لَـٰعِبِينَ

مَا خَلَقۡنَـٰهُمَآ إِلَّا بِٱلۡحَقِّ وَلَـٰكِنَّ أَڪۡثَرَهُمۡ لَا يَعۡلَمُونَ

And We created not the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, for mere play; We created them not except with truth (i.e. to examine and test those who are obedient and those who are disobedient and then reward the obedient ones and punish the disobedient ones), but most of them know not. [44:38-39]

[Source: 200 Questions and answers on Islamic Creed by Haafidh Hakami (rahimahullaah)]

Live Talk – How to Save Yourselves & Family from the Hellfire – Abu Idrees Muhammad

Masjid al Furqan (Tunstall)

How to save yourselves and your families from the Trials of the Dunya

Saturday 25th Jan 2014 @ 7pm

Straight after Salaatul Esha

Lecturer: Abu Idrees
(Madinah University graduate)

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We Unite the Muslims first and then we call them to Tawheed? Shaykh Fawzaan

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Regarding the statement:

We Unite the Muslims first and then we call them to Tawheed?

Shaykh Fawzaan (may Allah preserve him) said:

It is not possible for you to unite the Muslims whilst they have different creeds, its not possible. This is a contradiction!

They will not unite except upon Tawheed and upon the Correct Aqeedah, so if you want to unite the Muslims, you unite them upon the correct creed, by way of which, Allah -subhaanahu wa t’aala- will join their hearts together.

From the lecture:

مظاهرضعف العقيدة في وقتنا الحاضر و طرق علاجها