Tag: Prayer

KHUTBA: Surah al-Faatiha | Rayaan Barker

In this Khutba Ustaadh Rayaan mentions briefly the meaning of each verse of the greatest Surah in the book of Allah.

Reciting Surah al-Faatiha as we all know, is an essential part of our daily prayers. It was narrated by Ubada bin As-Samit that Allaah’s Messenger (salla llaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said, ” Whoever does not recite Surat Al-Faatiha in his prayer, his prayer is invalid”. This motivates every Muslim to understand the deep meanings behind the words of this Surah. Consequently, this helps us in keeping Khushoo’ while standing in front of Allaah in our prayers.

‘Eid In The Park | Sun 26th/Mon 27th June | Starts 8am Sharp

Eid in the Park

Cobridge Park
Cricket Pitch
Ashburton Street

Starts 8am Inshaa’Allah

Don’ forget to bring a prayer mat
Light breakfast for all attendees after Khutba Inshaa’Allah
Balloons and Goody bags for all the kids that attend

In the event of any adverse weather conditions the prayer will take place opposite the park at
North Road Academy
North Road

KHUTBA: Perseverance During the Last Ten Nights | Rayaan Barker

Abu Hurairah (radi-Allaahu ‘anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) said:

“Whoever performs the night prayer on the night of Al-Qadr with Eemaan (firm belief) and seeking reward will have all his past sins forgiven.” – Al-Bukhaaree (4/2550) and Muslim (759).

This hadeeth is evidence for the virtue of the night of Al-Qadr as well as performing qiyaam (night prayer) during it. And it indicates that it is a grand night, which Allaah has honored and made better than a thousand months, with regard to its blessing and the blessings found in the righteous deeds that are performed in it. Thus it is better than the worship of a thousand months and that is equivalent to eighty-three years and four months. Due to this, whoever performs qiyaam (night prayer) with true faith and while seeking reward in it, will be forgiven his past sins.

Taken from Ahadeeth As- Siyaam: Ahkaam wal Adaab (pg. 141-143) by Shaykh ‘Abdillah ibn Saalih Al- Fawzaan

Protection From The Hellfire, Blessed Life In The Dunya And A Life Of Light In The Grave – Al ‘Allamah Zaid ibn Haadee al-Madkhali (Rahimahullah)

Al-Allaamah Zaid Ibn Muhammad Al-Madhkali [May Allah have mercy on him] said:

“Preserve the prayer if you love yourself and want to be safe from the hellfire, which neither
spares [any sinner], nor does it leave [anything unburnt]!

And seek- [by way of the prayer]- a blessed life in the dunya; a life of light in the grave, and a life of bliss and eternity in paradise in presence of the Generous Lord [Allaah].”

Al Afnaan an-Nadiyah Sharh Mandhooma as-Subol as-Sawiyyah li-Fiqh as-Sunnah al-Mooriyyah 1/ 341

The First Affair to be Accounted For on the Day of Judgement


Abdullaah Ibn Qaratnarrated from Allaah’s Messenger (salallaahu `alaihi wassallam) that he said:


“The first thing that the slave will be accounted for on the Day of Resurrection will be the prayer – if that is sound then the rest of the deeds will be sound, and if that is corrupt then the rest of the deeds shall be likewise corrupt.”

(At-Tabaraanee in Al-Awsat 1859; Al-Albaanee declared it saheeh in As-Saheehah 1358)


Three Prophetic Admonitions- First One About Our Salaah; Second One About Our Tongues and Third One About Our Behaviour Towards People

A man came to the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) and said: ‘’Admonish me and be brief’’; so the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said to him:

إِذَا قُمْتَ فِي صَلَاتِكَ فَصَلِّ صَلَاةَ مُوَدِّعٍ

‘’When you stand for your prayer, then pray a farewell prayer (i.e. as if it is your last Salah before death).”

وَلَا تَكَلَّمْ بِكَلَامٍ تَعْتَذِرُ مِنْهُ غَدًا

”Do not speak with a statement for which you may have to apologize tomorrow.”

وَأَجْمِعِ اليَأسَ مِمَّا فِي يَدَيِ النَّاسِ

  ”And forgo what is in the hands of the people (i.e. do not be desperate for the worldly possessions of the people).”


[Reported by Imaam Ahmad (rahimahullaah) Number: 23498); Imaam Ibn Maajah (rahimahulllaah) Number: 4171 & Recorded by Imaam Albaani (rahimahullaah) in As-Saheehah. Number:401]


[1] Issues Related to Correcting the Imaam When He Makes a Mistake in His Recitation

Question to Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah):

Is it obligated on the Ma’moon (i.e. those being led in prayer by the Imaam) to rectify the Imaam if he makes a mistake in his recitation?


If the Imaam makes a mistake in the ‘Obligatory Recitation’ such as the recitation of (Surah) Faatihah, it obligated on the  Ma’moon (i.e. those praying behind him) to disclose that to him (i.e. by rectifying him). If the recitation is Mustahab (i.e. recommended), we contemplate (on the following): If he changed the meaning, it is then obligated on him to repeat it [i.e. rectifies the mistake when prompted by the Ma’moon or if he (himself) realizes that he made a mistake that changes the meaning]. And if he has not changed the meaning, it is not obligatory (i.e. to rectify him).


[Source: http://www.ajurry.com/vb/showthread.php?t=39055]

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


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]

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