Harming the Parents-Grade 2

Harming the Parents   Allah, ta^ala, said in Suratul-Isra’, Ayah 23, what means, “Do not say ‘uff’ to them (your parents) and do not scold them. Say to them a kind word.” The Muslim should avoid all what hurts his parents. The one who mistreats his parents and greatly hurts them is ^aq to his parents. The one who is ^aq to his parents is not considered by Allah to be among the righteous and pious.

Obeying the Parents-Grade 2

Obeying the Parents   Allah, ta^ala, said in Surat Luqman, Ayah 14, what means, “We have ordered the human being to treat his parents kindly. His mother carried him in her womb, one hardship after another, and is weaned when he is two years old. Be thankful to Allah and to your parents; to Allah you shall return.” Allah ordered the Muslim to obey his parents, as long as they do not ask him to sin, and promised the one who obeys them with reward in the Hereafter. The Muslim should treat his parents kindly and not raise his voice at them.              

Good Manners-Grade 2

Good Manners   The Religion of Islam encourages good manners. The perfect Muslim does not harm other Muslims. The perfect Muslim does good things for other Muslims. The perfect Muslim smiles when he greets another Muslim. He treats well the one who mistreated him. The perfect Muslim is patient and does not get angry over a silly matter. The Prophet, salallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, said what means, “The good word is a charity.” This was related by Imam al-Bukhariyy.      

Truthfulness-Grade 2

Truthfulness   Truthfulness is one of the attributes of the righteous Muslim. The righteous Muslim does not lie. Truthfulness is good. Allah loves the good. Lying is evil. Allah does not love the evil, so I want to be truthful and not lie. Allah said in Suratu-Qaf, Ayah 18, what means: “Every word which is said is written down by the two Angels, Raqib or ^Atid.”              ...

The Righteous Muslim-Grade 2

The Righteous Muslim   The righteous Muslim does the obligations, such as the five prayers. The righteous Muslim does not do unlawful matters, such as lying and drinking alcohol. The righteous Muslim does not commit crimes. The righteous Muslim is trustworthy and does not steal. The Muslim loves the good and hates the evil.                

Fasting the Month of Ramadan-Grade 2

Fasting the Month of Ramadan     Fasting is a great worship and one of the greatest matters of Islam. Allah made fasting the month of Ramadan obligatory on every Muslim who is pubescent, sane, and able to fast. Fasting requires intention. Hence, the person would intend in his heart after sunset, and before dawn, “I intend to fast tomorrow, to fulfill the obligation of fasting Ramadan of this year, and out of belief in Allah, seeking the reward from Allah, ta^ala. Fasting is abstaining from dawn until sunset from the things that break one’s fast, such as intentionally eating, even a bite of bread; drinking, even a small sip of water; or letting anything that has volume into the head, stomach, or intestines through any open inlet like the mouth and nose....

How I Pray the Nightfall Prayer-Grade 2

How I Pray the Nightfall Prayer     I perform the ^Isha’ Prayer exactly as I perform the Noon Prayer. However, the intention should be: “I now pray the obligatory ^Isha’ Prayer.” Moreover, I recite the Fatihah and the surah after it loudly in the first two rak^ahs.                    

How I Pray the Sunset Prayer-Grade 2

How I Pray the Sunset Prayer               To perform the Sunset Prayer (Maghrib): 1. I direct myself to the honorable Ka^bah. I raise my hands next to my ears and say the opening “Allahu Akbar” (Takbiratul-Ihram), while I intend in my heart to pray the obligatory Sunset Prayer; 2. Then I put my right hand on top of the left under the chest and above the navel and recite in a whisper the opening supplication. Then I recite the Fatihah and another Surah even if short; 3. Then I say “Allahu Akbar” and I bend to ruku^, saying, while in ruku^, “subahana Rabbiyal-^Adhim” three times; 4. Then I lift my head from ruku^, saying “Sami^allahu liman hamidah” until I straighten up, then I say “Rabbana wa lakal-hamd”; 5. Then I say “Allahu Akbar” and I prostrate...

How I Pray the Afternoon Prayer- Grade 2

How I Pray the Afternoon Prayer     To pray the Afternoon Prayer, I do exactly as I did in the Noon Prayer, except for my intention, which should be: “I now pray the obligatory ^Asr prayer”.            

How I Pray the Noon Prayer-Grade 2

How I Pray the Noon Prayer   To pray the Noon Prayer (Dhuhr): 1. I direct myself to the honorable Ka^bah. I raise my hands next to my ears and say the opening “Allahu Akbar”, while I intend in my heart to pray the obligatory Noon prayer (Dhuhr); 2. Then I put my right hand on top of the left under the chest and above the navel and recite the opening supplication in a whisper. Then I recite the Fatihah and another Surah even if it is short; 3.Then I say “Allahu Akbar” and I bend to ruku^ saying while in ruku^“subahana Rabbiyal-^Adhim” three times; “subahana Rabbiyal-^Adhim” three times; 4.  Then I lift my head from ruku^ saying “Sami^allahu liman hamidah” until I straighten up, then I say “Rabbana wa lakal-hamd”; 5.  Then I say “Allahu Akbar” and I prostrate...

How I Performing the Dawn Prayer-Grade 2

How I Performing the Dawn Prayer   When I stand up to perform the Dawn Prayer (Fajr), I do the following: I direct myself to the Honorable Ka^bah. I raise my hands to the level of my ears and say the opening Allahu Akbar (Takbirat ul-Ihram). While I am saying “Allahu Akbar” out loud, I say in my heart, “I now pray the obligatory Fajr prayer”; Then I put my right hand on top of the left hand under my chest and above my navel and recite the opening supplication in a whisper. Then I recite the Fatihah and another Surah out loud, even if it is short; Then I say “Allahu Akbar” and I bend to do the ruku^, saying while in ruku^ “subahana Rabbiyal-^Adhim” three times; I straighten up from ruku^, saying “sami^allahu liman hamidah” until I am straight up, then I say...

The Tashahhud-Grade 2

The Tashahhud     The Tashahhud: The meaning of the Tashahhud is: “The blessed salutations, prayers, and the good deeds are all owned by Allah. O Prophet of Allah, may the safety from infirmities and the mercy of Allah and His blessing be upon you. “May safety be upon us and the righteous slaves of Allah. “I testify that no one is God but Allah and I testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.”      2.  Salat-ul-Ibrahimiyyah The meaning of the Salat-ul-Ibrahimiyyah is: “O Allah, we ask You to raise the rank of Muhammad and have mercy upon the Al* of Muhammad, “As You raised the rank of Ibrahim and had mercy upon the Al of Ibrahim. “Surely, You are the One Who deserves to be praised and thanked, and the One Who is glorified. O Allah, we ask You to...

The Supplications of Prayer-Grade 2

The Supplications of Prayer     There are several specific supplications that are associated with prayer. They are: The opening supplication: This supplication is recited after saying the opening “Allahu akbar” and before reciting the Fatihah: Wajjahtu wajhiya lilladhi fataras samawati wal Arda hanifam Muslima wa ma ana minal mushrikin inna salati wa nusuki wa mahyaya wa mamati lillahi rabbil ^alamin la sharika lah(u) wa budhalika umirtu wa ana minal muslimin. This means: “I intend my worship to the One Who created the heavens and the Earth; avoiding the false religions; I am a Muslim; and I am not among those who associate partners with Allah. Surely, my prayer, my sacrificial slaughter, my life, and my death belong to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds,...

The Invalidators of Prayer-Grade 2

The Invalidators of Prayer     Prayers are invalidated by several things:   For the person who is praying to intentionally speak like people normally do when they aren’t praying; To intentionally eat or drink even if it is a little amount. To do three consecutive movements; To do one movement with the purpose of playing, like to move the tongue or finger with the intention of playing; To pass gas or urinate.                  

The Conditions for the Validity of the Prayer-Grade 2

The Conditions for the Validity of the Prayer     Before performing the prayer, there are certain conditions the Muslims has to make sure happen so that his prayer would be valid. The prayer is not valid unless: The person praying is Muslim; He has wudu’; His body, clothing, and place of prayer is pure; The prayer time is in; He is facing the Qiblah; His body is covered properly. The man must be covered at least from his navel to his knees. The woman must cover her whole body except for her face and hands.          ...

The Five Prayers-Grade 2

The Five Prayers   Allah, ta^ala, said in Surat an-Nisa’, Ayah 103, what means “Allah made prayers obligatory on the believers at prescribed times.”   There are five obligatory prayers:   1. Dawn prayer (Subh): which is 2 rak^ahs 2. Noon prayer (Dhuhr): which is 4 rak^ahs 3. Mid-afternoon prayer (^Asr): which is 4 rak^ahs 4. Sunset prayer (Maghrib): which is 3 rak^ahs 5. Nightfall prayer (^Isha’): which is 4 rak^ahs                  ...

Cleaning after Defecating and Urinating-Grade 2

Cleaning Oneself after Defecating and Urinating     If a person urinates, he waits until the urine stops and then cleans himself. He pours pure, purifying water to purify the outlet. Once the urine is removed, the outlet becomes pure. Similarly, if a person defecates, he uses his right hand to pour water on the outlet while rubbing the outlet with the left hand. Once the defecation is removed the outlet becomes pure.                    

The Invalidators of Ablution-Grade 2

The Invalidators of Ablution   There are certain matters that make the ablution invalid. Among these matters are: Urinating, defecating, or passing gas. Sleeping, whether on the stomach, back, left, or right side; Insanity, or losing consciousness;   The person who invalidates his ablution is not allowed to pray except after performing the ablution again.                      

The Recommendations of Ablution-Grade 2

The Recommendations of Ablution     Leaving out one of the obligations of the ablution makes the ablution itself invalid. On the other hand, the ablution is still valid even if one leaves out the recommendations. However, if the Muslim leaves them out he won’t get their reward. The ablution, with the recommended matters, is made in the following order:   I say “bismillah” and I wash my hands three times; I rinse the inside of my mouth with water three times; I sniff water in my nose to wash the inside of it; As soon as the water first touches my face, intend in my heart, “I intend to make wudu’”; I wash my face three times from the hairline to the chin and from one ear to the other; I wash my hands and forearms including my elbows; wash the right...

The Integrals of Ablution-Grade 2

The Integrals of Ablution     Among the conditions of the prayer is the ablution. Ablution has obligations and recommendations. The obligations of ablution are six: The intention in the heart to perform ablution (wudu’) when one starts washing the face; Washing all the face; Washing the hands and forearms including the elbows; Wet wiping part of the head; Washing the feet including the ankles; Keeping the aforementioned order.                

The Divine Books-Grade 2

The Divine Books     The Divine Books are books that Allah revealed to some prophets. All these books order with the Religion of Islam. These books are many, but the most known are four: The Qur’an: revealed to Prophet Muhammad, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam; The Injil: revealed to Prophet ^Isa; The Tawrah: revealed to Prophet Musa; The Zabur: revealed to Prophet Dawud;   I am a Muslim and I believe in all the Divine Books.                

The Honorable Angels-Grade 2

The Honorable Angels     Allah created the angels from light. They are neither males nor females. They are obedient slaves of Allah. They do not disobey the orders of Allah and they do what they are ordered to do. They do not eat or drink nor do they sleep or tire. Their number is great. The Muslim loves the angels and does not belittle them.                        

The Attributes of the Prophets-Grade 2

The Attributes of the Prophets       Allah, ta^ala, said about the Prophets in Surat al-An^am, Ayah 86, what means: “Allah favors every prophet over all humans, jinn and angels.” The Prophets are the best creations of Allah. They are better than the angels and the rest of the humans and jinn. Allah chose them from among the male humans, to teach the people the Religion of Islam and to convey to the people its rules. The Religion of Islam is the religion that Allah accepts from His slaves. Allah made it unlawful for all to embrace a religion other than Islam. The best of all the prophets are five, called “Ulul-^Azm,” and they are: Muhammad, Ibrahim, Musa, ^Isa, and Nuh, sallallahu ^alayhim wa sallam. Every Prophet is attributed with truthfulness,...

Islam: The Religion of All The Prophets-Grade 2

Islam: The Religion of All The Prophets     Allah, ta^ala, said in Surat Al-^Imran, Ayah 19, what means, “The only Religion accepted by Allah is Islam.” Islam is the Religion that Allah accepts from His slaves. Allah ordered us to follow Islam. Islam is the Religion of all the prophets, peace be upon them. All the prophets are Muslims, believing in Allah. The first of the Prophets is our Master Adam and the last of them is our Master Muhammad, peace be upon them.   All the Prophets worshipped Allah alone and did not associate partners with Him. All of them taught the people to say: “No one is God except Allah.”      ...

The Most Enormous Sin-Grade 2

The Most Enormous Sin     Allah, ta^ala, said in Surat An-Nisa’, Ayah 48, what means: “Allah does not forgive associating partners with Him and He forgives what is less than that to whomever He wills.” Blasphemy is the opposite of belief and it is the sin that Allah does not forgive if one dies without repenting from it. Blasphemy is of three categories: blasphemy of belief, blasphemy of actions, and blasphemy of sayings. Examples of blasphemy of belief include believing that Allah occupies the heavens, or believing that He is a soul or an illumination, or believing He has a shape. Examples of blasphemy of actions include knowingly throwing the Book of Qur’an or Islamic books in the garbage. Examples of blasphemy of sayings: cursing Allah, one of the...

The Message of the Prophet-Grade 2

The Message of the Prophet     Our Master Muhammad, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, called the people to worship Allah and quit worshipping idols. He told them to say: “No one is God except Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.” Prophet Muhammad taught them that the best of deeds is the belief; the one who dies as a believer shall enter Paradise. Islam is the Religion of all the prophets. The most enormous sin is blasphemy; the one who dies as a blasphemer shall be forever in Hellfire.                

The Attributes of Allah-Grade 2

The Attributes of Allah   Allah, ta^ala, said in Surat An-Nahl, Ayah 60, what means, “Allah has attributes that are not similar to the attributes of others.” Among His Attributes are thirteen that every accountable person must know. These are: Existence (al-Wujud): Allah exists, and His Existence is without a beginning and without an ending; Oneness (al-Wahdaniyyah): Allah is One without a partner with Him, and no one other than Allah deserves to be worshipped; Non-Neediness (al-Qiyamu bin-Nafs): Allah does not need anything; Non Resemblance to the Creations (al-Mukhalafatu lil-hawadith): Allah does not resemble the creations; Eternity (al-Qidam): The existence of Allah is without a beginning; Everlastingness (al-Baqa’): The existence of Allah does not end....

Allah Does Not Need Anything-Grade 2

Allah Does Not Need Anything     Allah created the mankind, so Allah does not need mankind. Allah created the air, so Allah does not need the air. Allah created the Earth, so Allah does not need the Earth. Allah created the heavens, so Allah does not need the heavens. Allah created the ^Arsh*, so Allah does not need the ^Arsh. Allah created the angels, so Allah does not need the angels. Allah is the Creator of everything, so Allah does not need anything.       * The ^Arsh: the ceiling of Paradise                  ...

Allah Does Not Resemble Anything-Grade 2

Allah Does Not Resemble Anything     Allah said in Suratush-Shura, Ayah 11, what means: “There is nothing like Allah in any way and He is attributed with Hearing and Sight.” Allah created the light; in other words, “illumination,” so He does not resemble the light. Allah created the air, so He does not resemble the air. Allah created the sun, so He does not resemble the sun. Allah created the moon, so He does not resemble the moon. Allah created the human being, so He does not resemble the human being. Allah created the angels, so He does not resemble the angels. Allah created everything, so He does not resemble anything.              ...

Allah is My Lord-Grade 2

Allah is My Lord   Allah is the Creator of everything, and has Power over everything. Allah Knows about everything. Allah is the Owner of everything. Allah does not have a similar. He does not have a partner, nor does He need anything. Nothing resembles Allah in any way.                            

The Best of the Deeds-Grade 2

The Best of the Deeds   Imam al-Bukhariyy related that the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, said: “The best of the deeds is believing in Allah and His Messenger.” Believing in Allah and His Messenger Muhammad, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, is the best of the deeds and most loved by Allah, ta^ala. The good deeds like prayers, fasting, pilgrimage, and zakah, are only valid if one believes in Allah and His Messenger. The good deeds are not accepted from a blasphemer. “Ashhadu alla ilaha illallah wa ashhadu anna Muhammadar Rasulallah” means: “I testify that no one is God except Allah and that Muhammad is His Messenger, sallallahu ^ala Muhammad, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam.”                ...

Islamic Manners – Grade 2

Lesson 1 The Righteous Muslim       The righteous Muslim does the obligations, such as the five prayers. The righteous Muslim does not do unlawful matters, such as lying and drinking alcohol.   The righteous Muslim does not commit crimes.   The righteous Muslim is trustworthy and does not steal.   The Muslim loves the good and hates the evil.                                       Lesson 2 Truthfulness   Truthfulness is one of the attributes of the righteous Muslim. The righteous Muslim does not lie. Truthfulness is good. Allah loves the good.   Lying is evil. Allah does not love the evil, so I want to be truthful and not lie....

Acts of Worship – Grade 2

Lesson 1 The Integrals of Ablution     Among the conditions of the prayer is the ablution. Ablution has obligations and recommendations. The obligations of ablution are six: The intention in the heart to perform ablution (wudu’) when one starts washing the face;   Washing all the face;   Washing the hands and forearms including the elbows;   Wet wiping part of the head;   Washing the feet including the ankles;   Keeping the aforementioned order.                     Lesson 2 The Recommendations of Ablution     Leaving out one of the obligations of the ablution makes the ablution itself invalid. On the other hand, the ablution is still valid even if one leaves out the...

Chapter of Belief – Grade 2

Lesson 1 The Best of the Deeds   Imam al-Bukhariyy related that the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, said: “The best of the deeds is believing in Allah and His Messenger.” Believing in Allah and His Messenger Muhammad, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, is the best of the deeds and most loved by Allah, ta^ala. The good deeds like prayers, fasting, pilgrimage, and zakah, are only valid if one believes in Allah and His Messenger. The good deeds are not accepted from a blasphemer. “Ashhadu alla ilaha illallah wa ashhadu anna Muhammadar Rasulallah” means: “I testify that no one is God except Allah and that Muhammad is His Messenger, sallallahu ^ala Muhammad, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam.”                  ...