How I Pray the Nightfall Prayer-Grade 1

How I Pray the Nightfall Prayer           I pray the ^Isha’ (Nightfall) Prayer like the Dhuhr (Noon) Prayer, except I say in my intention: “I now pray the obligatory ^Isha’ Prayer.” Then, I recite the Fatihah and the Surah of the Qur’an out loud in the first and second rak^ahs. However, in the third and fourth rak^ahs, I recite the Fatihah in a whisper, just like in the Dhuhr Prayer.     Know by heart, that which means: “O Allah, make the beginning of this day good, its middle successful, and its end prosperous, O the Most Merciful.”  ...

How I Pray the Sunset Prayer-Grade 1

How I Pray the Sunset Prayer I stand up facing the noble Qiblah. I raise my hands to the level of my ears and say, “Allahu akbar.” While I am saying “Allahu akbar” out loud, I also say in my heart, “I now pray the obligatory Maghrib Prayer.” I do the first and second rak^ahs like the first and second rak^ahs of the Subh Prayer. However, after the second sujud of the second rak^ah, I sit and recite the Tashahhud, then say, “Allahumma salli ^ala Muhammad.” I say, “Allahu akbar” and stand up for the third rak^ah, which I do like the other rak^ahs, except while standing I only recite the Fatihah in a whisper, and continue the rest until the second sujud. After the second sujud in the third rak^ah, I sit and recite the Tashahhud, the Salatul-Ibrahimiyyah and the...

How I Pray the Mid-Afternoon Prayer-Grade 1

How I Pray the Mid-Afternoon Prayer           I pray the Mid-Afternoon Prayer exactly like the Dhuhr (Noon) Prayer except for the intention, which is: “I now pray the obligatory ^Asr Prayer.”    

How I Pray the Noon Prayer-Grade 1

How I Pray the Noon Prayer     I stand up facing the noble Qiblah. I raise my hands to the level of my ears and say, “Allahu akbar.” While I am saying “Allahu akbar” out loud, I also say in my heart, “I now pray the obligatory Dhuhr Prayer.” I recite the opening supplication in a whisper. Then I recite the Fatihah and another Surah of the Qur’an, even if it is a short one, in a whisper. Then I say, “Allahu akbar” then bow for ruku^ and say, “Subhana Rabbiyal-^Adhim,” three times. Then I straighten up from ruku^ saying, “Sami^allahu liman hamidah” and when I am up I say, “Rabbana wa lakal-hamd.” I say, “Allahu akbar,” then make sujud (prostrate) and say, “Subhana Rabbiyal-A^la” three times. I say, “Allahu akbar,” sit up, and say, “Allahumma ghfir-li...

How I Pray the Dawn Prayer-Grade 1

How I Pray the Dawn Prayer           I stand up facing the noble Qiblah. I raise my hands to the level of my ears and say, “Allahu akbar.” While I am saying “Allahu akbar” out loud, I also say in my heart, “I now pray the obligatory Fajr Prayer.” I recite the opening supplication in a whisper. Then I recite the Fatihah and another Surah of the Qur’an, even if it is a short one, out loud. Then I say, “Allahu akbar,” then bow for ruku^ and say, “Subhana Rabbiyal-^Adhim,” three times. Then I straighten up from ruku^ saying, “Sami^allahu liman hamidah” and when I am up I say, “Rabbana wa lakal-hamd.” I say, “Allahu akbar,” then make sujud (prostrate) and say, “Subhana Rabbiyal-A^la” three times. I say, “Allahu akbar,” sit up, and say, “Allahumma ghfir-li warhamni.” I...

The Supplication at the End of the Prayer-Grade 1

The Meaning of the Supplication at the End of the Prayer           The meaning of the supplication at the end of the prayer is: “O our Lord, grant us obeying You in this world, and grant us Paradise in the Hereafter, and protect us from the torture of Hellfire. O our Lord, do not deviate our hearts after You have guided us, and grant us a mercy from You. Surely, You are the One Who gives generously without being obligated to do so.”   Know by heart, that which means: “We lived through to the morning, and the Worlds remain under the Dominion of Allah. Praise and thanks to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds.”        ...

The Meaning of the Salatul-Ibrahimiyyah-Grade 1

The Meaning of the Salatul-Ibrahimiyyah   The meaning of as-Salatul-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 bless Muhammad, and the Al of Muhammad, as You blessed Ibrahim and the Al of Ibrahim. Surely, You are the One Who deserves to be praised and thanked, and the One Who is glorified.”   Know by heart, that which means: “O Allah, strengthen my body. O Allah, strengthen my hearing. O Allah, strengthen my sight.”  ...

The Meaning of at-Tashahhud-Grade 1

The Meaning of at-Tashahhud           The meaning of at-Tashahhud is: “Allah owns all the blessed salutations, prayers, and the good deeds. O Prophet of Allah, may the safety and the mercy of Allah and His blessing be upon you. May the safety be upon us and upon the righteous slaves of Allah. I testify that no one is God but Allah, and I testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.”     Know by heart, that which means: “I seek refuge, with the perfect words of Allah, from the evil of what He (Allah) created.”      

The Meaning of al-Fatihah-Grade 1

The Meaning of al-Fatihah     The meaning of al-Fatihah is: “I start my recitation with the Name of Allah, Who is ar-Rahman and ar-Rahim. Praise and thanks to Allah, the Owner (Rabb) of the humans and jinn, for the endowments He granted without Him being obligated to do so. Allah is ar-Rahman and ar-Rahim. Allah is the Owner of the Day of Judgment. To You (Allah) only we dedicate worship, and from You (Allah) we seek help. Keep us guided (firmly) on the Straight Path (Islam). The Path of those upon whom You bestowed guidance—not the path of those whom You willed to punish, or the path of those who went astray.”        ...

The Opening Supplication-Grade 1

The Opening Supplication     The meaning of the opening supplication of the prayer is: “My worship is to the One Who created the heavens and Earth, avoiding the false religions, being a Muslim, and not among those who associate partners with Allah. Surely, my prayer, my slaughter, my life, and my death belong to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, Who has no partner. With this I was ordered, and I am one of the Muslims.”  

The Five Prayers-Grade 1

The Five Prayers           There are five obligatory prayers. 1-   The Morning Prayer (Subh);   2-   The Noon Prayer (Dhuhr);   3-   The Mid-afternoon Prayer (^Asr);   4-   The Sunset Prayer (Maghrib); and   5-   The Nightfall Prayer (^Isha’). Imam Ahmad narrated that the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, said what means: “Allah made five prayers obligatory on the believers.”   Know by heart, that which means: “O Allah, with Your Power we lived through to the morning, and with Your Power we lived through to the evening. With Your Power we live, and with your Power we die.”  ...

Cleaning After Using the Bathroom-Grade 1

Cleaning After Using the Bathroom After urinating, and when the urine completely stops, the person cleans himself by wiping the eliminatory outlet with tissue or the like. Then he pours water on the outlet. If the najas-filth is removed such that no color, taste, or odor remains, then the outlet becomes pure. Similarly, after defecating, one wipes the eliminatory outlet with tissue or the like. Then he pours water with his right hand on the outlet, rubbing it with his left hand. If the najas-filth is removed such that no color, taste, or odor remains, then the outlet becomes pure. One could use water only, and, in some cases, tissue only to remove najas-filth, however using both of them as mentioned before is better.     Know by heart, that which means:...

Invalidators of Ablution-Grade 1

Invalidators of Ablution There are matters that invalidate ablution, some of which are: urinating, defecating, or passing gas. Also, sleeping on the side, back, or stomach invalidates the ablution. If one of the above-mentioned matters occurs to a person, he must renew his ablution before he prays.     Know by heart, that which means: “Praise and thanks to Allah who took away the harm from me, and relieved me from it.”              

Integrals of Ablution-Grade 1

Integrals of Ablution           The integrals of ablution are six: The first is the intention while washing the face;   The second is washing the whole face;   The third is washing the hands and forearms including the elbows;   The fourth is wet-wiping part of the head;   The fifth is washing the feet up to and including the anklebones;   The sixth is performing these acts in the order mentioned.     Know by heart, that which means: “O Allah, make me among those who repent frequently, and make me among those who purify themselves.”      ...

About the Prayers-Grade 1

About the Prayers     The guardians must teach their children how to pray and order them to pray each prayer once they become seven lunar years old. In the following lessons, an outline of the performance of the five prayers is given, mentioning both the required and some optional parts. However, only the required parts of the wudu’ are outlined. The optional parts are introduced in Book II of this series.

Acts of Worship – Grade 1

Introduction About the Prayers     The guardians must teach their children how to pray and order them to pray each prayer once they become seven lunar years old. In the following lessons, an outline of the performance of the five prayers is given, mentioning both the required and some optional parts. However, only the required parts of the wudu’ are outlined. The optional parts are introduced in Book II of this series.                           Lesson 1 Integrals of Ablution           The integrals of ablution are six: The first is the intention while washing the face;   The second is washing the whole face;   The third is washing the hands and forearms including the elbows;...