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.                

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...