Category Archives: Islam

Salat al-Tasbih al-Mukhtasar

Salat al-Tasbih al-Mukhtasar or “The Shortened Prayer of Glorification” is a mainstay of the savants and saints. They perform this prayer in light of the following hadīth: أَخْبَرَنَا عُبَيْدُ بْنُ وَكِيعِ بْنِ الْجَرَّاحِ، أَخُو سُفْيَانَ بْنِ وَكِيعٍ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا أَبِي، عَنْ عِكْرِمَةَ بْنِ عَمَّارٍ، عَنْ إِسْحَاقَ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ أَبِي طَلْحَةَ، عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ […]

Salat al-Istikhara al-Yawmiyya

Salāt al-Istikhāra is not restricted to large decisions or specific matters in one’s life. Rather, one may pray it for the smallest everyday decisions and even for a general seeking of all that is best—making it a momentous means of drawing closer to Allah Most High. Some scholars, including Imām ‘Abd al-Wahhāb al-Sha’rānī (رضي الله […]

Salat for the Day of Ashura

The importance and special qualities of the Day of Ashura are well-established. What is less known (or forgotten) are prayers associated with the day. To revive the practice of performing additional prayers during the nights and days of special occasions, we quote the following 3 prayers from Sayyiduna al-Shaikh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani’s  al-Ghunya li-Talibi Tariq al-Haqq. […]

Optional Worship for Dhu-l Hijja

Allah Most High has revealed: “The number of months in the sight of Allah is twelve (in a year)—so ordained by Him the day He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are sacred: that is the straight usage. So wrong not yourselves therein,”—al-Qu’ran 9:36 Allah Most High has sworn: “By the dawn, […]

Optional Worship for Dhu-l Qa’da

Allah Most High has revealed: “The number of months in the sight of Allah is twelve (in a year)—so ordained by Him the day He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are sacred: that is the straight usage. So wrong not yourselves therein,”—al-Qu’ran 9:36 The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “The year […]