Category Archives: Prayers

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 […]

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. […]

Salat Yawm al-‘Arafa

Sayyiduna-sh Shaikh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani (qaddasa sirrahu) informs us of the following 2 ritual prayers for the day of ‘Arafa in his al-Ghunya li-Talibi Tariq al-Haqq: Prayer 1 – Complete Forgiveness If someone performs two voluntary cycles [rak’atain] of ritual prayer [salat] on the Day of ‘Arafa—reciting in each cycle [rak’a]: the Opening Surah of the Book […]

Salat for the Night of Eid al-Adha

The nights of the 2 Festivals [‘Eidain i.e. Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha] are 2 of the 14 nights in which it is particularly commendable to keep vigil in order to enliven the night [ihya al-layl] with religious service, worship, adoration and devotion. Imam Ibn Majah in his Sunan narrates the following narration from Abu […]

Salat before Zawal on Friday

Amongst the propriety of Fridays is to arrive at the mosque as early as possible for the Friday service. Upon entering the mosque, one should perform the recommended prayer of Greeting the Mosque [tahiyyat al-masjid]. Then, if there is adequate time before meridian [zawal], one should aim to perform the following prayer mentioned by Sayyiduna al-Shaikh Muhyuddin Abdul Qadir […]