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Beard and Prayer arkaans

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SHUKRIYA...SHUKRIYA...............SHUKRIYA NOW I WANT TO KNOW FROM YOU THAT I HAVE SOME PERSONAL

PROBLEM IN MY LIFE I AM VERY DISTURB WITH THAT SO CAN YOU SOLVE ME THIS PROBLEM OR NOT? MAIL ME?I WILL MAIL YOU AFTER.  NOW FEW QUESTION.     1.IS THERE ANY COMPULSORY FOR US TO KEEP DHADI(ON

CHIN) WHICH TYPE?     2.IN THE NAMAZ OTHER MUSLIM KEEP THEIR HAND IN FRONT AND TOGETHER BUT, WE DON'T?SAY ME THIS IS TRUE OR NOT?OR WE KEEP OUR HAND NEAR LEGS DIIFEREST SIDE IS  TRUE?

3.WE PRAY NAMAZ 3 TIMES TOGETHER LIKE FARAZ,ZOHAR AND ASAR, AND MAGRIB AND ISHAIL? SO THIS IS TRUE OR NOT? BUT OTHER MUSLIM PAY FIVE TIMES?

 

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Beard and Prayer arkaans

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.




 

Your comment: NOW I WANT TO KNOW FROM YOU THAT I HAVE SOME PERSONAL PROBLEM IN MY LIFE I AM VERY DISTURB WITH THAT SO CAN YOU SOLVE ME THIS PROBLEM OR NOT? MAIL ME?I WILL MAIL YOU AFTER.

The best we can do is guide you from the Quran and the Sunnah of our beloved Messenger (saws). You are welcome to ask the question, and if Allah wills, we will try to guide you from the Quran and Sunnah,  Insha Allah.  We pray that Allah make your trials easy for you.

 

Your comment:  IS THERE ANY COMPULSORY FOR US TO KEEP DHADI(ON CHIN) WHICH TYPE?

We cannot say that keeping a beard is obligatory, simply because Allah and His Messenger did not make it a fard or compulsory for every muslim male. But we must remember that this is the Sunnah of our beloved Messenger Mohamed ar-Rasool Allah (saws), and a Sunnah of all the Prophets of Allah.  As muslims, we must try to follow the Prophet (saws) in whatever he did, and refrain from whatever he refrained.  If you keep a beard for the sole pleasure of Allah, then you will, Insha Allah, find Allah Merciful.   Keeping a beard is not compulsory, but it is the Sunnah or optional.

 

Your comment: Which type?

The Messenger of Allah (saws) said in an authentic narration: Grow your beards, and trim your mustaches. 

In light of the above tradition, a muslim should grow his beard as long as it grows.  Since keeping a beard is optional, it is left to the person to decide how long he wants to grow his beard. 

 

Your comment: IN THE NAMAZ OTHER MUSLIM KEEP THEIR HAND IN FRONT AND TOGETHER BUT, WE DON'T?SAY ME THIS IS TRUE OR NOT?OR WE KEEP OUR HAND NEAR LEGS DIIFEREST SIDE IS TRUE?

It has been reported that the Prophet (saws) usually prayed with his hands folded. And it is also been reported that the Prophet (saws) prayed with his hands by his side. Thus if a muslim today prays with his hands folded, or, with his hands straight; and his intention is to follow the Sunnah of the Prophet (saws), then Insha Allah, his prayer will be accepted by Allah Subhanah.  Both the postures are fine, as long as one is doing it to follow the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws).

 

Your comment: WE PRAY NAMAZ 3 TIMES TOGETHER LIKE FARAZ,ZOHAR AND ASAR, AND MAGRIB AND ISHAIL? SO THIS IS TRUE OR NOT? BUT OTHER MUSLIM PAY FIVE TIMES?

(We have been asked this question by another brother on the forum, and we are attaching that detailed reply for your reference.  I will only give a summary here.)

The Messenger of Allah (saws), used to lead the five fard prayers in congregation at five different appointed times a day.  After his death, his noble family and companions carried on this tradition and they too prayed at the five different appointed times every day.   Many years after the death of the Prophet (saws), some people changed this and combined the zohr/asr and magrib/isha prayers. To pray combined prayers on a regular basis is not following the Sunnah of the Messenger (saws).

 

It has been reported that the Messenger of Allah (saws) did combine the prayers, but only when he was traveling out of Medina, or when there was extreme rain, etc.  On a regular basis, he (saws) always prayed five separate times a day.

 

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Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 

 

 

 


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