Two momentous events in the life of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) bear special significance as regards the institution of Prayer (Salah) in Islam: The Mi`raj (the Prophet’s Ascension) and the change of the qiblah from Jerusalem to Makkah.
If a certain hardship or test is meant to reflect Allah’s wisdom and purpose, passing such a test is indicative of His mercy and compassion. Thus the Muslims could feel content, confident and free of worry about the past and the future.
When is it permissible for a woman to go to the mosque for prayer and attend gatherings for the remembrance of Allah, and when is it forbidden?
Does Islam allow women to attend the mosques to witness congregational prayer and assemblies for remembering God? What do the Qur’an and Sunnah say about that?
What do you know about the Tarawih Prayer? How should we perform it? How many rak`ahs should be prayed in Tarawih? How did the Prophet and Sahabah perform it?
Anywhere on earth prayer can be performed. An American Muslim sister tells her experience with prayer and how she made and felt the balance…
During Ramadan, many of us attend taraweeh (night prayers) at the masjid. Some of us stay until the Imam leads us in witr (a final supplementary prayer). For many of us, this can amount to over two hours of prayer time and for many of us, we understand almost nothing.
Why do we need prayer? What is the meaning behind that standing between the hands of God? How does prayer meet man’s need for divine guidance?