If the Imaam made a mistake and added an extra Rakat to the prayer, the latecomers should not count this extra Rakat. For example: If the Imaam forgot and added a fifth Rakat to the Dhuhr prayer, and there comes a man to the Masjid who missed the first two Rakat, but he prayed three Rakat with the Imaam knowing that the Imaam made an addition, in this case, he should not count this extra Rakat and make up for what he has missed. Continue reading
The tips, which you need to use to wake up for Fajr, vary from person to person, depending on what prevents a person from waking up. I offer you to prepare for Fajr on physical, mental and spiritual level.
1) winding down before bed and sleeping early,
2) setting multiple alarms out of one’s immediate reach,
3) simplifying one’s bedding,
4) drinking ample water so one is forced to the washroom, or
5) having a family member or friend wake you up when they rise.
These are some of the main suggestions, of which sleeping early is perhaps the most common remedy.
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Why do you pray?
Do you pray because you need something? Do you pray because you want something? Do you pray because you are just told so? Come, think of it, ask yourself, why do you pray?
Many thoughts are coming now to your mind.
We have all our own reasons why we pray to Allah, but before anything else, let it be known that you pray because it is not because you are told so but because you are obliged to do so, it is the first pillar of Islam.