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Dr. Muhammad Salah – Raising the hands during a dua (Video)

info-pictogram1 Regarding raising the hands when making du’aa:
It is important to note that du’aa’ is an act of worship, and every act of worship should only be done on the basis of evidence (daleel). The basic principle here is that the hands should be raised when making du’aa’, except when the du’aa’ is part of another act of worship, in which case raising the hands is regarded as an additional action (and should not be done). Examples of such acts of worship include salaah (prayer), khutbah (sermon), tawaaf (circumambulation of the Ka’bah), sa’ee (running between al-Safaa and Marwah), etc. Salaah includes du’aa’ at the beginning of the prayer, in rukoo’ (bowing), when standing up from rukoo’, in the two sajdahs (prostrations) and in the sitting between the two prostrations — but whoever raises his hands in these places is considered to have committed an act of bid’ah (reprehensible innovation). The same applies to raising the hands when making du’aa’ on the minbar, except in the case of istisqaa’ (praying for rain). And the same applies when making du’aa’ when doing tawaaf or sa’ee.

When there is evidence to show that it is permissible to raise the hands in certain situation, then there is no dispute. Any du’aa’ which has not been narrated in a report and which is not part of another act of worship is regarded as general du’aa’; in this case there is nothing wrong with raising the hands. It was narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) spoke of a man who raised his hands to the sky and said, “O Lord, O Lord,” whilst his food was haraam, his drink was haraam, his clothing was haraam, he had been nourished with haraam, so how could his du’aa’ be answered?

And the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Allaah feels shy to let His slave raise his hands to Him and bring them back empty.” — and other ahaadeeth.

With regard to raising the hands after a naafil prayer, if that is not a du’aa’ that is regularly offered, such as when a man is faced with some emergency, and he calls upon Allaah at that moment, there is nothing wrong with that. But if he regularly makes du’aa’ and raises his hands after praying an obligatory prayer, there is no clear daleel to support doing so.

Prophetic Traditions on Hatin’ and Trollin’


By: Suhaib Webb

“A true Muslim is a person who others are safe from his speech and hands.”

“A Muslim does not hate another Muslim.”

“Avoid hatin’ because it devours good deeds like fire devours wood.”

“It is enough of an evil to hate another Muslim in your heart.”

I heard one of my teachers say,
“When someone reads the last verse of the 113th chapter of the Qur’an, he is not only seeking refuge in Allah from haters, but asking to protect others from his hating as well; and to protect him from his own hatin’ because it will inflict considerable damage on his Hereafter. “

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How to do wudu (for Muslims) (Video)

info-pictogram1 The Qur’an says “For Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean.” In regards to Muslims being required to be clean when handling and reading the Qur’an, the Qur’an says “Which none shall touch but those who are clean.”The Islamic prophet Muhammad said that “Cleanliness is half of faith”.

Traits of Al Mustafa (pbuh): his blessed hands



By: Dr. Mostafa al-Badawi

The impulse for writing this article came from a conversation with a colleague who told me that while sitting with other colleagues, he had heard one of them repeat the statement that the Prophet, may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, was an ordinary human being like the rest of us, except that Allah had given him the Qur’ân. My friend knew very well that this kind of statement had been deliberately circulated among Muslims to detach them from their Prophet, thus cutting them off from the mercy of Allah that descends upon them through their love for him and close adherence to his teachings. This is part of an overall plan to destroy Islam from within, a plan that, we regret to say, is carried out by ignorant Muslims, misled by crude suggestions of the Devil that to love the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) and revere him is to worship him beside Allah. My friend told me he became quite angry and challenged our colleagues to take anything of the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) at random and compare it with themselves. He found himself saying, “Take his hand for instance!” Then he started discoursing about the special distinctions of the Prophet’s hand, talking for about twenty minutes, all the time aware that he had never spoken like that before. His colleagues listened silently, then when he was finished, begged him to carry on. These were educated people who already had much of this knowledge in their minds, but who had been too busy with worldly things to assemble and envisage their knowledge from that angle before, or to make the necessary effort in understanding how and why they had previously been misinformed.

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Doctor’s Orders: For Better Health, Put Your Hands in the Dirt


By: Sarah McColl

Eat more fruits and vegetables,” says every doctor everywhere—the kind of vague advice easily forgotten when passing apples on the way to the end-of-season ice cream sandwiches on sale at the store. So a clinic in Virginia has decided to get specific. Health care providers tear a page from a prescription pad, then walk with their patients out the back door and into what they say is the best kind of produce aisle and pharmacy: the garden row.

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Stop waiting for someone else to make the first move, destiny is in your hands if you act wisely.

gb copy Stop waiting for someone else to make the first move, destiny is in your hands if you act wisely.
es copy Deja de esperar a que alguien más para hacer el primer movimiento, el destino está en sus manos si se actúa con prudencia.
nl copy Stop met wachten op iemand anders om de eerste stap te zetten, het lot ligt in jouw handen als je verstandig te handelen.
fr copy Arrêtez d’attendre que quelqu’un d’autre fasse le premier pas, le destin est entre vos mains si vous agissez avec sagesse.
de copy Stoppen Sie warten, dass jemand anderes den ersten Schritt zu machen, ist das Schicksal in Ihre Hände, wenn Sie klug zu handeln.
CN67867 Tíngzhǐ děngdài biérén lái mài chū dì yī bù, mìngyùn zhǎngwò zài nǐ de shǒuzhōng, rúguǒ nǐ cǎiqǔ míngzhì de xíngdòng.
Sweden Sluta vänta på att någon annan ska ta första steget, är öde i dina händer om du agerar klokt.
rus7897 Khvatit zhdat’ kogo-to yeshche, chtoby sdelat’ pervyy shag , sud’ba nakhoditsya v vashikh rukakh, yesli vy budete deystvovat’ s umom.
4523turkey Eğer akıllıca hareket halinde ilk hamleyi yapmak için bir başkası bekliyor durdurmak, kader senin elinde.
images Smettere di aspettare che qualcun altro a fare la prima mossa, il destino è nelle tue mani se si agisce con saggezza.
indonesiaID Berhenti menunggu orang lain untuk melakukan langkah pertama, takdir ada di tangan Anda jika Anda bertindak dengan bijaksana.

Try to be as independent as possible, even if you have people who could do things for you. Try to use your own hands.

gb copy Try to be as independent as possible, even if you have people who could do things for you. Try to use your own hands.
es copy Trate de ser lo más independiente posible, incluso si usted tiene gente que podía hacer las cosas para usted. Trate de usar sus propias manos.
nl copy Probeer om zo onafhankelijk mogelijk te zijn, ook al heb je mensen die dingen kunnen doen voor u. Probeer je eigen handen te gebruiken.
fr copy Essayez d’être aussi indépendante que possible, même si vous avez des gens qui pourraient faire des choses pour vous. Essayez d’utiliser vos propres mains.
de copy Versuchen Sie, so unabhängig wie möglich zu sein, auch wenn man Menschen, die etwas für Sie tun könnten. Versuchen Sie, Ihre eigenen Hände zu benutzen.
CN67867 Chángshì jiāng jǐn kěnéng dúlì, jíshǐ nǐ yǒurén shuí kěyǐ zuò de shìqíng gěi nǐ. Chángshì yòng nǐ zìjǐ de shǒuzhōng.
Sweden Försök att vara så oberoende som möjligt, även om du har folk som kan göra saker för dig. Försök att använda dina egna händer.
rus7897 Postaraytes’ byt’ kak mozhno boleye nezavisimymi , dazhe yesli u vas yest’ lyudi , kotoryye mogli by sdelat’ chto-to dlya vas. Poprobuyte ispol’zovat’ svoi sobstvennyye ruki.
4523turkey Sizin için bir şeyler yapabileceği kişi olsa bile, mümkün olduğu kadar bağımsız olmaya çalışın. Kendi ellerini kullanmaya çalışın.
images Cercate di essere il più indipendente possibile, anche se ci sono persone che potrebbero fare le cose per voi. Cercate di usare le proprie mani.
indonesiaID Cobalah untuk menjadi sebagai independen mungkin, bahkan jika Anda memiliki orang yang bisa melakukan hal-hal untuk Anda. Cobalah untuk menggunakan tangan Anda sendiri.