Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Tahaarah (purity)

As Salaamu Alaykum,

As mentioned before, Insha-Allah the next series of posts will be dedicated on Tahaarah (cleanliness) and Salaah (Prayers). As this is going to be a detailed series, there will be other posts in between, including the Ramadhan posts.

Insha–Allah, I will attempt to cover the topics related to Tahaarah in detail whilst also mentioning a few related questions and answers on the topics, all followed by a summary for those people who are beginners in acquiring knowledge.

Tahaarah plays an essential part in every Muslim's life and therefore it has been classed by many Ulamaa (scholars) as mandatory. Allah proclaims in the Qur'an that the people who are beloved to him are those who observe purity:

"...Allah loves those who observe purity"

[Surah al-Taubah - Verse:108]

The importance of Salaah is well known by all and it is the first deed that a believer will be reckoned for on the Day of Judgement, yet this great deed of Salaah is not complete without the act of purification. It is related on the authority of Hadhrat Ali Radhi Allahu Anhu that our beloved Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said:

"The key to Prayer is Tahaarah (purification)"

[Sunan at-Tirmidhi]


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