Thursday, October 19, 2006

The last Friday of the month of Ramadan

Well the month of Ramadan is almost over and Eid is approaching so I thought I would share something for the last Friday of this month.

Hazrat Amir-ul-Mo'mineeen (A.S.) said that any person who has
accumulated a lot of qazaa namaaz (missed a lot of salaats) and does
not have the strength to offer them should offer Namaaz-e-Qazaa-e-Umr.

This namaaz is the kaffara to cover 700 years of qazaa namaaz. One
person asked Wali-Ullah "but the people of the ummat of Nabi live
only 70-100 years at the most?" Hazrat Ali (A.S.) replied that the
namaaz-e-kaffara covers your whole life's qazaa namaaz, your
parents, your grand parents, your great grand parents and others
going back up to 700 years qazaa namaaz.

When to pray:

On the last Friday of the month of Ramadhan before sunset.

How to pray:

It's a 4 rakaat namaaz with one salaam. In every rakaat recite
sura-e-fateha (Alhamd) once; followed by Sura-e-Ahad (Qulahwallah)
25 times; followed by Ayatul-kursi once and followed by Sura-e-Kauthar
15 times.

1 comment:

  1. this has been challenged in a book called "The Prophet's Prayer From The beginning To The End As Though You See it"

    (http://www.islamic-knowledge.com/Books_Articles/Salaah__Prophets_Prayer_Described__brief__Sh_Al_Albanee.pdf )

    the relevant text is:

    One of these false, fabricated ahaadeeth which are found in some of the best books is: "He who offers the compulsory prayers on the last Friday of Ramadaan, that will make up for every prayer he missed during his life up to the age of seventy years" ! Lucknowi (rahimahullaah) says in Al-Aathaar al-Marfoo'ah fil-Akhbaar al-Mawdoo'ah (p. 315), after giving this hadeeth, "'Ali al-Qaari says in his al-Mawdoo'aat as- Sughraa and al-Kubraa: this is totally false, for it contradicts the ijmaa' (consensus of opinion) that one act of worship cannot make up for those missed over years. Hence, there is no point in quoting the author of an-Nihaayah nor the rest of the commentators on al-Hidaayah, for they are not scholars of Hadeeth, nor did they reference this hadeeth to any of the collectors of Hadeeth."

    (http://www.qss.org/articles/salah/footnotes/01_fn.html)

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