Articles by Maalim Yusuf Kermalli


·         It is recommended that while standing, a person stands upright, lowers his shoulders, places his hands on his thighs, closes his fingers together, looks at the place of sajdah, places the weight of his body equally on both feet, stands humbly and submissively, and keeps both his feet in line. Furthermore, it is recommended for men to spread their feet between the measure of three open fingers and one hand span and for women to keep their feet together.

·         When saying takbirat al-ihram in an obligatory prayer, the body must be still; if one intentionally says takbirat al-ihram while his body is moving, it is invalid.

·         When saying takbirat al-ihram of the prayer and the takbirs during the prayer, it is recommended for one to raise his hands up to his ears.

·         While one is engaged in saying obligatory dhikr in prayers, his body must be still, and, based on obligatory precaution, [the same applies] while he is engaged in saying recommended dhikr in prayers as well. If a person wants to move a little forward or backward or to move his body a little to the right or left, he must not say any dhikr [at the moment of moving].

·         A person must only perform prayers in humility to the Lord of the worlds; therefore, if he performs prayers ostentatiously – i.e. to show off to people – his prayer is invalid, irrespective of whether he does so solely for people, or partly for both Allah and partly for people.

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وآلِ مُحَمَّدٍ وعَجِّلْ فَرَجَهُمْ

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Paper No. 2 – Forgiveness

Paper No. 2 – Lapsed (qadā’) prayers

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SIJNY – Lapsed (qadā’) prayers

Contributed by Maalim Yusuf Kermalli