A Summary of Islamic Fiqh – The Book of the Prayer – Lesson 23 (11/02/17)
Chapter: Dhikr following the Prayer & the Optional prayers
- Dhikr is specified as a time for remembrance after the Prayer
- Dhikr is also made after other acts of worship such as Fasting and Hajj
- Dhikr helps a person realise that worship does NOT end just because the act of worship itself has ended, but that it is continuous
- What is the Sunnah way of doing dhikr after the prayer?
- Is it permissible to perform dhikr in congregation?
- What are some of the most important dhikr to make after Salaah?
- What order is preferred for the dhikr to be made in?
The Optional prayers:
- The Prophet used to pray them regularly
- There are two types of optional prayer
- Optional prayers that are restricted in their timing
- Optional prayers that are open in their timing
- The most emphasised are:
- The Witr prayer then
- The Tarawih prayer Then
- The Rain Prayer Then
- The Eclipse prayer
The Witr prayer:
- This is the most important and emphasised voluntary prayer
- Some scholars say it is obligatory
- What is the proof for this?
- The statement of Imam Ahmad regarding the one who does not pray witr
- How is the witr performed?
- What is the time for Witr?
- How many rak’ahs should it be?
- What is the minimum number of rak’ahs for Witr?
- What should you do if you missed the Witr prayer?
Homework: When you finish the prayer – do you keep the finger raised while you say salaam or do you put it down? What is the evidence?
Next Lesson: The Taraweeh Prayer
The full series is available on: www.learnaboutislam.co.uk/fiqh
Recorded at Alhuda Bolton on 11/02/17 and streamed live on www.SunnahRadio.Net