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A settler tosses wine at a Palestinian woman on Shuhada Street in Hebron. The approach of some settlers towards neighboring Palestinians, especially around Nablus in the north and Hebron in the south, has often been one of contempt and violence.

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Wallahi, if that happened to me, I’d beat the crap out of that guy. As you can see the Palestinian woman continues to walk by without reacting. This is the ultimate jihad (struggle) and sabr (patience). May Allah reward her and grant her the highest jannah. Ameen!

May Allah make it easy for the oppressed and protect them.


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    1. Michel September 18th, 2009 at 3:51 am

      @ Frank;

      You said; “If you can’t recite these prayers in Arabic your prayers are invalid, same if you don’t face toward mecca, or don’t preform the ritual cleansing.”

      Where is the evidence to that? Where does it state that one who does not recite the prayers in Arabic, the prayer is invalid?

    2. Hamsawi September 18th, 2009 at 12:22 pm

      @ all of you talking crap about Hamas:

      How dare you criticize Hamas. Hamas has done more in their history for the Palestinian resistance movement and jihad than any other group or government or whoever.

      Who the hell are you to sit here and say they stop the mujahideen when they got shuhadaa like Sheikh Ahmad Yassin and Dr. Abdel Aziz al Rantissi and Nizar Rayyan and many, many more who’s blood is a testament to their commitment to JIHAD and AL AQSA. So watch ur mouth cuz for Palestinians THOSE are our MUJAHIDEEN.

      U punks never even been there, never even seen it but u got the nerve to talk about Hamas, who’s number of Shuhadaa is innumerable? Cuz YOU are the cowards, the ones that talk crap.

    3. Hamsawi September 18th, 2009 at 12:34 pm

      @ Maverick

      What a stupid comment you made. Of course Palestine is more important than Iraq, Afghanistan, or Kashmir. Yes, they are all important and all require jihad to cleanse the occupation of the kuffar. But Palestine is the home of Masjid al Aqsa, the first qibla and one of the only 3 masajid where your prayers are multiplied; it is the number 3 holiest site on Earth and is occupied. That is why jihad for all 3 is important, but for Palestine is the MOST important.

    4. Hamsawi September 18th, 2009 at 12:56 pm

      And in regards to all the Palestinian groups like Islamic Jihad, Fatah, PFLP, DFLP, etc. Fatah back in the day had many shuhadaa while fighting the Jews and actually was much more religious, but they been traitors and Murtaddeen ever since Oslo. Many other groups like Islamic Jihad, PFLP and DFLP and others also had many shuhadaa and contributed and still contribute to the jihad against the Jews.

      Some of these groups may not have had the right Islamic ideology behind them, like Hamas or Islamic Jihad does, but before any of you internet mujahideen talk crap about them know this:

      They’ve done more for the sake of Palestine, Al Quds, Masjid al Aqsa, and any jihad anywhere in the world than any of you internet mujahideen have. So shut the **** up and have some respect.

    5. miloservic September 18th, 2009 at 1:10 pm

      @ Hamsawi

      calm down plz, some people just can not feel how heavy the suppression is as you do.

      here is the UN report about Israeli war crimes in the Gaza war around the beginning of 2009:

      http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/specialsession/9/docs/UNFFMGC_Report.pdf

      and also, please read: Gaza’s Ground Zero: the police massacre
      >>> http://mondoweiss.net/2009/09/goldstone-went-to-gazas-ground-zero-the-police-massacre.html

    6. Rana September 18th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

      I’m really loopy today, but this wine looks like a feather. 😡

    7. Maverick September 18th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

      @Hamsawi: Calm down and stop raving like a madman. I asked for explicit precedent to be shown, and I acknowledged the sentimental value of al-Aqsa. If you can show me any scholar of any era clearly saying that Palestine takes precedence because of XYZ reasons, great – I’ll accept it. but please don’t try substituting your emotions in lieu of such evidence, thanks.

      @al-suyuufi: I’ve read Shk. Azzam’s works. I did not find him saying palestine was a priority above so-and-so other lands. In fact he clearly stated that he left the jihad in Palestine [during his time] because he found that the vast majority of fighters were in it for nationalistic reasons as opposed to being in it sincerely for the sake of Allah.

      But like I said, I’m just a layman. If you are in posession of any treatise written by him or other shyoukh, that clearly spell out how to stack and prioritize which lands over which, then please share it with us.

      Usually I’ve found that people are just rambling mostly on emotion and not much else. That’s why you get people like “Hamsawi” who’s persuasive skills are so lacking tat they have to resort to swearing. Wow. Real impressive.

    8. Hamsawi September 18th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

      @al suyyufi:

      1. Actually, Hamas today still is the same. They never agreed to compromise with 1967 borders or ever give up a claim to ALL of Palestine and Jerusalem. They always said it would be a temporary truce, or hudna, and this is done for strategic purposes. Obviously we saw what happened when they took control of the Palestinian government and were immediately turned on and isolated by Fatah, the murtad governments of the Middle East and Muslim world, and the rest of the world.

      Right now they are trying to survive and allow the people of Gaza to survive while trying to maintain the resistance. That’s why it’s disgusting that people disrespect them with all the hardship they’ve had to face while still continuing to fight the Jews. So don’t talk crap when they’re the only ones still fighting the Jews, without them there is no jihad in Palestine.

      2. Islamic Jihad does get funding from Shia governments, but so what. They still are Sunni, their followers are Sunni, and there’s no such thing as a Palestinian Shia. I’m Palestinian and have never in my life seen or heard of a single Palestinian Shia person. The government of Iran is the only ones who give them any funding, and so they take it, cuz the rest of the Arab governments like Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the Gulf, care more about America and Washington than they do Al Quds. And Hezbollah is Shia too, but I respect and admire Hassan Nasrallah for what he stands for and has done more than any Arab or Muslim leader on Earth.

    9. Hamsawi September 18th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

      *by leader I mean any King or president of any Muslim country, not leader in general

    10. Zookeeper September 18th, 2009 at 7:53 pm
    11. Zookeeper September 18th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    12. Maverick September 18th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

      @ suyuufi – are you taking that quote from Shk. Azzam’s to be equally applicable today? (since there doesn’t seem to be any difference between the issue of Afghanistan then and now, the USSR has simply been replaced with the USA)

      @ Hamsawi: Do you really think Iran gives money to Palestinian resistance movements because they care about al-Aqsa?

    13. Hamsawi September 18th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

      Here’s a quote about how Hamas regards a return to 1967 borders straight from Khaled Meshaal in 2009:

      Hamas seeks the establishment of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza based on their borders before the Six Day War, the group’s political leader Khaled Meshal told The New York Times in an interview published Tuesday.
      The Damascus-based official added, however, that his Islamist militant organization would only agree to a “long-term truce” that would be valid for 10 years.

      Even Sheikh Ahmad Yassin offered a 20 year long truce for return to 1967 borders, but these were always conditional and temporary.

      In addition, what Hamas says internally in Palestine and to western media is different. Many times, they are trying to twist the truth of their intentions or lie about their true intentions to American and Jewish media, because they are in war and lying is a strategic tool to hide your real motivation.

      Your point about the elections is valid, however especially since those elections were set up by the traitorous agreement of Oslo. However, Hamas has stated that they were finally motivated into participating in the election because they could not allow Fatah to continue controlling the government all the time and stealing the money of the Palestinians and giving more and more concessions to the Jews. This is why they joined, and also they saw it strategically as a way to force the world to give them legitimacy and thus strengthen them because they were elected. They also did not actually expect to win the election, it was a surprise because of how much the Palestinians hated the umalaa’ Fatah and still do. However, we can see that the fact they won the elections gave them no legitimacy to America and Israel, always talking about democracy, because they are hypocrites and this is not the first time they did this. So overall I agree that entering the elections was a mistake.

    14. Hamsawi September 18th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

      And you are right, we both want the same thing inshallah and know that it will happen in the end, Allah has promised us that. It is the responsibility of the ummah to maintain the jihad against the Jews until that day comes, however.

    15. Hamsawi September 18th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

      In terms of funding, money is money. I haven’t heard about Russians giving money to Hamas, but if that is true, i don’t see how that detracts from your support of the Chechen mujahideen. If Russia, or Venezuela, or Syria, or Iran has some interests which happen to be against Israel or America and want to give you money, why not take it that doesn’t mean you’re now loyal to them. Sheikh Abdullah Azzam and ibn Laden took money, arms, and training from the US in the 1970s because they had similar interests in wanting to defeat the USSR, this does not make them now have the same ideology. If Islamic Jihad destroys Israel, Iran does not become the ruler of Palestine somehow because Palestinians are not Shia and will not let that happen. When the Sunni Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain start giving some of their oil money to Palestinian mujahideen they could stop taking money from elsewhere, but right now they have to because there is no other money for them. Where can they go? Although I do believe that Iran is different from the other countries in that although they are Shia, they are the most sincere in their desire to free Palestine and Al Quds and destroy Israel, much more than any Arab government.

    16. Frank September 19th, 2009 at 12:10 am

      @Maverick once again you show yourself as being unethicla and pompous, typical of British Rand Corp Muslim. A Muslims has to pray Surah Al Fatiha in Arabic during the obligatory prayers. You tried to move the goal post by using the exscuse of praying behind a prayer leader, but it is not obligatory to pray behind a prayer leader or at a mosque. You’re a kafir buddy ! Michel here is my proof, right in your face, if you don’t pray Surah Al Fatiha in proper Arabic your prayers as a Muslim are invalid!!

      Question

      In Congregational prayer (Salah) while the Imam is reciting Fatiha, the followers should recite it at the same time or after he finishes it and say Amen?

      Fatwa

      All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad , is His slave and Messenger.

      Reciting Al-Faatihah (Quran chapter 1) is one of the pillars of the prayer and it must be recited in every Rak’ah. The Prophet said: “The prayer of a person is invalid if he does not recite Al-Faatihah.” [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]

      Al-Faatihah must be recited [it is a Waajib] by the Imaam and the person who prays individually alike, as well as by the people led in prayer according to the preponderant opinion of the scholars because of the previous Prophetic narration.

      Besides, the Prophet said: “Perhaps you are reciting the Quran behind your Imaam. They replied ‘yes’. He said: “Do not do so, except Al-Faatihah because whoever does not recite it, his prayer is void.” [Abu Daawood]

      The people led in prayer should recite it when the Imaam observes a short period of silence after uttering Aameen. This short pause is desirable so that the people led in prayer could recite it, and even if the Imaam does not observe a pause, they should recite it.

      Abu Salamah ibn ‘Abdur-Rahmaan said: “The Imaam observes two pauses: first when he starts the prayer, and secondly, when he finishes Al-Faatihah, so you should exploit this opportunity for reciting it.”

      Allaah Knows best.

      http://www.islamweb.net/ver2/Fatwa/ShowFatwa.php?lang=E&Id=81333&Option=FatwaId

    17. Maverick September 19th, 2009 at 12:23 am

      You mindlessly copy and pasted that big long drivel just to show that reciting al-Fatihah in solitary prayer is waajib? oh wow. that’s what I said several posts ago. Do you even read what I’m telling you?

      Try to learn the distinction between fard and waajib, and what the arkaan of salah are. And while you’re at it, you’ll find that its a majority opinion that al-Fatiha doesn’t need to be recited while praying in Jam’aah behind an imam.

      Until then, you just simply don’t know what you’re talking about.

    18. Frank September 19th, 2009 at 1:09 am

      Looks like your calling your own prophet a bull shitter then. He said a pray is invadlid if you don’t recite it. It is not compulsory to pray behind an imam, so your point isn’t worth a shekel. So your right and the prophet is wrong??

    19. Maverick September 19th, 2009 at 1:24 am

      No, you’re the one who’s wrong, plain and simple. You’re not a mufassir or a muhaddith, hell, you’re not even a Muslim so its unreasonable to expect you to know the various nuanced rulings on these subjects being discussed.

      Watching you trying to talk on this subject is like watching a little kid talking about a B2B-level subject he knows nothing about, just to impress someone.

    20. tiernobokar September 19th, 2009 at 5:34 am

      this image is horrible, but what are you guyz waiting to be offended by muslims persecuting people for their religion in malaysia, sudan or pakistan in the name of islam?
      and I am not even talking of arab muslims persecuting others muslims just because of their race(yeah arab racists muslims who are racists towards black people for more than 1400 years you heard me)
      always mourning about what people do to muslilms while ignoring what muslims do to others is just a hypocrite behavior.
      let’s clean our own house first

    21. MR September 19th, 2009 at 5:42 am

      Everyone discussing validity of Salah – Can you please take these random discussions away to some other site. Validity of prayer has nothing to do with my post. There are plenty of Muslim forums and discussion boards where you can discuss this.

      Frank – It’s pretty sad you are attacking Islam because of al-Fatiha. Many major religions have a language to learn such as Judaism, or Hinduism. There are some basic prayers that must be learned in the original language in order to pray. It’s fairly basic in Islam which is to learn Qur’anic Arabic so you can perform the obligatory prayers. If one doesn’t know it they should be learning it. Until they learn it they can recite what they know. No one really makes a big deal about this. I am not sure why you are so angry that we have to pray in Arabic and learn al-Fatiha. Jewish people have to learn Hebrew in order to pray.

      You probably may ask why learn Arabic? Well that was what the Qur’an was revealed it. In order to preserve the religion, Arabic is a must. You say Arabs have an advantage over non-Arabs. That may be true, but so do Africans and Asians (South Asia and South-East Asia). Languages like Swahili, Somali, Ethiopian, North African languages, West African languages, Farsi, Pashtu, Urdu, Hindi, Indonesian, Malay and many others have 1,000+ words that are similar or exactly the same as in Arabic. Also in the Muslim world, almost every child learns Arabic at a very young age no matter where they live. I learned it when I was small and I only speak English. So there is no real advantage an Arab has over a non-Arab except they can pronounce their ‘ayns better and they don’t say z for dh like desis, hahahaha, but all praise is for Allah who has made it really easy to learn. Half my family is Arab and they have to learn al-Fatiha the same way non-Arabs do and they take the same amount of time, so again here there is no real advantage.

      Hope that clarifies that inshaAllah. Since you were Muslim and left Islam, you may already know the Islamic terms I used, but if you don’t some of them, then please let me know so I can translate them into English. JazakAllah khair.

      Ma’salaama

      If you really dislike Islam and Muslims this much, why are you even on this site? Maybe your time on other places would prove more useful.

    22. MR September 19th, 2009 at 5:54 am

      @tiernobokar – Again you are ranting off to another unrelated post. Have you read my other posts about what Muslims should do? This post is more relevant to your rant.

    23. Frank September 19th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

      @al-suyuufi I care because I don’t like when a person is acting unethical intentionallyl, so I wont put up with people acting that way when dealing with me. Maverick knew he was wrong, but he is too stubborn and ashamed to admit it.

      @MR, I really don’t even know what your talking about with your predictable “your attacking Islam” rhetoric. I made a statement that you have to pray in Arabic to the Islamic god for your prayers to be valid, and that is true……

    24. Maverick September 19th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

      Frank, please. You’re just persisting because you kept getting served.

      You implied with your original derisive remark about people who couldn’t recite al-Fatiha properly even after “years” of being Muslim that they weren’t real Muslims, and I pointed out to you repeatedly that nowhere in Islam does it say that proper recitation of al-Fatiha is necessary for one’s eeman.

      After I pointed out that reciting al-Fatiha is not one of the arkaan of salaah, and that it’s only waajib, you became real flustered and started pulling up stuff from the wrong sources in an effort to save face.

      You don;t have to put up with me always schooling you. Because you could always just be quiet and quit talking about stuff you don’t know anything about.

    25. Michel September 19th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

      @ Frank;

      The proof you brought forth is about having to recite Al-Fatihah in prayer.

      That was not my question to you. I asked about reciting in ARABIC. I will repeat my previous post;

      – You said; “If you can’t recite these prayers in Arabic your prayers are invalid, same if you don’t face toward mecca, or don’t preform the ritual cleansing.”

      Where is the evidence to that? Where does it state that one who does not recite the prayers in Arabic, the prayer is invalid? –

      You haven’t shown me any evidence yet. Please do so. 😉

    26. Frank September 19th, 2009 at 2:06 pm

      The owner of this blog asked us to stop discussing what we are discussing. I will respect his demand, after i make one last point.I was right, your prophet said if you don’t recite surah al fatiha a prayer is invalid. If you don’t pray in Islam you’re not a Muslim, as the prayer is the second pillar and seperates a muslim from a non muslim, the idea behind Islam is prayer-worship. Your argument is the prophet of Islam is a liar when it comes to this ruling on prayer. If that is true why should we believe anything he said? Your argument defeats the purpose of Islam being a divine religion, because as you say the prophet lied about something as important as prayer. I think your stance here would make you a kafir, as you’re trying to change the religion. Once again I will ask, is your prophet a liar????

      BTW looking at the picture again, it looks like it is fake. The Palestinians do have a history of doctoring pictures and lying.

    27. Maverick September 19th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

      blah blah blah

      move along, kiddo.

      NEXT!

    28. Frank September 19th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

      @Michel I find your acting stupid to be childish. You can google “prayers must be said in Arabic” yourself, but you want to act like a little kid. When a person first converts to Islam and don’t know the Arabic prayers yet they are told to say “Allahu Akbar” instead of God is great, or the equivalent in their language. I don’t if you people were raised to be bad people, but you do a good job of it now…..

      So here ya go, from the top Sunni school in the world Al Azhar in Egypt!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      Moreover, Sheikh `Abdul-Majeed Subh, a prominent Al-Azhar scholar, adds:

      Reciting the Qur’an in Prayer in any language other than its original language renders the Prayer invalid. Translations of the Qur’an cannot be called Qur’an and thus the Qur’an cannot be substituted by translations no matter how accurate they are.

      However, imams can overcome the problem by delivering a lesson after or before the Prayer explaining the meanings of the verses that have been recited. This is because translations of the Qur’an are not Qur’an; rather they are exegeses for some apparent meanings of the Qur’an.

      According to my personal experience, reciting the Qur’an affects the hearts of non-Arabic-speaking Muslims and non-Muslims, and I know many who after listening to Qur’an embraced Islam after being affected by its recitation and guidance.

      So, those imams should recite the Qur’an in Arabic and be assured that their recitation will affect the second and third generations as well as other generations.

      http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?pagename=IslamOnline-English-Ask_Scholar/FatwaE/FatwaE&cid=1129443823472

    29. Michel September 19th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

      @ Frank;

      Lol. :)

      Source from – http://islamqa.com/en/ref/5410

      A new Muslim finding it difficult to recite al-Faatihah:

      “I am a native English speaker trying to learn Arabic, In Sha’ Allah. When I Alhamdu lillah embraced Islam, I memorized Surah Al-Fatihah from a transliteration of the Arabic. This fall I began to study more about salah (prayer) and in a book of fiqh I read that if a person omits or mispronounces 1 letter or vowel of Al-Fatihah in salah, his recitation is invalid. When I read this I became so worried, because although I am studying Arabic, there are some Arabic letters I still cannot pronounce at all, and some I cannot pronounce well. I started to listen to a taped recitation of Al-Fatihah and I love to hear it recited, but I feel discouraged because my recitation is so poor compared to the Qari’s. Since I read that ruling, I have become so nervous in my recitation of Al-Fatihah in salah that instead of focusing on the meaning, I think about how poor my pronunciation is. When I hear myself mispronouncing letters, I go back over the ayat, trying to correctly pronounce them again. But what happens is that I either make the same mistakes again or make new ones! Often I end up reciting Al-Fatihah more than once or a certain ayah more than once because I feel so worried that my prayers are not being accepted because I can’t pronounce some of the letters. I have become so nervous that sometimes I even mispronounce letters I usually can pronounce during my recitation. What should I do? May Allah reward you for any help you can give me.”

      Praise be to Allaah.

      1 – Reciting Soorat al-Faatihah is a pillar or essential part of prayer – according to the correct scholarly view – and it is obligatory upon the imam who leads the prayer, the one who prays behind an imam and the one who prays on his own.

      It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever offers a prayer in which he does not recite Umm al-Kitaab (i.e., al-Faatihah), it is defective” – and he said it three times. It was said to Abu Hurayrah, (What if) we are behind the imam? He said, Recite it to yourself, for I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say, “Allah said: I have divided prayer between Myself and My slave into two halves, and My slave shall have what he has asked for. When the slave says: Al-hamdu lillahi rabbi l-alamin (All the praises and thanks be to Allaah, the Lord of the ‘Aalameen (mankind, jinn and all that exists), Allah says: My slave has praised Me.

      And when he says: Ar-Rahmaan ir-Raheem (The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful), Allah (mighty and sublime be He) says: My slave has extolled Me

      and when he says: Maaliki yawm id-deen (The Only Owner (and the Only Ruling Judge) of the Day of Recompense (i.e. the Day of Resurrection)), Allah says: My slave has glorified Me – and on one occasion He said: My slave has submitted to My power.

      And when he says: Iyyaaka na’budu wa iyyaaka nasta’een (You (Alone) we worship, and You (Alone) we ask for help (for each and everything)), He says: This is between Me and My slave, and My slave shall have what he is asking for.

      And when he says: Ihdina’s-siraata’l- mustaqeem, siraat alladheena an’amta alayhim ghayril-maghdoobi alayhim wa la’ d-daalleen (Guide us to the Straight Way. The way of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace, not (the way) of those who earned Your Anger, nor of those who went astray), He says: This is for My slave, and My slave shall have what he has asked for.”

      (Narrated by Muslim)

      So the worshipper must recite it properly in Arabic, because we are commanded to read and recite the Qur’aan as it was revealed.

      2 – Whoever is unable to pronounce it properly because of some defect in his tongue or because he is not an Arabic-speaker must learn to correct his pronunciation as much as he can.

      If he cannot, then he is relieved of this obligation, because Allaah does not burden people with more than they are able to bear.

      Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

      “Allaah burdens not a person beyond his scope”

      [al-Baqarah 2:286]

      3 – If a person is unable to recite al-Faatihah at all or is unable to learn it, or he has just become Muslim and the time for prayer has come and there is not enough time for him to learn it, then he is given a way out in the following hadeeth:

      It was narrated that ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Abi Awfa said: A man came to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and said: “O Messenger of Allaah, teach me something of the Qur’aan that will suffice me, for I cannot read.” He said, “Say: Subhaan-Allaah wa’l-hamdu Lillaah wa laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wa Allaahu akbar wa laa hawla wa la quwwata illa Billaah (Glory be to Allaah, praise be to Allaah, there is no god except Allaah and Allaah is Most great, there is no god except Allaah and there is no power and no strength except with Allaah).” The man made a grabbing gesture with his hand (indicating that he had learned a lot) and said, “This is for my Lord, what is there for me?” He said, “Say: Allaahumma ighfir li warhamni wahdini warzuqni wa ‘aafini (O Allaah, forgive me, have mercy on me, guide me, and grant me provision and good health).” He made another grabbing gesture with his other hand and stood up.

      (Narrated by al-Nasaa’i, 924; Abu Dawood, 832. Its isnaad was classed as jayyid by al-Mundhiri in al-Targheeb wa’l-Tarheeb, 2/430. al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar indicated that it is hasan in al-Talkhees al-Habeer, 1/236)

      Ibn Qudaamah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

      If a person does not know any Qur’aan, and he cannot learn it before the time for prayer is over, then he must say Subhaan-Allaah wa’l-hamdu Lillaah wa laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wa Allaahu akbar wa laa hawla wa la quwwata illa Billaah (Glory be to Allaah, praise be to Allaah, there is no god except Allaah, Allaah is Most great and there is no power and no strength except with Allaah), because Abu Dawood narrated that a man came to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and said, “I am not able to learn anything of the Qur’aan, so teach me something that will suffice me.” He said, “Say, Subhaan-Allaah wa’l-hamdu Lillaah wa laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wa Allaahu akbar wa laa hawla wa la quwwata illa Billaah.” The man said, “This is for my Lord, what is there for me?” He said, “Say: Allaahumma ighfir li warhamni warzuqni wahdini wa ‘aafini (O Allaah, forgive me, have mercy on me, grant me provision, guide me, and give me good health).” But he does not have to do more than say the first five phrases, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) only said that, and he only told him more when he asked for more.

      (end of Ibn Qudaamah’s words)

      But if a person is able to recite part of al-Faatihah only, he should recite that which he is able to recite. And he has to repeat what he can recite well (i.e., so that the total number of what he recites will be seven verses, equivalent to the number of verses in al-Faatihah).

      Ibn Qudaamah said:

      It may be sufficient for him to say alhamdu-Lillaah (praise be to Allaah), laa ilaaha ill-Allaah (there is no god but Allaah) and Allaahu akbar (Allaah is most great), because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whatever you know of Qur’aan, recite it, otherwise praise Allaah, proclaim His Oneness and magnify Him.” (Narrated by Abu Dawood)

      (al-Mughni, 1/289, 290)

      What you have read about the prayer being invalid if the worshipper mispronounces a single letter of al-Faatihah cannot be taken as general in meaning. Not every mistake in al-Faatihah invalidates the prayer; rather it cannot be invalidated unless something is omitted from al-Faatihah, or the pronunciation is changed in a way that distorts the meaning. Moreover, this ruling on the prayer becoming invalid applies to those who are able to recite al-Faatihah correctly or who are able to learn it but do not.

      As for those who are unable to do so, they should recite it as best as they can, and that does not affect them, because Allaah does not burden a soul beyond its scope. One of the basic principles established by the scholars is that nothing is obligatory when a person is unable to do it. See al-Mughni, 2/154.

      In this case a person should recite al-Faatihah as best as he is able, and then glorify Allaah, praise Him, magnify Him and proclaim His Oneness (by saying Subhaan-Allaah wa’l-hamdu Lillaah wa Allaahu akbar wa laa ilaaha ill-Allaah), so that this will make up for whatever he has missed out of al-Faatihah.

      See al-Majmoo’, 3/375.

      Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked:

      Is the prayer of one who mispronounces al-Faatihah valid or not?

      He replied:

      If a person mispronounces al-Faatihah in a way that does not distort the meaning, his prayer is valid, whether he is leading others in prayer or is praying alone.

      But with regard to the kind of mispronunciation that distorts the meaning, if the person knows the meaning, such as if he says ‘Siraat allaadheena an’amtu ‘alayhim [meaning “The way of those on whom I have bestowed my grace”, instead of the correct version an’amta (The way of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace)], and he knows that this verbal form is wrong, then the prayer is not valid. But if he does not know that he is distorting the meaning, and he thinks that this form is second person singular rather than first person, then there is a difference of scholarly opinion on this point. And Allaah knows best.

      Majmoo’ al-Fataawam 22/443

      He was also asked about when a person ends a word with –i that should end in –a when praying (or renders it genitive when it should be accusative).

      He replied:

      If he is aware of what he is doing and he does it deliberately, then his prayer is invalid, because he is playing about in his prayer. But if he is unaware of that, then his prayer is not invalid, according to one of the two scholarly views.

      Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 22/444

      So you must try hard and keep practising it. You can do this by reciting it to another Muslim sister who can recite it well, and by listening to soorahs recited by skilled reciters on tapes or broadcasts.

      There is no need to feel nervous and anxious, because Allaah knows what is in people’s hearts, and He knows who is trying hard and making the effort, and who is lazy and heedless.

      The difficulty that you find in reciting Qur’aan will increase your hasanaat (good deeds) and rewards. It was narrated that ‘Aaishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The one who is skilled in reciting Qur’aan will be with the noble and obedient scribes (i.e., the angels?) and the one who reads the Qur’aan and struggles with it because it is difficult for him will have two rewards.”

      (Narrated by Muslim, 798)

      Al-Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

      The one who struggles with it is the one who is hesitant in his recitation because he is not able to memorize it well. He will have two rewards: the reward for reciting it and the reward for his efforts in reciting it.

      There is no need to repeat verses more than once, because this is not what the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did or taught. Rather that opens the door to waswaas (whispers from the Shaytaan), detracts from the prayer, makes you lose your focus, distracts you from pondering the meaning of the verses and makes the Shaytaan happy, because from that he can find a way to make you suffer so that you will ultimately give up praying. But Allaah is Most Gracious and Most Merciful, and He is more merciful towards us than we are to ourselves, and He does not burden us with more than we can bear .

    30. Michel September 19th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

      @ Frank;

      If a non-Arab convert is not able to recite the Qur’an and other parts of the salat in Arabic immediately after becoming Muslim, then there are differences of opinions in what he should do.According to the opinions of Imam Abu Yusuf (ra) and Imam Muhammad (ra) – two great disciples of Imam Abu Hanifa (ra) – a person can translate them in his language and read them in salat. But he must immediately start learning to be able to make the salat in Arabic.

      Source – http://www.welcome-back.org/question/salat_english.shtml

    31. Anonymundo September 20th, 2009 at 3:48 am

      Truly is disgusting and shameful what is happening to the Palestinians whilst we stand there doing nothing.

      Letting our Bothers and Sisters be abused throughout their lives.

      May Allah (SWT) keep us steadfast on the Deen, and help us. Ameen.

    32. Frank September 20th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

      @Michel, now you can see I was correct all along. If you get to know me, or even read my comments on this site you will see that integrity is the most imporant thing to me in this life. That is why I never lie or show bias. There is a surah in the koran that talks about always being about the truth, even if it is against yourself, that is one thing I’ve taken away from my experience of being a Muslim. I’m the epitome of masculinity, not because I’m tough, but because I keep my emotions in check, and make decisions without bias. This allows me to treat all people and situations with equality and justice.

      Hail Truth!!

      Hail Victory!!

    33. Michel September 20th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

      @ Frank

      What are you talking about that you were right? I showed you there is a difference of opinion, in contrast to what you said. :)

    34. Frank September 21st, 2009 at 12:57 am

      Michel I was right, there is no difference of opinion that matters. If you’re a Muslim prayers are only valid in Arabic, nothing else counts. You’re a stubborn woman to keep going on about it.

    35. Michel September 21st, 2009 at 2:13 am

      @ Frank

      I would rather take the opinions of qualified Scholars who know what they are talking about, then you who doesn’t. And some in fact, did state it is still valid, in a language other than Arabic, for a non-Arab convert who is not able to recite the Qur’an and other parts of the salat in Arabic, although one must immediately start learning to be able to make the prayer in Arabic. So that is the view I’m talking about. :)

    36. Zookeeper September 21st, 2009 at 10:28 am

      What can we do about the slaughter of Muslims in Palestine and around the world?

      Praise be to Allaah.

      1- You have to make du’aa’, and recite du’a’ al-qunoot in your salaah (prayer).

      2- Collect charity and send it through trustworthy channels.

      3- Support the weak and oppressed in all ways, including the media and the internet.

      4- Get scholars, daa’iyahs, khateebs and writers to explain the oppression that is happening and the negligence on the part of the ummah, and to mobilize the ummah to defend the holy places.

      5- Check on one’s own intentions with regard to fighting for the sake of Allaah, and see whether he is applying the hadeeth of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him): “Whoever dies without having fought for the sake of Allaah or having had the intention of doing so, has died following one of the branches of hypocrisy.” (Saheeh Muslim, no. 3533)

      6- Pursuing all the means of building up material and moral strength, in preparation for meeting the enemy (in battle).

      7- Reminding oneself and others of the virtues of martyrdom for the sake of Allaah and studying the rulings on jihad, and not having an attachment to this world.

      8- Doing as much damage as possible to the enemies who are in a state of war with us, by boycotting their products, attacking them verbally and in writing to humiliate and annoy them, and to point out their kufr and shirk, and their insults to Allaah, His Messenger and the believers, publishing as much as possible in the audio-visual and print media about this serious topic whilst also connecting that to Islamic belief and the words of Allaah and His Messenger,

      We ask Allaah the Exalted and All-Powerful to support His religion and cause His word to prevail.

      http://www.islam-qa.com/en/ref/21284/palestine

    37. Dave September 21st, 2009 at 7:39 pm

      How was that image captured? Video?

    38. Abu Hamzah Al yemeni September 30th, 2009 at 1:22 am

      See. something like this makes me mad. We should not wait until this is our actual mother or sister. No. we should not. May Allah make them suffer like the people of lut, ad, thamood, and hood! I wish for them guidance as the sunnah of the Prophet(Peace be be upon him), but punishment is what they deserve. May Allah break that guy’s hands. Tab’at yadaaho watab.

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