What are the parts which should be washed when doing istinjaa’?

This is quite an embarrassing question which I am finding difficult to ask anyone. Please could you tell me exactly which parts are you supposed to wash when doing istinjaa? Is it sufficient to just wash the orifices or should one wash the whole penis and the areas where one has pubic hair in this region?

Praise be to Allaah. Istinjaa’ is obligatory; this means removing whatever has been passed from the front or back passages with water, stones, or anything else that is pure and will remove the impurity (najaasah), such as pebbles or coarse tissue paper, or clean pieces of paper on which ... Continue Reading

Is it necessary to do wudoo’ before doing ghusl for making oneself pure (tahaarah)

I would like to know if it's okay if i didn't make wudu after taking a bath???

Praise be to Allaah.If you are referring to the ritual bath of ghusl, then the answer is as follows:(Al-Bukhaari reported in [al-Saheeh 248]) from ‘Aa’ishah that when the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did ghusl to purify himself from janaabah (impurity following ... Continue Reading

Leisure Time or Lost Time?

Do we consider how much time we spend on activities that are not truly beneficial? ... more

O Heedless, Be careful!

How bad the way of sins is! What a loss is the outcome of it! Its committer lives in distress and its seeker lives in weariness. Its relief is a fake mirage and its misery is a true certainty. ... more

Message for purifying the self

These are few words and little sentences of knowledge. However, they are very important, because they are the guidelines of Ahlul Sunnah Wa Al-Jama'ah concerning behavior and recovering the selves and purifying them to enable them to acquire the essence ... more

Mistakes of purification and prayer

I present to you in this digest some of the Muslims’ mistakes in their purification and prayer; in order that you may avoid them and advise whoever commits them, to gain the reward of the advice. ... more

How Can the Patient Purify, Pray, Fast, & Perform Hajj?

Allah Almighty has said that He {has not laid upon you in religion any hardship} [Surat Al-Hajj 22:78] ... more

The Consequences of Committing Sins

The great scholar Ibn Al-Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah wrote the following words in a famous tract called Al-Jawaab Al-Kaafi in response to a letter written to him by an individual who was seeking advice on how to rid himself of major sin. ... more

Tears of Remorse

I wish you would permit me to tell you about some notions that had been passing by in my mind, for I would like to share them with you hoping that they would be like flowing softly to eventually find a haven in your pure heart. ... more

Ways of purifying the hearts

{And say to My slaves (i.e. the true believers of Islamic Monotheism) that they should (only) say those words that are the best. (Because) Shaitan (Satan) verily, sows disagreements among them. Surely, Shaitan (Satan) is to man a plain enemy.} [Surat Al-Isrâ` 17:53] ... more