Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Preconds of Solah (6/1/08)

Munyatul Musolli 6 Jan 2008

A hadith as reported by Ubaidah bin Samit (ra) can be understood as follows:

The 5 daily solah has been obligated by Allah upon all His servants. Whoever performs them as commanded, without taking away any of its rights, unto him a promise that Allah will enter him into Heaven. And whoever skips it and takes it lightly, there will be no such promise, if Allah wills He will give mercy, and if Allah wills, he will torture that person.

The 9 preconditions to solah:

  • 1. Within the prescribed time
  • 2. Facing the qiblah
  • 3. Aurah is covered
  • 4. Knowledge of kaifiyah of the solah
  • 5. Clean from hadath both major and minor
  • 6. Clean from najis
  • 7..8..9..…to be continued

Said Ustaz Zakaria: the aurah can be covered with tree bark, animal hide, or gunny sack (not necessarily with cloth). If a cloth is used, make sure it is not transparent such that you can see the skin color. The aurah should not be visible from the above or sides, but is permissible if seen from below (as in the case of sarong - where a person walking underneath the raised wooden planks might look up!).

Wallahu a'lam

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