Sahih Muslim, The Book Pertaining to the Remembrance of Allah Book 49, Hadith 7006

Narrated ‘Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Apostle () as saying that Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, said:

When My servant draws close to Me by the span of a palm, I draw close to him by the cubit and when he draws close to Me by the cubit, I draw close to him by the space (covered) by two armspans, and when he comes to me walking, I go in a hurry towards him.

Sahih Muslim, The Book Pertaining to the Remembrance of Allah, Supplication, Repentance and Seeking Forgiveness Book 49, Hadith 7006

Muslim Night Routine

- Wind down around isha

- isha Salah

*Optional prayers

*Read some Quran

*surah mulk

*last two verses of surah baqarah

*40 rabbana duas

*Forgive and seek forgiveness

*prep for fajr (set alarm, make dua for fajr etc)

*sleep while in wudhu


I wish someone had told this to me before.. so here it is for someone who wants to pray more at night (* means Optional)

Prayers (or Salah | صلاة )

Note: Rakat/Rakah ( ركعة‎‎) refers to the number of movements (standing/kneeling/sitting) that happens in the prayer. Rakat is plural and rakah is the singular.

Fajr  |  صلاة الفجر

  • “Dawn Prayer”
  • Fard (required) = 2 rakat
  • Sunnah (extra) = 2 rakat before or after

Dhuhr  |  صلاة الظهر

  • “Noon Prayer”
  • Fard = 4 rakat
  • Sunnah = 4 rakat usually before the fard

Asr  |  صلاة العصر

  • “Afternoon Prayer”
  • Fard = 4 rakat
  • Sunnah = 4 rakat after

Maghrib  |  صلاة المغرب

  • “West Prayer” (when sun sets)
  • Fard = 3 rakat
  • Sunnah = 2 rakat before and/or after

Isha  |  صلاة العشاء

  • “Night Prayer”
  • Fard = 4 rakat
  • Sunnah = 2 rakat after

  Taraweeh  |  تراويح‎‎

  • Special night prayers held at the masjid (mosque) throughout Ramadan
  • Held after Isha prayer
  • Prayed in two rakat
  • Rakat are normally an 8 or 20
  • Often used to recite the entire Quran
Vocab

Commonly Used..
subhan'Allah - Glory be to God.

Astaghfirullah - Forgive me Allah.
Alhumdulillah - Praise be to God.

Masha'Allah - As God had willed.
Insha'Allah (i.A) - God Willing/ as God has willed.

Allahu-Akbar - God is the greatest.
La Illaha ill allah - There is no God but Allah.

Fi amaanillah - In Allah’s protection.
Allahu Alam - Allah knows best.

Aza wa jal - Mighty and majestic he is.
Barakallah Feek -  May Allah’s blessing be upon you (in general/ group)

Radiyallahu Anhu - used when the companion of the Prophet Muhammed is mentioned or used in writing. IT means - ‘May Allah be pleased with him’
[usually abbreviated as RA or RAA]
RadiAllahu anhaa- May Allah be pleased with her’ used after a female companion
[usually abbreviated as RA or RAA]

Some Quranic phrases that are recited often.
Innalilahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon - To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return

Bismillah ar rahman ar raheem - In the name of Allah the merciful, the compassionate.

Audhu Billahi min ash shaytaan ar rajeem - I seek protection in Allah from satan.

Words
Allah - God
Salam - peace
Hayaa - modesty
Taqwa - Fear Of Allah
Imaan - Faith
Dunya - world
Jannah - Paradise
Kaaba - Sacred mosque 🕋
Hadith - A collection of traditions containing sayings of the prophet Muhammad which, with accounts of his daily practice (the Sunna), constitute the major source of guidance for Muslims apart from the Quran.

Ill keep updating it if you wish! Thanks again for asking!
Daily Hadith

Bismillah Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaam ‘ala Rasulillah

Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar (Radi-Allahu 'anhu):

Allah’s Apostle (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “A Muslim is a brother of another Muslim. So he should neither oppress him nor hand him over to an oppressor. And whoever fulfilled the needs of his brother, Allah will fulfill his needs.”

Bukhari Vol. 9 : No. 83

Post Ramadan Goals

It is a very common problem we all face. In Ramadan we worship Allah (swt) more regularly. We have to maintain that concentration. Here are some things we can do:

1) Read a portion of the Qur'an every day

2) Improve your Qur'an recitation/reading

3) Offer Nafl (voluntary) prayers regularly

4) Do Wudu before sleeping

5) Keep optional fasts on Monday and Thursdays (masnoon)

6) Be mindful of your speech

7) Give regular charity/Volunteer to help a local cause

8) Visit the sick

9) Keep regular daily invocations

10) Take care of your body through healthy eating and exercise

DAILY AYAT

Al-Anbiya 56. He answered: “No, but your Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth, Who has originated them, each with particular features, and I am one to bear witness to this truth. ”

Al-Anbiya 57. And (he made a decision:) “By God, I will most certainly devise a plan against your idols as soon as you have turned your backs and gone away!”

The Four “R’s” of Ramadan

As we start this blessed month, there are some simple reminders of what the month is all about. While it is easy to focus on the hunger and binge eat, there is so much more to the fasting. Ramadan is the biggest blessing and a moment to reflect and recognize your relationship with The Creator, reevaluate your priorities and recommit yourself to Him.

Reflect

Ramadan is a time to offer more prayers, read the Quran, and strive to be a better Muslim. Perhaps one of the most important things to do this month is to reflect on your past behavior and sins. During Ramadan, try to improve at least one of these issues. Don’t just fix it for the month, but for the rest of your life.

Recognize

After you have reflected on yourself, recognize that you are not perfect. Notice that you sin and that you must seek forgiveness constantly from the All-Merciful and All-Forgiving. Recognize that Allah is everything. And without Him, you are nothing.

Reevaluate

Take time every day (after prayers is a good time) and reevaluate your life. Reevaluate your priorities. Do you put work before your prayers? Do you choose TV over studying the Quran? Simple changes can mean the world. Revaluate everything and bring yourself closer to Allah.

Recommit

Lastly, recommit yourself to Islam. Strive to be a better Muslim in your actions. Commit yourself to spending more time in prayer, or to going to masjid more often. Anything. Just take the time and recommit your life to the One who created you. Recommit to Allah.

Riyad as-Salihin, The Book of Greetings 
Book 6, Hadith 851 

Narrated ‘Imran bin Husain (ra): 
A man came to the Prophet (pbuh) and said: “As-Salamu 'Alaikum (may you be safe from evil). Messenger of Allah (pbuh) responded to his greeting and the man sat down. The Prophet (pbuh) said, "Ten (meaning the man had earned the merit of ten good acts).” Another one came and said: “As-Salamu 'Alaikum wa Rahmatullah (may you be safe from evil, and Mercy of Allah be upon you).” Messenger of Allah (pbuh) responded to his greeting and the man sat down. Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, “Twenty.” A third one came and said: “As-Salamu 'Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu (may you be safe from evil, and the Mercy of Allah and His Blessings be upon you).” Messenger of Allah (pbuh) responded to his greeting and the man sat down. Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, “Thirty.”[Abu Dawud and At- Tirmidhi].

I PRAYED FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY AS A MUSLIM!!!

Assalamu alaykum!

Praying was daunting, I’m not going to lie.
I downloaded a Salat app at the guidance of a sister and followed step by step with the app. I have tendonitis in both my ankles and wrists so praying was in no way painless but, Alhamdulillah it was very wonderful. It was hard to focus on Allah (swt) and what I was doing when I was so worried about not messing up- which trust me, there was plenty of. I feels so great though to have finally prayed! My praying goal for now is learning all the correct movements then I’ll learn the Arabic.

I’m sorry is this post was a mess, it was written very sporadically at 4 in the morning 😂