Saying: “Allaahu Akbar [Allaah is the Greatest]”) whenever he caught sight of fire?

Question 10: Is it reported in the Purified Sunnah that the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) used to utter Takbeer (saying: “Allaahu Akbar [Allaah is the Greatest]”) whenever he caught sight of fire?

Answer: Remembrance of Allaah, whether by saying Takbeer or otherwise, is permissible when a fire breaks out… read more here.

Will I be sinning if I supplicate to Allaah to give me a baby boy?

Question 9: Will I be sinning if I supplicate to Allaah to give me a baby boy?

Answer: There will be no blame or sin on you if you make such a supplication… read more here.

Asking Allaah: “O Allaah, make it easy and do not make it hard”

Question 8:  Is it permissible to supplicate to Allah, saying “O Allaah, make it easy and do not make it hard”?

Answer: It is permissible to supplicate to Allaah saying “O Allaah, make it easy and do not make it hard;” there is nothing wrong in saying that… read more here.

Saying thikr (rememberance) and reciting Qur’aan after Fajr Salaah

Question 7: I am a young man; I usually perform the Subh (Morning) prayer in congregation. I try hard to stay awake after prayer in order to recite the Qur’aan but, unfortunately I fall asleep unconsciously. Is there any solution for this problem, putting into consideration that when I feel drowsy, I go home to sleep? This problem irritates me, especially when I remember the saying of the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him), Provisions of my Ummah are apportioned (by Allaah) after Subh (Morning) prayer.” Please advise me, may Allaah reward you!

Answer: Sitting after Subh Prayer to say thikr and recite the Qur’aan is considered as one of the acts of Sunnah… read more here.

Asking Allaah using predicative sentences

Question 6: Is it permissible to pray to Allaah using different styles of sentences such as predicative or imperative?

Answer: It is permissible to pray to Allaah with any words, as long as it is not a sin or severing ties with one’s kith and kin… read more here.

What is the ruling on supplicating to Allaah with His Most Beautiful Names?

Question 5: Allaah (Exalted be He) says: And (all) the Most Beautiful Names belong to Allaah, so call on Him by them What is the ruling on supplicating to Allaah with His Most Beautiful Names? Should a person supplicate to Allaah with ten of these Names or just with the Name that suits the desired request?

Answer: It is permissible to supplicate to Allaah (Exalted be He) with His Most Beautiful Names; because Allaah (Exalted be He) says… read more here.

What are the Athkaar (invocations and remembrances) reported from the Prophet Muhammad?

Question 4: What are the Athkaar (invocations and remembrances said at certain times on a regular basis) reported from the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)?

Answer: You can refer to the book (Al-Kalim Al-Tayyib) by Shaykh-ul-Islaam Ahmad ibn Taymiyyah (may Allaah be merciful to him), (Al-Wabil Al-Sayyib) by his scholar Ibn Al-Qayyim (may Allaah be merciful to him)… read more here.

The Companion saying: “Should I make all my Salaah for you?”

Question 3: What is the meaning of the saying of one of the Companions of the Messenger (peace be upon him), Should I make all my Salaah for you? The Messenger (peace be upon him) said, “then your concerns will be taken care of and your sins will be forgiven…” ?

Answer: Salaah here means Du`aa’ (supplication). This Hadeeth urges people to increase asking Allaah to bestow peace and blessings upon the Prophet (peace be upon him) as this entails great reward… read more here.

Uttering words of Tasbeeh, Tahmeed and Takbeer thousands of times a day

Question 2: I read in some books that some Salaf (righteous predecessors) used to utter the words of Tasbeeh (saying: “Subhan Allaah [Glory be to Allaah]”) thousands of times a day in addition to the words of Tahleel (saying: “Laa ilaaha illaa Allaah [There is no god except Allaah]”), Tahmeed (saying: “Al-hamdu lillaah [All praise is due to Allaah]”), and Takbeer (saying: “Allaahu Akbar [Allaah is the Greatest]”). In other books, I read that the person who regularly observes morning and evening Adkaar (invocations and remembrances said at certain times on a regular basis) is considered among those who remember Allaah (Exalted be He) abundantly. Obviously, there is a huge difference between these two kinds of people who remember Allaah (Exalted be He). Please explain how it should be!

Answer: Dhikr (Remembrance of Allaah) is one of the best acts of `Ibaadah (worship) that should be sincerely devoted to Allaah (Exalted be He) Alone… read more here.

Praising Allaah and extolling Him before saying thikr (rememberance)

Question 1: O our Lord! All praise is due for You, many good and blessed praises. Praise that equals the number of all that You have created; praise that equals their movements and times of calmness; praise that equals all the years that they all witness; praise that equals the amount of ink that can explain Your Words; Praise that equals the letters of Your Words; and praise that equals the number of what pleases You. Verily, You are worthy of Praise and Glory. O our Lord! All Praise is due for You, those that we know and those that we do not.

Do the foregoing praises conform to Sharee`ah (Islaamic law)? Is saying them considered Mubah (optional)?

Answer: A servant’s praise and glorification of his Lord are regarded as the most venerable forms of thikr (Remembrance of Allaah) and the most beloved by Allaah… read more here.