What should I do to make up the prayers (salah) that I missed ?


Assalamu alaikum, I used not to pray for about 6 to 7 years , but then I started praying ,alhamdulillah, and I try my best not to miss a prayer and always try to pray them on time. However, what should I do about the prayers that I missed? Should I make them all up or would performing as many sunnah prayers as possible make up for them? Also, if I would have to make up those prayers, then can I still continue praying the sunnah prayers and in what order would I have to perform them in? For example,there is 2 raka’as sunnah before fajr prayer,so should I pray sunnah first and then make up for the missed fajr prayer and then pray the regular fajr prayer? Thank you and our feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Islamic ruling on body piercing like ears, eyebrows and lips

piercing Question:

My 20 years old son wants to know what is the Islamic ruling on body piercing, like ears, eyebrows, lips, etc., in case of both males and females?


According to the teachings of Islam, our body--including all of our physical faculties-- is a trust from God in our hands which we are required to protect and preserve according to the best of our ability.

Is it permissible to use bank interest in Sadaqah (charity)?

richpoor Question:

I am living in United States and I have a bank account. I don't take interest but just I am thinking why should I leave that interest money with bank, why not I use it to give Sadaqah to poor people. Is it permissible to use bank interest in Sadaqah?


In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

Collective Du`a or supplications after Obligatory Prayers


As-Salaam `Alaykum. Is there any evidence from the sayings of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, that he used to say collective Du`a or supplications after each obligatory prayer. In our community we have different opinions regarding the issue. Basically, our Arab brothers are saying that Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, did not say the Du`a collectively, therefore, we should not do it, while others say that he has done it. I would really appreciate if you could clarify this matter.

Tips to fight procrastination and laziness

muslimProcrastination and laziness that befall to many Muslims at this time is a habit that can brought Muslim Ummah to the decadence of Islam.

Islam teach us to be a diligent person, full spirit in activity and full of energy in life. Islam in past can spread quickly because Muslims at that time are guide by Qur'an and Prophet. They became energized; they shook off their complacency and lethargy, and became peak performers and achievers.

Why is that all Muslims pray toward the Ka’bah when praying?


What is the significance of the Ka’bah? I converted to Islam last year by marriage, and a non-believer told me that Muslims go to Hajj just to touch the stone. Is this true? If not, why is it that all Muslims pray toward the Ka’bah and toward the East? I would like to learn more about my religion so when someone tells me something like this, I can tell them the truth about Islam.


Allah says in the Qur’an, “The first House (of worship) appointed for men was that at Bakka, Full of blessing and of guidance for all kinds of beings.” (Al-'Imran 3: 96). Thus by ordering us to face towards the Ka’bah, we are taken back to our Adamic roots.

Polyandry in Islam

womenislam Question:

According to Islam women cannot marry more than one male as then we will not know who the father is. But today we can know who the father is by DNA testing. So how can we answer this question if posed by a non-Muslim?


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  sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.