1. It is Sunnat-e-Muakkadah to give Adhaan and Iqaamat for Adaa (performed
on time) prayers as well as Qadhaa prayers. (Shaami). There will be no
Adhaan for Qadhaa prayers if the Qadhaa prayers is performed in a Musjid.
2. In today’s times when evil and corruption is so common and rife, every
individual must taken it upon himself/herself to protect and guard against
the soul being corrupted. Hereunder, are some guidelines to guard one’s soul
a. Be punctual in performing the five daily Salaats. A male must ensure he
performs Salaat with Jamaat in the Musjid.
b. Recite some portion of the Qur’aan daily. It is also important to read
the translation and commentary of the Qur’aan daily. We recommend the
following English translations: Muhammad Pickthall (Translation); Muhsin
Khan (Translation); Tafseer-e-Usmani (with commentary); Daryabadi (with
commentary); Maariful Qurãn (with commentary). NB. Any translation of the
Noble Qurãn must be accompanied with the Arabic text next to the
c. Recite the following three Tasbeehs any time in the morning or evening,
100 times Istighfaar, 100 times third Kalimah, 100 times Durood upon
Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam). The above three Tasbeehaat should
be read in isolation and concentration.
d. Always display good character even in front of one’s enemies.
e. Avoid intermingling with the opposite gender and lower one’s gaze. Do not
let the mind and heart be polluted with the form and shape of the opposite
gender. That is death to spirituality.
f. Stay in the company of the pious. Bad company is detrimental to one’s
Imaan and character.
g. Be conscious of life after death and accountability in the court of Allah
h. Keep in touch with reliable Ulama. Make their Ikraam (honour) and seek
their esteemed guidance.
We hope if one follows the above points, he/she will be protected from the
tricks of the Shaytaan.
and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai