Q: I would like it if mufti can answer these questions: We are too engrossed in this world but don’t realize that its short. We just do what is necessary and follow in parrot fashion and don’t even know if its correct. I would like to know what can we do everyday to guarantee us jannah,and we know we are doing it correct. Please state few like : Zikr (we heard from few majlis what to read)? what to read everyday(kitaabs)quraan? Focus in Salaah how to go about everyday life. I just read my salaah and that’s all, but I feel really sad as I feel I am not doing much. Please help so I can prepare for the Heareafter. I also would like to know how do I go about reading my missed Salaahs? Its with great regret that I must say that I have missed around 10 years of Salaah. I need to make a lot of taubah and would like to read my missed Salaah. Please show me the best way to go about reading my missed Salaah.
1. Practise the following A’maal daily with your family:
a. Recite some portion of the Qur’an.
b. Conduct ta’leem of Fazaa’il-e-Sadaqaat, Fazaa’il-e-A’maal and Bahishti Zewar for approximately 15 minutes in the mornings and evenings.
c. Do zikr of the kalimah, Durood Shareef and istighfaar.
d. Make a collective du’aa at the end of each session, begging Allah Ta`ala for His special help, mercy and forgiveness for oneself, one’s family and the rest of the ummah.
2. After calculating the amount of Salaah you have missed, immediately commence performing them and sincerely repent to Allah Ta’ala for the sin of missing the Salaah as well as delaying in making its qadha.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)