Teachings and practices of Iqama The start of prayer

The Iqama (establishing the prayer) as per the legal opinion of the Permanent Committee of the Scientific Researches & Fatwa. In orderly, the total number of Sunna actions which can be applied upon Iqama, in each prayer, is 20 actions of Sunna. The following things should be taken into consideration upon hearing the Call for prayer and Iqama (Establishing the prayer) in order to apply the Sunna accurately and gain the reward under the Will of Allah The Almighty: a.Turning toward the Qibla when making the Athan and Iqama. b.Standing up. c.Making ablution. d.Refrain from speaking between the time of Athan and Iqama. e.Keeping stability during Iqama. f.Emphasizing on the a and h letters in the word “Allah” in the call of prayer, but in the establishment of prayer, it can be pronounced quickly. g.Putting fingers on the ears when making calling for prayer. h.Extending and raising the voice when calling for prayer, but lowering it when establishing prayer. i.Separating between Athan and Iqama. The separation can take place by praying two Rak’as, or making one prostration, glorifying Allah The Almighty, sitting down, or speaking. it is enough to take breath only, and it is not advisable to speak between the call of prayer and Iqama as per some narrations in Al Fajr (Down) prayer. Some jurists said that it is enough to separate between Athan and Iqama by making one step only. j.The one who hears the call of prayer or Iqama is recommended to repeat the same words, except when hearing “Qad Qamat As-Salat” that is. The prayer is established, he should say; “La Hawla Wala Qowwata Ella Belllah” that is. there is no might and no power except by Allah. Praying Behind SutraThe Prophet Peace and blessings be upon him said: “If you want to pray, then stand behind a Sutra, come close to it, and don’t allow anyone to pass between you and the Sutra). Narrated by Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah and Ibn KhuzaimaThis prophetic tradition teaches putting the Sutra when performing the prayer, whether in the Mosque or in home, for men and women. Some Muslims don’t pray behind Sutra; therefore, they prevent themselves from the reward of applying this Sunnah.This practices is repeated several times by the Muslim daily when he performs the regular prophetic prayers. However, when praying at Mosque, the Sutra of the Imam is enough for all who pray behind him.Sutra provisions1.Sutra is anything put in front of the one who prays such as wall, stick, column, irrespective of the width of the Sutra.2.The height of the Sutra is one span approximately.3.The distance between the legs and the Sutra is three ells approximately that is. a distance sufficient for making prostration(sujud).4.The Sutra is to be used by Imam and individuals Whether in the obligatory or supererogatory prayers.5.The Sutra of the Imam is enough for all persons praying behind him; therefore, it is allowed to pass in front of the praying persons when necessary.The advantages of Applying this practices:a) It prevents people from interrupting prayer by passing by.b) It helps avoid looking here and there because when the Muslim uses the Sutra, he will only look on his space and will think more in the meaning of the prayer.c) people pass by without any need to walk in front of the one who prays.

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