Allah says: Whichever way you turn, there is the countenance of Allah (2:115).
In spite of the fact that the heavens and the earth belong to Allah, He made it such that facing certain directions has a specific effect. He thus made it obligatory to face the Noble Ka’bah in prayer. The best place on the earth after the place in which the Prophet is buried ﷺ is the Noble Ka’bah. Continue reading Insights into Purification: Facing the Qiblah
It is obligatory to completely wash your feet from the tips of your toes up to and including your ankles. To ensure you have done this, you must also wash a little above your ankles, for that which is required to fulfil an obligation is in itself obligatory.
When you perform wudu, it is obligatory to completely wash your arms from your fingertips up to and including your elbows . To ensure you have done this, you must also wash a little above your elbows, for that which is required to fulfill an obligation is in itself obligatory.
The word “wudu” has the meaning of beauty, light and cleanliness. When you perform wudu, the water washes away your sins. Wudu, prayer, gatherings of knowledge, certain adhkar and giving charity all wipe out different types of wrongdoings. We should thus try to perform different actions so that all our wrongdoings are wiped out. Continue reading Insights into Purification: the Light of Wudu
If a dead creature which does not have flowing blood falls into some water, it does not make the water impure. The scholars say this includes a gecko and anything smaller than it.
The gecko came to the fire in which Sayyiduna Ibrahim had been cast and blew upon it, trying to increase its ferocity. Obviously this had no effect on the fire but due to its bad intention it is recommended to kill geckos.