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Built by the Marinid sultan Uthman II Abu Said between 1323 and 1325, Al-Attarine Madrasa in Fez functions as a religious school and is one of the city’s top attractions. Its location at the entrance to the spice and perfume market in the fascinating medina of Fez, gives Al-Attarine, the madrasa of the perfumers, its name. Al-Attarine Madrasa is known for its fine cedar wood carvings, stucco and elaborate zellige tile-work. The courtyard found here is extremely popular and is the most decorated area. Visitors will come across some breathtaking architecture as well as a large marble fountain, and a prayer room at the end of the courtyard. From the madrasa’s rooftop, visitors are offered incredible views of the Kairaouine Mosque and the surrounding city....more

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Built by the Marinid sultan Uthman II Abu Said between 1323 and 1325, Al-Attarine Madrasa in Fez functions as a religious school and is one of the city’s top attractions. Its location at the entrance to the spice and perfume market in the fascinating medina of Fez, gives Al-Attarine, the madrasa of the perfumers, its name. Al-Attarine Madrasa is known for its fine cedar wood carvings, stucco and elaborate zellige tile-work. The courtyard found here is extremely popular and is the most decorated area. Visitors will come across some breathtaking architecture as well as a large marble fountain, and a prayer room at the end of the courtyard. From the madrasa’s rooftop, visitors are offered incredible views of the Kairaouine Mosque and the surrounding city.

Ticket Price

Dh 10

Opening Hour

8:30 to 12:30 and from 14:30 to 18:30

Recommended Visit Duration

Around 1 hour or more

Suitable For

Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children

Must See

The cedar woodcarvings, the courtyard, views of Kairaouine Mosque

Prayer Facilities

Al-Attarine Madrasa does offer prayer facilities. Muslim visitors will be able to find a prayer room here, as well as ablution facilities. Since Morocco is a Muslim country, finding prayer facilities will not be a problem. Fez’s most popular mosques is the Kairaouine Mosque, which also happens to be the second largest mosque in Morocco.

Halal Food

Because Morocco is a predominantly Muslim country, Halal restaurants and cafés are widely available. Muslims visiting Al-Attarine Madrasa will be able to locate plenty of dining establishments in the area surrounding the madrasa. Visitors to the city must make it a point to try out dishes like tajine and couscous.

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  • Our Collective Responsibility Towards Refugees | Zeenab’s Passage

    Zeenab and her family at their shelter in Zaatari refugee camp, Mafraq Governorate, Jordan. © UNHCR/David Azia In February of 2014, Zeenab and her family embarked on a four-day trek to reach Jordan, eventually relocating to Zaatari Camp, which is close to the country’s northern border and home to some 80,000 refugees. “My house was destroyed, the whole country was destroyed and we really didn’t have a safe place to stay,” said Zeenab, originally from a small town in rural Damascus in Syria. “There were a lot of strikes and children’s dead bodies all around us. I couldn’t bear that sight and I didn’t want my kids to end up like that.” The young mother had seen enough of the raging violence in war-torn Syria and the shelling that decimated her home to know she needed to take action to steer her loved ones out of harm’s way. However, the initial path in search of safety was plotted with significant challenges along the way — namely the lack of supplies to stay warm. “I had five little kids with me and I only brought two changes of clothes for each. It was during winter, and on our way, we had to leave a lot of our belongings because we could not carry them. The journey was very difficult.” Zeenab is now a mother to six children – with another on the way. She is eight months pregnant, and mother to daughter Rahaf, 8, and sons Eskander, 14, Murad, 12, Kais, 10, Laith, 5, and Mohamed, 3. Her family is the recipient of winter cash assistance from UNHCR, providing them with the funds so sorely needed to equip their shelter for the challenging winter conditions. UNHCR has been distributing winter assistance to vulnerable Syrian refugees like Zeenab in both Zaatari and Azraq camps in Jordan reaching more than 24,000 families as of the end of December 2017. Support has come in the form of in-kind and cash assistance, such as money for gas to cover the cost of refills and for shelter maintenance. “Thank God, now the situation is better. At least I feel safe and secure. I can sleep and make sure that my kids are with me.”    How can you support UNHCR’s on-the-ground work with refugees? To facilitate the contributions of Muslims all over the world, UNHCR has launched its Refugee Zakat Fund, a trusted, compliant and effective distributor harnessing the power of Zakat to transform the lives of refugees. Let’s fulfill our responsibility towards refugees.  To learn more and contribute you can visit: https://bit.ly/HalalTripZakat *This article is from CrescentRating-UNHCR’s Joint Publication - Forced Displacement : A Reality For Millions Of Women. You can learn more and download the publication here....

  • Feeling Distracted? Here Are 10 Tips On How You Can Have a Productive Study Session at Home

    Each one of us may have our own preferred study spots. Some like quiet places like the library, while some may prefer parks. Some prefer cafes, while some prefer designated public study corners. For some students, choosing the right study area is important to ensure productivity. However, due to the recent COVID-19 situation, schools are disrupted as most students have been scheduled for home-based learning. The public is also encouraged to avoid crowded places and stay at home. There has also been recent closures of public spaces like the library, as a precautionary measure. As such, this has an effect on students who may no longer study at places they used to frequent.  via GIPHY We can all agree that home is always the best place to be. At home, we are away from the pressures of the outside world and we can do almost anything at home, comfortably. But of course, it's not all pros when it comes to studying at home. Trust me, when you are too comfortable at home, there comes the distraction. From watching shows on your favorite movie sites to checking social media every few minutes and worst still, not being able to resist the temptation of sleeping on your comfortable bed, your motivation to study slowly disappears. This makes it difficult for you to have a productive study session as you tend to dread studying and completing your assignments. But hey, don't get demotivated and fret about it. Who says studying at home is always unproductive? Here are 10 tips on how you can have a productive study session at the comfort of your home! via GIPHY 1. Study at a Conducive Study Space Credit Image: Daan Stevens on Unsplash  Studying at your bed is a no-no. This must be avoided at all costs because the next thing you want to avoid is taking too much nap and forgetting your actual goals for the day. If you don't have a study space for yourself, then it's time to create one! You can find your new favorite spot in the house, be it the dining table or the desk in your room. If you find your study area too dull or stiffle, you can recreate your study environment by introducing new decorations or colours. Houseplants are a good example as it improves air quality and makes your study place more serene. But most importantly, keeping your study space tidy and neat gives a positive vibe and will motivate you further to complete your daily tasks. 2. Create a Timetable or Schedule  Credit Image: Jealous Weekends on Unsplash We are all used to our school timetables; our class durations and break times are all listed down. Similarly, creating your own timetables or schedule for studying helps to keep you on track. Plan your day out and write them down so that you can visualize your time spent and refer to them whenever needed. You can be flexible (and creative!) but at the same time, discipline yourself to follow the timetable or schedule that you have designed for yourself. Segregate your time for study, breaks and also praying time. This is very helpful especially if you have multiple subjects to study so that you can keep track of the time allocated for each activity. Also, you can have a stopwatch or timer next to you, to help you keep track of the time.  3. Eat Healthy Fruits or Snacks Credit Image: Melissa Belanger on Unsplash Caffeine will definitely keep us fresh and awake but alas, since we are away from our favorite cafes that we used to frequent, we may no longer be able to drink the nice coffee we always do. Snacking while doing our work can also do the trick as it can keep us awake and alert. If you are alternating between sweets and crackers, how about a healthier choice like fruits or cereal? Before the word 'healthy' makes you back away, try dark chocolate or almonds. Both almonds and dark chocolate can boost up your mood and provide you some energy. Other nuts like cashew and walnuts can do wonders too. You can also mix different kinds of fruits to create a fruit salad. Not only will it provide energy to the brain, but it also provides vitamins and fibers to the body. Another great snack combination that you can consider are apples dipped in peanut butter. 4. Have a Healthy breakfast and Lunch  Credit Image: Monika Grabkowska on UnsplashWhile we are at healthy snacks, we should not forget to eat healthily for the rest of our meals too! Having a proper diet can help you to focus better and be more attentive. It can also improve your mood. A proper diet consists of meals built on a high protein, omega-3, healthy fats and fiber. On a side note, skipping meals is a no-no! You can lose focus and get distracted easily. Start your day right by eating a healthy breakfast to help you sustain for the day. As for lunch, you can incorporate more greens in your meals or switch to brown rice, depending on your preference.  5. Take Short Breaks Credit Image: Norbert Levajsics on Unsplash We are not robots. We can't work or study non-stop as it will definitely tire us out. Thus, taking breaks are important. It helps you to retain information better, increase your focus as well as reduce stress. But how can we ensure that taking breaks in between studying is effective? One recommendation is that you should take short breaks set every 20-30 minutes. Take this period to stretch your muscles and relax your mind. Look out of the window to enjoy the fresh air and to rest your eyes. Always remember to keep yourself hydrated too. Try to stay away from social media during this short period as much as possible as it can get you carried away. You can even take a short power nap to refresh your mind. 6. Form Mini Group Chats or Online Video Calls with Friends Credit Image: Gabriel Benois on Unsplash Having mini group chats or video calls with your peers for studying purposes, can boost your motivation to study. It is also the best way to keep yourself attentive and on track. This is because your understanding and perception of the subject may differ and through this medium, you can always discuss and share new ideas. This gives you a better understanding on certain topics and concepts. It is also easier to memorize information when you are discussing it with someone else. It is thus recommended that you create mini group chats or video calls with your friends to update each other on your daily study progress.  7. Ask for Help from your Teachers, Friends or Family  Credit Image: Helloquence on Unsplash  It can be frustrating when you continuously get stuck on a certain topic. One solution is to move on and try out a new topic, and come back to that previous topic later on. However, if you still encounter difficulties, you should ask for help and clarify the topic with someone. You can seek assistance from your teachers or peers, either through email or by sending them a text message. Remember that studying alone doesn't mean that you can't ask for help from anyone. Apart from breaking away from the state of confusion, you will also have a deeper understanding of the topics. Never be afriaid to ask! 8. Determine your Study Techniques Credit Image: My Life Journal on Unsplash As cliche as it sounds, we all have our own abilities and skills. Some things might work for you but not for the rest. Determining your study techniques and style will help you to memorize better and effectively. It is an ongoing process to find what out works best for you. Depending on your preferred style, you can write notes after every lecture or simplify your study materials to help you understand and retain concepts better. You may use charts or mind maps to help you visualize (and see if this works for you). This doesn't only simplify the information given but it also helps you to remember key words and concepts that stand out for the topic. Never be afraid to try out new studying techniques because after all, this is an on-going process! 9. Have Sufficient Sleep Credit Image: Gregory Pappas on Unsplash  You may have heard students burning the midnight oil regularly to study and if you were to ask me how effective it is, it actually depends on your learning style. The timing where one is productive differs as some people concentrate better in the morning while others are night owls. Of course, there is no denying that it is more peaceful and quiet to study at night when everyone else is asleep, but it is more beneficial to get enough rest. Getting at least eight hours of sleep ensures that you get sufficient energy to get through the day. It also allows you to process information better and makes you more alert. Studying too late at night can tire you out so we suggest you get a good night's sleep to prepare for the day.  10. Good Intention Credit Image: Masjid Pogung Dalangan on Unsplash We are taught in Islam to always have a good intention in everything that we do in our daily life. The same goes for studying. We can easily attain knowledge when we have good intentions. Apart from this, we should always seek forgiveness and protect ourselves from undesirable traits such as arrogance and self-pride. It doesn't only help us to understand the topic easily but it also makes us more open to learning new things. Always be humble and help our friends who are struggling in their studies. With mini online chat groups and online video calls available, we can always check up on our friends and guide them if they are struggling to complete a task. By helping to guide and teach others, we too can benefit. Insha Allah. via GIPHY There you have it, 10 tips on how you can have a productive study session at home! Who says studying at home isn't always effective? With these 10 recommended tips, you can plan your study sessions at home better and adjust to studying at home during this COVID-19 situation. With that, we wish all our readers great health. Stay safe and stay home.  via GIPHY ...

  • PoshPacker Hotel | Living in Elegance and Style

    Poshpacker hotel is the hotel of the new generation of travellers. This future-forward hotel incorporates the idea of a comfortable hostel and a luxury hotel, providing single bedrooms with all the privacy and spaces needed for a solo traveller. Just as the name suggests, the services of this hotel are designed for backpackers but with an elevated twist of refinery. Not to mention, it's a crescent rated establishment as well! Are you intrigued yet?  via GIPHY Read on to find out about this new type of accomodation in this ever-changing world of travel.   Hotel Services Credit Image: PoshPacker Hotel on Facebook The hotel has an elegant, sleek and modern design running through its rooms, bathroom facilities and cafes. All rooms provide a woven basket filled with free essentials required for your stay. PoshPacker has got you all covered. The luxury selling point of this hotel is that it provides a flat-screen TV in each room. The Poshpacker Hotel has a brilliant central location; in most cases, such central location would lead to exorbitant prices and yet, this hotel provides affordable rooms which is just an 8-minute walk away from the Taipei Main Station. Not only is the accessibility great but the Zhongzheng District is bustling with street-food, authentic Taipei experiences and friendly locals.  Credit Image: PoshPacker Hotel on Facebook While the hotel provides shared bathrooms, as in the case for most backpacking hostels, its facilities have been graded an 8.7 for cleanliness so you can be rest assured. If you are travelling as a group, this hotel can still accommodate you by putting you and your group members in rooms side by side, granting you your own private space after a long day of touristing and enjoying Taipei, but also the close proximity you may need for a midnight chat with the rest of your group. Halal Friendly Services Credit Image: PoshPacker Hotel on Facebook  This hotel is divided into male and female floors, perfect for conscientious Muslim travellers. The shared bathrooms are segregated and equipped with a Japanese washlet. The cleanliness and privacy of the hotel is held in high regard so you have nothing to worry about. The hotel respects and accomodates to the needs of visitors with different beliefs. This is evident with Halal-friendly features each room offers; prayer directions are marked out, with prayer mats and a prayer timetable readily provided upon request. The hotel is also not part of the gambling resort and doesn't sell alcohol or have a bar. This will make you feel safer. Furthermore, the mini-fridges in your room are filled with halal goodies, so no need to check the back of the product for haram ingredients. Time to enjoy the hotel's Halal-friendly facilities and get that blissful night of sleep, amazing!  Halal-Trained Staff You shouldn't feel apprehensive when approaching any of the staff members regarding any halal requirements or arrangements you may need. The staff are well-trained and aware of the Muslim guests requirements. During Ramadan, Halal Iftar can be arranged for guests. Additionally, the hotel can make arrangements for guests to be taken to the nearby mosque for Taraweeh prayers. On a regular day basis, the staff can direct you to Halal restaurants, mosques as well as answer any general queries you may have on Halal services. Furthermore, they have female room attendants specially catered for female guests who are more comfortable with female staff.  Halal Amenities around PoshPacker Hotel You wouldn't want to miss out on the night markets renowned in Taipei, known for its delicious street food, but make sure to inquire about the ingredients in the food you're about to buy first and check for Halal signs. However, do not despair if this isn’t your style as PoshPacker hotel is a bustling district with many halal restaurants located around the area. 1. Halal Beef Noodle House Credit Image: Halal Beef Noodle House on Taiwan Halal This Halal Beef Noodle House is a well-known absolute legend amongst the Beef Noodle Soup eateries; its history goes back to 2007 as one of Taipei's Top 10 Beef Noodle Soup House.  Their speciality is worth a try given its success with locals and tourists.  Address: No. 23, Yanping South Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100 Contact: +886-2-23318203 2. Safranbolu Turkish Restaurant Credit Image: Safranbolu Turkish Restaurant on Facebook A Turkish Restaurant that provides its customers with a traditional Turkish menu. Rich meat, colourful veggies, indulgent desserts and even the traditional tea; this turkish restaurant focuses on bringing Turkish food right to your table in Taipei. Be sure to check them out.  Address: No. 60, Section 2, Nanjing East Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10491 Contact: +886 2 2522 2939 3. Thai Yunus Halal Restaurant Credit Image: Thai Yunus Halal Restaurant on Facebook This halal restaurant brings to you straight from Thailand, the fresh flavours of deep fried chicken, succulent fish in flavoursome soups, delectable rice dishes with crunchy nuts, and mouth-watering pancakes to satisfy your hungry stomach.  A great halal spot you can visit recurringly because of the endless choices of food in the menu.  Address: No. 36, Beining Road, Songshan District, Taipei City, Taiwan 105 Contact: +886 2 2579 0528 4. Royal Resto/Indonesian Food (Halal) If you are craving for something different like Indonesian food, have no fear, royal Indonesian food is here. The Menu is straightforward; it shows you an illustration of the different kinds of food available, with a wide variety of soup, rice dishes, and deeply aromatically cooked meat that comes with fresh salad and carbs. Address: No. 72, Section 2, Xinsheng South Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106 Contact: +886 2 2393 5995 Lists of Nearby Mosque Taipei Grand Mosque Living up to its name, the Taipei Grand Mosque is indeed the largest and most famous mosque in Taiwan. The mosque was built to reminisce on the Islamic Middle Eastern-style architecture and it has strong ties with Saudi Arabia, Iran and Jordan. In 1971, it was visited by King Faisal. The mosque provides a place for worshippers to pray 5 times a day, as well as a place to read the Quran comfortably in a safe space. The mosque is also home to Islamic courses held by Taiwanese Muslim members of the community to educate the youth. Address: No. 62, Section 2, Xinsheng South Road., Da'an District, Taipei City ,Taiwan 10650 Contact: +886-2-2321-9445 Website: https://www.taipeimosque.org.tw/ Taipei Main Station  In the basement of the Taipei Main Station, you can find a Muslim prayer room. This prayer room is a simple space that is secured with instructions on how to access the room. Definitely perfect and convenient for travellers or residents who needs to carry out their prayers.  Address: No. 8, Zhengzhou Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100  Phone: +886 2 2381 5226 Can't wait to travel in elegance and style? Give PoshPacker Hotel a try! via GIPHY Book now.  Address: No. 50, Section 1, Hankou Street, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 100 Contact: +886 2 2375 5555  ...

  • If You're Living Abroad And Feeling Lonely, Here Are Some Tips to Brighten Your Mood!

    Moving out of your family home to venture out into the world can be a lonely journey – that’s the least fun part about writing your own adventure.  Getting out of that dull feeling can seem difficult, however it’s not impossible. Just know that you truly aren’t alone, especially when you have Allah SWT by your side. Having said that, here are a few tips you can follow to get out of your negative headspace:   1) Don’t leave that door closed Image by Photo Mix from Pixabay Living alone doesn’t mean you have to actually be alone. Open your curtains in the mornings and let the sunlight in. It can instantly brighten up your mood. Invite people over, it can be your neighbours or new friends you’ve made. There doesn’t have to be a special occasion for people to come over, friends coming over even for a just an hour and a cup of tea can easily eradicate any feelings of loneliness, even if it’s for a short while. As fun as being alone is, it can also lead to overthinking which causes a build up of insecurities and makes small problems seem bigger than they are, so it is ok to let people into your space once in awhile and just hangout.   2) A friend in need, is a friend indeed Image by Gracini Studios from Pixabay Take time to connect with a friend who is also going through a tough time just like you. Focusing on helping someone else deal with their issues can help you get out of your head and even help you better understand your own situation. It will also show you that you are not alone in this and you can both help each other out in solving these problems.   3) Daily rituals Image by tookapic from Pixabay It’s the small things that count! Find out the things that you like about living alone, it could be the freedom of wearing whatever you want around the house, wanna stay in your PJs all of Sunday? Go ahead, enjoy it to the fullest! Love breakfast? Take time in the morning to truly enjoy a cup of tea with some pancakes while you catch up on a TV show or read the latest in news. Feel free to let loose and dance to some music while you are cleaning your place or reorganizing your wardrobe. Learn to enjoy the peace and quiet of living alone while catching up on some reading. Sometimes living alone isn’t all that bad.   4) Social media: the good and the bad Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay  Looking at other people’s posts on social media can also make you feel lonely, so try to reduce the amount of time you spend on apps like Instagram or Facebook , and remember that the happiness and luxury portrayed on social media aren’t always true, it’s just that no one posts their bad days.Instead, focus on the real world. Put aside some time from your busy schedule to catch up with friends and family physically or via Facetime! Staying at home can be mentally draining so talk to a loved one and let ease your mind! However, it is important to note that you should learn to enjoy your own company as well. Understand that it is just the troubled mind that needs reassuring words and support to get it back on track. So take the time to comfort and love yourself because if you won't, who will?   5) A furry friend? Image by Ty Swartz from Pixabay If your landlord allows pets, why not have one? Pets are a great source of happiness; they are great companions and will love you unconditionally. You will always have a buddy waiting for you at home, someone to talk to, and someone to love you. We depend on pets as much as they depend on us for food and care. True, emotional companionship is a great healer altogether. If pets like cats are not allowed in the premises, opt for pets which are easy to maintain – such as fish. If you feel pets are too much work, install a bird feeder outside, near a window or on the balcony, it’s the interaction with another living creature other than yourself that counts.   6) Take up a new hobby Image by SplitShire from Pixabay  Surely, learning a new skill will keep your mind occupied and stress-free! Don’t be afraid to try something new, you can join an art class or any other outdoor hobby activities in your city. This is also a great way to make new friends, all while gaining knowledge. If you aren’t an outdoor-type-of-person, you can always visit sites like YouTube that has a myriad of free tutorials or sites like Skillshare which has online classes for everything! Gardening is a great hobby as well, because the rewards are bountiful and highly enjoyable – who doesn’t love seeing a flower bloom? If you have no garden, opt for houseplants. They can be quite low maintenance depending on the types of plants you plan to have, therefore does not require much effort and you don’t have to worry about them dying by your hand. Keeping yourself occupied is a great way of keeping loneliness at bay!   7) Go out for a meal Image by rawpixel from Pixabay  Going out for lunch or dinner by yourself is not as daunting as you would think; it could actually be pretty fun! Find a cafe or restaurant that you like and visit it frequently. This way, the staff will get to know you and there will be another place in the city that you are familiar with. It’ll be a sort of second home, as you will find comfort in the familiarity of the place. Grab a good book or take your laptop along with you so that you can get some work done while enjoying a nice meal. The change in scenery can really help and even make you feel motivated.   8) Step out of the house Image by silviarita from Pixabay A change in environment is always good. If you feel down and need a quick pick me up, head out! Going for a small walk around your neighbourhood is a great way to occupy your mind and keep your thoughts distracted for a bit. If you have work to get done, opt to go to the university library or a public library in the city, being surrounded by people could help alleviate loneliness. Don’t be afraid to try something new, go on mini solo adventures – like visit a historical site in the area, go to a museum and take as much time as you want walking around, check out the cultural festivals in the area – keep track of events in the city.   9) Seek professional help Image by Tiyo Prasetyo from Pixabay If things are becoming too much to bear, it is completely OK to reach out to a professional. Talking it out with someone who studies human behaviour and listens to you could be the most helpful thing to do for yourself, and you'll thank yourself for it later. There is no shame in seeking for external help. Everyone feels sad sometimes and asking for help is the first step to feeling better and healing.  Bonus point: Always remember that loneliness is temporary! It is not permanent; these blue feelings can easily be dampened. All you need to do is look inside yourself and, reach out to others and most importantly, turn to Allah SWT.    Hopefully these tips can help you move past this temporary loneliness and into the life that you deserve. Lots of hugs and love, my friends!  ...

  • Muslim Travel Etiquette: How To Pray in a Plane

    Have you ever taken a flight and worried about missing your prayers? If you have, fret not, this article will ease all your worries insya'Allah.When determining prayer timings, it is best to find it out prior to flying. With the emergence of technology and application nowadays, determining prayer timings on board a flight has just gotten so much easier. You can download apps like the HalalTrip app and key in a few important information to get your prayer timings. Simply input your departure airport, date, time and arrival airport, date and time. Then, the app will automatically calculate the prayer timings for you in a PDF format and you are ready to go!  However, if you are unfamiliar with how to use these technological devices, here are a list of ways that you can gauge prayer timings: 1) To determine SubuhThe sun will be under the horizon. Keep a lookout for a streak of line which indicates dawn.  2) To determine ZohorWhen the sun passes the zenith i.e. the highest point, you may perform the prayer. 3) To determine AsarBefore sunset. 4) To determine MaghribImmediately after the sun sets. 5) To determine IsyakAfter the sunset and the red afterglow disappears and the sky is dark. After determining the prayer timing, performing Wudhoo' or Tayammum, you are all set to perform the prayer. But how do you determine the Qiblah now that you are seated on the airplane? It has been unanimously agreed upon by the scholars that it is obligatory to offer the obligatory prayers while facing the Qiblah, while standing and offering proper Sujood and Rukoo' if possible. In this case, you would have to assess the situation. If you are able to perform the prayers when you have arrived at the destination, then it is recommended to perform the prayers while on ground. It is permissible to combine Zohor and 'Asr, Maghrib and Isya' prayers and delay the prayer to the later time. However, if you are afraid that you will miss the prayer time before you land on the airport, then it is permissible for you to offer your prayers while on the plane.Some airlines have a designated space on board to perform prayers. You may seek permission to use the premise and perform the prayers while standing and facing the Qiblah. Airlines like Emirates show the Qiblah direction on the screen available at your seat. But if you are unable to determine the Qiblah, you may ask the crew for assistance.  However in the situation whereby you know that you are unable to perform the prayer while facing the Qiblah, in standing position, do proper Rukoo' and Sujood because of limited circumstances, then it is permissible to perform to the best of your ability from the sitting position. It is stated in the Quran in Surah At-Taghaabun verse 16: "So keep your duty to Allah and fear Him As much as you can". It is also narrated by the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. in his hadith: "When I command you to do a thing, do as much of it as you can" The matter is different if you wish to perform Nawaafil (Supererogatory) prayers, then it is allowed for you to pray in no matter what direction you are in. It is not obligatory to face the Qiblah. There is a narration that the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W used to perform his Nawaafil while riding on his camel. After you have determined the prayer timing and Qiblah, following are the steps for you to perform prayers while in sitting position:1) Start the prayer with Takbeer and the recitation of Al-Fatihah and what is easy from the Al-Quran. All movements will be done in the sitting position. 2) Perform Rukoo' using the head motion by nodding the head 3) Perform Sujood by nodding the head lower than Rukoo' to indicate prostration 4) The rest of the movements e.g. Sitting in between Sujood, Giving the Salaam will be done as per normal but in your sitting position.   With this, you are all prepared to perform your prayers on board the flight!   ...



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