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If a sick person's bedding is NAJIS (impure) and changing it would cause great
inconvinience to the patient, then Namaaz may be performed on the same bedding.
A PARALYSED person or one who is so sick that he cannot use water for ISTINJA,
should use toilet paper or something absorbent or dry clay to clean himself.
If he cannot do this also, he should perform his Salaat without even making Istinja.
One, who has undergone eye surgery and is not allowed to shake his head by the doctor,
should perform his Salaat lying down.
TAYAMMUM should be made if he cannot make WUDHU. If he cannot perform Tayammum
himself, he may be assisted.
When a person wishes to carry out some important work, guidance should be sought
from Allah Ta'aala. This seeking of guidance is called ISTIKHAARAH. Nabi (Sallallaahu
alaihi wa Salam) has mentioned that a person who does not seek guidance from Allah
Ta’aala and does not carry out Istikhaarah is deprived of all good and is unfortunate.
InshAllah there will be no regret if Istikhaarah is made before accepting a proposal for
marriage, travel, important business or any other important task. Perform two Rak'aats
Nafl Salaat. Thereafter praise Allah by saying Thereafter recite Durood upon Nabi
(Sallallaahu Alaihi wa Salam)
This is a prayer known in Arabic as Salatul-Isstikhara and its importance is such that
Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) used to teach his companions about it the same way he
used to teach them the verses of the Holy Qur'an. The companion Jabir (may Allah be
pleased with him) said that the Prophet (pbuh) used to strongly encourage us to practice
Istikhaarah for all our affairs. The manner of performing this prayer is that the person
comes up with a voluntary prayer of two Rak’aats (units) at anytime during the day or
night. Upon completing this, the person then recites a private supplication in which