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Relationship: How Do I Concentrate in My Solah (Prayer)?

Assalamualaikum.

I actually don't know how to start this because this is my first time emailing someone. 

I would say that I'm not very a concentrating person when it comes to pray. I do try my best to wash my thoughts away from my head and just focus on what I have to do, and that is praying but I just couldn't and always fail. 

Solah is important and is the very first thing to be ask by when the judgement day. I also think that Solah is the thing that we can't carelessly do so the question is, how can I make myself more attentive throughout my prayers. 

I'd appreciate if you answer this.

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Waalaikumussalam warahmatullah.

Thank you for your email.

First of all, I commend you for your concern about the quality of your Solah. Indeed, Solah is the pillar of our faith and we shouldn't take it lightly. Each one should be done like it's our last.

May Allah reward you for your noble intention. Ameen.

Know that you are not alone in this. Khushu (concentration…

General: How Do I Become a Youtuber?

Assalamu'alaikum Bro Aiman,

I'm planning to become a Youtuber, would like to seek your advice on certain technical issues. What are your equipments for video shooting, what type of software you use for editing or any other planning you do before making a video? Glad to hear from you soon and thank you! 

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Waalaikumussalam warahmatullah.

Thank you for your message.

My equipments are fairly basic: a camera, a tripod, and a computer.

Pick a camera that can shoot decent quality video and audio (especially audio!), preferably wide screen. Don't get too caught up in specs and price - pick whichever you can afford.

Same goes with tripod. Pick one that is good enough for the job. No need for an expensive one if there's no real need for it.

For your computer, make sure it is fast enough for video editing. For starter, you can use Windows Live Movie Maker. It's free and usable for simple videos and for beginners. From there, you can move up the ladder to something lik…

Community: Does ISIS Represent Islam?

Assalamualaikum dear brother in Islam,

I am a 17-year-old female Muslim. 

Today at school I heard on the announcement that something happened in Ottawa and if anybody is grieving can go seek help. I did not know what the principal was talking about so after school I went to search it up. I found that a soldier was shot by a man that might be connected to ISIS. 

I have heard about ISIS at the news and such, but I don't understand anything especially since I am still a teenager. But I like to understand and know things to have a better judgement and not be ignorant. But at the same time, I'm afraid I might be more confused if I go deep into the matter.

When I researched about ISIS, I got different perspectives. Why do Muslims kill people and behead them? I read about this British humanitarian guy getting beheaded. These kind of actions sounds so un-Islamic to me. But at the same time, I understand (or I think so) that their goal/mission is to help those Muslims who are oppressed in …