Ibadah means worship, examples for worship are: salat (five times prayer), zakat (Obligatory Charity), ziker (remembrance of Allah), and sawm (fasting).

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Is using Arabic when you dont understand it an innovation or a real part of the religion?

As a convert this was my first serious question. I just convinced myself that Islam is closer to the straight path than Christianity which meant that alot of people have added to the religion. After ...
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Will I get sawwab for answering here

Salam to all. What I want to ask is a question about answering questions on this site. Due to the characteristics of stack exchange sites, the Islam stack exchange also has some characters i.e. ...
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If we say salat 5 times regularly and spend the rest of time studying, is the time spend studying considered ibadah?

Is there any Quranic verse or hadith according to which if we say our mandatory prayers (farz prayers) of 5 times regularly, (and do not say the "nafl" (which are not mandatory) prayers) and spend the ...
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Do muslims worship Kaabah

I know it is prohibited in Islam to worship any other than Allah. And it is mentioned in surah Ikhlas (I love these lines) that: Say, "He is Allah , [who is] One, Allah , the Eternal Refuge. He ...
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Worshipping a black stone, a pagan tradition?

Is worshiping the stone a pre-Islamic tradition? If so why are Muslims practicing a pagan tradition?
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What is the entire meaning of Surat Ash-Sharĥ: Ayat 7-8?

What is the entire meaning of Surat Ash-Sharĥ: Ayat 7-8? فإذا فرغت فانصب وإلى ربك فارغب So when you have finished [your duties], then stand up [for worship]. And to your Lord direct [your] ...
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Are there gods unworthy of worship?

I've read here that one version of the Shahada (شهادة) is There is no god worthy of worship except Allah and Muhammad is his messenger Does this imply that there are, or may be, gods unworthy of ...
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What is the Difference between Salat and other ibadah from another religion? Regarding find peace

My Question is Regarding find peace when you're praying, If a Muslim offer shalah and find peace, is there any difference between shalah and ohter praying from another religion. Hindu, Budha, ...
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Worshiping Allah the Almighty? [duplicate]

I have faith in Allah and His existence, but I have a question: Allah created angels and humans to worship him. Allah is self-sufficient and doesn't need anything, then why the command to Creation to ...
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Performing Salah near shrines or graves allowed or not?

The city where I live has many shrines (structures made on the graves of some religious people) and people (both men and women) in large numbers (tens of thousands) visit those shrines and also offer ...
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Is prostrating an act of worship?

Would the act of prostrating (making sajda) be worship in of itself? I have been thinking about this issue and I would say it does not because Prophet Yaqoub did it to his son Prophet Yousef. ...
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What is worship (ibadah)?

What is the Islamic definition of Ibadah? What does it consist of? I have looked into several definitions by scholars but none have actually agreed with each other.
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Wasawis, I get Bad thoughts all the time [closed]

I've been a victim of extremely bad wasawis about Nabi Pak (SAW) & Allah. I'm so sick of it sometimes I want to kill myself I try to control myself alot but they all of a sudden pop up in my head ...
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Is Hajj a pagan worship?

The ritual of pilgrimage (Hajj) was a pre-Islamic practice, which we do not find in Christianity or Judaism. Islam adopted it in almost the same form as it was done before. Can someone explain to me ...
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What is the ruling regarding doing forms of worship not done by Prophet Mohammed and/or the Ahl al-Bayt?

We know that the best example on how to get to paradise has already been set for us: Quran - 33:21 Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad SAW) you have a good example to follow for him ...
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What is the Islamic ruling regarding making graves of the Prophets as places of worship?

What is the Islamic ruling regarding making the grave of the Prophet as a place of worship? Is making shrines on graves of the Prophets and respecting them an important part of Islam? Is it done in ...
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Is respecting and/or worshipping the black stone part of Islam?

Is respecting and/or worshiping the black stone of Kaaba an important part of Islam in order to please God to gain his favor? Like when a scholar specifically go to the black stone and kiss it.
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What is the authentic hadith about reciting 1000 ayats of Qur'an in Qiyaam?

Recently, I heard the imam of a masjid say that they're planning to plow through 1000 ayaat of Qur'an during a certain night of laylatu-al-qadar because of a hadith that specifically mentions reciting ...
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Why did Allah create us?

Please give reasons for why Allah created us. If it is for 'ibadah (worship), were the angels not enough? If it is for testing us, doesn't Allah know already who will be in Paradise and who will be in ...
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Is it permissible for a woman to pray during her menses?

I will like to give an answer to someone who asked me this question, I looked all over but I could not find anything that actually states that women should not worship during this time, or stating ...
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Should Muslims question about the earthly benefits of Islamic acts of worship?

Ibadats that are obligatory for Muslims like salat or fast, also have ancillary benefits. For example, fasting is said to be beneficial for our health. Judging from this, a Muslim may come to the ...
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Is there anything special about fasting in the day of mid-Sha'ban?

While I've always known that fasting the day of Mid-Sha'ban is good and special, and tried to do so most times. Recently I've been told that there's nothing special about it! So to ask, is there ...
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Is there any special or extra worship legislated for the night of mid-Sha'ban (Shab-e-Barat)?

Is there any special or extra worship legislated for the night of mid-Sha'ban (nisf Sha'ban)? By this I mean is there a reward for worship on this night that is somehow different from any other night? ...
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Why we should worship God when he doesn't need our worship?

There is a verse in Quran saying God created humans to worship Him. But, God does not need our worship. Does it mean worship is a middle goal to humans so that they be trained for a higher goal? ...
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Are people with disabilities still responsible for acts of worship?

For example, is a person missing a leg, still responsible for 5 times salat a day? Or a person with mental illness - is he still responsible for any religious duties that a normal person has, or do ...
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What is the purpose of having the concept of fasting in Islam?

In some other religions, believers have fast as a part of their ibadat (worship). In the case of Islam, why do Muslims have fast? What is the purpose of fast from the perspective of Islam? Is it for ...