Salat (prayer) is the practice of formal worship in Islam.

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Cannot pray on time

My problem is that I cannot really pray on time. I live in Europe et and I have to be at work at 8:30. I don't have a car and the company is quite far from the city center where there is a mosquee. ...
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Is knowing the prayer timing an essential for salah?

Is knowing the prayer timings essential for prayer. For example, if someone knows the time for prayer has begun but is unsure of whether or not the time for prayer has ended will his prayer be valid ...
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Praying in a public place (theme park)

Asalaamu alaikum brothers and sisters, I have a question, well I need advice. Tomorrow I am going Blackpool pleasure beach which is a funfair. I had planned to pray zuhr there however my aunty and my ...
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Can Shias pray at a Sunni mosque?

Regarding using a Sunni mosque as a Shia: 1- Can the aasna ashariah (the 12-imam Shias) use a Sunni mosque and pray alongside their Sunni brothers and Sisters? 2- Are they expected to fully observe ...
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How do you decide which surah to recite during salah?

I heard the first one should be longer than the second. But how do you decide which to recite?
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does almost laughing break prayer?

If you have the urge to laugh and try to stop yourself but make a slightly sneaky noise with your throat for a second, without smiling, does that break your prayer?
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Mistake made in Surah fatiha

If while praying a person makes a mistake in Surah Fatiha and realizes his mistake after saying Ameen does he have to begin recitation again from the beginning or should he start from the Ayah that he ...
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How long does magrib last?

I've always heard that the time for maghrib is about 15 minutes after it start i.e the time for the red afterglow to disappear. But now i'm hearing that magrib doesn't end until Isha starts which is ...
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can we offer salat before it's time?

Salamualaikum Sometimes we are in difficult situations where we cannot offer salat. For exemple I work in a company and I don't have enough time to go home, eat, offer salat azhur and then get back ...
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Questions about rules of when to do ghusl/washing/bathing after Menstruation

As a man i have no real idea about the menstruation, i mean what it feels like and if woman can feel it ending etc. I'm afraid my question will end up in a list of questions! Now for example it ...
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not sure if my wudu is valid

Keeping wudu is a struggle for me because I have a lot of gas which is on and off. I can guess sometimes when it might go away although I am not really 100% sure and if it does go away then i end up ...
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Straightening our spine during Sujood

Is it true that it is obligatory to straighten our spine during sujood? I found this hadith A prayer in which a person does not straighten his spine in his rukoo’ and sujood does not count. ...
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End of Asr timing

It it ok if i pray Asr about 50 minutes before the time for magrib starts? I know that the time for Asr is over when the sun starts to turn yellow but I can't really discern the colour and neither can ...
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can nafl prayers make up for obligatory ones?

I have been hearing people say that there is a haadith which states that nafl prayers can makeup for obligatory ones if they are invalid. Is this true?
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Namaz E Janaaza of Hazrat Khadeeja (RA)

Who offered the Namaz E Janaazah of Hadhrat Khadeejah (RA)?? Some people said that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and some people said that Hadhrat Ali Bin Abi Talib (RA). I want to know the correct answer ...
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Repeating Prayer

What is the ruling on a person who repeats his prayers on account of doubts? The prophet said to not pray the same prayer twice in one day so if after a person has prayed in congregation he prays at ...
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Extra rafa ul yadain

Is it mandatory to repeat my prayer if I accidentally add an extra rafa ul yadain while praying behind Imam? If i have to do a prostration of forgetfulness how should I do it behind the Imam?
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Missing of Takbeer E Oola of Salah

What is the Hadith about missing the Takbeer E Oola os Salah? Mention your answer with reference.
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doing Prostration of Forgetfulness at the wrong time

During my Isha prayer I was doing sajda and I don't while I was rising from sujood I don't think I went all the way back so I went back and forth again. I did the prostration of forgetfulness before ...
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Forgot to pray Fajr

I didn't wake up for the Fajr of Friday as I was sick, then forgot to pray it after I woke up and prayed the Jumuaa (Friday) prayer. What should I do?
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staying up late to say night prayer

Is one who intends to say night prayer encouraged to first sleep for some time and then wake up to offer his/her night prayer, or can they simply stay up late till the last third of the night ...
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struggle to keep up with the Imam during prayer at the mosque

I struggle with reciting prayer in my head. I can say it out loud but when it comes to saying it in my head it is very hard. I can't explain why. It just is. It will take me almost an hour to do it ...
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Pronounciation of a certain part of prayer

In salat when you say "samiallahu liman hamida" is it pronounced "hammida" or "hameeda"? I pronounced it hammida so i am not sure if it is correct or not.
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Is it permissible to say no more than these zikrs in Ruku and Sijda, or are they only supplementary zikrs that should come with other main ones?

The following are zikrs that have been narrated in different sources as ones Prophet Muhammad -p.b.u.h- would recite in his daily prayers. (Needless to say, the wording in different sources may ...
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pronouncing the words of salat in my head clearly and concisely

I am having a hard time praying. It takes me a hour hour almost sometimes or atlas 25 minutes. The thing I struggle with is pronouncing the words of the prayer in my head. I can do it out loud but in ...
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why girls are discouraged to attend in Salatul Eid?

Assalamualaikum. In the Indian subcontinent, girls/women are discouraged to attend in Salatul Eid? I don't know about the other parts of the world. However, is there any reason behind it? ...
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laughter during the Eid prayer

During the Eid prayer I laughed because of something a little girl did. It was a very quiet laugh. Do you know if I have to make this prayer up? Should I make it up at home?
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Can salaat'ul hajaat be prayed for

Can salaat'ul hajaat be prayed for having a nikaah which has come to a halt The intention for doing nikaah was for the right reasons with good intention with consent from both sides of the family ...
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Can I pray while having cryotherapy discharge?

I went through a cryotherapy and now I have a watery discharge that changes color and is supposed to last 4-6 weeks. Can I fast and pray during this?
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constant flatulence sometimes / not sometimes when it comes to doing my prayers and is causing me a lot of stress

I have this problem of constant gas. I read online that if you have this then you do one wudu per prayer. But sometimes really late at night it can go away. I am not sure specifically what time it ...
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How do non-Muslims participate in Salaat?

As a Jew, I am allowed by Jewish law to pray in a [Sunni] masjid since it is a place which is completely free of idolatry and Islam maintains the pure monotheism and oneness of Allah. However, from ...
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women's taraweeh is sunnat or nafil

The taraweeh salah for women is sunnat or nafil? Just want to clear it more that when a girl is performing the taraweeh salah then we wilk the girl will perform it as sunnat salah or nafil salah
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what are some extra (mustahab) zikrs to use in different parts of an obligatory prayer?

I've been wondering how one can lengthen their prayer -in order to remain more in praying condition- by using extra zikrs in ruku', sijdah, tashahhud, salaam and so on? I've heard that any prayer in ...
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Is it permissible to split a 4-rakat farz salat into two 2-rakat farz salat?

Can we break longer rakat (farz or sunnat) into shorter ones i.e instead of performing 4 farz rakat of zuhar altogether, can I break them down into two parts of 2 farz rakat? Note that I am not ...
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Sujood, and Salat Tawba

Can I ask Allah in Salat in Sujood of Dua in my own language? I don't know how to make Duas in Arabic. And one more thing: like this sujood, as you all may have heard of Salat Tawba. Can I perform the ...
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Why does the number 3 repeats itself in the Islam?

I've realized that during the Wudu, hands, arms, face, etc are all washed 3 times each one. Also I've noticed that during the Salat, many prayers are repeated 3 times. Also, to divorce, talaq word has ...
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Is it okay to perform Tahajjud after Witir?

Salat Witr is prayed after Salat Taraweeh and Salat Isha in mosque. This the routine followed in the month of Ramadan in my country. If I wake up early and then pray for Tahajjud, Is it okay? I hear ...
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Can I recite kalma instead of surah after surah fatiha in salat?

Is it ok to recite any one of the kalma in salat just after we recite surah fatiha?
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Does prayer timetable stay same every year?

Through out the year prayer times change, but is it the same every year? For example on the 04/07/15 morning prayer is xx:xx, does it stay the same next year at same day and month (04/07/16)? Given ...
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Left one ayat in the middle of surah in Salat

If I am praying and mistakenly I forgot one ayat in the middle of a surah and complete the remaining part of surah (e.g. in surah al-Naas I accidentally skipped ayat no 3 and recited the rest of the ...
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Recitation of Surahs in salah

Is it true that one should not recite same surahs in salah after surah Fatiha in each Rakat? Also that the Surah in present Rakat should be greater then the next Rakat surat? What I do is that I ...
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Can I perform namaz at home without looking the jammath in the masjid

While I am at home can I pray Namaz at home when the jammath timing is not over. And also I can't reach the Mosque on time to attend the jammath. So is there any problem if I pray alone at home?
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Does my Namaz not count?

When the Namaz is performed whole heartedly.Does rolling up of hair and clutching it with a clip before wearing Hijab or Veil makes Namaz not count for Women ?. Please provide proper references If so. ...
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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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Is reciting the Qur'an while standing (as is commonly done in Taraweeh) halal or haram?

I have a question: My friend said we should not offer Taraweeh because reading reciting the Qur'an while standing is haram, but is reading Qur'an while standing actually haram? And if it is haram ...
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Laughter during prayer

Recently during prayer I have had an issue with laughter. I think it is more nervous laughter. Recently I had the urge to laugh when I gave tasleem so when I said the tasleem out loud, my voice shook ...
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Should women also perform Itikaf in Mosque or can they perform it at home also?

I've heard that Itikaf should be done in mosque by women also. But most of them perform it at home. So is it a right practice ? Can anyone put some light on this question of mine.
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Praying on chair

I am unable to bend my knees while sitting in Salah. The doctor has advised me to pray while sitting on a chair. But I can stand well. Can I stand and pray and for prostration only can I sit on the ...
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What is the leniency regarding Qibla direction?

I have heard that there is a leniency of either 15 or 45 degrees with regards to the Qibla. We are trying to set the rows in our Musallah and I would greatly appreciate any information regarding this. ...
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Praying at the Mosque Obligatory for Men?

Assalamu Alaikum. I heard that praying at the mosque is obligatory for men and that prayers performed alone wouldn't be accepted. Is this true? I'm 15 and have school and homework so trying to go to ...