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

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Why we should not sleep after Asr?

I've heard that it's sunnah not to sleep or nap after asr but nobody can tell me why…
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am a muslim girl [closed]

How can I improve the state of my iman in a household that is not helpful at all?
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Is it wrong to miss Jummah on Friday due to school?

I'm a freshman in highschool, I'm allowed to prayed duhr prayers in school and I do, but I'm unable to attend the Friday prayers since I can't leave the school building. I came across this hadith: ...
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Praying namaz at home instead of mosuqe behind deobandis

I have a mosuqe near my house, which is very disturbing. They have 12 speaker outside and 8 inside, so it becomes too difficult if your praying inside and even at friday prayers. They start everything ...
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If a person masturbates but stops himself before he ejaculates would he need to perform ghusl for namaz?

If a person masturbates but stops himself before he ejaculates would he need to perform ghusl for namaz? or can he perform namaz? please provide reference thank you.
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wearing animal hair or skin during salat?

I heard that if even a single hair of a Carnivore animal(even a cat) or one died in a Haram way be on your clothes; it will make your Salat not acceptable, any confirmation with references please?
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Where to start in Prayer? If someone enters in Prayer with a group of people praying together. [duplicate]

I want to ask question related to Prayer. It is considered more valuable if group of muslims pray "Faraz" together in the leadership of "imam". And one want to join them, while they have completed "2 ...
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How to make up for missed salat for years?

Lately i discovered the importance of salat and it will be first thing to be asked on judgement day and i have missed so much due to negligence. How do one make up for years of missed salat? What does ...
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Is wiping of the nose with hand or cloth permitted during prayers?

Sometimes, when I pray, I feel so overcome with gratitude and love for the One that created, clothed, sustained and thought me everything I know that I end up shedding tears in prostration. This ...
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Proper way to do Neyat (intention for prayer)

I have seen many people, do the intention of prayer (Neyat), in languages which they feel like. Some do it in urdu, punjabi and vice versa. The way i have learned from my elder is "Do rakhat namaz ...
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Niyat for Sunnah Umrah Namaz

Assalaamualaikum Please Share the Niyat for 2 Rakat Sunnah Umrah Namaz in Arabic with transliteration and translation
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how to interpret/understand ' Aqeem-us-salah'?

it is popularly interpreted as establish the prayer. but what is the meaning of establish the prayer, why god is asking us to establish the prayer, why not he is saying recite/read/perform the ...
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prayer to Allah

4 men are praying. One muslim man, one Jewish man and one Christian and one non religious man These 4 men ask for the same thing. They all seek for happiness and blessings. I m aware Allah can see ...
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Should darood be recited along with the congregational prayers if one joins it in the second. third or forth rakath?

If I join the congregational prayers/jamaat in the second rakat and said my prayer along with the imam through second, third and forth rakat, should I also recite the Darood-e-Ibrahim along with the ...
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Making a (worldly) task obstacle for salat

I understand that salat is an important or perhaps the most important pillar of Islam. Whenever we have to choose between performing salat and an worldly task, definitely we must choose salat. I ...
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Why don't we mention صلوٰة الشفع and صلوٰة الوتر as opposed to mentioning “Witr” only in our discussion of witr prayers?

When praying 3 rakat witr: I was thought from childhood to say i intend to pray "salat shafa-e" for the 1st 2 even numbered rakats and then "witr" for the odd or 3rd rakat. but in our online ...
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Can i recite a SURAT after Faatihat in my 3rd and 4th rakat if i meet Imam in the 3rd rakat (which is my 1st rakat in this case) in ishai

Thank you very much. If i meet imam in the 3rd Rakat (Ishai prayer-where 3rd and 4th rakats are only Faatihat rakats) and of course complete the 4th rakat with him. Now i have done only 2 rakats. To ...
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Is the entire procedure of a four rak'at namaz present in the hadith?

Where do we find the exact sequence to be followed while offering a 4-rak'ah salat in the hadith? I mean, first, the surah fatiha, followed by a surah, then ruku', then getting up, then performing 2 ...
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Where do we find the number of rakats in prayers in the hadith literature?

We are aware of the number of rakats that are there in each salat. How did we get these numbers ? Are they mentioned in any hadith ? Also, the number of rakats that are farz and those that are wajib.. ...
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after offering salah i always feel something is release from my body.. what could be is that?

after offering my salah i always feel something is release from my body I want to find out what could be is that?? and before salah I feel so heavy and confused whether should I go for salah to finish ...
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Can I join Asar with Zuhr?

Assalamu Alaikum brothers/sisters. I work in an IT firm and my duty period is usually 8-5. My office is about 50km's away from my home. I get my lunch break at 1.00 PM so I can pray Zuhr without any ...
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why is there a difference in prayer time between shia and sunni

I live in a country in which it is possible to hear both sunni and shia (azan), I noticed that sunni azan always precedes shia azan by few minutes ( from 5 to 15 min). Why is there such a difference? ...
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Advice to pray at work

I do not have a designated prayer location at work. What I did was to proceed to the nearest fireman stairways to pray. But the stairways was dirty and full of cobwebs. i tried searching for other ...
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regarding Jamat prayers

1) should imam step forward during recitation as the third person joins the jamat prayer? If so, should he finish before stepping forward or it is okay while reciting the surah Fatiha 2) if wu'du ...
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Should we recite a surah in the last two rakat

Asalamualikum, When praying a 4 rakat Salah, whether it is sunnah or fard, do we recite a surah after reciting Fatiha on the third and fourth rakat ? Does this apply to all 4 rakat salah?
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What is the intention of salat sunnah after salat Jumuah?

I notice that after salat jumuah people do two versions of salat sunnah, 2 rakaat or 4 rakaat. What are the proper intentions of those two versions?
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Whimsy about the status of my wudhu is affecting my salah

Basically I have a problem that as soon as I start doing wudhu I begin to get all types of feeling such as passing wind but mostly that something will release from my private parts. I get very anxious ...
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Can a Sunni Muslim offer prayers in a Shiite mosque?

Many peoples says don't offer salat in a Shiite mosque if you are Sunni Muslim. Is it impermissible to pray in a Shiite mosque?
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Is prayer acceptable if my wudhu breaks?

My wudhu breaks if I had gone to the toilet just before that, but if I wait for 20-30 minutes then it is not a problem. Even in some case, it still breaks. Will my prayer be accepted, if it breaks ...
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Is it required to offer atleast a Nafl namaz between a qaza and a farz namaaz?

I had heard that farz namaaz can't be offered directly after praying a qaza namaaz and vice-versa (i.e. qaza namaaz can't be offered directly after praying a farz namaaz). Either there has to be a ...
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What is the minimum number of people required to form a jamaat?

What is the minimum number of people required to form a jamaath? (Any farz namaz)
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Importance of Friday prayers

I am working in a company and my boss is not allowing me for friday prayers event and not accepting my leaves on the same day. What can I do? help me in this regard in the light of the QURAN AND ...
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How to overcome missed prayers of a year

What if a person who had been missing namaz for years (like some of us do), and eventually start praying everyday. What he/she wants to overcome the missed prayers of all the years he/she had missed. ...
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Move the index finger up and down in Salah

I have seen some people move their index finger up and down constantly in Salah while sitting down. I have also seen some people only move index finger up when saying: ash hadu al-La ilaha ...
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How to pray qaza of qasr prayer?

On my way back to home while traveling, I missed asr prayer. Now I am at home and praying full prayers. How should I pray qaza of my asr prayer, two rakats or four? When Magrib time started, I was in ...
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What is the correct way to recite Darood Sharif - Durood e Ibrahim?

I have been listening Darood Sharif on youtube and I have notice reciter say Muhammadin and other reciter say Muhammad. Also reciters say Ibraheem and Ibraheema. So for example: Reciter One: ...
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Prayer Timetable

Some people break their fast of 1 or 2 minutes later than the time in the timetable as precaution . Is this a commendable act ? What about the injunction to hasten breaking fast ?
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What's the significance of placing one's right hand over the head after the prayer?

What is the significance of placing the right hand on one's head after the prayer? Is it a manner of praying/supplication? If so, how is it different from the usual raising of the palms and having ...
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Offering salah in front of a curtain that has parrot images

Assalam alaikum, Today I got one doubt while offering Isha namaz. I am staying in a hotel. Towards qibla direction I have a glass window. On the other side of glass window, two statues are there. ...
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To what extent is movement permissible in order to silent the phone if it starts ringing during the prayer?

While saying the prayers if someones phone (while in the pocket or kept on the ground) starts to ring, is it allowed to silent it through some minimal movement? If so, what minimal movement in ...
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Son's responsibility on fathers salat

According to the Shia school of thought, it's the sons responsibility to complete any salat which his father missed when the father passes away. According to the Sunni school of thought, does the son ...
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Praying out from Earth

In a hypothetical conversation, a friend of mine that is atheist asked how a muslim can find qibla if the salat is performed out from Earth (in the Moon or Mars, by example). Praying in direction to ...
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Praying like other sects

Is there any problem by praying by the way that muslims from other sects does? And if I was praying alone?
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How many ayat needed after al Fatihah?

I currently have another Muslim brother staying in my house. We have been praying some of our Salat together at home; sometimes he leads and sometimes I do. Sometimes when he leads Maghrib or Ishaa, ...
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Keeping in Ablution where its difficult to maintain

I m from Pakistan, we don't have gas in winters,here to warm up water and less electricity in summers. Especially in winters, as there is no hot water and its already 1 C and no way to get shower to ...
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Is it necessary to take-off the shoes while saying the prayers?

Is it mandatory to take-off one's shoes in order to say one's prayer/salah, if one's sure of them being clean? reference required
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Can men and women stand next to each other during congregational prayers?

Is it permissible for men and women to stand next to each other and mixed together during congregational prayer? Will their prayers be void? Source required.
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Can a woman/female lead the prayer?

Is it permissible for women to lead the congregational prayers? Will the prayers of those praying under her leadership be void, if they did unknowingly or were misled? Background: Women promote ...
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Why is index finger of the right hand raised in the second and final unit/rakat of the prayer?

What is the reason of raising the index finger of the right hand while sitting after performing the two prostration/sajood of the second and final unit/rakat of the prayer? What is the source of this ...
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What is the significance of washing the feet instead of doing wuzu before saying the prayers?

What is the significance of washing the feet instead of doing the wuzu* before saying the prayers? Does it equate to wuzu? Or is it a type of wuzu? * by wuzu I mean the widely know practice ...