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

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Is it possible for a woman to be Imam al-jama’a for women? (Sunni view)

I’d like to know if it is possible for a woman to be Imam al-Jama’a? ( for wajib prayer(Salat)) Note: I am looking for the viewpoint of Sunni brothers.
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Is my congregational prayer invalid if a person walks in front of me?

So today in the mosque I arrived 2 ruk'as late for Asr prayer, when the imam finished I started to complete the remainder, during this time a guy decided to cross in front of me, I know it will ...
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How to focus in Salah?

In accordance with a verse of the holy Qur'an, a character of Mo'menin is Khoshoo'(humility) in Salah. Surah al-Mo'menoon, the first and second verses: قَدْ أَفْلَحَ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ . ...
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If I do a sin unknowingly, is it a sin?

Before I reached the age of puberty, my mother said I offer Salah too fast, so when she was in the room, I used to stay in Qayam for a bit after reciting Suraahs and then go to sajidah.
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Reciting the Quran in English

Let me start from introducing myself, I am an 18-year-old boy and have been thinking like crazy about this, but this is my conclusion to ask someone, because I have no idea. I was on a website ...
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Is it true that sunni muslim think shias say خان الامین after their pray?

As a shia muslim this is very important for me to know how sunni brothers think about us because I believe knowing each others opinion and beliefs can be effective in muslim union. some things that I ...
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Reference to Sh. Uthaimeen's fatwa in TAMIL

There are some people who think that they can combine salatul jumuah with Asr due to rain. A noble scholar, Sheikh Uthaimeen, from the recent past explains that this should not be done. It is in ...
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Joining Salah Late

Do I make the Niyyah if I joined late or just jump in? Do I read the Thana if I joined late or just jump in? Is it prohibited to join the Jammat while in Ruku or Sujood? Do I read Attahiyatu if I ...
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Alahuma Salee w salem ala sydna muhammad?

What is the meaning of the following (Alahuma Salee w salem ala sydna muhammad), is the salaa mentioned here is the same sala that we perform, asking this to understand how can we say Allah ...
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Do we have to pray as soon as the time for prayer comes?

Do we have to pray as soon as it is a valid time to do so or we have the whole time between two prayers (lets say for example its time to pray Duhr but I prayed befor Asr starts in 30 mins). Another ...
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How do Prayers keep a person away from sin?

According to Quran’s point of view one of the effects of Prayers is that it keeps one away from sins and unlawful things. Because Quran says: Recite, [O Muhammad], what has been revealed to you ...
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Sunnah and nafal rakats in Prayers/Salat

As we all know almost all prayers consists on Sunnahs, Nawafils and Fard, e.g Dhuhar prayer has 4 Sunnahs, 4 Fard, 2 Sunnahs, 2 Nawafils. Now my question here is that is it ok if i only pray 4 Fard as ...
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Is it haram to pray Fajr befor duhr?

If i don`t manage to wake up for Fajr, can i pray once i wake up after sunrise or would it be Haram as the sun rises between the horns of the devil according to the following hadeeth: The Prophet ...
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How to be a proper Imam in a congregation of fardhu correctly? (Leading of Prayers)

Assalamu Alaikum all I'm new here and I can't find any questions that is related to "How to be an Imam." Just would like to establish that my question is here for my own setting (and hopefully for ...
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How does praying towards Kaabah not amount to Shirk?

Assalamu alaikum. I am following Islam and very proud to be Muslim. I have few question to clarify my doubts. Islam is against of idol workship and all the activities in Islam is different than the ...
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If one person is praying farz salaat,can another person join him in jamaat?

As salaamu alaikum, One person is praying farz salaat alone. Another person enters and he knows that the person already praying is offering farz salaat. Can he join him to form a jamaat? Thanks!
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Is praying in a Mosque Fard?

Asalam-o-Alaikum My dear brothers, The country I currently live in does not allow for a Call to prayers to be made, therefore according to the below hadith, is my prayer Invalid at home or is it ...
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Did Prophets before Muhammed (PBUH) perform Prayers?

How did earlier prophets before Muhammed (PBUH) worship Allah ? Was there Salah during the period of Adam(PBUH), was it mandatory to offer Prayers for them ?
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How can people pray in space?

I have been wondering about the interpretation of scholars regarding praying in an environment rather then earth. For example today there already astronauts living on the space station for months. Or ...
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Pray only fard rakaat

I have a doubt, can we pray only fard avoiding sunnah rakaat? After visiting several web pages I didn't find one solid answer to my question. I'm not saying that sunnah rakaats are useless but can we ...
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Is it permissible to raise our hands in salah? [duplicate]

I m a practicing Muslim and offen visit Saudi Arab for Umrah and Hajj and also vidits UAE for business, there I saw majority of peoples do Rfaidain(raising hands) in Namaz, When I come back and Offer ...
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How to correct imam in jamaat prayer [duplicate]

In particular I'm interested in how to react to two mistakes that an Imam could make: In Salatul Witr - when the imam forgets to recite Allahu Akbar, should someone praying behind him raise his ...
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How do I pray the missing Salah

My question is how do I pray the Salah that I have been missing? I know its a sin if one don't pray his Salah on time and he have to ask for forgiveness but after that, how do I pray my Qadha Salah? ...
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Prayer times calculation methods differences and what school of calculation I should follow

Salam Alikum brothers, I live in a small city with no mosques in it, it is 1.30 hours drive from Chicago, IL . I know there are 5 methods (schools) to calculate prayer times Muslim World League ...
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How should I perform Tasleem when joining late

How should I perform the tasleem on the fourth rakat when I join late in jamaat. Lets say on the third rakat? Do I complete it as everyone does and then do the remaining missed rakat? Do the missed ...
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End time of Magrib before it becomes Qaza

I've heard people say a particular Ṣalāt is not Qaza until the beginning of the next prayer. I don't believe Magrib last long and get the feeling it's gone if I delay it by 15 miniutes or so. So ...
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Should I repeat whatever the imam speaks in salah?

Should I stay quiet or repeat whatever the imam speaks while praying salah in congregation?
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Folding pants in salat for open ankles

I am really confused about this. I know that men should keep the bottom of their pants above their ankles, so I fold my pants. But I have heard that it is not right to fold your pants and some say ...
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Is reciting qunoot mandatory in fajr salat?

In shaafi's book, I have studied that 'Qunoot is mandatory in fajr salat', after returning from second ruku, we have to recite qunoot at childhood. After that, I'm not having believe on shaafi , ...
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Concept of Raza(permission) of Imam in Islam

Is Raza(permission) of authoritative leader \caliph\ Imam required to lead prayers in Islam? Assuming the leader \Amir exists among us.
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Can one pray Tahajjud later in the night after they have prayed 20 rakah Taraweeh

In almost all of the mosques here, Witr is prayed in congregation after the 20 rakah Taraweeh prayer. But as far as I know, Witr is to be prayed after Tahajjud if someone wishes to pray Tahajjud. So I ...
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Are non Muslims allowed to pray Congregational Salat in Mosques [duplicate]

Non Muslims have asked me to pray salat in Mosques , for the purpose of Dawah I really took the person to Mosque and showed him how to pray and he joined the congregational prayer, Is this correct to ...
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Is istinja part of wudu?

I am confused if istinja is part of wudu because one has to perform wudu before performing salah but does this mean they have to perform istinja too? When I search online on how to do wudu, look in ...
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What is the procedure of salat in case of injury in leg making it difficult (opens the wound) to perform sajdah?

I have an injury in my left foot downwards from knee. I can easily walk and run but while in salat in the state of sajdah when the injury is touching floor it hurts and also stretches which tends to ...
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Time limits for Salat [Hanafi School] [duplicate]

I know the starting time of Fajr and its ending time. Starting time of Zuhr is also from mid of day. But When it ends? Is it till Asar? If it is so then what time of Asar? The time specified by ...
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Praying on an extended flight

Selam, I am traveling to visit family in Turkey, and I have with enough time to pray zuhr, but not Asr, before I leave. The flight is a 12 hour flight straight from LA to Istsanbul, and thus I won't ...
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Not being able to maintain Wudu during Ramadan for Taraweeh prayer

When I don't eat, my body builds up a lot of gas. During Ramadan, I have this problem where I'm not able to maintain my Wudu for Taraweeh later at night. Trying to maintain it is actually bad for my ...
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Question about a hadith involving a house in Jannah

"Whoever prays 12 rakaat in the day and night, a house in Jannah will be built for him." [Muslim] I ask, must those 12 rakaat be 'additional' to the other obligatory rakaat in the 5 salawat?
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What is the best time for optional night prayer?

Optional night prayer is a confirmed Sunnah and it is the best prayer after the obligatory ones. The Prophet (may Allah exalt his mention) said: The best prayer after the obligatory prayer is ...
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What is the time for the Fajr startting and ending? [duplicate]

How do I know that the Fajr time has started by looking at the light coming from the sky?
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What time does Fajr end exactly? [duplicate]

I always see daylight before the actual Sun rise time, also I'm aware that it is prohibited to pray during sun rise. So what time does end (or how many minutes before predicted sun rise times)?
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Should I make Qasar & jamma' if I move in-between city or islands in the same country?

I do know that when travelling more than a said distance it is permissible to perform Jammu(combining 2 prayers) and Qasar(shortening prayers) accordingly as per the guidance. But what I would like to ...
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Is sitting (praying) while being able to stand a form of bidah?

A masjid nearby where I live has chairs set out on the side of each row. I understand that there are some elderly people who may need to sit while praying, otherwise it would be difficult for them. ...
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Reciting quran in a loud voice when praying alone

Sometimes when I'm praying alone, I like to recite a surah out loud because it helps me concentrate, and because for some reason, it gives me more motivation to recite longer surah's. Am I allowed to ...
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Islamic laws for Salat while in battlefield or at war

How should the prayers (salat) be performed in battlefield? How about when one is bleeding? How about when one is on a mission and must complete the mission within a given time frame and don't get ...
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Is it permissible to make dua'a during a mandatory prayer?

Bismillah. Someone once told me that it's better to make du'a in the sajda (prostrating) when we are praying a sunnah prayer, rather than to make it during a mandatory prayer. Is this true? Or can we ...
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What is the maximum number of days when travelling in which one can combine prayers?

There are many different opinions on this subject, but as we know, it is permissble to combine, and shorten prayers when travelling (on vacation for example). As such, one would be allowed to pray ...
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Where to stand in jamaat when we came late

Some one came late to jamaat ,Imam and only one maamoom are performing the last rakaat of pray(in atahiyyath).maumoom stand at the very right side,then where should the second maumoom stand?(left side ...
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When imam forgets in prayer?

What should a person do if the imam forgets a sujood in prayer and the mamoom indicates , but the imam continues and does not do Sajdatu Sahu. Continue praying with the imam Stop praying with the ...
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Imam's beliefs are doubtful

I am suspicious about Imam's beliefs regarding(Walee Ullah). His saying about pious people(Walee Ullah) is that they are more closer to GOD. So ask them to pray for you instead pray directly. He put ...