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

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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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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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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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What are some authentic Hadiths regarding Prophet Muhammad _p.b.u.h_ offered his prayers with his arms folded? (i.e. Qabz ul-yadain)? [closed]

I have been after some reliable Hadiths on the legitimacy of praying with one's arms folded (i.e.qabz ul-yadain). Those* who are strongly against this practice claim that this is Bid'ah, since it has ...
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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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Sharia law is Valid for Christian?

Hello i wanted to know is the Sharia law is applicable also for Christian people? Example to file an annulement is Sharia Court? Tnx
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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 ...
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What is dua-e-noor?

What is dua of noor and when did Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H) recite this dua? And what are the exact words of this dua?
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Making du'a and touching prayer map

Asalam alaykum. I have 2 questions: 1) Can women touch the prayer map when they are in menses? 2) When women make du'as, are their duas going to be accepted? How can they proceed for their du'as to ...
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Friday zohar prayer at home

I am an Indian now staying in gulf country outside from city in village area, there is a masjid (mosque) but so far we can’t go by walk there and not available the taxi in time, so for Friday prayer ...
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Rocking back and forth during Tashahud

When I used to pray I had a hard time pronouncing the words in my head, so in order to help me during Tashahud, I would rock back and forth because it made it easier to get the words out. I am trying ...
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What is the proof to pray Dzuhur/Asr silently? ALLAH in Al-Quran says 17/110

As-Salaumu Alaykum! Please provide proof from Al-Qur'an and/or reliable hadith to support the instruction to make Dzuhr and Asr prayers silently (without loud recitation of Al-Qur'an). We pray - ...
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What is the proof that Islam is THE truth? How can I have 100% certainty?

How do I 100% know for sure that Islam is the truth? How can I be sure that the Islamic worldview - of what Islam says about this world and the afterlife - is true? Can I do better do then just "have ...
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Praying Tahajjud in the summers. Can anyone give me some advice please

Assalamalaikum, My understanding of tahajjud is that it is the (nafal) prayer that is prayed after one sleeps and awakes for the purpose of prayer: They arise from [their] beds; they supplicate ...
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Missed Prayer due to sometimes inability to keep wudu

For the longest time I struggled with Praying. I had difficulty with keeping wudu. Sometimes I could keep it sometimes I could not. I found it extremely stressful so i stopped praying for 2-4 years. ...
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Mistake in salah

I was leading the Isha prayer. I forgot the last raka and the people reminded me by saying 'Subhan Allah'. So, I got up and completed that raka and I did the taya. When the taya was complete I did 2 ...
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Is it a sin to offer only fard salat?

Is it sinful to not offer sunah salat but offer only fard salat? e.g to offer 2 faraz in fajar slat? to offer 4 fard in zuhar salat? to offer 4 fard in asar salat? to offer 3 fard in maghrib salat? ...
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can Allah go against his own revelation and test a soul beyond its limit?

According to the verse Quran 2 :286 Allah does not test a soul beyond its limit. Allah does not charge a soul except [with that within] its capacity. It will have [the consequence of] what ...
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Prayer prohibiting immorality

in the Qur'an Allah says: "Recite, [O Muhammad], what has been revealed to you of the Book and establish prayer. Indeed, prayer prohibits immorality and wrongdoing" Qur'an (29:45) so if one ...
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Source of hadith about concentration during prayer

Does anyone know the source of this or similar hadith and the level of authenticity? The hadith is about Ali (RA) praying Salat to show his concentration level when Prophet Muhammad (SAW) offered a ...
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While I'm in my praying can I say Dua in different languages?

If I don't know the Arabic meaning of a Dua, can I say the Dua in a different language?
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Is it possible to pray in Jamat two with only wife?

There are situation I cannot go to mosque and my wife is at home. I it possible that I become imam and my wife is my mukim(I not sure this exact term). What is the rule then. Should we stand in ...