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

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Is it permissible to raise our hands in salah?

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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Procedure of salat in case of injury

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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Istikhara Prayer

Assalamu'alaikum brothers and sisters! I have a question about Istikhara Prayer.Each one I read on the internet mentions that It just makes us to take a decision with the help of Allah but we can't ...
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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 ...
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Why there are only two Rakats in Farz Salaat for Juma?

Assalaam-u-Aalaikum My question is why there are only two Rakats in Farz Salat for Jumma and we have four Rakats for Farz Salat of Zohar?? Is there any reason behind. Please post answer with ...
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Is raf` yadain mandatory in salah?

Is it obligatory in prayer to do raf` yadain (raising the hands) or not?
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How is sajday sahaw offered?

Please tell me how is sajday sahaw offered and what if a person forgets to do sajday sahaw? Do we have to re-offer that salat? Please help me...
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Sunnah prayers; how many rak'āt?

As a recent convert to Islam, I have been a little confused by the issue of Sunnah prayers, I understand that these are extra rak'āt before and after the five daily prayers. The area that I am unsure ...
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Why muslims have different ways for Wudhu (ablution)?

I know about Quran verses and the different proofs everyone brings. My question is that, why Muslims have different ways of ablution and argue on that: When Prophet(sa) was amongst them for 23 years ...
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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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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 ...