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

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How should I deal with the difficulties I am facing regarding daily prayers?

Salam! So I am new to Islam. I took Shahada on the 30th last month. I have a question regarding prayers, mainly the daily prayers. Can I start off with learning that and then branch out into other ...
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New & Overwhelmed [on hold]

Salam! :) I'm new to Islam, have reverted on the 30th of last month. What I'm having trouble with is feeling overwhelmed and needing to know EVERYTHING as soon as possible. Even though I know that ...
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What happens if i don't know how to do one of the essential parts of prayer?

I have been praying for so long and i still don't know one little part of the essential pillars. I have just found out about the 14 pillars of prayer, and i know i can do 13 of them but one of them i ...
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Is it obliged to reduce the prayer when we had a journey?

As salam. I have an issue. I thought so long, we could pray in full prayer length, when we have just traveled. Yesterday, Our Imam came from another region. In the prayer of Al-asr and Isha (I did not ...
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What should I do if I cannot perform Jumuah salah

Salaamun alaykum, if I have no friends with me (or possibility) to perform a Jumuah salah, what should I do? Should I just perform Zuhr?
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Limit time and order for making up a salat

When missing a salat, is there any limit time when you can't make up this salat anymore ? And when, for some reasons, someone comes to miss more than one salat, does he have to make up these salawat ...
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Can I pray tahajjud with only sura Fariha, and sura Ikhlas?

Assalamu alaikum, I'm confused about the exact procedure of this prayer. I read in some places that there is no mandatory rules for tahajjud, and found somewhere that in every rakat we can recite ...
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Is it reasonable for an infertile woman to pray to bear a child?

Some prayers would be considered unreasonable, e.g., asking Allah to turn the Earth into cheese (as a silly, proof of concept example). In these settings, we can expect Allah to be unresponsive to ...
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Fasting timing in europe other than Ramadan

I live in europe and need to keep shawwal fast but timings are strange, as Athan Pro app for iPhone or Andriod shows Fajr will be at 5:48 am but at that time it is so daylight. Please tell me how to ...
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Direction at which to look while praying

During the obligatory and non-obligatory prayers (many) muslims look or focus at the point of prostration. Is there a specific reason for this ? Are there any angles at which the worshipper can not ...
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Can we pray with make up on face?

Assalamu alaikum, Sometimes we do make up in some occasions or for other purposes, or in front our husband. In this case, can we pray with make up? Jazakallah Khaier
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Does crying because of a sin break the wudu or invalidate prayer?

If one cries in prayer out of remorse and guilt for a sin that he committed invalidate the prayer or the wudu? I know crying due to worldly affairs invalidates the prayer but what if you cry out of ...
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Is school/work a valid excuse for missing jummah [duplicate]

I'm currently still in school and am not allowed out unless it's lunch time (which occurs before jummah) and because of this I am forced to miss jummah more than 3 times in a row. Am I a kafir of ...
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Is it improper to pray for someone you only know online?

In online Muslim support groups, I often see Muslims talking about personal struggles and others saying they will pray for them. However, (I presume) these two people only know each other online, and ...
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Truth - Zuhr 4 rakat Sunnah and making hellfire haram?

Salam I have read this from somewhere but want to know if this is true or not? Looking for answers from the Sunni perspective Virtues of the Four Rak'aah Sunnah of Zuhr The Prophet (...
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If you Missed all four Rakat?

Dear if you arrive and see that the imam is at the ATTA HIYAT, and going to finish nimaz, so is it better to join the jamat and repeat all four rakat by yourself or wait for the 2nd nimaz and pray all ...
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Place of prayer - Pak

Sunni Hanafi so, one question came up. I always have been brought up and told when praying, make sure it is in a clean place, as clean as possible. If one is travelling and is staying at hotels, ...
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I have been offering the 4 farz and 4 sunnat wrongly. what do I do now?

I offer prayer 5 times a day and have been trying to do it since 2012. We are in 2016 now and yesterday during a discussion I got to know that I have been offering 4 farz and 4 sunnat wrongly which ...
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Making up prayer if missed due to work

Sunni Hanafi I want to know what the ruling is where if someone is working an they have missed their prayer such as Zohr or Asr or even Mughrib, how can one make up the prayer? Most of the time the ...
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Do I have to say this dua before every salah?

Inni wajjahtu wajhiya lillazi fatars smawati wal arza hanii-fo-wn-wamaa ana minal mushrikeen. For example, let's say I want to pray Maghrib (3 raka'a fard and 2 raka'a sunnah). So, I first recite ...
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Can people with disability use computers to pray in their locality?

I have an idea of developing a social network where people who can't go to the mosque for a valid reason can use a computer to virtually pray together in their locality. Is is right in Islam to do so? ...
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Which school of fiqh recommends this recitation in witr prayer?

A few years ago i have been told that it is recommended to recite after the fatiha in shaf'a and witr or 3 rak'a witr prayer the following surahs: 1st raka'a of shaf'a: surah al-A'la (87). 2nd raka'...
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Without Bra Namaz is not allowed?

I recently came to know that, it is forbidden to offer prayer(namaz) if a woman is not wearing bra, is there any proof? any authentic source available which stops woman from offering prayer without ...
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Which is better, praying in jamaah but not focus or praying alone but focus?

Friends i want to ask the best opinion about my story, yesterday i prayed on the mosque near my house because i heard there will be some adventages if i pray in jamaah but surprisingly the mosque was ...
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Dua's to recite while praying.

I'm a 20 year old guy. I have many doubts about what dua's to be read while praying. I am ashamed to clarify it with the elders here because of my age. Can anyone please tell me what dua's to recite ...
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Can Dhikr be performed any time?

I know that there are certain times when Salah is forbidden. But is dhikr forbidden during those times as well? What about making dua and reciting Quran?
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Watery drops due to hugging and kissing

I,m married.I have noticed sometimes drop come out of penis like transparent water when I hug my wife or kiss her.Do I have to take bath after this or my colthes become unclean?
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Was Salat already prescribed for Isa (AS)?

In Quran 19: 31 "And He has made me blessed wheresoever I be, and has enjoined on me Salat (prayer), and Zakat, as long as I live." Were Salat and Zakah already prescribed then? My understanding is ...
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How to respond when you hear multiple Azans(call to prayer)?

Asalamualaikum, I think many of you may have come across this issue. Generally when we hear the Azan , we do the following: Repeat what the Mu'aththin says, except for when he says: "حَيَّ عَلَى ...
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Is Friday prayer replacement for Duhur prayer?

I been recently into a conversation where I was told that Friday prayer should be read with Duhur prayer like after Friday prayer. Also there was a part that your prayer isn't compete until you read ...
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prayer in group is it mandatory?

i live in a Westren non-islamic country, where masjids are far away from me and i cannot travel long distance to do my prayers in Jama'aat . according to the verse of Holy Quran "WARKUU MA'RAKEEN" ...
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Catch up with rapid recitation in taraweeh - skip sana?

In taraweeh, the imam recites so fast that by the time i finish sana-audhubillah-bismillah, he finishes surah fatiha. Is it allowed to read only bismillah or should i complete the sequence no matter ...
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If someone do not pray 5 time, is he/she Kafer?

I try my best to do my prayers on time and would not miss any. Recently, i watched a youtube video by one of the Islamic lecturer from Saudi Arabia , quoting a hadith which i do not have knowledge to ...
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Splitting witr into 2 and 1 rakah

In a mosque, where I go to namaz taraweeh, some people are doubtful about witr after taraweeh, that is whether we should split 3 rakah of witr into 2 and 1 rakah or should we do it like maghrib (3 ...
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How to make my wishes come true

Assalamualaikum to all the brothers and sisters. Today I would like to know some of the important prayers to pray or things to do in order to get what I really want from the core of my heart. please ...
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Salawat (durud), Sending Salam to Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him during Salat in Tashahhud [duplicate]

My question is about the Tashahhud in the five time prayers, "ATTAHIYAATU LILLAHI VAS SALAVAATU VAT TAYYABAATU ; ASSALAMU ALAIKA AYYUHAN NABIYU VA RAHMATULLAHI VA BARKATUHU", My understanding is ...
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Offering Sunnah prayer while Fajr congregation prayer is going on

Is it permissible to offer the two Sunnah rakat at the Fajr while congregation prayer of the fardh is going on? Please give some clarification and references jazakomullah khaira.
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Gelatin in Protein tablets

I know someone and they came up to me and said that their protein tablets that they take everyday have gelatin in and she didn't realise that at first, but i want to know what happens to her in Islam ...
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Going from “never prayed in my life” to my first prayer?

Prayer is central to Islam, but as a newbie, I find myself in the situation where I've never actually prayed in my life (ever) and now I'm trying to figure out how to pray. So I YouTubed how to pray, ...
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Figuring out right calculation method of prayer time

I shifted to uk last year and I have been confused by the fact that people I live with think they are hardcore and correct in Islam and everything and get hot headed when told them to correct e.g. The ...
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Is it obligatory to pray Taraweeh in the mosque?

I couldn't find any resources detailing whether Taraweeh must be praid in the mosque or not!. All the resources I found so far give details about the number of rakahs, method of prayer and timing, ...
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Why do Muslims say Subhan Allah, Alhamdulillah and Allahu Akbar for 33 times after daily prayers?

Muslims say Subhan Allah, Alhamdulillah and Allahu Akbar for 33 times after each daily prayer (salat). What do these words mean and what is the reason for saying them? Also, why exactly 33 times ?
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From the Islamic perspective, how can a Christian pray to Allah?

According to Dr. Zakir Naik, if you are a True Christian, then you can still go to Jannah. And to be a true Christian, you have to meet some conditions: You have to believe in one God (no trinity) ...
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Is sleeping a necessary condition for Tahajjud?

I want to know that whether or not sleeping is a necessary condition for Tahajjud ? For example this fatwa says that Tahajjud means praying after sleeping : https://islamqa.info/en/143240
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Salah- Taraweeh & Tahjud

I perform Taraweeh prayers with Jamath in Masjid during Ishah. Can I pray Tahjud prayers later on at home during third part of night - before early morning? Is Taraweeh same as Tahjud or is it a ...
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Mother is diagnosed of terminal illness and she is too negative about it

My mother has been diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. She went through one chemo so far and she is recovering. Even the doctors are very positive. However, she is extremely negative about her situation. ...
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How am I supposed to pray when I'm having terrible headaches?

From the Verse (4:103) and some ahadith -like (Sahih al-Bukhari 1117) Narrated `Imran bin Husain: I had piles, so I asked the Prophet (ﷺ) about the prayer. He said, "Pray while standing and ...
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Would Allah ever decrease our good deeds?

According to Surah Muhammad Verse 35: "So do not weaken and call for peace while you are superior; and Allah is with you and will never deprive you of [the reward of] your deeds." - Quran 47:35 But ...
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Can women pray in public, like men?

Asalamu-alaikum, When we are travelling, men often find mosques or pray in the public. (This is when shortening the prayer is not an option). But for women, how can they manage? Many scholars ...
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Is it compulsory for Imam of a masjid/mosque to have a beard?

Recently an acquaintance of mine was refused for being the imam of a mosque, just on the ground that he does'nt had a beard. He is a admirable and pious man with a sound knowledge of Quran. He is also ...