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

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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 ...
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What is the implications of auto-brewery syndrome in Islam?

What is the implications of auto-brewery syndrome in Islam? I know one cannot pray intoxicated. (Surah An-Nisā' 4:43) However does the person suffering from auto-brewery syndrome have to adhere to ...
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A few questions about Islam and Allah - I don't understand [closed]

I have a few questions about Islam and Allah which I would like to ask. I have been quite frustrated for some time now as to why/how/etc... in regards to these questions. Ok so here goes: 1) Why ...
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How to remember the time for prayer and to fight the Satan whispering to us?

I have a problem lately, I don't know why I keep missing my Isyaa' prayer. It's been almost 2 weeks now. I want to keep praying and pray to Allah and I keep forgetting or just jump into bed and sleep. ...
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Is wudu necessary to offer namaz in Masjid e haraam?

I am in MAKKAH to offer Umrah. The place for Wudu is really far from Bait-ALLAH.
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Salat according to prophet

I have a question regarding salat. Where should I keep my eyes during bowing, between 2 prostration and tashahud. According to quran and ahadiths. Plz mention the references. As I want to follow ...
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What is a muslim prayer curtain?

I am not a muslim but I just hope I could get some information here. There is a meme circulating online that president Barack Obama has held a prayer curtain in the White House: Regardless if this ...
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If sun rises at 7:30 then could I pray fajar at 7:25?

What is the final accurate timing for the prayer of fajar before sunrise? for example, if the sun rises at 7:30, is it permissible to pray at 7:25?
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rules for reading 4 fard with jamat or alone

Assalamoalaikum when we read 4rakah fard salah,should we be reading any surah after surah Fatiha in every rakah or just read in the in the first two rakah only then read surah fatiha in 3rd and 4th ...
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Witr salat with isha and tahajud

If I performed witr salah during isha prayer, can or do I need to perform witr salah with tahajut prayer as I read tahajut prayer should be odd 9 or 11 rakha.
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In Shia or Sunni Islam, may Muslims pray for non-Muslims? [duplicate]

A friend of mine, a Shia Muslim, said he does not pray for non-Muslims even when they ask him to. Rather, this person prays only for Muslims as he believes that Allah (swt) will only accept those ...
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What should i do for Jummah when at sea for 3-5 weeks?

As Salamu Alaykum, I am at sea for anything for 3 to 5 weeks as a fisherman, but I am also the only Muslim on the vessel. This has created a problem for me in that on Friday I am the only person ...
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Does kaza prayer have the same reward like faraz prayer?

Does kaza prayer have the same reward like faraz prayer? What should one do if they end up missing their prayers e.g. for work/educational (or other necessary) purposes?
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Jumuah Salat/Namaz

Is praying two Fard Jumuah behind the imam enough? I usually pray 2 sunnah tahatayal masjid, 4 sunnah kablal jumuah, 2 fard with imam, and 4 sunnah badal Jumah. Is it permissible to omit 4 sunnah ...
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How to pray on bus?

How to pray when I'm outside of home, in a vehicle like bus? I do miss lots of prayers in traffic jam and journeys, and find it difficult to do all the kazza together at night. I'm so upset for that.. ...
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What is the difference between Salat and Salah?

That's it. Not much more detail in the question. If the answer could include usage in a sentence, that would be helpful.
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Ruling of raising hands in Du'a before Taslim

Usually while making Du'a we raise hands. But right after Tashahud and Darood-e-Ibrahim in salah before we say "Assalamu Alaikum..." turning both sides (Taslim) because even that is Du'a, why ...
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Is a congregational prayer valid if the Imam isn't in his own row?

In our mosque, there isn't enough space to make two complete rows, so the Imam prays just one step in front of us (almost beside us), as in the following diagram: Is this sort of congregational ...
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How to love saying prayers / Salah / namaz?

I say prayers but it's like I'm just performing a duty. I feel nothing while saying prayers like if my heart is close. I want to:- Say prayers with love. I mean I do not want to feel blank while ...
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mistakenly crossed a person offering Salah

Assalamu alaikum after Jumuah Prayer, people were performing nafl. I tried to move out of masjid so I walked in between two persons who offering namaz. But one of those persons pushed me, I am ...
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What is the sunnah way to a morning routine?

I see a lot of very productive people and multi-millionaires with a regular early morning routine. As the Prophet Muhammad SAWS is supposed to be the best example, what morning routine did the Prophet ...
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Should one pray after 'Asr?

There appears to be two different hadiths on praying after 'Asr. Some hadiths say it is haram. Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "There is no prayer after the morning ...
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ruling on 4 rakah sunnah before zuhar fard. can we make 2 before and 2 later than fard?

out of four rakah sunnah before zuhar fard, if first two is finished but not 2nd two in order to cathc fard, can the 2nd two rakah be prayed after fard? or is it must to complete all four rakah either ...
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Is it necessary to repeat Qunut if I missed a rak'at in the Fajr prayer?

I am joining the Fajr prayer in 2nd rak'at, qunut is being performed, I join the imam and follow accordingly. After tasleem has been said, I continue for my missed rak'at. Must I repeat qunut again ...
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Is it allowed for a Jew to pray in mosques? [duplicate]

I read somewhere that Jews can pray in mosques according to their rabbis but not in churches as churches according to their rabbis are places of Idolatry , but does Islam allow a Jew to pray in ...
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Under what conditions does Allah accept a jama'at prayer?

It is said that if you pray in Jama'at, Allah will accept your prayer so long as one person in the jama'at prayed a valid prayer. But if nobody among the jama'at prayed a valid prayer, does Allah ...
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Do we have to say 'Allahu Akbar' loudly in every rakat of every salat?

Do we have to say 'Allahu Akbar' loudly in every rakat of every salat? Or is it necessary in some specific salat or rakat?
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If I have urine on my clothes but do not know it?

Now suppose I have some urine or some drops of urine on my cloth. But I do not know it and am not aware of it. Now, I go and perform my salat. Now will my salah be ok? Or does it become qada?
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If I wear dirty clothes then wear clean clothes and do wadu am I considered pure?

Suppose I wear clothes having dried urine on them then after some time I change the clothes and wear clean clothes and do Wudu. Now, will I be considered pure? If not then what do I have to do? And if ...
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Sitting in front of a person praying namaz (salah)

Consider the scenario: I am sitting on my bed in a room. Now some person enters the room and starts praying namaz(salah) on the floor. His position while praying is such that he is facing me. Should I ...
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If I rush does my salah become Qaza?

Actually I have rushed through many of my salats or at least prayed faster than normal. So do I have to read these salats qaza again or do I ask forgiveness from Allah and repent and try not to do it ...
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Exposing awrah to the ground when praying

As-salamu-alikum, I just want to clarify that is it okay to pray when our awrah is exposed to the ground? for example, wearing thope without an under garment/ sarong wrap without under garment / ...
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Will my adha salat be in order if I skip 3 qaza salat and pray it later?

Suppose I have missed 2 fajr and an asr salat and now they are qaza. Now I perform my magrib salat but do not pray any qaza salat. Then I pray 2 fajr qaza salat before starting isha salat. And I ...
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What should Muslim do when they forgot to offer shalat?

I went to Mountain for vacation and forget to offer shalat when i was home. Because I realy tired I went to bed earlier and forgot to offer magrib and Isya. and then the day after I remembered that I ...
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Is it obligatory to supplicate after salah?

Is it obligatory to supplicate after every salah? If yes then what are rulings on it?
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What if I offer prayer while having pictures in my pocket?

I know that offering prayer in front of pictures or portraits is forbidden. If there is one or many pictures in the room we should not pray there. What if I have a picture in my pocket while I am ...
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Should I say two rakat or four rakat salat before faraz salat?

I am from Bangladesh, generally in our country we perform four rakat salat (Sunnah) before Faraz salat at Zohr, Asar and Isah, but at Macca they performed only two rakat sunnah. Why is that so? Is ...
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What is ruling related to 'Forefinger rule' of prayers? [closed]

There are many hadiths ruling on the 'forefinger rule' but I have no problem with them. I have studied the book, 'Guide to prayer from beginning to end'. There I read hadiths and also from other ...
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How to perform Qaza salat or namaz?

I was wondering how can I perform my Qaza salat. I mean how many rakat salat do i have to pray for Fajr,Zuhr,Asr,Magrib and Isha. And what time do i have to perform it?