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Is it correct to recite Surat ul Ikhlas after Surah e Fatiha in first rakah in salat?

I have a question about the order of surahs to recite during first rakah, and second, and following. I used to recite Surat ul Ikhlas after Surah al-Fatiha in first rakah. Will my pray be valid in ...
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Can I pray in English? If not, how do memorize the Arabic?

i'm a very recent convert to Islam and I'm having trouble praying. I want to pray five times a day, I want to worship God, but the Arabic is very hard to memorize. Can I pray with the English ...
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What am I expected to do when people ask me to pray for them?

Every now and then people ask me to pray for them. As a convert (and formerly long-term atheist), it wasn't all that long ago when I started praying, so I'm not familiar with praying for people. ...
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Is there a sect-neutral tashahhud?

Re-reading the answer to my question Going from "never prayed in my life" to my first prayer?, I encounter the importance of tashahhud. I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I haven't been doing ...
Rebecca J. Stones's user avatar
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As a new Muslim, how should I pray?

In what way should I pray since I am a new Muslim and I am not good at performing salah nor can I recite any surahs from the Quran properly? And I don't know anyone who is Muslim that would be willing ...
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What is there to know about the awrah-ness of women's feet?

On my trip to Indonesia, I was surprised that it was normal for women to go around mosques with bare feet, even in front of non-mahram men. I heard that Hanafi scholars don't consider feet part of ...
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What is the correct way to become Muslim?

I want to leave my religion and embrace Islam. I believe that there are no deities, no gods/goddesses, except the Supreme Being. I believe that God sent many prophets as His messengers for the ...
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Is my prayer accepted if I read the duas on my own during prayer?

I do know how to pray, all the moves and what to do even I do not know the duas during the Salah, I’ve been praying only when I’m with my friends and I also do not know the sayings, and the only ...
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How can a new Muslim fit in when praying in a mosque in Iran?

Inshallah, I will go to Iran again in May. I intend to pray in the mosques there and I would like to fit in better with my (presumably mostly Shia) sisters when doing so. Question: How can a new ...
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New & Overwhelmed [closed]

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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