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Questions tagged [ibadah]

Ibadah means worship, examples for worship are: salat (five times prayer), zakat (Obligatory Charity), ziker (remembrance of Allah), and sawm (fasting).

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What's the Sunnah number of As-Salat An-Nabawiyah daily?

How much is the prescribed amount of as-salat an-nabawiyah daily according to sound ahadeeth?
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Is there any worship or du'a that makes memorizing the qur'an easier?

I'm keen to memorize the qur'an, beside the fact that it would need time and efforts which I'm willing to spent. I was asking myself if there's any known supplication or tradition of such or a prayer ...
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Is Paradise the fruit of the worshipping in the world?

Imam Rabbani states the following: "The trees and rivers of Paradise do not resemble the ones in the world. What you find there are the fruits of the deeds of worshipping and good deeds in the world."...
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Can i quit job to worship Allah?

PLS TAKE UR TIME TO READ ok so here is the thing. basicly i just realized that having a job and working is a waste of time. and instead i have come up with a plan that i will ask Allah for money food ...
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Worshipping and doing good for the sake of salvation and/or for the sake of pleasing Allah?

Salam Alaykum. I've been reading about living and acting for the sake of pleasing Allah. I definitely understand why that's important and have been getting into the mindset whenever I can remember. My ...
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Islamic prayer and yom kippur

not sure if I should ask here or on the judaism one. I have heard that Muhammad created the prayer services based on the Jewish holiday of yom kippur, and that explains 5 prayers a day and bowing ...
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What is the definition of “Worship” according to Islam?

We are to worship Allah and Him alone. But what is the definition of worship according to Islam? What does worshiping Allah alone mean?
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Is the answer given by the angels in (34:41) to be taken literally?

In verse (34:41) the Angels answer Allah's question whether those who strive against Allah's verses (mentioned in 34:38) were following/believing them by saying: They will say, "Exalted are You! ...
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Can worship only means prayers of five times?

Does worship meaning complete by praying 5 times in a day or fasting in the month of Ramadan or by obeying the five pillars of Islam?Is there any thing else except prayers, fasting, zakat and hajj is ...
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Is the time window the most important condition of salah?

I was told that if a Muslim is for example in prison, tied to a pillar, unable to make wudhu or tayammum, his / her awrah is not fully covered for salah, doesn't know the Qibla, suppose also has ...
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If God is a perfect being, why does he desire to be glorified?

If my interpretation of the ultimate purpose of human existence according to the Qur-aan is correct, humanity exists to glorify the existence of God. “I have created the jinn and humankind only ...
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If Allah created mankind only to worship him, why did he give them freewill?

If the only purpose for mankind was to worship Allah, then why was mankind given freewill? Freewill gives man a chance to disobey and not worship Allah. Why would Allah allow that chance to exist if ...
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What are the most beloved acts of worship?

I have became a Muslim at age of 15 and now I was thinking how can I make God Almighty to be very happy with me and to be also one of special people。 Can you tell me what are the most beloved acts of ...
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Is there an Islamic synonym for 'parishioner'

When referring to members or worshippers at a Christian church, I might use the word 'parishioner', or possibly even 'congregation'. Are there equivalent words specific to the Islamic faith for those ...
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Do other living creatures besides Insaan and jin pray to the Almighty?

Does other living creatures besides Insaan (human) and jin pray to the Almighty? Is there any verse in the Al Quran about this topic?
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Can someone explain to me what this hadith means?

By Him in whose hand is my soul, if your state of mind remains the same as it is in my presence and you are always occupied with the remembrance of Allah, the angels will shake your hands in your ...
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Can we send the reward of recitation of Quran or other ibadah to relatives who died?

A lot of people recite Quran and perform other ibadah and pray that the reward of this ibadah be given to a relative or friend who died. What Quranic verses or Hadith tells us that the reward of one ...
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Is using Arabic when you dont understand it an innovation or a real part of the religion?

As a convert this was my first serious question. I just convinced myself that Islam is closer to the straight path than Christianity which meant that a lot of people have added to the religion. After ...
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Will I get sawwab for answering here

Salam to all. What I want to ask is a question about answering questions on this site. Due to the characteristics of stack exchange sites, the Islam stack exchange also has some characters i.e. ...
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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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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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Worshipping a black stone, a pagan tradition?

Is worshiping the stone a pre-Islamic tradition? If so why are Muslims practicing a pagan tradition?
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Should women also perform Itikaf at mosque or can they perform it at home also?

I've heard that I'tikaf should be done in mosque by women also. But most of them perform it at home. So is it a right practice?
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Importance of Shab e Barat [duplicate]

I wanted to know about the importance 'fazilah' oh the night of 15th shaban with references.
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What is the entire meaning of Surat Ash-Sharĥ: Ayat 7-8?

What is the entire meaning of Surat Ash-Sharĥ: Ayat 7-8? فإذا فرغت فانصب وإلى ربك فارغب So when you have finished [your duties], then stand up [for worship]. And to your Lord direct [your] ...
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Are there gods unworthy of worship?

I've read here that one version of the Shahada (شهادة) is There is no god worthy of worship except Allah and Muhammad is his messenger Does this imply that there are, or may be, gods unworthy of ...
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What is the Difference between Salat and other ibadah from another religion? Regarding find peace

My Question is Regarding find peace when you're praying, If a Muslim offer shalah and find peace, is there any difference between shalah and ohter praying from another religion. Hindu, Budha, ...
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Worshiping Allah the Almighty? [duplicate]

I have faith in Allah and His existence, but I have a question: Allah created angels and humans to worship him. Allah is self-sufficient and doesn't need anything, then why the command to Creation to ...
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What counts as prostration of worship?

If for example, I do something regular, and it counts as a prostration of worship in another religion, which I didn't know, does it count as a prostration of worship, and does it mean, I have to ...
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Performing Salah near shrines or graves allowed or not?

The city where I live has many shrines (structures made on the graves of some religious people) and people (both men and women) in large numbers (tens of thousands) visit those shrines and also offer ...
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Is prostrating an act of worship?

Would the act of prostrating (making sajda) be worship in of itself? I have been thinking about this issue and I would say it does not because Prophet Yaqoub did it to his son Prophet Yousef. ...
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What is worship (ibadah)?

What is the Islamic definition of Ibadah? What does it consist of? I have looked into several definitions by scholars but none have actually agreed with each other.
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Wasawis, I get Bad thoughts all the time [closed]

I've been a victim of extremely bad wasawis about Nabi Pak (SAW) & Allah. I'm so sick of it sometimes I want to kill myself I try to control myself alot but they all of a sudden pop up in my head ...
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Is Hajj a pagan worship?

The ritual of pilgrimage (Hajj) was a pre-Islamic practice, which we do not find in Christianity or Judaism. Islam adopted it in almost the same form as it was done before. Can someone explain to me ...
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What is the ruling regarding doing forms of worship not done by Prophet Mohammed and/or the Ahl al-Bayt?

We know that the best example on how to get to paradise has already been set for us: Quran - 33:21 Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad SAW) you have a good example to follow for him ...
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What is the Islamic ruling regarding making the grave of the Prophet as places of worship?

What is the Islamic ruling regarding making the grave of the Prophet (pbuh) as a place of worship? Is making shrines on graves of the Prophets and respecting them an important part of Islam? Is it ...
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Is respecting and/or worshipping the black stone part of Islam?

Is respecting and/or worshiping the black stone of Kaaba an important part of Islam in order to please God to gain his favor? Like when a scholar specifically goes to the black stone and kisses it.
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What is the authentic hadith about reciting 1000 ayats of Qur'an in Qiyaam?

Recently, I heard the imam of a masjid say that they're planning to plow through 1000 ayaat of Qur'an during a certain night of laylatu-al-qadar because of a hadith that specifically mentions reciting ...
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Why did Allah create us?

Please give reasons for why Allah created us. If it is for 'ibadah (worship), were the angels not enough? If it is for testing us, doesn't Allah know already who will be in Paradise and who will be in ...
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Is it permissible for a woman to pray during her menses?

I will like to give an answer to someone who asked me this question, I looked all over but I could not find anything that actually states that women should not worship during this time, or stating ...
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Should Muslims question about the earthly benefits of Islamic acts of worship?

Ibadats that are obligatory for Muslims like salat or fast, also have ancillary benefits. For example, fasting is said to be beneficial for our health. Judging from this, a Muslim may come to the ...
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Is there anything special about fasting in the day of mid-Sha'ban?

While I've always known that fasting the day of Mid-Sha'ban is good and special, and tried to do so most times. Recently I've been told that there's nothing special about it! So to ask, is there ...
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Is there any special or extra worship legislated for the night of mid-Sha'ban (Shab-e-Barat)?

Is there any special or extra worship legislated for the night of mid-Sha'ban (nisf Sha'ban)? By this I mean is there a reward for worship on this night that is somehow different from any other night? ...
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Why we should worship God when he doesn't need our worship?

There is a verse in Quran saying God created humans to worship Him. But, God does not need our worship. Does it mean worship is a middle goal to humans so that they be trained for a higher goal? ...
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Are people with disabilities still responsible for acts of worship?

For example, is a person missing a leg, still responsible for 5 times salat a day? Or a person with mental illness - is he still responsible for any religious duties that a normal person has, or do ...
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What is the purpose of having the concept of fasting in Islam?

In some other religions, believers have fast as a part of their ibadat (worship). In the case of Islam, why do Muslims have fast? What is the purpose of fast from the perspective of Islam? Is it for ...