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Questions tagged [salat]

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

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Why is salah performed in a melodious way sometimes?

Why do I hear some Muslims performing salah in a melodious way (like singing) sometimes and sometimes just spoken? Is there a difference?
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Is there any specific places I can not perform prayer?

I live in a house with 5 people including myself and I am the only Muslim living here. I'm still new to Islam and practice prayer but I wish to not be disturbed. I share a room with someone and he ...
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Can I perform the 5 daily prayers in English? [duplicate]

I am new to Islam but since I began my journey turning to and submitting myself to Allah two months ago I've been having trouble with starting to pray. I was raised Catholic then became an Atheist for ...
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Praying Fajr before sunset But bit late

In my country Fajr is at 5.30 and I have to wake up at 6.30 to go to work. By waking up at 6.30 or 6.00 then pray Fajr do I still get same rewards as If i pray at 5.30 ?
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How do very busy professionals and students find the time to pray five times a day?

Since most of the people have got much busy in their work that they couldnt manage their time to pray five times a day, so what measures should be taken to pray five time prayer a day on regular basis?...
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Asalamu'aleikum warahmatulahi wabarakatuhu [on hold]

If someone slept shortly after isha prayer and woke up to pray for isha later on can they pray tahajud without sleeping again? 2)IF someone takes bathe on Thursday do they have to bathe for Friday ...
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During wazu it is possible to do masa for female with wearing hijab

During wazu it is possible to do masa for female with wearing hijab on daily routine??
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Can someone join my prayer and turn it into a congregation by tapping my shoulder and/or saying allahuakbar loudly?

I don't know how to search these scenarios online so I am describing the situation to know it's permissibility. Scenario 1: Suppose if I am praying my solo prayer and a person comes and touches my ...
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Standing in salah with chest a little forward incorrect?

In Qiyam, I stand with a straight back and eyes looking at the place of prostration however I've seen some (elderly) brothers who stand with their upper body a little forward so it's not vertical. ...
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Would there be any effect of thoughts while offering prayers?

If you get any thought while you are offering prayer, would it have any affect on prayers?
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Can a person who does not know to pray and what do the recitations reading off their phone/device?

If a person does not know how to pray and or is trying to learn a new Surah do so reading it off their phone during salat. For example, if the person puts on a complete Salat tutorial with ...
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In what conditions sajda e suhw is wajib in namaz?

i just want to know all the condition in which sajda-e-suhw got wajib. Some of them i already know are: when you missed out the Tashahhud of 2nd rakat of namaz. when you recite Tashahhud in 1st ...
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What is the evidence for dispense of the prayer or the taharah if it is not possible to perform ritual purity?

In the fatwa islamweb #135469 -which I used as a reference for my answer on How could a Muslim pray from the Moon? it is said: This is my own translation take it carefully فذهب جمهور العلماء إلى ...
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Is it permitted to pray in state of Janabah, if time will run out in doing ghusl?

I want to ask, If a person wakes up at home from his regular night sleep in a state of Janabah and his condition (after he wakes up) is that: 1) he is not deprived of water at his home. 2) he has ...
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Does tahiyyet al masjid count as part of the before-fard sunnah prayers? [duplicate]

Al salam alaykum. I'm reading about the sunnah rakaat before fard prayers (i.e. 2+2 before and after dhur). Does tahiyyet al masjid count as part of the 2 before prayer?
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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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Pus from a small pimple

I burst a pimple on my thigh to remove its pus, and just rubbed on the pus with fingers, then wore the undergarments and pant, without cleaning the pus and/or blood that got stick on thigh after ...
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What is a Muslim's responsibility towards a non-committed Muslim?

If a Muslim doesn't pray regularly or neglect other obligatory acts, what is the responsibility of other Muslim's towards him? What if one doesn't perform this responsibility? Is he sinning?
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Proof for 2 rak'at Nafl after Zuhr, Maghrib, Isha?

In books it mentions that after the Fardh and Sunnah for the above prayers you can optionally pray 2 Rak'at Nafl. Which Hadith says this please?
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What was the qibla before migration?

What was the qibla for prayer in the Meccan period, before migration? I remember stories from sirah that the Prophet used to pray at the Kaaba during his stay in Mecca and I've always assumed that ...
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Can't concentrate during salaah while standing

My achilles tendon is short so i can't stand on my heels, only on my foot. The problem is that it is very hard for me to maintain my balance like that and and because of it it is very hard for me to ...
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Praying behind someone who was late to the prayer

Assalamu alaykom, say that I reached the mosque late and the imam gave salam and then the ones who were late but were able to join the prayer stood up for a raka', is it alright that I join one of ...
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Does a Surah have to be recited after al-Fatiha in any Sunnah rakkats? [duplicate]

Bismillah. Broadly speaking, my question is how do Sunnah prayers differ to Fard prayers. Does a Surah have to be recited after al-Fatiha during any Sunnah rakaats (whether the prayer be 2 or 4 ...
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What are the limits -if any- of following an Imam in congregation?

The question Raf'ol yadayn when I am praying behind a imam of different madhab leads me to ask what are the limits of following an imam according to the scholars of the different schools of fiqh. ...
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How did Muslims in the past wake up for fajr?

I hope this question is relevant enough for this section of StackExchange, as it's more towards history rather than Islam itself. Nowadays, people depend on alarm clocks or the loud sound of athan ...
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Regarding Sujud

Salamu'alaikum. Please is it permissible for someone to spend longer time in Sujud while the Imam had already gotten up? If no, kindly help me with the Hadith that prohibits that. Jazakumullah ...
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What rulings and fiqh views are there for prayers and wudu' with bandage?

Years ago I had a Scaphoid fracture and before consulting a physician I made wudu' and later got a cast. According what I researched at the time the maliki school of fiqh considers praying with this ...
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Intense fear when focusing infront of me during salah

Al Salam Alaykum Brothers. I am a recent revert and I confidently believe that I am the target of several jinn both within me and around me. I have been trying to focus more during salah by focusing ...
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Is it okay to repeat parts in prayers if I catch myself losing focus?

I'm trying to pray while being in full focus of the meaning and emotions of my words. Sometimes my mind gets clouded with thoughts of doubt, anxiety, self deprecation, and fear that I am being selfish ...
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If i recite surahs in the wrong order in salah, will my salah be nullified? [duplicate]

By mistake, I recited su'rah kafiroon before su'rah kausar in fard salah. My question, I listen somewhere that it is not good if you recite surah out of order which means I recite that surah which ...
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Why do we need to remove/cover any photos figurines of animals or humans for Salaah? [duplicate]

Can you please answer from a non Muslim perspective. Why does a Muslim have to remove or cover any object representation (picture, photo, figurine, statue) of animate beings such as animals and humans ...
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Do i have to wash the undergarment? (Super urgent)

Do i have to watch my undergarments in washing machine if a little drop of urine comes on it? I was praying suddenly felt a tiny drop of urine came in my underwear, its common and i cant control it. ...
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Is this method of raising index finger in tashahhud correct?

With my right hand, I create a ring with my thumb and middle finger and raise the index finger from the very start of the tashahhud and drop it just before the tasleem. It is kept pointing towards the ...
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What is the Qibla inside the Kaaba? [duplicate]

Assalam o Alaikum to all my Muslim brothers, If one were to get the opportunity to pray Salah inside the Kaaba, which direction should he face?
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The Adhan for Fajr is almost to the end of time, but dawn is half an hour before

Prayer timetable says that dawn is at 3:53am, and the sun rises at 5:45am. The Adhan for Fajr is very close to 5:45, something like 20minutes before. My question is, if I am going to fast(Dhul Hijja) ...
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If an earthquake hits during prayer, can we stop prayer?

Asalam o Alikum! I try to find the answer to my question using stackexchange, Google, and another search engine, but I did not any. I have a very simple question, If during praying earthquake hit, ...
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Unable to pray because of impurity problem

I have a problem which I haven’t told to doctor as it is a odd problem. Basically when I urinate and empty my bladder I am always having dropped dripped off in my under garments when standing up. I ...
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Can you read sura Fatihah after the Fatihah in Salaah?

After reciting Al Fatihah you can recite another sura in rak'ats 1 and 2. Can that sura be sura Fatihah?
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Salat with injured mouth(specifically tongue)

Assalamoalaikum, i have injured my mouth and am unable to speak for a few days, how should i perform my salat during this period?
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How to pray while being observed and you are hiding your conversion from your family?

I embraced Islam recently thanks to Allah. I was brought up and am living now in a christian society, which is a very bad environment that hinders me from clinching to my new religion. My question ...
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Flies that landed on dog feces. Redo wudu?

Salaam. Recently I was doing my laundry in a friend's house when I noticed flies buzzing atop a pile of dog manure. I am wondering if I have to do redo my wudu if I come into contact with such flies? ...
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Rabbana lakal hamd in women's prayer

I'm a woman, I want to know that it is compulsory to say rabbana lakal hamd after ruku in women's' namaz, somebody said to me it is important when you perform prayer with ja'mat, if you are praying ...
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Praying salah in a Christian household

Asalamu Alaykum, So for the next month and a half I’ll be staying at my aunts house. My mom side of the family are all Christians. And i was just wondering if I’m able to pray in a Christian household ...
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Prayer with difficulty in Sujood only

I have googled and watched enough YouTube videos only to confuse myself further. When one is able to stand for prayer and bow for for Ruku but is unable to do Sujood only, as the problem lies with the ...
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How to interpret the ahadith about joining two prayers due to rain?

One day (in winter) an imam came from the next close city (about 20-25kms away) and held the Friday Khotba in the mosque I was at. Afterwards he said we will inchallah pray the 'Asr now as it is ...
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Does bad odour make the salat invalid?

I wondered that if your clothes smelled really bad and you would pray a salat would it make your salat invalid? Please give a detailed answer with supporting evidence. Thank you.
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Is there any evidence that one can join prayers -without being on a journey- only in a mosque?

There are a couple of ahadith showing that the Prophet () and his sahaba () joined the dhor and 'asr prayers (by praying them one after one at the time of the later one) and Maghrib and 'isha' prayers ...
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Where should i put my hands when praying [closed]

When praying, there are alot of views as to where you should put your hands in prayer, please calrify, ps. No fights!just clear answer
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How long do we have to obey the parents?

Do we have to obey the parents in every condition or they say or put on us, what if it is something that is continuos forever until you die, such as: always offer the sunnah prayers for every prayer, ...
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Is it allowed to follow the imam at the same time

I see alot of people praying in the mosque in congregation, they always go into rukoo' at the same time of the imam when he is about to say Allaahu akbar, but then, they go into rukoo' when he is ...