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

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Is it Haram to ask God question speak to him while not looking for a direct response

Sometimes when something is troubling me or im loney and its not time for Salat I ask allah S.W.T questions and tell him my woes never expecting a direct answer is this Haram?
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Does salat mean prayer to Allah?

Salam, I am confused about salat/namaz. Does salat mean prayer to Allah? But how come God sends salat to the prophet? If you know Arabic enough could you please explain salat in Quranic context? ...
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Do the muqtadis need to recite anything while praying behind the imam, whether it is during silent salah or loud salah?

When praying the fard of Dhuhr/Zuhr and Asr salah in congregation behind the imam, the imam recites everything silently. According to some websites, it is makrooh tahrimi to recite anything behind ...
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What is the wisdom behind going to the Eid prayer from one path and returning from another?

Most of us know that is sunnah to go to the Eid prayer from one way and return from a different way. Narrated Jabir bin `Abdullah: On the Day of 'Id the Prophet (ﷺ) used to return (after ...
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Raf'ol yadayn when I am praying behind a imam of different madhab

I'am used to do raf'ol yadayn in prayer... but when I am praying behind an imam, can I do rafol yadayn when imam didn't? or shouldn't I do that and need to follow the imam? If I do so, will my salat ...
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Is it required to stand in salah with your toes pointing toward Qibla?

Is there any Hadith where we should stand with our toes pointing straight ahead towards Qibla (not outwards as some people naturally stand) similar to when in prostration you should have the toes bent ...
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Is the night prayer obligatory or desirable?

I searched for this subject, but I found that the Hanbali, Maliki, Shafi'i and Hanafi madhhab differed in the ruling on the night prayer. وقال تعالى: ﴿أَمَّنْ هُوَ قَانِتٌ ءانَاء ٱلَّيْلِ سَـٰجِداً ...
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Making Dua in middle of salah?

Narrated Awf ibn Malik al-Ashja'i: I stood up to pray along with the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ); he got up and recited Surat al-Baqarah (Surah 2). When he came to a verse which spoke of mercy, he ...
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How to accurately translate ترك in the context of the hadith “Between man and polytheism and unbelief is the [abandonment/negligence] of prayer”?

There are two similar ahadith with different translations: إِنَّ بَيْنَ الرَّجُلِ وَبَيْنَ الشِّرْكِ وَالْكُفْرِ تَرْكَ الصَّلاَةِ Verily between man and between polytheism and unbelief is the ...
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When asked “what's the ruling on a Muslim that doesn't pray” did Sheikh Mohammed al-Ghazali reply “the ruling is YOU invite him to the masjid”?

This was recently posted on /r/Islam on Reddit: Question: "What's the ruling on a Muslim that doesn't pray?" Answer: "The ruling is YOU invite him to the masjid!" ~Shk. Muhammad alGhazali (d. 1996) ...
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Does Ibliss still pray to God?

Ibliss he was very truthful to God before Adam. My question does Ibliss still pray to Allah or has he stopped?
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Is there anything wrong with praying on one's bed?

Sometimes the ground can be too hard when praying on an ordinary prayer mat; and I end up with bruises on my knees. However, there is a more comfortable alternative... Question: Is there anything ...
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Who first read the Salah?

Many of my relatives told me that prophet muhammad told the people to offer salah . But , I wonder if Jesus , Noah, Abraham, Adam didn't they read Salah , the must have done it then why do we say ...
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After starting to pray, should I do qada' prayers to compensate for missed prayers? [duplicate]

I have just turned 15 and I was not offering salah, not even on Friday. I have just started to offer prayers, and now I'm confused. Question: Should I only pray fard, or should I offer extra prayers (...
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Repentance of missed salah [closed]

Assalamuallaykum. I want to know that if i miss my salah so what should i do? Because today due to my exam i can't offer zohar asar and magrib salah. So my mom told me to do "kazah". I don't ...
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How to recite long surah in namaz (prayer)

I want to learn surah Rahman and recite it while I pray. but I do not know how to break down the surah and pray.please help and advise what is the procedure to read long surah in prayer Jazakallah
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Are optional / Sunnah 'ibadah affected by omission of Fardh ones especially salaah?

If one isn't consistent in praying the 5 Fardh daily prayers is there any point praying the Sunnah rak'at or other optional prayers such as Tahajjud or Tarawih? Rather he should get into a routine of ...
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From when do we need to catch up missed prayers?

I have read some post dealing with praying salat of the day before or just a couple of hours ago. But my question is extended to a longer time period. I want to get more insight about whether or not ...
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Is it permissible to perform funeral prayers for someone who committed suicide?

Assalamu Alaikum, Is there any sahih hadith related to performing Namaz-e-Janaza for one who committed suicide?
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I get strong waswasa regarding my namaz

Whenever I pray, I get waswasa whether I have done a particular part of namaz for example I forget if I have done rakuh or have done Salam at the end of my prayer. Please help me as it is a torture ...
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If i miss congregation salah?

Assalamuallaykum. I use to miss my congregation salah of zohar. I leave my collage and reach masjid to attend my zohar salah with jamat (in congregation) but the time for traveling is so long that i ...
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Does someone seeing my awrah invalidate my wudu?

Salam alaikum, my question is if a person "other than my wife" seeing the "Awrah" of me while I am in wudu. Does this invalidate my wudu?
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Can we cry out of sadness during prayer? Will my salah be valid?

I'm going through very hard times and I am really sad.So sometimes during salah I cry and tears drop without making any sound. Is my prayer valid if I cry out of sadness ? Please note when I am crying,...
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Will Allah punish me if I am married to a man who won’t pray?

Will Allah (swt) punish me if I am married to a man who doesn’t pray 5 times a day? I love my husband very much and it was my choice to marry him. He keeps on saying he will pray when it will be the ...
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Can I combine maghrib and isha, given that I have class during maghrib time?

I am a college student. I have to take a class during maghrib time and there's no possible way to do it before or after. Would it be okay to combine it with Isha?
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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 e Fatiha in first rakah. Will my pray be valid in ...
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echoing after the Imam

can one of the followers of a congregation of salat echo his voice more than the Imam's voice? for the purpose of those following from a far distance.
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Do Shia read darood E Ibrahim in tasshahud?

Sunnis recite darood E Ibrahim in final tasshahud of every prayer. Do Shia also recite darood E ibrahim? And is it different from Sunnis? Searching google gives link to Shia chat and topic doesn't ...
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What are the two prayers at the two ends of the day (11:114)?

I want to ask, what are the two prayers (or the times at the two ends of the day) that are referred to in the verse 11:114 Hud of the Quran: وَأَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ طَرَفَيِ النَّهَارِ وَزُلَفًا مِّنَ ...
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Reciting surats without knowing the true meaning of it

When I was around 15 years till 16 years old I went to Arabic school mostly in the weekends. I learned some suras without really understanding it in my mother tongue. Mostly because we were taught at ...
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Postponing salats due to time-critical issues [duplicate]

As you may deduced from the title I'm a sunni living in Belgium, Europe. Sunnism is commonly regarded as a less orthodox muslim community than shiism (correct me if I'm wrong). One of the implications ...
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had my periods and didn't do ghusl

i am 13 years old and i committed a huge sin. once after i got my periods, i got too lazy and didn't do ghusl, and i didn't even do a single prayer for the next 2 months. then, the next month after i ...
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how to pray Salatul Duha(sunrise prayer)

Assalamum Alaykum, please how and when do i pray satul Duha (Sunrise Prayer).Thank Sir for your kind assistance
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What is the concept of doing 'Qadha' salat (missed prayers)? Is it approved by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)?

Have Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) or his companions ever offered Qadha salat? Where in hadiths/Qur'an they are mentioned? If it is approved by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) then can one pray Zuhr qadha with '...
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Greetings/wishes after salatul jummah

I am pretty new to Islam and I am not an arabic speaker either. In my mosque I noticed people greet each other after salatul jummah with different greetings/wishes. One that was offered to me was "...
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Order after Salat?

After salat I do Thikr (33,33,34), Dua, and then Qur'an. I see other people in the masjid using a different order (eg. Dua, Thikr, Qur'an). Is there a 'correct' order, or are there different ...
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Who are we addressing while in Prayer [duplicate]

Who are we addressing while in prayer? and is the Prophet saw present ? why then do we say "assalaamu alaika ayyuhan nabi"? Should I just ignore the meaning for the sake that that is how it was ...
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Is reading kaza salah allowed the next day?

I live in Europe and my work commute is long, the only prayer I have time to read on time are Fajr, Maghrib (in summers) and Isha. The rest I have to read as Kaza. Sometimes I am so out of energy that ...
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Order of surahs in prayer [duplicate]

Does the order of my surahs matter? E.g. Can I do surah an-nas in first raka'ah and then surah al-falaq in second raka'ah?
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How accurate does East direction need to be [duplicate]

Do I go according to the compass on my phone, do I need a manual compass or once I am in the general direction of the sunrise then I am good?
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What is the literal meaning of Sallallahu?

What is the literal meaning of Sallallahu? Would it be right if I say 'Allah's salah/salat', which means Allah's blessings, Mercy.
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Did my act become shirik

Dear brother and sister Assalamalikum I have a question about shirk for which i need an answer immediately because my heart is still very confused and lot of negative thinking coming on my mind. ...
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How to perform tahajjud [duplicate]

I had read many articles online. But still I don't understand how to perform this prayer. I mean there is dua we have to make in every Salah .I'm not sure what to say or what dua should I make before ...
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Is it valid to offer salat ul tasbeeh after jummah prayer?

After performing jummah pray I uses to offer salat ul tasbeeh pray, but my grandma said to perform salat ul tasbeeh before jummah. So I just want to ask is it valid to offer salat ul tasbeeh after ...
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Praying outside a mosque following an Imam, even if there's space inside the mosque?

This is an additional question to my former post: What are the rulings of praying and follwing an Imam from outside a mosque when the mosque is crowded? In hot days I witnessed during the taraweeh ...
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What are the rulings of praying and follwing an Imam from outside a mosque when the mosque is crowded?

In the classical literature of fiqh scholars adress the issue of crowded mosques, and how to pray in a case a mosque is filled to overflowing. But so far I couldn't find any explanation or rulings ...
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Does the reward of goat qurbani(uḍḥiyyah ) in Eid al-Adha goes to deeds of a deceased

Does the reward of goat qurbani(uḍḥiyyah) in Eid al-Adha goes to deeds of a deceased. My little brother(20 years old) has died recently I wanted to do goat qurbani(uḍḥiyyah ) in Eid al-Adha. Will ...
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Is performing namaz mandatory in order to go to heaven?

My 20 years brother died without much knowledge about Islam and he was not doing namaz (salah). However, he was very kind, helpful and good human being. What will happen to him? Will he be punished by ...
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Can I use perfume that contain alcohol and will it affect my prayer? [duplicate]

I want to know is it haram to use perfume that contain alcohol and if I use it will my Salat and prayers will be accepted?
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How is the Tahiyatul Masjid salah performed and what is the additional rakka some people perform?

I am new to the Muslim world and I am still learning how to perform Salah correctly. So I have a few questions: When entering the mosque, I should do Tahiyatul Masjid. 2 rakkats, finished with "...