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

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Hadith that describes the conversation between Allah and the angels that namaz expiates sins

Is there any hadeeth that states that allah commands the angels to set the sins of the person offering namaz aside, and then remove it permanently?
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Some scholars say Muslims who don't pray are not unbelievers, but are executed: on what grounds is this justified?

A Shafi'i fiqh book states: f1.4 A Muslim who holds the prayer to be obligatory but through lack of concern neglects to perform it until its proper time is over has not committed unbelief (dis: ...
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What dirty (but ritually clean) surfaces can you pray on?

Someone may think that mud or dirt is not permitted but you can pray on that I understand. Why is this and what other "dirty" surfaces can you pray on which a non-Muslim would think of? You are not ...
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Can you end the prayer before the Imam? ( Hanafi )

According to the Hanafi madhab, can you end the prayer before the Imam (ie before the imam does the tasleem)? I read this weird claim today and would like to verify it.
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Are there 3 reasons only that a Fardh salah can be missed?

I have heard that only if you oversleep, forget (genuinely) or have an emergency (a real one) like for example a surgeon has to perform an operation and it can't be delayed for 5 minutes. Can you ...
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What will different Prophetic communities be questioned on first?

In Islam we will be questioned by Allah first on our Fardh Salaah if we prayed 5 times a day from the age it became mandatory (puberty) to our death. But of other communities such as of Jesus or Moses ...
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Continuing Salat after Imam goes to rukuh or sijdah and one haven't finished his/her kerat (reciting surah fatiha) yet in 3rd and 4th rakat

Assalamu-Alaikum, I recently facing a problem taking salat in jamat. In 1st and 2nd rakat (during Esha or Magrib) imam recites loudly and have no problem. But in 3rd and 4th rakat imam goes for rukuh ...
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Should I make wudu and pray again when I see white ink in my hands? [closed]

Sometimes I see white ink in my hands: After I finish praying my fard prayer. After the prayer time is over. So what should I do? Should I make wudu and pray again or seek forgiveness from Allah and ...
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Making up salat because of incorrect intention of ada' or qada'

I woke up and performed salat thinking it might be on time but I was 50/50 on whether I was already late for Fajr because of the Daylight Savings change this today, so do I need to repeat my salah ...
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Is salah worshipping and praising God or do you ask for things as well?

A non Muslim may think that the salah translated prayer is you asking God for such and such but in reality it is not. Can you explain please?
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at what distance does attending jummah and also regular 5 daily prayers become compulsory

i seem to recall coming across a piece of information which to the best of my recollection stated that an Arab mile approximately 1.9km was the distance at which prayers became compulsory in the ...
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Why not make up your own times to pray from non Muslim

When a non Muslim learns that Muslims are required to pray at particular times of the day, his reply was you should be able to decide for yourself when to pray. For example, Perhaps you are busy today ...
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As an overworked mother to a newborn baby, is it okay to miss a prayer and pray it later?

Now that I have given birth, I have to breastfeed and do many things as a mother, so I am not getting the time to finish that prayer. Is it okay to leave that prayer, or I should finish it? By finish ...
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How far apart should one's feet be in Salaah?

I've seen two extremes: some put their feet very close to each other (some group state 4 fingers width apart) and others stand very wide with the feet even further away from their shoulders and it can ...
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Is there any ideal time to complete Salah?

Is there any ideal time to complete Salah like 4 rakkat in 15 minutes or ? Or anything like that ?
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In tasleem, should we pause between salam to the right and left?

When ending the salah with the tasleem are you meant to pause in between, some people seem to give one salam to the right and look straight ahead for a moment then give the second salam to the left, ...
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If I do not pray but observe good manners, will I go to Jannah? [duplicate]

I'm a Muslim. It's kind of show off but I want to know in full detail: I do good deeds, give charity, keep fast, speak the truth, never cheat anyone, etc., but there's only one disadvantage in me that ...
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Can a traveller only combine two prayers together at max?

If one is to undertake a long plane journey which will end up covering Zuhr, Asr, Maghrib and Isha time, can one wait until landing to pray? When combining prayer, can one only combine Zuhr and Asr ...
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Mispronunciation in salat

I’ve been suffering with ocd the past few months and I keep repeating salat and I spend 10-30 minutes performing salat because I’m making sure to pronounce everything correctly. My question is does ...
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According to the Hanafi school, how do you complete missed rakah in congregation prayer?

How do you complete missed rakah in congregation prayer. I would like to know the rules according to the Hanafi school of thought, since it is prevalent in our region. What I am aware of is that, ...
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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 a non-Muslim performs salah (prayers), does he become a Muslim?

Suppose a person, who believes in one god, starts doing salah (prayers) as he loves Allah and his messenger and trusts them, but he does not accept Islam because of family and social problems. He does ...
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Am I committing a sin by performing fajr late due to nocturnal emissions?

I do not masturbate, but sometimes I have unintentional nocturnal emissions (without having a dream), so I need to make ghusl before praying. The problem is fajr time is very early, and at that time ...
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How many minutes before each prayer would be a suitable warning time?

Can you tell me how many minutes before each prayer ends would be suitable to warn a user of a prayer application? I would like to do this for these salats: Fajr Dhuhr Asr Magrib Isha For some of ...
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How do Shia's correct their prayer?

I understand that they reject the concept that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم made mistakes in the Salaah and thus showing us how to make Sajda Sahw in the Sunni ahadith. So what do they do if they ...
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Correct order of surahs in prayers

Question 1: Is it OK to recite the 4 Qul (109, 112, 113, and 114) in 4 rak'ahs of any nafl prayer in the order below: Surat Al-Kafirun Surat Al-Ikhlas Surat Al-Falaq Surat An-Nas Is this order ...
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Did the Salaf use the word Taraweeh for Qiyaam Ramadan?

Some people say that it is Bid'ah to use the word Taraweeh for Qiyaamu Ramadan, and some says that it is okay. Is there any people among the Salaf who have used the word Taraweeh for Qiyaam of ...
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Do the prayer times change throughout the month? If so, is it bad to pray too early or late?

I'm new to praying and i'm still learning how to, and the fact that when i look up prayer times it comes up with ones for that particular date only confuses me. i just want to pray but i dont want to ...
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Ruling on when someone performs salah infront of you?

AOA. Once someone prayed infront of me while i was laying on a sofa. It was dark at that time. Have i commited a sin? As i didnt move to the side.
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Praying beside a dog

AsSalamuAlaikum,Sir!My mother has a pet dog and she is very fond of it.When she Prays the dog sits besides her and sometimes sniffs or touches her during her prayer!I have warned her a lot regarding ...
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How should one make up salah they missed while on a plane journey?

I have heard that one should pray salah on the plane. However, sometimes people forget to pray salah. If they were on a plane journey, and they missed some salah, and when they land and remember salah,...
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If prayer left during jamaat [duplicate]

I want to ask some innocent question..If I say Isha prayer behind Imam and I missed 2 rakats out of 4,then what is the procedure of saying the complete prayer? Kindly guide me
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Can you enter jannah just by pray juma(friday prayer)?

I don't pray 5 times, I only pray juma salah(Friday prayer) so would I enter jannah if I only pray Friday prayer?. Another way of asking same question is are you still a muslim if you only prayer ...
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i missed maghrib what now?

I unintentionally missed maghrib as I am secretly following Islam and I can not do it due to my family and extensive work so I joined isha with maghrib have I done a sin please reply I am crying!!
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Praying in school problem?

Salam, A couple of months ago I asked this question: What is the ruling of praying in school?. I seem to reach the conclusion that I can pray sitting down with proper wudu'. However, I can only do ...
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Is there a distinction between prayer and worship?

I noticed a particular line in the Tashahhud Salutations to God and prayers and good deeds. Peace be upon you, O Prophet, and the mercy of God and his blessings. Peace be on us and on the righteous ...
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If you were in the middle of sinning but it's prayer time you must still pray?

Suppose you were going to rob a bank and you heard the Adhaan so you stop to pray (it's Fardh) and then rob the bank - the prayer may well be worthless and "hypocritical" but you have obeyed Allah in ...
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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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Unusual feeling during salah please help (New Muslim) [closed]

Hello Before asking my question let me tell you something about me I was an non Muslim and recently reverted to Muslim about 1 month ago due to my love to Allah . after reverting I started doing all ...
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What Constitutes a Masjid?

At my college, we have an interfaith chapel building that houses spaces for all religions. In the lower level, a storage area had been converted in the 80s to become a prayer room for only Muslims to ...
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Can we pray 45 degrees left or 45 degrees right from original qibla direction ? [duplicate]

I read somewhere that we can pray 45 degrees left or 45 degrees right from original qibla direction. Is this right ?
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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 ...