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

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What is the exact manner to join the Salat Jamat after arriving late?

Sometimes there is a scenario that Salat ba-jamat has been started and one person arrives at a time such that his one or more Rakat's are missed. Then in this situation what is the exact ruling to ...
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Does dripping urine break Wudu?

Sometimes after you have finished urinating, it may happen that you drip in your pants right after you perform Wudu or before you go for prayer. So I wonder if it breaks the Wudu; what about the ...
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Figuring out right calculation method of prayer time [closed]

I shifted to uk last year and I have been confused by the fact that people I live with think they are hardcore and correct in Islam and everything and get hot headed when told them to correct e.g. The ...
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Can niyat (intention) be done by heart, or must it be declared verbally?

There has been a countless debate between people about intention or Niyat of namaz or fasting. Some people say it is ok to say it in the heart, while others require that it be spoken, be it niyat of ...
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What do I do if I missed joined prayers?

So basically, I have a list of prayers that I missed over the years due to multiple things (not laziness), and have finally got around to making them up. Two of the prayers are the Dhuhr and Asr which ...
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Is it obligatory to pray Taraweeh in the mosque?

Tarawih refers to extra prayers performed by Sunni Muslims at night in the Islamic month of Ramadan. -- Wikipedia I couldn't find any resources detailing whether Taraweeh must be prayed in the mosque ...
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Does the idea of praying 5 times a day come from the Qur'an?

One of my maternal uncles argued that, since the Qur'an does not explicitly say anything about praying 5 times a day, it may be considered as optional/less important. What argument can I place ...
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Is it obligatory for Muslim men to cover their heads while praying?

I have noticed that a majority of men cover their heads head with a cap or something to cover the hair while offering salah. Is this mandatory? What if sometimes you don't find a cap or cloth to cover ...
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Going from “never prayed in my life” to my first prayer?

Prayer is central to Islam, but as a newbie, I find myself in the situation where I've never actually prayed in my life (ever) and now I'm trying to figure out how to pray. So I YouTubed how to pray, ...
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Will my salah be accepted if I pray at home?

I read a hadith that said Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) wanted to burn the houses of those who prayed at home. So this indicated that it is wajib to pray in congregation. I also read another hadith that ...
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If someone do not pray 5 time, is he/she Kafer?

I try my best to do my prayers on time and would not miss any. Recently, i watched a youtube video by one of the Islamic lecturer from Saudi Arabia , quoting a hadith which i do not have knowledge to ...
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Does a Muslim have to pray all the prayers that he left out?

If a Muslim wasn't used to pray and then he started and never left a prayer, does he need to pray all prayers he has previously left or Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) will forgive him?
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Combine Zuhr and Asr when late for Zuhr?

If I'm late for Zuhr prayer, can I combine it with Asr or must I pray the Zuhr separately from the Asr?
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I would like know how to perform 'kazaa-e-umri'?

I have perform a salah / namaz at mosque during ramdan.I feel that I want to do kaza for recent all namaz. I would like to know procedure as well as ayat can recite during namaz. Thank you.
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What does “السلام عليكم أيها النبي” actually mean?

When I first learnt how to pray salat, I was taught as part of the tashahud to recite the phrase "السلام عليكم أيها النبي." I am hardly fluent in Arabic, but my translation of the above is basically "...
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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 ...
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Where should we look during Salah?

I have noticed that different people look at different places when praying. Does it matter where we look when we pray and where should we really be looking at during each step?
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How am I supposed to pray when I'm having terrible headaches?

From the Verse (4:103) and some ahadith -like (Sahih al-Bukhari 1117) Narrated `Imran bin Husain: I had piles, so I asked the Prophet (ﷺ) about the prayer. He said, "Pray while standing and ...
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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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What are the rules for reading 4 rak'a fard with jamat or alone?

Assalamoalaikum when we read 4rakah fard salah,should we be reading any surah after surah Fatiha in every rakah or just read in the in the first two rakah only then read surah Fatiha in 3rd and 4th ...
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Step by step on how to perform tahajjud prayer

Is it as simple as 2 raka'at x 4 which is a total of 8 raka'at or is it different Also what are the surahs that are recited
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Can you recite from the middle of a surah in salat?

I generally (or always...) recite an surah in last teen surahs in Quran. Nowadays I have free time to memorize some new surahs, and I want to recite them in salah so that I won't forget. I did some ...
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How to be a proper Imam in a congregation of fardhu correctly? (Leading of Prayers)

Assalamu Alaikum all I'm new here and I can't find any questions that is related to "How to be an Imam." Just would like to establish that my question is here for my own setting (and hopefully for ...
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Is sleeping a necessary condition for Tahajjud (night prayer)?

I want to know whether or not sleeping is a necessary condition for Tahajjud? For example this fatwa says that Tahajjud means praying after sleeping: Tahajjud means specifically praying at night, ...
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How to focus in Salah?

In accordance with a verse of the Holy Qur'an, a character of Mo'menin (believers) is Khoshu'(humility) in Salah. Surah al-Mo'menoon, the first and second verses: قَدْ أَفْلَحَ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ ...
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How does one pray in congregation?

How does one participate in the 5 daily prayers in congregation? I know how to pray all of the 5 Prayers. All I require is knowledge of the do's and don'ts.
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Is it possible to pray Jamat with just myself and my wife?

There are situation I cannot go to mosque for jamat (congregational prayer), but my wife is at home. Is it possible that I become imam and my wife is my mukim (I not sure this exact term). What is the ...
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Does a Muslim woman need to cover her entire body (including hands and face) during prayer if a non-mahram man can see her?

Islam Q&A quote the Standing Committee for Issuing Fatwas, who write: A woman is required to cover all of her body when praying, except the face and hands, but if she is praying where there are ...
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What should be done regarding Salat on a long flight? [duplicate]

I am traveling to visit family in Turkey, and I have with enough time to pray Zuhr, but not Asr, before I leave. The flight is a 12 hour flight straight from LA to Istsanbul, and thus I won't even get ...
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Thana (Dua Isteftah) is necessary on missing Rakah or not?

Asalamualikum sir, I want to ask you that if I say missing Rakah then SANA is necessary or not for 1st RAKAH, please give me a satisfactory answer. Thanks.
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How to continue prayer if one found out he missed or added a rak'a or a part of the rak'a?

My point is what exactly should a person do in the moment he/she realize that he/she missed or added a part of rak'a to his prayer. Here two exemplary situations: I stood up after finishing the 4th ...
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Why do Muslims offer prayers in Arabic? What is the significance of the language?

Muslims offer prayer and recite Quran in Arabic. What is the significance of Arabic language for worship according to Quran and Sunnah? Is there any hadith or verse of Quran that makes the Arabic ...
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How could a Muslim pray from the Moon?

In a hypothetical conversation, a friend of mine that is atheist asked how a Muslim can find qibla if the salat is performed out from Earth (in the Moon or Mars, by example). Is praying in direction ...
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What is the proof to pray Dzuhur/Asr silently? ALLAH in Al-Quran says 17/110

As-Salaumu Alaykum! Please provide proof from Al-Qur'an and/or reliable hadith to support the instruction to make Dzuhr and Asr prayers silently (without loud recitation of Al-Qur'an). We pray - ...
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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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Is crossing someone while he is praying permissible?

I have seen many people who scold if someone crosses the path where someone is praying. But the following hadith says otherwise. Bukhari :: Book 1 :: Volume 9 :: Hadith 490 Narrated 'Aisha: The ...
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What is the correct manner to perform sujud sahw?

I'd like to know how I would need to perform sujud sahw exactly in each case? If i need to do it before the salam: do I say the tahiyat and perform the sujud (two sajdas and one sitting in between) ...
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Tahaara and waswas [closed]

Assalamualaykum, I have a problem with severe waswasa. I have urinary incontinence. And I'm scared of touching things. When i go to the toilet and wash my bum and move my hand some water falls on the ...
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Is there Hadith for the Maliki way of praying?

That is instead of putting right hand over left like the other Madhhab keep the hands by their sides.
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What is the correct tolerance for qiblah?

I found the qiblah direction at my location thanks to an application off the Internet but since it doesn't seem to be very sophisticated I was wondering what the tolerance is for the direction of the ...
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How does the Maliki school make Tasleem at the end of salat?

How do the Malaki school of fiqh (islamic jurisdiction) make the Tasleem at the end of salat? I have heard that if someone was praying with you at your side then you can just say the salams to that ...
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In Salat what mispronunciations are acceptable?

In salat (prayer) I like to read it out loud sometimes but I whisper it. When I am supposed to say: "sub hana rabb ial 'ala" It comes out like: "sup hana rapial 'ala" Even though it's not what I ...
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Is it okay to perform Tahajjud after Witir?

Salat Witr is prayed after Salat Taraweeh and Salat Isha in mosque. This the routine followed in the month of Ramadan in my country. If I wake up early and then pray for Tahajjud, Is it okay? I hear ...
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How to love saying prayers / Salah / namaz?

I say prayers but it's like I'm just performing a duty. I feel nothing while saying prayers like if my heart is close. I want to:- Say prayers with love. I mean I do not want to feel blank while ...
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May females participate in Janaza salat?

Is female can participate in Janaza Salat? In my relative house they start praying Janaza Salat after the Janaza take out from the house. Is that allowed in Islam? Or this is a kind of Bid'a?
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How can we offer Fard Namaz with just two people

Assalamu alaikum brothers and sisters, We offer namaz in office whenever we get time..and sometimes its like we are only two who offer namaz..so one of the guy act as imam.My question is how can we ...
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Why do people pray salah differently?

When I pray salah the mosque, some people ( 2-3) pray a bit differently. They raise their hands in most of the takbeers even though the rest of us only raise our hands during takbeer tahrima. They ...
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Praying at the Mosque Obligatory for Men?

Assalamu Alaikum. I heard that praying at the mosque is obligatory for men and that prayers performed alone wouldn't be accepted. Is this true? I'm 15 and have school and homework so trying to go to ...
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Time of reading Sunnah prayer before the fard prayer

At what point can a person make the 4 sunnah salat at say the time of Zhur? For instance, if the Jammat for the 4 Furz of Zhur is at 1:30pm, and the calling of prayer is 1:16pm, when can I make the ...
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Can we recite two or more surahs in one rakat when praying?

Assalamu Alaikum. I just want to know that when praying, can we read 2 or more surahs (chapters of Qur'an) in one rakat?

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