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

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Is it haram to pray salat while wearing a shirt with the Polo Ralph Lauren logo (featuring someone playing polo on a horse)?

I have the Polo Ralph Lauren logo on the left side of my shirt. Is it permissible for me to pray salat while wearing it?
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Is it sunnah to make group dua after Fard jamaath prayer?

I know that it is sunnah of prophet(PBUH) to make group dua and say ameen for that. But, my question is Is it sunnah to make group dua after Fard jamaath prayer? In our area(Tamilnadu, India) we ...
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What does one do when one is new to Islam, and does not know what to say in Salat?

I heard a lecture once by a scholar, he said that if one is new to Islam, and does not know what to say during Salat (new to it) then that person can say Tasbeeh in the place of the surahs until they ...
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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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Where is praying 2 and 2 sunnah prayers before Zuhr comes from?

I do know its been a sound Islamic practice to pray 2 and 2 sunnah prayers before Zuhr. I just wondering if I prayed ahead to catch with a group prayer without sunnah, will that be haram or its ...
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Should a prayer rug look Islamic?

From my experience, prayer rugs tend to be fairly similar to one another. I'm not sure if this is considered an important part of prayer, or just a habit that people have gotten in over time. Here's ...
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Witr salat with isha and tahajud

If I performed witr salah during isha prayer, can or do I need to perform witr salah with tahajut prayer as I read tahajut prayer should be odd 9 or 11 rakha.
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Can we offer Salat with closed eyes?

why is it necessary to open our eyes during namaz. What if we close them. I read in a lot of books but did not get a relevant answer
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Do women need to check their menstruation before Fajr to see if they are required to also pray the previous night Isha?

Suppose a woman is menstruating at the time of sleep in the night that is the time of Esha. She knows that her menstruation is about to end and probably she will be able to do Fajr also. Does she ...
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Ruling of raising hands in Du'a before Taslim

Usually while making Du'a we raise hands. But right after Tashahud and Darood-e-Ibrahim in salah before we say "Assalamu Alaikum..." turning both sides (Taslim) because even that is Du'a, why don't ...
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Ritual impurity in pants

I have mud on my pants but it does not get off even after washing. These are just stains. Is this considered najs and can I be able to pray salah wearing these pants?
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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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When does mispronunciation make a prayer invalid?

Salam, I just have a quick question. While I was praying after rising form bowing, I said accidentally : rabanaa wallakal ham instead of hamd Do you know if this makes a prayer invalid or do you have ...
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Does drinking alcohol led to forty days of impuriy in which no prayer is accepted?

I have heard people say that in drinking alcohol based drinks leads to body impurity for forty days and that no prayer gets accepted for forty days. Is it true? If so, am I forbidden to pray or am I ...
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Which dua can I recite at the last sitting of salah?

What dua can I read after attahiyat and durood and before Salam, in the last sitting of Salah? In hadith I found that Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) used to recite a lot of dua, hamd, and sana in the ...
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When coming too late to the mosque is it allowed to pray in a second congregation?

I am asking a question related to faraaidul-ssolaat fard (ordered) and sunnah/nafl (recommended) prayers. Last night when I went to the mosque, I discovered that they are finished with ssolatu-iesha-...
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How many Rakat in Salat (Fard Salat only)?

How many Rakat in Salat from Hanafi and other Sunni schools opinion? I would like to know how many Rakats that is Fard/Must for Fajr, Zuhr, Asr, Maghrib and Isha.
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About Namaz direction in Masjide Aqsa

In al-Masjid al-Aqsa towards which direction for Namaz was used before the Kaaba in Mekka.
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Is it permissible to offer salah in a shirt that contains pictures?

I have Shirt that contains a Cartoon picture, for better understanding "Living Thing Picture" Can I offer Salah in it ? If yes then it would be as normal as in simple dress? or will be consider as ...
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What is the Hadith about missing the Takbeer E Oola of salah (takbir at the beginning of the prayer)?

What is the Hadith about missing the Takbeer E Oola os Salah? Mention your answer with reference.
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Is 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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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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What are the Salat times? [closed]

I would like to know what the Salat start and end times for each of the Fard Salats(Fajr, Zuhr, Asr, Magrib and Isha) are. And also the other ones i.e. Tahajjud, Ishraq, Chast and Awabbein.
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Should the niyyah for salah be specific? [duplicate]

Edit: I already know that niyyah should not be uttered but should be made within the heart. My question is something else. Should the niyyah for the salah be specific? For example people make up ...
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What are the time periods of each salah?

I have searched many times but haven't been able to get an answer to my question. I know that Maghrib becomes qada when we can not see the sun rays anymore, but what about other salah times? Till what ...
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Thinking about sex or talking about sex with someone of the opposite sex and after the liquid comes out

Is the perso allowed to perform prayer if there has not been any intercourse or perform ghusl then have prayers ..The fact is thinking about having sex but not in that process.Thanks
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Can I pray Salah in clothes that have touched dried urine?

Assalamu Alaikum. I have a question that really needs to be answered. I'm 15 years of age don't usually pray Astaghfirullah and sometimes wet the bed. I don't completely wet it, just a little. This ...
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Is it necessary for Muslim males to wear cloths that which show up the skin above the ankles?

We hear it very commonly that according to Islam, it is necessary for males to keep your pants (or whatever you are wearing on your lower body) above your ankles. i.e., it should not be hanging below ...
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What Suras/Ayat are Mustahab (recommended) to recite in the five fardh prayers?

I heard that it's mustahab to read from specific Surahs in quran in each of he five fardh prayers (i.e, Fajr, Dhuhr, Asr, Maghrib, and Ishaa). What are these Surahs for each prayer? and who ...
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What is the source of this dua read in Witr prayer?

What is the source of this dua (dua qunoot read in Witr prayer by people from Hanafi school)? Are these verses from holy Quran or Sunnah? Allahumma inna nasta'inuka wa nastaghfiruka, wa nu'minu ...
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What are the major differences between Sunni and Shi'i prayer?

In another post, I asked Is it permissible for Sunni Muslims to pray behind Shi'a Muslims?. What I want to know now are the major differences so that I can understand this issue better.
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What is the best time for optional night prayer?

Optional night prayer is a confirmed Sunnah and it is the best prayer after the obligatory ones. The Prophet (may Allah exalt his mention) said: The best prayer after the obligatory prayer is the ...
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What people recite having their right-hand on their forehead after every fajr salat?

After every salat in masjid, I often see that some people recite something putting their right-hands on their head or forehead and counts in another hand. What is that dua and where they have found ...
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Can I pray tahajjud with only sura Fatiha, and sura Ikhlas?

I'm confused about the exact procedure of this prayer. I read in some places that there is no mandatory rules for tahajjud, and found somewhere that in every rakat we can recite sura Fatiha then 3 ...
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How do non-Muslims participate in Salaat?

As a Jew, I am allowed by Jewish law to pray in a [Sunni] masjid since it is a place which is completely free of idolatry and Islam maintains the pure monotheism and oneness of Allah. However, from ...
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Traveler's Salat: When the reduction should be started?

Suppose I am on a journey to more than the minimum distance (three manzils or 77 km) to be considered as Musafir (Traveler) with a intention of staying less than 15 days. When does the Qasr Salah ...
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The order of Surahs in Prayer?

In what order shall the Suras be recited in Prayer? Should it be in the order we have in the physical copy of the Quran? Can Surat Fatiha be recited after Surat Fatiha? Can we recite the same Sura in ...
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Should I correct an imam who forces his opinions on his community? [closed]

Salam, my masjid has a new Imam who seems to be a very friendly and knowledgeable brother Masha Allah. But one thing he does is in Salah, he seems to force the congregation to follow his opinion on ...
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Is the combined salat different from the normal salat?

In the sunnah of the prophet, it is known that he would on occasion combine his salawat, especially when not doing so would cause hardship (e.g., travelling). For example, the following practice was ...
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Exposing awrah to the ground when praying

As-salamu-alikum, I just want to clarify that is it okay to pray when our awrah (privy parts of the body) is exposed to the ground? For example, wearing thope without an under garment/sarong wrap ...
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What is the reason for praying 20 rakaats in taraweeh?

It is clear that our prophet(PBUH) prayed 8 rakaats for taraweeh. But, I saw most of the masjids having 20 rakaats for taraweeh. since, Umar(R.A) made the taraweeh to 20 rakaats. What is the reason ...
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What is the ruling on a person who repeats his prayer because he doubts his prayer was correct?

What is the ruling on a person who repeats his prayers on account of doubts? The prophet said to not pray the same prayer twice in one day. So, if after a person has prayed in congregation he prays ...
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Is there a ruling that says a man has to wear a head cover, in general or during prayer? [duplicate]

I understand that there is no mention in the Quran or the Hadith of a head covering for males. It is a custom learned from the Prophet and is there in the Sunnah. I would like to know if there is ...
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How do we correct Imaam when he makes mistake in Salaah?

When Imaam makes mistake in Salaah (prayer), eg. when he makes just one Sajdah or when he makes an extra Raka'ah, how do we correct him? Is interrupting his concentration advisable?
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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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Is there any report that our Prophet (ﷺ) prayed more than one Salah with a single wudu?

As the title of my question says: Is there any report that our prophet SAW (PBUH) performed one Wudu' and prayed more than one Salah with it?
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Permissibility of Ghusl or wudu from dirty river water?

Can ablution and bath be done from a river full of dirt?Is swimming in it enough for a valid bath.
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Is my prayer valid given that I wore pants which were dirtied by water splashed onto them by a passing car? [duplicate]

It was raining. and I was walking on a road when a car and splashed dirty water on my pants. The part over which water split is from my toe up to knee. My pants were fully wet as a result. The ...
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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 ...