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

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Is it sunna to sit around a white cloth after magrib prayer?

Most African muslim places White cloth in the mosque and sits around it to worship and mentioning the numerous name of Allah after magrib prayer is been done. My question is: Is it a Sunna?
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Is witr prayer obligatory?

I heard somewhere that witr is not Obligatory. It is a part of Qayam ul Layl. Is this true?
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Why are there so many uncertainties and differences in the performance of Salah?

Why are there so many uncertainties and differences in performing the Salah? One school says this, another says the other, Some group of people believe this to be true, the other believes something ...
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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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Whether cat's hair on our clothes make our prayers unacceptable?

I am a Shia and my mom read somewhere that the hair of an animal whose flesh cannot be eaten, should not be on the clothes used for praying. So, if some cat hair is on our prayer clothes, then is the ...
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How do you pray salah lying down?

If one has difficulties in salah, they can sit down and perform and if sitting down causes difficulties, they can lie down and perform salah. I know how to perform salah when sitting down as I've ...
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Sleepy or hungry at salaat

I had uncertainty till now, In my memory, (I forget who said it or from which one I read about it), it will be safe to eat first or sleep first when we feel one of them before salaat. Is sleepy or ...
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Is it proven to say this du'a before niyyah of salah?

Inni Wajjhatu Wajhiya Lillazi Fataras Samawati Wal Ardha Hanifaun Wa Maa Ana Minal Mushrikeen. Translation: "I have made myself attentive towards Him who has created the earth & sky & I ...
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Left one ayat in the middle of surah in Salat

If I am praying and mistakenly I forgot one ayat in the middle of a surah and complete the remaining part of surah (e.g. in surah al-Naas I accidentally skipped ayat no 3 and recited the rest of the ...
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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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Is it permissible for Sunni Muslims to pray behind Shi'a Muslims?

The other day I prayed behind a Shi'a Muslim without realizing and I noticed a little later that he was Shi'a. The prayer I followed didn't seem like the usual prayer I normally follow behind Sunni ...
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In witr, can you read a dua other than Dua qunoot?

Do you have to read dua qunoot in witr or are there any other duas you can read? My grandmother has told me that you can recite any dua, where you are asking Allah for help but I have also heard that ...
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When imam forgets in prayer?

What should a person do if the imam forgets a sujood in prayer and the mamoom (the one(s) who prayers behind the imam, as following him) indicates, but the imam continues and does not do Sajdatu Sahu. ...
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Can a woman/female lead prayer?

Is it permissible for women to lead the congregational prayers? Will the prayers of those praying under her leadership be void, if they did unknowingly or were misled? Background: Women promote ...
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Congregational Prayers and Coronavirus

Should we be attending Jummah and other congregational prayers in light of Coronavirus? Whereas, health organizations are recommending to keep away from mass gatherings what should be the muslim ...
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Can the imam give the Iqama?

I know the possibility of the Imam giving Adha, but can he give the Iqama as well as lead the prayer? I asked him for the reason, he said, what if the people behind can't even say Iqama? Then he can ...
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What happens if i don't know how to do one of the essential parts of prayer?

I have been praying for so long and i still don't know one little part of the essential pillars. I have just found out about the 14 pillars of prayer, and i know i can do 13 of them but one of them i ...
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Is it compulsory for Imam of a masjid/mosque to have a beard?

Recently an acquaintance of mine was refused for being the imam of a mosque, just on the ground that he does'nt had a beard. He is a admirable and pious man with a sound knowledge of Quran. He is also ...
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Why do we face the Kiblah when praying?

Why it is necessary to stand towards Kiblah (the Holy Ka’bah) while praying, while Allah is everywhere and does not have a specific direction?
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Clothing and praying ettiquette for disabled woman

As-salāmu ʿalaikum My younger sister (17) has found islam al-Hamdu li-Llāh and now she tries as strict as possible to be a correct muslima in everything. She asked me to write some questions here. As ...
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What is Dua Qunut and when should we recite it in the Prayer/Salat?

Assalamualaikum everyone. As the title says: What is Dua Qunut and when should we recite it in the Prayer/Salat? Please post the Dua/Sura too. I need to learn it
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Why do Muslims say Subhan Allah, Alhamdulillah and Allahu Akbar for 33 times after daily prayers?

Muslims say Subhan Allah, Alhamdulillah and Allahu Akbar for 33 times after each daily prayer (salat). What do these words mean and what is the reason for saying them? Also, why exactly 33 times ?
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Is it permissible to split a 4-rakat farz salat into two 2-rakat farz salat?

Can we break longer rakat (farz or sunnat) into shorter ones i.e instead of performing 4 farz rakat of zuhar altogether, can I break them down into two parts of 2 farz rakat? Note that I am not ...
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Can I take a break from prayer until I fix the mistakes?

I literally cannot pray without making mistakes and having to repeat. No matter what I do! Is it permissible for me to take a break until I can fix this problem? And if so, do I have to make up for it?...
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What should be done after sex according to Islam?

I mean to ask that after sex is wudhu enough or is gusul necessary for offering of prayers? My husband often says he can't offer prayer as he has not taken bath!
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What if I can not pray due to my work?

Asalmualaykum As I work in an office it is not possible to pray during work hours. Is it possible to add the prayers after I finish work? Thanks
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When is Sajde-e-sahu required/obligatory?

I would like to know, what is the ruling in performing a Sajde-e-sahu (the sajde required to offer at the end of salat in case of mistake)? What situations in salat might make them obligatory ?
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What to do if I forget how to recite an ayah during prayer?

What should I do when I am reciting a surah after surah Fatiha (Suppose surah Zilzal) and near the middle I unfortunately forget the right ayaht? If I can't remember the ayaht within a short time ...
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Prayer direction inside kaabah

If someone offer Salah prayer inside the Kaabah, in which direction do they face.
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Read memorized part of Surah in prayer for repetition

Salam aleykum Is it permissible to read in prayer just part of a Surah witch I have memorized from the Quran so I can use it as a repetition? If it is so, what to do if I forget how to continue? ...
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Is it haram to pray Fajr befor duhr?

If i don`t manage to wake up for Fajr, can i pray once i wake up after sunrise or would it be Haram as the sun rises between the horns of the devil according to the following hadeeth: The Prophet (...
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How to respond when you hear multiple Azans(call to prayer)?

Asalamualaikum, I think many of you may have come across this issue. Generally when we hear the Azan , we do the following: Repeat what the Mu'aththin says, except for when he says: "حَيَّ عَلَى ...
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What to do if I forget surah during salat?

My Question is "What To do if I forget surah in salaah?". Should I go to ruku or should I read any other surah instead of the surah I forgot. Few days back it happened to me and I just started reading ...
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How should I deal with the difficulties I am facing regarding daily prayers?

Salam! So I am new to Islam. I took Shahada on the 30th last month. I have a question regarding prayers, mainly the daily prayers. Can I start off with learning that and then branch out into other ...
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Not praying in masjid when imam is a government paid employee?

I noticed that my relatives (living in Dubai) do not pray at the masjid, even when it is only at a 2-minute walk from their home. They offer all their prayers at home, including the Jumma salah. ...
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What does Middle Prayer mean in 2:238?

In the verse 2:238: Guard strictly your [habit of] prayers, especially the Middle Prayer; and stand before Allah in a devout [frame of mind]. What does Middle Prayer mean?
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Who can pray at the first queue?

It is said that Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and his household declared some specialties or actually terms for the persons who intend to say their prayers (Salah/Namaz) at the first queue of ...
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Is tissue paper sufficient for the toilet?

If you are used to using water and tissue to clean it is very hard to use only tissue and feel clean. However it would depend on how solid is your output as more solidity would be less need for water ...
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Is joining Maghrib and Isha salah together everyday for 2 months allowed?

In summer, around May 20 to July 20, the twilight in the sky doesn't disappear or disappears very late, after midnight. It was narrated from 'Abdullah ibn 'Amr ibn al-‘Aas (may Allah be pleased with ...
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How to fast in the Land of the Midnight Sun?

In tropical countries, we have a good proportion of day and night in 24 hour. So, praying and fasting is somewhat easy for us. In Bangladesh we fast, in most, for 16 hours. But in Sweden, it's ...
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If you have continuous gas during prayer, can you purposely let it out?

I have this very embarrassing problem with gas and anxiety, and it is continuous and affecting my prayer. I am physically so exhausted and tired because every time I pray I have to hold it in. I know ...
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Did Prophets before Muhammed (PBUH) perform Prayers?

How did earlier prophets before Muhammed (PBUH) worship Allah ? Was there Salah during the period of Adam(PBUH), was it mandatory to offer Prayers for them ?
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Can I pray Salat ul-Layl once Faj'r time starts?

The timing of Faj'r here starts from 4:25.The Athan in my area for Faj'r is at 4:45 The Jama'ah is currently at 5:10. I wake up at 4:00 and generally take about 15 minutes more or less (actually not ...
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Does a woman have to pray with hijab, when she is alone, according to Shia jurisprudence?

I understand that according to the sunni scholars, a woman has to pray with hijab, even if she is alone. I have heard that this is the case according to the shia scholars too, but I've never seen any ...
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What is the correct way of performing Wit'r prayer of 3 Raka'ats?

The way I pray wit'r prayer has come to my knowledge to be wrong as I pray it exactly like the fard prayer of Maghrib (which the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) has told us not to do). So I have looked up the ...
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How long ayah is considered as non-tiny when reciting after Al-Fatiha?

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his family and companions. In the surah El-Muzammil, Allah SWT. says ...
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Should child pray for the forgiveness of his bad father?

I advised my friend to offer qada prayers of his deceased father and to pray for his forgivness as this is compulsory (wajib) on the children. He replied that his father had left him and his mother. ...
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Is it permissible to do Salat in a non-Muslim's house?

I currently work as a private tutor for a middle-school girl. She and her family are non-Muslims. My tutoring job starts at 4.30 PM and ends at 6.30 PM. I come to their house to tutor the girl. Adhan ...
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Can Qaza salat be prayed in short form?

I came to know that Qaza salat can be prayed or it is allowed to pray it in quicker manner by following some rules.The link is given below: http://www.islamicacademy.org/html/Learn_Now/English/...
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Do you redo prayer if you think about maybe stopping it and restarting it?

During my Maghrib prayer, I accidentally cleared my throat for no reason (i think it is just a habit), and I wasn't sure whether or not I should re-do my prayer so I started to panic and paused for a ...