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

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Will my non-obligatory prayer be accepted if I had the intention not to pray if something occurs?

I used pay two rakat after Magrib (we call it NAFILA but I don't know if this it actual name in Arabic). However, yesterday I had the intention not to pray these two rakat if after magrib the ...
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Are we obliged to reduce prayer when on a journey?

I have an issue. I thought so long, we could pray in full prayer length, when we have just travelled. Yesterday, Our Imam came from another region. In the prayer of Al-asr and Isha (I did not pray ...
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How to deal with droplet issue with prayer?

I want to ask a common man question: if a person having droplets throughout the day, can he offer his prayer? If not, then how to get rid of this thing to perform his prayer?
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Is there any problem praying in the same way as Muslims from other sects?

Is there any problem praying in the same way as Muslims from other sects? And if I was praying alone?
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What is the correct way to determine Qibla (the direction of prayer)?

What is the correct way to determine the direction of Qibla? If I give "San Francisco" as origin in this site, the direction can be East or North, based on whether I choose "Constant Compass" or "...
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Will my zakat be accepted given that I am not performing prayer?

Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam. I am giving Zakat to the poor and needy during Ramadan. As Prayer (Salat) is the second pillar of Islam, but I am not performing any prayers. Will Allah ...
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Is istinja part of wudu?

I am confused if istinja is part of wudu because one has to perform wudu before performing salah but does this mean they have to perform istinja too? When I search online on how to do wudu, look in ...
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Is my congregational prayer invalid if a person walks in front of me?

So today in the mosque I arrived 2 ruk'as late for Asr prayer, when the imam finished I started to complete the remainder, during this time a guy decided to cross in front of me, I know it will ...
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How should the prayers (salat) be performed in battlefield?

How should the prayers (salat) be performed in battlefield? How about when one is bleeding? How about when one is on a mission and must complete the mission within a given time frame and don't get ...
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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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Why Shia and Sunnis Salat is different

This question is stuck in my head from quite some time now that why shia and sunnis are offering namaz in a different way, in fact, most of the namaz part is different. I am a Sunni Muslim and one of ...
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What is the meaning of reciting silently?

What does it mean when we pray/read/recite silently? Is whispering considered silent? Because I whisper when I pray or read quran from mushaf or when I read athkar. When I whisper I can hear myself. ...
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Is it forbidden to put cloth on one's mouth while praying?

I read in Muwatta' Malik, book of The Times of Prayer, Hadith no. 31 or 32: وَحَدَّثَنِي عَنْ مَالِكٍ، عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ الْمُجَبَّرِ، أَنَّهُ كَانَ يَرَى سَالِمَ بْنَ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ إِذَا ...
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How should I perform the missed rakats if joined a group prayers in the third unit/rakat? [duplicate]

If I join a group Salah during the third rakah, how I should perform the missed rakat? After Surah al Fatihah, I have to recite an additional Surah; because in farz Salah, it is only in the first two ...
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Keeping in ablution where the cold makes it difficult to maintain

I'm from Pakistan and we don't have gas in winters here to warm up water and less electricity in summers. Especially in winters, as there is no hot water and its already 1 C and no way to get a shower ...
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Whimsy about the status of my wudhu is affecting my salah

Basically I have a problem that as soon as I start doing wudhu I begin to get all types of feeling such as passing wind but mostly that something will release from my private parts. I get very anxious ...
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Is it permissible to pause salah and do personal work and continue where you left?

Here is the link:- http://raleighmasjid.org/how-to-pray/invalidate.htm It says: If any emergency arises during prayer and you must leave prayer you should make one Tasleem to the right side only, ...
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Quran ayat of sajdah or sujūd during salat

We know that there are fourteen places in the Holy Quran (also mentioned fifteen) where we need to perform sajdah or sujūd. Whenever we are reciting the Holy Quran, it is obligatory/recommended upon ...
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Can one pray Tahajjud later in the night after they have prayed 20 rakah Taraweeh

In almost all of the mosques here, Witr is prayed in congregation after the 20 rakah Taraweeh prayer. But as far as I know, Witr is to be prayed after Tahajjud if someone wishes to pray Tahajjud. So I ...
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What kind of istinja is permissible in Islam?

I want to know what kind of istinja (paper/water/other??) is allowed in Islam in the following 2 situations: Situation 1: When someone is healthy/not sick. Situation 2: When someone is sick. Please ...
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How many raka'ats of salat is to be recited before 4 raka'ats of farz of zuhr salat?

How many Raka'ats of Salat is to be recited before 4 Raka'ats of farz of Zuhr Salat. What is said regarding this in Hadith and what is the view of four Imam regarding this?
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How do the hanafis explain praying 10 raka't of optional prayers after jumu'ah?

A few years ago I've been asked to lead the jumu'ah prayer in a Turkish mosque here in Germany. So I've asked a hanafi brother to give me some guide lines, as as an Imam I should know the typical ...
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How do you do wudhu when praying in a car?

Sometimes I find myself on the road at prayer time and would love nothing more to be able to pray on time and therefore not wanting to delay the prayer. However If you are praying in the car how would ...
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Doing the Prostration of Forgetfulness twice

When I was praying Isha I was unsure if I didn't completely say subhanarabialala 3 times during sajda, so at the end I did the prostration of forgetfulness before the Salam, but I was not sure if I ...
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Struggle to keep up with the Imam during prayer at the mosque

I struggle with reciting prayer in my head. I can say it out loud but when it comes to saying it in my head it is very hard. I can't explain why. It just is. It will take me almost an hour to do it ...
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Is prayer accepted if your hair isn't covered?

If I am out of home and do not have cover for my hair and it is time for prayer will it not be accepted if I pray?
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Do we say "assalamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullah" after the fard prayer if our intention is to continue to sunnah nafl prayer?

For example after we finish our four fards of Isha Salah. We have a choice to make 2 sunnahs. When we get to our fourth rakat of Isha do we say "assalamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullah" facing to right then ...
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I'm too scared to pray salah because of my doubts

I always believed that Allah is one. I never thought that I would start doubting the oneness of Allah. Recently, I started having these sort of thoughts (auzubillah): What if Isa was part of god ...
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Obligation for Prostration on hard surface in Salah

Is it allowed to pray on soft surface and on cloth or carpet? I read somewhere from TabarAni(needs verification) that Abdullah ibn Masood refused to pray or prostrate on anything but the earth ...
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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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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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What does it mean for a prayer to be invalid or not accepted?

I keep hearing claims along the following lines: If you don't perform [some action] in [some specific manner] during [wudu/prayer], your prayer is invalid and not accepted. It seems, as per these ...
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How to pray Salatul Duha?

How and when do i pray Salatul Duha (Sunrise Prayer).
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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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How can one make up prayer missed due to work commitments?

I want to know what the ruling is if someone is working and they have missed their prayer such as Zohr or Asr or even Mughrib. How can one make up his missed prayers? Most of the time the workplace ...
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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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If a person has doubts about the oneness of Allah but he doesn't want to have these doubts, will his salah be accepted?

Let's say there is a man who is having doubts about the oneness of Allah. In his head, he keeps thinking that god is divisible or prophets can be parts of god. No matter how hard he tries, he just can'...
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Is it permissible to pray on the sand at a beach or on the grass at a park?

I like to stay healthy and one way I do that is by walking or running. Sometimes it would be convenient to do prayer just wherever I happen to be. Question: Is it permissible to pray on the sand at a ...
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Catch up with rapid recitation in taraweeh - skip sana?

In taraweeh, the imam recites so fast that by the time i finish sana-audhubillah-bismillah, he finishes surah fatiha. Is it allowed to read only bismillah or should i complete the sequence no matter ...
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What is the dressing criteria for women while offering Prayers?

Which type of dress a women can wear while offering prayer.I just want to know that is tied is allowed while offering Prayers.
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What can I do about the long time it takes me to perform ablution?

I have been facing problem in my wudu for a long time. It needs a lot of water and also takes a lot of time. I have tried many times to make it easier, but I often fear whether part of a limb becomes ...
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Which one is Qunut?

Which one is the ‘Qunut’ prayed in ‘Witr’? I found the following two in the various place, This is the one I use in the ‘Witr’ اَللَّهُمَّ إنا نَسْتَعِينُكَ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَنُؤْمِنُ بِكَ ...
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Is it permissible to read silently in prayer?

Will salah/salat/prayer be accepted if all the Dhikr is made in heart (not even silently). Example is when you are making Tashshahud and just remember the Dhikr (Attahiyaathu...) in your heart. Not ...
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Should I follow the prayer times of an app or from the local masjid? [duplicate]

I am currently residing in Dublin, Ireland for work purpose. I have downloaded Salatuk app from Android play store and follow that for Salat as we do not hear Azaan here and the place is new to me. ...
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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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Is it allowed for a Jew to pray in mosques? [duplicate]

I read somewhere that Jews can pray in mosques according to their rabbis but not in churches as churches according to their rabbis are places of Idolatry , but does Islam allow a Jew to pray in ...
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Praying Tahajjud in the summers. Can anyone give me some advice please

Assalamalaikum, My understanding of tahajjud is that it is the (nafal) prayer that is prayed after one sleeps and awakes for the purpose of prayer: They arise from [their] beds; they supplicate ...
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How many Sunnah and Nafl rak'at one should offer in Jumuah salah according to all the 4 Imaams?

I want to know how many sunnah and nafl rak'ats one should offer in Jumuah prayer/salah according to all the 4 Imaams? It would be great if you could tell me in details about all 4 Imaams.
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Does Taraweeh replace Tahajjud prayer in the Month of Ramadan?

As per my reading I do not find any occurance of the word "Tarawih" in hadith literature , was such a word known at the time of Prophet pbuh or is it that Taraweeh is just a special name given to the ...
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Different Fajr prayer time which one to follow?

OK so I just download an app and for prayer time it is showing a large amount of prayer calculation hubs like:- Muslim World League - 04:52 AM ISNA - 5:06 AM Musulamns de France - 05:19 AM So which ...