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

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Question about a hadith involving a house in Jannah

"Whoever prays 12 rakaat in the day and night, a house in Jannah will be built for him." [Muslim] I ask, must those 12 rakaat be 'additional' to the other obligatory rakaat in the 5 salawat?
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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 time does Fajr end exactly? [duplicate]

I always see daylight before the actual Sun rise time, also I'm aware that it is prohibited to pray during sun rise. So what time does end (or how many minutes before predicted sun rise times)?
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Should I make Qasar & jamma' if I move in-between city or islands in the same country?

I do know that when travelling more than a said distance it is permissible to perform Jammu(combining 2 prayers) and Qasar(shortening prayers) accordingly as per the guidance. But what I would like to ...
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Is sitting (praying) while being able to stand a form of bidah?

A masjid nearby where I live has chairs set out on the side of each row. I understand that there are some elderly people who may need to sit while praying, otherwise it would be difficult for them. ...
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Reciting quran in a loud voice when praying alone

Sometimes when I'm praying alone, I like to recite a surah out loud because it helps me concentrate, and because for some reason, it gives me more motivation to recite longer surah's. Am I allowed to ...
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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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Is it permissible to make dua'a during a mandatory prayer?

Bismillah. Someone once told me that it's better to make du'a in the sajda (prostrating) when we are praying a sunnah prayer, rather than to make it during a mandatory prayer. Is this true? Or can we ...
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What is the maximum number of days when travelling in which one can combine prayers?

There are many different opinions on this subject, but as we know, it is permissble to combine, and shorten prayers when travelling (on vacation for example). As such, one would be allowed to pray ...
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Where to stand in jamaat when we came late

Some one came late to jamaat ,Imam and only one maamoom are performing the last rakaat of pray(in atahiyyath).maumoom stand at the very right side,then where should the second maumoom stand?(left side ...
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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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Why are there only two rakats in farz salaat for Jumu'ah?

My question is: Why is there are only two rakats in Farz Salat for Jumu'ah and we have four rakats for farz salat of zuhr? Is there any reason behind this? Please post answers with references.
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Is raf` yadain mandatory in salah?

Is it obligatory in prayer to do raf` yadain (raising the hands) or not? I am looking in particular for a Sunni perspective.
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How is sajday sahaw offered?

Please tell me how is sajday sahaw offered and what if a person forgets to do sajday sahaw? Do we have to re-offer that salat? Please help me...
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Sunnah prayers; how many rak'āt?

As a recent convert to Islam, I have been a little confused by the issue of Sunnah prayers, I understand that these are extra rak'āt before and after the five daily prayers. The area that I am unsure ...
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Why muslims have different ways for Wudhu (ablution)?

I know about Quran verses and the different proofs everyone brings. My question is that, why Muslims have different ways of ablution and argue on that: When the Prophet (sa) was amongst them for 23 ...
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Why we should not sleep after Asr?

I've heard that it's sunnah not to sleep or nap after asr but nobody can tell me why. Why we should not sleep after Asr?
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If a person masturbates but stops himself before he ejaculates would he need to perform ghusl for namaz?

If a person masturbates but stops himself before he ejaculates would he need to perform ghusl for namaz? or can he perform namaz? please provide reference thank you.
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Wearing animal hair or skin during salat?

I heard that if even a single hair of a Carnivore animal(even a cat) or one died in a Haram way be on your clothes; it will make your Salat not acceptable, any confirmation with references please?
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Where to start in Prayer? If someone enters in Prayer with a group of people praying together. [duplicate]

I want to ask question related to Prayer. It is considered more valuable if group of muslims pray "Faraz" together in the leadership of "imam". And one want to join them, while they have completed "2 ...
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Is wiping of the nose with hand or cloth permitted during prayers?

Sometimes, when I pray, I feel so overcome with gratitude and love for the One that created, clothed, sustained and thought me everything I know that I end up shedding tears in prostration. This ...
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Niyat for Sunnah Umrah Namaz

Assalaamualaikum Please Share the Niyat for 2 Rakat Sunnah Umrah Namaz (prayer) in Arabic with transliteration and translation.
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How to interpret/understand ' Aqeem-us-salah'?

It is popularly interpreted as establish the prayer. But what is the meaning of establish the prayer, Why god is asking us to establish the prayer, Why not he is saying recite/read/perform the ...
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Prayer to Allah

4 men are praying. One Muslim man, one Jewish man and one Christian and one non religious man These 4 men ask for the same thing. They all seek for happiness and blessings. I m aware Allah can see ...
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Should darood be recited along with the congregational prayers if one joins it in the second. third or forth rakath? [duplicate]

If I join the congregational prayers/Jamaat in the second Rakat and said my prayer along with the imam through second, third and forth Rakat, should I also recite the Darood-e-Ibrahim along with the ...
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Making a (worldly) task obstacle for salat

I understand that salat is an important or perhaps the most important pillar of Islam. Whenever we have to choose between performing salat and an worldly task, definitely we must choose salat. I ...
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Is it haram for a non-Muslim to perform Muslim prayers?

I am a non-Muslim. I have interest in Islam. I am curious to know if a non-Muslim perform Muslim prayers, is it considered as Haram?
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Why don't we mention صلوٰة الشفع and صلوٰة الوتر as opposed to mentioning "Witr" only in our discussion of witr prayers?

When praying 3 rakat witr: I was thought from childhood to say i intend to pray "salat shafa-e" for the 1st 2 even numbered rakats and then "witr" for the odd or 3rd rakat. but in our online ...
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Can I recite a SURAT after Faatihat in my 3rd and 4th rakat if i meet Imam in the 3rd rakat (which is my 1st rakat in this case) in ishai [duplicate]

Thank you very much. If I meet imam in the 3rd Rakat (Ishai prayer-where 3rd and 4th rakats are only Faatihat rakats) and of course complete the 4th rakat with him. Now i have done only 2 rakats. To ...
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Is the entire procedure of a four rak'at namaz present in the hadith?

Where do we find the exact sequence to be followed while offering a 4-rak'ah salat in the hadith? I mean, first, the surah fatiha, followed by a surah, then ruku', then getting up, then performing 2 ...
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Where do we find the number of rakats in prayers in the hadith literature?

We are aware of the number of rakats that are there in each salat. How did we get these numbers ? Are they mentioned in any hadith ? Also, the number of rakats that are farz and those that are wajib.. ...
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After offering salah I always feel something is release from my body... what could be is that?

After offering my Salah I always feel something is release from my body I want to find out what could be is that? And before Salah I feel so heavy and confused whether I should go for Salah to finish ...
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Can I join Asar with Zuhr according to Shi'ite jurisprudence?

I work in an IT firm and my duty period is usually 8-5. My office is about 50km's away from my home. I get my lunch break at 1.00 PM so I can pray Zuhr without any problems. But since I usually work ...
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Any advice on how to pray at work?

At work I do not have a designated prayer location. What I did was to proceed to the nearest fireman stairways to pray. But the stairways was dirty and full of cobwebs. I tried searching for other ...
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Should we recite a surah in the last two rakat

Asalamualikum, When praying a 4 rakat Salah, whether it is sunnah or fard, do we recite a surah after reciting Fatiha on the third and fourth rakat ? Does this apply to all 4 rakat salah?
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What is the intention of salat sunnah after salat Jumuah?

I notice that after salat jumuah people do two versions of salat sunnah, 2 rakaat or 4 rakaat. What are the proper intentions of those two versions?
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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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Can a Sunni Muslim offer prayers in a Shiite mosque?

Many peoples says don't offer salat/prayer in a Shiite mosque if you are Sunni Muslim. Is it impermissible to pray in a Shiite mosque?
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Is prayer acceptable if my wudhu breaks?

My wudhu breaks if I had gone to the toilet just before that, but if I wait for 20-30 minutes then it is not a problem. Even in some case, it still breaks. Will my prayer be accepted, if it breaks ...
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Is it required to offer at least a Nafl Namaz between a Qaza and a Farz Namaaz?

I had heard that farz namaaz can't be offered directly after praying a qaza namaaz and vice-versa (i.e. qaza namaaz can't be offered directly after praying a farz namaaz). Either there has to be a ...
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What is the minimum number of people required to form a jamaat?

What is the minimum number of people required to form a jamaath? (Any farz namaz)
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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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Importance of Friday prayers

I am working in a company and my boss is not allowing me for friday prayers event and not accepting my leaves on the same day. What can I do? help me in this regard in the light of the QURAN AND ...
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How to overcome missed prayers of a year?

What if a person who had been missing namaz (prayer) for years (like some of us do), and eventually start praying everyday. What he/she wants to overcome the missed prayers of all the years he/she had ...
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Move the index finger up and down in Salah

I have seen some people move their index finger up and down constantly in Salah while sitting down. I have also seen some people only move index finger up when saying: ash hadu al-La ilaha il-Lal ...
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How to pray qaza of qasr prayer?

On my way back to home while traveling, I missed asr prayer. Now I am at home and praying full prayers. How should I pray qaza of my asr prayer, two rakats or four? When Magrib time started, I was in ...
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What is the correct way to recite Darood Sharif - Durood e Ibrahim?

I have been listening Darood Sharif on youtube and I have notice reciter say Muhammadin and other reciter say Muhammad. Also reciters say Ibraheem and Ibraheema. So for example: Reciter One: http:...
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What's the significance of placing one's right hand over the head after the prayer?

What is the significance of placing the right hand on one's head after the prayer? Is it a manner of praying/supplication? If so, how is it different from the usual raising of the palms and having ...
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Offering salah in front of a curtain that has parrot images

Assalam alaikum, Today I got one doubt while offering Isha namaz. I am staying in a hotel. Towards qibla direction I have a glass window. On the other side of glass window, two statues are there. ...
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To what extent is movement permissible in order to silent the phone if it starts ringing during the prayer?

While saying the prayers if someones phone (while in the pocket or kept on the ground) starts to ring, is it allowed to silent it through some minimal movement? If so, what minimal movement in ...

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