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

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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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How many Sunnat rakats are there in Jumma prayer?

Assalamualaikum, as the question says, how many Sunnat rakats do I need to perform before or after Jumma prayer(friday).
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Is it mandatory (Fard) for a man to go to masjid for all 5 prayers?

Asalam alaykum, I wonder if there is specific Hadith / Quran verses stated that Muslim men are mandatory to attend masjid for the five times prayer? What if you are not able to? What are the ...
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Can one offer salah on behalf of someone else?

Inspired from this question. I know there is a difference of opinion on what kind of salah one can make up, but suppose one adopts the opinion that intentionally un-offered salah can be made up later....
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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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Language of Surahs in Salat

My language is Bangla/Bengali. I know Surah's, I can read Arabic. But I don't understand the meaning. So, I read websites and books that translated surah's from Arabic to Bangla. Now my question is ...
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Why do ladies pray differently as per Hanafi fiqh?

In Sahih Bukhari, Our Prophet Sallallaho Alaihewasallam (peace be upon him) said "Pray as you have seen me to pray". He didn't shown any different way to pray for ladies. Why ladies are praying ...
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Do I have to do sajdah sahw or not?

Instead off praying 4 rakat farz namaz, (1) I make salam after third rakat or (2) I make salam after second rakat. How to make up for remaining rakat (s). Also consider the fact if I am praying alone ...
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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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Can we pray isha early in Summer?

Is it allowed to read prayer isha little before its time in summer? Because isha happen at 10:45 and we have to wake up for work 4:30 in the morning. And not getting enough sleep makes me very cranky ...
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How should a third person join a jama'ath of two?

When two people want to pray in jama’ah and there is no third person available, the Imaam (leader) stands on the left and the muqtadi (follower) stands on the right, a few inches behind the Imaam and ...
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What is the punishment for missing a prayer?

In my childhood, I heard stories like if a person misses a prayer, he is punished so and so years in hell fire. In the modern Islam, I do not hear of these. What is the exact punishment of missing a ...
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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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Confusion about reading Surat in Rakat

Can we read the same surah in all rakats of salat? Eg. If I read "Surah Kosar" in Farz, can I read it again in Sunnah r nawafil or not.
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Can you offer salah while someone is sitting next to you?

I heard from somewhere that one can not pray while someone is in front (which is obviously not allowed) , or even if someone is sitting next to you. I often pray while my colleges are sitting next to ...
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Why different salaats have different number of rakaats?

What is the motivation behind having different numbers for different prayers? Is there any significance attached to it, as in one prayer is different than others? Is this Allah's word (I doubt for I ...
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Is it allowed to repeat a salat?

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته If we're praying(salat) and trying to maintain khushu' during it, but still thoughts of other things creep in, so because of this, can the salat be repeated? is it ...
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Du`a before Taslim (Sunni View)

When praying Salat, before the Tasleem greetings "Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah السلام عليكم ورحمة الله" and turning your face to the right and left, what is the fourth Tashahhud to be recited ...
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What should I do if my cell-phone rings during salaat?

I always keep my cell phone into silent before starting prayer. But Sometimes I forget to do this in a hurry. One day my cell phone rang on the mosque during a prayer; and in this unfortunate ...
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Praying Sunnah before Salat Al Asr

I know that it is Sunna to pray 4 Rak'at before Salat Al Asr, however can we pray them after the Eqama or must they be after the Azan and before the Eqama?
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Killing mosquitoes during Salaat

Can I use my hand to kill mosquitoes when they disturb me in Salaat? Because they keep on biting, breaking the concentration in salaat.
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Are you supposed to delay your salah until the bleeding stops? (Sunni view)

I understand that bleeding breaks the rules of purity and nullifies Wudhu– which means you cannot make salat. But are you supposed to delay your salat until the bleeding stops? Sunni view please with ...
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Is one who does not pray out of laziness a Kafir?

In this answer, it provides an opinion of Imam Ahmad: Imaam Ahmad said that the one who does not pray because of laziness is a kaafir. (Al-Sharh al-Mumti’ ‘ala Zaad al-Mustanqi’, 2/26) I am ...
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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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What is the covenant of Subh?

According to a hadith, "whoever prays the Subh then he is under the protection of Allah's covenant, so do not be treacherous with Allah in his covenant." Evidence exists of many different covenants ...
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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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Should one make Salat with or without shoes on?

I have always thought that one makes Salat without shoes on, but there is the following Hadith which says: خَالِفُوا الْيَهُودَ فَإِنَّهُمْ لاَ يُصَلُّونَ فِي نِعَالِهِمْ وَلاَ خِفَافِهِمْ Act ...
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Sunnath Salat of Fajr

The prophet(PBUH) emphasized the importance of sunnath salat of fajr than other sunnath salats. Is it mandatory to pray sunnath salat of fajr during long travel? I can see some brothers are praying ...
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How many rakats are there for Taraweeh Prayer?

In my nearby masjid they used to pray 20 rakats for taraweeh in ramadan. But one of my friend said that it is bid'ah, the actual no.of rakats for taraweeh prayer is 8. So my question is, what ...
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Are there any prayers right after Fajr?

Assalamualaikum everyone. As the question says please list all the Sunnah/Wajib prayers before or after the Fajr salat.
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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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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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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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Should eesha salaah be delayed?

The eesha salaah timing in the masjid in my neighborhood is usually very late. In fact during winters (like currently) they delay the salaah to the extent that sometimes it is nearly 35 minutes later ...
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What Salats/prayers are Bid'ahs/innovations?

As is fact, there is a lot of Bid'ahs (بدع)/innovations today. And there are Salawats/prayers that are also innovations, and it is important to know which salat is innovation so you do not fall into ...
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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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How was the man who prayed badly praying?

The hadith of the man who prayed badly is often referenced, at least among Sunni schools, due to its clear descriptions of prayer; it describes, step-by-step, each of the mandatory forms of the ...
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What were the obligations of prayer before Hijra?

There are numerous well-known obligations to prayer, as established throughout the hadith literature, including rulings on the form of prayer, the daily number of prayers, praying in congregation, and ...
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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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Can one pray home when it is raining heavy?

The following hadiths says that prophet himself allowed men to pray at home when the weather conditions was adverse. But in my knowledge Muslim do not follow it today. I have never heard a single call ...
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How to continue salat if one joins the jamaat late, and imam performs a sajd-e-sahw?

I would like to know, how do we continue the salat if we have joined the jamaat late and few rakats have missed, and the imam performs a sajd-e-sahw ? Should I also perform the sajd-e-sahw, and get ...
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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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What is the purpose of the "sections" of each daily prayer?

I have been looking at the Sunni > Hanafi > Deoband version of Islam. They say that the following prayers should be offered by all adults every day: Fajr 4 rakha (2 rakha sunnah, and 2 rakha fardh) ...
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Would we go blind if we look up to the sky in Salat?

There are Ahadith which mentions the Prophet (May Peace and Blessings be upon Him) saying that those who look up at the sky during salat will have their sight taken from them. Some books in which ...
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Is praying one rak'ah witr after Isha' prayer ok?

What are the orders of praying 1 rak'ah witr after the Isha' prayer? I know they are 3 rak'at, ut is it allowed to offer 1 rak'ah too? I have seen Ahl-Hadees praying in this way, they offer 4 Farz, 2 ...
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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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Should i say sallallahu alaihi wa sallam or alaihis salam within salat

If Muslims hear or utter the name of any prophet (peace be upon them all) they say sallallahu alaihi wa sallam or alaihis salam ('peace be upon him') For example, Muhammad (pbuh), Jesus (pbuh). ...
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What are the orders about praying on bare floor to join Jamaat?

In our office the praying area space is quite small. Most of the time when in Jamat the carpet runs short and people join prayer on plain floor, and they put paper on the spot of Sajda. Is it ...
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What is an Imam, is he simply the leader of the jamaat?

In the Sunni tradition, what exactly is the role of an Imam?
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What is صلاة (Salat) according/in the Quran? [closed]

What is the general meaning of صلاة (Salat) referred in the Quran? Please provide verses that mentions the definition/description of Salat, also the rites of the ritual if it was to be treated as such....