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

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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....
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How to overcome past emotional trauma to concentrate in salat?

In recent years I have been through difficult times and had major emotional traumas. I noticed after that I no more find joy in Salat and zikr. I also no more read Quran in a daily basis as I was ...
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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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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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What can a Muslim say in genuflection and prostration of prayers (Roku' and Sajdah)?

There are very nice Ayahs and Du'a to glorify Allah, like: يُسَبِّحُ لِلَّهِ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ الْمَلِكِ الْقُدُّوسِ الْعَزِيزِ الْحَكِيمِ - الجمعة 1 Whatever is in the ...
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Must Salatul Tasbih be performed at least once in a lifetime?

Our Beloved Prophet Muhammed (Sallallaho Alihiwassallam) is reported to have prayed Salatul Tasbih and then said to that this salah should be prayed once a day, if you can not pray once a day then ...
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What is Salat Al Abhar صلاة العبهر?

I have read of this salat online but I can not find a Hadith that mentions it. What or is there any Hadith mentioning this salat, and what is the authenticity of the Hadith? Is this salat a Bid'ah?
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If ‘Eid prayer and Friday prayer (salaatul-Jumu’ah) fall on the same day, what are the options?

لسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ If ‘Eid prayer and Friday prayer (salaatul-Jumu’ah) fall on the same day, what are the options? because some persons only do eid prayer in my ...
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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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Time restriction on Salah and replacement (قضاء) Salah

Is there any specific time in which we should perform replacement (قضاء) Salah? and Is there any restriction on particular time on which we should not perform Salah?
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Why if one drink wine his prayer is not accepted until 40 days? why not more or less than 40?

There are some famous hadith saying if one drink wine, God does not accept his prayer until 40 days. What is significance of number 40? why not less or more?
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What are the extra prayers and what do they mean?

We pray 2 extra rakats after the morning prayer, 2 or 4 after duhr, 2 after maghrib and 3 after Isha. I always knew that they were extra and it's good to pray them but I don't know what they mean. ...
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Do I have to redo the prayers I missed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does a Muslim have to pray all the prayers that he left out? If I think about all of the days I missed salat it could count up to months of missed prayer days. I need to make ...
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Does dripping urine break Wudu?

Sometimes after you have finished urinating, it may happen that you drip in your pants right after you perform Wudu or before you go for prayer. So I wonder if it breaks the Wudu; what about the ...
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How to perform witr salah?

Salam All, I want to know what authentic way to perform witr is. Hanafi School of thought sit after two rakahs and then in third rakah they perform rafaydan and make dua. But some raises hand after ...
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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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What are the details of different types of Salat?

I know Salat have types like Farz, Sunnat, Nafil, Wajib. I would like to know What is the difference between those? What is the importance of each one?
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What are the various positions in Prayer (Salat) called?

I would like to know what the names of all the Pillars (Arkans) that are in a Prayer(Salat). I know a few names Ruku, Sajda, etc. but I want to know the rest. Please provide a detailed explanation.
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What is the exact manner to join the Salat Jamat after arriving late?

Sometimes there is a scenario that Salat ba-jamat has been started and one person arrives at a time such that his one or more Rakat's are missed. Then in this situation what is the exact ruling to ...
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How does the Maliki school make Tasleem at the end of salat?

How do the Malaki school of fiqh (islamic jurisdiction) make the Tasleem at the end of salat? I have heard that if someone was praying with you at your side then you can just say the salams to that ...
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What is the importance of Sunnah prayers?

I have always performed Fard prayers with the related Sunnah prayers but after I came to United States, I saw that many Muslims here (esp Arabic) perform Fard only leaving Sunnah prayer altogether. I ...
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Putting the hands on the stomach or chest while praying salat?

I've notice a few people (men) at the mosque put their hands on the chest while praying salat. However, I also see that the majority of Indian and Pakistani people put their hands on their stomach ...
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What is the correct direction of praying in Masjid Al-Aqsa?

There are two places where one can pray (uphold Salat) in any direction, one is Masjid al-Haram and the other is Masjid Al-Aqsa. Is this correct? If this is correct, is there any explanation about ...
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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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What is the opening Du'aa of salat?

What should I say immediately after starting any salat? i.e, after Takbeer (saying Allahu Akbar الله أكبر) and before beginning recitation of surah Fatiha.
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How to ask for forgiveness of Past Qaza Salaat [duplicate]

As-Salam-o-Alaikum, How do someone ask for forgiveness of his/her past qaza salaat (prayers that were not offered) when she/she doesn't know how many (hundreds) of prayers has been missed. ...
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How do I convince my friend that the Muslims who don't follow his group are Muslims?

Salam. One of my friends doesn't perform salah behind anyone other than those he defines as Muslim. He is following a group of people who say that you can not make sects, and the people who call ...
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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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Can you recite from the middle of a surah in salat?

I generally (or always...) recite an surah in last teen surahs in Quran. Nowadays I have free time to memorize some new surahs, and I want to recite them in salah so that I won't forget. I did some ...
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When praying in Jamaah, what should I do if I am the only one in the last row?

Asslamu allikum, When praying in jamaah (congregation/group), I happened to be the only one in the last row. What do I do? Do I have to usher some one to step back and be with me? Jazakallahu khayr.
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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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Should a woman's arm rest in sujood (prostration)?

When I first learned to pray, I was instructed to rest my arms on the floor, and was told that only men are required to lift them. But recently, after I moved to Palestine, it seems that everyone ...
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Is it ok to pray taraweeh after witr?

I, and everyone else I see, pray witr after taraweeh. I am not sure if it is suggested or obligatory. If I don't pray taraweeh until I pray witr, and later I decide I want to pray taraweeh, can I do ...
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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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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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Is it ok to warn someone who recites too loudly while praying?

From time to time I stand in line to pray (saff) beside people who are loud while we are praying. Sometimes it can be annoying when we are in sujud to hear other voices. Is it permissible for me to ...
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Can women use a recorded version of the Salah from a nearby mosque?

Most of the Muslim women and a considerable number of old and disabled slaves of Allah cannot leave home or go to the mosque for reasons relevant to them. It is of course rational for them to pray ...
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Is crossing someone while he is praying permissible?

I have seen many people who scold if someone crosses the path where someone is praying. But the following hadith says otherwise. Bukhari :: Book 1 :: Volume 9 :: Hadith 490 Narrated 'Aisha: The ...
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Is it permissible to complete Taraweeh Namaaz (Prayer) in 5-10 days?

In my locality (might also be elsewhere but im not sure) there are taraweeh prayer that are finished off within 5 to 10 days. The whole Qur'an is finished in those few days. The prayers are very long ...
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Why Umar (r.a) said praying taraweeh in jamaah was “good bidah”?

According to this question all bidah in religion is bad. But good things Hz. Umar said about people who were praying taraweeh with jamaah is known (couldn't find what exactly Hz. Umar said. I will ...
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Is the sajdah tilawah (prostration of recitation) obligatory or recommended?

When in prayer you recite a section of the Qur'an that includes a sajdah, what is the ruling on performing the sajdah? Is it obligatory to do? Or is it recommended? I'm pretty sure there are madhahib-...