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

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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-...
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Is the combined salat different from the normal salat?

In the sunnah of the prophet, it is known that he would on occasion combine his salawat, especially when not doing so would cause hardship (e.g., travelling). For example, the following practice was ...
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Is there any advantage to praying in a masjid?

It is known that prayers are accepted wherever you perform them — washrooms and graveyards notwithstanding — and that it is not required to go to an actual masjid building to pray. As the ...
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Why are the two daylight prayers done silently, and the others out loud?

In the time of nabi Muhammad, zuhr (noon) and asr (afternoon) prayers were being done silent, because in the daytime there were some enemies who jeered when they heard the prayers. However, today, we ...
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Is there a sunnah prayer before salat aljumua (Friday prayer)?

After the first adhan for salat al-jumu'a, but before the imam comes, I see many people praying two rakat. Then after the congregational salah is finished, they prayer another two rakat. I know that ...
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What must I do if I forget and finish a 4 rakat fard salat at the end of its 2nd rakat?

Suppose that someone is praying salat of asr. After the the second rakat, he/she forgets that he has another 2 rakats and he finishes it. After he finishes everything and gets going back to his work, ...
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Is it obligatory for Muslim men to cover their heads while praying?

I have noticed that a majority of men cover their heads head with a cap or something to cover the hair while offering salah. Is this mandatory? What if sometimes you don't find a cap or cloth to cover ...
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Why Do Shia Muslims use a stone for saying prayers but Sunni Muslims don't?

I have noted that the Shia Muslims use a stone (or soil) called Turbah/Muhr for saying prayers, but the Sunni Muslims don't use that and also consider it something taboo. Why there is such ...
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Does the idea of praying 5 times a day come from the Qur'an?

One of my maternal uncles argued that, since the Qur'an does not explicitly say anything about praying 5 times a day, it may be considered as optional/less important. What argument can I place ...
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Should I discontinue Farz prayer if Jamat has formed?

Usually it happens while praying in prayer room at office, people gathered and form Jamat. So in this case, if you are in the middle of offering your individual Farz prayer. Should you discontinue the ...
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Is the joining of a non-Muslim in a jama'a salat allowed?

If a non-Muslim wanted to join a Muslim in his prayer, would it be allowed ? And would it be counted as Salat Jama'a for the Muslim ?
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How did the Prophet ( PBUH ) pray "Qiyam Prayer"?

Prophet Peace be upon him said: “Pray as you have seen me praying" - Sahih Al-Bukhari How did Prophet Muhammed Peace be upon him pray Qiyam Prayer ?
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What du'aa should I say after salah?

Is there a specific du'a that I should say after salah, or can I say any du'a? If possible, please give a transliteration of this du'a. Note: I did some research and found multiple answers. I would ...
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Can I pray farz/fard prayer skipping its preceding sunnah prayer (when needed)?

السلام و علیکم As an example consider Zuhr/Duhr prayer in which we have 4 Confirmed Sunnah 4 Farz/Farz 2 Confirmed Sunnah 2 Nafil Suppose that when I enter Masjid/Mosque I see that the Jama'at is ...
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What is the significance of facing the Kabbah during prayer when the Earth is round?

The Earth is not flat so what is the concept of facing Kabbah during Prayer. Does it have a meaning? Consider you are on the antipode of the Kabbah which is somewhere in Pacific ocean, if you are ...
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How can I offer prayers near the Arctic circle in Alaska? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How are praying times handled in countries with a long day light? A lot of people live near the arctic circle where the duration of daylight and night is in odd proportion. ...
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What should a Muslim do if his parents are Muslims but they don't pray?

If a Muslim's parents are Muslims but they don't pray, and they don't want him to pray at mosque, but they want him to pray at home although the mosque is near home. Then what should he do?
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Are people with disabilities still responsible for acts of worship?

For example, is a person missing a leg, still responsible for 5 times salat a day? Or a person with mental illness - is he still responsible for any religious duties that a normal person has, or do ...
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Why do Muslims offer prayers in Arabic? What is the significance of the language?

Muslims offer prayer and recite Quran in Arabic. What is the significance of Arabic language for worship according to Quran and Sunnah? Is there any hadith or verse of Quran that makes the Arabic ...
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Does a Muslim have to make up for all the prayers that he left without any excuse?

If a Muslim wasn't used to pray and then he started and never left a prayer, does he need to pray all prayers he has previously left or Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta'ala) will forgive him?
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