Questions tagged [salat]

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

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Sleeping between Isha and Tahajjud [duplicate]

If I sleep after praying maghrib (because of my busy schedule) and wake up at night, can I pray Isha and Tahajjud together? I usually try to sleep between Isha and Tahajjud but for the last few days ...
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In arabic, is the word salat (or salah, not sure), meaning the muslim prayer was there before islam, or did islam introduced the word?

Peace everyone. As a quranist i believe that Quran contains all the islamic details. Allah says in the Quran to do salat, so i was wondering if the word salat was there before Quran?
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Is it a sin not to concentrate in Salah?

Concentration in Salah is very important as far as I know. But is it a sin not to concentrate in Salah?
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Will I incur sins if I stand in prayer even though my wudhu is broken?

Suppose I'm praying an obligatory prayer behind an Imam at a masjid. Suddenly my wudhu breaks (due to the passing of wind). Now, if I still keep standing in prayer will I incur sins? This should ...
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Sequence of fard and sunnah salaah

As-salaam aleykum wa rahamatullah wa barkatahu. Can I change the sequence of sunnah and fard salaah? For example, if I am waiting for the congregation / jamaat for zohar fard can I offer 4 raqat ...
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Is praying sometimes just because one is lazy, then he has become a weak Muslim?

I’m asking this because, I read somewhere in Islamqa saying this: If the one who does not pray does not do it because he denies that it is obligatory, even though he is aware that Allah has ...
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Extended night time salat mentioned in Quran; Isha, Subh, Layl, fard, Terewih, or Nafila?

I am confused about the night time prayers mentioned in the Quran. From Yusuf Ali's English translation: 073.002 Stand (to prayer) by night, but not all night,- 073.003 Half of it,- or a little ...
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Have I done ghusul?

Assalamualikum, I was gonna pray namaz today, but I had to do ghusl first, so I went and took a shower. But during my time taking shower I forgot about the ghusl part or I forgot to mention the words ...
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Who was the first person to lead prayer in Madina?

Who was the first person to lead prayer in Madina? Was it Prophet Muhammad(Peace be upon him), or was it any Sahaba? If so, what was their name?
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What is the difference between “rabbana lakalhamd” and “rabbana valakalahamd”?

I heard that that in namaz saying rabbana lakalhamd and rabbana valakalahamd both are elgible. I want to know what the difference is between rabbana lakalhamd and valakalahamd.
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How to get a dua accepted?

How to get my dua answered? How to earn Allah's mercy? I have been praying desperately for past many months but life still is not improving significantly. Sometimes things improve and then they become ...
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Proper words of Durood-e-Ibraheem

Assalamu Alaikum. I have heard two versions of the Durood-e-Ibraheem. After the first Innaka Hameedum Majeed some say Wa Baarik ala or Allahumma Baarik ala. Is it: اللهم صل على محمد وعلى آل محمد كما ...
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How long ayah is considered as non-tiny when reciting after Al-Fatiha?

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his family and companions. In the surah El-Muzammil, Allah SWT. says ...
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Sahabi who got sick after reading a surah

There was a sahabi who got very ill after he read a Surah I want to know the name of the Sahabi the name of the Surah too I don’t intent to do anything wrong it’s just a quiz I was asked I wonder what ...
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Join a brother late to get benefit of fard salaah in congregation

When you come into mosque late for Zuhr, and someone is busy with salah, without you knowing if he is performing Sunnah Zuhr or Fard Zuhr, can you join that person and perform your Fard Zuhr and carry ...
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Does Allah help people who do not help themselves?

Salam, Allah and the Prophet saw always talk about how important it is for us to make dua and ask for anything that we want. But at the same time, we are told that we can’t ask for something and not ...
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Is there any kazza or replacement for Jummah (Friday) Prayer

Sometimes due to school or any other problem Friday prayer missed just as other prayers, but there is kazza for other prayers. I want to know that Is there any replacement or kazza for Friday Prayer? ...
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Is my prayer accepted if I read the duas on my own during prayer?

I do know how to pray, all the moves and what to do even I do not know the duas during the Salah, I’ve been praying only when I’m with my friends and I also do not know the sayings, and the only ...
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Why are there so many uncertainties and differences in the performance of Salah?

Why are there so many uncertainties and differences in performing the Salah? One school says this, another says the other, Some group of people believe this to be true, the other believes something ...
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Can we Glorify and praise Allah like we do in dhikr in prostration (sujood) while praying

Is it allowed to :- To say Alhamdulillah or La hawla wa La Quwaata illa biLlah or any rememberance and glorification of Allah in sujood while praying.
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Huge difference between timing of Azan-e-Fajir in normal days and in Ramadan?

As we usually see in Pakistan that In normal days Azan-e-Fajir is recited about 4:30am-5:00am in summers and in winters it ranging 5:45am - 6:00am depending upon the location. But when Ramadan comes, ...
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What is the correct way of performing Wit'r prayer of 3 Raka'ats?

The way I pray wit'r prayer has come to my knowledge to be wrong as I pray it exactly like the fard prayer of Maghrib (which the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) has told us not to do). So I have looked up the ...
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Can I pray Salat ul-Layl once Faj'r time starts?

The timing of Faj'r here starts from 4:25.The Athan in my area for Faj'r is at 4:45 The Jama'ah is currently at 5:10. I wake up at 4:00 and generally take about 15 minutes more or less (actually not ...
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Is there a hadith describing the importance of sleep?

I am not getting enough sleep due to my praying timing. I finish night prayer at 11:00 pm, then go to sleep at 11:30 and used to wake up at 4:40 am, so I feel tired most of time. Can anyone identify ...
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Can I do prayer at this time?

So I am a Muslim, I use the Hanafi fiqh (so does the rest of my family), and I use ‘Islamic University of Sciences, Karachi’ as my calculation method (because it matches with Abu Hanifa’s opinion), ...
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What if we are unsure if we have committed a mistake during salat

While I am praying namaz i sometimes forget which rakat was I on or whether I have missed sometging or not. Maybe these are from the shaitaan. What to do Then? Should I perform Sajdah-e-suhu or should ...
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How should a person facing urinary incontinence pray and visiting mosques according to Islam?

I am just a 14 year old boy right now and I have had discovered urinary incontinence since i started offering namaz regularly (10/11 year old), I had these issues before but ignored them as I didn't ...
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If I am unable to find qibla, can I offer salat facing towards a direction other than qibla?

If I am unable to find the direction towards Makkah sharif, the qibla, is it okay to offer salat/namaz towards a direction other than qibla?
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Who says that one can continue a prayer after interrupting it for legal reasons?

This question basically arose from Is it permissible to pause salah and do personal work and continue where you left?, which sounded to me a bit weird. There are a few reasons which allow a person to ...
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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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Read memorized part of Surah in prayer for repetition

Salam aleykum Is it permissible to read in prayer just part of a Surah witch I have memorized from the Quran so I can use it as a repetition? If it is so, what to do if I forget how to continue? ...
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Can I pray in English? If not, how do memorize the Arabic?

i'm a very recent convert to Islam and I'm having trouble praying. I want to pray five times a day, I want to worship God, but the Arabic is very hard to memorize. Can I pray with the English ...
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Will Allah accept my prayers if I'm distracted by bad thoughts due to mental illness?

I am suffering from one mental disorder called obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). My main problem is when I start doing salah, I frequently get bad thoughts and bad words in my mind. I never mean ...
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Should I say “Ameen” loudly if I'm the only one to do so?

In a congregation where the "Ameen" is said silently after the Fatiha such as the Hanafi, if I'm of the view that the stronger view is it should be say loudly or my particular school of thought ...
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What if we are praying Salat in the wrong way unintentionally? Will we be forgiven by Allah? [closed]

What if we have been praying salat wrong unintentionally throughout our lives and don't know it. I've heard that Allah Almighty also gives importance to niyah. So in the following case because of our ...
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Ruling on Loudness of sound in Nafl and Sunnah prayer

As it is defined that we need to pray at low Loudness extent in Zuhur and asr salah and different ruling for different salah , but what are the rulings for nafl and Sunnah prayer of 5 times
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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 ...
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How do I do namaz if I am a student? [duplicate]

How I do salat/namaz being a student? My school time begins at 9am and ends at 3:30pm, hence is it obligatory for me to do namaz? I am 17 yrs old and in 10th class. Please help!
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Before my trip can I combine the Dhuhr with Asr?

Yeah, so tomorrow I’m going on a trip and I was wondering if I could combine my Dhuhr with Asr right before I leave because when I arrive to the other city it will be Maghrib.
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Time for sunnah prayer before fard?

When the sunnah mukkadah prayer before fard prayers are prayed i pray them at home and i give azan and iqama are they prayed between them or after iqama?
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What is the authenticity of this hadith about an incident during the battle of Khandaq?

In his al-Bidaya wa-Nihaya ibn Kathir quotes a hadith he says that only al-Bazzar أبو بكر البزار has compiled it: وقال الحافظ أبو بكر البزار : حدثنا محمد بن معمر ، حدثنا مؤمل ، يعني ابن إسماعيل ،...
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Shiism- who leads prayers during Imam-e-zamana, when he's present in the masjid/praying place?

Sunni scholars have consensus that leader of Muslims leads prayers when hes present. I want to know stand of Shia regarding lead of prayers when Imam-e-zamana is present.
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Praying left-out prayers before becoming a Muslim

As-salam-alaikum Bismillah ! I am a new Muslim and I am now going to be of 18 age this year inshallah. My question is before becoming Muslim I was a disbeliever, so I want to make up the prayer that ...
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Hadith that describes the conversation between Allah and the angels that namaz expiates sins

Is there any hadeeth that states that allah commands the angels to set the sins of the person offering namaz aside, and then remove it permanently?
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Some scholars say Muslims who don't pray are not unbelievers, but are executed: on what grounds is this justified?

A Shafi'i fiqh book states: f1.4 A Muslim who holds the prayer to be obligatory but through lack of concern neglects to perform it until its proper time is over has not committed unbelief (dis: ...
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What dirty (but ritually clean) surfaces can you pray on?

Someone may think that mud or dirt is not permitted but you can pray on that I understand. Why is this and what other "dirty" surfaces can you pray on which a non-Muslim would think of? You are not ...
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Can you end the prayer before the Imam? ( Hanafi )

According to the Hanafi madhab, can you end the prayer before the Imam (ie before the imam does the tasleem)? I read this weird claim today and would like to verify it.
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Should I make wudu and pray again when I see white ink in my hands? [closed]

Sometimes I see white ink in my hands: After I finish praying my fard prayer. After the prayer time is over. So what should I do? Should I make wudu and pray again or seek forgiveness from Allah and ...
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Making up salat because of incorrect intention of ada' or qada'

I woke up and performed salat thinking it might be on time but I was 50/50 on whether I was already late for Fajr because of the Daylight Savings change this today, so do I need to repeat my salah ...
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Is salah worshipping and praising God or do you ask for things as well?

A non Muslim may think that the salah translated prayer is you asking God for such and such but in reality it is not. Can you explain please?