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Performing Salah near shrines or graves allowed or not?

At first pay attention that those people who you mentioned, going to this shrines to offer their prayers (Salat) to Allah.so, they won't worship graves there. And "places of worship" in this hadith, ...
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If God is a perfect being, why does he desire to be glorified?

First of all, I need to clarify that narcissism is a bad trait in humans precisely because no human deserves absolute praise like a narcissist praises himself. It is not inherently a bad thing, just ...
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Do other living creatures besides Insaan and jin pray to the Almighty?

There are several Quranic verses to the effect that all things, living and non-living, worship Allah through prostration and glorification. Quran 22:18 Do you not see that to Allah prostrates ...
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Is there an Islamic synonym for 'parishioner'

A group of people offering prayers together is called a Jamaat or Jammah. Congregational prayer can be observed in any place as required, not necessarily a mosque; and a person joining a congregation ...
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If God is a perfect being, why does he desire to be glorified?

First of all your interpretation starts from the wrong perspective as you add to Allah human attributes and judge HIM as you may judge a human. While Allah says: ... There is nothing like unto Him, ...
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Is the time window the most important condition of salah?

Allah (ﷻ) said, إن الصلاة كانت على المؤمنين كتابا موقوتا (Indeed, prayer has been decreed upon the believers a decree of specified times) - Qur'an 4:103. Just from being mentioned in the Qur'an ...
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Can someone explain to me what this hadith means?

You've only quoted a portion of the full hadith. Reading the full context will help, inshaAllah. Hanzala Usayyidi, who was amongst the scribes of Allah's Messenger (ﷺ). reported: I met Abu Bakr. ...
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Will I get sawwab for answering here

Those who spend their wealth for increase in self-purification, And have in their minds no favour from anyone for which a reward is expected in return, But only the desire to seek for the Countenance ...
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What acts of worship are prohibited for a woman undergoing menstruation?

Prayer: Salah is prohibited and invalid. This also includes things that come under the rulings of prayer such as سجدة التلاوة. إذا أقبلت الحيضة فدعي الصلاة Give up the prayer when your menses begin — ...
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What is worship (ibadah)?

Way of worship we have learnt from the Prophet of Allah. Worship has different branches, Main are: Worship by Voice ( Zikar, Speech truth, etc) Worship by Money or Mall (Spend in the way of ALlah) ...
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What is worship (ibadah)?

Ibadah is completed servitude to Allah. Allah is the master and we're the slave. A slave must obey and be at service to his/her Master at all times. And this was beautifully manifested in the du'...
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What is worship (ibadah)?

In the Arabic language Al-'Ibadah means the humbleness. We say طريق معبدة (Tariq mou'abadah) that means Paved road and for the idiomatic meaning it's everything that Allah loves. Shaykh l'Islam Ibn'...
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What counts as prostration of worship?

Prostration (sujod) is worship when your intention is to venerate a deity. When Allah commanded everyone to prostrate to Adam = And when We said to the angels, "Prostrate to Adam," and they ...
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Is there an Islamic synonym for 'parishioner'

The word congregant can be used, although it's not Islam-specific. Actually this question came up on English.SE: “Parishioner” vs. “congregant”, who also offer other possibilities: To refer more ...
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If we say salat 5 times regularly and spend the rest of time studying, is the time spend studying considered ibadah?

Considering Ibadah (عبادة).It is better to understand its meaning first.Ibadah which we mean Worship to God has a root word in Arabic (عبد) which means a Slave or a Servant.Now a servant is bound to ...
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If Allah created mankind only to worship him, why did he give them freewill?

Man is given an opportunity to demonstrate his willingness to worship Allah: [He] who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed - and He is the Exalted in Might, the ...
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Is the answer given by the angels in (34:41) to be taken literally?

As for those who strive against Allah's verses or signs: there's no mentioning of specific people or a tribe or so the verse seem to address all those who stand against the true path and hinder people ...
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Is the answer given by the angels in (34:41) to be taken literally?

It's literal. The answer the Angels give in 34:41 is a direct answer to the literal question asked in 34:40: ويوم يحشرهم جميعا ثم يقول للملائكة أهؤلاء إياكم كانوا يعبدون ("And [mention] the Day ...
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Can worship only means prayers of five times?

In the name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Merciful All praise is due to God (ﷻ), the Lord of the Worlds. The Beneficent, the Merciful. Master of the Day of Judgement, and God’s Peace and Blessings ...
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Worshipping and doing good for the sake of salvation and/or for the sake of pleasing Allah?

As‘salaamu alaikum, brother! You have absolutely no reason to feel guilty about your motivation for doing good deeds. Yearning for the Jannah is a legitimate motive according to the teachings of ...
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What's the difference between khalwa and 'uzla in islam

Asalaam Alaikum the literal meaning of these two words are pretty much the same but differ according to the context and concept in which it is used. as you have mentioned these terms can be mainly ...
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Can i quit job to worship Allah?

If not working -while being able to- was halal and recommended why do we have so much rulings on business and trading? The sahabah () used to work, some even were employees of Jews or other Muslims. ...
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Worshipping and doing good for the sake of salvation and/or for the sake of pleasing Allah?

Well you need to realize that jannah is the symbol or indication for salvation and Allah's acceptance for your deeds . Keeping that in mind if you ask for jannah with this context it'd totally fine ....
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Islamic prayer and yom kippur

The Islamic doctrine is that Allah commanded the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ to observe five daily prayers on the night of Isra and Mi'raj. There are hadith on that in various collections (for example see this ...
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What are the most beloved acts of worship?

in hadith qudsi , Allah says : "My slave approaches Me with nothing more beloved to Me than what I have made obligatory upon him, and My slave keeps drawing nearer to Me with voluntary works until ...
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Should women also perform Itikaf at mosque or can they perform it at home also?

Allah mentions I'tikaf being done in the masjids (2:187) and that's how the Prophet himself had done it. There's no Shari' evidence indicating that it can be done in the house, female or not. So, ...
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Can we send the reward of recitation of Quran or other ibadah to relatives who died?

All Praise to Allah Subhanahu wa Taala and blessings of Him be on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions, Yeah we could ask Allah Swt to send the rewards to the deceased ones by ...
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Is using Arabic when you dont understand it an innovation or a real part of the religion?

Firstly, it won't be much hard to study regarding a general meaning of Salat as a Wajib (mandatory) act that you have to do... and you can peruse concerning its general meaning that what you are ...
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Performing Salah near shrines or graves allowed or not?

The Hadith that you have mentioned reads as follows: قَاتَلَ اللَّهُ الْيَهُودَ اتَّخَذُوا قُبُورَ أَنْبِيَائِهِمْ مَسَاجِدَ literally: “God fought with the Jews; they took the graves of ...
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Is prostrating an act of worship?

From all of the discussions I've had regarding prostration, I've concluded the following = There's no sufficient evidence from Quran and Sunnah explicitly saying prostration is an act of worship in ...
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