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بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم First of all, it would be considered as a constructive and helpful issue to know that Shiite school of thought doesn’t believe that they should prostrate solely on the stone. In fact the belief of Shiite is that they should prostrate on the things which are counted as a part of the earth. Meanwhile, it can be significant to note that ...


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Facing towards Mecca (specifically, the Kaaba) reasonably accurately is one of the conditions for ritual prayers ("salah" - this includes the obligatory five daily prayers, voluntary ritual prayers, funeral prayers, and holiday prayers) to be considered valid - islamQA is a simple and quick reference for this. The same ruling can be found in the shafi'i work ...


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They're exactly the same word. In Arabic, the word صلاة‎ (salah/salat) ends with what is known as a taa marbutah, which can be pronounced either as "t" (if it's in the middle of a sentence) or an "h" (if it's at the end of a sentence).


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May God Bless you, Dan. I think that a common theme in all of your questions is "why does God..." or "why is God..." But I believe that we shouldn't try to look at things from God's perspective; this is because God is infinite and we are finite. To try to look at things from God's perspective is to ask your brain to do what it can't and it also inherently ...


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We all know that the Quran is the primary source for anything about Islam, but it is more likely to be a kind of abstract this means when it comes to details we need the sunna as a 2nd reference. Now, let's see what we can find in the Quran: Maintain with care the [obligatory] prayers and [in particular] the middle prayer and stand before Allah , devoutly ...


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All Praise to Allah Subhanahu wa Taala and blessings of Him be on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions, Subhan Allah (سبحان الله) means "Allah is free from imperfection". Al-hamdu lillah (الحمد لله) means "All praise is due to Allah". Allahu Akbar (الله أكبر ) means "Allah is Greatest". Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him has said ...


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Salah (ritual act of worship) is always performed while facing towards the Kaaba (few exceptions in extraordinary circumstances: source). Dua(personal invocations to God) and Zikr(uttering phrases to remember and praise God) may be done while facing in any direction.


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Saying prayers in mosque of Shia and Sunni is totally unrestricted. Even saying prayers in church is allowed (if it has no danger for your religion). Also the whole world is created by Allah. No one can restrict from for praying to him by building anything. But it's better to pray to Allah in a mosque because of hadith from prophet Mohammad(صلى الله عليه ...


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In the name of Allah 1 . At first I should say that Tavaf does not mean the worshiping idol. if respecting to something means the idolatry so the ones who respect each other , are the idolater . Moreover this is an order from Allah and thus it has especial philosophy for itself. Tavaf (I mean circling the Kaaba ) is for receiving mercy and forgiveness ...


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According your description you seem to have prayed the first time a Eid prayer. The major difference between Eid prayers and Jumu'ah is that the sermon of the Eid prayer is performed after the prayer, while in Jum'ah it is done prior to the prayer this is the sunnah. Some sunni reports say that Marwan tried to change it because people were leaving the ...


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The fajr time will last long till the sun-rises. It was narrated from Abdullah bin Amr (RA) that the Prophet (PBUH) said, “The time for Zuhr is so long as Asr has not come. The time for Asr is so long as the sun has not turned yellow. The time for Maghrib is so long as the twilight has not disappeared. The time for Isha is so long as half of the ...


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بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم The phrase Assalatu Khairum Minan Naum (Prayer is better than sleeping) was not part of the azan (calling for prayer) during the time of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and it has been included in Azan later (1). Furthermore, Imam ash-Shafi‘i says in his Kitab al-Umm as such: "أكره في الأذان الصلوة خير من النوم لأن أبا محذورة لم يذكره.&...


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As Medi1Saif said in the comments. Washing the feet is an essential part of Wudu: Quran 5:6 O you who have believed, when you rise to [perform] prayer, wash your faces and your forearms to the elbows and wipe over your heads and wash your feet to the ankles. And if you are in a state of janabah, then purify yourselves ... Emphasis added. And most people ...


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I know it's a quite old question, but in order to help new search: The position of the 4 Sunni schools is that one must make up these prayers link, while there is a minority position, mostly with the Salafis, that one does not have to make them up link. First, as everyone said it, you must first do a sincere tawabah. Indeed Allah will incha'Allah forgive... ...


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A woman can lead the Salat only if all the followers are women; however, if all of the followers are men or there is a congregation of men and women, then the Imam must be a man. In this case it is recommended that the leading woman stand at the first line and not in front of others. Reference: The qualifications of the Imam of Salat al-Jamaat


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Note: This is a controversial topic. When Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said his companions to do something, by that he meant it. Which means there is no other go for the followers. And that is Fard. But, Sunnah is either what deduced from the behaviour of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) or if he has explicitly said that it is 'voluntary upon one if he performs so and so ...


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So the Quran is saying that Allah will never decrease our good deeds but the hadith says if we omit Asr, all our good deeds will be lost. There seems to be a contradiction here. Can somebody comment on this and clear me off this confusion? the problem here is the English rendering of the Arabic and asserting that they're implying our "good" deeds to ...


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I guess you refer to this hadith which is quoted in Sunan ibn Majah, Sunan an-Nasa-i, Jami' at-Tirmidhi, Musnad Ahmad and Mustadrak al-Hakim: Narrated Abdullah bin Buraidah narrated from his father: that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: "The covenant between us and them is the Salat, so whoever abandons it he has committed disbelief." (Also ...


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Yes, It's permitted for the Imam to give the Iqama and leads the prayer. (Hattab said in his book Mawaheb Al Jaleel) "It's permitted to give Adhan and Iqama, and leading the prayer..." Arabic fatwa English fatwa Yes, it is permitted without dislike or impropriety for the one who gives the adhan and/or iqama to also lead prayer. (Ibn Abidin, Radd ...


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The Assembly of Muslim Jurists in America said: "As for the jumuah, it is not permissible for adult men who are otherwise required to attend it to miss it except in the case of justifiable, not conjectural, fear (whether for oneself or others)." Meaning, there needs to be a real risk of exposure and harm. If your particular area has a non-existent or low ...


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Assalam u Alaekum Wa Rehmatullah, When Umar Bin Khattab established 20 Rakaat prayers for taraveh except 3 Rakaat Witar. At that time there were millions of Sahaba there who knew that and no one objected so this made an "ijmaa" and infact, this is the Sunnah of Sahaba as Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said: Stick to my Sunnah and the Sunnah of ...


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According to Tamer's answer on this related question, the general Sunni opinion is that the three-minimum guideline is particularly for when reciting tiny ayat, and that a single ayah can be recited instead so long as it is of significant length. It doesn't elaborate on what counts as a significant length, but one wouldn't need to stretch when declaring ...


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This answer is given from Sunni or Ahlus Sunnah perspective Praise be to Allah. Rafa'-Ul-Yadaain, or raising both hands during Salaat is a confirmed Sunnah of our beloved Prophet (SAWS). There are numerous authentic Hadith confirming that Prophet (SAWS) used to do Rafa'-Ul-Yadaain. In fact, Imam Bukhari (Raheemahullah) wrote an entire book on Rafa'-Ul-...


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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, means places which people worship graves there instead of Allah. A fine point of conscience we should not forget is that God "Almighty" should be worshiped and ...


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The fundamental wisdom that can resolve all such questions (i.e. charges of shirk in cases when certain objects are involved in worship) is that it is in essence impossible to worship Allah without these means and intermediaries. But these means and intermediaries are very very diverse, from words, actions and gestures that you use to pray to Allah (chants,...


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Ahadith advising us to pray at home There are enough ahadith in which we are asked to offer some of our prayers at home: From Sahih al-Bukahri and Sahih Muslim and via an other chain and here for example from Sunan an-Nasa-i. The Hadith mentioned in this Post could be added to the above mentioned ones as it indicates that one even should pray at home! Why?...


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First of all the prayer in congregation and in a mosque is considered by some scholars as a fard (mandatory) for each man who can follow the call of the prayer and isn't hindered by a disease to go and join it. So if you are living 2 min away from the mosque and have no physical prevention, you should go and pray at a mosque (See for example this hadith from ...


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To some extent your question is already answered here. Were I think I could explain that the majority of scholars tend to say that it is recommended to pray compulsory or optional prayers at home. And taraweh is a sunnah/nafl prayer and therefore optional. On the other hand the majority of scholars and madhabs consider praying taraweh in a mosque or jama'a ...


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It is alleged that Abu Thawr — not, Sufyan al-Thawri, the founder of the extinct Thawri Madhhab — stated that there is nothing wrong with female-lead mixed gender prayers, but his opinion on this matter is not documented to be at large; rather, under specific conditions. In addition, the majority of scholars disagree with his conclusion. Background ...


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