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Must you always pray towards Mecca (Is your prayer invalid if you don't?)

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, ...
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Why do Muslims say Subhan Allah, Alhamdulillah and Allahu Akbar for 33 times after daily prayers?

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-...
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Why did we do takbir three times during Eid ul-Fitr prayer?

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,...
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Must you always pray towards Mecca (Is your prayer invalid if you don't?)

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 ...
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If someone do not pray 5 time, is he/she Kafer?

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: ...
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How to wash feet for Ablution at a workplace? Is Prayer valid without washing feet?

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 ...
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Will my salah be accepted if I pray at home?

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 ...
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Would Allah ever decrease our good deeds?

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 ...
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Not praying in masjid when imam is a government paid employee?

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 ...
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Is it obligatory to pray Taraweeh in the mosque?

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 ...
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Can the imam give the Iqama?

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..." ...
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Did Abu Thawr state that there is nothing wrong with female-lead mixed-gender prayers?

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 ...
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Can niyat (intention) be done by heart, or must it be declared verbally?

Basically an intention is made up in your mind. As for example if you want to pray a prayer you prepare yourself by thinking that you might need to perform wudu' etc. so the process basically starts ...
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Is it permissible to perform funeral prayers for someone who committed suicide?

Yes it is. Allah mentions in the Quran, the people for whom funeral is not allowed: وَلَا تُصَلِّ عَلَىٰ أَحَدٍ مِّنْهُم مَّاتَ أَبَدًا وَلَا تَقُمْ عَلَىٰ قَبْرِهِ ۖ إِنَّهُمْ كَفَرُوا بِاللَّهِ ...
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Some scholars say Muslims who don't pray are not unbelievers, but are executed: on what grounds is this justified?

They base it on: فإن تابوا وأقاموا الصلاة وآتوا الزكاة فخلوا سبيلهم But if they should repent, establish prayer, and give zakah, let them [go] on their way. — Quran 9:5 أمرت أن أقاتل الناس حتى ...
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Some scholars say Muslims who don't pray are not unbelievers, but are executed: on what grounds is this justified?

To complement the answer by @Uma: General rule: A Muslim should not kill another Muslim intentionally وَمَا كَانَ لِمُؤْمِنٍ أَن يَقْتُلَ مُؤْمِنًا إِلَّا خَطَأً And never is it for a believer to ...
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Huge difference between timing of Azan-e-Fajir in normal days and in Ramadan?

The time for Fajr is from dawn till sunrise. Since fasting must begin at dawn, during Ramazan they hold the congregation closer to its starting time, it is convenient. During normal days they delay it ...
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Did Musa(AS) used to pray salaat?

Yes he did. This is proven in the Quran: وأوحينا إلى موسى وأخيه أن تبوآ لقومكما بمصر بيوتا واجعلوا بيوتكم قبلة وأقيموا الصلاة وبشر المؤمنين And We inspired to Moses and his brother, "Settle your ...
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Congregational Prayers and Coronavirus

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 ...
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Why do ladies pray differently as per Hanafi fiqh?

Pray as you have seen me to pray My understanding is that Ar-Rasool (SAWS) made this statement in the company of his male companions. It was an order to them (all men), there were no women present. ...
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Why do ladies pray differently as per Hanafi fiqh?

As a new Muslim, I learned how to pray from a YouTube video entitled Women's prayer according to Qur'an and Sunnah. Turns out, I learned how to pray from a cute Hanafi girl. The video answers your ...
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Why sunni scholars say that shadow for asr time should be measured with addition of zenith shadow of same object?

Zuhr's time starts after the sun has declined from its zenith (Zawal), and Asr's time naturally starts after Zuhr. The issue is that the length of the shadow cast by an object varies with location (...
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Is crossing someone while he is praying permissible?

There are essentially two parts to this question: what is the right thing to do, and how can we reconcile it to Aisha’s hadeeth? The first part of the question deals with what is the right thing to ...
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Is it obligatory to pray Taraweeh in the mosque?

All Praise to Allah Subhanahu wa Taala and blessings of Him be on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions, Praying Taraweeh in the Mosque is Sunnah ,If someone prays at home he ...
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Going from "never prayed in my life" to my first prayer?

It's a great grace that you started praying, and trust me you will learn in very short time. Before explaining the prayer I want to mention that prayer is the act when you can speak to Allah, Allah ...
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Does a Muslim woman need to cover her entire body (including hands and face) during prayer if a non-mahram man can see her?

In these three (95577, 11774 and 21536) fatwas from islamqa the author or mufti tries to proove that covering the face is the correct view of Islam. However one could find ahadith and Quran rulings ...
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Is it acceptable to pray sitting down because of laziness?

All Praise to Allah Subhanahu wa Taala and blessings of Him be on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions, It is not allowed to pray while sitting unless necessary like ill or ...
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Why do some Muslims fold the top right of their prayer mats?

There is nothing in the Qur'an or authentic hadiths that mentions anything about Iblees praying on an unfolded prayer mat. There is also nothing in the Qur'an or authentic hadiths that refers to ...
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Can I take a break from prayer until I fix the mistakes?

This state of mind is referred to as Kathirush shak (کثیر الشک)/ one who doubts too much. And in this state one can and should ignore their doubt and assume that they have correctly performed that ...
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Why don't we pray the Sunnah Rakaats of Salah in Jamaat (Congregation)?

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allah have mercy on him) said: Voluntary prayers done in congregation are of two types, one of which it is Sunnah to do in congregation, such as the eclipse ...
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