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The only material we pray on is mud that is pure and clean. We don't pray on clay to "worship it", haply we pray on it because it is considered as a pure material, and as all Muslims — Shi'a and Sunni — believe that one must be clean and in a clean environment to pray. I once asked my Sunni friend: "Why do you Sunni people pray with your shoes ...


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You may say Zuhr and Asr prayer togather and also Maghrib and Esha togather to avoid unnecessary hardship Ibn 'Abbas reported: "The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) observed the noon and afternoon prayers together, and the sunset and Isha' prayers together without being in a state of fear or in a state of journey." -Saheeh Muslim The ...


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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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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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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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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 , ...


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WaS Prayer is one of the pillar of Islam and it is to be prayed five times a day, each within its given duration. There are a lot of people who work and also pray during office hours. I am sure there will be muslims in you line of work too. Here are some of the things that you can do: You can only limit your prayer to "farz". You can make "wudu" in the ...


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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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There is an agreement among All Sunni schools of fiqh about the number of Raka'at in Fardh salat. All agree that: Fajr: two raka'at Dhuhr: four raka'at Asr: four raka'at Maghrib: three raka'at Isha': four raka'at The prophet said: Narrated Abu Sulaiman and Malik bin Huwairith: We came to the Prophet () and we were (a few) young men of approximately ...


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There are 4 Sunnah(moaqda), 2 Farz(compulsory) ,4 Sunnah(gher-moaqda), 2 Sunnah(moaqda), 2 Nafal. That is the correct order aswell, So in total there are 14 rakaat in jumm'a salaah . Farz is compulsory, what you perform with the Imaam!


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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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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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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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I will be mentioning the view of the Shia and Sunni in his answer Sunni: Why don't Sunnis pray on a stone made from clay ? Sunni don't use a stone (Muhr) as the Shia because there is no authentic hadith from the prophet (PBUH) which say we should only pray on a stone. On the contrary, Praying on Mud/Clay only contradicts the verses that claim Islam is not ...


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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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While there are clear evidences that the prophet himself prayed 11 raka'at (e.g 8 raka'at tarawih and 3 raka'at witr) for the night prayer, there is a difference of opinion regarding whether this mandates a set limit to the tarawih prayer. The two camps can be summarized thus: Any even number of raka'at is permissible: This is based on the general meaning ...


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You may (it is permissible to) pray Dhur and Asr together even if you are not on travel. You can also pray Maghrib and Isha' together if you wish even if you are not traveling. The Prophet used to make Dhur and asr together, and Maghrib and Isha' Together in Madinah when there was no danger, rain, or travel. Saheeh Muslim And that is by making Dhuhr and ...


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Nice Question. If a third person comes and joins two who are praying, then the one who is praying behind the imaam should move back, because of the report(required content taken from large hadith) below, Jaabir(R.A) said: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) stood up to pray, and I came and stood on his left. He took ...


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It is obligatory to attend prayers in congregation at a Mosque as can be seen from the following hadith: It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “By the One in Whose hand is my soul, I was thinking of ordering that wood be gathered, then I would ...


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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 narrted on ...


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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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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 ... And most people use a sink ...


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