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Sajdah of forgetfulness

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During the ritual salah prayer, if a person forgets to do one of the actions of prayer he can make up for certain actions by performing two sujud at the end of the prayer. This can only be done if specific …

Qasr and Jam’ bayn as-Salaatayn

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When travelling over long distances, one may shorten some prayers, a practice known as qasr. Furthermore, several prayer times may be joined, which is referred to as Jam’ bayn as-Salaatayn. Qasrinvolves shortening the obligatory components of the Dhuhr, Asr, and Isha’a prayers to two raka’ah. Jam’ bayn as-Salaatayn …

Qada

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In certain circumstances one may be unable to perform one’s prayer within the prescribed time period (waqt). In this case, the prayer must be performed as soon as one is able to do so. SeveralAhadith narrate that Muhammad stated that permissible reasons …

Istikhaarah

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Salat al-Istikhaarah is a prayer performed when a Muslim needs guidance on a particular matter, such as whether they should marry a certain person. In order to perform this salah one should perform a normal two raka’at salah to completion. After completion …

Eid Salat

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Eid salat is performed on the morning of Eid ul-Fitr and Eid ul-Adha. The Eid prayer is most likely an individual obligation (fard al-ayn) and Niyyah for both Eid salat is made as Wajib, though some Islamic scholars argue it is only …

Salat-al-Witr

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Witr is performed after the salah of isha’a (dusk). Some Muslims consider witr wajib while others consider it optional. It may contain any odd number of raka’ah from one to eleven according to the different schools of jurisprudence. However, Witr is …

Nafl Salat

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Nafl salat (supererogatory prayers) are voluntary, and one may offer as many as he or she likes almost any time. There are many specific conditions or situations when one may wish to offer nafl prayers. They cannot be offered at sunrise, true …

Sunnah salat

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Sun’nah sal’ah are optional and were additional voluntary prayers performed by Muhammad — they are of two types — the Sun’nah Mukkaddah, those practiced on a regular basis, which if abandoned cause the abandoner to be regarded as sinful by the Hanafi …

Salat al-Jumu’ah

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Salat al-Jumu’ah is a congregational prayer on Friday which replaces the dhuhr prayer. It is compulsory upon men to perform it in congregation, while women may perform it so or may perform dhuhr salat instead. Salat al-Jumu’ah consists of a …

Wajib salat

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Wajib As-salat are compulsory, non-performance of which renders one a sinner. However the evidence of the obligation is open to interpretation, with some of the madhab saying it is obligatory while others saying it is optional. To deny that a fard …