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Five Daily Prayers

What are the Benefits of the Five Daily Prayers?

Short Answer: For Muslims, praying is not a regulation. It is a gift. Prayer is not an escape from reality. It is an escape to reality. In prayer we can put all things in perspective and see what is really important in life. It reminds us that all things come from Allah and that it …


Prayer in Islam: Any Benefits?

Short Answer:Five times a day a Muslim seeks refuge in prayer and his heart finds inner peace.When a Muslim is faced with any difficulty, he resorts to prayer.When a Muslim starts the prayer, he is engaged in an intimate conversation with Allah. _____________________________________ Salam Dear Reader, Thank you very much for your question which shows …

eyes closed prayer

Maintain Focus: Can I Keep My Eyes Closed During Prayer?

Short Answer:As for closing your eyes during prayer, scholars view that it is disliked to close the eyes during prayer EXCEPT if is done tomaintain focus and avoid distraction. Imam al-`Izz ibn `Abd al-Salam said that it is permissible to close the eyes when necessary, if that helps the worshipper to focus more fully on …

praying guilty

I'm Only Praying Because I Feel Guilty If I Don't

SalamDear Lora, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. As for the first part of the question, namely how you should make up for lost prayers, see this post from our Ask the Scholar section. Moving to the rest of your question, you need to know that all the rites of …


Must I Make Up for Years of Missed Prayer?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- Some scholars maintain that the one who missed prayers for many years may count the missed prayers and make …

dua & salah

What's The Difference Between Dua & Salah?

Short Answer:Yes, there are different types of prayer.Dua is supplication, which can be described as intimate conversation with God any time, day or night, in any language. Then there issalah, which is a ritualistic sort of prayer to be performed five times a day, and in Arabic, for the sake of uniformity among Muslims. But …

prosperity gospel

Prosperity Gospel: Does Prayer Increase Our Wealth?

Short Answer:“That“hadith”is fabricated, meaning we have no proof that Prophet Muhammad ever said such a thing… If Allah would base His sustenance on belief and disbelief then He would simply withhold water from disbelievers… The more we have, the greater the responsibility; therefore, the greater the accountability will be… If people in a certain area …

Different Prayers

Different Types of Prayer Throughout History, Same God?

Salam Dear Aamir, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. All People Were Taught to Pray It is evident from the Quran that all the communities that existed before the arrival of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) were taught by their respective prophets to regularly pray to Allah Almighty alone. …

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