Which Prayers Are Prayed Loudly
January 13, 2023

During both units of prayers of Fajr and the first two units of Majrib and Isha, you would recite the Opening Chapter of the Holy Quran and the Verses of your choice after it out loud instead of silently. As for the rest of the units for Majrib (one unit) and Isha Prayer (two units),…

Salat Prayers That Are More Than Two-Unit Prayers
January 13, 2023

What we just performed was a 2-unit prayer. The five daily prayers you are required to pray have different numbers of units needed to pray. Only the Fajr prayer (from dawn to the right before sunrise) is a two-unit prayer. As for Thur, Asr, and Isha, prayers are four-unit prayers, and Majrib is a three-unit…

How to PRAY Salah in Islam
January 13, 2023

Now that you completed your Wudu Ablution, let’s go over how each unit of prayer is performed: Before you connect with Allah, you must start by setting an intention in your heart for the prayer you are about to perform. There is no need to verbalize your intention. Now you are ready to start the…

The Direction Muslims Face When Praying
January 13, 2023

Muslims all face the same direction when praying Salah. We pray with our face and body facing the direction of Mecca, in present-day Saudi Arabia, where the Holy House of God — known as the Kaaba — is situated. Muslims from all over the globe face this direction, where the first House was built on Earth to worship the…

The Athan; the Islamic Call for Prayer
January 13, 2023

In Muslim countries, Prayer is publicly announced to the community — not by bells — but by an Islamic chant or call of Prayer known as Adhan in Arabic. Before we start our prayer, we make our Adhan and iqamah, the Islamic chant or call of prayer, which is given to call people if there will be other people…

The Importance of Concentration and Mindfulness During Prayers
January 13, 2023

During Prayer, Muslims are directed to disconnect themselves and clear their minds of worldly matters as they converse with God. They pray to a God who is near, All-Loving, All-Hearing, All-Caring, and All-Powerful. Muslims are to concentrate on their words and humble themselves only to the Almighty. A Muslim affirms that God is the Master…

Muslims Pray the Way Prophet Muhammad PBUH Taught
January 13, 2023

Prophet Muhammad PBUH stated, ‘Pray as you have seen me praying’ So we should pray the way Prophet Muhammad PBUH instructed us to pray through narrations of Hadith that were passed down to us. Hadith about prayer teaches us the pillars of Prayer, the mandatory movements and sayings, the Sunnah acts, and the acts and…

Sunnah (Optional) Prayers in Islam
January 13, 2023

Some acts and sayings in prayers must be done, or your prayer will be invalid. However, there are also Sunnahs in prayer. A Sunnah is an act that Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, performed or encouraged us to perform and is optional, and if enacted, you would get rewarded more by Allah. If not…

Salah Prayer has six Pre-Conditions that Must be Met
January 13, 2023

The Salah Prayer has six pre-conditions that Muslims must follow for their prayer to be valid unless one has a valid excuse. The first pre-condition is that one must be in a state of spiritual purity by cleansing themself with ghusl (washing the whole body) or wudu (ablution). If water is unavailable, one can perform…