What Is the Meaning Of “Prayer” (Salat) in Arabic and in Islam?

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalamu aleykum, What is the meaning of Prayer (Salat)? Answer:Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. Introduction The word ‘Salat’ carries closely related but different meanings, and therefore doesn’t have a single clean English equivalent. Although usually […]

Parenting: Planting the seeds of prayer in our young ones

Teaching our children and teenagers to perform obligatory prayers, and enforcing it, is a delicate and often stressful matter for families. What is the prophetic guidance on the matter? When and how is it best done? Parenting expert Hina Khan-Mukhtar sheds some light. I was driving a girlfriend to her house when my son Shaan called me […]

Repeating the Tashahud During Prayer‏

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu Alaikum, Please advise me on the best way to help someone that is suffering from misgivings during the prayer that cause them to repeat the tashahhud, sometimes several times. His fear is that the prayer is invalid if the recitation of the tashahhud is not correct. After the […]

Riyad al-Salihin: On the Virtues of Prayer

187. Chapter: On the excellence of the prayers 1042. Abu Hurayra said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, ‘What do you think would happen if there was a river by someone’s door in which he washed five times every day? Do you think that any dirt […]