How many fards (obligations) are there in salah (prayer) and what are they?
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Dear Brother / Sister,
The (fards) requirements of salah are twelve. Six of these must be performed before salah. They are as follows:
1) Spiritual Cleanliness (Hadath), 2) Removing najasah, 3) covering private parts (Awrah), 4) facing the Qiblah, 5) time 6) Niyyah (intention). They are called the conditions of Salah.
The other six are fards must be performed after starting the prayer: 1) Takbir al-Iftitah (starting takbir) 2) Qiyam (Standing) 3) Qira'ah (Reciting/reading the Quran) 4) Ruku (bowing) 5)Sajdah (prostration) 6) sitting in the length of reciting at-tahiyyat in the last sitting. They are called "rukuns (parts) of Salah". Apart from these, there are also other rukuns such as tadil al-arkan and quitting prayer of one’s own accord.
Questions on Islam
- Could you please give information about Daily Prayer (Salah)?
- Eid and Eid Prayers
- When did the five daily prayers become fard?
- When was salah (daily prayer) rendered fard for the first time?
- When should the congregation stand for the prayer? (Before the Iqama (call to prayer) or after it)
- How many times of salah are stated in the Qur’an? Are there any evidences showing that salahs are performed five times in a day?
- What are Tashriq Takbirs? When are they Uttered?
- Can you give information about the meaning of the supplication (dua) and glorification (tasbih) in the prayer and the rewards given for them?
- Can you give some information about not performing salah relying on the idea that sooner or later Allah will forgive me. Will there be a difference between those who perform their salahs and those who do not perform their salahs?
- It is narrated that prophets other than the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) used to perform salah. Was there the worship of Salah in other religions, too?