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When many people assemble and say salaah
together, what do we call it? What name do we give to the person who leads the salaah?
And what are the persons who pray salaah
behind him called?
which is offered, not individually, but along with other people is called salaah bil-jamaa’ah (namaaz
ba jamaa’at or “prayer in congregation”). The person who leads the jamaa’ah
is called the imaam. A person who says
salaah behind the imaam
is known as a muqtadi.
What is the person called who says salaah
is called munfarid (“solitary” or
What is the house called that is specially built for salaah
and where the people pray salaah
a place is called a masjid (mosque).
What should one do in a masjid?
should offer salaah, read the
Holy Qur’aan or wazeefa or sit
silently and respectfully. It is very bad to play, jump, make noise or talk of
worldly affairs in a masjid.
What are the benefits of salaah?
are many benefits. Here we will tell you some of them:
The body and clothes of a namaazi
(musalli or one who prays salaah
) are always neat and clean.
Allah, the Almighty, is pleased with one who says salaah.
Prophet Muhammad ()
is pleased with
Allah, the Almighty, favours those who pray salaah.
Good men hold a musalli
in high esteem.
is saved from many evil deeds.
the Almighty, keeps a musalli
in peace and comfort after his death.
What are the names of the expressions or phrases said in salaah?
names of the expressions said in salaah
Qiraa’at : Faatihah and another Surah or aayaat
Tas-beeh of ruku’
Tas-mee’a of ruku’ (
Tahmeed of ruku’
Tasbeeh of sajdah (
Du’a after darood
What are the wordings of the above mentioned expressions? Please recite a
few surah as well.
wordings of the expressions are:
Allah is the Greatest
Subhaanakal-laahum-ma wa bi hamdika wa tabaarakas-muka wa
ta’aalaa jad-duka wa laa ilaaha ghairuk
O Allah! Glory and Praise are for You, and blessed is Your name, and
exalted is Your majesty; and there is no god except You.
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