Salaah

Method of making salaam in salaah

Q: What is the correct way of tasleem in namaz. What I know is, at the end of salah, should I start saying salam (assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah) when my head is towards the qibla and continue saying salam while I turn my head towards the right and complete saying salam after I complete turning my head. This completes the first salam. Should I turn my head towards the qibla then I should start saying salam when my head is towards the qibla and continue saying salam while I turn my head towards the left and completes saying salam after I complete turning my head. This completes the second salam.

I have observed the following three cases in case of three imams who are leading prayers. Could you please clarify if the salah is valid in these cases.

1. At the end of salah,the imam turns his head towards the right and after completely turning he says salam. Then he turns his head to the left after completely turning he says second salam. Is salah valid in this case? Why I am asking this question is , I have read somewhere (I guess it is from a shia person) that if you turn your head during salah your salah will become invalid. In this case the imam first turned his head to the right, by the time he starts saying the salam his salah has already become invalid.

2. The imam completes the first salam properly as per my understanding. But he starts saying the second salam when his head is turned towards the right and continue saying the salam while he turns his head towards the left and completes saying the salam after he completes turning his head towards the left. Is salah valid in this case?

3. At the end of salah, the imam completes saying salam when his head is towards the qibla then he turns his head towards the right. Then he turns his head towards the qibla and completes saying salam when his head is towards the qibla then he turns his head towards the left. Is salah valid in this case?

Making dua for something during salaah

Q: I came across that if I pray for something during my salah, my salah becomes invalid. I have done this many times such as, I prayed ya Allah! My wudu shouldn't break or ya Allah! Give me concentration..does my salah become invalid? 

Performing salaah slightly away from the qiblah

Q: If someone reads his salaah in the wrong direction, slightly away from the qibla, does he have to repeat his salaah?

Performing salaah wearing short sleeves

Q: Firstly I have clothes with short sleeves. All my clothes are these which have almost 3 quarter sleeves. I have almost less than a quarter of my arm uncovered for Namaz. I recently read somewhere that this makes my Namaz maybe invalid. What to do? I have no other clothes with full sleeves other than one or two. I can’t wear them daily.

I go to an academy having male teachers. I cover my head but a little area of my forearm is not covered. So what to do. Do I have to cover the area between my wrists and my forearm or is it fine?

Performing salaah with an empty space in the saff in front

Q: If one prays in congregation, but due to people praying ahead, he cannot join the saffs ahead, is it permissible:

1. To pray behind an empty space between him and the safs ahead where more than two safs can be formed?

2. OR should he pass in front of musalles to go ahead? What about in the Haram Shareef in Makkah Mukarramah and Masjid Nabwi? Are we allowed to pass in front of musalles?

3. If one prayed behind with an empty space ahead, does the salah need to be repeated?

4. If needs to be repeated, if the prayed salah was janazah, what intention to make for the repeated salah, nafl as janazah salah perhaps cannot be repeated?

Forgetting to sit after 2 rakaats in nafl salaah

Q: If I wanted to read 2 rakat of nafl salaah but after reading 2 rakats, without sitting, I get up accidentally, should I break my salah? If I sit for tashahud but forget doing salam and get up accidentally what should I do?

Performing salaah while wearing a bag

Q: Is it permissible to offer prayer while wearing a bag?

Performing sajdah sahw after making a mistake in salaah

Q: I offered Isha prayer, but recited tashahhud between the two sujud in my second rakat. I decided to do sajdah sahw, but I forgot and completed my prayer. I was still facing the qiblah, but I removed my eye glasses, wiped my face and muttered to myself. Then I remembered to do sajdah sahw, and did it. Should I have done sajdah sahw? Will I have to repeat my prayer? 

Can istikharah show one's future husband's face in a dream

Q: I wanted to know that if this come in “shirk” that i do istikhara just to know who my husband is? I just came across one method of this kinda istikhara and they gurantee you that you will see his/her face in dreams in 7 nights. I want to do it but i am quite afraid of committing any sort of shirk.. kindly make me clear

Reciting tasbeeh in sajdah an odd number of times

Q: My question is regarding namaz. I am offering Esha prayer and in the sajdahs of the first rakat i say "Subhan a rabi ul alaw" three times and in the sajdahs of the 2nd raka I say "Subhan a rabiul a alaw" 5 times. Is saying "Subhan a rabiul alaw" three or five times that make impact??

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