Islam Worship

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Jumu'ah Prayer

Friday Prayer: 

  • Congregational prayers at the mosque on a Friday at noon.
  • Great rewards come to those who attend.
  • Men are expected to attend as missing four Fridays is considered to make them less of a believer.
  • The adhan is called, the wudu is performed, and often Muslims make du'as (Private prayers often said after set prayers) a teaching tool as they wait for the sermon
  • The Khatib (the imam who delivers the sermon at the Friday prayers) delivers the first part in the language of the community as a teaching tool, perhaps about issues in the community or wider issues. The imams should be respnsible and not use this to promote radical ideas. The second half is done in Arabic and is a set speech.
  • The Iqamah is then read and two rak'ahs are performed.
  • Often Muslims do four rak'ahs by themselves before the two compulsory ones and then two after- copying Muhammad
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Home Prayer

Prayer at home

  • For women, salah prayers are often done at home.
  • Performed in exactly the same way, with washing, facing Makkah and the use of a prayer mat.
  • Same rewards are given for men and women for carrying out salah
  • Prayers cam be done at home at any time in the day. 
  • They are more personal and a time where Muslims can open up to Allah 
  • They. believe Allah is always there to hear prayers.
  • This could involve asking for help/support for themselves or others or for forgiveness.
  • No rak'ahs are involved so words are freely used.
  • Du'as are often said by families before mealtimes, to break fasts or on special occasions such as Eid.
  • Muhammad said prayers at night called Tahajjud
  • This is repeated by those who are disciplined 
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