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    Default What is the real meaning of Salah?

    Can anyone explain me what is the real meaning of Salah?

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    As-Salah: in the Arabic language, it means du'aa'
    it is the worship of ALLAH without show off*

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    Hasena,
    As-Salah: in the Arabic language, it means du'aa'
    it is the worship of ALLAH without show off*
    Do you know Arabic? Can you cite material to support your explanation?

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    According to Imam Islahi the word salah litrally means to be attentive towards something or someone. From here it began to be used for worship, bowing and showing respect and honour towards others. According to Farahi salah has been used for worship from olden times. It has been used for Dua (praying )and in Aramic it has been used for Ruku (bowing) and namaz ( prayer). In Quran it has been used as for a specific entity which has been claerly described by the sunnah of prophet pbuh.

    Bro Ron! before you ask me the same question as Hasena. No I do not know Arabic, albeit I would be grateful to learn more about this word from you and other learned friends.

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    anything else?

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    Meaning of Salah (Prayers)

    As-Salah: In the Arabic language it means du’aa’ (Invocation).
    As-Salah: Islamically it means to worship Allaah through certain known and prescribed sayings and actions starting with Takbeer (saying Allaahu Akbar Allaah is the Greater), and ending with Tasleem (saying: as-salaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatul-lahi wabarakaatuh may Allaah’s Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you).

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    Default Re: What is the real meaning of Salah?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron View Post
    Hasena,

    Do you know Arabic? Can you cite material to support your explanation?
    السلام عليكم أخي
    Salah LITERALLY means prayers. That's why we say صل الله عليه وسلم because the صل here denotes an invocation.

    Salah has two definition
    1. Lughawi - means invocation
    2. Istilaahi - means the mandatory movements made in the Muslim salah, divided by raka'at

    السلام عليكم

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