Types of Salah and their Validity


Presenting a collection on Different Types of Salah with sound argument and authentic references. Hope this helps all brothers and sisters, InshaaAllah.

Prayers are given as per alphabetical order. 

Al Sunnan Al Rawatib – Sunnah prayers associated with daily five time Salah

Description of the Prophet’s Prayer – To know the right way.

Duha or Ishraaq or Chast are ONE AND THE SAME – Encouraged

Eid Prayers – Encouraged and Recommended

Nafl, Tatawoo, Sunnah, Mustahab, Mandub (Meaning and clarification)

Prayer in times of natural calamities – Recommended

Prayer of the Sick – Islam is Easy!

Prayer on Wedding Night or Before Consummating Marriage – This is NOT from the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him) rather from the Sahabahs.

Qunoot in Five Daily Prayers – When the Ummah is in distress/calamities

Salah al Awwabeen – 6 Rak’aats between Maghrib & Isha is from a Very Weak report! One can pray without specifying a set no. of rak’aats

Salaat al Raghaa’ib – This is Bi’dah, Must be avoided

Salaat at-Tawbah – Encouraged

Salah Tasbeeh – No Proof of its authenticity, to be avoided

Salatul Haajah – No proof of its authenticity, to be avoided

Salatul Istikhaarah – Most Recommended

Salatul Istisqaa – Recommended

Salatul Janazah – Of obligatory nature

Salatul Khawf – The Fear Prayer – In times of battles/jihad

Salatul Kusoof – Prayer when there is an Eclipse – Encouraged & Recommended

Salatul Musafir – Traveller’s Prayer – Encouraged & Recommended

Salatul Witr – Most Encouraged and Recommended

Tahajjud and Qiyam al Layl – Motivated to achieved spiritual upliftment

Tahiyyatul Masjid – Encouraged & Recommended

Taraweeh Prayers in Ramadhaan – Recommended

The Five Daily Prayers – Obligatory which MUST be performed by anyone calling himself/herself a Muslim

Baarakallaahu Feekum.

Sal-lal-laahu-ala Muhammad, Sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam

Note: All posts are courtesy IslamQA.


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