5 Common Mistakes Muslims Do While Offering Salah

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Salah is one of the five pillars of Islam and needs to be accomplished five times daily obligatorily. It is imperative that Muslims do their best to do it perfectly. Even if someone is still learning, it is important that he or she be taught constructively.

While offering Salah, very often, Muslims do not realize the mistakes that they do. Here are 5 Common Mistakes Muslims make during Salah;

1. Rushing

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The prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) said that we need to offer Namaz in such a way that it offers peace in every part of it. He recommended to perform it with concentration and slowly. While rushing to or during prayer, one might forget the steps of conducting Namaz properly. For example, while running late, one might forget performing the Takbir and just start following the Imam.

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2. Moving around unnecessarily and excessively

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Many Islamic scholars say that excessive and unnecessary movements conducted during prayer invalidate it. Others say that moving around fosters distractions in the mind and hence lead people to make mistakes while offering Namaz.

3. Not following the Imam

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The Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) said that Muslims need to follow the Imam in prayer. But this is one of the common mistakes Muslims make.

4. Performing the Sajda incorrectly

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The Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) taught that the sajda should be performed by bowing down by saying the takbeer “Allahu Akbar” and prostrate while the nose and forehead touch the floor with the elbows away from the ground and reciting “Subhan rabi Ya Allah.” One common mistake can be placing the elbows on the ground or forgetting the words to say.

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5. Looking here and there

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One should not be carried away by distractions during prayer. Instead, one should stay concentrated and forget anything that is occurring in his/her environment and focus on communicating with the Almighty.

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