Explore various aspects of prayer in Islam, from voluntary and obligatory prayers to special prayers during Ramadan, and how they impact the life of a Muslim.
What is the voluntary prayer in Islam?
Nawafil) (Arabic: صلاة النفل, ṣalāt al-nafl) or supererogatory prayer, is a type of optional Muslim salah (formal worship). As with sunnah prayer, they are not considered obligatory but are thought to confer extra benefit on the person performing them.
Is Sunnah prayer voluntary?
There are four different types of prayers in Islam, including Fard (obligatory prayers), Wajib (required prayers), Sunnat and Nafl (voluntary prayers).
What prayer do you do for Ramadan?
Many will gather after nightfall in the mosque for special communal prayers called tarawih. During Ramadan many Muslims go to the mosque and spend several hours praying. In addition to the five daily prayers that are part of the core of Islam, Muslims recite a special prayer called the Tarawih prayer (night prayer).
How long is Taraweeh?
Tarawih may be as long or short as you like, depending on your ability to read or recite, and on your energy level. In a mosque, if one juz’ is recited, the Tarawih will last for one and a half or two hours, but some mosques recite less than that.
Can you brush your teeth while fasting?
The answer is yes. There may be a small chance of breaking the fast due to the sweetness of the toothpaste flavor on the tongue (triggering insulin release) or if the toothpaste is swallowed. But the benefits of brushing your teeth while intermittent fasting outweigh this minute risk.