Definitions for salah

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. salat, salaat, salah, salaah(noun)

    the second pillar of Islam is prayer; a prescribed liturgy performed five times a day (preferably in a mosque) and oriented toward Mecca

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  1. Salah

    Salah is the practice of formal worship in Islam. Its importance for Muslims is indicated by its status as one of the Five Pillars of Islam, with a few dispensations for those for whom it would be difficult. People who find it physically difficult can perform Salah in a way suitable for them. To perform valid Salah, Muslims must be in a state of ritual purity, which is mainly achieved by ritual ablution, according to prescribed procedures. Under the Hanbali School of thought, a person who doesn't pray 5 times a day is a disbeliever. The other 3 schools of thought say that the person who doesn't pray 5 times a day is just a sinner. Prayer is regarded as a dividing line between a believer and a non-believer. Salah consists of the repetition of a unit called a rakʿah consisting of prescribed actions and words. The number of obligatory rakaʿāt varies from two to four according to the time of day or other circumstances. The minimal,obligatory rakaʿāt may be supplemented with acts that are optional but are considered meritorious. Prayer is fard for all Muslims except those who are retarded, prepubescent, very sick, lactating, pregnant, menstruating, frail and elderly or travelling on a long journey.

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  1. Salah Abdeslam:

    We prefer to see Salah in prison than in a cemetery.

  2. Nathalie Gallant:

    He's waiting to know if Salah is dead or still on the run.

  3. Yannick De Vlaemynck:

    He knew of Salah Abdeslam as he lived in the area, but he was not a friend and there are no elements showing that he provided help in any way.

  4. Olivier Martins:

    Ali Oulkadi was in Brussels during the evening of Friday, November 13th, has no criminal record and is absolutely not radicalized, when Ali Oulkadi learned that Salah Abdeslam was wanted, Ali Oulkadi should have gone to the police and told Ali Oulkadi story, but Ali Oulkadi was scared and didn't get the right advice at the time.

  5. Olivier Martins:

    He did not know it was Salah Abdeslam and did not recognize him immediately when he arrived because he was wearing a cap, in the car, Salah Abdeslam told Salah Abdeslam that Salah Abdeslam brother, Brahim, had killed people in Paris and had blown Salah Abdeslam up. For my client, a childhood friend of the two brothers, it was a shock, He could not understand it and could not think clearly.

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