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Princeton's WordNet

  1. salat, salaat, salah, salaahnoun

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


  1. Salah

    Salah (Arabic: صَلاة, plural salawat, romanized: Arabic pronunciation: [sˤaˈlaː(h)] or Old Arabic [t͡sˤaˈloːh] , ([sˤaˈlaːt] or Old Arabic [t͡sˤaˈloːtʰ] in construct state) lit. 'prayer'), also known as namāz (Persian: نماز) and also spelled salat, are prayers performed by Muslims. Facing the qibla, the direction of the Kaaba with respect to those praying, Muslims pray first standing and later kneeling or sitting on the ground, reciting prescribed prayers and phrases from the Quran as they bow and prostrate themselves in between. Salah is composed of prescribed repetitive cycles of bows and prostrations, called rakat (sing. rak'ah). The number of rak'ahs, also known as units of prayer, varies from prayer to prayer. Ritual purity and wudu are prerequisites for performing the prayers.The daily obligatory prayers collectively form the second of the five pillars in Islam, observed three or five times (the latter being the majority) every day at prescribed times. These are usually Fajr (observed at dawn), Zuhr (observed at noon), Asr (observed late in the afternoon), Maghrib (observed after sunset), and Isha (observed at dusk). Salah can be performed either in solitude, or collectively (known as jama'ah). When performed in jama'ah, worshippers line up in parallel rows behind a leader, known as the imam. Special prayers are exclusively performed in congregation, such as the Friday prayer and the Eid prayers, and are coupled with two sermons each, delivered by the imam.


  1. salah

    Salah, also known as Salat or prayer, is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. It refers to the mandatory act of worship performed by Muslims five times a day at specific times - before sunrise, midday, afternoon, immediately after sunset, and early night. The ritual involves physical postures such as standing, kneeling, and prostrating, along with recitations from the Quran and specific supplications. Salah is meant to provide a structured way for a Muslim to communicate with and worship Allah (God).


  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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SALAH

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Salah is ranked #16195 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Salah surname appeared 1,783 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Salah.

    60.1% or 1,072 total occurrences were White.
    29.3% or 524 total occurrences were Black.
    5.5% or 98 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    3.2% or 57 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.7% or 32 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of salah in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of salah in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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  1. 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.

  2. Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab:

    Salah defected from the parliament in 2010, joined us and repented and he became a martyr today, the current so-called Somali government lawmakers should follow suit. We are telling them to take part in the jihad via the same procedures.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel:

    We caught Salah Abdeslam in a few months. It took 10 years to find Bin Laden.

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