Salaah Dhuhaa (Chaasht)

When the sun rises quite high in the morning, one should offer at least two Rakaats of Salaah. If he wishes, he could offer more. That is, four, eight, or twelve Rakaats. This is known as Chaasht Salaah. There is a lot of reward in offering this Salaah.

‘Aayeshah Radiyallahu ‘Anha reports that whenever Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam could not perform the tahajjud because of some reason. He performed twelve rak’ahs in the day (at the time of chaasht-before midday). [TIRMITHI]

Salaah al Istikhara

“Put your trust in Allah, certainly, Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him).” [Surah al-Imran; 3:159]

Istikhara is to seek guidance from Allah when one is faced with a problem to which no solution is apparent. To ask Allah SWT to guide you to the path best for you concerning an affair with two Halal options. Whenever a person is faced with a difficult problem, or becomes hesitant in making a decision and his/her knowledge of the matter is insufficient to guide them then after seeking advice from trusted friends and family, one should turn to Allah SWT and beseech His grace. One should willingly and with an open heart and mind supplicate for divine guidance and ask for direction so that the problem is solved in one’s own best interest. The Dua at such an occasion is called Istikhara. At anytime one makes a decision, one should seek Allah’s guidance and wisdom. Allah alone knows what is best for us, and there may be good in what we perceive as bad, and bad in what we perceive as good. This prayer is usually made when making a decision to marry someone, or working out which university to attend, and so on. But it can be related to any significant, or insignificant aspect of a person’s life. If confused about a decision, where you have a choice to make, make this prayer. Simply, seek Allah (Ta’ala)’s guidance. It comprises of a two Rak’ah non-obligatory (Nafl) prayer, prayed at anytime during the day, with the specified Dua recited at the end.

The Dua for Salaah al-Istikhara

Yearly Salaat Calendar


Please click here to download yearly salaat calendar so you can track how many qadha did you perform during a specific month. You can use the same calendar to track “ba-jamaat” salaat as well.

Using this calendar, you can try to reduce your qadha’s and increase “ba-jamaat” salaat (inshAllah)

Common Mistakes Made in Salaah

Following are the common Errors in Prayer That MUST Be Avoided:-

How to make Wudhu’ (Ablution)

Cleanliness (Taharah) is an important precondition of Islamic worship. Wudu is an essential part of Cleanliness. Salah (prayer) is not valid without Wudu’ or Tayammum(dry Ablution). Allah says in the Qur’an:

“Surely Allah loves those who turn to Him and those who care for cleanliness” (2:22).

Method of Wudhu