صلاة

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Normalized spelling of earlier صَلَوٰة(ṣalāh), from Classical Syriac ܨܠܘܬ‎. From the root ص ل و(ṣ-l-w).

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صَلَاة (ṣalāhf (plural صَلَوَات(ṣalawāt))

  1. verbal noun of صَلَّى(ṣallā, to pray) (form II)
  2. prayer in general; spontaneous prayer
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 17:110:
      قُلِ ادْعُوا اللَّهَ أَوِ ادْعُوا الرَّحْمَٰنَ ۖ أَيًّا مَّا تَدْعُوا فَلَهُ الْأَسْمَاءُ الْحُسْنَىٰ ۚ وَلَا تَجْهَرْ بِصَلَاتِكَ وَلَا تُخَافِتْ بِهَا وَابْتَغِ بَيْنَ ذَٰلِكَ سَبِيلًا
      Say (to them, O Mohammed): Call upon (Him by) "God" or call upon (Him by) "ar-Raḥmân" ("The Merciful One"); whichever you call upon (Him by), (remember that) the most beautiful of names belong to Him; and be not very loud in your prayers nor be very quiet but follow a way in between.
  3. (Islam) obligatory prayer, salat, namaz

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