Definition of salat in English:



mass noun
  • The ritual prayer of Muslims, performed five times daily in a set form, one of the Five Pillars of Islam.

    • ‘If we do not perform our salat or sacrifice or hajj correctly, mere good intentions will not make them right.’
    • ‘The salat is a highly ritualized requirement, unlike Christian prayers that may rely heavily on requests for intercession and personal confessions.’
    • ‘For practitioners, the most essential tenet of Islam is the purification of the soul through prayers, known as salat, five times each day.’
    • ‘A Musalla can be any temporary space being used for offering salat. It is possible that a musalla is called a mosque.’
    • ‘The second pillar, salat, consists of ritual prayers said five times each day while facing toward Mecca, Mohammed's birthplace.’


Arabic, plural of salāh ‘prayer, worship’.