One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The ritual prayer of Muslims, performed five times daily in a set form, one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
- ‘The salat is a highly ritualized requirement, unlike Christian prayers that may rely heavily on requests for intercession and personal confessions.’
- ‘A Musalla can be any temporary space being used for offering salat. It is possible that a musalla is called a mosque.’
- ‘If we do not perform our salat or sacrifice or hajj correctly, mere good intentions will not make them right.’
- ‘For practitioners, the most essential tenet of Islam is the purification of the soul through prayers, known as salat, five times each day.’
- ‘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’.
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