Things That Can Damage Prayer (Salat)

Islamic Rule Center: Things That Can Damage Prayer (Salat) ~ Hi all readers! In this article I will explain about things that can damage prayer. As Muslims we have to know about that because with that, we can determine whether our prayer is broken or not.

You need to know that there are many things that can damage prayer, including the following;

One; Hadas, though not intentional.

It can be understood by the fart that comes out of the butt of someone who is praying, even though it is not intentional. I think the explanation for that is very clear. In some of the previous articles I discussed that. If you want to know, please read! I will not repeat it again.


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Two; There are words that can be understood, even if only one or two letters.

I also explained this in a number of previous articles. There are many things that I have explained. Please read!

Three; Things that can damage fasting.

The third factor that can damage prayer is things that can damage fasting, such as eating, drinking, sex, and so on. That is, if someone does that when he is praying, the prayer is broken.

Four; Doing lots of movements other than prayer movements even though they are done because of forgetfulness.

There are many things about the fourth factor that can damage the prayer that I have explained in a number of previous articles. Please read it again!

Five; Laughing out loud.

This fifth factor is very clear. If someone talks when he is praying it can ruin his prayer, then laughing out loud will be more damaging to prayer.

Six; Not doing one of the obligations of prayer (salat).

I think the explanation for that is very clear; there are some things that must be done by someone when he is praying. If he doesn’t, the prayer is broken. You can see the explanation in some of the previous articles.

Seven; Long doubts about the legitimacy of intention.

If there is someone who continues to doubt the legitimate intentions, then the prayer is broken.

Eight; Intention to end prayer (salat).

I think this eighth factor is very clear, that the intention to end the prayer can damage prayer.

Nine; Deliberately ending the prayer (salat).

Ten; Confused about the breakdown of prayer (salat) or not.

Eleven; Doing things that can damage prayer (salat).

Twelve; Changing the intention of prayer, from the obligatory to be a sunnah or from the sunnah to the obligatory.

Thirteen; The aurat was open except it was due to the wind and the person who prayed (salat) it immediately.

Fourteen; Not facing qiblah.

Fiveteen; Apostate or leave Islam.

Sixteen; There is uncleanness that is not tolerated.

Seventeen; The legs that should be covered with khuf (foot cover) have been seen.

Eighteen; The validity period of khuf usage has expired.

Nineteen; Repeat the obligatory prayer movements

Twenty; Deliberately scrambling the obligatory prayer movements

Twenty-one; Deliberately not reciting the obligatory readings in prayer (salat).

Twenty-two; Imitating people who should not be imitated in prayer (salat) because of kufr or others, even though it was done because they did not know.

Twenty-three; There are sacred clothes that can be used to cover the nakedness.

If someone is praying naked because he does not have holy clothes to recite his nakedness, then if when he is praying there is a sacred garment that he can use for prayer, then his prayer is null. He must wear these clothes.

Twenty-four; Transition status, from slave girl to free woman, if she prays (salat) in the condition of her head open.

All readers! That is a brief explanation of things that can damage prayer (Salat). Indeed, I did not explain everything in detail, because there is something I have described in a number of previous articles and because it is very clear.

I think that is enough for this article. May be useful! Amen!

See you again in the next article!


Zakaria al-Ansari, Tuhfatul ath-Thullab bi Syarhi Tahriiri Tanqiihi al-Lubab, al-Haramain Publishing, Indonesia, p. 25-26.


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