Salah (Prayers)

Salah ("worship", ‏صلاة‎; pl. ‏صلوات‎ ṣalawāt; also salat), or namāz (Persian: نَماز‎) in some languages, is one of the Five Pillars in the faith of Islam and an obligatory religious duty for every Muslim (Male & Female, with certain exemptions based on Taqwa). It is a physical, mental, and spiritual act of worship that is observed five times every day at prescribed times.

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1. There is No question of invalidity of Prayers just because of not shaving the unwanted hair.

2. No doubt, shaving the unwanted hair is highly recommended as it makes the body clean and avoids the harms of the dirt which accumulates because of the unwanted hair.

3. Removing the unwanted hair starts when ever such hair grows, and it is to be repeated whenever it grows again.

4. It is recommended not leave it unremoved from the body for forty days or whenever it grows up.

Wassalam.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 6 days ago

Bismihi ta'ala

Please visit my Youtube channel, and you will see a variety of video tutorials on wudhu, ghusl, prayer, and so on:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHj5BjXrLabhA_vdCwAPtN9dFKRPuntX-

With prayers for your success. 

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 1 week ago

It is obligatory and compulsory to perform the obligatory Prayers within its time under any circumstance. It is not permissible to delay any obligatory Prayer till its time goes away. 
You must perform your Prayer within its timings any where which is available even on the road or any public place or so as far as the owners of the place do not object.

It is not allowed to delay your obligatory Prayers till you return back to your home if you return after the time of the obligatory Prayer.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answer updated 1 week ago

Yes it is allowed but not recommended.

Wassalam.

Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answer updated 1 week ago

as salam alaikum

the 'awrah of a believer should be covered during salat. According to the opinion of the vast majority of Imami Shia scholars the 'awrah of a Muslim male includes the pudendal area. However it is disliked to show any parts from the navel to the knees. This disliking should not be underestimated after considering the importance to dress properly during salat. The Qur'an says: "O children of Adam! Adorn yourself at every time of worship" (7:31). It is worth to note that also some of the early Shia scholars have issued fatwas stating the 'awrah of a man being what is between the navel and the knees like Ibn Barraj in "al-Muhaddhab" and Abu al-Salah al-Halabi in "al-Kafi fil-Fiqh".

With prayers for your success.

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Zeinab Donati, Zeinab Donati has been studying books about various Islamic subjects for more than 19 years. She is deeply interested in history and politics as well as social issues in particular those pertaining... Answered 1 week ago

I think that it could be useful for you to read the book  "Prayer (Salat), According to the Five Islamic Schools of Law", in particular the section concerning Maghrib since it analyzes the various opinions in details: https://www.al-islam.org/shiite-encyclopedia/prayer-salat-according-five-islamic-schools-law-part-1#time-maghrib-and-%E2%80%98isha%E2%80%99-prayers

Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answered 2 weeks ago

as salam alaikum

the time of Maghrib prayer starts at sunset. There is a disagreement among Shia scholars on when sunset starts. There are three major opinions in this regard:

1) Maghrib time start when the redness of the eastern sky disappears which is usually about 10-15 minutes after Sunni Maghrib time.

2) Maghrib time start at the disappearance of the sun in the western sky which is the same as Sunni Maghrib time.

3) Maghrib time starts at the disappearance of the sun in the western sky but as precaution we should wait until the redness in the eastern sky is disappeared.

The ahadith in support of the second opinion are accepted by all Islamic schools and are stronger in term of authenticity and numbers of isnads. However we find also ahadith stating the beginning of Maghrib time at the time of the disappearance of the redness in the eastern sky and that is why many scholars gave preference to that, at least as precautionary measure.

With prayers for your success.

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answer updated 1 week ago

as salam alaikum

you should make-up your 'Isha with the intention of qada' as soon as you can.

If you missed your 'Isha prayer due to an act of negligence and not by mere forgetfulness or similar impossibilities, you should also repent sincerely to Allah and do not miss it anymore in such way.

With prayers for your success.

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Abbas Di Palma, Shaykh Abbas Di Palma holds a BA and an MA degree in Islamic Studies, and certifications from the Language Institute of Damascus University. He has also studied traditional Islamic sciences in... Answer updated 1 week ago

as salam alaikum

during your salat remind yourself that you are in presence of the Almighty and that you are fulfilling His order and answering His call. You are in the most beautiful moment between you and Him. Then make the movement of your body follow your heart while praying and continue to remember Him. If we are immersed in the remembrance of Allah, Shaytan finds no way to us but if we are negligent he sneaks in and find a way to influence us. If you can, pray your supererogatory prayers with love and not by forcing yourself doing them, and talk to Him before and after prayer.

With prayers for your success.

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Sayyed Muhammad Husaini Ragheb, Sayyed Muhammad Husaini Ragheb has a BA in Law from Guilan University, Iran and has also undertaken Hawzah studies in Qom. He is a Cultural Affairs director of Ethics Group of Al-Mustafa Open... Answer updated 2 weeks ago

The number is not mentioned, but in fact, if it's like a bunch of hair then prayer in these clothes should be avoided.
see:
Question: Does cat hair affect ones prayers?
Answer: If there is a few cat hairs (one to three) on a person's body or cloth, his prayer is in order but if there are more than that, his prayer becomes void, as an obligatory precaution.

https://www.sistani.org/english/qa/01130/

see also:
https://www.islamquest.net/en/archive/question/fa745

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 3 weeks ago

Bismihi ta'ala

You must refer back to the specific view of your Marja' taqleed. According to A.U. Seyid Sistani, if you had forgotten, and it was due to your carelessness or negligence, then according to obligatory precaution you must repeat the prayers. If it was not due to carelessness or negligence, and you had simply just forgotten to take it off, then you do not need to repeat your prayers.

And Allah knows best.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 3 weeks ago

Yes. Every Nafilah Prayer is usually two Rak'ats like Fajr Prayer, but Nafilah Prayer can be performed with reciting Sura Al-Hamd only with out other Sura, although it is better to recite another Sura in Nafilah, while it is obligatory in Fajr Prayers to recite another Sura after Sura Al-Hamd.

Nafilah Prayer can be recited while sitting with out illness and even while walking intentionally, and when it is recited while walking, no need to face Qibla. There are other facilities in Nafilah Prayers. 

Wassalam.