What Age Do You Have To Pray In Islam?
- Voleta Ducharme
Prayer (salah; plural salawat) is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is incumbent upon all mature Muslims, and highly recommended for children aged ten and over, to complete their five daily prayers according to the way the Prophet (PBUH) performed it in order for them to be valid.
Teach your child to pray, when he becomes seven, and punish him for not obeying it from the age of ten'(at-TirmiziTirmizi He wrote al-Jami` as-Sahih (known as Jami` at-Tirmidhi), one of the six canonical hadith compilations in Sunni Islam. He also wrote Shama’il Muhammadiyah (popularly known as Shama’il at-Tirmidhi), a compilation of hadiths concerning the person and character of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad. https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Al-Tirmidhi No. 407). You command your child to perform Salah when they become seven years old, and after they become ten, punish.’ (Abu DawoodAbu Dawood Biography. Abū Dā’ūd was born in Sistan and died in 889 in Basra. He traveled widely collecting ḥadīth (traditions) from scholars in Iraq, Egypt, Syria, Hijaz, Tihamah, Nishapur, and Merv among other places. His focus on legal ḥadīth arose from a particular interest in fiqh (law). https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Abu_Dawud_al-Sijistani No. 493).
What is the best age to start prayer for children?
I pray this finds you in the best of health and states. In terms of fiqh, parents should emphasize the prayer to children at the age of seven, and by the age of ten use discipline if necessary. This is a parental duty (wajib).
What is the age of obligation to pray?
obligation to pray: f1.1 (f1.2 relates the ages of 7 when a child should start being admonished to pray if it is able to eat, drink, and clean himself on his own, and the age of 10, when he should be beaten for neglecting it)