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09-25-2007, 10:14 AM
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I was just wondering, many people start praying at different ages. What was your age [roughly] when you started praying all of your 5 prayers?

Please vote in the above poll [it is anonymous], and make any comments in this thread.

Jazaak Allaah Khayr :D
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lmaestro
09-25-2007, 10:22 AM
Alhamdullilah my parents were strict when it comes to praying,so been doing it since around 10.
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IbnAbdulHakim
09-25-2007, 10:26 AM
mashaAllah interesting thread, my niece started at 8 :uuh:
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09-25-2007, 10:27 AM
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my niece started at 8
Mashaa Allaah :ooh:
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Ummu Sufyaan
09-25-2007, 10:39 AM
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i remember as soon as i turned ten, my dad woke me up for fajr. i was soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo annoyed with him. he done that for two nights. and i would make sure that he could see that i was angry. i then i realsied that he's not going to give up so i might as well as stop my whinging. and you know what?? im so gald he did that, because i think i would have trouble getting up nowadays.
but in regards to the question, i dont exactly remember.
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09-25-2007, 10:54 AM
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Yeh...when ur little, it's like 'WHY wake me up so early?!' :raging: But afterwards ur like 'Alhamdulillaah, It's good they got me into the habit.'
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IbnAbdulHakim
09-25-2007, 11:02 AM
huh :S my niece doesnt seem to mind , infact she seems happy during fajr.

lol :confused:
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Ummu Sufyaan
09-25-2007, 11:04 AM
Originally Posted by Muj4h1d4
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Yeh...when ur little, it's like 'WHY wake me up so early?!' :raging: But afterwards ur like 'Alhamdulillaah, It's good they got me into the habit.'
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lol. yeah, something like that. talk about blessing in disguise.
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09-25-2007, 11:09 AM
Originally Posted by IbnAbdulHakim
huh :S my niece doesnt seem to mind , infact she seems happy during fajr.

lol :confused:
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It depends on your environment and stuff as well innit.
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Woodrow
09-25-2007, 03:07 PM
I answered when I reverted. But that is when I began praying as a Muslim.


As far as praying 5 times a day. I began praying at least 5 times a day as a very young child. In fact I can not remember a time in my life I did not pray at least 5 times a day. Although that was not as a Muslim and not at the prescribed times.
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rozeena
09-25-2007, 03:10 PM
Originally Posted by IbnAbdulHakim
huh :S my niece doesnt seem to mind , infact she seems happy during fajr.

lol :confused:
aww bless dats sooo cute.:thumbs_up
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Pk_#2
09-25-2007, 03:15 PM
i don't see why anyone would get annoyed, me and my sister were always keen to do everything even getting up to pray and fasting, it was my rents who made it difficult LOL :rollseyes

I can't remember the exact age i learnt how to pray my sis might know..But when i first learnt to pray i kept forgetting things like intention and got my surah's muddled up :-\, so i wouldn't count my first years :-[
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sevgi
09-25-2007, 03:26 PM
9-12...

more like 9-13...

and elhamdulillah ive been at it since...keep praying for me...so i dnt stop!!!
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Intisar
09-25-2007, 08:40 PM
:w: Never been forced to pray to be honest, my parents are very lenient eventhough my dad is extremely religious. I started searching and reading the Quran when I was 15, I would read it nightly and pray every single day. Alhamdulilah I've started again during the summer. :D May Allah keep our imaan strong enough for us to pray to him until our lives end! Ameen.
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Thanaa
09-25-2007, 09:06 PM
Im still working on it personally, I find some parts hard to remember, and get muddled up, but Insha Allah, Ill get there. Itll be much easier when Im no longer living with my family.
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Fishman
09-25-2007, 09:06 PM
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I started a short time after I converted to Islam, although I think I was praying some of my prayers before I actually took the shahadah.
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Na7lah
09-25-2007, 09:31 PM
I started praying around 5 but i would jus copy everthing my mum does
so i dont htink it counted :p
i started praying correctly wen i was 7
:)
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Mawaddah
09-25-2007, 09:37 PM
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I started when I was about 12 I think. Before that I used to make all the prayers except for 'Ishaa lol.

Masha'allah my cousins started making all five VERY young. I remember being so amazed when I was sleeping over at my aunts one time and then my 6 year old cousin woke up, when I asked her why she said that she had went to sleep without making her Ishaa' and so she woke up to make it.

I was like Subhanallah, up to that extent at so young! :eek:
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Al_Imaan
09-25-2007, 09:44 PM
I started praying when I was around 9...although I wasn't up for fajr much often. Like sister thanaa...I can get lazy sometimes, but I've fully realized that salaat is a great blessing from Allah and whenever I miss one of my prayers, I'm stuck in a problem...so I make sure that I pray on time, 5 times, everyday...:D
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Na7lah
09-25-2007, 10:14 PM
then my 6 year old cousin woke up, when I asked her why she said that she had went to sleep without making her Ishaa' and so she woke up to make it.
Mashallah
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syilla
09-26-2007, 01:08 AM
at 7 ... i remember i was competiting with my cousin whoever salah five times a day... lol

i always win...but my intention more towards to compete my cousin not really to focus on salah :hiding: :X

And my son going to be 4 this October, has already memorise al-fatihah, suratul-ikhlas, 'subhanarabi'al a'la wabihamdih' , subhanarabial a'la a'zimi wabihamdi and iftitah....

The only thing is he always try to avoid salah...and give so many excuses :hmm:
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Mawaddah
09-26-2007, 01:17 AM
^ Well I guess that's normal, Sheikh Albani rahimahullah said we shouldn't really try to push salaat on kids when they are so young, but instead just begin making them really practise it when they are 7 like how the hadeeth states :)
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syilla
09-26-2007, 01:28 AM
Originally Posted by Mawaddah
^ Well I guess that's normal, Sheikh Albani rahimahullah said we shouldn't really try to push salaat on kids when they are so young, but instead just begin making them really practise it when they are 7 like how the hadeeth states :)
Jazakallah khayr for the good advice :thankyou:

InshaAllah i don't force him...but you should hear his excuses...:exhausted :-[
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☆ღUmm Uthmanღ☆
09-26-2007, 01:35 AM
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Alhamdulillah i started praying very young, but i took it seriously & understood its benefits when i was about 6-7 yrs, Alhamdulillah. At this age, i was praying by myself:statisfie May Allah (swt) reward my parents for their strict upbringing,,Aameen!
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ahsan28
09-26-2007, 01:59 AM
I think between 14-15 :statisfie
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north_malaysian
09-28-2007, 06:21 AM
I started praying when I am 7... going to the mosque when I'm 9.
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Samiira
09-28-2007, 06:35 AM
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I started to pray at age 6 or 7 im not that sure. It was just normal to me to pray.
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north_malaysian
09-28-2007, 06:39 AM
Originally Posted by syilla
The only thing is he always try to avoid salah...and give so many excuses :hmm:
He's 4 year-old for God sake....:giggling:

Give him time .... and encourage him to be happy to perform salah...
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IbnAbdulHakim
09-28-2007, 08:44 AM
Originally Posted by syilla
And my son going to be 4 this October, has already memorise al-fatihah, suratul-ikhlas, 'subhanarabi'al a'la wabihamdih' , subhanarabial a'la a'zimi wabihamdi and iftitah....

The only thing is he always try to avoid salah...and give so many excuses
:hmm:
why that little!!! get out the stick i say ;D


lol im joking, may Allah make him a pious scholar , Ameen !!
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~Taalibah~
09-29-2007, 01:47 PM
Originally Posted by IbnAbdulHakim
huh :S my niece doesnt seem to mind , infact she seems happy during fajr.

lol :confused:
MashaAllah.

My sis (8) also has no problem getting up for Fajr while my bro (10) cmplains awefuly when we manage to wake him.
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~Taalibah~
09-29-2007, 01:51 PM
I cant remember exactly how old i was when i started, early, but i started reading seriously when i was about 11.
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UnknownMuslim
10-02-2007, 12:01 PM
I started when I was 16. I started reading Maghrib when I was around 14 and during the 2 years I slowly started reading 5 times. Alhamdulilah.

At first I had difficulty getting up for Fajr at the start but Alhamdulilah I got used to it.
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IbnAbdulHakim
10-02-2007, 02:14 PM
Originally Posted by Sabeeha
MashaAllah.

My sis (8) also has no problem getting up for Fajr while my bro (10) cmplains awefuly when we manage to wake him.
lol mashaAllah, boys normally are more grouchy when sleep is disturbed lol
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KeeKee
10-02-2007, 02:21 PM
since around i was 7 or 8-alhamdulillah^
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Danah
10-03-2007, 11:55 AM
actually my parent were very strict about praying so, I started praying from 9. Al humdu lilallah
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10-03-2007, 04:41 PM
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Mashaa Allaah some really kool replies! :D
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bewildred
10-03-2007, 04:57 PM
well, unlike you younguns, I started in the first day of Ramadhan. May allah taala accept my thawba.

S.
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IbnAbdulHakim
10-04-2007, 03:40 PM
^ Ameen, its not important how young you start at, its important how old you finish at....


worst thing is dying without establishing salaah, or establishing it and then dying after abandoning it.

Audhubillah! (say Audhubillah!)
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hawaisat
10-05-2007, 12:52 PM
i started at 7
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10-05-2007, 03:39 PM
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worst thing is dying without establishing salaah, or establishing it and then dying after abandoning it.

Audhubillah! (say Audhubillah!)
Audhubillah :(
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01-29-2008, 04:20 PM
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*BUMP
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krypton6
01-29-2008, 05:33 PM
Used to stand by the people who prayed, without actually saying anything. That was at the age of 5, I officially started at 6-7 and same with fasting.
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truemuslim
01-29-2008, 05:40 PM
....praying..i rememeber when i told myself 'I am now a muslim' lol (i am born muslim hehe) and it felt soooo good praying i was like where has this been all my life.. my parents werent strict so i started by myself wit them just askin 'have u prayed the bla?' then i feel embarrased and go..lol..always like that... and i started at 10 when saying it correctly and all..fasting..since 8 or 9...and now i am 15 so it not that far back to forget.lol

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crayon
01-29-2008, 05:44 PM
I don't think I stopped missing prayers till like the 6th grade.. when i was 11, i think. I fasted in the 5th grade though. I did pray before the 6th grade, but not all of the prayers..
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MuslimahBlue
01-29-2008, 10:42 PM
Between about 8-14 I would pray on and off, I started properly around 14/15.
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04-15-2008, 08:46 AM
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05-02-2008, 06:17 PM
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Just bumpin this up..
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Souljette
05-02-2008, 06:31 PM
Started prayin properly around 13-14 years old i think
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07-05-2008, 03:25 PM
Originally Posted by - Serene -
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Just bumpin this up..
for the newcomers.
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rose17
07-05-2008, 08:36 PM
I start praying at 12 years
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suffiyan007
07-05-2008, 11:12 PM
be a nu-muslim for few years.... i started when revert to muslim! 5x a day prayer...!
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nebula
07-05-2008, 11:51 PM
i learnt how to pray when i was about 10ish and em im 17 now but i dont really pray 5 times a day. Im going to start inshallah.
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