Things that invalidate Salah are already written in the Islamic rules for so many years ago. Most of them become the important things to concern for any Muslim so that their Salah can be validated by Allah.
Muslims are commonly more aware of some of the rules of Salah that are capable to lead them into the valid Salah. They understood some things that invalidate their Salah, which are already taught for Muslims since they were younger. They also sometimes apply it on how to protect yourself from black magic in Islam.
Some Muslims practically avoid some of the things that invalidate Salah so that their Salah would be valid. That is important because most of them wouldn’t hope that their Salah becomes wasted.
Speaking of it, here we have some of the things that invalidate Salah based on the Quran that you should be aware of. Let’s check them out below!
1. Realizes Something Wrong
Once Muslims get a Salah and during the time of Salah they realized that there is something wrong with their Salah makes it invalid. For example, during the Salah Muslims suddenly realizes that their Salah rules don’t fill towards the Islamic law.
For example, Muslims forget to take Wudu again after their Wudu invalidated by touching Najis things. This rule is already mentioned in the Quran surah Al Maidah verse 6 below.
يٰٓاَيُّهَا الَّذِيْنَ اٰمَنُوْٓا اِذَا قُمْتُمْ اِلَى الصَّلٰوةِ فَاغْسِلُوْا وُجُوْهَكُمْ وَاَيْدِيَكُمْ اِلَى الْمَرَافِقِ وَامْسَحُوْا بِرُءُوْسِكُمْ وَاَرْجُلَكُمْ اِلَى الْكَعْبَيْنِۗ وَاِنْ كُنْتُمْ جُنُبًا فَاطَّهَّرُوْاۗ وَاِنْ كُنْتُمْ مَّرْضٰٓى اَوْ عَلٰى سَفَرٍ اَوْ جَاۤءَ اَحَدٌ مِّنْكُمْ مِّنَ الْغَاۤىِٕطِ اَوْ لٰمَسْتُمُ النِّسَاۤءَ فَلَمْ تَجِدُوْا مَاۤءً فَتَيَمَّمُوْا صَعِيْدًا طَيِّبًا فَامْسَحُوْا بِوُجُوْهِكُمْ وَاَيْدِيْكُمْ مِّنْهُ ۗمَا يُرِيْدُ اللّٰهُ لِيَجْعَلَ عَلَيْكُمْ مِّنْ حَرَجٍ وَّلٰكِنْ يُّرِيْدُ لِيُطَهِّرَكُمْ وَلِيُتِمَّ نِعْمَتَهٗ عَلَيْكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُوْنَ – ٦
“O you who believe! When you want to pray, then wash your face and your hands up to the elbows, wipe your head, and (wash) your feet up to the ankles. If you are Junub, then take a bath. And if you are sick or on a journey or come back from a toilet or touch a woman, then if you do not get water, then do Tayammum with good (holy) dust; wipe your face and your hands with it. Allah does not want to make it difficult for you, but He wants to cleanse you and complete His favor for you so that you will be grateful.” (QS 5: 6)
2. Wearing Dirty Clothes
Allah mentions in the Quran surah Al Araf verse 31 that Muslims should wear good clothes. This means not only good in shape but also good for the clean clothes. That is why wearing good and clean clothes will valid their Salah which is they will get some benefits such as benefits of learning the Quran.
But if Muslims insist on wearing dirty clothes, it will become one of the things that invalidate Salah.
يٰبَنِيْٓ اٰدَمَ خُذُوْا زِيْنَتَكُمْ عِنْدَ كُلِّ مَسْجِدٍ وَّكُلُوْا وَاشْرَبُوْا وَلَا تُسْرِفُوْاۚ اِنَّهٗ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُسْرِفِيْنَ ࣖ – ٣١
“O children of Adam! Wear your nice clothes at every (entering) mosque, eat and drink, but don’t overdo it. Indeed, Allah does not like people who are extravagant.” (QS 7:31)
3. Facing Outside the Qibla
Muslims know that during Salah they should face Mecca as their Qibla. If Muslims do Salah facing outside the Qibla or get a wrong way of Qibla that makes their Salah invalid.
The turnout from the Qibla should be one of the most important things to avoid for Muslims during Salah because can be formed as a shirk. Instead of it is better to make some Dua for protection from Shirk.
There is only one Qibla which Muslims believe it’s in Mecca for so many decades. These important things are also already written in the Quran.
Facing outside the Qibla way becomes one of the things that invalidate Salah. That mentions in the Quran surah Al A’raf verse 29 below.
وَاَقِيْمُوْا وُجُوْهَكُمْ عِنْدَ كُلِّ مَسْجِدٍ وَّادْعُوْهُ مُخْلِصِيْنَ لَهُ الدِّيْنَ ەۗ كَمَا بَدَاَكُمْ تَعُوْدُوْنَۗ – ٢٩
“Turn your face (to Allah) at every prayer, and worship Him with sincere worship only to Him. You will be returned to Him as you were created.” (QS 7:29)
4. Speaking During Salah
In the Islamic rules is already written that if Muslims speak during their Salah it will become invalid. Speaking during Salah becomes one of the things that invalidate Salah, which represents avoiding the Khusyuk meaning in how to stay Istiqamah ways.
Speaking during Salah even it is only one word can be meaningful for others. That is why speaking during Salah should be one of the most important things to avoid because it will invalidate Salah.
Moreover, based on Islamic law, speaking during Salah will automatically against the Khusyuk or solemn prayer towards Allah. Such as mentioned in the Quran surah Al Baqarah verse 238 below.
حَافِظُوْا عَلَى الصَّلَوٰتِ وَالصَّلٰوةِ الْوُسْطٰى وَقُوْمُوْا لِلّٰهِ قٰنِتِيْنَ – ٢٣٨
“Keep all (your) prayers and (maintain) Wustha prayers. Stand for Allah (in your prayers) solemnly.” (QS 2:238)
5. Laughing Out Loud
Laughing out loud during Salah becomes one of the things that invalidate Salah. Even it’s a little laugh, the salah will be invalidated automatically. That is because the laugh is avoid the Khusyuk or solemnly feels towards Allah.
Instead of laughing it is better to make some Duas keep away from sin after your Salah. Most Muslims know that doing the right Salah is hard, but it is easier for those who solemnly do the Salah to get validation from Allah. Such as mentioned in the Quran surah Al Baqarah verse 45 below.
وَاسْتَعِيْنُوْا بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلٰوةِ ۗ وَاِنَّهَا لَكَبِيْرَةٌ اِلَّا عَلَى الْخٰشِعِيْنَۙ – ٤٥
“And seek help (to Allah) with patience and prayer. And (prayer) is really hard, except for those who are humble, “(QS 2:45)
So, there are some of the things that invalidate Salah that Muslims should be aware of. Most of them are importantly needed to be concerned in a way to get validation from Allah in your Salah. May Allah gives you His blessing and mercy on your prayer.