Salah

 

GETTING IN POSITION FOR SALAH

 We stand facing the Qiblah (the Kabah in Makkah)

TAKBEER

To start the salah we raise our hands with our palms facing the Qiblah. When our thumbs are below the ears we say,

Allahu Akbar

(Allah is the Greatest)

QIYAM – STANDING

Place the right hand on the left hand.

In the first rakah we recite:

 Subhanakal-lahumma wa bi hamdika wa tabaara kasmuka wa ta’aala jadduka wa laa ilaaha ghairuk

You are Glorified, O Allah, and Praised, Your name is Blessed, Your Majesty is Exalted, and none has the right to be worshipped but You.

QIYAM-STANDING

Here we say:

A’udhu billahi minash shaitanir rajeem. Bismillah hir rahma nir-raheem’

I seek refuge with Allah from the Shaytaan, the rejected one.

In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy.

Then recite Surah Al-Faatiha and another surah, for example, Surah Al-Ikhlaas.

RUKU – BOWING

Say Allahu Akbar, then go into ruku and say:

Subhana Rabbi yal Adheem

(How Perfect my Lord is, The Supreme)

 Say 3 times

(Or any odd number of times)

 

 DUA AFTER RUKU

After ruku we stand up again and say

Sami’Allahu liman hamidah

(Allah hears those who praise Him)

Rabbana lakal hamd

(Our Lord, for you is all praise)

 

SAJDAH -PROSTRATING

After ruku we say Allahu Akbar and then go into sajdah and say

Subhana Rabbiy al A’laa

(How Perfect my Lord is, The Most High)

Say 3 times

(Or any odd number of times)

MORE ABOUT SAJDAH

We say Allahu Akbar and get up from sajdah.

We do sajdah twice in one rakah. Between the 2 sajdahs we say Rabbigh firlee

(My Lord, forgive me)

Then do the second sajdah

TASHAHUD –SITTING DOWN

We raise our right index finger and say

At-tahiyyaatu lillaahi was-salawaatu wat-tayyibaatu. Assalamu ‘alaika, Ayyuhannabiyyu warahmatullahi wa barakatuhu, Assalamu ‘alaina wa’ala ibadil-lahis-salihin

All compliments, prayers and pure words are due to Allah.  Peace be on you, O Prophet, and also the mercy of Allah and His blessings.  Peace be on us, and on the righteous slaves of Allah.

After at-tahiyyaat, we say

 Ash hadu al-La ilaha il-lal lahu wa ash hadu anna Muhammadan abduoo wa rasuluh

I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger.

SALAAM ON THE PROPHET (SAW)

In the last rakah of any salah we also say,

Allah humma sal-li ‘alaa Muhammadin, wa’alaa aa-lee Muhammadin, Kama sal-layta ‘alaa Ibraheema, Wa’alaa aa-lee Ibraheema, innaka Hameedum Majeed.

Allah humma barik ‘alaa Muhammadin, wa ‘alaa aa-lee Muhammadin, Kama barakta ‘alaa Ibraheema wa ‘alaa alee Ibraheema, innaka Hameedum Majeed

O Allah! Send prayers on Muhammad, and on the family of Muhammad, as you sent prayers on (Ibraheem, and on) the family of Ibraheem; You are indeed Worthy of Praise, Full of Glory.

(Barik = Blessings)

DUA AFTER TASHAHUD

Allahumma innee a’outhou bika min adhaabi jahannam. Wa min adhaabil qabri.  Wa min fitnatil mahya wal mamaat.  Wa min fitnatil masee’hid’dajjal

O Allah!  I truly seek refuge with You from the punishment of Hellfire, and from the punishment of the grave, and from the trials of living and dying, and from the trials of the false Christ (Dajjal).

 

TASLEEM –SALAM TO END SALAH

First turn your face to the right, and say,

 Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah

(Peace and Allah’s Mercy be on You)

then to the left and repeat the same.