How to Pray Salah

How to Make Wudu

 Wudu is a process of purification that every Muslim must do before their offering Salah. Wudu is an important part of the salah. If anyone thinks he ignores it or forgot to make wudu, then his salah is not acceptable by the Allah.

Prophet Muhammad Said that

No salah is accepted without wudu (purification)
Sahih Muslim, Book 2, Hadith 2.

Step by step process of wudu

  1. Make your intention

Without creating intention not only wudu, nothing is acceptable. And there is no words to say for creating intension. It is the combination of your mind & your heart.

      2. Dua before start Wudu

Dua: Bismillah

Meaning: In the name of Allah

      3. Wash Your Hand Three Times

Wash your hand in three times from your fingertips to wrist in a such way that water touch every point of your hand.

     4. Clean Your Mouth

Take water in right hand & clean your mouth properly in three times.

    5. Sniff Water

Take some water in your hand & sniff your nose upto nostrils in three times. Do it very carefully.

     6. Wash Your Face

Wash your face in three times from top of forehead to bottom of chin & from one ear to another ear.

    7.  Wash Arms

Wash your arms in three times from fingertips to elbow. Make sure water should reach every point of the portion.

    8. Move hand from head once

Wet your hand with water & Move your wet hand from front of head to back of your head.

     9. Wash Ear once

Wash your ear using your index fingers of both hand. No need to take water again or wet hand again.

     10. Wash Your Feet

Wash your feet in three times. Make sure water reach every point from your toes to heel.

     11. Dua for completion

Arabic Text: أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَا إِلَهَ إلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّداً عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ

English: Ash-hadu ‘an laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallaahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu wa ‘ash-hadu ‘anna Muhammadan ‘abduhu wa Rasooluhu.

Meaning in Englis: I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone, Who has no partner; and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger.

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How to Pray Salah

Checklist of Salah:

  • Standing
  • Takbir
  • Fatiha + any other one surah
  • Ruku
  • Sujud
  • Tashahud – Sitting

Step-wise Salah:

1. Make Your Intention to Pray Salah

Make your intention from heart to pray to Allah. From now your full focus should on salah.


2. Rise your hand

Rise your hand & say “Allahu Akbar“. Your Salah is started from here.


3. Put Your Hand on Chest & Keep your eyes focus on ground

Place your hand on chest. Right hand should place on left hand. Keep your eyes focus on ground.

Recite Sana(Dua After Takbir)

Fist Dua:

اللَّهُمَّ بَاعِدْ بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَ خَطَايَايَ كَمَا بَاعَدْتَ بَيْنَ الْمَشْرِقِ وَالْمَغْرِبِ، اللَّهُمَّ نَقِّنِي مِنْ خَطَايَايَ، كَمَا يُنَقَّى الثَّوْبُ الْأَ بْيَضُ مِنَ الدَّنَسِ، اللَّهُمَّ اغْسِلْنِي مِنْ خَطَايَايَ بِالثَّلْجِ وّالْمَاءِ وَالْبَرَدِ.
Allahumma ba’id bayni wa bayna khatayaya kama ba’adta baynal-mashriqi wal-maghribi, Allahumma naqqini min khatayaya kama yunaqqath-thawbul-‘abyadu minad-danasi, Allahum-maghsilni min khatayaya, bith-thalji walma’i walbarad.
O Allah , separate me from my sins as You have separated the East from the West. O Allah, cleanse me of my transgressions as the white garment is cleansed of stains . O Allah , wash away my sins with ice and water and frost.
Bukhari 1/181, Muslim 1/419

Second Dua:

سُبْحَانَكَ اللَّهُمَّ وَبِحَمْدِكَ، وَتَبَارَكَ اسْمُكَ، وَتَعَالَى جَدُّكَ، وَلَا إِلَهَ غَيْرُكَ.
Subhanaka Allahumma wa bihamdika, wa tabarakasmuka, wa ta’ala jadduka, wa la “ilaha ghayruka.
Glory is to You O Allah, and praise. Blessed is Your Name and Exalted is Your Majesty. There is none worthy of worship but You.
Tirmidhi 1/77 and Sahih Ibn Majah 1/135, Abu Dawud


4. Recite Ta’awwudh, Tasmiyya, Surah fatiha & any 1 of other 113 surah
Ta’awwuz (Recited only in the first Rakath)

A’uzu bil-lahi minash Shayta-nir-rajeem

I seek Allah’s protection from Satan who is accursed.

Tasmiah (Should be recited in every Rakath before starting a Surah)

Bismillah hir-Rahma nir-Raheem

In the name of Allah, the most Kind and the most Merciful.

Surah Fatiha

Click Here to recite Surah Fatiha in English

Any 1 of other 113 Surah

Click Here


5. Say Allahu Akbar & go to Ruku

rising or not both are okay.

Dua: Allahu Akbar

Go to Ruku. At moments of ruku Your hand should on your knees & focus of your eyes should on the place of Sajdah(Sujud). Make sure your body is in 90′ angle with earth.

Dua:

Subhanna rabbeeyal adheem

How perfect my Lord & magnificent.

Recite this 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 or more times. Make it an odd number.


6. Return back standing

As you return back to standing position, rise your hand & say

Dua:

Samee Allahu leeman hameeda

Allah hears those who praise him

N:B- Only for Imam & if you are alone praying salah.

Get Down your hand & say

Dua:

Rabbana walakal hamd

Our Lord, to You is all praise


7: Say Allahu Akbar & Go to Sujud

Say Allahu Akbar & Get down your body in earth in a such way that your body will in 45′ angle with earth.

Say in Sujud–

Dua:

Subhanna rabbeeyal ‘alaa

How perfect is my Lord, the Most High

Recite this 3, 5, 7, 9, 11 or more times. Make it an odd number.


8: Rise up from sujud & sit sometimes

Rise up & from sujud & sit for a moment. In between say

Dua:

Allaahumm-agh-fir lee, warḥamnee, wajburnee, wahdinee, warzuqnee.

O Allah, forgive me, have mercy upon me, give me strength, guide me, give and grant me sustenance.

Sources: Muslim No# 2696, 2697; Abu Dawud No# 850; At-Tirmidhi No# 284, 3476, 3496; Ibn Majah No# 3845


9: Do one more sujud

Do one more sujud in following step. 7


10: Arise from sujud & back to standing position

Arise from sujud & back to standing position & say Allahu Akbar

Congrats dear! You just completed first rakah in 9 step.

When you reach the end of two rakah, instead of standing back you should sit back & perform tashahud.


11: Perform Tashahud at the end of each two rakah(without last rakah of Magrib Fazr & witr)

Sit on your legs & knees. Say

Dua:

Dua Attahiyyaatu

At Tahiyyaatu lilaahi was Salawaatu wat tayibaatu
Assalaamu ‘alaika ayyuhan nabiyyu wa rahmatul laahi wa barakaatuh
Assalaamu ‘alaynaa wa ‘alaa ‘ebaadillaahis saaliheen,
Ash hadu allaa ilaah ilallaah Wa ash hadu anna Muhammadan ‘abduhuu wa rasuuluh

 

All compliments, prayers and pure words are due to Allah.
Peace be upon you, O Prophet, and the mercy of Allaah and His blessings.
Peace be upon us, and on the righteous slaves of Allaah.
I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger

(For final rakah only)

Say Darud after at tahiyyaatu

Darud Ibrahim

Allaahumma salli ‘ala Muhammadin wa ‘ala aali Muhammad
Kamaa salayta ‘ala aali Ibraaheem wa ‘ala aali Ibrahim
Innaka Hameedun Majeed
Wa baarik ‘ala Muhammadin wa ‘ala aali Muhammad
Kamaa baarakta ‘ala aali Ibraaheem wa ‘ala aali Ibrahim
Innaka Hameedun Majeed

 

O Allaah, send prayers upon Muhammad and upon the family (or followers) of Muhammad, Just as You sent prayers upon Ibrahim and the family (or followers) of Ibrahim,
Verily, you are full of Praise and Majesty.
O Allaah, bless Muhammad and the family (or followers) of Muhammad as You blessed Ibrahim and the family (or followers) of Ibraaheem,
Verily, you are full of Praise and Majesty.

Dua Mashurah 1.

Allahumma inni zalamtu nafsi zulman kathiran wa la ya’ghfirudh dhunuuba illa anta fa’ghfir li ma’ghfiratan min ‘indika warhamni innaka antal ‘ghafurur rahim.

 

O Allah, I have greatly wronged myself and You alone can forgive sins, so grant me forgiveness from you and have mercy on me. You are the forgiving and Merciful One.

Dua Mashurah 2.

Allahumma inni a’uzu bika min ‘azabi jahannam, wa min ‘azabil-qabr, wa min fitnatil-mahya wal-mamat, wa min fitnatil-masihid-Dajjal.

 

O Allah, I seek refuge in You from the punishment of the grave, and from the punishment of Hell-fire, and from the trials of life and death, and from the evil of the trial of dajjal the false Messiah.

Sources: [Al-Bukhari 2/102, Muslim 1/412]


12: Give Salam & end namaz

The tasleem is to look to your right and say:

Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatu Allah

Peace be on you and the mercy of Allah

And then to look to the left and say it again:

Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatu Allah

Peace be on you and the mercy of Allah

Here your namaz is ended.

Dua Qunut for witr last rakah:

Allah hum mahdinee feeman hadayta,
Wa ‘afinee feeman ‘afayta,
wata wal-lane feeman twal-layta
wa barik lee feema a’taita,
waqinee shar-ra ma qadayta,
fa-innaka taqdee wala yuqda ‘alayk,
innahu laa Yazil-lu man walayt,
wala ya’iz-zu man ‘adaita,
tabarakta rabbana wata ‘alaita,
nastaghfiruka wanatubu ilayka,
Wa sal-lal lahu alan-nabee.

 

Oh Allah, make me among those whom You have guided,
and make me among those whom You have saved, and make
me among those whom You have chosen, and bless whatever
you have given me, and protect me from the evil which you have decreed; verily, You decide the things and nobody can decide against You; and none whom You have committed to Your care shall be humiliated and none whom You have taken as an enemy shall taste glory. You are blessed, our Lord, and Exalted, we ask for Your forgiveness and turn to You. Peace and mercy of Allah be upon the Prophet.

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