How To Perform Salah (Prayer) (Namaaz) Step by Step [4 Rakat]

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

[In the Name of ALLAH, the ENTIRELY MERCIFUL, the ESPECIALLY MERCIFUL]

 

[All the information I gave here are collected from the book and I tried to make the Arabic pronunciations as much as right as possible, though I'll recommend you to learn real Arabic pronunciations rather than reading it from English text that I provided. However, if you have problem to understand anything then please go to the Mosque nearby and contact with the Imam just do not hesitate Insha'ALLAH it will become easier to you. And remember words of Salah/Prayer/Namaaz has to be recited in Arabic, the translation I only gave here so that you can understand the meaning what you are reciting; so that you can concentrate on prayer more politely, generously and submit your wills best way to ALLAH [S.W.T] as a most obedient servant should. Imam means the persons who lead the prayer; Muqtadi means the followers who will perform the prayer following the leads of Imam.]

“When you are performing Salah/Prayer/Namaaz that time you are talking with ALLAH [S.W.T] in private.”

May ALLAH Be with you and Bless you and Help you to follow the straight path.

 

Important Note

Remember a person can gain more benefit if that person performs prayers in Mosque by following the leads of Imam. Generally Fard [Obligatory] prayer has to perform behind the leads of Imam; there are some exceptions too. When a person intent to pray/Niyat behind the leads of Imam; Intention to Pray/Niyat has to change slightly than that person intent to pray and perform prayer alone. In every intention to pray/Niyat you will find [Allahuu Akbar], it’s not part of the intention rather it’s a part of Salah/Prayer/Namaaz. You have to recite it together.

Some Note

Before I start to explain the way to perform the [SALAH/PRAYERS/NAMAAZ] I would like to inform you some important things, which I believe might be helpful for you later on-

1. Don’t look here or there starting from making the intention of prayer till the completion of the prayer.

2. Perform prayer calmly, sincerely and obediently. Do not hurry.

3. Without ‘(E) Surat Al-Fatihah (The Opener) - سورة الفاتحة prayer is invalid.

4. You must have to add (D) Tasmiyah before and Aameen at the end of ‘Al-Fatihah’.

5. Add Tasmiyah before adding any ‘Surah/Chapter’ (or ‘Few Verses’ from The Holy Qur’an) after saying ‘Aameen’ at the end of ‘Al-Fatihah’.

6. Although it is not mandatory to keep the sequence of ‘Surah’ but try to do it. When you are adding any ‘Surah’ after reciting ‘Aameen’ at the end of ‘Al-Fatihah’ in any Rakat first add ‘Tasmiyah’ then try to keep the sequence of ‘Surah’ as it given in The Holy Qur’an. In every Rakat of the prayer sequence should be continued. For example- If you are offering “4 Rakat Sunnat Prayer” then in first Rakat after reciting the ‘Al-Fatihah’ and saying ‘Aameen’ and reciting ‘Tasmiyah’ suppose you are adding 107.Surat Al-Mā`ūn (The Small Kindnesses) – سورة الماعون and after completing 1st Rakat when you reach at the 2nd or 3rd or 4th Rakat after reciting the ‘Al-Fatihah’ and saying ‘Aameen’ and reciting ‘Tasmiyah’ you should add any ‘Surah’ which are given as sequence after ‘107. Surat Al-Maun’ it might be 109.Surat Al-Kāfirūn (The Disbelievers) – سورة الكافرون or 113.Surat Al-Falaq (The Daybreak) – سورة الفلق and so on rather than which are given before ‘107. Surat Al-Maun’ i.e 106.Surat Quraysh (Quraysh) – سورة قريش or 99.Surat Az-Zalzalah (The Earthquake) – سورة الزلزلة and so on as given in The Holy Qur’an. The sequence means the number at the left side of the ‘Surah’ for ‘107. Surat Al-Maun’ it is 107. For The Holy Qur’an, please visit if you need ===} The HOLY QUR’AN

7. In ‘Fard [obligatory] Prayer’ after completing ‘Second Rakat’ no ‘Surah’ shall be added in remaining ‘Rakat’ [i.e. 3rd and 4th] after saying ‘Aameen’ at the end of ‘Al-Fatihah’. But in ‘Sunnat’ or ‘Witr’ [essential prayer] Prayer’ after completing ‘Second Rakat’ ‘Surah’ should be added in remaining ‘Rakat’ [i.e. 3rd and 4th] after saying ‘Aameen’ at the end of ‘Al-Fatihah’.

8. In the case of ‘Salat-ul-Jumua (Friday Community Prayer), Salat-ul-Fajr (The Morning Prayer), Salat-ul-Maghrib (The Evening Prayer), Salat-ul-lsha (The Night Prayer) Imam must recite the word of Salah/Prayer (i.e. ‘(E) Surat Al-Fatihah (The Opener)’ and other ‘Surah’ that which has to add in 1st and 2nd Rakat of ‘Fard prayer’) loudly. However, in ‘Salat-ul-Zuhr (The Noon Prayer), Salat-ul-Asr (The Afternoon Prayer)’ Imam must recite the prayer (i.e. ‘(E) Surat Al-Fatihah (The Opener)’ and other ‘Surah’ that which has to add in 1st and 2nd Rakat of ‘Fard prayer’) silently. Moreover, in 3rd and final Rakat of ‘Fard prayer’ Imam has to recite the word of Salah/Prayer (i.e. ‘(E) Surat Al-Fatihah (The Opener)’) silently and must not add any ‘Surah’ after ‘(E) Surat Al-Fatihah (The Opener)’ whichever ‘Fard Prayer’ Imam is performing.

9. However, the word of Salah/Prayer [i.e. (A1)'Taqbeer-e-Tahreema’, (A) [Taqbeer], (G) [Tasmee], (N) [Taslim/Salutation at the end of prayer]] must recite loudly nomatter whichever ‘Fard Prayer’ Imam is performing. Moreover, the word of Salah/Prayer [i.e. (B) [Sanaa], (C) [Ta'awuz], (D) [Tasmiyah], (F) [Rukuu/Bow], (H) [Tahmeed], (I) [Sajdah/Prostrate], (J) [Jalsah/ Sitting posture between two Prostrations], (K) [Tashah-hud], (L) [Durood-E- Ibraaheemi], (M) [Du’aa Mashura]] must recite silently nomatter whichever ‘Fard Prayer’ Imam is performing.

10. During the position of (I) [Sajdah/Prostrate] your fingers should be close together without keeping any gap between one finger from another. Unlike, during the position of (J) [Jalsah/ Sitting posture between two Prostrations], (K) [Tashah-hud], (L) [Durood-E- Ibraaheemi], (M) [Du’aa Mashura]] while your fingers should be close together but keep slight gap between one finger from another.

11. And also remember during each postion of the prayer your both elbow should be reasonably far-off from your body and ground (i.e. elbow should not touch your body or ground).

12. When you are reciting (K) ‘Tashah-hud’ and when you reached the word “Aashhadu Allaa” raise the index finger of the right hand (join the long finger with the thumb to make a circle with the little and ring fingers bent towards the palm and the palms on the thighs near the knees with fingers facing the Qiblah) and lower the index finger when you reached the word “Illal-Laahu” and then let all the fingers rest straight like that of the left hand (Left hand: palms on the thighs near the knees with fingers facing the Qiblah and the fingers remain close together).

13. When you are completing the prayer with (N) ‘Taslim/Salutation at the end of prayer’ make that ‘Taslim/Salutation at the end of prayer’ like you are giving it to the people of your right and then the people of your left including the Angel (ملائكة /Malāīkah/ Fareshta).

14. “Sajdatus Sahu/ to amend the prayer for mistake in prayer” in ‘final Rakat’ after observing usual procedure (i.e. (I) [Sajdah/Prostrate], (K) [Tashah-hud]) you have tosay (N) [Taslim/Salutation at the end of prayer] only to the right side, after that you have to follow the usual procedure of ‘final Rakat’ (i.e. (A) [Taqbeer], (I) [Sajdah/Prostrate], (A) [Taqbeer], (J) [Jalsah/ Sitting posture between two Prostrations], (A) [Taqbeer], (I) [Sajdah/Prostrate], (K) [Tashah-hud], (L) [Durood-E- Ibraaheemi], (M) [Du’aa Mashura]]) and complete the prayer with (N) [Taslim/Salutation at the end of prayer] to the right and then left as usual.)

15. Try to wear a proper dress; try to avoid those dresses which may divert your concentration from prayer. And always make sure that any portion of your pants or trousers is not remaining below your ankle (i.e. pants or trousers whichever you wear fold it up till above your ankle).

 

[NOTE- After every ‘Fard [obligatory] Prayer’ recites at least onceAyat Al-Kursi (i.e. - [2:255] 2.Surat Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – سورة البقرة ). It is not mandatory but accepts it as a glad tiding. Because, in this Verse (i.e. ‘Ayat Al-Kursi’) there is a lot Favor for you kept by ALLAH [S.W.T].]

 

اللَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ ۚ لَا تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلَا نَوْمٌ ۚ لَّهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الْأَرْضِ ۗ مَن ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِندَهُ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِهِ ۚ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ ۖ وَلَا يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِّنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلَّا بِمَا شَاءَ ۚ وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ ۖ وَلَا يَئُودُهُ حِفْظُهُمَا ۚ وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ

Pronunciation

Allahu la ilaha illahuwa alhayyu alqayyoomu la ta/khuthuhusinatun wala nawmun lahu ma fee assamawatiwama fee al-ardi man tha allatheeyashfaAAu AAindahu illa bi-ithnihi yaAAlamu mabayna aydeehim wama khalfahum wala yuheetoonabishay-in min AAilmihi illa bima shaawasiAAa kursiyyuhu assamawati wal-ardawala yaooduhu hifthuhumawahuwa alAAaliyyu alAAatheem

Translation

“ALLAH – there is no deity except HIM, the EVER-LIVING, the SUSTAINER of [all] existence. Neither drowsiness overtakes HIM nor sleep. To HIM belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with HIM except by HIS permission? HE knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, and they encompass not a thing of HIS knowledge except for what HE wills. HIS Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires HIM not. And HE is the MOST HIGH, the MOST GREAT.”

 

Some Good Word for Invocation/ Supplication to ALLAH [S.W.T] After Salah (Prayer) (Namaaz) or whenever you want to Supplicate

[NOTE- It is not mandatory but an optional act (i.e. if you do not do there is no blame upon you, but if you do then these are one of those best word as Invocation/Supplication to do after Salah (Prayer) (Namaaz) or whenever you want to Supplicate). You may also Supplicate to ALLAH [S.W.T] by stating any fair wish (with your own word and language) which you may have to HIM there is no harm.]

 

- [59-22-24] 59.Surat Al-Ĥashr (The Exile) – سورة الحشر

هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ۖ عَالِمُ الْغَيْبِ وَالشَّهَادَةِ ۖ هُوَ الرَّحْمَٰنُ الرَّحِيمُ

هُوَ اللَّهُ الَّذِي لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْمَلِكُ الْقُدُّوسُ السَّلَامُ الْمُؤْمِنُ الْمُهَيْمِنُ الْعَزِيزُ الْجَبَّارُ الْمُتَكَبِّرُ ۚ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ

هُوَ اللَّهُ الْخَالِقُ الْبَارِئُ الْمُصَوِّرُ ۖ لَهُ الْأَسْمَاءُ الْحُسْنَىٰ ۚ يُسَبِّحُ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ ۖ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ

Pronunciation

Huwa Allahu allathee lailaha illa huwa AAalimu alghaybi washshahadatihuwa arrahmanu arraheem

Huwa Allahu allathee lailaha illa huwa almaliku alquddoosu assalamualmu/minu almuhayminu alAAazeezu aljabbaru almutakabbirusubhana Allahi AAamma yushrikoon

Huwa Allahu alkhaliqu albari-oalmusawwiru lahu al-asmao alhusnayusabbihu lahu ma fee assamawatiwal-ardi wahuwa alAAazeezu alhakeem

Translation

“HE is ALLAH, other than WHOM there is no deity, KNOWER of the unseen and the witnessed. HE is the ENTIRELY MERICFUL, the ESPECIALLY MERCIFUL.

HE is ALLAH, other than WHOM there is no deity, the SOVERIGN, the PURE, the PERFECTION, the BESTOWER OF FAITH, the OVERSEER, the EXALTED IN MIGHT, the COMPELLER, the SUPERIOR. Exalted is ALLAH above whatever they associate with HIM.

HE is ALLAH, the CREATOR, the INVENTOR, the FASHIONER; to HIM belong the best Names. Whatever is in the heavens and earth is Exalting HIM. And HE is the EXALTED IN MIGHT, the WISE.”

- [2:286] 2.Surat Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – سورة البقرة

رَبَّنَا لَا تُؤَاخِذْنَا إِن نَّسِينَا أَوْ أَخْطَأْنَا ۚ رَبَّنَا وَلَا تَحْمِلْ عَلَيْنَا إِصْرًا كَمَا حَمَلْتَهُ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِنَا ۚ رَبَّنَا وَلَا تُحَمِّلْنَا مَا لَا طَاقَةَ لَنَا بِهِ ۖ وَاعْفُ عَنَّا وَاغْفِرْ لَنَا وَارْحَمْنَا ۚ أَنتَ مَوْلَانَا فَانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ

Pronunciation

Rabbana latu-akhithna in naseena aw akhta/narabbana wala tahmil AAalayna isrankama hamaltahu AAala allatheena minqablina rabbana wala tuhammilnama la taqata lana bihi waAAfuAAanna waghfir lana warhamnaanta mawlana fansurna AAalaalqawmi alkafireen

Translation

“Our LORD, do not impose blame upon us if we have forgotten or erred. Our LORD, and lay not upon us a burden like that which YOU laid upon those before us. Our LORD, and burden us not with that which we have no ability to bear. And Pardon us; and Forgive us; and have Mercy upon us. YOU are our PROTECTOR, so give us victory over the disbelieving people.”

- [2:201] 2.Surat Al-Baqarah (The Cow) – سورة البقرة

رَبَّنَآاَتِنَا فِى الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَّفِى اْلاَخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَّقِنَاعَذَابَ النَّارِ

Pronunciation

Raabbana Aatina Fid Dunya Haasanatau Wa Fil Aakherati Hasanatau Wa Kinaa Aazaban Naar

Translation

“Our LORD, give us in this world [that which is] good and in the Hereafter [that which is] good and protect us from the punishment of the Fire.”

- [17:24] 17.Surat Al-’Isrā’ (The Night Journey) – سورة الإسراء

رَّبِّ ارْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِي صَغِيرًا

Pronunciation

Rabbi irhamhuma kama rabbayanee sagheera

Translation

“My LORD, have Mercy upon them (i.e. Parents) as they brought me up [when I was] small.”

- [3:8-9,147] 3.Surat ‘Āli `Imrān (Family of Imran) – سورة آل عمران

رَبَّنَا لَا تُزِغْ قُلُوبَنَا بَعْدَ إِذْ هَدَيْتَنَا وَهَبْ لَنَا مِن لَّدُنكَ رَحْمَةً ۚ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْوَهَّابُ

رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ جَامِعُ النَّاسِ لِيَوْمٍ لَّا رَيْبَ فِيهِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُخْلِفُ الْمِيعَادَ

رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَإِسْرَافَنَا فِي أَمْرِنَا وَثَبِّتْ أَقْدَامَنَا وَانصُرْنَا عَلَى الْقَوْمِ الْكَافِرِينَ

Pronunciation

Rabbana la tuzigh quloobanabaAAda ith hadaytana wahab lana min ladunkarahmatan innaka anta alwahhab

Rabbana innaka jamiAAu annasiliyawmin la rayba feehi inna Allaha layukhlifu almeeAAad

Rabbana ighfir lana thunoobanawa-israfana fee amrina wathabbit aqdamanawansurna AAala alqawmi alkafireen

Translation

“Our LORD, let not our hearts deviate after YOU have guided us and grant us from YOURSELF Mercy. Indeed, YOU are the BESTOWER.

Our LORD, surely YOU will gather the people for a Day about which there is no doubt. Indeed, ALLAH does not fail in HIS Promise.

Our LORD, Forgive us our sins and the excess [committed] in our affairs and plant firmly our feet and give us victory over the disbelieving people.”

- [3:191-194] 3.Surat ‘Āli `Imrān (Family of Imran) – سورة آل عمران

رَبَّنَا مَا خَلَقْتَ هَٰذَا بَاطِلًا سُبْحَانَكَ فَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ مَن تُدْخِلِ النَّارَ فَقَدْ أَخْزَيْتَهُ ۖ وَمَا لِلظَّالِمِينَ مِنْ أَنصَارٍ

رَّبَّنَا إِنَّنَا سَمِعْنَا مُنَادِيًا يُنَادِي لِلْإِيمَانِ أَنْ آمِنُوا بِرَبِّكُمْ فَآمَنَّا ۚ رَبَّنَا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَكَفِّرْ عَنَّا سَيِّئَاتِنَا وَتَوَفَّنَا مَعَ الْأَبْرَارِ

رَبَّنَا وَآتِنَا مَا وَعَدتَّنَا عَلَىٰ رُسُلِكَ وَلَا تُخْزِنَا يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ ۗ إِنَّكَ لَا تُخْلِفُ الْمِيعَادَ

Pronunciation

Rabbana ma khalaqta hatha batilan subhanakafaqina AAathaba annar

Rabbana innaka man tudkhili annarafaqad akhzaytahu wama liththalimeenamin ansar

Rabbana innana samiAAnamunadiyan yunadee lil-eemani an aminoobirabbikum faamanna rabbana faghfirlana thunoobana wakaffir AAannasayyi-atina watawaffana maAAa al-abrar

Rabbana waatina mawaAAadtana AAala rusulika wala tukhzinayawma alqiyamati innaka la tukhlifu almeeAAad

Translation

“Our LORD, YOU did not Create this (i.e. the Creation) aimlessly; Exalted are YOU [above such a thing]; then protect us from the punishment of the Fire.

Our LORD, indeed whoever YOU admit to the Fire – YOU have disgraced him, and for the wrongdoers there are no helpers.

Our LORD, indeed we have heard a caller calling to faith, [saying], ‘Believe in your LORD,’ and we have believed. Our LORD, so Forgive us our sins and Remove from us our misdeeds and cause us to die with the righteous.

Our LORD, and grant us what YOU promised us through YOUR Messengers and do not disgrace us on the Day of Resurrection. Indeed, YOU do not fail in [YOUR] Promise.”

- [21:87] 21.Surat Al-’Anbyā’ (The Prophets) – سورة الأنبياء

لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا أَنتَ سُبْحَانَكَ إِنِّي كُنتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ

Pronunciation

La ilaha illa anta subhanaka inneekuntu mina aththalimeen

Translation

“There is no deity except YOU; Exalted are YOU. Indeed, I have been of the wrongdoers.”

- [23:118] 23.Surat Al-Mu’minūn (The Believers) – سورة المؤمنون

رَبِّ اغْفِرْ وَارْحَمْ وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ الرَّاحِمِينَ

Pronunciation

Rabbi ighfir warhamwaanta khayru arrahimeen

Translation

“My LORD, Forgive and have Mercy, and YOU are the best of the MERCIFUL.”

- [25:74] 25.Surat Al-Furqān (The Criterion) – سورة الفرقان

رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا

Pronunciation

Rabbanahab lana min azwajina wathurriyyatinaqurrata aAAyunin wajAAalna lilmuttaqeena imama

Translation

“Our LORD, grant us from among our wives and offspring comfort to our eyes and make us an example for the righteous.”

- [46:15] 46.Surat Al-’Aĥqāf (The Wind-Curved Sandhills) – سورة الأحقاف

رَبِّ أَوْزِعْنِي أَنْ أَشْكُرَ نِعْمَتَكَ الَّتِي أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيَّ وَعَلَىٰ وَالِدَيَّ وَأَنْ أَعْمَلَ صَالِحًا تَرْضَاهُ وَأَصْلِحْ لِي فِي ذُرِّيَّتِي ۖ إِنِّي تُبْتُ إِلَيْكَ وَإِنِّي مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ

Pronunciation

RabbiawziAAnee an ashkura niAAmataka allatee anAAamta AAalayya waAAalawalidayya waan aAAmala salihan tardahuwaaslih lee fee thurriyyatee innee tubtuilayka wa-innee mina almuslimeen

Translation

“My LORD, enable me to be grateful for YOUR Favor which YOU have bestowed upon me and upon my parents and to work righteousness of which YOU will approve and make righteous for me my offspring. Indeed, I have repented to YOU, and indeed, I am of the Muslims.”

- [59:10] 59.Surat Al-Ĥashr (The Exile) – سورة الحشر

رَبَّنَا اغْفِرْ لَنَا وَلِإِخْوَانِنَا الَّذِينَ سَبَقُونَا بِالْإِيمَانِ وَلَا تَجْعَلْ فِي قُلُوبِنَا غِلًّا لِّلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا رَبَّنَا إِنَّكَ رَءُوفٌ رَّحِيمٌ

Pronunciation

Rabbana ighfir lana wali-ikhwaninaallatheena sabaqoona bil-eemani walatajAAal fee quloobina ghillan lillatheena amanoorabbana innaka raoofun raheem

Translation

“Our LORD, Forgive us and our brothers who preceded us in faith and put not in our hearts [any] resentment toward those who have believed. Our LORD, indeed YOU are KIND and MERCIFUL.”

[NOTE- There are also three entire ‘Surah/Chapter’ in The HOLY QUR'AN which you can recite also as an Invocation/Supplication.] These are -

- [1:1-7] 1.Surat Al-Fātiĥah (The Opener) – سورة الفاتحة

- [113:1-5] 113.Surat Al-Falaq (The Daybreak) – سورة الفلق

- [114:1-6] 114.Surat An-Nās (The Mankind) – سورة الناس

[NOTE- Whenever you conclude your Invocation/Supplication after Salah (Prayer) (Namaaz) or whenever you Supplicate; try to conclude your Supplication to ALLAH [S.W.T] by reciting Kalimah Tayyibah [The Holy Code]. For indeed it is- an excellent deed and an excellent habit.]

Kalimah Tayyibah [The Holy Code]

(Also known as the Word of Purity or the Kalima-e-Tayyabah)

لآَ اِلَهَ اِلاَّ اللَّهُ مُحَمَّدٌ رَّسُوْلُ اللهِ

Pronunciation:

Laa Ilaaha Illaal-Laahu Muhammadur-Rasulul-Lah [Salla'Allahuu Alayhi Wa-Sallaam]

Translation:

There is none worthy of Worship but ALLAH Muhammad [May ALLAH Bless him and grant him Peace] is the Messenger of ALLAH.

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR PERFORMING SALAH/PRAYERS/NAMAAZ [According to Rakat]

a. Before a person offering the prayer that person has to perform Wudu’ and put on pure and clean dress, one should stand upright at a clean place orienting towards the Qiblah with your feet four toes apart. Visit if you need to know===} How To Make Wudu’ (Ablution)

b. [When you reach and stand at (Musalla/the place where you will perform Salah/Prayer/Namaaz) to perform Salah/Prayer/Namaaz then you should recite]

اِنِّىْ وَجَّهْتُ وَجْهِىَ لِلَّذِىْ فَطَرَالسَّمَوَتِ وَاْلاَرْضَ حَنِيْفًاوَّمَآاَنا َمِنَ الْمُشْرِكِيْنَ

Pronunciation:

“Inni Wajjahtu Wajjhia Lil-laji Faataaras-Saamawati Waal-Aarda Haaneefau-Wamaa Aana Minal Mwushreeqeen”

Translation:

Surely I am facing towards HE, WHO Creates the Heavens and the Earth and I am not comprise with mushriks/polytheists/those who associates others with ALLAH.

c. After that you have to express intention [in your heart as well as by the tongue) for whichever prayer you are intent to offer. And your sight should be pinned at the place (where your forehead will be at while you will prostrate).

 

Performing 4 Rakat Prayer

In “4 Rakat Fard (Obligatory) Prayer” all the procedures are same as “4 Rakat Prayer” which is given below, except two things- the intention (Niyat) and

3.1.1. In ‘Fard [obligatory] Prayer’ after completing ‘2nd Rakat’ no ‘Surah’ shall be added in remaining ‘Rakat’ [i.e. 3rd, 4th] after saying ‘Aameen’ at the end of ‘Al-Fatihah’. Rest of the procedures is same.

1. 1st Rakat

1.1. Position 1 [Qiyam]:

1.1.1. After making the intention (Niyat) you should raise your both hands up to the lobes of the ears in such a way that the palms face the Qiblah and that the fingers remain in their normal condition (neither separated nor close together) and then bring them down saying-

(A1) [Taqbeer] [Note: After making the intention it’s called ‘Taqbeer-e-Tahreema’]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

1.1.2. And put them just above your navel. Fold them as- the right hand should be placed on the wrist of the left hand with the thumb and the little finger encircling the wrist and the remaining three fingers resting on it. Your sight should be remained pinned at the place (where your forehead will be at while you will prostrate). In this position the following prayers words are recited-

(B) [Sanaa]

سُبْحَا نَكَ اللَّهُمَّ وَ بِحَمْدِكَ وَتَبَارَكَ اسْمُكَ وَتَعَالَى جَدُّكَ وَلاَ إِلَهَ غَيْرُكَ

Pronunciation:

“Subhaana Kal-Laahumma wa Bi-Hamdika wa Tabaarakasmuka wa Ta’ala Jadduka Walaa Ilaaha Ghaie-ruk”

Translation:

All Glory is due to YOU, O’ ALLAH! And all Praise is due to YOU, and YOUR Name is the Most Blessed, and YOUR Majesty is Highly Exalted and there is none worthy of Worship except YOU.

(C) [Ta'awuz]

اَعُوْذُ باِللهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَنِ الرَّ خِيْمِ

Pronunciation:

“A’oozu Billaahi Minash Shaietaa-nir Rajeem”

Translation:

I seek refuge with ALLAH from the accursed devil.

(D1) [Tasmiyah]

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Pronunciation

“Bismillahi arrahmani arraheem”

Translation

In the Name of ALLAH, the ENTIRELY MERCIFUL, the ESPECIALLY MERCIFUL.

(E) Surat Al-Fatihah (The Opener) - سورة الفاتحة

1:2

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

Pronunciation

Alhamdu lillahi rabbi alAAalameen

Translation

[All] Praise is [due] to ALLAH, LORD of the worlds -

1:3

الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Pronunciation

Arrahmani arraheem

Translation

The ENTIRELY MERCIFUL, the ESPECIALLY MERCIFUL,

1:4

مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ

Pronunciation

Maliki yawmi addeen

Translation

SOVEREIGN of the Day of Recompense.

1:5

إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ

Pronunciation

Iyyaka naAAbudu wa-iyyaka nastaAAeen

Translation

It is YOU we Worship and YOU we ask for help.

1:6

اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ

Pronunciation

Ihdina assirata almustaqeem

Translation

Guide us to the straight path -

1:7

صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ

Pronunciation

Sirata allatheena anAAamta AAalayhim ghayri almaghdoobi AAalayhim wala addalleen

Translation

The path of those upon whom YOU have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [YOUR] anger or of those who are astray.

“Aameen”

[Accept our invocation]

1.1.3. Pause and then recite-

(D2) [Tasmiyah] “Bismillahi arrahmani arraheem” again and then add any ‘Surah’ (Verses from The HOLY QUR’AN; (e.g. 103.Surat Al-`Aşr (The Declining Day) – سورة العصر)).  Then you should go into (F) [Rukuu/Bow] saying-

(A2) [Taqbeer]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

1.2. Position 2 [Rukuu/Bow]:

1.2.1. Bow down placing hands on the knees with the fingers well-spread thereon and grasp the knees. The back and the head should be straight in level and the sight pinned on to the toes.

(F) [Rukuu/Bow] In this posture say 3/5/7 time [at least thrice]

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّىَ الْعَظِيْمِ

Pronunciation:

“Subhaana Rabbiyal Azeem”

Translation:

I am narrating the Glory of my GREAT PROTECTOR.

1.2.2. Then stand reciting-

(G) [Tasmee]

سَمِعَ اللَّهُ لِمَنْ حَمِدَه

Pronunciation:

“Saami ‘Allahu Liman Hamedah”

Translation:

ALLAH listens to him who Praises HIM.

1.2.3. And when you stand straight completely [your sight should be back again and pinned at the place (where your forehead will be at while you will prostrate)] then say-

(H) [Tahmeed]

رَبَّنَـا َلَكَ الْحَمْدُ

Pronunciation:

“Rabbana Lakal-Hamd”

Translation:

O’ our SUSTAINER! All Praise is due to YOU Alone.

1.2.4. Stand for few seconds and then go for first (I) [Sajdah] saying-

(A3) [Taqbeer]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

1.3. Position 3 [Sajdah/Prostrate]:

1.3.1. Prostrate in such manner that first the knees should be placed on the ground then the hands and thereafter the nose and the forehead be placed firmly between both the hands.

1.3.2. The arms should be off the sides, the belly aloof from the thighs and the thighs apart from the calves. All the toes of both the feet should be set firmly on the ground facing Qiblah. Palms should rest on the ground with the fingers close together pointing towards the Qiblah. And the sight pinned towards the nose.

(I1) [Sajdah/Prostrate] In this position say 3/5/7 time [at least thrice]

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّىَ الأَ عْلَى

Pronunciation:

“Subhaana Rabbiyal ‘Alaa”

Translation:

I am declaring the Glory of my OWNER, the MOST HIGH.

1.3.3. Then you should rise reciting-

(A4) [Taqbeer]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

1.3.4. And sit in (J) [Jalsah]

1.3.4.1. Raise first your head then the hands and then sit upright with your left foot under you and the right foot standings (resting on the insides of the toes facing Qiblah).

1.3.4.2. You should put your palms on the thighs near the knees with fingers facing the Qiblah and the fingers remain close together. And sight pinned on the lap. Then you should recite-

(J) [Jalsah/ Sitting posture between two Prostrations]

اَللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِيْ

Pronunciation:

“Allahummag Firlee”

Translation:

O’ ALLAH! Forgive me.

1.3.5. Then you should go for second (I) [Sajdah] like first one reciting-

(A5) [Taqbeer]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

(I2) [Sajdah/Prostrate] In this position say 3/5/7 time [at least thrice]

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّىَ الأَ عْلَى

Pronunciation:

“Subhaana Rabbiyal ‘Alaa”

Translation:

I am declaring the Glory of my OWNER, the MOST HIGH.

1.3.6. After having observed second [Sajdah]. Stressing on your tiptoes and placing hands on the knees then stand (do not use your hand on the ground for support except for any disability). You should stand reciting-

(A6) [Taqbeer]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

1.3.7. Now, you are entering in second Rakat.

 

2. 2nd Rakat

2.1. Position 1 [Qiyam]: Recite -

(D1) [Tasmiyah]

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Pronunciation

“Bismillahi arrahmani arraheem”

Translation

In the Name of ALLAH, the ENTIRELY MERCIFUL, the ESPECIALLY MERCIFUL.

(E) Surat Al-Fatihah (The Opener) - سورة الفاتحة

1:2

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

Pronunciation

Alhamdu lillahi rabbi alAAalameen

Translation

[All] Praise is [due] to ALLAH, LORD of the worlds -

1:3

الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Pronunciation

Arrahmani arraheem

Translation

The ENTIRELY MERCIFUL, the ESPECIALLY MERCIFUL,

1:4

مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ

Pronunciation

Maliki yawmi addeen

Translation

SOVEREIGN of the Day of Recompense.

1:5

إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ

Pronunciation

Iyyaka naAAbudu wa-iyyaka nastaAAeen

Translation

It is YOU we Worship and YOU we ask for help.

1:6

اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ

Pronunciation

Ihdina assirata almustaqeem

Translation

Guide us to the straight path -

1:7

صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ

Pronunciation

Sirata allatheena anAAamta AAalayhim ghayri almaghdoobi AAalayhim wala addalleen

Translation

The path of those upon whom YOU have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [YOUR] anger or of those who are astray.

“Aameen”

[Accept our invocation]

2.1.1. Pause and then recite-

(D2) [Tasmiyah] “Bismillahi arrahmani arraheem” again and then add any ‘Surah’ (Verses from The HOLY QUR’AN; (e.g. 106.Surat Quraysh (Quraysh) – سورة قريش)). Then you should go into (F) [Rukuu/Bow] saying-

(A2) [Taqbeer]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

2.2. Position 2 [Rukuu/Bow]:

2.2.1. Bow down placing hands on the knees with the fingers well-spread thereon and grasp the knees. The back and the head should be straight in level and the sight pinned on to the toes.

(F) [Rukuu/Bow] In this posture say 3/5/7 time [at least thrice]

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّىَ الْعَظِيْمِ

Pronunciation:

“Subhaana Rabbiyal Azeem”

Translation:

I am narrating the Glory of my GREAT PROTECTOR.

2.2.2. Then stand reciting-

(G) [Tasmee]

سَمِعَ اللَّهُ لِمَنْ حَمِدَه

Pronunciation:

“Saami ‘Allahu Liman Hamedah”

Translation:

ALLAH listens to him who Praises HIM.

2.2.3. And when you stand straight completely [your sight should be back again and pinned at the place (where your forehead will be at while you will prostrate)] then say-

(H) [Tahmeed]

رَبَّنَـا َلَكَ الْحَمْدُ

Pronunciation:

“Rabbana Lakal-Hamd”

Translation:

O’ our SUSTAINER! All Praise is due to YOU Alone.

2.2.4. Stand for few seconds and then go for first (I) [Sajdah] saying-

(A3) [Taqbeer]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

2.3. Position 3 [Sajdah/Prostrate]:

2.3.1. Prostrate in such manner that first the knees should be placed on the ground then the hands and thereafter the nose and the forehead be placed firmly between both the hands.

2.3.2. The arms should be off the sides, the belly aloof from the thighs and the thighs apart from the calves. All the toes of both the feet should be set firmly on the ground facing Qiblah. Palms should rest on the ground with the fingers close together pointing towards the Qiblah. And the sight pinned towards the nose.

(I1) [Sajdah/Prostrate] In this position say 3/5/7 time [at least thrice]

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّىَ الأَ عْلَى

Pronunciation:

“Subhaana Rabbiyal ‘Alaa”

Translation:

I am declaring the Glory of my OWNER, the MOST HIGH.

2.3.3. Then you should rise reciting-

(A4) [Taqbeer]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

2.3.4. And sit in (J) [Jalsah]

2.3.4.1. Raise first your head then the hands and then sit upright with your left foot under you and the right foot standings (resting on the insides of the toes facing Qiblah).

2.3.4.2. You should put your palms on the thighs near the knees with fingers facing the Qiblah and the fingers remain close together. And sight pinned on the lap. Then you should recite-

(J) [Jalsah/ Sitting posture between two Prostrations]

اَللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِيْ

Pronunciation:

“Allahummag Firlee”

Translation:

O’ ALLAH! Forgive me.

2.3.5. Then you should go for second (I) [Sajdah] like first one reciting-

(A5) [Taqbeer]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

(I2) [Sajdah/Prostrate] In this position say 3/5/7 time [at least thrice]

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّىَ الأَ عْلَى

Pronunciation:

“Subhaana Rabbiyal ‘Alaa”

Translation:

I am declaring the Glory of my OWNER, the MOST HIGH.

2.3.6. After having observed second [Sajdah]. Then you should rise reciting-

(A6) [Taqbeer]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

2.3.7. And sit in.

2.3.7.1. Raise first your head then the hands and then sit upright with your left foot under you and the right foot standings (resting on the insides of the toes facing Qiblah).

2.3.7.2. You should put your palms on the thighs near the knees with fingers facing the Qiblah and the fingers remain close together. And sight pinned on the lap.

2.3.8. In this posture these prayers are to be recited-

(K) [Tashah-hud]

اَلتَّحِيَّاتُ لِلَّهِ وَالصَّلَوَاتُ وَالطَّيِبَاتُ اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَاالنَّبِيُّ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْنَا وَ عَلَى عِبَادِ اللهِ الصَّالِحِيْنَ

اَشْهَدُ اَنْ لاَّ اِلَهَ اِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَاَشْهَدُ اَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُوْلُهُ

Pronunciation:

“Attta-hee-yaatu Lillaahi was-Salawaatu wat-Taie-yi-baatu As-Salaamu ‘Alaika Aie-yu-han Nabeeyu wa Rahmatul Laahi wa Barakaatu

As-Salaamu ‘Alaienaa wa ‘Alaa ‘Ibaadil Laahis-Saaleheen

Aashhadu Allaa Ilaaha Illal-Laahu wa Aashhadu Aanna Muhammadan ‘Abduhu wa Rasulu”

Translation:

O’ ALLAH! YOU Alone deserve all Veneration, Worship and Glory. O Prophet! Peace be on you and the Mercy of ALLAH and HIS Blessings,

Peace be upon us and on righteous servants of ALLAH.

I bear witness that none is worthy of Worship except ALLAH and I bear witness that Muhammad is HIS servant and Messenger.

2.3.8.1. [When reciting reached the word “Aashhadu Allaa” raise the index finger of the right hand (join the long finger with the thumb to make a circle with the little and ring fingers bent towards the palm and the palms on the thighs near the knees with fingers facing the Qiblah) and lower the index finger when reciting reached the word “Illal-Laahu” and then let all the fingers rest straight like that of the left hand (Left hand: palms on the thighs near the knees with fingers facing the Qiblah and the fingers remain close together).]

2.3.9. After completing the ‘Tashah-hud’ stressing on your tiptoes and placing hands on the knees then stand (do not use your hand on the ground for support except for any disability). You should stand reciting-

(A7) [Taqbeer]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

2.3.10. Now, you are entering in third Rakat.

 

3. 3rd Rakat

3.1. Position 1 [Qiyam]: Recite -

(D1) [Tasmiyah]

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Pronunciation

“Bismillahi arrahmani arraheem”

Translation

In the Name of ALLAH, the ENTIRELY MERCIFUL, the ESPECIALLY MERCIFUL.

(E) Surat Al-Fatihah (The Opener) - سورة الفاتحة

1:2

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

Pronunciation

Alhamdu lillahi rabbi alAAalameen

Translation

[All] Praise is [due] to ALLAH, LORD of the worlds -

1:3

الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Pronunciation

Arrahmani arraheem

Translation

The ENTIRELY MERCIFUL, the ESPECIALLY MERCIFUL,

1:4

مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ

Pronunciation

Maliki yawmi addeen

Translation

SOVEREIGN of the Day of Recompense.

1:5

إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ

Pronunciation

Iyyaka naAAbudu wa-iyyaka nastaAAeen

Translation

It is YOU we Worship and YOU we ask for help.

1:6

اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ

Pronunciation

Ihdina assirata almustaqeem

Translation

Guide us to the straight path -

1:7

صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ

Pronunciation

Sirata allatheena anAAamta AAalayhim ghayri almaghdoobi AAalayhim wala addalleen

Translation

The path of those upon whom YOU have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [YOUR] anger or of those who are astray.

“Aameen”

[Accept our invocation]

3.1.1. Pause and then recite-

(D2) [Tasmiyah] “Bismillahi arrahmani arraheem” again and then add any ‘Surah’ (Verses from The HOLY QUR’AN; (e.g. 108.Surat Al-Kawthar (The Abundance) – سورة الكوثر)). Then you should go into (F) [Rukuu/Bow] saying-

(A2) [Taqbeer]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

3.2. Position 2 [Rukuu/Bow]:

3.2.1. Bow down placing hands on the knees with the fingers well-spread thereon and grasp the knees. The back and the head should be straight in level and the sight pinned on to the toes.

(F) [Rukuu/Bow] In this posture say 3/5/7 time [at least thrice]

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّىَ الْعَظِيْمِ

Pronunciation:

“Subhaana Rabbiyal Azeem”

Translation:

I am narrating the Glory of my GREAT PROTECTOR.

3.2.2. Then stand reciting-

(G) [Tasmee]

سَمِعَ اللَّهُ لِمَنْ حَمِدَه

Pronunciation:

“Saami ‘Allahu Liman Hamedah”

Translation:

ALLAH listens to him who Praises HIM.

3.2.3. And when you stand straight completely [your sight should be back again and pinned at the place (where your forehead will be at while you will prostrate)] then say-

(H) [Tahmeed]

رَبَّنَـا َلَكَ الْحَمْدُ

Pronunciation:

“Rabbana Lakal-Hamd”

Translation:

O’ our SUSTAINER! All Praise is due to YOU Alone.

3.2.4. Stand for few seconds and then go for first (I) [Sajdah] saying-

(A3) [Taqbeer]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

3.3. Position 3 [Sajdah/Prostrate]:

3.3.1. Prostrate in such manner that first the knees should be placed on the ground then the hands and thereafter the nose and the forehead be placed firmly between both the hands.

3.3.2. The arms should be off the sides, the belly aloof from the thighs and the thighs apart from the calves. All the toes of both the feet should be set firmly on the ground facing Qiblah. Palms should rest on the ground with the fingers close together pointing towards the Qiblah. And the sight pinned towards the nose.

(I1) [Sajdah/Prostrate] In this position say 3/5/7 time [at least thrice]

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّىَ الأَ عْلَى

Pronunciation:

“Subhaana Rabbiyal ‘Alaa”

Translation:

I am declaring the Glory of my OWNER, the MOST HIGH.

3.3.3. Then you should rise reciting-

(A4) [Taqbeer]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

3.3.4. And sit in (J) [Jalsah]

3.3.4.1. Raise first your head then the hands and then sit upright with your left foot under you and the right foot standings (resting on the insides of the toes facing Qiblah).

3.3.4.2. You should put your palms on the thighs near the knees with fingers facing the Qiblah and the fingers remain close together. And sight pinned on the lap. Then you should recite-

(J) [Jalsah/ Sitting posture between two Prostrations]

اَللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِيْ

Pronunciation:

“Allahummag Firlee”

Translation:

O’ ALLAH! Forgive me.

3.3.5. Then you should go for second (I) [Sajdah] like first one reciting-

(A5) [Taqbeer]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

(I2) [Sajdah/Prostrate] In this position say 3/5/7 time [at least thrice]

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّىَ الأَ عْلَى

Pronunciation:

“Subhaana Rabbiyal ‘Alaa”

Translation:

I am declaring the Glory of my OWNER, the MOST HIGH.

3.3.6. After having observed second [Sajdah]. Stressing on your tiptoes and placing hands on the knees then stand (do not use your hand on the ground for support except for any disability). You should stand reciting-

(A6) [Taqbeer]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

3.3.7. Now, you are entering in last Rakat.

 

4. 4th Rakat

4.1. Position 1 [Qiyam]: Recite -

(D1) [Tasmiyah]

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Pronunciation

“Bismillahi arrahmani arraheem”

Translation

In the Name of ALLAH, the ENTIRELY MERCIFUL, the ESPECIALLY MERCIFUL.

(E) Surat Al-Fatihah (The Opener) - سورة الفاتحة

12

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

Pronunciation

Alhamdu lillahi rabbi alAAalameen

Translation

[All] Praise is [due] to ALLAH, LORD of the worlds -

1:3

الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Pronunciation

Arrahmani arraheem

Translation

The ENTIRELY MERCIFUL, the ESPECIALLY MERCIFUL,

1:4

مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ

Pronunciation

Maliki yawmi addeen

Translation

SOVEREIGN of the Day of Recompense.

1:5

إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ

Pronunciation

Iyyaka naAAbudu wa-iyyaka nastaAAeen

Translation

It is YOU we Worship and YOU we ask for help.

1:6

اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ

Pronunciation

Ihdina assirata almustaqeem

Translation

Guide us to the straight path -

1:7

صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ

Pronunciation

Sirata allatheena anAAamta AAalayhim ghayri almaghdoobi AAalayhim wala addalleen

Translation

The path of those upon whom YOU have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [YOUR] anger or of those who are astray.

“Aameen”

[Accept our invocation]

4.1.1. Pause and then recite-

(D2) [Tasmiyah] “Bismillahi arrahmani arraheem” again and then add any ‘Surah’ (Verses from The HOLY QUR’AN; (e.g. 112.Surat Al-’Ikhlāş (The Sincerity) – سورة الإخلاص)). Then you should go into (F) [Rukuu/Bow] saying-

(A2) [Taqbeer]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

4.2. Position 2 [Rukuu/Bow]:

4.2.1. Bow down placing hands on the knees with the fingers well-spread thereon and grasp the knees. The back and the head should be straight in level and the sight pinned on to the toes.

(F) [Rukuu/Bow] In this posture say 3/5/7 time [at least thrice]

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّىَ الْعَظِيْمِ

Pronunciation:

“Subhaana Rabbiyal Azeem”

Translation:

I am narrating the Glory of my GREAT PROTECTOR.

4.2.2. Then stand reciting-

(G) [Tasmee]

سَمِعَ اللَّهُ لِمَنْ حَمِدَه

Pronunciation:

“Saami ‘Allahu Liman Hamedah”

Translation:

ALLAH listens to him who Praises HIM.

4.2.3. And when you stand straight completely [your sight should be back again and pinned at the place (where your forehead will be at while you will prostrate)] then say-

(H) [Tahmeed]

رَبَّنَـا َلَكَ الْحَمْدُ

Pronunciation:

“Rabbana Lakal-Hamd”

Translation:

O’ our SUSTAINER! All Praise is due to YOU Alone.

4.2.4. Stand for few seconds and then go for first (I) [Sajdah] saying-

(A3) [Taqbeer]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

4.3. Position 3 [Sajdah/Prostrate]:

4.3.1. Prostrate in such manner that first the knees should be placed on the ground then the hands and thereafter the nose and the forehead be placed firmly between both the hands.

4.3.2. The arms should be off the sides, the belly aloof from the thighs and the thighs apart from the calves. All the toes of both the feet should be set firmly on the ground facing Qiblah. Palms should rest on the ground with the fingers close together pointing towards the Qiblah. And the sight pinned towards the nose.

(I1) [Sajdah/Prostrate] In this position say 3/5/7 time [at least thrice]

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّىَ الأَ عْلَى

Pronunciation:

“Subhaana Rabbiyal ‘Alaa”

Translation:

I am declaring the Glory of my OWNER, the MOST HIGH.

4.3.3. Then you should rise reciting-

(A4) [Taqbeer]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

4.3.4. And sit in (J) [Jalsah]

4.3.4.1. Raise first your head then the hands and then sit upright with your left foot under you and the right foot standings (resting on the insides of the toes facing Qiblah).

4.3.4.2. You should put your palms on the thighs near the knees with fingers facing the Qiblah and the fingers remain close together. And sight pinned on the lap. Then you should recite-

(J) [Jalsah/ Sitting posture between two Prostrations]

اَللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِيْ

Pronunciation:

“Allahummag Firlee”

Translation:

O’ ALLAH! Forgive me.

4.3.5. Then you should go for second (I) [Sajdah] like first one reciting-

(A5) [Taqbeer]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

(I2) [Sajdah/Prostrate] In this position say 3/5/7 time [at least thrice]

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّىَ الأَ عْلَى

Pronunciation:

“Subhaana Rabbiyal ‘Alaa”

Translation:

I am declaring the Glory of my OWNER, the MOST HIGH.

4.3.6. After having observed second [Sajdah]. Then you should rise reciting-

(A6) [Taqbeer]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

4.3.7. And sit in.

4.3.7.1. Raise first your head then the hands and then sit upright with your left foot under you and the right foot standings (resting on the insides of the toes facing Qiblah).

4.3.7.2. You should put your palms on the thighs near the knees with fingers facing the Qiblah and the fingers remain close together. And sight pinned on the lap.

4.3.8. In this posture these prayers are to be recited-

(K) [Tashah-hud]

اَلتَّحِيَّاتُ لِلَّهِ وَالصَّلَوَاتُ وَالطَّيِبَاتُ اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَاالنَّبِيُّ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْنَا وَ عَلَى عِبَادِ اللهِ الصَّالِحِيْنَ

اَشْهَدُ اَنْ لاَّ اِلَهَ اِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَاَشْهَدُ اَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُوْلُهُ

Pronunciation:

“Attta-hee-yaatu Lillaahi was-Salawaatu wat-Taie-yi-baatu As-Salaamu ‘Alaika Aie-yu-han Nabeeyu wa Rahmatul Laahi wa Barakaatu

As-Salaamu ‘Alaienaa wa ‘Alaa ‘Ibaadil Laahis-Saaleheen

Aashhadu Allaa Ilaaha Illal-Laahu wa Aashhadu Aanna Muhammadan ‘Abduhu wa Rasulu”

Translation:

O’ ALLAH! YOU Alone deserve all Veneration, Worship and Glory. O Prophet! Peace be on you and the Mercy of ALLAH and HIS Blessings,

Peace be upon us and on righteous servants of ALLAH.

I bear witness that none is worthy of Worship except ALLAH and I bear witness that Muhammad is HIS servant and Messenger.

4.3.8.1. [When reciting reached the word “Aashhadu Allaa” raise the index finger of the right hand (join the long finger with the thumb to make a circle with the little and ring fingers bent towards the palm and the palms on the thighs near the knees with fingers facing the Qiblah) and lower the index finger when reciting reached the word “Illal-Laahu” and then let all the fingers rest straight like that of the left hand (Left hand: palms on the thighs near the knees with fingers facing the Qiblah and the fingers remain close together).]

4.3.9. After completing the ‘Tashah-hud’ pause for a second and then start reciting-

(L) [Durood-E- Ibraaheemi]

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ كَمَـا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَى اِبْرَاهِيْمَ وَعَلَى آلِ اِبْرَاهِيْمَ اِنَّكَ حَمِيْدٌ مَّجِيْدٌ

اَللَّهُمَّ بَـارِكْ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ كَمَـا بَـاَرَكْتَ عَلَى اِبْرَاهِيْمَ وَعَلَى آلِ اِبْرَاهِيْمَ اِنَّكَ حَمِيْدٌ مَّجِيْدٌ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuumma Saalle ‘Alaa Muhammadin wa ‘Alaa Aale Muhammadin Kamaa Sallaietaa ‘Alaa Ibraaheema wa ‘Alaa Aale Ibraahema Innaka Hamee-dum Maajiid

Allahumma Barek ‘Alaa Muhammadin wa ‘Alaa Aale Muhammadin Kamaa Baarakata ‘Alaa Ibraaheema wa ‘Alaa Aale Ibraaheema Innaka Hamee-dum Maajiid”

Translation:

O’ ALLAH, let YOUR Peace come upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as YOU have brought Peace to Ibrahim and his family. Truly, YOU are PRAISEWORTHY and GLORIOUS.

O’ ALLAH, Bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as YOU have Blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, YOU are PRAISEWORTHY and GLORIOUS.

4.3.10. After completing the ‘Durood-E- Ibraaheemi’ pause for a second and then start reciting-

(M) [Du’aa Mashura]

اَللهُمَّ اِنِّىْ ظَلَمْتُ نَفْسِْ ظُلْماً كَشِيْرًا وَّلاَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوْبَ اِلآَّ انْتَ فَاغْفِرْ لِىْ مَغْفِرَةً مِّنْ عِنْدِكَ وَارْحَمْنِىْ اِنَّـكَ اَنْتَ الْغَفُوْرُ الرَّحِيْمُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahumma Innii Zalamtu Nafsee Zulman Kaseeran wa Laa Yaghfirur-Zunooba Illaa Anta Faghfirlee Maghfiratam Meen ‘Indika Warhamnee Innaka Antal Ghafurur Raheem”

Translation:

O’ ALLAH! I have oppressed my soul and undoubtedly there in no forgiver of sins but YOU Alone. O’ ALLAH! Forgive me and have Mercy on me. Undoubtedly, YOU are the MOST FORGIVING and the MOST MERCIFUL.

4.4. Position 4 [Taslim/Salutation at the end of prayer]:

4.4.1. Then complete the prayer by first turning the face to the right above the shoulder [and sight as far as it goes] saying-

(N) [Taslim/Salutation at the end of prayer]

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ

Pronunciation:

“Assaalaamu ‘Alaykum wa-Rahmatul Laah”

Translation:

Peace be upon you and Mercy of ALLAH.

4.4.2. And then second turning the face to the left above the shoulder [and sight as far as it goes] saying-

(N) [Taslim/Salutation at the end of prayer]

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ

Pronunciation:

“Assaalaamu ‘Alaykum wa-Rahmatul Laah”

Translation:

Peace be upon you and Mercy of ALLAH.

May ALLAH Bless you; your “4 Rakat Prayer” is completed.

 

Performing 4 Rakat Fard (Obligatory) Prayer by Following the Leads of Imam

1. The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “The Imam is (appointed) to be followed. So do not differ from him, bow when he bows, and say, “Rabbana-lakal hamd” if he says “Sami’a-l-lahu Liman hamida”; and if he prostrates, prostrate (after him), and if he prays sitting, pray sitting all together, and straighten the rows for the prayer, as the straightening of the rows is amongst those things which make your prayer a correct and perfect one.

(Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 11: Call to Prayers (Adhaan), Number 689)

2. Everyone who comes to perform the prayer should stand and straighten the rows for the prayer hearing “Haiya ‘Alas-salah” in Iqama. To know Iqama (Call for the Commencement of Prayer) in Mosque. Visit if you need to know===} A Translation of the Adhaan/Call to Prayer/Azaan

3. When you listen ‘(E) Surat Al-Fatihah (The Opener)’ say ‘Aameen’ at the end of ‘Surat Al-Fatihah’.

4. The word of Salah/Prayer which you (i.e. Muqtadi) will recite; shall not recite it loudly. That means all the word of Salah/Prayer of Muqtadi must be recited silently. In addition, all the performance of Muqtadi must be performed after the Imam had performed.

5. In the case of ‘Salat-ul-Jumua (Friday Community Prayer), Salat-ul-Fajr (The Morning Prayer), Salat-ul-Maghrib (The Evening Prayer), Salat-ul-lsha (The Night Prayer) Imam must recite the word of Salah/Prayer (i.e. ‘(E) Surat Al-Fatihah (The Opener)’ and other ‘Surah’ that which has to add in 1st and 2nd Rakat of ‘Fard prayer’) loudly. However, in ‘Salat-ul-Zuhr (The Noon Prayer), Salat-ul-Asr (The Afternoon Prayer)’ Imam must recite the prayer (i.e. ‘(E) Surat Al-Fatihah (The Opener)’ and other ‘Surah’ that which has to add in 1st and 2nd Rakat of ‘Fard prayer’) silently. Moreover, in 3rd and final Rakat of ‘Fard prayer’ Imam has to recite recite the word of Salah/Prayer (i.e. ‘(E) Surat Al-Fatihah (The Opener)’) silently and must not add any ‘Surah’ after ‘(E) Surat Al-Fatihah (The Opener)’ whichever ‘Fard Prayer’ Imam is performing.

6. However, the word of Salah/Prayer [i.e. (A1)'Taqbeer-e-Tahreema’, (A) [Taqbeer], (G) [Tasmee], (N) [Taslim/Salutation at the end of prayer]] must recite loudly nomatter whichever ‘Fard Prayer’ Imam is performing. Moreover, the word of Salah/Prayer [i.e. (B) [Sanaa], (C) [Ta'awuz], (D) [Tasmiyah], (F) [Rukuu/Bow], (H) [Tahmeed], (I) [Sajdah/Prostrate], (J) [Jalsah/ Sitting posture between two Prostrations], (K) [Tashah-hud], (L) [Durood-E- Ibraaheemi], (M) [Du’aa Mashura]] must recite silently nomatter whichever ‘Fard Prayer’ Imam is performing.

7. While Imam is perorming the (F) [Rukuu/Bow] Muqtadi may join in prayer by joining the rows of other Muqtadis for the prayer by joining that (F) [Rukuu/Bow] with Imam.

8. If Muqtadi miss any ‘Rakat’ of the prayer (i.e. fail to join with Imam in prayer until the (F) [Rukuu/Bow] been performed by the Imam on that ‘Rakat’ of the prayer it consider as Muqtadi had missed that ‘Rakat’ of the prayer). If it occurs, Muqtadi has to wait until Imam raised from having observed the second [Sajdah/Prostrate] and then Muqtadi has to join in prayer with Imam (i.e. If Imam is in sitting postion after having observed second [Sajdah/Prostrate] as it was 2nd or final ‘Rakat’ of the prayer Muqtadi has to join in prayer with Imam in sitting postion and has to recite only (K) [Tashah-hud] nothing else in sitting postion and follow the Imam; but if Imam is in standing postion after having observed second [Sajdah/Prostrate] as it was 1st or 3rd ‘Rakat’ of the prayer Muqtadi has to join in prayer with Imam in standing postion while Imam raised from having observerd second [Sajdah/Prostrate] and follow the Imam). When Imam conclude the prayer with (N) [Taslim/Salutation at the end of prayer] (i.e. Turing the face towards left as for final (N) Taslim/Salutation at the end of prayer) on that Muqtadi will not perform (N) [Taslim/Salutation at the end of prayer] rather Muqtadi will rise up and complete the remaining ‘Rakat’ of the prayer which Muqtadi had missed and then in final ‘Rakat’ of the prayer Muqtadi will conclude the prayer with (N) [Taslim/Salutation at the end of prayer] as usual.

9. If Muqtadi miss any ‘Rakat’ of the prayer then Muqtadi will just recite in sitting postion the word of Salah/Prayer [i.e. (K) [Tashah-hud]]. Muqtadi will not recite in sitting postion the word of Salah/Prayer [i.e. (L) [Durood-E- Ibraaheemi], (M) [Du’aa Mashura]] even if it is final Rakat’ of the prayer lead by Imam, rather until Muqtadi reach his/her final ‘Rakat’ of the prayer then Muqtadi must recite all the word of Salah/Prayer that has to recite in final ‘Rakat’ of the prayer as usual [i.e. (K) [Tashah-hud], (L) [Durood-E- Ibraaheemi], (M) [Du’aa Mashura], (N) [Taslim/Salutation at the end of prayer]] and complete the prayer.

 

1. 1st Rakat

1.1. Position 1 [Qiyam]:

1.1.1. You have to make your own intention (Niyat) which is slightly different from the intention (Niyat) which you usually do when you perform prayer alone; because now you are following the leads of Imam in prayer; after making the intention (Niyat) when you heard the Imam saying-

(A1) [Taqbeer] [Note: After making the intention it’s called ‘Taqbeer-e-Tahreema’]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Imam will recite- Loudly]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

1.1.2. You should raise your both hands up to the lobes of the ears in such a way that the palms face the Qiblah and that the fingers remain in their normal condition (neither separated nor close together) and then bring them down and put them just above your navel. Fold them as- the right hand should be placed on the wrist of the left hand with the thumb and the little finger encircling the wrist and the remaining three fingers resting on it. Your sight should be remained pinned at the place (where your forehead will be at while you will prostrate). In this position the following prayers words are recited-

(B) [Sanaa]

[Note: Will recite by – Both. Both will recite- Silently. After reciting it you should keep quiet and listen to the Imam]

سُبْحَا نَكَ اللَّهُمَّ وَ بِحَمْدِكَ وَتَبَارَكَ اسْمُكَ وَتَعَالَى جَدُّكَ وَلاَ إِلَهَ غَيْرُكَ

Pronunciation:

“Subhaana Kal-Laahumma wa Bi-Hamdika wa Tabaarakasmuka wa Ta’ala Jadduka Walaa Ilaaha Ghaie-ruk”

Translation:

All Glory is due to YOU, O’ ALLAH! And all Praise is due to YOU, and YOUR Name is the Most Blessed, and YOUR Majesty is Highly Exalted and there is none worthy of Worship except YOU.

(C) [Ta'awuz]

[Note: Will recite by – the Imam] [Imam will recite- Silently]

اَعُوْذُ باِللهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَنِ الرَّ خِيْمِ

Pronunciation:

“A’oozu Billaahi Minash Shaietaa-nir Rajeem”

Translation:

I seek refuge with ALLAH from the accursed devil.

(D1) [Tasmiyah]

[Note: Will recite by – the Imam] [Imam will recite- Silently]

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Pronunciation

“Bismillahi arrahmani arraheem”

Translation

In the Name of ALLAH, the ENTIRELY MERCIFUL, the ESPECIALLY MERCIFUL.

(E) Surat Al-Fatihah (The Opener) - سورة الفاتحة

[Note: Will recite by – the Imam] [Imam will recite- Loudly/Silently (i.e. Differs in exceptional cases as mentioned)]

1:2

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

Pronunciation

Alhamdu lillahi rabbi alAAalameen

Translation

[All] Praise is [due] to ALLAH, LORD of the worlds -

1:3

الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Pronunciation

Arrahmani arraheem

Translation

The ENTIRELY MERCIFUL, the ESPECIALLY MERCIFUL,

1:4

مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ

Pronunciation

Maliki yawmi addeen

Translation

SOVEREIGN of the Day of Recompense.

1:5

إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ

Pronunciation

Iyyaka naAAbudu wa-iyyaka nastaAAeen

Translation

It is YOU we Worship and YOU we ask for help.

1:6

اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ

Pronunciation

Ihdina assirata almustaqeem

Translation

Guide us to the straight path -

1:7

صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ

Pronunciation

Sirata allatheena anAAamta AAalayhim ghayri almaghdoobi AAalayhim wala addalleen

Translation

The path of those upon whom YOU have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [YOUR] anger or of those who are astray.

1.1.3. [Note: Will recite by – Both silently. After completion of ‘(E) Surat Al-Fatihah (The Opener)’]

“Aameen”

[Accept our invocation]

1.1.4. [Note: Will recite by – the Imam] [Imam will recite- Loudly/Silently (i.e. Differs in exceptional cases as mentioned)]

 ‘Surah’ (Verses from The HOLY QUR’AN). Then you should go into (F) [Rukuu/Bow] when you heard the Imam saying-

(A2) [Taqbeer]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Imam will recite- Loudly]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

1.2. Position 2 [Rukuu/Bow]:

1.2.1. Bow down placing hands on the knees with the fingers well-spread thereon and grasp the knees. The back and the head should be straight in level and the sight pinned on to the toes.

(F) [Rukuu/Bow] In this posture say 3/5/7 time [at least thrice]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Both will recite- Silently]

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّىَ الْعَظِيْمِ

Pronunciation:

“Subhaana Rabbiyal Azeem”

Translation:

I am narrating the Glory of my GREAT PROTECTOR.

1.2.2. Then stand when you heard the Imam reciting-

(G) [Tasmee]

[Note: Will recite by – the Imam] [Imam will recite- Loudly]

سَمِعَ اللَّهُ لِمَنْ حَمِدَه

Pronunciation:

“Saami ‘Allahu Liman Hamedah”

Translation:

ALLAH listens to him who Praises HIM.

1.2.3. And when you stand straight completely [your sight should be back again and pinned at the place (where your forehead will be at while you will prostrate)] then say-

(H) [Tahmeed]

[Note: Will recite by – Muqtadi] [Will recite- Loudly/Silently (i.e. Differs if the Imam’s (G) Tasmee does not reach to the hear of Muqtadi in final rows)]

رَبَّنَـا َلَكَ الْحَمْدُ

Pronunciation:

“Rabbana Lakal-Hamd”

Translation:

O’ our SUSTAINER! All Praise is due to YOU Alone.

1.2.4. Then go for first (I) [Sajdah] when you heard the Imam saying-

(A3) [Taqbeer]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Imam will recite- Loudly]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

1.3. Position 3 [Sajdah/Prostrate]:

1.3.1. Prostrate in such manner that first the knees should be placed on the ground then the hands and thereafter the nose and the forehead be placed firmly between both the hands.

1.3.2. The arms should be off the sides, the belly aloof from the thighs and the thighs apart from the calves. All the toes of both the feet should be set firmly on the ground facing Qiblah. Palms should rest on the ground with the fingers close together pointing towards the Qiblah. And the sight pinned towards the nose.

(I1) [Sajdah/Prostrate] In this position say 3/5/7 time [at least thrice]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Both will recite- Silently]

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّىَ الأَ عْلَى

Pronunciation:

“Subhaana Rabbiyal ‘Alaa”

Translation:

I am declaring the Glory of my OWNER, the MOST HIGH.

1.3.3. Then you should rise when you heard the Imam reciting-

(A4) [Taqbeer]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Imam will recite- Loudly]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

1.3.4. And sit in (J) [Jalsah]

1.3.4.1. Raise first your head then the hands and then sit upright with your left foot under you and the right foot standings (resting on the insides of the toes facing Qiblah).

1.3.4.2. You should put your palms on the thighs near the knees with fingers facing the Qiblah and the fingers remain close together. And sight pinned on the lap. Then you should recite-

(J) [Jalsah/ Sitting posture between two Prostrations]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Both will recite- Silently]

اَللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِيْ

Pronunciation:

“Allahummag Firlee”

Translation:

O’ ALLAH! Forgive me.

1.3.5. Then you should go for second (I) [Sajdah] like first one when you heard the Imam reciting-

(A5) [Taqbeer]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Imam will recite- Loudly]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

(I2) [Sajdah/Prostrate] In this position say 3/5/7 time [at least thrice]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Both will recite- Silently]

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّىَ الأَ عْلَى

Pronunciation:

“Subhaana Rabbiyal ‘Alaa”

Translation:

I am declaring the Glory of my OWNER, the MOST HIGH.

1.3.6. After having observed second [Sajdah]. Stressing on your tiptoes and placing hands on the knees then stand (do not use your hand on the ground for support except for any disability). You should stand when you heard the Imam reciting-

(A6) [Taqbeer]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Imam will recite- Loudly]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

1.3.7. Now, you are entering in second Rakat.

 

2. 2nd Rakat

2.1. Position 1 [Qiyam]: Recite -

(D1) [Tasmiyah]

[Note: Will recite by – the Imam] [Imam will recite- Silently]

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Pronunciation

“Bismillahi arrahmani arraheem”

Translation

In the Name of ALLAH, the ENTIRELY MERCIFUL, the ESPECIALLY MERCIFUL.

(E) Surat Al-Fatihah (The Opener) - سورة الفاتحة

[Note: Will recite by – the Imam] [Imam will recite- Loudly/Silently (i.e. Differs in exceptional cases as mentioned)]

1:2

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

Pronunciation

Alhamdu lillahi rabbi alAAalameen

Translation

[All] Praise is [due] to ALLAH, LORD of the worlds -

1:3

الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Pronunciation

Arrahmani arraheem

Translation

The ENTIRELY MERCIFUL, the ESPECIALLY MERCIFUL,

1:4

مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ

Pronunciation

Maliki yawmi addeen

Translation

SOVEREIGN of the Day of Recompense.

1:5

إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ

Pronunciation

Iyyaka naAAbudu wa-iyyaka nastaAAeen

Translation

It is YOU we Worship and YOU we ask for help.

1:6

اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ

Pronunciation

Ihdina assirata almustaqeem

Translation

Guide us to the straight path -

1:7

صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ

Pronunciation

Sirata allatheena anAAamta AAalayhim ghayri almaghdoobi AAalayhim wala addalleen

Translation

The path of those upon whom YOU have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [YOUR] anger or of those who are astray.

2.1.1. [Note: Will recite by – Both silently. After completion of ‘(E) Surat Al-Fatihah (The Opener)’]

“Aameen”

[Accept our invocation]

2.1.2. [Note: Will recite by – the Imam] [Imam will recite- Loudly/Silently (i.e. Differs in exceptional cases as mentioned)]

‘Surah’ (Verses from The HOLY QUR’AN). Then you should go into (F) [Rukuu/Bow] when you heard the Imam saying-

(A2) [Taqbeer]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Imam will recite- Loudly]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

2.2. Position 2 [Rukuu/Bow]:

2.2.1. Bow down placing hands on the knees with the fingers well-spread thereon and grasp the knees. The back and the head should be straight in level and the sight pinned on to the toes.

(F) [Rukuu/Bow] In this posture say 3/5/7 time [at least thrice]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Both will recite- Silently]

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّىَ الْعَظِيْمِ

Pronunciation:

“Subhaana Rabbiyal Azeem”

Translation:

I am narrating the Glory of my GREAT PROTECTOR.

2.2.2. Then stand when you heard the Imam reciting-

(G) [Tasmee]

[Note: Will recite by – the Imam] [Imam will recite- Loudly]

سَمِعَ اللَّهُ لِمَنْ حَمِدَه

Pronunciation:

“Saami ‘Allahu Liman Hamedah”

Translation:

ALLAH listens to him who Praises HIM.

2.2.3. And when you stand straight completely [your sight should be back again and pinned at the place (where your forehead will be at while you will prostrate)] then say-

(H) [Tahmeed]

[Note: Will recite by – Muqtadi] [Will recite- Loudly/Silently (i.e. Differs if the Imam’s (G) Tasmee does not reach to the hear of Muqtadi in final rows)]

رَبَّنَـا َلَكَ الْحَمْدُ

Pronunciation:

“Rabbana Lakal-Hamd”

Translation:

O’ our SUSTAINER! All Praise is due to YOU Alone.

2.2.4. Then go for first (I) [Sajdah] when you heard the Imam saying-

(A3) [Taqbeer]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Imam will recite- Loudly]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

2.3. Position 3 [Sajdah/Prostrate]:

2.3.1. Prostrate in such manner that first the knees should be placed on the ground then the hands and thereafter the nose and the forehead be placed firmly between both the hands.

2.3.2. The arms should be off the sides, the belly aloof from the thighs and the thighs apart from the calves. All the toes of both the feet should be set firmly on the ground facing Qiblah. Palms should rest on the ground with the fingers close together pointing towards the Qiblah. And the sight pinned towards the nose.

(I1) [Sajdah/Prostrate] In this position say 3/5/7 time [at least thrice]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Both will recite- Silently]

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّىَ الأَ عْلَى

Pronunciation:

“Subhaana Rabbiyal ‘Alaa”

Translation:

I am declaring the Glory of my OWNER, the MOST HIGH.

2.3.3. Then you should rise when you heard the Imam reciting-

(A4) [Taqbeer]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Imam will recite- Loudly]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

2.3.4. And sit in (J) [Jalsah]

2.3.4.1. Raise first your head then the hands and then sit upright with your left foot under you and the right foot standings (resting on the insides of the toes facing Qiblah).

2.3.4.2. You should put your palms on the thighs near the knees with fingers facing the Qiblah and the fingers remain close together. And sight pinned on the lap. Then you should recite-

(J) [Jalsah/ Sitting posture between two Prostrations]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Both will recite- Silently]

اَللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِيْ

Pronunciation:

“Allahummag Firlee”

Translation:

O’ ALLAH! Forgive me.

2.3.5. Then you should go for second (I) [Sajdah] like first one when you heard the Imam reciting-

(A5) [Taqbeer]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Imam will recite- Loudly]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

(I2) [Sajdah/Prostrate] In this position say 3/5/7 time [at least thrice]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Both will recite- Silently]

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّىَ الأَ عْلَى

Pronunciation:

“Subhaana Rabbiyal ‘Alaa”

Translation:

I am declaring the Glory of my OWNER, the MOST HIGH.

2.3.6. After having observed second [Sajdah]. Then you should rise when you heard the Imam reciting-

(A6) [Taqbeer]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Imam will recite- Loudly]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

2.3.7. And sit in.

2.3.7.1. Raise first your head then the hands and then sit upright with your left foot under you and the right foot standings (resting on the insides of the toes facing Qiblah).

2.3.7.2. You should put your palms on the thighs near the knees with fingers facing the Qiblah and the fingers remain close together. And sight pinned on the lap.

2.3.8. In this posture these prayers are to be recited-

(K) [Tashah-hud]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Both will recite- Silently]

اَلتَّحِيَّاتُ لِلَّهِ وَالصَّلَوَاتُ وَالطَّيِبَاتُ اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَاالنَّبِيُّ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْنَا وَ عَلَى عِبَادِ اللهِ الصَّالِحِيْنَ

اَشْهَدُ اَنْ لاَّ اِلَهَ اِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَاَشْهَدُ اَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُوْلُهُ

Pronunciation:

“Attta-hee-yaatu Lillaahi was-Salawaatu wat-Taie-yi-baatu As-Salaamu ‘Alaika Aie-yu-han Nabeeyu wa Rahmatul Laahi wa Barakaatu

As-Salaamu ‘Alaienaa wa ‘Alaa ‘Ibaadil Laahis-Saaleheen

Aashhadu Allaa Ilaaha Illal-Laahu wa Aashhadu Aanna Muhammadan ‘Abduhu wa Rasulu”

Translation:

O’ ALLAH! YOU Alone deserve all Veneration, Worship and Glory. O Prophet! Peace be on you and the Mercy of ALLAH and HIS Blessings,

Peace be upon us and on righteous servants of ALLAH.

I bear witness that none is worthy of Worship except ALLAH and I bear witness that Muhammad is HIS servant and Messenger.

2.3.8.1. [When reciting reached the word “Aashhadu Allaa” raise the index finger of the right hand (join the long finger with the thumb to make a circle with the little and ring fingers bent towards the palm and the palms on the thighs near the knees with fingers facing the Qiblah) and lower the index finger when reciting reached the word “Illal-Laahu” and then let all the fingers rest straight like that of the left hand (Left hand: palms on the thighs near the knees with fingers facing the Qiblah and the fingers remain close together).]

2.3.9. After completing the ‘Tashah-hud’ stressing on your tiptoes and placing hands on the knees then stand (do not use your hand on the ground for support except for any disability). You should stand when you heard the Imam reciting-

(A7) [Taqbeer]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Imam will recite- Loudly]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

2.3.10. Now, you are entering in third Rakat.

 

3. 3rd Rakat

3.1. Position 1 [Qiyam]: Recite -

(D1) [Tasmiyah]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Both will recite- Silently]

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Pronunciation

“Bismillahi arrahmani arraheem”

Translation

In the Name of ALLAH, the ENTIRELY MERCIFUL, the ESPECIALLY MERCIFUL.

(E) Surat Al-Fatihah (The Opener) - سورة الفاتحة

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Both will recite- Silently]

1:2

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

Pronunciation

Alhamdu lillahi rabbi alAAalameen

Translation

[All] Praise is [due] to ALLAH, LORD of the worlds -

1:3

الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Pronunciation

Arrahmani arraheem

Translation

The ENTIRELY MERCIFUL, the ESPECIALLY MERCIFUL,

1:4

مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ

Pronunciation

Maliki yawmi addeen

Translation

SOVEREIGN of the Day of Recompense.

1:5

إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ

Pronunciation

Iyyaka naAAbudu wa-iyyaka nastaAAeen

Translation

It is YOU we Worship and YOU we ask for help.

1:6

اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ

Pronunciation

Ihdina assirata almustaqeem

Translation

Guide us to the straight path -

1:7

صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ

Pronunciation

Sirata allatheena anAAamta AAalayhim ghayri almaghdoobi AAalayhim wala addalleen

Translation

The path of those upon whom YOU have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [YOUR] anger or of those who are astray.

3.1.1. [Note: Will recite by – Both silently. After completion of ‘(E) Surat Al-Fatihah (The Opener)’]

“Aameen”

[Accept our invocation]

3.1.2. In Fard [obligatory] Prayer after second Rakat no ‘Surah’ shall be added in remaining ‘Rakat’ [i.e. 3rd and 4th] after saying ‘Aameen’ at the end of ‘Al-Fatihah’. Rather you should go into (F) [Rukuu/Bow] when you heard the Imam saying-

(A2) [Taqbeer]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Imam will recite- Loudly]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

3.2. Position 2 [Rukuu/Bow]:

3.2.1. Bow down placing hands on the knees with the fingers well-spread thereon and grasp the knees. The back and the head should be straight in level and the sight pinned on to the toes.

(F) [Rukuu/Bow] In this posture say 3/5/7 time [at least thrice]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Both will recite- Silently]

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّىَ الْعَظِيْمِ

Pronunciation:

“Subhaana Rabbiyal Azeem”

Translation:

I am narrating the Glory of my GREAT PROTECTOR.

3.2.2. Then stand when you heard the Imam reciting-

(G) [Tasmee]

[Note: Will recite by – the Imam] [Imam will recite- Loudly]

سَمِعَ اللَّهُ لِمَنْ حَمِدَه

Pronunciation:

“Saami ‘Allahu Liman Hamedah”

Translation:

ALLAH listens to him who Praises HIM.

3.2.3. And when you stand straight completely [your sight should be back again and pinned at the place (where your forehead will be at while you will prostrate)] then say-

(H) [Tahmeed]

[Note: Will recite by – Muqtadi] [Will recite- Loudly/Silently (i.e. Differs if the Imam’s (G) Tasmee does not reach to the hear of Muqtadi in final rows)]

رَبَّنَـا َلَكَ الْحَمْدُ

Pronunciation:

“Rabbana Lakal-Hamd”

Translation:

O’ our SUSTAINER! All Praise is due to YOU Alone.

3.2.4. Then go for first (I) [Sajdah] when you heard the Imam saying-

(A3) [Taqbeer]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Imam will recite- Loudly]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

3.3. Position 3 [Sajdah/Prostrate]:

3.3.1. Prostrate in such manner that first the knees should be placed on the ground then the hands and thereafter the nose and the forehead be placed firmly between both the hands.

3.3.2. The arms should be off the sides, the belly aloof from the thighs and the thighs apart from the calves. All the toes of both the feet should be set firmly on the ground facing Qiblah. Palms should rest on the ground with the fingers close together pointing towards the Qiblah. And the sight pinned towards the nose.

(I1) [Sajdah/Prostrate] In this position say 3/5/7 time [at least thrice]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Both will recite- Silently]

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّىَ الأَ عْلَى

Pronunciation:

“Subhaana Rabbiyal ‘Alaa”

Translation:

I am declaring the Glory of my OWNER, the MOST HIGH.

3.3.3. Then you should rise when you heard the Imam reciting-

(A4) [Taqbeer]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Imam will recite- Loudly]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

3.3.4. And sit in (J) [Jalsah]

3.3.4.1. Raise first your head then the hands and then sit upright with your left foot under you and the right foot standings (resting on the insides of the toes facing Qiblah).

3.3.4.2. You should put your palms on the thighs near the knees with fingers facing the Qiblah and the fingers remain close together. And sight pinned on the lap. Then you should recite-

(J) [Jalsah/ Sitting posture between two Prostrations]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Both will recite- Silently]]

اَللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِيْ

Pronunciation:

“Allahummag Firlee”

Translation:

O’ ALLAH! Forgive me.

3.3.5. Then you should go for second (I) [Sajdah] like first one when you heard the Imam reciting-

(A5) [Taqbeer]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Imam will recite- Loudly]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

(I2) [Sajdah/Prostrate] In this position say 3/5/7 time [at least thrice]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Both will recite- Silently]

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّىَ الأَ عْلَى

Pronunciation:

“Subhaana Rabbiyal ‘Alaa”

Translation:

I am declaring the Glory of my OWNER, the MOST HIGH.

3.3.6. After having observed second [Sajdah]. Stressing on your tiptoes and placing hands on the knees then stand (do not use your hand on the ground for support except for any disability). You should stand when you heard the Imam reciting-

(A6) [Taqbeer]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Imam will recite- Loudly]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

3.3.7. Now, you are entering in last Rakat.

 

4. 4th Rakat

4.1. Position 1 [Qiyam]: Recite -

(D1) [Tasmiyah]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Both will recite- Silently]

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Pronunciation

“Bismillahi arrahmani arraheem”

Translation

In the Name of ALLAH, the ENTIRELY MERCIFUL, the ESPECIALLY MERCIFUL.

(E) Surat Al-Fatihah (The Opener) - سورة الفاتحة

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Both will recite- Silently]

1:2

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

Pronunciation

Alhamdu lillahi rabbi alAAalameen

Translation

[All] Praise is [due] to ALLAH, LORD of the worlds -

1:3

الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

Pronunciation

Arrahmani arraheem

Translation

The ENTIRELY MERCIFUL, the ESPECIALLY MERCIFUL,

1:4

مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ

Pronunciation

Maliki yawmi addeen

Translation

SOVEREIGN of the Day of Recompense.

1:5

إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ

Pronunciation

Iyyaka naAAbudu wa-iyyaka nastaAAeen

Translation

It is YOU we Worship and YOU we ask for help.

1:6

اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ

Pronunciation

Ihdina assirata almustaqeem

Translation

Guide us to the straight path -

1:7

صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ

Pronunciation

Sirata allatheena anAAamta AAalayhim ghayri almaghdoobi AAalayhim wala addalleen

Translation

The path of those upon whom YOU have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [YOUR] anger or of those who are astray.

4.1.1. [Note: Will recite by – Both silently. After completion of ‘(E) Surat Al-Fatihah (The Opener)’]

“Aameen”

[Accept our invocation]

4.1.2. Then you should go into (F) [Rukuu/Bow] when you heard the Imam saying-

(A2) [Taqbeer]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Imam will recite- Loudly]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

4.2. Position 2 [Rukuu/Bow]:

4.2.1. Bow down placing hands on the knees with the fingers well-spread thereon and grasp the knees. The back and the head should be straight in level and the sight pinned on to the toes.

(F) [Rukuu/Bow] In this posture say 3/5/7 time [at least thrice]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Both will recite- Silently]

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّىَ الْعَظِيْمِ

Pronunciation:

“Subhaana Rabbiyal Azeem”

Translation:

I am narrating the Glory of my GREAT PROTECTOR.

4.2.2. Then stand when you heard the Imam reciting-

(G) [Tasmee]

[Note: Will recite by – Imam] [Imam will recite- Loudly]

سَمِعَ اللَّهُ لِمَنْ حَمِدَه

Pronunciation:

“Saami ‘Allahu Liman Hamedah”

Translation:

ALLAH listens to him who Praises HIM.

4.2.3. And when you stand straight completely [your sight should be back again and pinned at the place (where your forehead will be at while you will prostrate)] then say-

(H) [Tahmeed]

[Note: Will recite by – Muqtadi] [Will recite- Loudly/Silently (i.e. Differs if the Imam’s (G) Tasmee does not reach to the hear of Muqtadi in final rows)]

رَبَّنَـا َلَكَ الْحَمْدُ

Pronunciation:

“Rabbana Lakal-Hamd”

Translation:

O’ our SUSTAINER! All Praise is due to YOU Alone.

4.2.4. Then go for first (I) [Sajdah] when you heard the Imam saying-

(A3) [Taqbeer]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Imam will recite- Loudly]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

4.3. Position 3 [Sajdah/Prostrate]:

4.3.1. Prostrate in such manner that first the knees should be placed on the ground then the hands and thereafter the nose and the forehead be placed firmly between both the hands.

4.3.2. The arms should be off the sides, the belly aloof from the thighs and the thighs apart from the calves. All the toes of both the feet should be set firmly on the ground facing Qiblah. Palms should rest on the ground with the fingers close together pointing towards the Qiblah. And the sight pinned towards the nose.

(I1) [Sajdah/Prostrate] In this position say 3/5/7 time [at least thrice]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Both will recite- Silently]

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّىَ الأَ عْلَى

Pronunciation:

“Subhaana Rabbiyal ‘Alaa”

Translation:

I am declaring the Glory of my OWNER, the MOST HIGH.

4.3.3. Then you should rise when you heard the Imam reciting-

(A4) [Taqbeer]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Imam will recite- Loudly]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

4.3.4. And sit in (J) [Jalsah]

4.3.4.1. Raise first your head then the hands and then sit upright with your left foot under you and the right foot standings (resting on the insides of the toes facing Qiblah).

4.3.4.2. You should put your palms on the thighs near the knees with fingers facing the Qiblah and the fingers remain close together. And sight pinned on the lap. Then you should recite-

(J) [Jalsah/ Sitting posture between two Prostrations]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Both will recite- Silently]

اَللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِيْ

Pronunciation:

“Allahummag Firlee”

Translation:

O’ ALLAH! Forgive me.

4.3.5. Then you should go for second (I) [Sajdah] like first one when you heard the Imam reciting-

(A5) [Taqbeer]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Imam will recite- Loudly]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

(I2) [Sajdah/Prostrate] In this position say 3/5/7 time [at least thrice]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Both will recite- Silently]]

سُبْحَانَ رَبِّىَ الأَ عْلَى

Pronunciation:

“Subhaana Rabbiyal ‘Alaa”

Translation:

I am declaring the Glory of my OWNER, the MOST HIGH.

4.3.6. After having observed second [Sajdah]. Then you should rise when you heard the Imam reciting-

(A6) [Taqbeer]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Imam will recite- Loudly]

اَللَّهُ اَكْبَرُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuu Akbar”

Translation:

ALLAH is Most Great.

4.3.7. And sit in.

4.3.7.1. Raise first your head then the hands and then sit upright with your left foot under you and the right foot standings (resting on the insides of the toes facing Qiblah).

4.3.7.2. You should put your palms on the thighs near the knees with fingers facing the Qiblah and the fingers remain close together. And sight pinned on the lap.

4.3.8. In this posture these prayers are to be recited-

(K) [Tashah-hud]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Both will recite- Silently]

اَلتَّحِيَّاتُ لِلَّهِ وَالصَّلَوَاتُ وَالطَّيِبَاتُ اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكَ اَيُّهَاالنَّبِيُّ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْنَا وَ عَلَى عِبَادِ اللهِ الصَّالِحِيْنَ

اَشْهَدُ اَنْ لاَّ اِلَهَ اِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَاَشْهَدُ اَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُوْلُهُ

Pronunciation:

“Attta-hee-yaatu Lillaahi was-Salawaatu wat-Taie-yi-baatu As-Salaamu ‘Alaika Aie-yu-han Nabeeyu wa Rahmatul Laahi wa Barakaatu

As-Salaamu ‘Alaienaa wa ‘Alaa ‘Ibaadil Laahis-Saaleheen

Aashhadu Allaa Ilaaha Illal-Laahu wa Aashhadu Aanna Muhammadan ‘Abduhu wa Rasulu”

Translation:

O’ ALLAH! YOU Alone deserve all Veneration, Worship and Glory. O Prophet! Peace be on you and the Mercy of ALLAH and HIS Blessings,

Peace be upon us and on righteous servants of ALLAH.

I bear witness that none is worthy of Worship except ALLAH and I bear witness that Muhammad is HIS servant and Messenger.

4.3.8.1. [When reciting reached the word “Aashhadu Allaa” raise the index finger of the right hand (join the long finger with the thumb to make a circle with the little and ring fingers bent towards the palm and the palms on the thighs near the knees with fingers facing the Qiblah) and lower the index finger when reciting reached the word “Illal-Laahu” and then let all the fingers rest straight like that of the left hand (Left hand: palms on the thighs near the knees with fingers facing the Qiblah and the fingers remain close together).]

4.3.9. After completing the ‘Tashah-hud’ pause for a second and then start reciting-

(L) [Durood-E- Ibraaheemi]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Both will recite- Silently]

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ كَمَـا صَلَّيْتَ عَلَى اِبْرَاهِيْمَ وَعَلَى آلِ اِبْرَاهِيْمَ اِنَّكَ حَمِيْدٌ مَّجِيْدٌ

اَللَّهُمَّ بَـارِكْ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ وَّعَلَى آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ كَمَـا بَـاَرَكْتَ عَلَى اِبْرَاهِيْمَ وَعَلَى آلِ اِبْرَاهِيْمَ اِنَّكَ حَمِيْدٌ مَّجِيْدٌ

Pronunciation:

“Allahuumma Saalle ‘Alaa Muhammadin wa ‘Alaa Aale Muhammadin Kamaa Sallaietaa ‘Alaa Ibraaheema wa ‘Alaa Aale Ibraahema Innaka Hamee-dum Maajiid

Allahumma Barek ‘Alaa Muhammadin wa ‘Alaa Aale Muhammadin Kamaa Baarakata ‘Alaa Ibraaheema wa ‘Alaa Aale Ibraaheema Innaka Hamee-dum Maajiid”

Translation:

O’ ALLAH, let YOUR Peace come upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as YOU have brought Peace to Ibrahim and his family. Truly, YOU are PRAISEWORTHY and GLORIOUS.

O’ ALLAH, Bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as YOU have Blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, YOU are PRAISEWORTHY and GLORIOUS.

4.3.10. After completing the ‘Durood-E- Ibraaheemi’ pause for a second and then start reciting-

(M) [Du’aa Mashura]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Both will recite- Silently]

اَللهُمَّ اِنِّىْ ظَلَمْتُ نَفْسِْ ظُلْماً كَشِيْرًا وَّلاَ يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوْبَ اِلآَّ انْتَ فَاغْفِرْ لِىْ مَغْفِرَةً مِّنْ عِنْدِكَ وَارْحَمْنِىْ اِنَّـكَ اَنْتَ الْغَفُوْرُ الرَّحِيْمُ

Pronunciation:

“Allahumma Innii Zalamtu Nafsee Zulman Kaseeran wa Laa Yaghfirur-Zunooba Illaa Anta Faghfirlee Maghfiratam Meen ‘Indika Warhamnee Innaka Antal Ghafurur Raheem”

Translation:

O’ ALLAH! I have oppressed my soul and undoubtedly there in no forgiver of sins but YOU Alone. O’ ALLAH! Forgive me and have Mercy on me. Undoubtedly, YOU are the MOST FORGIVING and the MOST MERCIFUL.

4.4. Position 4 [Taslim/Salutation at the end of prayer]:

4.4.1. Then complete the prayer by first turning the face to the right above the shoulder [and sight as far as it goes] when you heard the Imam saying-

(N) [Taslim/Salutation at the end of prayer]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Imam will recite- Loudly]

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ

Pronunciation:

“Assaalaamu ‘Alaykum wa-Rahmatul Laah”

Translation:

Peace be upon you and Mercy of ALLAH.

4.4.2. And then second turning the face to the left above the shoulder [and sight as far as it goes] when you heard the Imam saying-

(N) [Taslim/Salutation at the end of prayer]

[Note: Will recite by – Both] [Imam will recite- Loudly]

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ

Pronunciation:

“Assaalaamu ‘Alaykum wa-Rahmatul Laah”

Translation:

Peace be upon you and Mercy of ALLAH.

May ALLAH Bless you; your “4 Rakat Fard (Obligatory) Prayer” is completed.

 

[Note-

[S.W.T] Subhaanahuu Wa Ta’ala - [Glorified and Exalted is ALLAH]: This phrase appears after the Name of ALLAH [S.W.T] its seen as an act of reverence and devotion towards ALLAH [S.W.T].

[S.A.W.S] Salla’Allahuu Alayhi Wa-Sallaam – [[May ALLAH Bless Him and grant Him Peace] [S.A.W.] or [P.B.U.H.] or [S.]]: The expression should be used after stating Prophet Muhammad [S.A.W.S]‘s name.

(A.S) ‘Alayhis-Salaam - [[Peace be upon Him] (P.B.U.H), [Peace be upon Them] (P.B.U.T)]: This expression should be used after stating the names of the noble Angels (e.g. Jibraeel, Mikaeel and so on) or Prophets who came before Hadrat Muhammad [S.A.W.S].

(R.A) Raadiya’Allahu anhu - [May ALLAH be pleased with him]: When mentioning Sahaba [the Companions (R.A)] of Hadrat Muhammad [S.A.W.S.], Raadiya’Allahu anhu (for males/him) and Radiy’Allahu aanha (for females/her) Radiy’Allahu anhuuma (for them) are used.]

 

Some Hadith Regarding Salah/Prayer/Namaaz

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 13, Book 32: Virtue, Good Manners And Joining Of The Ties Of Relationship, Number 6246:

Abu Dharr (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying that ALLAH [S.W.T], the EXALTED and GLORIOUS, said: MY servants, I have made oppression unlawful for ME and unlawful for you, so do not commit oppression against one another. MY servants, all of you are liable to err except one whom I guide on the right path, so seek right guidance from ME so that I should direct you to the right path. O MY servants, all of you are hungry (needy) except one whom I feed, so beg food from ME, so that I may give that to you. O MY servants, all of you are naked (need clothes) except one whom I provide garments, so beg clothes from ME, so that I should clothe you. O MY servants, you commit error night and day and I am there to pardon your sins, so beg pardon from ME, so that I should grant you pardon. O MY servants, you can neither do ME any harm nor can you do ME any good. O MY servants, even if the first amongst you and the last amongst you and even the whole of human race of yours, and that of jinns even, become (equal in) ALLAH [S.W.T] conscious like the heart of a single person amongst you, nothing would add to MY Power. O MY servants, even if the first amongst you and the last amongst you and the whole human race of yours and that of the jinns too in unison become the most wicked (all beating) like the heart of a single person, it would cause no loss to MY Power. O MY servants, even if the first amongst you and the last amongst you and the whole human race of yours and that of jinns also all stand in one plain ground and you ask ME and I confer upon every person what he asks for, it would not in any way, cause any loss to ME (even less) than that which is caused to the ocean by dipping the needle in it. MY servants, these for you I shall reward you for then, so he who deeds of yours which I am recording finds good should Praise ALLAH and he who does not find that should not blame anyone but his ownself. Sa’id (R.A) said: That when Abu Idris Khaulini (R.A) narrated this hadith he knelt upon his knees.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 93: Oneness, Uniqueness of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Tawheed), Number 501:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “When ALLAH [S.W.T] Created the Creation, HE wrote in HIS Book–and HE wrote (that) about HIMSELF, and it is placed with HIM on the Throne–’Verily MY Mercy overcomes MY Anger.’”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 75: Invocations, Number 417:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]‘s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “ALLAH [S.W.T] has some Angels (P.B.U.T) who look for those who celebrate the Praises of ALLAH [S.W.T] on the roads and paths. And when they find some people celebrating the Praises of ALLAH [S.W.T], they call each other, saying, “Come to the object of your pursuit.’” He added, “Then the Angels (P.B.U.T) encircle them with their wings up to the sky of the world.” He added. “(after those people celebrated the Praises of ALLAH [S.W.T], and the Angels (P.B.U.T) go back), their LORD, asks them (those Angels (P.B.U.T)) – though HE knows better than them—-’What do MY slaves say?’ The Angels (P.B.U.T) reply, ‘they say: Subhan ALLAH, ALLAHU Akbar, and Alham-du-lillah, ALLAH [S.W.T] then says ‘Did they see ME?’ The Angels (P.B.U.T) reply, ‘No! By ALLAH [S.W.T], they didn’t see YOU.’ ALLAH [S.W.T] says, How it would have been if they saw ME?’ The Angels (P.B.U.T) reply, ‘If they saw YOU, they would Worship YOU more devoutly and celebrate YOUR Glory more deeply, and declare YOUR freedom from any resemblance to anything more often.’ ALLAH [S.W.T] says (to the Angels (P.B.U.T)), ‘What do they ask ME for?’ The Angels (P.B.U.T) reply, ‘They ask YOU for Paradise.’ ALLAH [S.W.T] says (to the Angels (P.B.U.T)), ‘Did they see it?’ The Angels (P.B.U.T) say, ‘No! By ALLAH [S.W.T], O LORD! They did not see it.’ ALLAH [S.W.T] says, How it would have been if they saw it?’ The Angels (P.B.U.T) say, ‘If they saw it, they would have greater covetousness for it and would seek it with greater zeal and would have greater desire for it.’ ALLAH [S.W.T] says, ‘From what do they seek refuge?’ The Angels (P.B.U.T) reply, ‘They seek refuge from the (Hell) Fire.’ ALLAH [S.W.T] says, ‘Did they see it?’ The Angels (P.B.U.T) say, ‘No! By ALLAH [S.W.T], O LORD! They did not see it.’ ALLAH [S.W.T] says, How it would have been if they saw it?’ The Angels (P.B.U.T) say, ‘If they saw it they would flee from it with the extreme fleeing and would have extreme fear from it.’ Then ALLAH [S.W.T] says, ‘I make you witnesses that I have Forgiven them.”‘ ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] added, “One of the Angels (P.B.U.T) would say, ‘There was so-and-so amongst them, and he was not one of them, but he had just come for some need.’ ALLAH [S.W.T] would say, ‘These are those people whose companions will not be reduced to misery.’”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 76: To Make the Heart Tender (Ar-Riqaq), Number 498:

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] narrating about his LORD and said, “ALLAH [S.W.T] ordered (the appointed Angels (P.B.U.T) over you) that the good and the bad deeds be written, and HE then showed (the way) how (to write). If somebody intends to do a good deed and he does not do it, then ALLAH [S.W.T] will write for him a full good deed (in his account with HIM); and if he intends to do a good deed and actually did it, then ALLAH [S.W.T] will write for him (in his account with HIM) (its reward equal) from ten to seven hundred times to many more times: and if somebody intended to do a bad deed and he does not do it, then ALLAH [S.W.T] will write a full good deed (in his account with HIM), and if he intended to do it (a bad deed) and actually did it, then ALLAH [S.W.T] will write one bad deed (in his account).”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 76: To Make the Heart Tender (Ar-Riqaq), Number 509:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “ALLAH [S.W.T] said, ‘I will declare war against him who shows hostility to a pious worshiper of MINE. And the most beloved things with which MY slave comes nearer to ME, is what I have enjoined upon him; and MY slave keeps on coming closer to ME through performing Nawafil (praying or doing extra deeds besides what is obligatory) till I love him, so I become his sense of hearing with which he hears, and his sense of sight with which he sees, and his hand with which he grips, and his leg with which he walks; and if he asks ME, I will give him, and if he asks MY Protection (Refuge), I will Protect him; (i.e. give him MY Refuge) and I do not hesitate to do anything as I hesitate to take the soul of the believer, for he hates death, and I hate to disappoint him.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 93: Oneness, Uniqueness of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Tawheed), Number 502:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “ALLAH [S.W.T] says: ‘I am just as MY slave thinks I am, (i.e. I am able to do for him what he thinks I can do for him) and I am with him if he remembers ME. If he remembers ME in himself, I too, remember him in MYSELF; and if he remembers ME in a group of people, I remember him in a group that is better than they; and if he comes one span nearer to ME, I go one cubit nearer to him; and if he comes one cubit nearer to ME, I go a distance of two outstretched arms nearer to him; and if he comes to ME walking, I go to him running.’”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 93: Oneness, Uniqueness of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Tawheed), Number 624:

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “Your stay (in this world) in comparison to the stay of the nations preceding you, is like the period between ‘Asr prayer and the sun set (in comparison to a whole day). The people of the Torah were given the Torah and they acted on it till midday and then they were unable to carry on. And they were given (a reward equal to) one Qirat each. Then the people of the Gospel were given the Gospel and they acted on it till ‘Asr Prayer and then they were unable to carry on, so they were given a reward equal to) one Qirat each. Then you were given the Qur’an and you acted on it till sunset, therefore you were given (a reward equal to) two Qirats each. On that, the people of the Scriptures said, ‘These people (Muslims) did less work than we but they took a bigger reward.’ ALLAH [S.W.T] said (to them). ‘Have I done any oppression to you as regards your rights?’ They said, “No.” Then ALLAH [S.W.T] said, ‘That is MY Blessing which I grant to whomsoever I Will.’”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 2: Belief, Number 20:

Narrated Anas (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Whoever possesses the following three qualities will taste the sweetness of faith:

1. The one to whom ALLAH [S.W.T] and HIS Apostle [S.A.W.S) become dearer than anything else.

2. Who loves a person and he loves him Only for ALLAH [S.W.T]‘s Sake.

3. Who hates to revert to disbelief (atheism) after ALLAH [S.W.T] has brought (saved) him out from it, as he hates to be thrown in Fire.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 2: Belief, Number 10:

Narrated Abu Musa (R.A):

 Some people asked ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S], “Whose Islam is the best? i.e. (Who is a very good Muslim)?” He replied, “One who avoids harming the Muslims with his tongue and hands.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 2: Belief, Number 12:

Narrated Anas (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “None of you will have faith till he wishes for his (Muslim) brother what he likes for himself.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 2: Belief, Number 11:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr (R.A):

 A man asked the Prophet [S.A.W.S], “What sort of deeds or (what qualities of) Islam are good?” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] replied, ‘to feed (the poor) and greet those whom you know and those whom you do not know’.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 23, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0096:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 The Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] observed: You shall not enter Paradise so long as you do not affirm belief (in all those things which are the articles of faith) and you will not believe as long as you do not love one another. Should I not direct you to a thing which, if you do, will foster love amongst you: (i.e.) give currency to (the practice of paying salutation to one another by saying: as-salamu alaikum.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 14, Book 42: Pertaining To Piety And Softening Of Hearts (Kitab Al-Zuhd Wa Al-Raqa’iq), Number 7138:

Suhaib (R.A) reported:

 That ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] said: Strange are the ways of a believer for there is good in every affair of his and this is not the case with anyone else except in the case of a believer for if he has an occasion to feel delight, he thanks (ALLAH [S.W.T]), thus there is a good for him in it, and if he gets into trouble and shows resignation (and endures it patiently), there is a good for him in it.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 7, Book 70: Patients, Number 545:

Narrated Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri and Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “No fatigue, nor disease, nor sorrow, nor sadness, nor hurt, nor distress befalls a Muslim, even if it were the prick he receives from a thorn, but that ALLAH [S.W.T] expiates some of his sins for that.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 2: Belief, Number 7:

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said: Islam is based on (the following) five (principles):

1. To testify that none has the right to be Worshiped but ALLAH [S.W.T] and Muhammad [S.A.W.S] is ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle.

2. To offer the (compulsory congregational) Prayers dutifully and perfectly.

3. To pay Zakat (i.e. obligatory charity).

4. To perform Hajj (i.e. Pilgrimage to Mecca).

5. To observe Fast during the month of Ramadan.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 2: Belief, Number 47:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 One day while the Prophet [S.A.W.S] was sitting in the company of some people, (The Angel) Gabriel (P.B.U.H) came and asked, “What is faith?” ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] replied, ‘Faith is to believe in ALLAH [S.W.T], HIS Angels (P.B.U.T), (the) meeting with HIM, HIS Apostles (P.B.U.T), and to believe in Resurrection.” Then he further asked, “What is Islam?” ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] replied, “To Worship ALLAH [S.W.T] Alone and none else, to offer prayers perfectly to pay the compulsory charity (Zakat) and to observe fasts during the month of Ramadan.” Then he further asked, “What is Ihsan (perfection)?” ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] replied, “To Worship ALLAH [S.W.T] as if you see HIM, and if you cannot achieve this state of devotion then you must consider that HE is looking at you.” Then he further asked, “When will the Hour be established?” ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] replied, “The answerer has no better knowledge than the questioner. But I will inform you about its portents.

1. When a slave (lady) gives birth to her master.

2. When the shepherds of black camels start boasting and competing with others in the construction of higher buildings. And the Hour is one of five things which nobody knows except ALLAH [S.W.T]. The Prophet [S.A.W.S] then recited: “Verily, with ALLAH (Alone) is the Knowledge of the Hour–.” (31.34) Then that man (Gabriel (P.B.U.H)) left and the Prophet [S.A.W.S] asked his companions (R.A) to call him back, but they could not see him. Then the Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “That was Gabriel (P.B.U.H) who came to teach the people their religion.” Abu ‘Abdullah (R.A) said: He (the Prophet [S.A.W.S]) considered all that as a part of faith.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 4, Book 2: Purification (Kitab Al-Taharah), Number 0451:

‘Uqba b. ‘Amir (R.A) reported:

 We were entrusted with the task of tending the camels. On my turn when I came back in the evening after grazing them in the pastures, I found ALLAH [S.W.T]‘s Messenger [S.A.W.S] stand and address the people. I heard these words of his: If any Muslim performs ablution well, then stands and prays two rak’ahs setting about them with his heart as well as his face, Paradise would be guaranteed to him. I said: What a fine thing is this! And a narrator who was before me said: The first was better than even this. When I cast a glance, I saw that it was ‘Umar (R.A) who said: I see that you have just come and observed: If anyone amongst you performs the ablution, and then completes the ablution well and then says: I testify that there is no god but ALLAH and that Muhammad [S.A.W.S] is the servant of ALLAH and HIS Messenger, the eight gates of Paradise would be opened for him and he may enter by whichever of them he wishes.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 131, Book 4: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Number 1756:

‘Uqba b. ‘Amir (R.A) reported:

 When we were in Suffa, the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] came out and said: Which of you would like to go out every morning to Buthan or al-’Aqiq and bring two large she camels without being guilty of sin or without severing the ties of kinship? We said: Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S], we would like to do it. Upon this he said: Does not one of you go out in the morning to the Mosque and teach or recite two verses from the Book of ALLAH [S.W.T], the MAJESTIC and GLORIOUS? That is better for him than two she camels, and three verses are better (than three she camels), and four verses are better for him than four (she camels), and to on their number in camels.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 132, Book 4: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Number 1757:

Abu Umama (R.A) said he heard:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] say: Recite the Qur’an, for on the Day of Resurrection it will come as an intercessor for those who recite It. Recite the two bright ones, Surah al-Baqara and Surah Al ‘Imran, for on the Day of Resurrection they will come as two clouds or two shades, or two flocks of birds in ranks, pleading for those who recite them. Recite Surah al-Baqara, for to take recourse to it is a blessing and to give it up is a cause of grief, and the magicians cannot confront it. (Mu’awiya (R.A) said: It has been conveyed to me that here Batala means magicians.)

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 133, Book 4: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Number 1760:

Ibn ‘Abbas (R.A) reported:

 That while Gabriel (P.B.U.H) was sitting with the Apostle [S.A.W.S] he heard a creaking sound above him. He lifted his head and said: This as a gate opened in heaven today which had never been opened before. Then when an Angel (P.B.U.H) descended through it, he said: This is an Angel (P.B.U.H) who came down to the earth who had never come down before. He greeted and said: Rejoice in two lights given to you which have not been given to any Prophet (P.B.U.T) before you: Falihat al-Kitab (1.1-7) and the concluding verses of Suarah al-Baqara (2.286). You will never recite a letter from them for which you will not be given (a reward).

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 134, Book 4: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Number 1768:

Ubayy b. Ka’b (R.A) said:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] said: O Abu’l-Mundhir (R.A), do you know the verse from the Book of ALLAH [S.W.T] which, according to you, is the greatest? I said: ALLAH [S.W.T] and HIS Apostle [S.A.W.S] know best. He again said: Abu’l-Mundhir (R.A), do you know the verse from the Book of ALLAH [S.W.T] which, according to you, is the greatest? I said: “ALLAH, there is no god but HE, the LIVING, the ETERNAL.” (Ayat Al-Kursi (2.255)) Thereupon he struck me on my breast and said: May knowledge be pleasant for you, O Abu’l-Mundhir (R.A)!

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 6, Book 60: Prophetic Commentary on the Qur’an (Tafseer of the Prophet [S.A.W.S]), Number 226:

Narrated Abu Said Al-Mualla (R.A):

 While I was praying, the Prophet [S.A.W.S] passed by and called me, but I did not go to him till I had finished my prayer. When I went to him, he said, “What prevented you from coming?” I said, “I was praying.” He said, “Didn’t ALLAH [S.W.T] said”:- “O you who believe, give your response to ALLAH (by obeying HIM) and to HIS Apostle.” (8.24) Then he added, “Shall I tell you the most superior Sura in the Qur’an before I go out of the Mosque?” When the Prophet [S.A.W.S] intended to go out (of the Mosque), I reminded him and he said, “That is: “Alhamdu-lillahi Rabbil-’Alamin (Surat-al-Fatiha)” which is the seven oft repeated verses (Al-Mathani) and the Grand Qur’an which has been given to me.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 6, Book 60: Prophetic Commentary on the Qur’an (Tafseer of the Prophet [S.A.W.S]), Number 227:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “The Um (substance) of the Qur’an is the seven oft-repeated verses (Al-Mathaini) and is the Great Qur’an (i.e. Surat-al-Fatiha).”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 93: Oneness, Uniqueness of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Tawheed), Number 471:

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri (R.A):

 A man heard another man reciting (in the prayers): ‘Say (O Muhammad): “HE is ALLAH, the ONE.” (112.1) And he recited it repeatedly. When it was morning, he went to the Prophet [S.A.W.S] and informed him about that as if he considered that the recitation of that Surah by itself was not enough. ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “By HIM in WHOSE Hand my life is, it is equal to one-third of the Qur’an.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 93: Oneness, Uniqueness of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Tawheed), Number 472:

Narrated ‘Aisha (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] sent (an army unit) under the command of a man who used to lead his companions in the prayers and would finish his recitation with (the Surah 112): ‘Say (O Muhammad): “HE is ALLAH, the ONE.”‘ (112.1) When they returned (from the battle), they mentioned that to the Prophet [S.A.W.S]. He said (to them), “Ask him why he does so.” They asked him and he said, “I do so because it mentions the Qualities of the BENEFICENT and I love to recite it (in my prayer).” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said (to them), “Tell him that ALLAH [S.W.T] loves him.”

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 17, Book 40: Pertaining To Paradise, Its Description, Its Bounties And Its Intimates (Kitab Al-Jannat Wa Sifat Na’Imiha Wa Ahliha), Number 6865:

Al-Bara’ b. ‘Azib (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] as saying: This verse: “ALLAH grants steadfastness to those who believe with firm word,” was revealed in connection with the torment of the grave. It would be said to him: Who is your LORD? And he would say: ALLAH is my LORD and Muhammad [S.A.W.S] is my Apostle, and that is (what is implied) by the words of ALLAH [S.W.T], the EXALTED: “ALLAH keeps steadfast those who believe with firm word in this world and in the Hereafter.” (14.27)

[Sunan Abi Dawud: Chapter 454, Book 5: Voluntary Prayers, Hadith 48 & Jami' at-Tirmidhi: Chapter 19, Book 3: The Book on Al-Witr, Hadith 31]:

 Our Beloved Prophet [S.A.W.S] said to his uncle Abbas (R.A): Oh uncle shall I not give you! Shall I not grant you! Shall I not award you! Shall I not do mercy on you! When you do ten things ALLAH [S.W.T] will forgive your sins: of the future and of the past; new and old; those you have forgotten and those you did knowingly; big and small; hidden and revealed. Then Prophet [S.A.W.S] explained the taught the way to pray Salatul Tasbih and then said if you can pray this salah once a day, if you can not pray once a day then every Friday, and even if this is not possible then once a month and even if this is not possible then once a year and even if this is not possible then at least once in a lifetime.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 38, Book 4: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Number 0990:

Rabi’a b. Ka’b (R.A) said:

 I was with ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] one night. And I brought him water and what he required. He said to me: Ask (anything you like). I said: I ask your company in Paradise. He (the Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S]) said: Or anything else besides it. I said: That is all (what I require). He said: Then help me to achieve this for you by devoting yourself often to prostration.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 12: Characteristics of Prayer, Number 804:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 Some poor people came to the Prophet [S.A.W.S] and said, “The wealthy people will get higher grades and will have permanent enjoyment and they pray like us and fast as we do. They have more money by which they perform the Hajj, and ‘Umra; fight and struggle in ALLAH [S.W.T]‘s Cause and give in charity.” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Shall I not tell you a thing upon which if you acted you would catch up with those who have surpassed you? Nobody would overtake you and you would be better than the people amongst whom you live except those who would do the same. Say, “Subhan-ALLAH”, “Alhamdu-lillah” and “ALLAHU Akbar” thirty three times each after every (compulsory) prayer.” We differed and some of us said that we should say, “Subhan-ALLAH” thirty three times and “Alhamdu lillah” thirty three times and “ALLAHU Akbar” thirty four times. I went to the Prophet [S.A.W.S] who said, “Say, “Subhan-ALLAH” and “Alhamdu-lillah” and “ALLAHU Akbar” all together for thirty three times.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 75: Invocations, Number 330:

Narrated ‘Ali (R.A):

 Fatima (R.A) complained about the blisters on her hand because of using a mill-stone. She went to ask the Prophet [S.A.W.S] for servant, but she did not find him (at home) and had to inform ‘Aisha (R.A) of her need. When he came, ‘Aisha (R.A) informed him about it. Ali (R.A) added: The Prophet [S.A.W.S] came to us when we had gone to our beds. When I was going to get up, he said, “‘Stay in your places,” and sat between us, till I felt the coolness of the feet on my chest. The Prophet [S.A.W.S] then said, “Shall I not tell you of a thing which is better for you than a servant? When you (both) go to your beds, say ‘ALLAHU Akbar’ thirty-four times, and ‘Subhan ALLAH’ thirty-three times, ‘Alhamdu ‘illah’ thirty-three times, for that is better for you than a servant.” Ibn Sirin (R.A) said, “Subhan ALLAH’ (is to be said for) thirty-four times.”

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 23, Book 35: Pertaining To The Remembrance Of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Kitab Al-Dhikr), Number 6592:

Anas b. Malik (R.A) reported:

 That ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] said: ALLAH [S.W.T] is pleased with HIS servant who says: Al-Hamdu lillah while taking a morsel of food and while drinking.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 1, Book 2: Purification (Kitab Al-Taharah), Number 0432:

Abu Malik at-Ash’ari (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]‘s Messenger [S.A.W.S] said: Cleanliness is half of faith and al-Hamdu Liliah (Praise be to ALLAH) fills the scale, and Subhan ALLAH (Glory be to ALLAH) and al-Hamdu Liliah (Praise be to ALLAH) fill up what is between the heavens and the earth, and Prayer is a light, and Charity is proof (of one’s faith) and Endurance is a brightness and the Holy Qur’an is a proof on your behalf or against you. All men go out early in the morning and sell themselves, thereby setting themselves free or destroying themselves.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 16, Book 5: Zakat (Kitab Al-Zakat), Number 2198:

Abu Dharr (R.A) reported:

 Some of the people from among the Companions (R.A) of the Apostle of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said to him: Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S], the rich have taken away (air the) reward. They observe prayer as we do; they keep the fasts as we keep, and they give sadaqa out of their surplus riches. Upon this he (the Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S]) said: Has ALLAH [S.W.T] not prescribed for you (a course) by following which you can (also) do sadaqa? In every declaration of the Glorification of ALLAH [S.W.T] (i.e. saying Subhan ALLAH) there is a sadaqa, and every Takbir (i.e. saying ALLAHU Akbar) is a sadaqa, and every Praise of HIS (saying al-Hamdu Lillah) is a sadaqa and every declaration that HE is ONE (La illha ill-ALLAH) is a sadaqa, and enjoining of good is a sadaqa, and forbidding of that which is evil is a sadaqa, and in man’s sexual intercourse (with his wife,) there is a sadaqa. They (the Companions (R.A)) said: Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S], is there reward for him who satisfies his sexual passion among us? He said: Tell me, if he were to devote it to something forbidden, would it not be a sin on his part? Similarly, if he were to devote it to something lawful, he should have a reward.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 16, Book 5: Zakat (Kitab Al-Zakat), Number 2199:

‘Aisha (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: Every one of the children of Adam (P.B.U.H) has been created with three hundred and sixty joints; so he who declares the Glory of ALLAH [S.W.T], Praises ALLAH [S.W.T], declares ALLAH [S.W.T] to be ONE, Glorifies ALLAH [S.W.T], and seeks Forgiveness from ALLAH [S.W.T], and removes stone, or thorn, or bone from people’s path, and enjoins what is good and forbids from evil, to the number of those three hundred and sixty-four, will walk that day having removed himself from Hell.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 78: Oaths and Vows, Number 672:

Narrated Al-Musaiyab (R.A):

 When the death of Abu Talib approached, ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] came to him and said, “Say: La ilaha illALLAH, a word with which I will be able to defend you before ALLAH [S.W.T].”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 75: Invocations, Number 412:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “Whoever says: “La ilaha illal-lah wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahu-l-mulk wa lahu-l-hamd wa huwa ‘ala kulli shai’in qadir,” one hundred times will get the same reward as given for manumitting ten slaves; and one hundred good deeds will be written in his accounts, and one hundred sins will be deducted from his accounts, and it (his saying) will be a shield for him from satan on that day till night, and nobody will be able to do a better deed except the one who does more than he.”

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 10, Book 35: Pertaining To The Remembrance Of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Kitab Al-Dhikr), Number 6508:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: He who uttered these words: “There is no god but ALLAH, the ONE, having no partner with HIM. Sovereignty belongs to HIM and all the Praise is due to HIM, and HE is POTENT over everything” one hundred times every day there is a reward of emancipating ten slaves for him, and there are recorded hundred virtues to his credit, and hundred vices are blotted out from his scroll, and that is a safeguard for him against the satan on that day till evening and no one brings anything more excellent than this, except one who has done more than this (who utters these words more than one hundred times and does more good acts) and he who utters: “Hallowed be ALLAH and all Praise is due to HIM,” one hundred times a day, his sins are obliterated even if they are equal to the extent of the foam of the ocean.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 78: Oaths and Vows, Number 673:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “(Following are) two words (sentences or utterances that are very easy for the tongue to say, and very heavy in the balance (of reward) and the most beloved to the GRACIOUS ALMIGHTY (And they are): Subhan ALLAH wa bi-hamdihi; Subhan Allahi-l-’Azim.”

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 10, Book 35: Pertaining To The Remembrance Of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Kitab Al-Dhikr), Number 6511:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: Two are the expressions which are light on the tongue, but heavy in scale, dear to the COMPASSIONATE ONE: “Hallowed be ALLAH and Praise is due to HIM”; “Hallowed be ALLAH, the GREAT.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 77: Divine Will (Al-Qadar), Number 607:

Narrated Abu Musa (R.A):

 While we were with ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] in a holy battle, we never went up a hill or reached its peak or went down a valley but raised our voices with Takbir. ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] came close to us and said, “O people! Don’t exert yourselves, for you do not call a deaf or an absent one, but you call the ALL-LISTENER, the ALL-SEER.” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] then said, “O ‘Abdullah bin Qais (R.A)! Shall I teach you a sentence which is from the treasures of Paradise? (It is): ‘La haula wala quwata illa billah. (There is neither might nor power except with ALLAH).”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 76: To Make the Heart Tender (Ar-Riqaq), Number 485:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “A slave (of ALLAH [S.W.T]) may utter a word which pleases ALLAH [S.W.T] without giving it much importance, and because of that ALLAH [S.W.T] will raise him to degrees (of reward); a slave (of ALLAH [S.W.T]) may utter a word (carelessly) which displeases ALLAH [S.W.T] without thinking of its gravity and because of that he will be thrown into the Hell-Fire.”

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 12, Book 42: Pertaining To Piety And Softening Of Hearts (Kitab Al-Zuhd Wa Al-Raqa’iq), Number 7134:

‘Aisha (R.A) reported:

 That ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] said: The Angels (P.B.U.T) were born out of light and the Jinns were born out of the spark of fire and Adam (P.B.U.H) was born as he has been defined (in the Qur’an) for you (i.e. he is fashioned out of clay).

Sahih Muslim, Chapter 85, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0397:

‘Abdullah b. Amr b. al-’As (R.A) reported:

 Verily the Apostle of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] recited the words of ALLAH [S.W.T], the GREAT and GLORIOUS, that Ibrahim (P.B.U.H) uttered. My LORD! Lo! They have led many of mankind astray:” But whoso followeth me, he verily is of me” (al-Qur’an, 14.36) and Jesus (P.B.U.H) said:” If THOU punisheth them, Lo! They are THY slaves, and if THOU forgiveth them-verily THOU art the MIGHTY, the WISE” (al-Qur’an, 5.118). Then he raised his hands and said: O LORD, my Ummah, my Ummah, and wept; so ALLAH [S.W.T] the HIGH and the EXALTED said: O Gabriel (P.B.U.H), go to Muhammad [S.A.W.S] (Though your LORD knows it fully well) and ask him: What makes thee weep? So Gabriel (P.B.U.H) came to him and asked him, and the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] informed him what he had said (Though ALLAH [S.W.T] knew it fully well). Upon this ALLAH [S.W.T] said: O Gabriel (P.B.U.H), go to Muhammad [S.A.W.S] and say: Verily WE will please thee with regard to your Ummah and would not displease thee.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 56: Virtues And Merits Of The Prophet [S.A.W.S] and His Companions (R.A), Number 757:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “I have been sent (as an Apostle) in the best of all the generations of Adam (P.B.U.H)’s offspring since their Creation.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 56: Virtues And Merits Of The Prophet [S.A.W.S] and His Companions (R.A), Number 667:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Convey (my teachings) to the people even if it were a single sentence, and tell others the stories of Bani Israel (which have been taught to you), for it is not sinful to do so. And whoever tells a lie on me intentionally, will surely take his place in the (Hell) Fire.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 3: Knowledge, Number 69:

Narrated Anas bin Malik (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Facilitate things to people (concerning religious matters), and do not make it hard for them and give them good tidings and do not make them run away (from Islam).”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 3: Knowledge, Number 97:

Narrated Abu Burda (R.A)’s father:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said “Three persons will have a double reward:

1. A Person from the people of the Scriptures who believed in his Prophet (Jesus or Moses (P.B.U.T)) and then believed in the Prophet Muhammad [S.A.W.S] (i.e. has embraced Islam).

2. A slave who discharges his duties to ALLAH [S.W.T] and his master.

3. A master of a woman-slave who teaches her good manners and educates her in the best possible way (the religion) and manumits her and then marries her.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 55: Prophets (P.B.U.T), Number 504:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Every Prophet (P.B.U.T) was given miracles because of which people believed, but what I have been given, is Divine Inspiration which ALLAH [S.W.T] has revealed to me. So I hope that my followers will outnumber the followers of the other Prophets (P.B.U.T) on the Day of Resurrection.”

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 84, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0382:

Anas b. Malik (R.A) reported:

 The Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said: Amongst the Apostles (P.B.U.T) I would have the largest following on the Day of Resurrection, and I would be the first to knock at the door of Paradise.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 84, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0383:

Anas b. Malik (R.A) said:

 The Apostle of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said: I would be the first intercessor in the Paradise and no Apostle amongst the Apostles (P.B.U.T) has been testified (by such a large number of people) as I have been testified. And verily there would be an Apostle (P.B.U.H) among the Apostles (P.B.U.T) who would be testified to by only one man from his people.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 84, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0384:

Anas b. Malik (R.A) reported:

 The Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said: I will come to the gate of Paradise on the Day of Resurrection and would seek its opening and the Keeper (P.B.U.H) would say: Who art thou? I would say: Muhammad [S.A.W.S]. He would then say: It is for thee that I have been ordered, and not to open it for anyone before thee.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 84, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0386:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 The Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said: There is for every Apostle (P.B.U.T) a prayer, and I intend (if ALLAH so willed) that I would reserve my prayer for the intercession of my Ummah on the Day of Resurrection.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 55: Prophets (P.B.U.T), Number 652:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLASH [S.W.T]‘s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “Both in this world and in the Hereafter, I am the nearest of all the people to Jesus, the son of Mary (P.B.U.T). The Prophets (P.B.U.T) are paternal brothers; their mothers are different, but their religion is one.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 55: Prophets (P.B.U.T), Number 654:

Narrated ‘Umar (R.A):

 I heard the Prophet [S.A.W.S] saying, “Do not exaggerate in praising me as the Christians praised the son of Mary (P.B.U.T), for I am only a slave. So, call me the slave of ALLAH [S.W.T] and HIS Apostle.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 56: Virtues And Merits Of The Prophet [S.A.W.S] and His Companions (R.A), Number 735:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]‘s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “My similitude in comparison with the other Prophets (P.B.U.T) before me, is that of a man who has built a house nicely and beautifully, except for a place of one brick in a corner. The people go about it and wonder at its beauty, but say: ‘Would that this brick be put in its place!’ So I am that brick, and I am the last of the Prophets (P.B.U.T).”

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 4, Book 40: Pertaining To Paradise, Its Description, Its Bounties And Its Intimates (Kitab Al-Jannat Wa Sifat Na’Imiha Wa Ahliha), Number 6791:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]‘s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: The people most loved by me from amongst my Ummah would be those who would come after me but everyone amongst them would have the keenest desire to catch a glimpse of me even at the cost of his family and wealth.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 5, Book 57: Companions (R.A) of The Prophet [S.A.W.S], Number 22:

Narrated Abu Said (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Do not abuse my companions (R.A) for if any one of you spent gold equal to Uhud (in ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Cause) it would not be equal to a Mud or even a half Mud spent by one of them.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 5, Book 57: Companions (R.A) of The Prophet [S.A.W.S], Number 37:

Narrated Anas (R.A):

 A man asked the Prophet [S.A.W.S] about the Hour (i.e. Day of Judgment) saying, “When will the Hour be?” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “What have you prepared for it?” The man said, “Nothing, except that I love ALLAH [S.W.T] and HIS Apostle [S.A.W.S].” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “You will be with those whom you love.” We had never been so glad as we were on hearing that saying of the Prophet [S.A.W.S] (i.e. “You will be with those whom you love.”) Therefore, I love the Prophet [S.A.W.S], Abu Bakr and ‘Umar (R.A), and I hope that I will be with them because of my love for them though my deeds are not similar to theirs.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 5, Book 57: Companions (R.A) Of The Prophet [S.A.W.S], Number 94:

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar (R.A):

 Abu Bakr (R.A) used to say, “Please Muhammad [S.A.W.S] (i.e. the Prophet [S.A.W.S]) by doing good to his family (R.A).”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 76: To Make the Heart Tender (Ar-Riqaq), Number 574:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 I said, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! Who will be the luckiest person who will gain your intercession on the Day of Resurrection?” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “O Abu Huraira (R.A)! I have thought that none will ask me about this Hadith before you, as I know your longing for the (learning of) Hadiths. The luckiest person who will have my intercession on the Day of Resurrection will be the one who said, ‘None has the right to be Worshiped but ALLAH,’ sincerely from the bottom of his heart.”

Jami’ at-Tirmidhi: Chapter 100, Book 48: Chapters on Supplication, Hadith 176:

Recorded that Abu Huraira (R.A) said:

 “The Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said, May he be humiliated, the man in whose presence I am mentioned and he does not send Salah upon me; may he be humiliated, the man who sees the month of Ramadan come and go, and he is not forgiven; may he be humiliated, the man whose parents live to old age and they do not cause him to be granted admittance to Paradise.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 22: Actions while Praying, Number 294:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Masud (R.A):

 We used to say the greeting, name and greet each other in the prayer. ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] heard it and said:–”Say, ‘At-tahiyyatu lil-lahi was-salawatu wat-taiyibatu. Assalamu ‘Alaika aiyuha-n-Nabiyu wa-rahmatu-l-lahi wa-barakatuhu. Assalamu alaina wa-’ala ‘ibadi-l-lahi as-salihin. Ashhadu an la ilaha illa-l-lah wa ashhadu anna Muhammad an ‘abdu hu wa Rasuluh. (All the Compliments are for ALLAH and all the Prayers and all the Good things (are for ALLAH). Peace be on you, O Prophet, and ALLAH’s Mercy and Blessings (are on you). And Peace be on us and on the good (pious) worshipers of ALLAH. I testify that none has the right to be Worshiped but ALLAH and that Muhammad is HIS slave and Apostle.) So, when you have said this, then you have surely sent the greetings to every good (pious) worshiper of ALLAH [S.W.T], whether he be in the Heaven or on the Earth.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 55: Prophets (P.B.U.T), Number 589:

Narrated Abdur-Rahman bin Abi Laila (R.A):

 Ka’b bin Ujrah (R.A) met me and said, “Shall I not give you a present I got from the Prophet [S.A.W.S]?” ‘Abdur-Rahman (R.A) said, “Yes, give it to me.” I said, “We asked ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] saying, ‘O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! How should one (ask ALLAH [S.W.T] to) send blessings on you, the members of the family, for ALLAH [S.W.T] has taught us how to salute you (in the prayer)?’ He said, ‘Say: O ALLAH! Send YOUR Mercy on Muhammad and on the family of Muhammad, as YOU sent YOUR Mercy on Abraham and on the family of Abraham, for YOU are the MOST PRAISEWORTHY, the MOST GLORIOUS. O ALLAH! Send YOUR Blessings on Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as YOU sent YOUR Blessings on Abraham and on the family of Abraham, for YOU are the MOST PRAISEWORTHY, the MOST GLORIOUS.’”

Jami’ at-Tirmidhi: Chapter 21, Book 3: The Book on Al-Witr, Hadith 33:

Abdullah bin Mas’ud (R.A) narrated:

 That ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] said: “The person closest to me on the Day of Judgment is the one who sent the most Salat upon me.”

Jami’ at-Tirmidhi: Chapter 21, Book 3: The Book on Al-Witr, Hadith 34:

Abu Huraira (R.A) narrated:

 That ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] said: “Whoever sends Salat upon me, ALLAH [S.W.T] sends Salat upon him ten times.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 73: Good Manners and Form, Number 2:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 A man came to ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] and said, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! Who is more entitled to be treated with the best companionship by me?” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Your mother.” The man said. “Who is next?” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Your mother.” The man further said, “Who is next?” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Your mother.” The man asked for the fourth time, “Who is next?” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Your father.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 15: The Two Festivals (Eids), Number 86:

Narrated Ibn Abbas (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “No good deeds done on other days are superior to those done on these (first ten days of Dhul Hijja).” Then some companions (R.A) of the Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Not even Jihad?” He replied, “Not even Jihad, except that of a man who does it by putting himself and his property in danger (for ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Sake) and does not return with any of those things.”

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 28, Book 6: Fasting (Kitab Al-Sawm), Number 2566:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: ALLAH [S.W.T], the EXALTED and MAJESTIC said: Every act of the son of Adam (P.B.U.H) is for him, except fasting. It is (exclusively) meant for ME and I (Alone) will reward it. Fasting is a shield. When any one of you is fasting on a day, he should neither indulge in obscene language, nor raise the voice; or if anyone reviles him or tries to quarrel with him he should say: I am a person fasting. By HIM, in WHOSE Hand is the life of Muhammad [S.A.W.S], the breath of the observer of fast is sweeter to ALLAH [S.W.T] on the Day of Judgment than the fragrance of musk. The one who fasts has two (occasions) of joy, one when he breaks the fast he is glad with the breaking of (the fast) and one when he meets his LORD he is glad with his fast.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 1, Book 40: Pertaining To Paradise, Its Description, Its Bounties And Its Intimates (Kitab Al-Jannat Wa Sifat Na’Imiha Wa Ahliha), Number 6783:

Sahl b. Sa’d as-Sa’idi (R.A) reported:

 I was in the company of ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] that he gave a description of Paradise and then ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] concluded with these words: There would be bounties which the eye has not seen and the ear has not heard and no human heart has ever perceived them. He then recited this verse: “They forsake (their) beds, calling upon their LORD in fear and in hope, and spend out of what WE have given them. So no soul knows what refreshment of the eyes is hidden for them; a reward for what they did” (32.16-17)

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 2: Belief, Number 38:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself in his religion will not be able to continue in that way. So you should not be extremists, but try to be near to perfection and receive the good tidings that you will be rewarded; and gain strength by Worshiping in the mornings, the nights.”

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 34, Book 30: Pertaining To The Excellent Qualities Of The Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S] And His Companions (R.A), Number 5818:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 That he heard ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: Avoid that which I forbid you to do and do that which I command you to do to the best of your capacity. Verily the people before you went to their doom because they had put too many questions to their Prophets (P.B.U.T) and then disagreed with their teachings.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 51: Wills and Testaments (Wasaayaa), Number 28:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Avoid the seven great destructive sins.” The people enquire, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! What are they? “He said, “To join others in Worship along with ALLAH [S.W.T], to practice sorcery, to kill the life which ALLAH [S.W.T] has forbidden except for a just cause (according to Islamic law), to eat up Riba (usury), to eat up an orphan’s wealth, to give back to the enemy and fleeing from the battlefield at the time of fighting, and to accuse chaste women, who never even think of anything touching chastity and are good believers.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 11: Call to Prayers (Adhaan), Number 629:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “ALLAH [S.W.T] will give shade, to seven, on the Day when there will be no shade but HIS. (These seven persons are) a just ruler, a youth who has been brought up in the Worship of ALLAH [S.W.T] (i.e. Worships ALLAH [S.W.T] sincerely from childhood), a man whose heart is attached to the Mosques (i.e. to pray the compulsory prayers in the Mosque in congregation), two persons who love each other Only for ALLAH [S.W.T]‘s Sake and they meet and part in ALLAH [S.W.T]‘s Cause Only, a man who refuses the call of a charming woman of noble birth for illicit intercourse with her and says: I am afraid of ALLAH [S.W.T], a man who gives charitable gifts so secretly that his left hand does not know what his right hand has given (i.e. nobody knows how much he has given in charity), and a person who remembers ALLAH [S.W.T] in seclusion and his eyes are then flooded with tears.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 52: Fighting for the Cause of ALLAH [S.W.T], Number 65:

Narrated Abu Musa (R.A):

 A man came to the Prophet [S.A.W.S] and asked, “A man fights for war booty; another fights for fame and a third fights for showing off; which of them fights in ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Cause?” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “He who fights that ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Word (i.e. Islam) should be Superior, fights in ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Cause.”

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 34, Book 20: On Government (Kitab Al-Imara), Number 4655:

It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira (R.A):

 That the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said: Of the men he lives the best life who holds the reins of his horse (ever ready to march) in the way of ALLAH [S.W.T], flies on its back whenever he hears a fearful shriek, or a call for help, flies to it seeking death at places where it can be expected. (Next to him) is a man who lives with his sheep at a hill-top or in a valley, says his prayers regularly, gives Zakat and Worships his LORD until death comes to him.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 52: Fighting for the Cause of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Jihaad), Number 48:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Whoever believes in ALLAH [S.W.T] and HIS Apostle [S.A.W.S], offer prayer perfectly and fasts the month of Ramadan, will rightfully be granted Paradise by ALLAH [S.W.T], no matter whether he fights in ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Cause or remains in the land where he is born.” The people said, “O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]! Shall we acquaint the people with this good news?” He said, “Paradise has one-hundred grades which ALLAH [S.W.T] has reserved for the Mujahidin who fight in HIS Cause, and the distance between each of two grades is like the distance between the Heaven and the Earth. So, when you ask ALLAH [S.W.T] (for something), ask for Al-Firdaus which is the best and highest part of Paradise.” (i.e. the sub-narrator added, “I think the Prophet [S.A.W.S] also said, ‘Above it (i.e. Al-Firdaus) is the Throne of BENEFICENT (i.e. ALLAH [S.W.T]), and from it originate the rivers of Paradise.”)

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 83, Book 1: Faith (Kitab Al Iman), Number 0363:

It is reported on the authority of al-Mughira b. Shu’ba (R.A):

 That the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said: Moses (P.B.U.H) asked his LORD: Who amongst the inhabitants of Paradise is the lowest to rank? HE (ALLAH [S.W.T]) said: The person who would be admitted into Paradise last of all among those deserving of Paradise who are admitted to it. I would be said to him: Enter Paradise. He would say: O my LORD! How (should I enter) while the people have settled in their apartments and taken the shares (portions)? It would be said to him: Would you be pleased if there be for you like the kingdom of a king amongst the kings of the world? He would say: I am pleased my LORD. HE (ALLAH [S.W.T]) would say: For you is that, and like that, and like that, and like that, and that. He would say at the fifth (point): I am well pleased, my LORD. HE (ALLAH [S.W.T]) would say: It is for you and ten times like it, and for you is what your self desires and your eye enjoys. He would say: I am well pleased, my LORD. He (Moses (P.B.U.H)) said: (Which is) the highest of their (inhabitants of Paradise) ranks? HE (ALLAH [S.W.T]) said: They are those Whom I choose. I establish their Honor with MY OWN Hand and then set a seal over it (and they would be Blessed with Bounties) which no eye has seen, no ear has heard and no human mind has perceived: and this is substantiated by the Book of ALLAH [S.W.T], the EXALTED and GREAT: “So no soul knows what delight of the eye is hidden for them; a reward for what they did” (32.17).

 

SahihBukhari: Volume 1, Book 4: Wudu’, Number 184:

Narrated Asma’ bint Abu Bakr (R.A):

 I came to ‘Aisha (R.A) the wife of the Prophet [S.A.W.S] during the solar eclipse. The people were standing and offering the prayer and she was also praying. I asked her, “What is wrong with the people?” She beckoned with her hand towards the sky and said, “Subhan ALLAH.” I asked her, “Is there a sign?” She pointed out, “Yes.” So I, too, stood for the prayer till I fell unconscious and later on I poured water on my head. After the prayer, ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] Praised and Glorified ALLAH and said, “Just now I have seen something which I never saw before at this place of mine, including Paradise and Hell. I have been inspired (and have understood) that you will be put to trials in your graves and these trials will be like the trials of Ad-dajjal, or nearly like it (the sub narrator is not sure of what Asma’ (R.A) said). Angels (P.B.U.T) will come to every one of you and ask, ‘What do you know about this man?’ A believer will reply, ‘He is Muhammad [S.A.W.S], ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle, and he came to us with self-evident truth and guidance. So we accepted his teaching, believed and followed him.’ Then the Angels (P.B.U.T) will say to him to sleep in peace as they have come to know that he was a believer. On the other hand a hypocrite or a doubtful person will reply, ‘I do not know but heard the people saying something and so I said the same.’

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 8: Prayers, Number 345:

Narrated Abu Dhar (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “While I was at Mecca the roof of my house was opened and Gabriel (P.B.U.H) descended, opened my chest, and washed it with Zam-zam water. Then he brought a golden tray full of wisdom and faith and having poured its contents into my chest, he closed it. Then he took my hand and ascended with me to the nearest heaven, when I reached the nearest heaven, Gabriel (P.B.U.H) said to the gatekeeper (P.B.U.H) of the heaven, ‘Open (the gate).’ The gatekeeper (P.B.U.H) asked, ‘Who is it?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) answered: ‘Gabriel (P.B.U.H).’ He asked, ‘Is there anyone with you?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘Yes, Muhammad [S.A.W.S] is with me.’ He asked, ‘Has he been called?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) said, ‘Yes.’ So the gate was opened and we went over the nearest heaven and there we saw a man sitting with some people on his right and some on his left. When he looked towards his right, he laughed and when he looked toward his left he wept. Then he said, ‘Welcome! O pious Prophet and pious son.’ I asked Gabriel (P.B.U.H), ‘Who is he?’ He replied, ‘He is Adam (P.B.U.H) and the people on his right and left are the souls of his offspring. Those on his right are the people of Paradise and those on his left are the people of Hell and when he looks towards his right he laughs and when he looks towards his left he weeps.’ Then he ascended with me till he reached the second heaven and he (Gabriel (P.B.U.H)) said to its gatekeeper (P.B.U.H), ‘Open (the gate).’ The gatekeeper (P.B.U.H) said to him the same as the gatekeeper (P.B.U.H) of the first heaven had said and he opened the gate. Anas (R.A) said: “Abu Dhar (R.A) added that the Prophet [S.A.W.S] met Adam, Idris, Moses, Jesus and Abraham (P.B.U.T), he (Abu Dhar (R.A)) did not mention on which heaven they were but he mentioned that he (the Prophet [S.A.W.S]) met Adam (P.B.U.H) on the nearest heaven and Abraham (P.B.U.H) on the sixth heaven. Anas (R.A) said, “When Gabriel (P.B.U.H) along with the Prophet [S.A.W.S] passed by Idris (P.B.U.H), the latter said, ‘Welcome! O pious Prophet and pious brother.’ The Prophet [S.A.W.S] asked, ‘Who is he?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘He is Idris (P.B.U.H).” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] added, “I passed by Moses (P.B.U.H) and he said, ‘Welcome! O pious Prophet and pious brother.’ I asked Gabriel (P.B.U.H), ‘Who is he?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘He is Moses (P.B.U.H).’ Then I passed by Jesus (P.B.U.H) and he said, ‘Welcome! O pious brother and pious Prophet.’ I asked, ‘Who is he?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘He is Jesus (P.B.U.H). Then I passed by Abraham (P.B.U.H) and he said, ‘Welcome! O pious Prophet and pious son.’ I asked Gabriel (P.B.U.H), ‘Who is he?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘He is Abraham (P.B.U.H). The Prophet [S.A.W.S] added, ‘Then Gabriel (P.B.U.H) ascended with me to a place where I heard the creaking of the pens.” Ibn Hazm and Anas bin Malik (R.A) said: The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Then ALLAH [S.W.T] enjoined fifty prayers on my followers when I returned with this order of ALLAH [S.W.T], I passed by Moses (P.B.U.H) who asked me, ‘What has ALLAH [S.W.T] enjoined on your followers?’ I replied, ‘He has enjoined fifty prayers on them.’ Moses (P.B.U.H) said, ‘Go back to your LORD (and appeal for reduction) for your followers will not be able to bear it.’ (So I went back to ALLAH [S.W.T] and requested for reduction) and HE reduced it to half. When I passed by Moses (P.B.U.H) again and informed him about it, he said, ‘Go back to your LORD as your followers will not be able to bear it.’ So I returned to ALLAH [S.W.T] and requested for further reduction and half of it was reduced. I again passed by Moses (P.B.U.H) and he said to me: ‘Return to your LORD, for your followers will not be able to bear it. So I returned to ALLAH [S.W.T] and HE said, ‘These are five prayers and they are all (equal to) fifty (in reward) for MY Word does not change.’ I returned to Moses (P.B.U.H) and he told me to go back once again. I replied, ‘Now I feel shy of asking my LORD again.’ Then Gabriel (P.B.U.H) took me till we ” reached Sidrat-il-Muntaha (Lote tree of; the utmost boundary) which was shrouded in colors, indescribable. Then I was admitted into Paradise where I found small (tents or) walls (made) of pearls and its earth was of musk.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 5, Book 58: Merits of the Helpers in Medina (Ansaar), Number 227:

Narrated Abbas bin Malik (R.A):

 Malik bin Sasaa (R.A) said that ALLAH [S.W.T]‘s Apostle [S.A.W.S] described to them his Night Journey saying, “While I was lying in Al-Hatim or Al-Hijr, suddenly someone came to me and cut my body open from here to here.” I asked Al-Jarud (R.A) who was by my side, “What does he mean?” He said, “It means from his throat to his pubic area,” or said, “From the top of the chest.” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] further said, “He then took out my heart. Then a gold tray of Belief was brought to me and my heart was washed and was filled (with Belief) and then returned to its original place. Then a white animal which was smaller than a mule and bigger than a donkey was brought to me.” (On this Al-Jarud (R.A) asked, “Was it the Buraq, O Abu Hamza (R.A)?” I (i.e. Anas (R.A)) replied in the affirmative). The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “The animal’s step (was so wide that it) reached the farthest point within the reach of the animal’s sight. I was carried on it, and Gabriel (P.B.U.H) set out with me till we reached the nearest heaven. When he asked for the gate to be opened, it was asked, ‘Who is it?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) answered, ‘Gabriel (P.B.U.H).’ It was asked, ‘Who is accompanying you?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘Muhammad [S.A.W.S].’ It was asked, ‘Has Muhammad [S.A.W.S] been called?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied in the affirmative. Then it was said, ‘He is welcomed. What an excellent visit his is!’ The gate was opened, and when I went over the first heaven, I saw Adam (P.B.U.H) there. Gabriel (P.B.U.H) said (to me). ‘This is your father, Adam (P.B.U.H); pay him your greetings.’ So I greeted him and he returned the greeting to me and said, ‘You are welcomed, O pious son and pious Prophet.’ Then Gabriel (P.B.U.H) ascended with me till we reached the second heaven. Gabriel (P.B.U.H) asked for the gate to be opened. It was asked, ‘Who is it?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) answered, ‘Gabriel (P.B.U.H).’ It was asked, ‘Who is accompanying you?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘Muhammad [S.A.W.S].’ It was asked, ‘Has he been called?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) answered in the affirmative. Then it was said, ‘He is welcomed. What an excellent visit his is!’ The gate was opened. When I went over the second heaven, there I saw Yahya (i.e. John) and ‘Isa (i.e. Jesus) (P.B.U.T) who were cousins of each other. Gabriel (P.B.U.H) said (to me), ‘These are John and Jesus (P.B.U.T); pay them your greetings.’ So I greeted them and both of them returned my greetings to me and said, ‘You are welcomed, O pious brother and pious Prophet.’ Then Gabriel (P.B.U.H) ascended with me to the third heaven and asked for its gate to be opened. It was asked, ‘Who is it?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘Gabriel (P.B.U.H).’ It was asked, ‘Who is accompanying you?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘Muhammad [S.A.W.S].’ It was asked, ‘Has he been called?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied in the affirmative. Then it was said, ‘He is welcomed, what an excellent visit his is!’ The gate was opened, and when I went over the third heaven there I saw Joseph (P.B.U.H). Gabriel (P.B.U.H) said (to me), ‘This is Joseph (P.B.U.H); pay him your greetings.’ So I greeted him and he returned the greeting to me and said, ‘You are welcomed, O pious brother and pious Prophet.’ Then Gabriel (P.B.U.H) ascended with me to the fourth heaven and asked for its gate to be opened. It was asked, ‘Who is it?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘Gabriel (P.B.U.H)’ It was asked, ‘Who is accompanying you?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘Muhammad [S.A.W.S].’ It was asked, ‘Has he been called?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied in the affirmative. Then it was said, ‘He is welcomed, what an excellent visit his is!’ The gate was opened, and when I went over the fourth heaven, there I saw Idris (P.B.U.H). Gabriel (P.B.U.H) said (to me), ‘This is Idris (P.B.U.H); pay him your greetings.’ So I greeted him and he returned the greeting to me and said, ‘You are welcomed, O pious brother and pious Prophet.’ Then Gabriel (P.B.U.H) ascended with me to the fifth heaven and asked for its gate to be opened. It was asked, ‘Who is it?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘Gabriel (P.B.U.H).’ It was asked. ‘Who is accompanying you?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘Muhammad [S.A.W.S].’ It was asked, ‘Has he been called?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied in the affirmative. Then it was said ‘He is welcomed, what an excellent visit his is!’ So when I went over the fifth heaven, there I saw Harun (i.e. Aaron) (P.B.U.H), Gabriel (P.B.U.H) said, (to me). This is Aaron (P.B.U.H); pay him your greetings.’ I greeted him and he returned the greeting to me and said, ‘You are welcomed, O pious brother and pious Prophet.’ Then Gabriel (P.B.U.H) ascended with me to the sixth heaven and asked for its gate to be opened. It was asked. ‘Who is it?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘Gabriel (P.B.U.H).’ It was asked, ‘Who is accompanying you?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘Muhammad [S.A.W.S].’ It was asked, ‘Has he been called?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied in the affirmative. It was said, ‘He is welcomed. What an excellent visit his is!’ When I went (over the sixth heaven), there I saw Moses (P.B.U.H). Gabriel (P.B.U.H) said (to me),’ This is Moses (P.B.U.H); pay him your greeting. So I greeted him and he returned the greetings to me and said, ‘You are welcomed, O pious brother and pious Prophet.’ When I left him (i.e. Moses (P.B.U.H)) he wept. Someone asked him, ‘What makes you weep?’ Moses (P.B.U.H) said, ‘I weep because after me there has been sent (as Prophet) a young man whose followers will enter Paradise in greater numbers than my followers.’ Then Gabriel (P.B.U.H) ascended with me to the seventh heaven and asked for its gate to be opened. It was asked, ‘Who is it?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘Gabriel (P.B.U.H).’ It was asked,’ Who is accompanying you?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied, ‘Muhammad [S.A.W.S].’ It was asked, ‘Has he been called?’ Gabriel (P.B.U.H) replied in the affirmative. Then it was said, ‘He is welcomed. What an excellent visit his is!’ So when I went (over the seventh heaven), there I saw Abraham (P.B.U.H). Gabriel (P.B.U.H) said (to me), ‘This is your father; pay your greetings to him.’ So I greeted him and he returned the greetings to me and said, ‘You are welcomed, O pious son and pious Prophet.’ Then I was made to ascend to Sidrat-ul-Muntaha (i.e. the Lote Tree of the utmost boundary) Behold! Its fruits were like the jars of Hajr (i.e. a place near Medina) and its leaves were as big as the ears of elephants. Gabriel (P.B.U.H) said, ‘This is the Lote Tree of the utmost boundary). Behold! There ran four rivers, two were hidden and two were visible, I asked, ‘What are these two kinds of rivers, O Gabriel (P.B.U.H)?’ He replied,’ As for the hidden rivers, they are two rivers in Paradise and the visible rivers are the Nile and the Euphrates.’ Then Al-Bait-ul-Ma’mur (i.e. the Sacred House) was shown to me and a container full of wine and another full of milk and a third full of honey were brought to me. I took the milk. Gabriel (P.B.U.H) remarked, ‘This is the Islamic religion which you and your followers are following.’ Then the prayers were enjoined on me: They were fifty prayers a day. When I returned, I passed by Moses (P.B.U.H) who asked (me), ‘What have you been ordered to do?’ I replied, ‘I have been ordered to offer fifty prayers a day.’ Moses (P.B.U.H) said, ‘Your followers cannot bear fifty prayers a day, and by ALLAH [S.W.T], I have tested people before you, and I have tried my level best with Bani Israel (in vain). Go back to your LORD and ask for reduction to lessen your followers’ burden.’ So I went back, and ALLAH [S.W.T] reduced ten prayers for me. Then again I came to Moses (P.B.U.H), but he repeated the same as he had said before. Then again I went back to ALLAH [S.W.T] and HE reduced ten more prayers. When I came back to Moses (P.B.U.H) he said the same, I went back to ALLAH [S.W.T] and HE ordered me to observe ten prayers a day. When I came back to Moses (P.B.U.H), he repeated the same advice, so I went back to ALLAH [S.W.T] and was ordered to observe five prayers a day. When I came back to Moses (P.B.U.H), he said, ‘What have you been ordered?’ I replied, ‘I have been ordered to observe five prayers a day.’ He said, ‘Your followers cannot bear five prayers a day, and no doubt, I have got an experience of the people before you, and I have tried my level best with Bani Israel, so go back to your LORD and ask for reduction to lessen your follower’s burden.’ I said, ‘I have requested so much of my LORD that I feel ashamed, but I am satisfied now and surrender to ALLAH [S.W.T]‘s Order.’ When I left, I heard a voice saying, ‘I have passed MY Order and have lessened the burden of MY worshipers.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 8: Prayers, Number 392:

Narrated Bara’ bin ‘Azib (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] prayed facing Baitul-Maqdis for sixteen or seventeen months but he loved to face the Ka’ba (at Mecca) so ALLAH [S.W.T] revealed: “Verily, WE have seen the turning of your face to the heaven!” (2.144) So the Prophet [S.A.W.S] faced the Ka’ba and the fools amongst the people namely “the Jews” said, “What has turned them from their Qibla (Bait-ul-Maqdis) which they formerly observed”” (ALLAH [S.W.T] revealed): “Say: ‘To ALLAH belongs the East and the West. HE guides whom HE will to a straight path’.” (2.142) A man prayed with the Prophet [S.A.W.S] (facing the Ka’ba) and went out. He saw some of the Ansar praying the ‘Asr prayer with their faces towards Bait-ul-Maqdis, he said, “I bear witness that I prayed with ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] facing the Ka’ba.” So all the people turned their faces towards the Ka’ba.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 8: Prayers, Number 435:

Narrated Abu Qatada Al-Aslami (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “If anyone of you enters a Mosque, he should pray two Rakat before sitting.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 8: Prayers, Number 462:

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar (R.A):

 A man came to the Prophet [S.A.W.S] while he was delivering the sermon and asked him how to offer the night prayers. The Prophet [S.A.W.S] replied, ‘Pray two Rakat at a time and then two and then two and so on and if you are afraid of dawn (the approach of the time of the Fajr prayer) pray one Rak’a and that will be the Witr for all the Rakat which you have prayed.” Narrated ‘Ubaidullah bin ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (R.A): A man called the Prophet [S.A.W.S] while he was in the Mosque.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 9: Virtues of the Prayer Hall Number 489:

Narrated Busr bin Said (R.A):

 That Zaid bin Khalid sent him to Abi Juhaim (R.A) to ask him what he had heard from ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] about a person passing in front of another person who was praying. Abu Juhaim (R.A) replied, “ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, ‘If the person who passes in front of another person in prayer knew the magnitude of his sin he would prefer to wait for 40 (days, months or years) rather than to pass in front of him.” Abu An-Nadr (R.A) said, “I do not remember exactly whether he said 40 days, months or years.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 10: Times of the Prayers, Number 506:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 I heard ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] saying, “If there was a river at the door of anyone of you and he took a bath in it five times a day would you notice any dirt on him?” They said, “Not a trace of dirt would be left.” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] added, “That is the example of the five prayers with which ALLAH blots out (annuls) evil deeds.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 10: Times of the Prayers, Number 527:

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “Whoever misses the ‘Asr prayer (intentionally) then it is as if he lost his family and property.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 10: Times of the Prayers, Number 529:

Narrated Qais (R.A):

 Jarir (R.A) said, “We were with the Prophet [S.A.W.S] and he looked at the moon–full-moon–and said, ‘Certainly you will see your LORD as you see this moon and you will have no trouble in seeing HIM. So if you can avoid missing (through sleep or business, etc.) a prayer before the sun-rise (Fajr) and a prayer before sunset (‘Asr), you must do so.’ He then recited ALLAH [S.W.T]‘s Statement: And celebrate the Praises of your LORD before the rising of the sun and before (its) setting.” (50.39) Isma’il (R.A) said, “Offer those prayers and do not miss them.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 10: Times of the Prayers, Number 535:

Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] used to pray the Zuhr at mid-day, and the ‘Asr at a time when the sun was still bright, the Maghrib after sunset (at its stated time) and the Isha at a variable time. Whenever he saw the people assembled (for Isha’ prayer) he would pray earlier and if the people delayed, he would delay the prayer. And they or the Prophet [S.A.W.S] used to offer the Fajr Prayers when it still dark.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 10: Times of the Prayers, Number 548:

Narrated Abu Bakr bin Abi Musa (R.A):

 My father said, “ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, ‘whoever prays the two cool prayers (‘Asr and Fajr) will go to Paradise.’”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 10: Times of the Prayers, Number 554:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “Whoever could get one Rak’a of a prayer, (in its proper time) he has got the prayer.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 10: Times of the Prayers, Number 559:

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “None of you should try to pray at sunrise or sunset.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 11: Call to Prayers (Adhaan), Number 623:

Narrated Abu Musa (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “The people who get tremendous reward for the prayer are those who are farthest away (from the Mosque) and then those who are next farthest and so on. Similarly one who waits to pray with the Imam has greater reward than one who prays and goes to bed.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 11: Call to Prayers (Adhaan), Number 624:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “While a man was going on a way, he saw a thorny branch and removed it from the way and ALLAH [S.W.T] became pleased by his action and Forgave him for that.” Then the Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Five are Martyrs: One who dies of plague, one who dies of an abdominal disease, one who dies of drowning, one who is buried alive (and) dies and one who is killed in ALLAH [S.W.T]‘s Cause.” (The Prophet [S.A.W.S] further said, “If the people knew the reward for pronouncing the Adhan and for standing in the first row (in the congregational prayer) and found no other way to get it except by drawing lots they would do so, and if they knew the reward of offering the Zuhr prayer early (in its stated time), they would race for it and they knew the reward for ‘Isha’ and Fajr prayers in congregation, they would attend them even if they were to crawl’)

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 11: Call to Prayers (Adhaan), Number 642:

Narrated Nafi’ (R.A):

 Ibn ‘Umar (R.A) said, “ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, ‘If the supper is served for anyone of you and the Iqama is pronounced, start with the supper and don’t be in haste (and carry on eating) till you finish it.” If food was served for Ibn ‘Umar (R.A) and Iqama was pronounced, he never came to the prayer till he finished it (i.e. food) in spite of the fact that he heard the recitation (of the Qur’an) by the Imam (in the prayer). Narrated Ibn ‘Umar (R.A): The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “If anyone of you is having his meals, he should not hurry up till he is; satisfied even if the prayer has been started.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 11: Call to Prayers (Adhaan), Number 663:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “If the Imam leads the prayer correctly then he and you will receive the rewards but if he makes a mistake (in the prayer) then you will receive the reward for the prayer and the sin will be his.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 11: Call to Prayers (Adhaan), Number 689:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “The Imam is (appointed) to be followed. So do not differ from him, bow when he bows, and say, “Rabbana-lakal hamd” if he says “Sami’a-l-lahu Liman hamida”; and if he prostrates, prostrate (after him), and if he prays sitting, pray sitting all together, and straighten the rows for the prayer, as the straightening of the rows is amongst those things which make your prayer a correct and perfect one.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 11: Call to Prayers (Adhaan), Number 692:

Narrated Anas bin Malik (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Straighten your rows for I see you from behind my back.” Anas (R.A) added, “Everyone of us used to put his shoulder with the shoulder of his companion and his foot with the foot of his companion.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 12: Characteristics of Prayer, Number 707:

Narrated Sahl bin Sa’d (R.A):

 The people were ordered to place the right hand on the left forearm in the prayer. Abu Hazim (R.A) said, “I knew that the order was from the Prophet [S.A.W.S].”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 12: Characteristics of Prayer, Number 717:

Narrated Anas bin Malik (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “What is wrong with those people who look towards the sky during the prayer?” His talk grew stern while delivering this speech and he said, “They should stop (looking towards the sky during the prayer); otherwise their eye-sight would be taken away.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 12: Characteristics of Prayer, Number 718:

Narrated ‘Aisha (R.A):

 I asked ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] about looking hither and thither in prayer. He replied, “It is a way of stealing by which satan takes away (a portion) from the prayer of a person.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 12: Characteristics of Prayer, Number 723:

Narrated ‘Ubada bin As-Samit (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “Whoever does not recite Al-Fatiha in his prayer, his prayer is invalid.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 1, Book 12: Characteristics of Prayer, Number 724:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] entered the Mosque and a person followed him. The man prayed and went to the Prophet [S.A.W.S] and greeted him. The Prophet [S.A.W.S] returned the greeting and said to him, “Go back and pray, for you have not prayed.” The man went back prayed in the same way as before, returned and greeted the Prophet [S.A.W.S] who said, “Go back and pray, for you have not prayed.” This happened thrice. The man said, “By HIM WHO sent you with the Truth, I cannot offer the prayer in a better way than this. Please, teach me how to pray.” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “When you stand for Prayer say Takbir and then recite from the Holy Qur’an (of what you know by heart) and then bow till you feel at ease. Then raise your head and stand up straight, then prostrate till you feel at ease during your prostration, then sit with calmness till you feel at ease (do not hurry) and do the same in all your prayers.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 13: Friday Prayer, Number 4:

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “The taking of a bath on Friday is compulsory for every male (Muslim) who has attained the age of puberty.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 13: Friday Prayer, Number 6:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “Any person who takes a bath on Friday like the bath of Janaba and then goes for the prayer (in the first hour i.e. early), it is as if he had sacrificed a camel (in ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Cause); and whoever goes in the second hour it is as if he had sacrificed a cow; and whoever goes in the third hour, then it is as if he had sacrificed a horned ram; and if one goes in the fourth hour, then it is as if he had sacrificed a hen; and whoever goes in the fifth hour then it is as if he had offered an egg. When the Imam comes out (i.e. starts delivering the Khutba), the Angels (P.B.U.T) present themselves to listen to the Khutba.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 13: Friday Prayer, Number 8:

Narrated Salman-Al-Farsi (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Whoever takes a bath on Friday, purifies himself as much as he can, then uses his (hair) oil or perfumes himself with the scent of his house, then proceeds (for the Jumua prayer) and does not separate two persons sitting together (in the Mosque), then prays as much as (ALLAH [S.W.T] has) written for him and then remains silent while the Imam is delivering the Khutba, his sins in-between the present and the last Friday would be forgiven.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 13: Friday Prayer, Number 21:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]‘s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said “We are the last (to come amongst the nations) but (will be) the foremost on the Day of Resurrection. They were given the Holy Scripture before us and we were given the Qur’an after them. And this was the day (Friday) about which they differed and ALLAH [S.W.T] gave us the guidance (for that). So tomorrow (i.e. Saturday) is the Jews’ (day), and the day after tomorrow (i.e. Sunday) is the Christians’.” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] remained silent (for a while) and then said, “It is obligatory for every Muslim that he should take a bath once in seven days, when he should wash his head and body.” Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A) through different narrators that the Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “It is ALLAH [S.W.T]‘s right on every Muslim that he should take a bath (at least) once in seven days.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 13: Friday Prayer, Number 34:

Narrated Ibn Juraij (R.A):

 I heard Nazi’ (R.A) saying, “Ibn Umar (R.A), said, ‘The Prophet [S.A.W.S] forbade that a man should make another man to get up to sit in his place’ “. I said to Nafi’ (R.A), ‘Is it for Jumua prayer only?’ He replied, “For Jumua prayer and any other (prayer).”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 13: Friday Prayer, Number 51:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “When it is a Friday, the Angels (P.B.U.T) stand at the gate of the Mosque and keep on writing the names of the persons coming to the Mosque in succession according to their arrivals. The example of the one who enters the Mosque in the earliest hour is that of one offering a camel (in sacrifice). The one coming next is like one offering a cow and then a ram and then a chicken and then an egg respectively. When the Imam comes out (for Jumua prayer) they (i.e. Angels (P.B.U.T)) fold their papers and listen to the Khutba.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 13: Friday Prayer, Number 56:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “When the Imam is delivering the Khutba, and you ask your companion to keep quiet and listen, then no doubt you have done an evil act.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 13: Friday Prayer, Number 57:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] talked about Friday and said, “There is an hour (opportune time) on Friday and if a Muslim gets it while praying and asks something from ALLAH [S.W.T], then ALLAH [S.W.T] will definitely meet his demand.” And he (the Prophet [S.A.W.S]) pointed out the shortness of that time with his hands.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 2, Book 23: Funerals (Al-Janaa’iz), Number 331:

Narrated Al-Bara’ bin ‘Azib (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] ordered us to do seven things and forbade us to do other seven. He ordered us: to follow the funeral procession. to visit the sick, to accept invitations, to help the oppressed, to fulfill the oaths, to return the greeting and to reply to the sneezer: (saying, “May ALLAH be Merciful on you,” provided the sneezer says, “All the Praises are for ALLAH”). He forbade us to use silver utensils and dishes and to wear golden rings, silk (clothes), Dibaj (pure silk cloth), Qissi and Istabraq (two kinds of silk cloths).

Sahih Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 31: Fasting, Number 215:

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri (R.A) (who fought in twelve Ghazawat in the company of the Prophet [S.A.W.S]):

 I heard four things from the Prophet [S.A.W.S] and they won my admiration. He said:

1. “No lady should travel on a journey of two days except with her husband or a Dhi-Mahram”;

2. “No fasting is permissible on the two days of Id-ul-Fitr and ‘Id-ul-Adha”;

3. “No prayer (may be offered) after the morning compulsory prayer until the sun rises; and no prayer after the ‘Asr prayer till the sun sets”;

4. “One should travel only for visiting three Masjid (Mosques): Masjid-ul-Haram (Mecca), Masjid-ul-Aqsa (Jerusalem), and this (my) Mosque (at Medina)”.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 3, Book 32: Praying at Night in Ramadaan (Taraweeh), Number 226:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 I heard ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] saying regarding Ramadan, “Whoever prayed at night in it (the month of Ramadan) out of sincere faith and hoping for a reward from ALLAH [S.W.T], then all his previous sins will be forgiven.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 3, Book 34: Sales and Trade, Number 330:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “The congregational prayer of anyone amongst you is more than twenty (five or twenty seven) times in reward than his prayer in the market or in his house, for if he performs ablution completely and then goes to the Mosque with the sole intention of performing the prayer, and nothing urges him to proceed to the Mosque except the prayer, then, on every step which he takes towards the Mosque, he will be raised one degree or one of his sins will be forgiven. The Angels (P.B.U.T) will keep on asking ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Forgiveness and Blessings for everyone of you so long as he keeps sitting at his praying place. The Angels (P.B.U.T) will say, ‘O ALLAH [S.W.T], Bless him! O ALLAH [S.W.T], be Merciful to him!’ as long as he does not do Hadath or a thing which gives trouble to the other.” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] further said, “One is regarded in prayer so long as one is waiting for the prayer.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 54: Beginning of Creation, Number 446:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Angels (P.B.U.T) keep on descending from and ascending to the Heaven in turn, some at night and some by daytime, and all of them assemble together at the time of the Fajr and ‘Asr prayers. Then those who have stayed with you over-night, ascent unto ALLAH [S.W.T] WHO asks them, and HE knows the answer better than they, “How have you left MY slaves?” They reply, “We have left them praying as we found them praying.” If anyone of you says “Aameen” (during the Prayer at the end of the recitation of Surat-al-Faitiha), and the Angels (P.B.U.T) in Heaven say the same, and the two sayings coincide, all his past sins will be Forgiven.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 4, Book 54: Beginning of Creation, Number 451:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “When the Imam, during the prayer, says, “ALLAH hears him who Praises HIM’, say: ‘O ALLAH! Our LORD! All the Praises are for YOU, for if the saying of anyone of you coincides with the saying of the Angels (P.B.U.T), his past sins will be Forgiven.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 6, Book 60: Prophetic Commentary on the Qur’an (Tafseer of the Prophet [S.A.W.S]), Number 2:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]‘s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “When the Imam says: ‘Ghair-il-Maghdubi ‘Alaihim Walad-Dallin (i.e. not the path of those who earn YOUR Anger, nor the path of those who went astray (1.7)), then you must say, ‘Aameen’, for if one’s utterance of ‘Aameen’ coincides with that of the Angels (P.B.U.T) , then his past sins will be Forgiven.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 6, Book 61: Virtues of the Qur’an, Number 531:

Narrated Al-Bara’ (R.A):

 A man was reciting Surat Al-Kahf and his horse was tied with two ropes beside him. A cloud came down and spread over that man, and it kept on coming closer and closer to him till his horse started jumping (as if afraid of something). When it was morning, the man came to the Prophet [S.A.W.S], and told him of that experience. The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “That was As-Sakina (tranquility) which descended because of (the recitation of) the Qur’an.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 6, Book 61: Virtues of the Qur’an, Number 534:

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri (R.A):

 The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said to his companions (R.A), “Is it difficult for any of you to recite one third of the Qur’an in one night?” This suggestion was difficult for them so they said, “Who among us has the power to do so, O ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S]?” ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] replied: “ALLAH (the) ONE, the SELF-SUFFICIENT MASTER WHOM all Creatures need.’ (Surat Al-Ikhlas 112.1–to the End) is equal to one third of the Qur’an.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 6, Book 61: Virtues of the Qur’an, Number 535:

Narrated ‘Aisha (R.A):

 Whenever ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] became sick, he would recite Mu’awwidhat (Surat Al-Falaq and Surat An-Nas) and then blow his breath over his body. When he became seriously ill, I used to recite (these two Suras) and rub his hands over his body hoping for its blessings.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 7, Book 71: Medicine, Number 644:

Narrated ‘Aisha (R.A):

 Whenever ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] went to bed, he used to recite Surat-al-Ikhlas, Surat-al-Falaq and Surat-an-Nas and then blow on his palms and pass them over his face and those parts of his body that his hands could reach. And when he fell ill, he used to order me to do like that for him.

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 75: Invocations, Number 338:

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr (R.A):

 Abu Bakr As-Siddiq (R.A) said to the Prophet [S.A.W.S], “Teach me an invocation with which I may invoke (ALLAH [S.W.T]) in my prayer.” The Prophet [S.A.W.S] said, “Say: Allahumma inni zalamtu nafsi zulman kathiran wala yaghfirudh-dhunuba illa anta, Faghfirli maghfiratan min indika war-hamni, innaka antal Ghafur-Rahim.”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 8, Book 75: Invocations, Number 398:

Narrated Anas (R.A):

 The most frequent invocation of the Prophet [S.A.W.S] was: “O ALLAH! Give to us in the world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire.” (2.201)

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 93: Oneness, Uniqueness of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Tawheed), Number 586:

Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] said, “Every night when it is the last third of the night, our LORD, the SUPERIOR, the BLESSED, descends to the nearest heaven and says: Is there anyone to invoke ME that I may respond to his invocation? Is there anyone to ask ME so that I may grant him his request? Is there anyone asking MY Forgiveness so that I may Forgive him?”

Sahih Bukhari: Volume 9, Book 93: Oneness, Uniqueness of ALLAH [S.W.T] (Tawheed), Number 636:

Narrated Al-Bara’ (R.A):

 I heard the Prophet [S.A.W.S] reciting Surat at-Tin waz Zaitun (By the Fig and the Olive) in the ‘Isha’ prayer and I have never heard anybody with a better voice or recitation than his.”

 

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 4, Book 2: Purification (Kitab Al-Taharah), Number 0450:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 Verily the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] said: Five (daily) prayers and from one Friday prayer to the (next) Friday prayer, and from Ramadhan to Ramadhan are expiations for the (sins) committed in between (their intervals) provided one shuns the major sins.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 38, Book 4: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Number 0989:

Ma’dan b. Talha (R.A) reported:

 I met Thauban (R.A), the freed slave of ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S], and asked him to tell me about an act for which, if I do it, ALLAH [S.W.T] will admit me to Paradise, or I asked about the act which was loved most by ALLAH [S.W.T]. He gave no reply. I again asked and he gave no reply. I asked him for the third time, and he said: I asked ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] about that and he said: Make frequent prostrations before ALLAH [S.W.T], for you will not make one prostration without raising you a degree because of it, and removing a sin from you, because of it. Ma’dan (R.A) said: That then he met Abu al-Darda’ (R.A) and when he asked him, he received a reply similar to that given by Thauban (R.A).

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 131, Book 4: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Number 1755:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: Would any one of you like, when he returns to his family, to find there three large, fat, pregnant she camels? We said: Yes. Upon this he said: Three verses that one of you recites in his prayer are better for him than three large, fat, pregnant she camels.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 136, Book 4: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Number 1774:

‘Uqba b. ‘Amir (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: What wonderful verses have been sent down today the like of which has never been seen! They are: “Say: I seek refuge with the LORD of the dawn,” and “Say: I seek refuge with the LORD of men.” (i.e. Surat Al-Falaq and Surat An-Nas)

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 153, Book 4: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Number 1868:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Apostle [S.A.W.S] as saying: He who performed ablution well, then came to Friday prayer, listened (to the sermon), kept silence all (his sins) between that time and the next Friday would be forgiven with three days extra, and he who touched pebbles caused an interruption.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 187, Book 4: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Number 1882:

Abdullah b. Umar and Abu Huraira (R.A) said:

 That they heard ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] say on the planks of his pulpit: People most cease to neglect the Friday prayer or ALLAH [S.W.T] will seal their hearts and then they will be among the negligent.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 159, Book 4: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat), Number 1903:

Jabir b. ‘Abdullah (R.A) reported:

 Sulaik Ghatafani (R.A) came on Friday when the Messenger of ALLAH [S.W.T] [S.A.W.S] was delivering the sermon. He (Sulaik (R.A)) sat down. He (the Holy Prophet [S.A.W.S]) said to him: O Sulaik! Stand and observe two rak’ahs and make them short, and then said: When any one of you comes on Friday, while the Imam delivers the sermon, he should observe two rak’ahs and should make them short.

Sahih Muslim, Chapter 35, Book 6: Fasting, Number 2611:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying: The most excellent fast after Ramadan is ALLAH [S.W.T]‘s month’ al-Muharram, and the most excellent prayer after what is prescribed is prayer during the night.

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 5, Book 37: Pertaining To Repentance And Exhortation Of Repentance (Kitab Al-Tauba), Number 6644:

Abu Mu’sa (R.A) reported:

 ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] as saying that ALLAH [S.W.T], the EXALTED and GLORIOUS, stretches out HIS Hand during the night so that the people repent for the fault committed from dawn till dusk and HE stretches out HIS Hand during the day so that the people may repent for the fault committed from dusk to dawn. (HE would accept repentance) before the sun rises in the west (before the Day of Resurrection).

Sahih Muslim: Chapter 2, Book 39: Giving Description Of The Day Of Judgment, Paradise And Hell (Kitab Sifat Al-Qiyama Wa’L Janna Wa’N-Nar), Number 6707:

Abu Huraira (R.A) reported:

 That ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] took hold of my hands and said: ALLAH [S.W.T], the EXALTED and GLORIOUS, created the clay on Saturday and HE created the mountains on Sunday and HE created the trees on Monday and HE created the things entailing labor on Tuesday and created light on Wednesday and HE caused the animals to spread on Thursday and created Adam (P.B.U.H) after ‘Asr on Friday; the last creation at the last hour of the hours of Friday, i.e. between afternoon and night.

 

Jami’ at-Tirmidhi: Chapter 3, Book 3: The Book on Al-Witr, Hadith 4:

Abu Huraira (R.A) narrated:

 “ALLAH [S.W.T]‘s Messenger [S.A.W.S] ordered me to perform Al-Witr before sleeping.”

Jami’ at-Tirmidhi: Chapter 16, Book 3: The Book on Al-Witr, Hadith 27:

Abdullah bin As-Sa’ib (R.A) narrated:

 “ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] would pray four (Rak’ah) after the Zawal of the sun before Az-Zuhr. He said: ‘It is an hour in which the gates of the heavens are opened, and I love that a righteous deed should be raised up for me in it.’”

Jami’ at-Tirmidhi: Chapter 1, Book 4: The Book on the Day of Friday, Hadith 4:

Abu Huraira (R.A) narrated:

 “ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] said: The best day that the sun has risen upon is Friday. On it Adam (P.B.U.H) was created, on it he entered Paradise, and on it, he was sent down from it. And in it there is an hour in which the Muslim worshipper would not stand in Salat, asking ALLAH [S.W.T] for anything except that HE would give it to him.’” Abu Huraira (R.A) said: “I met Abdullah bin Salam (R.A), and I mentioned this Hadith to him. He said: ‘I am more knowledgeable about that hour.’ So I said: ‘Inform me about it, and do not keep any of it from me.’ He said: ‘It is after al-Asr until the sun has set.’ I said: ‘How can it be after Al-Asr when ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] said: ‘the Muslim worshipper would not stand in Salat.’ And that is a time that prayer is not performed in?” So Abdullah bin Salam (R.A) said: ‘Didn’t ALLAH [S.W.T]’s Messenger [S.A.W.S] say: “Whoever sat in a gathering awaiting the Salat then he is in Salat”? I said: ‘Of course.’ He said: ‘Then that is it.’”

 

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Kalimah Tayyibah [The Holy Code]

لآَ اِلَهَ اِلاَّ اللَّهُ مُحَمَّدٌ رَّسُوْلُ اللهِ

Pronunciation:

Laa Ilaaha Illaal-Laahu Muhammadur-Rasulul-Lah [Salla'Allahuu Alayhi Wa-Sallaam]

Translation:

There is none worthy of Worship but ALLAH Muhammad [May ALLAH Bless him and grant him Peace] is the Messenger of ALLAH.

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5 Responses to “How To Perform Salah (Prayer) (Namaaz) Step by Step [4 Rakat]”

  1. Asma Says:

    Thank you very much . I have cleared all my doubts that i face during my namaz. I want to thank you once again. Allah may bless you.

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  2. ammar butt Says:

    im really pleased to see this…. may Allah bless you with mercy and rewards. Im really thnk full 2 u coz now i can correct my prayer…JAZZAK ALLAH

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  3. obaid Says:

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