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Step #1

1. Clear your mind 2. Make your intention for the Prayer you are about to pray in your heart (without moving your lips) and that this prayer is for Allah alone. 3. During the prayer, ALWAYS look at the spot where you will place yourhead when prostrating, unless otherwise mentioned 4. Give EACH position its due time allowing your body at reach tranquility. Do NOT RUSH any position.

Step #3
aoothu bil-laahi min ash-shay-taan nir rajeem
***See Bottom***

Bismil-laahir-Rah-man nir-Raheem al Hamdu Lil-laa-he Rub-bil aala-meen

Lets Learn How to Pray


In Step #3, after you recite the Fatiha, it is highly recommended to recite another part of the Quran BEFORE going to Step #4.

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Ar Rah-man nir Raheem

Step #6
Sami Allahu liman hamidah

Step #2
Allahu Akbar (Allah is the Greatest)

Maaliki Yaw-mid Deen


E-yaaka na-budu Wa E-yaaka nastaeen
Ih-di-nas Si-raa-tal Mustaqeem

Golden Rule #1: When praying by yourself, move your lips in coordination with what you are saying silently.

Step #4
Allahu Akbar (Allah is the Greatest)

Si-raa-tal-latheena anamta alay-him ghayril magh-doobi alayhim walad daal-leen


**For English please refer to the bottom**

Step #5
Sub-haana rub-bee al Adheem (3 times)
(How perfect my Lord is, the Supreme)

Rub-bana wa-la-kal hamd

(May Allah answer he who praises Him)

Step #7
While moving from Position 7 to 8, say

*** Step #8
Sub-haana Rub-bee al Ala (3 times)
(How perfect my Lord is, the Most High)

Step #9
Rub-bigh fir lee.
(Oh Lord, forgive me)
Optional Supplication

*** Step #10


(3 times) (How perfect my Lord is, the Most High)

(Our Lord, for You is all Praise)

Allahu Akbar

Sub-haana Rub-bee al Ala.

Step #11
Rest here for a few seconds then push up using your fists to step #12

(2 times)

Then while rising to perform Step #9, say

Then while prostrating to perform Step #10, say

Allahu Akbar

Then while rising to perform Step #11, say

Allahu Akbar

Allahu Akbar

Note: Every time you raise your hands to your ears, do not touch them

hands on knees

F irst Unit

When performing step #8: go down with your hands first and then with your knees.

Step #12
Bismil-laahir-Rah-man nir-Raheem al Hamdu Lil-laa-he Rub-bil aala-meen Ar Rah-man nir Raheem Maaliki Yaw-mid Deen
E-yaaka na-budu Wa E-yaaka nastaeen
In Step #12, after you recite the Fatiha, it is highly recommended to recite another part of the Quran BEFORE going to Step #13.

Step #15
Sami Allahu liman hamidah
(May Allah answer he who praises Him)

Golden Rule #2: When praying in congregation, move your lips in coordination with what you are saying silently EXCEPT when the Imam is reciting.

Step #20 (part 1) Step #20 (part 2)


At ta-hee-yaa-tu lil-laahi was sa-la-waa-tu wat-tay-yi-baatu
As salaamu alay-ka ay-you-han-nabee-you wa rah-ma-tul-laahi wa ba-ra-kaa-tuhu

Step #13
Allahu Akbar (Allah is the Greatest)

Rub-bana wa-la-kal hamd


(Our Lord, for You is all Praise)

Allah humma salli alaa Muhammad wa alaa aali Muhammad Kama sal-lay-ta alaa Ibrahim wa alaa aali Ibrahim Wa baarik alaa Muhammad wa alaa aali Muhammad THEN

Step #21
Turn head 90 degrees to the right and say...

Ih-di-nas Si-raa-tal Mustaqeem


Si-raa-tal-latheena anamta alay-him ghayril magh-doobi alayhim walad daal-leen
(Same as Step #3)

Step #16
While moving from Position 16 to 17, say

Step #14
Sub-haana rub-bee-al Adheem

Step #17
al Ala. (3 times)
(How perfect my Lord is, the Most High)

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Step #18
Rub-bigh fir lee.
Oh Lord, forgive me)
Optional Supplication

Allahu Akbar Sub-haana Rub-bee

Step #19
Sub-haana Rub-bee al Ala.
(3 times) (How perfect my Lord is, the Most High)

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As-salaamu alayn-aa wa alaa ibaa-de-kas saa-lee-heen

As sa-laamu a-lay-kum

wa rah-ma-tul-laah
(Peace and blessings be upon you)

Then while prostrating to perform Step #19, say

(3 times)
(How perfect my Lord is, the Supreme)

Allahu Akbar

Part 1A (Shahaadah) Ash-hadu al-laa e-laaha il-la Allah, Wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan abduhu wa rasuluhu

(2 times)

Kama baarakta alaa Ibrahim wa alaa aali Ibrahim fil aa-la-meen In-naka hami-dun majid

Step #22

Then while rising to perform Step #18, say

Part 1B

Part 2

Allahu Akbar

Then while rising to perform Step #20, say

Allahu Akbar

Make your right hand into a loose fist with your thumb relaxed and point your right index finger out and move it up and down slowly while looking at it for the rest of the prayer. Only during the Shahadah should you point it straight without moving it.

Turn head 180 degrees to the left and say same as Step #21

When performing step #17: go down with your hands first and then with your knees

Second Unit

Notice the elbows while in prostration are raised and not touching the ground

How to Perform a 3-unit Prayer...

The 5 Daily Prayers


Fajr (before sunrise): 2 units

The End!!

Translation of Step #3 and #12


***Note: The first line of step #3 (of which is translationed above) is not part of Surah al-Fatiha and is only mentioned in Step #3 and not in Step #12 ***

(I seek refuge with Allah from the Devil, the accursed.)

How to Perform a 4-unit Prayer...

Perform steps 1 through 20 (part 1), then perform Dhuhr (immediately after high noon): 4 units step #2, then #12 to 22. The End! Asr (afternoon):
4 units

In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate. All Praise belongs to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. The Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate. The Owner of the Day of Repayment.

Part 1B Part 1A (Shahadah) All words which indicate the glorification of Allah are for Allah. All acts of worship and I bear witness that there is no god worthy good deeds are for Him. Peace, mercy, and the of worship other than Allah and I bear blessings of Allah be upon you oh Prophet. Peace witness that Muhammad is His slave be upon us and all the righteous servants of Allah. and Messenger

Translation of Step #20

Perform steps 1 through 20 (part 1), then perform step #2 to 22. The End!

O Allah! Bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad as You blessed Ibrahim You alone we worship, and You alone we call for help. and the family of Ibrahim. And bestow Maghrib (after sunset): Your grace on Muhammad and on the family Guide us to the Straight Way. 3 units of Muhammad as you have bestowed Your The Way of those on whom You bestowed Your Grace. Not the way Grace on Ibrahim and the family of Ibrahim. Isha (night): of those who earned Your anger. Nor of those who have gone astray You are the most praised and the most glorious.

4 units

For steps 8, 10, 17 and 19, be sure to place your forehead, nose, both hands, both knees, and both feet on the ground to perform it correctly.

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Part 2