Learn How to Perform Namaz (salat-prayer) Step By Step in English & Arabic Text

It is compulsory for all Muslims to make effort for understanding the meanings of recitation words in Namaz as it will help us to concentrate much better for getting benefits perfectly as though we see Allah in front of us or he sees us standing in front of him because during Salat, Muslims meet their God directly 5 times a day so if we know what we are saying in Namaz, it will enable us to feel much more humble and talk to the Master of Universe in modesty. Wudu–Ablution  Tayammum–Dry Ablution  Ghusl–Full Ablution or Taharat.

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How to Offer salaat? Learn Namaz-Prayer with Translation

Make the intention of offering Namaz then raise hands to ears and say:

Step 1: Say Takbeer-e-Tahrima:

Allaahu Akbar —• Allah is the greatest!

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Step 2a: Read Sana:

Subhaana Kal-lah hum-ma wabi hamdika watha-baara kasmuka watha’aala jad-duka walaa ilaaha ghayruk. —• Glory be to you, O Allah, and all praises are due unto you, and blessed is your name and high is your majesty and none is worthy of worship but you.

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Step 2b: Say Ta’awwudh (تعوذ) & Tasmiyya (تسمية)

A’udhu bil-laahi minash Shaythaa-nir-rajeem —• I seek Allah’s protection from Satan who is accursed.

Bismillaah hir-Rahmaa nir-Raheem —• In the name of Allah, the most Kind and the most Merciful.

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Step 2c: Recite Surah Fatiha

Alhamdul lil-laahi rab-bil ‘aalameen —• Praise is only for Allah, Lord of the Universe.

Ar rahmaa nir-raheem —• The most Kind, the most Merciful.

Maaliki yawmid-deen —• The master of the Day of Judgement.

Iyyaa-ka na’budu wa iyyaa-ka nasta’een —• You alone we worship and to you alone we pray for help.

Ihdinas siraatal mustaqeem —• Show us the straight way.

Siraatal Ladheena an’amta ‘alayhim —• The way of those whom you have blessed.

Ghay-ril maghdubi ‘alayhim —• Who have not deserved your anger.

Walad daal-leen. Ameen —• Nor gone astray.

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Note: We can read any Surah after reciting Surah Faatiha above, as long as it is a minimum of 3 verses or one long verse. The following is a short and popular Surah situated towards the end of the Qur’an called Surah Al Ikhlas:

Step 2d: Read Surah Al Ikhlas

Qul huwal laahu ahad. —• Say: He is Allah, the only one.

Allaah hus-Samad. —• Allah helps and does not need help.

Lam yalid walam yoolad. —• He does not produce a child, and He was not born of anyone.

Walam yakul-lahu Kufuwan ahad. —• There is no one equal to Him.

Surah Ikhlas, Learn to read surah Ikhlas

Step 3: Perform Ruku

Say Allahu Akbar before bowing for Ruku. in Ruku, say.this dua at least 3 times and maximum 7 times.

Subhaana Rabbi’al Azeem —• “Glory to my Lord the Exalted”.

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Step 4: Then stand up straight while saying this dua.

Sami Allaahu Liman Hamidah —• “Allah listens to him who praises Him”

Rabbanaa lakal Hamd —• “Oh our Lord, all praise is to you”.

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Step 5: Say Allahu Akbar

Allaahu Akbar —• Allah is the greatest!

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Step 6: Perform the prostration (sajda)

Before going to sajda, we say Allahu Akbar and in Sajda, we say this dau at least 3 times, maximum 7 times.

Subhaana Rabbi yal A’alaa —• “Oh Allah glory be to you, the most high.”

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Step 7: Rise to a sitting position

Rise to a sitting position, while saying Allahu Akbar (الله أَكْبَر).

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Step 8: Prostrate again

Prostrate again, saying Allahu Akbar (الله أَكْبَر). The second prostration is exactly identical to the first one. And repeat again that dua during prostration at least 3 times maximum 7 times.

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Step 9: Rise up to proceed to the second rakat

Rise up to proceed to the next raka’at, saying Allahu Akbar (الله أَكْبَر). The second raka’at is identical to the first one up till the second prostration, but without the Takbiratul Ihram.

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Step 10a: Perform the Tashahhud at the end of the second rakat


After the second prostration, stay in a sitting position and recite the Tashahhud (also known as Athahiyyaatu) and then Was Salawaatu

AthahiyyaatuLillahi Was Salawaatu Wattayyibatu —• All compliments, all physical prayer and all monetary worship are for Allah.

Assalamu Alaika Ayyuhannabi ‘yu ‘Warahmatullaahi Wabarka’tuhu —• Peace be upon you, Oh Prophet, and Allah’s mercy and blessings.

Assalamu Alaina Wa’alaa’Ibaadillaahis Saa’liheen, —• Peace be on us and on all righteous slaves of Allah.

Ash’had’u’Allahaa ilaha illallahu —•I bear witness that no one is worthy of worship except Allah

Wa Ash’hadu Anna Muhammadun Abd’uhu Wa Rasooluh —• And I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger

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Step 10b: Recite Durood Ibrahim in Tashahhud

when you are in last rakat then say Durude Ibrahim (durood shareef, darood pak) after reciting  Athahiyyaatu Lillahi Was Salawaatu  whether you have performed 2 rakat, 3 rakat or 4 rakat of any farz, sunnat, nafal namaz (salat, prayer, salah).

First part of Duroode -e- Ibrahim

Allaahumma Salleh Alaa Muhammadin Wa’alaa’ Aale Muhammadin —• Oh Allah, send grace and honour on Muhammad (PBUH) and On the family and true followers of Muhammad (PBUH).

Kama Sallaiyta Alaa Ibraheema Wa’ Alaa Aale Ibraheema —• just as you sent Grace and Honour on Ibrahim (a.s) and on the family and true followers of Ibrahim (a.s).

Innaka Hameedum Majeed —• Surely, you are praiseworthy, the Great.

Second part of Duroode -e- Ibrahim

Allaahumma Baarak Alaa Muhammadin Wa’ Alaa Aale Muhammadin —• Oh Allah, send your blessing on Muhammad (PBUH) and the true followers of Muhammad (PBUH),

Kama Baarakta Alaa Ibraheem Wa’ Alaa Aale Ibraheema —• as you sent blessings on Ibrahim (a.s) and on the family and true followers of Ibrahim (a.s).

Innaka Hameedum Majeed —• Surely, you are praiseworthy, the Great.

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Step 10c: Duaa after DUROOD IBRAHIM

After durood-e- Ibrahim, we can read any Quranic Duaa such as:

1st Duaa: Rabbij’alnee muqeemas salaati wa mindhur-riy yatee —• Oh Lord, make me and my children keep up prayers.

rab-banaa watha qab-bal du’a, —• Our Lord, accept our prayer,

rab-ba nagh-firlee wali waaliday-ya —• Our Lord, forgive me and my parents

wa lil mu-mineena yawma yaqumul hisaab. —• and all the Believers on the Day of Judgement.

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2nd Duaa:Rabbana Aatina Fid Duniya Hasanataw Wafil Aakhirati Hasanataw—• “Our Lord, grant us the good of this world and that of the Hereafter

Wa Qina Adhaaban Naar. —• and save us from the torture of hell.”

Rabbana Aatina dua in namaz, salt, prayer, salah

3rd Duaa:allahumma inni a’udzubika min adzabil qabri……

allahumma inni a'udzubika min adzabil qabri

ALLAAHUMMA INNII A’UUZUBIKA MIN ‘AZAABIL QABRI, WA A’UUZUBIKA MIN FITNATIL MASIIHID DAJJAAL, WA A’UUZUBIKA MIN FITNATIL MAHYAA, WA FITNATIL MAMAATI ALLAAHUMMA INNII A’UUZUBIKA MINAL MAASAMI WAL MAGHRAM.”

4th Duaa: Allahumma inni zalamtu nafsi zulman kathiran —•“O Allah, I have greatly wronged myself

wa la ya’ghfirudh dhunuuba illa anta —• and You alone can forgive sins,

fa’ghfir li ma’ghfiratan min ‘indika warhamni —• so grant me forgiveness from you and have mercy on me.

innaka antal ‘ghafurur rahim. —• You are the forgiving and Merciful One.

Allahumma inni zalamtu nafsi zulman kathiran dua after durood e ibrahim in namaz, salat, prayer, salah

 

Step 11: Say Salam two times

After reading all masnoon duaa when you want to finish your namaz then say: Assalamu Alai’kumWarah’matullaah by looking at right shoulder and then then say agian by looking on left shoulder.

Assalamu Alai’kumWarah’matullaah —• “Peace and mercy of Allah be on you”.

Namaz with step by step guidance

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Step 12: Say —• Allahu Akbar and astaghfirullah

After completing namaz, say Allahu Akbar 1 time then 3 times Astaghfirullah.

Note: Namaz is completed after performing 12 steps in order then you can read Islamic Duaas which our Beloved Holy Prophet (PBUH) used to read everyday after each Salat.

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Dua Qunoot

Dua qunoot  to be recited in the last rakat of the Witr Prayer of Isha Salah( namaz, salat)

Qunoot

Dua al-Qunoot Transliteration:

Allah humma inna nast’eenuka wa nastaghfiruka wa nu’minu bika wa natawak-kalu ‘alayka wa nuthne ‘alayk-al khayr. Wa nashkuruka wa laaa nakfuruka wa nakhla’u wa natruku man-y yafjuruka. Allah humma iyyaka na’budu wa laka nusal-lee wa nasjudu wa ilayka nas’a wa nahfidu wa narju rahmataka wa nakhsha ‘azabaka inna ‘azabaka bil kuf-fari mulhiq.

Dua al-Qunoot Translation:

Oh Allah, we ask you for help and seek your forgiveness, and we believe in You and have trust in You, and we praise you in the best way and we thank You and we are not ungrateful to you, and we forsake and turn away from the one who disobeys you. O Allah, we worship You only and pray to You and prostrate ourselves before You, and we run towards You and serve You, and we hope to receive your mercy, and we fear your punishment. Surely, the disbelievers will receive your punishement.

Dua Qunoot Arabic in Witr:

doa-qunut with English translation

Dua Qunut (to be recited in Witr Prayer)

Dua Qunoot Transliteration:

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

Dua Qunoot Translation in English:

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