Thursday, 29 August 2013

Performance of Salah

Compiled by:
Saleh As-Saleh
May Allaah forgive him, his parents, his family, and all Muslims

Performance of Salah
1-Intention (it is a determination in the heart that you are performing a particular Salah; not to be uttered).
2-Face the direction of the Qiblah (Sacred House in Makkah Known as Ka'bah). Raise your hands to the level of the shoulders, or earlobes, and say

Standing Facing Qiblah and Making Takbeer with raised voice.
3-Place the right hand over the left on the chest. Look at the place of prostration without lowering your head:

Hands on the Chest; Right hand over the left.
4- Recite the Opening Invocation (du'aa) for Salah:
] سبحانَكَ اللهمَ وبِحَمدِكَ تَباركَ اسمُكَ وتَعالَى جَدُّكَ ولا إلَهَ غيرُك [
[Subhanaka Allaahumma wa bihamdika tabaarakas muka wa ta'aalaa jadduka wa laa ilaaha ghairuk.]
O Allaah! I declare You far removed from above all imperfection, and that You deserve all Praise.  Blessed is Your Name. Your Majesty (Glory and Might) is Exalted., and there is no true God Worthy of Worship Except You. 5-Recitation of Soorat Al-Faatiha (Opening Chapter of the Qur'an): Must be recited in every unit of prayer (Rak'ah). Begin by utter the following with a low voice:
أعوذُ باللهِ منَ الشَّيطانِ الرَّجيم *** بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
A'oodthu billahi minash-shaitanir-rajeem.
(I seek Refuge with Allaah from Satan, the outcast.)
(In the Name of Allaah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful, I begin-)
Then you Must recite the Faatiha in every Rak'ah, pausing after each verse (aayah):
- All the praises and thanks be to Allaah, the Lord of the 'Alamîn (mankind, jinns and all that exists).
- The Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
- The Only Owner (and the Only Ruling Judge) of the Day of Recompense (i.e. the Day of Resurrection)  
- You (Alone) we worship, and You (Alone) we ask for help (for each and everything).  
- Guide us to the Straight Way 
- The Way of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace, not (the way) of those who earned Your Anger (such as the Jews), nor of those who went astray (such as the Christians).
At the end, you must say Aameen .
Those who cannot recite the Faatiha may say instead (Subhanah Allah, Al-Hamdulillah, and la Illaah Illallaah, Allaahu Akbar, and laa Hawlah wa Laa Quwata Illaa bil-laah) which means: I declare Allaah far removed from all imperfection, and deserving all the Praise, and that there is no true God other than Allaah).

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