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    Assalamu Alaikum

    This thread will be a compilation of "How to Pray" resources and common FAQ about Islamic prayers inshallah.

    Please read through this thread if you do not know how to pray and want to learn. Always ask questions about something you do not understand.

    Quote Originally Posted by *charisma* View Post
    Assalamu Alaikum


    There are 5 obligatory prayers in the day:

    1. Fajr (Done at Sunrise)
    2. Dhuhr (Done Early Afternoon)
    3. 'Asr (Done Late Afternoon)
    4. Maghrib (Done at Sundown)
    5. Isha (Done in Evening)

    There are specific times at which these prayers have to be done because it depends on the location of the sun. Therefore, you can use islamicfinder.org to enter your location and find out the specific times the prayers should be done.

    Essentially all the prayers are prayed similarly except the number of rakaat is what differs. A rakaa basically means how many courses of movements is to be done in a prayer.

    So for example, Fajr requires 2 rakaat, dhuhr is 4, 'asr is 4, maghrib is 3, and isha is 4.

    Before every prayer you have to be in a state of purity, so you have to perform wudhu (cleansing ritual/ablution) anytime you use the bathroom, pass gas, or come into contact with anything impure (such as urine). Ghusl (full body bath) is to be done after intercourse or if you're a female, after you complete your period/menses (you can't pray while you have your period/menses).

    This is how wudhu is done:


    You can use these youtube vids which highlight exactly how to do each movement for each prayer and what to say:

    Fajr



    Dhuhr



    Asr



    Maghrib




    Isha



    Before making wudhu, ghusl, and salaah always remember to make the intention in your heart first.

    If you memorize the following it will make it so much easier on you: Al Fatiha, Tashahhud, Salah ibraheemiya

    And of course if its difficult for you to memorize everything, you can always write down the words on a paper and use it as you do the movements until you can recite without the paper. If you have any other questions (I know it can get overwhelming) feel free to ask!
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    D e a t h

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    Re: Learn How to Pray & FAQ

    You can write out the prayer in Arabic transliteration to follow until you learn how to pray without it, such as below:

    Quote Originally Posted by muslimah_B View Post
    Bismilah Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem

    Here is how to pray, if ANYONE needs any more details or doesnt understand please ask and i will do better to explain with more detail in sha Allah
    Im posting it here so all of us may benefit and be a reminder incase we may forget to do something
    (Just a note the rasing of the hands is suited to that of the prayer of a woman and for men you should raise your hands to your ears, and also for "ruku" a mans back must be striaght, a women only has to bend untill her hands touch her knees as this is more concealing)
    (I also understand that due to different maghdabs during tashahud people do different things and with where to put hands during recitation, i would just like to point out that, this is for people to learn to pray in the quickest of manners and when they choose their own maghdab they will follow suit)
















    May Allah forgive me if i have commited any mistakes, and guide us all to have a perfect salah most pleasing to Allah...ameen

    Btw sorry for all the mistakes LOL but i was really tired writing it out, at least it proves we all make mistakes

    And il post wudu and ghusl tomorrow in sha Allah
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    Re: Learn How to Pray & FAQ

    Understanding what validates the prayer will help keep you on track.


    Quote Originally Posted by greenhill View Post
    Learn in stages is my advice.

    What is compulsory are the
    A) state of purity and wudu'.
    B) intention or the niyah "usolli fard ...."
    C) the actions
    D) the complementary recitations with each action.
    For this (D) Allahu akbar for every action except for the 'sami Allahuliman hamidah' part. The Al fatihah for every rakaat (cycle). The atahiyya on the second and final rakaah followed by the salam to the left and right. All other saying is not compulsory. So you can learn them along the way.

    Another thing, don't say the Al Fatihah twice. Learn another short surah for that.

    Finally, the bit missed out in the written exercise, the bit to recite when you are in the sitting position, well really, that is your dua for yourself. Asking Allah for numerous things.. see that you just came from the sujood position and ask Allah, in prayer, then immediately sujood again.. get the relevance? Sad, but I see so many rush through this...

    Anyway, hope I am not confusing you.


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    Re: Learn How to Pray & FAQ

    Use Youtube videos that help simplify the pronunciation of prayer:











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    Assalamo alaikom brothers and sisters
    Can I ask a question??
    How many rakaat in each of the prayer
    I'm a little confused about it
    Like for example in fajr how many rakaats I should make?? In dhur
    Pls I really need your help
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    Re: Rakaat

    Quote Originally Posted by Sinamela View Post
    Assalamo alaikom brothers and sisters
    Can I ask a question??
    How many rakaat in each of the prayer
    I'm a little confused about it
    Like for example in fajr how many rakaats I should make?? In dhur
    Pls I really need your help
    Assalaamu alaikum Sinamela,


    (smile) Welcome to this Discussion Board. I've moved your question to a thread that I hope will answer it. If you need any clarifications, please add them to this thread, as they could be useful for other people.

    Please also feel free to browse other older threads. They may well answer some of your questions.


    May God, the Kind, Guide you ever closer to Him.
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    Re: Rakaat

    Quote Originally Posted by Sinamela View Post
    Assalamo alaikom brothers and sisters
    Can I ask a question??
    How many rakaat in each of the prayer
    I'm a little confused about it
    Like for example in fajr how many rakaats I should make?? In dhur
    Pls I really need your help


    please see this thread, especially post #20: How many rakats are in each prayer?



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