How To Conduct Salah?
|Standing||If this is the first raka'ah, the prayer is commenced by the saying of the takbir, which is الله أَكْبَر (transliteration "allāhu 'akbar", meaning God is Greater). The hands are raised level with shoulders or level with top of the ears, with fingers apart and not spaced out or together. This is done before, with or after the takbir.[note 1]|
Both arms are placed over the chest, with the right arm over the left.
If this is the first raka'ah, a supplication praising God is said such as
سُبحَانَکَ اللّٰھُمَّ وَ بِحَمدِکَ وَ تَبَارَکَ اسمُکَ وَ تَعَالٰی جَدُّکَ وَ لَا ِالٰہَ غَیرُک Subhaanak-Allaahumma, wa bihamdika, wa tabaarakasmuka, wa ta'aalaa jadduka, wa laa ilaaha ghayruka.
Muslims then ask refuge from God from such as 'acūdhu bi-llāhi min ash-shayṭāni r-rajīm.
The recitation of the Quran begins with b-ism illāhi r-raḥmāni r-raḥīm.
Surah Al-Fatiha is recited.
If this is the first or second raka'ah, the recitation of Al-Fatiha is followed with a recitation from any other section from the Quran of choice.
The takbeer is said again and the hands are raised as previously described and the next position, ruku', begins.
|Bowing||Step Two: Sorat Al-Fateiha is recited.|
|I'tidal and stopping|| 1:1 Bismillāhi r-raḥmāni r-raḥīm|
1:2 Al ḥamdu lillāhi rabbi l-'ālamīn
1:3 Ar raḥmāni r-raḥīm
1:4 Māliki yawmi d-dīn
1:5 Iyyāka na'budu wa iyyāka nasta'īn
1:6 Ihdinā ṣ-ṣirāṭ al-mustaqīm
1:7 Ṣirāṭ al-laḏīna an'amta 'alayhim ġayril maġḍūbi 'alayhim walāḍ ḍāllīn