the Qiblah (toward Mecca), and make sure you’re in a clean area, now you are about to start one of the following prayers: 1st prayer (Subh), 2nd
prayer (Dhuhr), 3rd (Asr), 4th (Maghrib), 5th
you will start the prayer raising both hands up close to your ears and say
"Allahu Akbar" (God is Most Great). (Look at the picture on the
you finish reciting raise your hands up to the ears, saying "Allahu
Akbar." Bow (your hands on your knees, back straight, your face toward
the ground, saying three times, "Subhana rabbiyal adheem" (Glory be
to my Lord Almighty). This position is called (ruku’). See photo.
back to standing while saying "Sami’a Allahu liman hamidah, Rabbana wa
lakal hamd" (God hears those who call upon Him; Our Lord, praise be to
hands up, saying "Allahu Akbar" then descend to the ground (see
photo), while your face on the ground say three times "Subhana Rabbiyal
A'ala" (Glory be to my Lord, the Most High). This position is called
to a sitting position (see picture), saying "Allahu Akbar."
prostrate back on the ground (this is the second time you do it), while your
face on the ground say three times "Subhana Rabbiyal A'ala"
will conclude the first “rak’a”. Now to start the second “raka’a” you simply
need to repeat steps from 2 to 8. Note that at the end of your second “rak’a”
you will have to add step 9, which is:
Rise to a sitting positition
(see photo), remain sitting and recite the first part of the Tashahhud in
Arabic: "Atta-hiyyatu lillahi was-salawatu wat-tayyibatu As-salamu
'ala an-Nabiyy wa rahmat-ullahi wa barakatuhu As-salamu 'alaina wa
'alaa 'Ibaadillah-is-salihin. Ash-hadu-al-la-ilaha illAllahu wa ash-hadu anna
Muhammadan 'abduhu wa Rasuluh”. Note that while reciting “Ash-hadu-al-la
ilaha illaAllahu …” one should move the index finger of the right hand in a
small circle like you’re drawing a circle on the sand beach with your index while
the hand is still on the thigh. Only the index should be moving, the rest of
the fingers and hand don’t have to move. See photo:
the prayer is to be longer than 2 “rak'as”, then add the same steps from 2 to
8 depending on how many “rak’as” you have to perfom, for example if you have
to make 4 “rak’as” then you will have to add steps 2 to 8 two more
times (which means 4 times in total). Then finally add the step number 9
again (basically after each two “rak’as” the step #9 is required).
prayers of the day:
prayer (Subh) = 2 Rakats
prayer (Dhuhr) = 4 Rakats
prayer (Asr) = 4 Rakats
prayer (Maghrib) = 3 Rakats
prayer (Ishaa) = 4 Rakats
end your prayer, while still sitting, turn your face to the right and say
"Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah" (Peace be upon you and God's
blessings), and turn to the left and say the same “Assalamu alaikum wa
rahmatullah". And that’s how you finish your prayer, easy!
Example of how to pray the 3rd Prayer (Asr) which
consist of 4 Rakats: Follow steps 1-8, then steps 2-9, then steps 2-8, then
finally step 2-10.
There is a second half part of tashahhud which is recited in the final “rak’a”
but if it can be learned later, you don’t have to do it if you’re still in your
first days, it says “Allahumma salli ala Muhammad wa ala aali Muhammad kama
salaita ala Ibraheem, wa barik ala Muhammad wa ala aali Muhammad kama barakta
ala Ibraheem wa ala aali Ibraheem fel ‘alameena innaka hameedun majeed”, this
will be added to step 9 before reaching step 10.
Also check out this video, it shows you how to pray the prayer of Maghrib (4th Prayer of the day), If you still have questions please e-mail us