Namaz- The Prayer

As salam alekum wa rehmatillahi wa barkatahu

(May peace, blessings, and mercy of Allah (swt) be upon all of you)

          As Muslims we all know, we have to pray five times a day. This is for those who is having a hard time finding the Prayers which are performed in a certain order. Offering salat (The prayer) is the most important and it is one of the five pillars. Therefore, Salat is the most virtuous of all the different acts of ibaadah (worship).

In general there are four categories of Namaz:
Farz, Wajib, Sunnath and Nafil.

1. Farz means duty. It is compulsory and should not be avoided. It has two sub-divisions:

a) Farz-i-ayn; which is compulsory on all Muslims, for example offering Namaz five times a day, fasting during the month of Ramadan etc. One who performs it gets the reward but one who does not perform it is a sinner, liable to be punished. One who rejects it altogether is a kafir (Unbeliever).

b) Farz-i-kifayah; which is not compulsory on all Muslims and even if a group of Muslims perform it the responsibility of all Muslims would be fulfilled, for example Namaz-i-janazah (Namaz for the dead).

2. Wajib: means essential or necessary. It is next to Farz in importance., for example Namaz-i-Idd. One who performs it gets the reward but one who does not perform it is a sinner liable to be punished.

3. Sunnah: means that which Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) did. There are two types of sunnaths: a) Sunnath-i-muakkadah: that which Prophet Muhammed (SAWS) always did and ordered his followers to do. One who does it gets the reward and one who does not do, is a sinner liable to be questioned. Sunnath-i-ghair muakkadah ; that which Prophet Muhammed (SAWS) did occasionally and which is optional on his followers. One who does it gets a reward.

4. Nafil: means extra. One who does it gets a reward but one who does not do/ is not liable to be punished. 

Prayer-5 times a day

1. Fajar is a total of 4 rakat

  • 2 Sunnath
  • 2 Faraz

2. Duhur is a total of 12 rakat

  • 4 Sunnath
  • 4 Faraz
  • 2 Sunnath
  • 2 Nafeel

3. Asar is a total of 8 rakat

  • 4 Sunnath
  • 4 Faraz

4. Magrib is a total of 7 rakat

  • 3 Faraz
  • 2 Sunnath
  • 2 Nafeel

5. Isha is a total of 17 rakat

  • 4 Sunnath
  • 4 Faraz
  • 2 Sunnath
  • 2 Nafeel
  • 3 Wajibul-Vitr (in the third rakat of vitr prayer we read Dua-e-Qunoot)
  • 2 Nafeel

Here are details how to perform 2 rakat Sunnath and Farz Namaz (prayer) 

First Rakath

Surah Al Fatiha 

Al-hamdu lillahi Rabb il-‘alamin
Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem
Maliki yawmi-d-Din
Iyya-ka na’budu wa iyya-ka nasta’in
Ihdina-sirat al-mustaqim
Sirat al-ladhina an’amta ‘alai-him
Ghair il-Maghdubi ‘alai-him wa la-d-dallin”
Ameen.

Surah Ikhlas

Qul Huw-Allahu Ahad
Allah-us-Samad
Lam yalid wl lam yulad
Wa lam yakul lahu kufuwan ahad”

  • Then you go in Rukoo and read “Subhanna RabillAzeem” 3 times
  • Then stand up straight while saying “Allah hu Akbar”
  • Then go in “Sajda” and read ” Subhanna Rabillallah” 3 times
  • Say “Allah Hu Akbar” and sit up then go back into the sajda for the second time and read “Subhanna Rabillallah”
  • Then Say “Allah hu Akbar” when standing up 

 

    2nd and Final Rakath
     Surah Al Fatiha 

Al-hamdu lillahi Rabb il-‘alamin
Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem
Maliki yawmi-d-Din
Iyya-ka na’budu wa iyya-ka nasta’in
Ihdina-sirat al-mustaqim
Sirat al-ladhina an’amta ‘alai-him
Ghair il-Maghdubi ‘alai-him wa la-d-dallin”
Ameen.

Surah Quraish 

Li-eelafi qurayshin

Eelafihim rihlata alshshita-iwaalssayfi

FalyaAAbudoo rabba hatha albayti

Allathee atAAamahum min jooAAin waamanahum min khawfin

  • Then you go in Rukoo and read “Subhanna RabillAzeem” 3 times
  • Then stand up straight while saying “Allah hu Akbar”
  • Then go in “Sajda” and read ” Subhanna Rabillallah” 3 times
  • Say “Allah Hu Akbar” and sit up then go back into the sajda for the second time and read “Subhanna Rabillallah”
  • Then Say “Allah hu Akbar” and sit up
  • Then read Attaiyath ” 

1. Attaiya tou lillahi

wasal wa tou watea bato

As-salam aleika

Aiu han nabio wa rehmatillahi wa barkata hu

As salam aleina wa-alla ibadil- lahi salehin

NOW RAISE YOUR FINGER 

2. Ashadun- laillaha illallahu

wa-da-hu la shari-ka-la-hu

washa du anna

Mohammadan abda hu wa rasullahu

NOW PUT YOUR FINGER DOWN

3. Allah Huma Saleh allah Syed na mohammadun

wala ale mohammadun kama Salehta

Alla Ibrahima wallah alle Ibrahima

Inna ka hamidum majid

4. Allah Huma Barik allah mohammadun

wala ale mohammadun kama Barikta

Alla Ibrahima wallah alle Ibrahima

Inna ka hamidum majid.

5. Allah Huma ini zalam tu nafsi

Zulman kacira

wala iq-fir-rus zunuba

la illa anta faq-fir-li

maqfiratan min-in-di-ka

war-ham-ni Innaka antal gaffoor-ror- raheem.

NOW TRUN TO YOUR RIGHT SHOULDER AND SAY “As salam alekum wa rhematillah”

THEN TURN TO YOUR LEFT SHOULER AND SAY “As salam alekum wa rehmatillah”

 

This video shows how we are suppose to postrate in front of Allah (swt). In addition, this video has subtitles in Arabic; therefore we can follow and learn tajweed (the accent).

The one who disdains prayers (Salat) will receive Fifteen punishments from Allah…

  • Six punishments in this lifetime
  • Three while dying
  • Three in the grave &
  • Three on the Day of Judgment.

The Six Punishments of Life:

1. Allah takes away blessings from his age (makes his life misfortunate)

2. Allah does not accept his plea (Dua’s)

3. Allah erases the features of good people from his face.

4. He will be detested by all creatures on earth.

5. Allah does not reward him for his good deeds. No thawab- No remorse

6. He will not be included in the Dua’s of good people.

The  Three Punishments while Dying:

1. He dies humiliated.

2. He dies hungry.

3. He dies thirsty. Even if he drinks the water of all seas he will still be thirsty.

The Three Punishments in the Grave:

1. Allah tightens his grave until his chest ribs collapse over each other.

2. Allah pours on him fire with embers.

3. Allah sets on him a snake called ‘the brave’, ‘the bold’ which hits him from morning until afternoon for leaving Fajr prayer, from the afternoon until Asr for leaving Dhuhr prayer and so on. With each strike he sinks 70 yards under the ground.

The Three Punishments on The Day of Judgement:

1. Allah sends who would accompany him to hell pulling him on the face.

2. Allah gives him an angry look that makes the flesh of his face fall down.

3. Allah judges him strictly and orders him to be thrown in hell.

In addition, those who do not say their prayers of:

  • FAJR : the glow of their face is taken away.
  • DUHUR : the blessing of their income is taken away.
  • ASR : the strength of their body is taken away.
  • MAGHRIB : they are not benefited by their children.
  • ‘ISHA : the peace of their sleep is taken away.

http://english.islamway.com/prayer/BegSound.htm (Please visit this website, it is very helpful)

The Holy Quran:

“Say Your Prayers Before Prayers For You Are Said.

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