Learn What To Do If We Forget Raka’at During Prayer

Bismillahir Ar Rahmanir Rahiim. In the name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate Forgetfulness is a normal thing which can happen with any human being. Sometimes during prayer we forget or doubt how many number of raka’at we have completed and wonder ...

Prayer #18: Taslim (Salam)

  Each prayer always ends with the salutation and turning to the right and saying “assalamu’alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barokaatuh,” then turning to the left while saying, “assalamu’alaikum wa rahmatullaah.” 1. Narrated Wail bin Hujr, Radhiyallahu Anhu: I prayed with ...

Prayer#16: Tashahhud Awal (at second raka’at) & Prayer #17: Tashahhud Akhir (at Last Rakaat)

The Prophet, Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam, sat for tashahhud after two cycles. When the prayer is performed for only 2 cycles, like the Fajr prayer, then he sat iftirasy (seated on the left foot and his right foot ...

Prayer #14: Sitting in between the two prostrations & # 15: Rise to the next rakaat

  Prayer #14: Sitting in between the two prostrations After finishing the prostration, rise to recite takbir (Allahu Akbar) and then stretch out your left foot, sit upon your left foot, enforced by your right foot, and expose your toes to the ...

Prayer #12: Standing i’tidal

In a Muslim prayer, the Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam, raised both his hands while standing i’tidal (after ruku’) in the way as is done on takbiratul ihram.  As noted in the following hadiths:   1. Abu Hurairah, Radhiyallahu Anhu, ...

Prayer # 11: Ruku

After reading the verses of the Qur’an, then the Prophet, Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam, paused for a moment (Abu Dawud and Hakim, legalized by Hakim and approved by Dzahabi. According to Ibnu Qayyim, the pause was around one breath in length), then ...

Prayer # 10: Recitation after Al-Fatiha

After reading Surah Al-Fatihah we can read any Surah we want from the Qur’an. As mentioned in the following hadith: Narrated Abu Huraira, Radhiyallahu Anhu: Allah’s Messenger, Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam, said: “When you stand for prayer, ...

Prayer #8: Read Ta’awwudz

  The Prophet, Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam, used to recite ta’awwudz which reads: A’uudzubillaahi minasy syaithoonirrojiimi min hamzihi wa nafkhihi wa naftsihi I seek refuge in Allah from the accursed devil, from madness, from pride, and from his disgraceful verse. (Abu Dawud, Ibnu Majah, ...

Prayer # 7: Iftitah

Prayers of iftitah that were read by the Prophet, Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam, are manifold. 1. Narrated Abu Huraira, Radhiyallahu Anhu: Allah’s Messenger, Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam, observed silence between his reciting of takbir and reciting of the Qur’an. I ...