Monday, January 23, 2012

namaz has been mentioned in the Holy Quran

Assalam oalaikum,
Namaz means prayer in Urdu whereas the Arabic word for Prayer is Salah. It is the form of worship of Allah ta’ala.
Allah Ta’ala has mentioned the importance and benefits of Namaz nearly 500 times in the Holy Qur’an. Read the following verses from the Quran to understand the importance of namaz

(1) And seek help in patience and As-Salat (the prayer) and truly it is extremely heavy and hard except for Al-Khashi'un [i.e. the true believers in Allah - those who obey Allah with full submission, fear much from His Punishment, and believe in His Promise (Paradise) and in His Warnings (Hell)].
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #45)
2) And who are more unjust than those who forbid that Allah's Name be glorified and mentioned much (i.e. prayers and invocations, etc.) in Allah's Mosques and strive for their ruin? It was not fitting that such should themselves enter them (Allah's Mosques) except in fear. For them there is disgrace in this world, and they will have a great torment in the Hereafter.
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #114)
3) And (remember) when We made the House (the Ka'bah at Makkah) a place of resort for mankind and a place of safety. And take you (people) the Maqam (place) of Ibrahim (Abraham) [or the stone on which Ibrahim (Abraham) عليه السلام stood while he was building the Ka'bah] as a place of prayer (for some of your prayers, e.g. two Rak'at after the Tawaf of the Ka'bahat Makkah), and We commanded Ibrahim (Abraham) and Isma'il (Ishmael) that they should purify My House (the Ka'bah at Makkah) for those who are circumambulating it, or staying (I'tikaf), or bowing or prostrating themselves (there, in prayer).
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #125)
4) The fools among the people (pagans, hypocrites, and Jews) will say, "What has turned them (Muslims) from their Qiblah [prayer direction (towards Jerusalem)] to which they used to face in prayer." Say, (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) "To Allah belong both, east and the west. He guides whom He wills to the Straight Way."
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #142)
5) Thus We have made you [true Muslims - real believers of Islamic Monotheism, true followers of Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم and his Sunnah (legal ways)], a just (and the best) nation, that you be witnesses over mankind and the Messenger (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) be a witness over you. And We made the Qiblah (prayer direction towards Jerusalem) which you used to face, only to test those who followed the Messenger (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) from those who would turn on their heels (i.e. disobey the Messenger). Indeed it was great (heavy) except for those whom Allah guided. And Allah would never make your faith (prayers) to be lost (i.e. your prayers offered towards Jerusalem). Truly, Allah is full of Kindness, the Most Merciful towards mankind.
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #143)
6) Verily! We have seen the turning of your (Muhammad's صلى الله عليه وسلم) face towards the heaven. Surely, We shall turn you to a Qiblah (prayer direction) that shall please you, so turn your face in the direction of Al-Masjid-al-Haram (at Makkah). And wheresoever you people are, turn your faces (in prayer) in that direction. Certainly, the people who were given the Scripture (i.e. Jews and the Christians) know well that, that (your turning towards the direction of the Ka'bah at Makkah in prayers) is the truth from their Lord. And Allah is not unaware of what they do.
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #144)
7) And even if you were to bring to the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) all the Ayat (proofs, evidence, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.), they would not follow your Qiblah (prayer direction), nor are you going to follow their Qiblah (prayer direction). And they will not follow each other's Qiblah (prayer direction). Verily, if you follow their desires after that which you have received of knowledge (from Allah), then indeed you will be one of the Zalimun (polytheists, wrong-doers).
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #145)
8) For every nation there is a direction to which they face (in their prayers). So hasten towards all that is good. Wheresoever you may be, Allah will bring you together (on the Day of Resurrection). Truly, Allah is Able to do all things.
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #148)
9) And from wheresoever you start forth (for prayers), turn your face in the direction of Al-Masjid-Al-Haram (at Makkah), that is indeed the truth from your Lord. And Allah is not unaware of what you do.
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #149)
10) And from wheresoever you start forth (for prayers), turn your face in the direction of Al-Masjid-Al-Haram (at Makkah), and wheresoever you are, turn your faces towards it (when you pray) so that men may have no argument against you except those of them that are wrong-doers, so fear them not, but fear Me! - And so that I may complete My Blessings on you and that you may be guided.
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #150)
11) O you who believe! Seek help in patience and As-Salat (the prayer). Truly! Allah is with As-Sabirun (the patient).
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #153)
12) It is not Al-Birr (piety, righteousness, and each and every act of obedience to Allah, etc.) that you turn your faces towards east and (or) west (in prayers); but Al-Birr is (the quality of) the one who believes in Allah, the Last Day, the Angels, the Book, the Prophets and gives his wealth, in spite of love for it, to the kinsfolk, to the orphans, and to Al-Masakin (the poor), and to the wayfarer, and to those who ask, and to set slaves free, performs As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat ), and gives the Zakat, and who fulfil their covenant when they make it, and who are patient in extreme poverty and ailment (disease) and at the time of fighting (during the battles). Such are the people of the truth and they are Al-Muttaqun (the pious - See V.2:2).
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #177)
13) It is made lawful for you to have sexual relations with your wives on the night of As-Saum (the fasts). They are Libas [i.e. body cover, or screen, or Sakan, (i.e. you enjoy the pleasure of living with them - as in Verse 7:189) Tafsir At-Tabari ], for you and you are the same for them. Allah knows that you used to deceive yourselves, so He turned to you (accepted your repentance) and forgave you. So now have sexual relations with them and seek that which Allah has ordained for you (offspring), and eat and drink until the white thread (light) of dawn appears to you distinct from the black thread (darkness of night), then complete your Saum (fast) till the nightfall. And do not have sexual relations with them (your wives) while you are in I'tikaf (i.e. confining oneself in a mosque for prayers and invocations leaving the worldly activities) in the mosques. These are the limits (set) by Allah, so approach them not. Thus does Allah make clear His Ayat (proofs, evidence, lessons, signs, revelations, verses, laws, legal and illegal things, Allah's set limits, orders) to mankind that they may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious - See V.2:2).
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #187)
14) There is no sin on you if you seek the Bounty of your Lord (during pilgrimage by trading). Then when you leave 'Arafat , remember Allah (by glorifying His Praises, i.e. prayers and invocations) at the Mash'ar-il-Haram . And remember Him (by invoking Allah for all good.) as He has guided you, and verily, you were, before, of those who were astray.
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #198)
15) They ask you concerning menstruation. Say: that is an Adha (a harmful thing for a husband to have a sexual intercourse with his wife while she is having her menses), therefore keep away from women during menses and go not unto them till they are purified (from menses and have taken a bath). And when they have purified themselves, then go in unto them as Allah has ordained for you (go in unto them in any manner as long as it is in their vagina). Truly, Allah loves those who turn unto Him in repentance and loves those who purify themselves (by taking a bath and cleaning and washing thoroughly their private parts, bodies, for their prayers).
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #222)
16) Guard strictly (five obligatory) As-Salawat (the prayers) especially the middle Salat (i.e. the best prayer - 'Asr ) . And stand before Allah with obedience [and do not speak to others during the Salat (prayers)].
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #238)
17) And if you fear (an enemy), perform Salat (pray) on foot or riding. And when you are in safety, offer the Salat (prayer) in the manner He has taught you, which you knew not (before).
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #239)
18) Then the angels called him, while he was standing in prayer in Al-Mihrab (a praying place or a private room), (saying): "Allah gives you glad tidings of Yahya (John), confirming (believing in) the word from Allah [i.e. the creation of 'Îsa (Jesus) عليه السلام, the Word from Allah ("Be!" - and he was!)], noble, keeping away from sexual relations with women, a Prophet, from among the righteous."
( سورة آل عمران , Aal-e-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #39)
19) Not all of them are alike; a party of the people of the Scripture stand for the right, they recite the Verses of Allah during the hours of the night, prostrating themselves in prayer.
( سورة آل عمران , Aal-e-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #113)
20) Those who remember Allah (always, and in prayers) standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and think deeply about the creation of the heavens and the earth, (saying): "Our Lord! You have not created (all) this without purpose, glory to You! (Exalted are You above all that they associate with You as partners). Give us salvation from the torment of the Fire.
( سورة آل عمران , Aal-e-Imran, Chapter #3, Verse #191)
21) O you who believe! Approach not As-Salat (the prayer) when you are in a drunken state until you know (the meaning) of what you utter, nor when you are in a state of Janaba ,(i.e. in a state of sexual impurity and have not yet taken a bath) except when travelling on the road (without enough water, or just passing through a mosque), till you wash your whole body. And if you are ill, or on a journey, or one of you comes after answering the call of nature, or you have been in contact with women (by sexual relations) and you find no water, perform Tayammum with clean earth and rub therewith your faces and hands (Tayammum) . Truly, Allah is Ever Oft-Pardoning, Oft-Forgiving.
( سورة النساء , An-Nisa, Chapter #4, Verse #43)
22) And when you (Muslims) travel in the land, there is no sin on you if you shorten As-Salat (the prayer) if you fear that the disbelievers may put you in trial (attack you etc.), verily, the disbelievers are ever unto you open enemies.
( سورة النساء , An-Nisa, Chapter #4, Verse #101)
23) When you (O Messenger Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) are among them, and lead them in As-Salat (the prayer), let one party of them stand up [in Salat (prayer)] with you taking their arms with them; when they finish their prostrations, let them take their positions in the rear and let the other party come up which have not yet prayed, and let them pray with you taking all the precautions and bearing arms. Those who disbelieve wish, if you were negligent of your arms and your baggage, to attack you in a single rush, but there is no sin on you if you put away your arms because of the inconvenience of rain or because you are ill, but take every precaution for yourselves. Verily, Allah has prepared a humiliating torment for the disbelievers.
( سورة النساء , An-Nisa, Chapter #4, Verse #102)
24) When you have finished As-Salat (the congregational prayer), remember Allah standing, sitting down, and (lying down) on your sides, but when you are free from danger, perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat). Verily, As-Salat (the prayer) is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours.
( سورة النساء , An-Nisa, Chapter #4, Verse #103)
25) Verily, the hypocrites seek to deceive Allah, but it is He Who deceives them. And when they stand up for As-Salat (the prayer), they stand with laziness and to be seen of men, and they do not remember Allah but little.
( سورة النساء , An-Nisa, Chapter #4, Verse #142)
26) O you who believe! When you intend to offer As-Salat (the prayer), wash your faces and your hands (forearms) up to the elbows, rub (by passing wet hands over) your heads, and (wash) your feet up to ankles . If you are in a state of Janaba (i.e. after a sexual discharge), purify yourselves (bathe your whole body). But if you are ill or on a journey, or any of you comes after answering the call of nature, or you have been in contact with women (i.e. sexual intercourse), and you find no water, then perform Tayammum with clean earth and rub therewith your faces and hands. Allah does not want to place you in difficulty, but He wants to purify you, and to complete His Favour to you that you may be thankful.
( سورة المائدة , Al-Maeda, Chapter #5, Verse #6)
27) Verily, your Wali (Protector or Helper) is none other than Allah, His Messenger, and the believers, - those who perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and give Zakat, and they are Raki'un (those who bow down or submit themselves with obedience to Allah in prayer).
( سورة المائدة , Al-Maeda, Chapter #5, Verse #55)
28) And when you proclaim the call for As-Salat [call for the prayer (Adhan )], they take it (but) as a mockery and fun; that is because they are a people who understand not.
( سورة المائدة , Al-Maeda, Chapter #5, Verse #58)
29) Shaitan (Satan) wants only to excite enmity and hatred between you with intoxicants (alcoholic drinks) and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah and from As-Salat (the prayer). So, will you not then abstain?
( سورة المائدة , Al-Maeda, Chapter #5, Verse #91)
30) O you who believe! When death approaches any of you, and you make a bequest, (then take) the testimony of two just men of your own folk or two others from outside, while you are travelling through the land and death befalls on you. Detain them both after As-Salat (the prayer), (then) if you are in doubt (about their truthfulness), let them both swear by Allah (saying): "We wish not for any worldly gain in this, even though he (the beneficiary) be our near relative. We shall not hide Testimony of Allah, for then indeed we should be of the sinful."
( سورة المائدة , Al-Maeda, Chapter #5, Verse #106)
31) And this (the Qur'an) is a blessed Book which We have sent down, confirming (the revelations) which came before it, so that you may warn the Mother of Towns (i.e. Makkah) and all those around it. Those who believe in the Hereafter believe in it (the Qur'an), and they are constant in guarding their Salat (prayers).
( سورة الأنعام , Al-Anaam, Chapter #6, Verse #92)
32) Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم): "Verily, my Salat (prayer), my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allah, the Lord of the 'Alamin (mankind, jinn and all that exists).
( سورة الأنعام , Al-Anaam, Chapter #6, Verse #162)
33) Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم): My Lord has commanded justice and (said) that you should face Him only (i.e. worship none but Allah and face the Qiblah, i.e. the Ka'bah at Makkah during prayers) in every place of worship, in prayers (and not to face other false deities and idols), and invoke Him only making your religion sincere to Him (by not joining in worship any partner with Him and with the intention that you are doing your deeds for Allah's sake only). As He brought you (into being) in the beginning, so shall you be brought into being [on the Day of Resurrection in two groups, one as a blessed one (believers), and the other as a wretched one (disbelievers)].
( سورة الأعراف , Al-Araf, Chapter #7, Verse #29)
34) So, when the Qur'an is recited, listen to it, and be silent that you may receive mercy. [i.e. during the compulsory congregational prayers when the Imam (of a mosque) is leading the prayer (except Surat Al-Fatihah), and also when he is delivering the Friday-prayer Khutbah]. (Tafsir At-Tabari).
( سورة الأعراف , Al-Araf, Chapter #7, Verse #204)
35) Their Salat (prayer) at the House (of Allah, i.e. the Ka'bah at Makkah) was nothing but whistling and clapping of hands. Therefore taste the punishment because you used to disbelieve.
( سورة الأنفال , Al-Anfal, Chapter #8, Verse #35)
36) And nothing prevents their contributions from being accepted from them except that they disbelieved in Allah and in His Messenger (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم), and that they came not to As-Salat (the prayer) except in a lazy state, and that they offer not contributions but unwillingly.
( سورة التوبة , At-Taubah, Chapter #9, Verse #54)
37) And never (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) pray (funeral prayer) for any of them (hypocrites) who dies, nor stand at his grave. Certainly they disbelieved in Allah and His Messenger, and died while they were Fasiqun (rebellious, - disobedient to Allah and His Messenger صلى الله عليه وسلم).
( سورة التوبة , At-Taubah, Chapter #9, Verse #84)
38) (The believers whose lives Allah has purchased are) those who turn to Allah in repentance (from polytheism and hypocrisy, etc.), who worship (Him), who praise (Him), who fast (or go out in Allah's Cause), who bow down (in prayer), who prostrate themselves (in prayer), who enjoin (on people) Al-Ma'ruf (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all what Islam has ordained) and forbid (people) from Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief, polytheism of all kinds and all that Islam has forbidden), and who observe the limits set by Allah (do all that Allah has ordained and abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which Allah has forbidden). And give glad tidings to the believers.
( سورة التوبة , At-Taubah, Chapter #9, Verse #112)
39) They said: "O Shu'aib! Does your Salat (prayer) command that we give up what our fathers used to worship, or that we give up doing what we like with our property? Verily, you are the forbearer, right-minded!" (They said this sarcastically).
( سورة هود , Hud, Chapter #11, Verse #87)
40) And perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat ), at the two ends of the day and in some hours of the night [i.e. the five compulsory Salat (prayers)]. Verily, the good deeds remove the evil deeds (i.e. small sins). That is a reminder (an advice) for the mindful (those who accept advice).
( سورة هود , Hud, Chapter #11, Verse #114)
41) Perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) from mid-day till the darkness of the night (i.e. the Zuhr, 'Asr, Maghrib and 'Isha' prayers), and recite the Qur'an in the early dawn (i.e. the morning prayer). Verily, the recitation of the Qur'an in the early dawn is ever witnessed (attended by the angels in charge of mankind of the day and the night) .
( سورة الإسراء , Al-Isra, Chapter #17, Verse #78)
42) And in some parts of the night (also) offer the Salat (prayer) with it (i.e. recite the Qur'an in the prayer), as an additional prayer (Tahajjud optional prayer - Nawafil) for you (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم). It may be that your Lord will raise you to Maqam Mahmud (a station of praise and glory, i.e. the honour of intercession on the Day of Resurrection.) .
( سورة الإسراء , Al-Isra, Chapter #17, Verse #79)
43) Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم): "Invoke Allah or invoke the Most Gracious (Allah), by whatever name you invoke Him (it is the same), for to Him belong the Best Names. And offer your Salat (prayer) neither aloud nor in a low voice, but follow a way between.
( سورة الإسراء , Al-Isra, Chapter #17, Verse #110)
44) And keep yourself (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) patiently with those who call on their Lord (i.e. your companions who remember their Lord with glorification, praising in prayers, and other righteous deeds) morning and afternoon, seeking His Face; and let not your eyes overlook them, desiring the pomp and glitter of the life of the world; and obey not him whose heart We have made heedless of Our Remembrance, and who follows his own lusts, and whose affair (deeds) has been lost.
( سورة الكهف , Al-Kahf, Chapter #18, Verse #28)
45) "And He has made me blessed wheresoever I be, and has enjoined on me Salat (prayer), and Zakat, as long as I live."
( سورة مريم , Maryam, Chapter #19, Verse #31)
46) And he used to enjoin on his family and his people As-Salat (the prayers) and the Zakat and his Lord was pleased with him.
( سورة مريم , Maryam, Chapter #19, Verse #55)
47) Then, there has succeeded them a posterity who have given up As-Salat (the prayers) [i.e. made their Salat (prayers) to be lost, either by not offering them or by not offering them perfectly or by not offering them in their proper fixed times] and have followed lusts. So they will be thrown in Hell.
( سورة مريم , Maryam, Chapter #19, Verse #59)
48) So bear patiently (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) what they say, and glorify the praises of your Lord before the rising of the sun, and before its setting, and during some hours of the night, and at the ends of the day (an indication for the five compulsory congregational prayers), that you may become pleased (with the reward which Allah shall give you).
( سورة طه , Taha, Chapter #20, Verse #130)
49) And enjoin As-Salat (the prayer) on your family, and be patient in offering them [i.e. the Salat (prayers)]. We ask not of you a provision (i.e. to give Us something: money): We provide for you. And the good end (i.e. Paradise) is for the Muttaqun (the pious - See V.2:2).
( سورة طه , Taha, Chapter #20, Verse #132)
50) And (remember) when We showed Ibrahim (Abraham) the site of the (Sacred) House (the Ka'bah at Makkah) (saying): "Associate not anything (in worship) with Me, [La ilaha illallah (none has the right to be worshipped but Allah) - Islamic Monotheism], and sanctify My House for those who circumambulate it, and those who stand up (for prayer), and those who bow (submit themselves with humility and obedience to Allah), and make prostration (in prayer);"
( سورة الحج , Al-Hajj, Chapter #22, Verse #26)
51) Those (Muslim rulers) who, if We give them power in the land, (they) enjoin Iqamat-as-Salat [i.e. to perform the five compulsory congregational Salat (prayers) (the males in mosques)], to pay the Zakat and they enjoin Al-Ma'ruf (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do), and forbid Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief, polytheism and all that Islam has forbidden) [i.e. they make the Qur'an as the law of their country in all the spheres of life]. And with Allah rests the end of (all) matters (of creatures).
( سورة الحج , Al-Hajj, Chapter #22, Verse #41)
52) Those who offer their Salat (prayers) with all solemnity and full submissiveness.
( سورة المؤمنون , Al-Mumenoon, Chapter #23, Verse #2)
53) And those who strictly guard their (five compulsory congregational) Salawat (prayers) (at their fixed stated hours).
( سورة المؤمنون , Al-Mumenoon, Chapter #23, Verse #9)
54) It is these who hasten in the good deeds, and they are foremost in them [e.g. offering the compulsory Salat (prayers) in their (early) stated, fixed times and so on].
( سورة المؤمنون , Al-Mumenoon, Chapter #23, Verse #61)
55) In houses (mosques) which Allah has ordered to be raised (to be cleaned, and to be honoured), in them His Name is remembered [i.e. Adhan, Iqamah, Salat (prayers), invocations, recitation of the Qur'an etc.]. Therein glorify Him (Allah) in the mornings and in the afternoons or the evenings,
( سورة النور , An-Noor, Chapter #24, Verse #36)
56) See you not (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) that Allah, He it is Whom glorify whosoever is in the heavens and the earth, and the birds with wings out-spread (in their flight)?. Of each one He (Allah) knows indeed his Salat (prayer) and his glorification, [or everyone knows his Salat (prayer) and his glorification]; and Allah is All-Aware of what they do.
( سورة النور , An-Noor, Chapter #24, Verse #41)
57) O you who believe! Let your slaves and slave-girls, and those among you who have not come to the age of puberty ask your permission (before they come to your presence) on three occasions: before Fajr (morning) Salat (prayer), and while you put off your clothes for the noonday (rest), and after the 'Isha' (late-night) Salat (prayer). (These) three times are of privacy for you; other than these times there is no sin on you or on them to move about, attending to each other. Thus Allah makes clear the Ayat (the Verses of this Qur'an, showing proofs for the legal aspects of permission for visits) to you. And Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.
( سورة النور , An-Noor, Chapter #24, Verse #58)
58) Who sees you (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) when you stand up (alone at night for Tahajjud prayers).
( سورة الشعراء , Ash-Shuara, Chapter #26, Verse #218)
59) And your movements among those who fall prostrate (to Allah in the five compulsory congregational prayers).
( سورة الشعراء , Ash-Shuara, Chapter #26, Verse #219)
60) Recite (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) what has been revealed to you of the Book (the Qur'an), and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat). Verily, As-Salat (the prayer) prevents from Al-Fahsha' (i.e. great sins of every kind, unlawful sexual intercourse) and Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief, polytheism, and every kind of evil wicked deed) and the remembering (praising) of (you by) Allah (in front of the angels) is greater indeed [than your remembering (praising) of Allah in prayers. And Allah knows what you do.
( سورة العنكبوت , Al-Ankaboot, Chapter #29, Verse #45)
61) So glorify Allah [above all that (evil) they associate with Him (O believers)] when you come up to the evening [i.e. offer the (Maghrib ) sunset and ('Isha') night prayers], and when you enter the morning [i.e. offer the (Fajr) morning prayer].
( سورة الروم , Ar-Room, Chapter #30, Verse #17)
62) And His are all the praises and thanks in the heavens and the earth; and (glorify Him) in the afternoon (i.e. offer 'Asr prayer) and when you come up to the time, when the day begins to decline (i.e. offer Zuhr prayer). (Ibn 'Abbas said: "These are the five compulsory congregational prayers mentioned in the Qur'an)." [Tafsir At-Tabari]
( سورة الروم , Ar-Room, Chapter #30, Verse #18)
63) And glorify His Praises morning and afternoon [the early morning (Fajr) and 'Asr prayers].
( سورة الأحزاب , Al-Ahzab, Chapter #33, Verse #42)
64) And verily, we (angels), we stand in rows (for the prayers as you Muslims stand in rows for your prayers);
( سورة الصافات , As-Saaffat, Chapter #37, Verse #165)
65) And verily, we (angels), indeed are those who glorify (Allah's Praises i.e. perform prayers).
( سورة الصافات , As-Saaffat, Chapter #37, Verse #166)
66) He said: "I did love the good (these horses) instead of remembering my Lord (in my 'Asr prayer)" till the time was over, and (the sun) had hidden in the veil (of night).
( سورة ص , Sad, Chapter #38, Verse #32)
67) Is one who is obedient to Allah, prostrating himself or standing (in prayer) during the hours of the night, fearing the Hereafter and hoping for the Mercy of his Lord (like one who disbelieves)? Say: "Are those who know equal to those who know not?" It is only men of understanding who will remember (i.e. get a lesson from Allah's Signs and Verses).
( سورة الزمر , Az-Zumar, Chapter #39, Verse #9)
68) So be patient (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم). Verily, the Promise of Allah is true, and ask forgiveness for your fault and glorify the praises of your Lord in the 'Ashi (i.e. the time period after the midnoon till sunset) and in the Ibkar (i.e. the time period from early morning or sunrise till before midnoon) [it is said that, that means the five compulsory congregational Salat (prayers) or the 'Asr and Fajr prayers].
( سورة غافر , Ghafir, Chapter #40, Verse #55)
69) Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) is the Messenger of Allah. And those who are with him are severe against disbelievers, and merciful among themselves. You see them bowing and falling down prostrate (in prayer), seeking Bounty from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure. The mark of them (i.e. of their Faith) is on their faces (foreheads) from the traces of prostration (during prayers). This is their description in the Taurat (Torah). But their description in the Injeel (Gospel) is like a (sown) seed which sends forth its shoot, then makes it strong, and becomes thick and it stands straight on its stem, delighting the sowers, that He may enrage the disbelievers with them. Allah has promised those among them who believe (i.e. all those who follow Islamic Monotheism, the religion of Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم till the Day of Resurrection) and do righteous good deeds, forgiveness and a mighty reward (i.e. Paradise).
( سورة الفتح , Al-Fath, Chapter #48, Verse #29)
70) So bear with patience (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) all that they say, and glorify the Praises of your Lord, before the rising of the sun and before (its) setting (i.e. the Fajr, Zuhr, and 'Asr prayers) .
( سورة ق , Qaf, Chapter #50, Verse #39)
71) And during a part of the night (also) glorify His praises (i.e. Maghrib and 'Isha prayers) and (so likewise) after the prayers [As-Sunnah, Nawafil - optional and additional prayers. And also glorify, praise and magnify Allah - Subhan Allah, Alhamdu lillah, Allahu-Akbar].
( سورة ق , Qaf, Chapter #50, Verse #40)
72) O you who believe! When you are told to make room in the assemblies, (spread out and) make room. Allah will give you (ample) room (from His Mercy). And when you are told to rise up [for prayers, or Jihad (holy fighting in Allah's cause), or for any other good deed], rise up. Allah will exalt in degree those of you who believe, and those who have been granted knowledge. And Allah is Well-Acquainted with what you do.
( سورة المجادلة , Al-Mujadila, Chapter #58, Verse #11)
73) O you who believe (Muslims)! When the call is proclaimed for the Salat (prayer) on Friday (Jumu'ah prayer), come to the remembrance of Allah [Jumu'ah religious talk (Khutbah) and Salat (prayer)] and leave off business (and every other thing). That is better for you if you did but know!
( سورة الجمعة , Al-Jumua, Chapter #62, Verse #9)
74) Then when the (Jumu'ah) Salat (prayer) is ended, you may disperse through the land, and seek the Bounty of Allah (by working, etc.), and remember Allah much: that you may be successful.
( سورة الجمعة , Al-Jumua, Chapter #62, Verse #10)
75) Their eyes will be cast down and ignominy will cover them; they used to be called to prostrate themselves (offer prayers), while they were healthy and good (in the life of the world, but they did not).
( سورة القلم , Al-Qalam, Chapter #68, Verse #43)
76) Except those who are devoted to Salat (prayers).
( سورة المعارج , Al-Maarij, Chapter #70, Verse #22)
77) Those who remain constant in their Salat (prayers);
( سورة المعارج , Al-Maarij, Chapter #70, Verse #23)
78) And those who guard their Salat (prayers) well.
( سورة المعارج , Al-Maarij, Chapter #70, Verse #34)
79) And when the slave of Allah (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) stood up invoking Him (his Lord - Allah) in prayer they (the jinn) just made round him a dense crowd as if sticking one over the other (in order to listen to the Prophet's recitation).
( سورة الجن , Al-Jinn, Chapter #72, Verse #19)
80) Verily, the rising by night (for Tahajjud prayer) is very hard and most potent and good for governing oneself, and most suitable for (understanding) the Word (of Allah).
( سورة المزمل , Al-Muzzammil, Chapter #73, Verse #6)
81) Verily, your Lord knows that you do stand (to pray at night) a little less than two thirds of the night, or half the night, or a third of the night, and also a party of those with you. And Allah measures the night and the day. He knows that you are unable to pray the whole night, so He has turned to you (in mercy). So, recite you of the Qur'an as much as may be easy for you. He knows that there will be some among you sick, others travelling through the land, seeking of Allah's Bounty, yet others fighting in Allah's Cause. So recite as much of the Qur'an as may be easy (for you), and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat ) and give Zakat, and lend to Allah a goodly loan. And whatever good you send before you for yourselves (i.e. Nawafil non-obligatory acts of worship: prayers, charity, fasting, Hajj and 'Umrah), you will certainly find it with Allah, better and greater in reward. And seek Forgiveness of Allah. Verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most-Merciful .
( سورة المزمل , Al-Muzzammil, Chapter #73, Verse #20)
82) They will say: "We were not of those who used to offer the Salat (prayers),
( سورة المدثر , Al-Muddathir, Chapter #74, Verse #43)
83) And remember the Name of your Lord every morning and afternoon [i.e. offering of the Morning (Fajr), Zuhr, and 'Asr prayers].
( سورة الإنسان , Al-Insan, Chapter #76, Verse #25)
84) And during night, prostrate yourself to Him (i.e. the offering of Maghrib and 'Isha' prayers), and glorify Him a long night through (i.e. Tahajjud prayer).
( سورة الإنسان , Al-Insan, Chapter #76, Verse #26)
85) And when it is said to them: "Bow down yourself (in prayer)!" They bow not down (offer not their prayers).
( سورة المرسلات , Al-Mursalat, Chapter #77, Verse #48)
86) The Day when all the secrets (deeds, prayers, fasting, etc.) will be examined (as to their truth).
( سورة الطارق , At-Tariq, Chapter #86, Verse #9)
87) And remembers (glorifies) the Name of his Lord (worships none but Allah), and prays (five compulsory prayers and Nawafil - additional prayers).
( سورة الأعلى , Al-Ala, Chapter #87, Verse #15)
88) So woe unto those performers of Salat (prayers) (hypocrites),
( سورة الماعون , Al-Maun, Chapter #107, Verse #4)
89) Those who delay their Salat (prayer from their stated fixed times).
( سورة الماعون , Al-Maun, Chapter #107, Verse #5)
90) Therefore turn in prayer to your Lord and sacrifice (to Him only).
( سورة الكوثر , Al-Kauther, Chapter #108, Verse #2)

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why do we miss namaz?

Assalam olaikum,
What are the reasons due to which we neglect something as important as namaz? Or else, why do we face hurdles in offering namaz in spite of the fact that we may be healthy-both mentally as well as physically? We may have the energy to complete all our daily chores. We may even get the time to watch movies for 3 hours at a stretch. However, when it comes to offering namaz we start feeling lazy and making all kinds of excuses although it takes hardly 5-10 minutes to offer namaz. Some people do not hesitate to chat with their friends for hours together. Some others waste many hours sleeping. Video games also keep many people hooked for several hours. So if we can manage to get time for all our hobbies and recreation then why don’t we take interest in offering namaz to worship our creator? The reason behind all this laziness, irresponsible behaviour and negligence is shaitan. There are many people who do not understand the true nature of shaitan or else may simply not be interested in foiling shaitan’s plans.
Such people are only interested in enjoying their lives to the hilt and do not care about anything else. They think only in terms of worldly affairs and materialistic desires. They are unaware about their death, questioning in the grave by Munkir and Nakir and their akhrat. They get so lost in this temporary worldly life that they forget what is going to take place hereafter.
Watch these videos to understand the role played by shaitan in distracting us from namaz.




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The benefits of offering namaz


Assalam oalaikum,

If offered in the right way, namaz provides us with peace of mind.
Even the soul of the namazi remains peaceful.
It helps to build a strong relationship between Allah and us.
It shows us the right path throughout the journey of life.
It protects us from evil.
It helps momin to reach the zenith.
It makes the face of the namazi bright and noorani.
A namazi cannot be affected by sifli or black magic.
Namaz will protect us on the doomsday or akhrat
Namaz creates a positive fear for Allah in the heart of the namazi.
It protects us from sins
Namaz is a medium through which our prayers get answered by Allah
Every namazi is granted with an angel, who besides praying for the namazi, also conveys the prayers of the namazi to Allah ta’ala.
Namaz protects us from misery, deceit and unforeseen disasters.
Namaz makes a momin gentle, courteous and decent.
Offering namaz 5 times daily keeps the heart of the momin busy in Allah’s remembrance.
Namaz helps in maintaing the faith on Allah and his Rasool (s.a.w), thereby stopping the momin from going astray.
Namaz makes the life of a namazi easier.
Allah ta’ala is merciful towards the namazi
Namaz is the key to jannat
Last but not the least, namaz drives away satan and renders his attack null and void. In fact, negative energies, evil spirits etc all flee from the namazi.

Hazrat Abu Syed Khodre (R.A) narrated that our Pophet Mohammad (s.a.w) said that “Should I tell you about something through which Allah forgives us of our sins and increases our good deeds?” Sahaaba (R.A) said that “Huzur paak, please let me know about it”. Pophet Mohammad (s.a.w) replied, “Performing wazu properly in spite of difficulties such as cold season, walking briskly towards the masjid and waiting eagerly for the next namaz. The angels pray to Allah to pardon and have mercy on those people who perform wazu before leaving their house, offer namaz along with other momin and then wait for the next namaz eagerly despite all odds.
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the harm in neglecting namaz


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It has been mentioned in the Hadith that:
Whoever skips fajar namaz shall lose the brightness of his/her face.
Whoever skips zohar namaz shal lose the plentitude in his sustenance.
Whoever skips asar namaz shall lose energy
Whoever skips maghrib namaz shall not get any support from his children.
Whoever skips isha namaz shall lose his peace of mind.

Prophet Mohammad (s.a.w) always stressed the importance of performing Juma prayers. In his sayings, he had warned those people who neglect their Friday prayers. Sahaba akram Ibn Umar and Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with them) reported that the Prophet Mohammad (s.a.w) said that: ‘People should refrain from missing Juma prayers, or else Allah will seal their hearts and they will become the neglectful ones.’ (Sahih Muslim, Book of Juma, Hadith no. 1432).
Abu al-Ja’d (may Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
‘Whosoever misses three Jumas because he belittles its importance, Allah will place a seal on his heart.’ (Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith no. 460
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tahara or ablution for namaz

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Tahara is the arabic term for purification of the body and is of utmost importance for offering namaz and also reciting Quran Paak. Ablution or tahara is basically of three kinds: ablution (wudhu), complete ablution/bathing (ghusl) and dry ablution (tayammum). As the ancient proverb goes, “Cleanliness is next to godliness”, so we need to get into a paak or clean state before we enter into communion with Allah through namaz. Tahara can help us get rid of all kinds of filth and prepare us for worshipping Allah. Muslims have been guided about the right way of doing tahara. Allah loves purity and this is mentioned in the Quran: “Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves who keep themselves pure and clean”. Surah Al-Baqarah Ayat 222.
The Qur'an insists that the believers should maintain a constant state of purity:
"O believers! When you prepare for prayer wash your faces, and your hands (and arms) to the elbows, rub your heads (with water) and (wash) your feet up to the ankles. If you are ritually impure bathe your whole body." [5: 6]
Allah ta’ala says, ‘If you are in a state of janabat (ritual impurity caused by the discharge of semen) then perform tahara and also after junub (sexual defilement)”. The Qur'an says:
O ye who believe! Do not go near namaz (salat) when you are... junub until you have washed yourselves. (4:43) O you who believe! When you stand up for prayers (salat), if you are junub then purify (yourselves). (5:6)
The first prerequisite for tahara is having clean clothes. Najasat, which can be found on either the body or clothes is of two types: najasat-e-haqueeqi (that can be seen) and najasat-e hukmi (that cannot be seen). Najasat-e haqueeqi is sub-divided into najasat-al-khafifa (light impurity) and najasat-al-ghaliza (dense impurity). The rules regarding getting rid of both the types of najasat vary. In case of najasat-e-ghaleeza, if it is greater than 1 Dihram then it is fardh to clean it thrice from the clothes or the body, with clean water. In case of najasat-e-khafifa, it is necessary to clean it if it is 1/4rth the size (or more) of the garment of the part of the body affected.
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the way of taking a bath in Islam


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Taking a bath or ghusl is compulsory in Islam in the following cases:
Discharge of semen (janabat)
Menstrual discharge (haiz)
Vaginal bleeding for reasons other than menstruation or childbirth (Istihadah)
Postnatal bleeding (nifas)
It is mandatory to give the dead body a proper bath before it is buried. (mayyit)
If someone touches a human dead body, which has become cold and has not yet been given ghusl, then ghusl becomes compulsary. (Masse mayyit)
Wet dream (ahtelam)

Narrated Ali ibn AbuTalib (RA): Prophet Mohammad (s.a.w) said, “If anyone who is sexual defiled, leaves a spot equal to the breadth of a hair without washing, such and such an amount of Hell-fire will have to be suffered for it. Ali said: On that account I treated my head (hair) as an enemy, meaning I cut my hair. He used to cut the hair (of his head). May Allah be pleased with him. (Abu Dawud)
Narrated Hazrat Aishah (RA): "When the Prophet (s.a.w) took his bath after having sexual intercourse, he would begin by washing his hands. Then he would pour water from his right hand to his left and wash his sexual organs, make the ablution for prayer, take some water and put his fingers to the roots of his hair to the extent that he sees that the skin is wet, then pour water over his head three times and then over the rest of his body."
For complete information about the Islamic rules regarding ghusl, watch these videos of Imam sahib lest you make some mistake.
















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Rules of ablution (wudhu)

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Allah ta’ala says in the Quran, "O believers! When you prepare for prayer, wash your faces, and your hands (and arms) to the elbows, rub your heads (with water) and (wash) your feet up to the ankles. If you are ritually impure, bathe your whole body." [5: 6].
Abu Hurairah says that he heard the Prophet (s.a.w) saying: "My followers will come with radiant faces, hands and feet on the day of judgment because of performing Wudhu. So, those who want to enhance the brightness on their face, should maintain their Wudhu". (Bukhari and Muslim).
The benefits of wudhu are plenty:
He who performs the Wudhu according to Sunnah, his sins will depart from his body, even from under his nails.” (Muslim)
Whoever performs Wudhu according to Sunnah, his previous sins will be forgiven and his Salat and walking to the mosque will be considered as supererogatory act of worship.” (Muslim).
“The adornment of the believer (in Jannah) will reach the places where the water of Wudhu reaches (his body).” (Muslim).
Maintaining wudhu is a sign of Iman. “… and no one preserves their wudhu except a Believer.” (Ibn Maajah, Saheeh)

The rules of performing wudhu:
The Prophet (s.a.w) said: "Verily actions of people are judged by their intention and there is reward/punishment according to the quality of the intention". (Muslim) Make intention (niyah) of Wudhu in heart before starting it and it is better to say it by tongue too.
Tasmiya: The Prophet (s.a.w) said: "Make Wudhu in the name of
Allah". (Bukhari) In Islam, the name of Allah is recited before activities "Bismillah al Rahman alRahim" (I begin with the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful).
The hands should be washed thrice.
Rinse the mouth thrice. This is called Al Madmadah. Siwak or Miswak (brushing the teeth) during wudhu is Sunnah.
Using your right hand take water into nose and use the left hand’s little finger to rub the nostril to flush it out. This is to be done three times.
Wash the whole face thrice. The Prophet (s.a.w) used to run his wet fingers through his beard". (Tirmidhi)
Wash the arms, including elbows thrice. Wash the right hand and arm first including the elbow, thrice and then wash the left hand the same way.
Wipe the top of the Head (Masha in Arabic). It is mentioned in the Qur’an that when you make Wudhu, “ Famsahu biru’usikum (rub your top of the head (5:6).
The Sunnah way of doing this step is by wiping over your head with both the hands, wet with fresh water. The hands should be moved from front to back of the head and then brought back to the front again Bukhari and Muslim).
Once you finish wiping the top of your head, wipe your ears by entering your two fingers into the ears and wiping them around, back and forth. Then wipe the back portion of both ears with your fingers at the same time. (Ibn Majah).
Wash your feet including ankles thrice. The Qur’an says, “Wash your feet including your ankles (5:6). Wash your right foot thrice times and then the left one. To ensure that the water enters in-between the toes, wipe the in-between areas with fingers. Once you make Wudhu and wear leather or even thick socks then whenever you need to remake your Wudhu then simply wiping over feet (masha) is allowed for a day and night for residents (Muqim) and three days and nights for travelers (Musafir).
According to Hazrat Umar (ra), Prophet Mohamamd (s.a.w) used to recite the Tashahhud after wudhu (I bear witness there is no God but Allah. God is One and there is no partner to Him and I bear witness that Muhammad (s.a.w) is the servant and messenger of Allah (Muslim).
Lastly dry yourself after completing the Wudhu. Hazrat A`isha (ra) said that the Prophet (s.a.w) had a cloth which he used to dry himself after making Wudu. (Al Tirmidhi)

It should be kept in mind that clean water should be used in moderation for wudhu to avoid wastage.

Wudhu may get nullified in the following cases:
Passing stools, urine or wind.
Sexual intercourse
Discharge of any kind from the sexual organs
Eating camel's meat.
Deep sleeping in which a person may lose consciousness.
Loss of consciousness due to insanity, fainting, etc.
Touching one’s sexual organs deliberately, directly and unclothed.
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the right place for offering namaz



Assalam oalaikum,
The place for offering namaz should be clean. If namaz is offered in an unhygienic place then it will not be acceptable. Allah ta’ala has stressed the importance of offering namaz in a clean place, in the Quran.

125 Remember We made the House a place of assembly for men and a place of safety; and take ye the station of Abraham as a place of prayer; and We covenanted with Abraham and Isma'il, that they should sanctify My House for those who compass it round, or use it as a retreat, or bow, or prostrate themselves (therein in prayer).

surah bakarah verse no 125

26 Behold! We gave the site, to Abraham, of the (Sacred) House, (saying): "Associate not anything (in worship) with Me; and sanctify My House for those who compass it round, or stand up, or bow, or prostrate themselves (therein in prayer).

surah hajj verse no 26

The place for offering valid namaz should be selected keeping these 7 factors in mind:

The place where namaz is offered should be Mubah (acts that are allowed or jaez).
If a person offers namaz on a seized property, then as an obligatory precaution, his namaz is nullified, whether he prays on a carpet, a couch, or any similar objects. However, there is no harm in offering namaz under a seized roof or tent.
Namaz offered in a property whose use and benefit belongs to someone else, will be nullified, until permission is obtained from the entitled person. For example, if a house has been rented out and the owner of the house or anyone else offers namaz in that house without permission of the tenant, then as a measure of precaution, his namaz is nullified. If a person makes a will before his death that one-third of his property should be used for a particular purpose then namaz cannot be offered in that property until that 1/3rd part has been dispensed with.
If a person who is sitting in a mosque is made to leave his place by someone who then occupies his place, the namaz offered there will be valid, although he will have committed a sin.
If someone does not know or forgets that a place is a seized one, and offers namaz on it, and learns or remembers it after completing his namaz, his namaz will be valid. However, if a person usurped a place himself but forgets it, and offers prayer there, his namaz are nullified.
If a person knows that a certain place has been seized, but does not know the rule that namaz at a usurped place is nullified, and offers namaz there, his namaz is nullified.
If a person is compelled to offer obligatory namaz while riding and if the animal of his riding, or its saddle, or stirrups are seized ones, his namaz are nullified. The same rule is applicable if he wishes to offer Mustahab namaz while riding that animal.
If a person owns a property in partnership with someone else and his share is not defied, then he cannot use that property to offer namaz without the permission of his partner.
If a person buys a property with money from which Khums has not been paid by him, then his use of that property is haraam, and the namaz which he may offer in it gets nullified.
If an owner gives consent for offering namaz in his property, but it is known that he is not pleased about it in his heart then offering namaz in his property is nullified. On the other hand, if he does not give the permission but it is certain that he agrees to it then offering namaz in his property will be valid.
To offer namaz in someone else's property is allowed only if the owner gives his permission. For example, if he allows a person to stay and sleep in his property, it means that he has granted him the permission for offering namaz also.
It is allowed to pray on a huge expanse of land, even if its owner is unhappy about praying on it. This is also applicable to lands which have no gates or boundaries around them. No permission will be needed from its owner, except if the owner is a minor, insane, or unhappy about anyone praying there. In such a case, as an obligatory precaution, namaz should not be offered there.
The place for namaz should not have so much hustle and bustle that would make normal standing, Ruku or Sajdah difficult. However, if one is forced to offer namaz at such places, due to any other reason, as in a car, a ship or a train, then one should try to maintain the direction of Qibla. If the vehicle moves away from the direction, he should return to Qibla.
There is nothing wrong in offering namaz in any vehicle if they are motionless. Even if they are in motion but they do not cause lot of swaying of the body, one can pray in them.
Namaz offered on a heap of wheat or any other thing, which cannot remain steady, is invalid.
A person should offer namaz at a place where he finds the possibility of completing the namaz. Offering namaz at a place where one cannot complete the namaz, due to strong winds, heavy rains or a heaving crowd, will render namaz nullified, even if one manages to complete the namaz.
To pray on an item on which it is haraam to sit or step, such as a carpet on which the name of Allah is drawn or written, will render namaz nullified.
If a person is compelled to offer namaz at a place where it is not possible to stand, he can pray while sitting. If it is not possible even to perform Ruku and Sajdah, he can perform them by head signs.
If the place where one intends to offer namaz is najis, it should not be so moist that its moisture would reach the body or the clothes of the person praying. However, if the place where one places the forehead while doing Sajdah is najis, the prayers will be invalid even if that place is dry. The advise is that the place where one offers namaz should not be najis at all.
As an obligatory precaution, womenfolk should stand behind men while offering namaz.
If a man and a woman stand besides each other in namaz, or the woman is in front, but there is a wall, curtain that separates them so that they cannot see each other, the namaz of both of them are valid.
The place where a person places his forehead during Sajdah, should not be higher or lower than a length of four fingers, in comparison to the place of his thighs or toes. The details about this rule will be given in the rules related to Sajdah.
Namaz at a place where musical instruments are being played is not invalid. However, hearing the music is a sin.
Preferable places for offering Namaz:
Islam greatly emphasizes on offering namaz in a mosque. Masjidul Haram is considered to be superior than all the mosques and after it, the order of priority is:
Masjidun Nabi (in Madina)
Masjid Kufa (in Kufa)
Masjid Baytul Maqdas (in Jerusalem)
Jami' Masjid or the central mosque of every city.
The mosques situated in one's locality
The mosques situated in one's market.
For womenfolk it is advisable to offer namaz at those places where they are away from Na Mahram, regardless of the fact whether that place is her home, a mosque or anywhere else.
Namaz in the Shrines of the holy Imams is preferable and is even superior to offering namaz in a mosque. It has been reported that the reward for offering namaz in the Holy Shrine of Amirul Mu'minin Imam Ali (p.b.u.h.), is tantamount to 200,000 namaz.
Visiting a mosque, and going to a mosque which is frequented by very few people, is recommended. And it is Makrooh for a neighbour of the mosque to pray. It is recommended that one should not have anything to do with a person who does not offer namaz in a mosque. No advice should be sought from such a person. One should not be his neighbor. Lastly, one should never enter into matrimonial bond with his family.
Places where Offering Namaz is detestable or Makrooh:
There are various places where it is Makrooh to offer namaz. Some of them are as follows:
Public baths
Salty land
Facing a human being
Facing an open door
On a road or street, provided that offering namaz at such places does not cause trouble to others. If it is a source of inconvenience and discomfort to others, it is a sin to block their way.
Facing fire or a lamp
In the kitchen and at every other place where there is a furnace.
Facing towards a well or a pit (where people often urinate)
Facing the image or sculptures of living creatures, unless they have been covered
In the room where a Mujnib is present
Facing a grave.
On the grave.
Between two graves.
In the graveyard.
If a person is offering namaz at a place where there is lots of activity and someone may come in front of him then a demarcation should be set before him with a wooden or even a string.

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The details about filth or najasat

Assalam oalaikum,
The filth from which a momin and a namazi should protect his body and clothes is of two types:

Najasat-e-ghaleeza (heavy filth)
Najasat-e khafifa (light filth)

Najasat-e-ghaleeza includes:
Urine and excreta of human beings
Excretion of animals.
Urine if haram animals.
Blood flowing out from the body of human beings or animals.
Wine
Pus
Mouthful vomiting
Excretion of ducks and hens
Blood of nifas or hayz.
White discharge with urine or Wadi
Watery discharges or Mazi
Semen discharges or Mani
Saliva of haram animals such as dogs
Blood and fats of deceased animals.

What amount of najasat-e-ghaliza requires cleaning?
If the najasat-e-ghaliza on anyone’s body or clothes is more than 1 Dirham then cleaning it becomes mandatory or farz or else namaz will be nullified.
If it is equal to the size of 1 Dirham then cleaning it is wajib.
If the filth is less than 1 Dirham then it is Sunnah to clean it.

The method of measuring a Dirham:
As mentioned before, najasat is of 2 types:
Thick filth, which includes excreta, cow dung etc.
Light filth, which includes urine, alcohol etc.

If the filth is dense or heavy then its weight should be observed whereas in case of light filth it should be observed that to what extent it has spread.
According to Shariah the weigh of 1 Dirham equals to 4.5 Mashah and it is equal to the depth of one’s palm.
Nowadays, it is commonly believed that the urine or vomit of a newly born cannot nullify the wudhu and it paak. This is a violation of the rules of Shariah. Even though the child might be born a few hours back, yet its vomit etc is still considered to be filthy or napaak.
Besides this, it has become a trend to keep dogs as pets. The owners feel that the dog’s touch will not nullify their wudhu. As a matter of fact, a dog’s saliva is najasat and it will certainly nullify the wudhu.
Najasat-e-khafifa is of two types:
The urine of halal animals such as camels, goats etc is najasat-e-khafifa.
The droppings of haram birds such as eagle, crows etc.
If the body or clothes get soiled due to this type of najasat then what should one do?
If the najasat-e-khafifa has affected one-fourth or more than that (of a part of the body or portion of garments) then it is farz to clean it. For example: the portion of the garments means that if the this type of dirt has soiled a sleeve of the kurta then it has to be seen whether one-fourth or more than that part of the sleeve has been affected or not. If it less than 1-4rth then there is no need to clean it.
If a single drop of najasat contaminates milk or water then the milk or water is said to be najis.
If najasat-e-khafifa gets mixed with najasat-e-ghaliza then it becomes najasat-e-ghaliza.
If urine gets sprinkled on the body or clothes then the body or clothes remain paak or clean. If such a cloth is immersed into water then even the water remains clean.
If a namazi has a bottle of wine, urine or sharab in his pocket during namaz then the namaz gets invalid.
The mud or dirt of the road will not be considered to be najis until it is certain that the mud is najasat.

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The right type of dress for namaz

























Assalam oalaikum,
When a child is born into this world he is nude but due to Allah’s mercy the child gets covered with clothes and gets protection. Allah says in the Holy Quran:

26 O ye Children of Adam! We have bestowed raiment upon you to cover your shame, as well as to be an adornment to you. But the raiment of righteousness,- that is the best. Such are among the Signs of Allah, that they may receive admonition!
( سورة الأعراف , Al-Araf, Chapter #7, Verse #26)
Since Allah has instructed us to be fully-clothed hence it is imperative to wear such clothes during namaz as well. If a person wears improper clothes while offering namaz then he or she may be going against the shariah. Besides being fully-clothed always one should also be careful that the clothes should not be soiled with urine or blood. Blood also has to be washed prior to namaz because it contains impurities.
One should try to wear good clothes while offering namaz. Namaz is a medium through which a momin communicates with his creator. So the namazi should give importance to his or her clothes. Good clothes are not meant to be worn during festive occasions, weddings and family gatherings only. If a mere worldly occasion or meeting men and women, who have been created by Allah, demand wearing good clothes then the importance of meeting Allah is much more than this. Hence we should try wearing special clothes for offering namaz also.
Allah talah says in quran
31 O Children of Adam! wear your beautiful apparel at every time and place of prayer: eat and drink: But waste not by excess, for Allah loveth not the wasters.
( سورة الأعراف , Al-Araf, Chapter #7, Verse #31)
Some people also follow fashions blindly even if the clothes make them look vulgar, cheap and indecent. They feel that they look hip and chick if they follow the latest trends in fashion. However, such clothes are inappropriate for namaz. If people offer namaz wearing such anti-Islamic clothes such as low-waist jeans and a shirt, then their body gets exposed when they bend down for Sajdah. This not only nullifies their own namaz but also distracts those who may be standing behind them in jamaat.
Women also seem to have forgotten that sharam o haya are fundamental to Islam. Haya refers to the virtues of modesty, shyness, self-respect, bashfulness, honour, shame or humility. The clothes of women should also reflect these virtues.
Hazrat Aisha (r.a) says, ‘May Allah show mercy towards the early immigrant women. When the verse, "That they should draw their veils over their bosoms" was revealed, the early immigrant women tore their thick outer garments and made veils from them. When the verse- "That they should cast their outer garments over themselves" was revealed, the women of Ansar emerged as if they had crows over their heads, by wearing outer garments. (Abu Dawood)
This shows that all these pious and God-fearing women wanted to protect their modesty due to which they instantly carried out the orders of Allah.
If the so-called modern women do not to wear the veils, than they might be categorized as Muslim women but not Mumineen. Thus, the Prophet (s.a.w.s) has said in one Hadith, "When there is no haya left, then do as you please."
The women are doing exactly as they like due to lack of haya or shame. They wear clothes with no sleeves. Even if the sleeves are found they might be adorned with such designs that the skin may be revealed. The slits of the kameez are deliberately kept so long that a slight activity reveals their waist. The neck-lines plunge so low that their cleavage gets bared. Low waist jeans and short tops make the women appear vulgar due to a lot of skin show.
In a nutshell, the private parts of the body which are meant to be hidden for the safety and self-respect of womenfolk are being displayed without any trace of guilt.
Some school-going girls wear tiny-winy, v-shaped scarves that do not cover their head or bodies properly.
Allah ta’ala says in the Quran:

31 And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husband's fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or the slaves whom their right hands possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex; and that they should not strike their feet in order to draw attention to their hidden ornaments. And O ye Believers! turn ye all together towards Allah, that ye may attain Bliss.

surah noor verse no 31

59 O Prophet! Tell thy wives and daughters, and the believing women, that they should cast their outer garments over their persons (when abroad): that is most convenient, that they should be known (as such) and not molested. And Allah is Oft- Forgiving, Most Merciful.

surah ahzab verse no 59

It is clear from this verse that Allah has given orders about the veil. A woman in veil not only commands respect but also protects herself from shaitan. However, if the women themselves wish to lower their dignity and like unwanted male attention on roadsides, if they enjoy it when eve teasers pass lewd comments on them and make vulgar gestures on seeing their figure-hugging vulgar clothes, then no one can stop them.
However, it is a duty of every momin to spread the message of Allah. If Allah wishes to protect such impudent women from the fire of hell then He will surely guide them.
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which type of clothes can be worn during namaz?

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Narrated Muhammad bin Al-Munkadir: Once Jabir offered namaz with his Izar tied to his back while his clothes were lying besides him on a wooden peg. Somebody asked him, "Do you offer namaz in a single Izar?" He replied, "I did so to show it to a fool like you. Did anyone of us two garments in the life-time of the Prophet?" Saheeh Bukhari Book of namaz: 348.
Narrated Muhammad bin Al Munkadir: I saw Jabir bin 'Abdullah praying in a single garment and he said that he had seen the Prophet praying in a single garment. Saheeh Bukhari, Book of namaz: 349.

Narrated 'Umar bin Abi Salama: I saw the Prophet (s.a.w) offering namaz in a single garment in the house of Um-Salama. He had crossed its ends around his shoulders. Saheeh Bukhari book of namaz: Saheeh Bukhari- Book of namaz: 351.
It can be deduced from the above mentioned ahadith that offering Sunnah in a single garment is Sunnah. However, offering it in two garments such as a shalwar qamiz is afzal too.
NOTE: In the era of the Prophet Mohammad (s.a.w.) people could not afford two garments hence they used to tie a knot around their neck so that the garment would remain in its place (Fathul bari taba salfia-1/467)

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is it permissible for women to offer namaz in gent’s clothes and vice-versa?

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Narrated Hazrat Abu Hurraira (r.a) that Prophet Mohammad (saw) has sent laanat on those women who dress up like men and vice-versa. Women are not allowed to adopt the dressing style of men. Nor are men allowed to wear ornaments like women. If anyone has the habit of conversing or walking like people from the opposite sex then an effort should be made to control the habit. However, if someone does so intentionally then it will be a sin.
Narrated Hazrat Ali (ra) that Prophet Mohammad (saw) had instructed him to abstain from wearing saffron (zard) color, ring of gold and a kind of silken fabric. Narrated Hazrat Umar (ra) that on seeing him wear two garments of saffron color

Prophet Mohammad (saw) instructed him not to wear saffron color, hinting at the fact that it is the color of kufr.
As we know, laanat is a kind of a curse that implies “being devoid of Allah’s mercy”. Prophet Mohammad (saw) has sent laanat on such people and has condemned them. Knowing this, if anyone still does it intentionally, it would definitely be absurdity.

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How to select the right janamaz?


Assalam oalaikum,
The kind of janamaz chosen for offering namaz should be according to the shariah. It should be kept in mind that:
If a janamz has an image of Mecca Medina then the image should always be kept towards the place of sajdah and not beneath the namazi’s feet.
The janamaz should not have any motif or design of human or animal forms.
There should not be any cartoons or tattoo designs on the janamaz.
The clothes worn during namaz also should not have human images. There are many youngsters who offer namaz wearing caps and t-shirts that have images of celebrities, wrestlers, eyes etc on them. This should be strictly avoided.



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wearing a cap (topi) during namaz is essential


Assalam oalaikum,
It is important for men to wear a topi while offering namaz as it is a Sunnah.
Our Prophet Mohammad (saw) used to wear a topi on his head during naamz.
To cover the head, using a turban or wearing a skull cap (Topi) is Sunnah. The Holy Prophet Mohammad (saw) used to tie a turban on the cap.
It has been narrated on the authority of Hazrat Abdullah bin Umar (ra) that the Holy Prophet Mohammad (saw) used to wear a white cap. ( Majma Uz Zawaaid, Vol. 5, Pg No. 121).
There is a Hadith in Jame' Tirmidhi that has been translated as follows, “Indeed! The difference between us and the mushrikeen (those who assign partners to Allah Ta'ala) is turbans tied on caps.(Jame' Tirmidhi, Vol. 1, Pg No. 308).
The cap or topi is mentioned in the Hadith and we learn that in the blessed era of the Holy Prophet Mohammad (saw), caps were quite common and especially for namaz the turbans were worn, as mentioned in Sahih Bukhari:
Translation of Hadith, “The great Tabi'ee Hadhrat Hasan Basri (ra) says: Due to the heat, the Sahabah, would perform Sajdah on their caps and turbans and their hands would be in their sleeves. (Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 1, Pg No. 56).
In another Hadith, the Holy Prophet Mohammad (saw) was asked about the clothes of Ihram and He (saw) replied: (Translation of Hadith) “You should not wear tunics (kameez in Urdu), nor pajamas, neither turbans nor caps..(Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 1, Pg No. 248, Hadith No: 1838)
This Hadith shows that the Sahabah would usually wear turbans and caps. Therefore, the Holy Prophet Mohammad (saw) stopped them from wearing them in Ihram.
Thus, the Masnoon and Mustahab (established by the Sunnah and the praiseworthy) way is that naamz should be offered with the head covered. Not doing because of laziness is Makruh or undesirable, as has been mentioned in Durre Mukhtaar,Vol. 1, Pg No. 474 and Raddul Muhtaar, Vol. 1, Pg No. 474: Translation of Hadith, “Offering namaz without covering the head is Makruh. Covering the head should not be considered a chore due to laziness and should not be neglected.
And Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala knows the best.
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How should the namaz room be?

Assalam oalaikum,
As a rule, males should offer namaz in a jamaat and even if they miss the jamat still they should offer namaz in a mosque only. The mosque is a pious place that is frequented by angels. I can tell this with 100% guarantee that angels visit the mosques. Once during the fajar namaz I saw some spiritual entities entering the mosque. The same day during the Isha namaz when I lifted my hands for prayer, I started feeling drowsy. Then I heard a voice, “Say Ameen”. I responded by saying Ameen. Eventually, I started having a feeling that some people behind me, used to wait for me to complete the namaz. They used to leave the mosque after I had left. I also started having a feeling that they used to wait for me in the same mosque for namaz. Once I went to some other mosque to offer namaz I suddenly saw some buzurgs come towards me. They sat besides me in complete silence.
There are many ahadith that prove that mosques are frequented by angels. Huzur (saw) has instructed the namazis not to eat onions before going to the mosques because the strong smell of the onions can irk the malaaikah or angels.
If anyone offers namaz at home then the following points should be kept in mind:
Namaz should be not offered in such rooms that have attached toilets.
The room should not have any photograph or painting of any living creature.
The room where namaz is offered should not have any disturbance. Television should not be kept on during namaz.
The room should be clean without any trace of urine or excrete, in case there is an infant at home.


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Answer of Azan


As salam u allaiqum
Azan has its own significance and should be given due respect because it is the call for namaz. It is the duty of muslims not to talk during Azan. The azan should be heard respectfully and each phrase of azan should be silently repeated after the moizzin or caller of azan. Prophet Mohammad (SAW) has instructed muslims to repeat the azan after the moizzin. The majority of Islamic scholars have adopted the view that azan should be responded as it is heard except for “haya ala salah” which means come to the prayer and “haya alal falah” which means come to the success. In these two phrases the listener should respond by saying 'La hawla wala quwata illa billah'. This view is based on a hadith of Hazrat Umar bin Al-Khattab who has said that Prophet Mohammad (SAW) had himself instructed him to say repeat the azan in this way. Prophet Mohammad (SAW) said that if a person sends Durood upon him one time after the azan, Allah Ta'ala will shower ten mercies upon that person.
There are many ignorant people who do not give any special importance to azan. They keep carrying on with their routine during azan. They are oblivious about the significance of azan. If songs and dances are being aired on the television then they do not lower the volume or switch off their television set. They go on enjoying evils such as vulgar dances and songs and do not pay any attention to the azan. This is a sin and should be avoided.
Read this supplication after listening to the azan:
Narrated Hazrat Jabir (ra) that Prophet Mohammad (SAW) has said that whoever reads this dua after azan shall get his help on the day of resurrection. (Sahih Bukhari)
Narrated Hazrat Saad bin Waqas (ra) that he had heard Prophet Mohammad (SAW) say that whoever reads this supplication after azan Allah shall grant him forgiveness.
NOTE: Muslim-dominated areas usually have many mosques. Even if a person repeats the azan from one mosque then it would suffice.
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The timings and types different of namaz

Assalam oalaikum,
I shall discuss about the various types of namaz in this post.
Namaz has to be offered five times daily at their prescribed time periods. Allah Ta’ala has made religion easy to follow and has made it convenient for Momin to offer namaz during a time period that is quite flexible. Nevertheless, it is better to offer namaz in its early part of time period. Following are the time periods that are advised for namaz:

1. Fajr (Dawn)
The time of the Fajr namaz begins one quarter hours before sunrise and ends before sunrise. It is strictly forbidden to offer namaz while the sun is still rising.

2. Zohr (Noon)
The time for Zuhr namaz begins with the decline of the sun and continues till the beginning of the time of Asar namaz.

3. Asr (Afternooon)
The time of the Asr namaz begins at mid afternoon and ends before sunset.

4. Maghrib (Sunset)
The time of Maghrib prayer begins after sunset and continues till it is dark.

5. Isha (Evening)
The time of Isha commences at night-fall and continues till midnight.

Times when it is prohibited to offer namaz:

When the sun is rising
When the sun is at its peak (exactly overhead)
When the sun is setting
Offering voluntary namaz between 'Asr and Maghrib Prayers.

The different types of namaz are as follows:
Fardh : Fardh is an Arabic world, which implies compulsory or mandatory. The Five daily prayers i.e., Fajr, Zuhr, Asr, Magrhib and 'Isha are obligatory prayers. It is a sin to deliberately miss a Fardh namaz. If a namaz is missed due to forgetfulness or due to some unavoidable circumstances, then we should offer the missed namaz as soon as possible. This will rectify our mistake.

2. Sunnah: Prophet Mohammad (saw), offered extra Raka'at of namaz in addition to the Fardh Prayers. These are known as Sunnah Prayers. It is considered essential by all Islamic jurists to offer these prayers.

3. Wajib: Wajib prayers are necessary and deliberately neglecting them is considered sinful. Yet, if someone could not offer them due to unavoidable circumstances, then Qaza (make-up of missed prayer) is not needed.
The following are Wajib Prayers:
a. 3 Rak'at of Vitr after 'Isha
b. 2 Rak'at of Eidul-Fitr and 2 Rak'at of Eidul-Adha
c. 2 Rak'at are offered during the Tawaaf of K'aba.


4. Nawafil: Nawafil is the plural form of the Arabic word “Nafl” which means voluntary or optional prayer. One can offer as many Nawafil Prayers as one wishes. However, Nawafil should not be offered during the forbidden times for Prayers. Nawafil should not be offered between 'Asr and Maghrib Prayer.

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Amount of Raka’ats for each namaz

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Fajr:
i) First two rakat Sunnat Muakkadah
ii) Two rakat Fard

Zuhr:
i) Four rakat Sunnat Muakkadah
ii) Four rakat Fard
iii) Two rakat sunnat Muakkadah
iv) Two rakat Nafl (Optional but spiritually beneficial)

Asr:
i) Four rakat sunnat ghair Muakkadah (Optional but spiritually beneficial)
ii) Four rakat Fard

Maghrib
i) Three rakat Fard
ii) Two rakat Sunnat Muakkadah
iii) Two rakat nafl (Optional but spiritually beneficial)

Isha:
i) Four rakat sunnat e Ghair Muakkadah (Optional but spiritually beneficial)
ii) Four rakat Fard
iii) Two Rakat Sunnat Muakkadah
iv) Two rakat Nafil (Optional but spiritually beneficial)
v) Three rakat Wajib
vi) Two rakat Nafil (Optional but spiritually beneficial)

Juma tul Mubarak (Friday prayers):
i.) 4 Rakat Sunnat Moakkedah
ii) 2 Rakat Fard
iii) 4 Rakat Sunnat Moakkedah
iv) 2 Rakat Sunnat Moakkedah
v) 2 Rakat Nafil

Eid-ul-Fitr:
1-2 Rakat Fard

Eid-ul-Adha
1-2 Rakat Fard

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niyat or intention of namaz



Assalam oalaikum,
Before offering namaz saying the Niyat is Mustahab or a preferable deed. It is allowed to make Niyat in your heart without saying it. Niyat can be done in any language. There is no hard and fast rule that it should be done only in Arabic.
The niyat for namaz should be done in the following manner, “I pray two rakaat (or as many needed for that time) Fard (if its Fard, or say Sunnat if its Sunnat or say Wajib if its Wajib or say Nafil if its Nafil) for Allah Ta’ala, face towards Kabah - Allaho Akbar”.
If namaz is being offered in a mosque then one should add "Behind this Imam".
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How should womenfolk offer Namaz

Assalam oalaikum,
I shall discuss the way of offering two rakat namaz Fard, of fajar.
Perform ablution (wazu) and spread out the janamaz in a clean place.
Do niyat as been told in the previous post
After niyat, say Allaho Akbar (takbir-e-tehreema) and lift both your hands till the shoulders, without letting them come out of the dupatta.
Then place both the hands on the chest in such a way that the left hand should be beneath the right one.
Now read the Sanaa: Subhana kallah humma wabhi hamdika wata bara kasmuka wa ta’ala jaddu ka wa la ilaha ghairuka.
Then read the ta’awuz: Auzubillahi minash shaitan irrajim.
Then read the tasmiyah: Bismillah hir rahman nirraheem.
After this read Surah Fateha, the first verse of the holy Quran.
Read any verse from the Quran. It can be a short verse also such as Surah Naas,Surah Ahad or Surah Falaq.
Then Say "Allah Ho Akbar" and bow (this is called Ruku), hold your knees with your hands. The fingers should be separated with gaps in them. The back should be horizontally strait in line like a board. Then say “Subhan Rabbia-yal Azeem 3,5 or 7 times.
Then say Tasmee. “Same Allaho liman hamidia
Then while standing say, “Rabbana lakal hamd” and bend down in Sajdah saying Allaho- Akbar.
Before going down in Sajdah first place your knees then your hands on the janamaz. Then place your face in between your hands in such a way that first the nose touches the janamaz and then the forhead. The fingers should be towards the Qibla.
Read “Subhana Rabbiyal Aala 3, 5 or 7 times and then sit up in such a way that the fingers are joined together, without any gap.
Then perform the second Sajdah in the same way as the first one.
Then say Allaho-Akbar and stand erect.
The second rakat should be performed just like the first one. However, a different surah should be read after Surah Fateha and after completing the sajda of the second rakat, instead of getting up read the Tashah-Hud “Attahiyato lillahi wassala wato wat tayyibato. assalamo alaika ayyiyuhan nabiyyo wa rahma tullahi wabar ka tuh,assalamo alaina wa ala ibadil lahis saliheen,(kalma) ashhado allah ilaha illal laho wa ashhado anna muhammadan abduho wa rasooluh. This should be read while sitting. When you reach “Ash-hadu an laailiah illalaah-ho, then make a circle with your thumb and the three fingers, besides the index finger. Then raise your index finger for a short while.
The read Durud-E-Ibrahimi: Allahumma sallay ala Muhammadin wa ala alay Muhammadin kama sallaita ala Ibraheema wa ala alay Ibraheema innaka hameedum majeed- Allahumma barik ala Muhammadin wa ala alay Muhammadin kama barakta ala Ibraheema wa ala alay Ibraheema innaka hameedum majeed
Then read any dua that is mentioned in the Quran or Hadis, such as: Rabbana atina fiddunya hasanatau wafil akhirati hasanatau waqina azaban naar..ya jo dua yaad ho
Lastly, Salam has to be offered by turning your face first towards your right shoulder and saying, “Assalamo alaikum warah-mat ullah and then repeating these words by turning your face towards the left shoulder.





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