Qur'an alone - How to perform the prayers (Salat). (2023)

Abraham: Original Source of Contact Prayers

The Quran teaches us in many suras that submission (“Islam” in Arabic) is the religion of Abraham (see 2:135, 3:95, 4:125, 6:161 and 22:78). Mohammed was a follower of Abraham, as we learn from 16:123. All religious practices of submission (Islam) were given to us through Abraham; They include:

  1. the five daily contact prayers (salat),
  2. the obligatory almsgiving (zakat),
  3. fasting during Ramadan and
  4. the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

In particular, we learn from the Qur'an (21:73) that Abraham was given the prayers of contact (salat) and the obligatory alms-giving (zakat).

Numerous verses throughout the Qur'an inform us that contact prayer existed, was intact, and was practiced before the arrival of Muhammad (see, for example, 8:35 and 9:54).

All the positions of contact prayer are found in the Qur'an, including the standing position (3:39, 39:9), the bowing and prostration positions (Rukou' and Sujood) (2:43, 3:43, 9:112, 22). :26 & 77).

The five times are given in the Qur'an

  1. The morning prayer is mentioned by name in 24:58. Before sunrise.
  2. The noon prayer is given at 17:78. When the sun goes down.
  3. Afternoon prayer is at 2:238. Halfway between noon and sunset.
  4. The sunset prayer is mentioned in 11:114. Immediately after sunset.
  5. The night prayer is in 11:114 and is mentioned by name in 24:58.

The Call to Prayer (Azaan)

Azaan is not part of the contact prayers, nor is it required. But it has become a tradition in Muslim communities to call people to prayer with a loud announcement. The original Azaan used to correspond to the teachings of the Qur'an and has been corrupted over time.

Originally, the call to prayer consisted of:

  1. Allahu Akbar (God is great), 4 times.
  2. Laa Elaaha Ellah Allah (There is no other god but God), once.

Many years later, some people added Muhammad's name to the Azaan. This violates God's commandments in 2:136, 2:285, 3:84, 4:150 and 72:18. Later other groups of Muslims added the names of Ali and his family. Today, throughout the Muslim world, the Azaan is highly corrupt and represents idolatry, not submission to God ALONE.

The right azaan

If praying alone, no azaan is required. The Azaan is usually observed when a group of people are ready to perform the prayer. A person stands up and pronounces or chants the Azaan words as follows:

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar (God is great, God is great).
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar.
La Elaaha Ella Allah (There is no other god but God).

Preparation for contact prayer

The ablution

O you who believe, in preparation for prayer you will do it
(1) wash your faces,
(2) Wash your arms up to the elbows,
(3) Wipe your heads with wet hands and
(4) Wash your feet up to the ankles. [5:6]

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Like all other aspects of submission, Muslims have corrupted ablution by adding illicit steps. Ironically, the innovations have been vested with such authority that anyone who questions them is accused of innovating!!

Therefore, it is of vital importance to keep God's commandments by strictly observing the ablution prescribed in the Qur'an. All further steps represent a god other than God.

The Great Ablution

After any sexual activity leading to climax (orgasm/ejaculation), one must bathe or shower (4:43).

The Dry Wash (Tayammum)

If water is not available, one must touch clean, dry soil and then wipe hands and face. This suffices as a substitute for ablution (4:43; 5:6).

Which undoes the ablution

Digestive discharges through the intestines, including gas, solids, or urine, negate the ablution. Sleeping also nullifies ablution by becoming unconscious. Therefore, one can perform several contact prayers during one ablution, provided one does not go to the toilet, gasse, and fall asleep.

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Important notes:

  1. The format of the afternoon and night prayers is identical to the noon prayer.
  2. The narrator in the morning prayer clip uses the words "I intend to do this."MorningContact prayer. Nawwaytu SaladAs-subh."
    This was later corrected and you should use the terms "duskContact prayer” or “SaladAl-Fajr." God calls it thatduskPrayer (Al-Fajr in Arabic) in24:58.

1. Face towards Mecca (Qiblah):

This is an organizational point set by God in 2:125. God wants all senders to be facing in the same direction when praying the contact prayer. In the US, the direction is slightly southeast.

2. The intention:

Say in your own language, secretly or audibly, that you are going to do the prayer. Remember to indicate the time (dawn, noon, afternoon, sunset or night).

3. Raise your hands to the sides of your face:

Qur'an alone - How to perform the prayers (Salat). (1)Your thumbs are touching your ears and your palms are facing forward.

4. Say "Allahu Akbar":

When you raise your hands to the sides of your face and then move them down in one continuous motion, say "AllahuAkbar" (God is Great). This opens prayer. You are in contact with your Creator.

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5. The standing position:

You are now standing with your arms resting naturally at your sides. Some people put their left hand on their stomach and their right hand on their left hand. Both positions are correct—you can place your hands on your stomach while standing, or you can let your arms hang at your sides.

6. Recite "The Key" (Surah 1) in Arabic:

Qur'an alone - How to perform the prayers (Salat). (2)From 2:37 we learn that God gives us the words through which we contact him. We must pronounce the specific sounds given in The Key. A translation of “The Key” would be man-made. The Arabic sounds of "TheKey" represent a number combination that opens the treasure. As with a phone number, no contact can be made unless the specific numbers are dialed. That's all Arabic you need. Everything else you can discuss in your own language.

Reciting The Key in Arabic unites all contributors in the world, regardless of their language.

The key:

You can listen to any verse fromThe key (Al-Fateh)recited by clicking on the "Listen" link next to the verse.
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    (In the name of God, the most gracious and merciful God.)
    (Praise be to God, Lord of the universe.)
    (Most Gracious, Merciful.)
  4. Maliki Yawmid Deen.[Hear]
    (Master of the Last Judgment.)
    (Your alone we worship; only You we ask for help.)
    (Lead us on the right path.) [Lead us on the right path;]
    (The way of those you have blessed)

    (Not by those who provoke anger, nor by those who go astray.)

Qur'an alone - How to perform the prayers (Salat). (3)Since The Key is recited 17 times a day, it will be easy for you to recite and understand it in a few weeks. it will become like your mother tongue.

7. The Bowing Position (Rukoo`):

After reciting "The Key" while standing, bow in the position of Rukoo`. As shown in the diagram, bend down from the waist, keeping your knees straight, and place your hands on your knees. Your eyes look at a point about 60 cm in front of you.

When changing from the standing position to the bowing position, say "Allahu Akbar."

As you bow, say, "Subhaana Rabbiyal 'Azeem" or "God be glorified."

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8. Stand up:

As you rise from the bowing position to the standing position, say, "Sami 'Allahu Liman Hamidah," or "God answers those who praise Him."

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You stand still for just a second, then drop to your knees. As you transition from the standing position to the prostration position, say "Allahu Akbar."

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9. The Prostration Position (Sujood):

From a standing position, get on your knees and then place your forehead on the floor about 3 to 60 cm in front of your knees as shown.

During prostration say "Subhaana Rabbiyal A'laa" or "God be glorified".

10. The sitting position:

When you rise from the prostration position, say "Allahu Akbar." Remain in the sitting position for just one second, then move towards the second prostration.
When you go down to the second prostration, say "Allahu Akbar."

During the second prostration you say, "SubhannaRabbiyal A'laa." Once you have completed the second prostration, you have completed a full session (rak'ah).

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11. Stand up for the second unit:

When you get up, say "Allahu Akbar."

The morning prayer

This contact prayer consists of 2 units. So when you get up from the second prostration, say "Allahu Akbar" and take the sitting position. As you sit, pronounce the first pillar of submission, the shahadah:

Ash-Hadu Allaha Elaaha Ellaa Allah.
(I testify that there is no other god but God.)
Wahdahu Laa Shareeka Lah.
(He ALONE is God; He has no partner.)

Look to the right and say "Assalaamu Alaikum", then to the left and say the same. This concludes the morning prayer.

The noon prayer

This prayer consists of 4 units. So you do the first two units exactly as explained for the morning prayer, right down to the sitting position. They pronounce the first pillar (known as "Shahaadah") and then stand up for the third unit. You do not pronounce the Salaams (Assalamu Alaikum).

When you stand up for the third session, say "AllahuAkbar." The third and fourth sessions are identical to the first two sessions.

When you get up from the second prostration of the fourth unit, say "Allahu Akbar" and assume the sitting position. In a seated position, pronounce the shahadah and say the salaams on both sides. This concludes the noon prayer.

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The Afternoon Prayer

This prayer is identical to the noon prayer. Only the "intention" is of course different.

The Sunset Prayer

This prayer consists of three units. So when you complete the second prostration of the third unit, don't stand up; They take the seated position, recite the shahadah and then say the salaams on both sides. This concludes the sunset prayer.

The Night Prayer

This prayer is identical to the other four-part prayers, the midday and afternoon prayers.

The contact prayers and the mathematical code of the Koran

As mentioned above, the morning, noon, afternoon, sunset and night prayers consist of 2, 4, 4, 3 and 4 units respectively. If we put these 5 numbers side by side we get 24434, and this number is a multiple of 19 (24434 = 19 x 1286). The common denominator of the Qur'anic code is 19. This phenomenon confirms that the number of units for each contact prayer remains intact and the order 2, 4, 4, 3 and 4 is also confirmed.

Your tone of voice during contact prayers

You should not be too loud during your contact prayers, nor should you say them secretly; They are to maintain an overtone [17:110]. During a group prayer only the Imam is audible; everyone else is listening.

The group prayer

Two or more people can do the prayers together. One person leads the group prayer and says “The Key” loud enough for everyone in the group to hear. Other utterances must be silent. Anyone can join the group late in the middle of prayer. He or she has to do the same steps as the group, then at the end of the prayer he or she has to stand up and make up the missing part.

The Friday prayer

The congregational Friday prayer (Salat Al-Jum'ah) is so important that an entire sura is entitled "Friday" and in verse 9 the commandment is issued to observe this prayer. Each submitter—man, woman, and child—is commanded by God to hold the Friday prayers of the congregation.

Friday prayer replaces noon prayer every Friday. Instead of four sessions, the Friday prayer consists of listening to two sermons from the Imam and two prayer sessions.

Every sermon must begin with "Al-Hamdu Lillah" (Praise be to God) and "LaaElaaha Ella Allah" (No other god but God). Each sermon should last 10-15 minutes and must be in the language of the congregation. At the end of the first sermon, the congregation is asked to repent: "Tooboo Ela Allah." The imam then sits down for about a minute and joins the congregation in expressing repentance, then stands up for the second sermon. The second sermon ends with one of the people being asked to say the "Azaan". The Imam then leads the two-part prayer.

At the end of every prayer

The faithful can shake hands, hug and/or exchange greetings after the prayer is finished. It is customary to say “Congratulations” to one another. Because contact prayer is a gift from God that helps us to nourish and develop our souls. One should be congratulated on this blessed achievement.

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This brochure should be used in conjunction with our audio orVideotapeto practice the correct pronunciation of Arabic words. The audio/video tape provides the sounds and visual effects to help you learn proper pronunciation.


How to perform Salah according to Quran and Sunnah? ›

After performing one/first Prostration perfectly and calmly, the person praying should raise his head form Prostration saying "Allah-u-Akbar" bending the left foot and sitting on it while keeping the right foot propped up with its toes pointing towards the Qibla, the palms of his hands should rest on his thighs and ...

How to perform Salat in Islam? ›

While standing and facing the qiblah the worshipper makes an intention to perform the salah; this is carried out by stating which prayer is to be performed, how many units (rak'ah) and intending full-heartedly to perform that worship for the sake of God.

What is the Salat prayer in the Quran? ›

What is the Salat? Salat, otherwise known as Salah is a word that is used around the world by Muslims to refer to the daily prayer. In Arabic, Salat, or Salah, means connection, contact, and communication. The Salat, the obligatory Muslim prayers, is the second of the Five Pillars of Islam.

How the salat is performed? ›

The prayer itself can be done in as little as five minutes, and can be performed solo or with a group. It involves rakats — a sequence of movements and postures such as standing, bowing, kneeling and touching the ground with the forehead while reciting specific verses from the Quran.

What are two ways Salah can be performed? ›

The movements that Sunni and Shi'a Muslims make during prayer can also differ. For example, Shi'a Muslims pray with their hands by their sides, whereas Sunni Muslims pray with their hands either folded or by their sides.

What verses of Quran says about salah? ›

"Surely the Salah at fixed hours (of the day and night) has been enjoined upon the believers." (Quran 4:103). "Verily, Salah restrains (oneself) from shameful and unjust deeds…" (Quran 29:45). A human being is created weak and can be deviated from righteousness very easily without seeking from Allah.

When and how is salah performed? ›

Salah is one of the Five Pillars of Islam . It teaches Muslims to pray five times a day, giving praise and thanks to Allah. These prayers can be done anywhere. Salah is not simply personal prayer (the prayer of an individual speaking to God privately).

What are the 9 conditions of salah? ›

The conditions of the validity of prayer are nine in all: 1- Being Muslim, 2- Being of sound mind, 3- Discernment, 4- Being free of ritual impurity, 5- Removal of tangible impurity, 6- Covering the 'awrah, 7- The time for that prayer should have begun, 8- Facing the qiblah and 9- Forming the right intention.

In what direction must Salat be performed? ›

What is Qibla? Qibla is the fixed direction towards the Ka'bah in the Grand Mosque in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. It's the direction which all Muslims face when performing their prayers, wherever they are in the world.

How many Rakats is salat? ›

Each daily prayer has a different number of rakats per prayer: Fajr: 2 Rakat Sunnah, then 2 Rakat Fardh. Dhuhr: 4 Rakat Sunnah, then 4 Rakat Fardh, then 2 Rakat Sunnah, then 2 Rakat Nafl. Asr: 4 Rakat Sunnah, then 4 Rakat Fardh.

What is salat and when do you pray? ›

Salat is the obligatory Muslim prayers, performed five times each day by Muslims. It is the second Pillar of Islam. God ordered Muslims to pray at five set times of day: Salat al-fajr: dawn, before sunrise.

What is the first salat in Islam? ›

Fajr prayer

How many times do you pray in salat? ›

By testifying that there is one God, and Muhammad is His Prophet, an individual distinguishes himself or herself as a Muslim. Praying, or salat. Muslims are supposed to pray five times a day – at dawn, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset and evening.

What are the most common mistakes in prayer? ›

Not moving the tongue while reciting the takbeer, the Qur'an and dhikr. Mistakes made while standing. Mistakes regarding rukoo' (bowing) and straightening up after rukoo'. Mistakes regarding the qunoot supplication.

What is required in Salah? ›

(1) Standing during obligatory prayers if one is able to do so. (2) The opening takbeer (saying “Allahu akbar”) (3) Reciting al-Faatihah. (4) Rukoo' (bowing), the least of which means bending so that the hands can touch the knees, but the most complete form means making the back level and the head parallel with it.

What is the first thing to do before Salah? ›

Before those prayers, they are expected to perform a purification ritual called Wudu, requiring that they wash their faces, hands, arms, and feet.

What do you say after Salah? ›

Immediately upon completing the prayer it is recommended for the worshipper to invoke Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) and to ask for His forgiveness by saying: "ASTAGHFIRULLAAH" three times, which means: I seek Allah's forgiveness.

What weakens prayer life? ›

Filthiness of the spirit and soul: Pornography, sex chat and impure thoughts are killers of prayer stamina. Your inner man would always be defeated by feeding your spirit man with filthy and erotic content. 4.

What are the three keys to effective prayer? ›

John presents three key thoughts to effective prayer in 1 John 5:14-15. We need to (1) ask in prayer, (2) pray according to His will and (3) pray in faith.

What are the 3 powerful prayers? ›

The prayer of protection. The prayer of transformation. The prayer of restoration.

Can we read Quran during Salah? ›

In our opinion, it is permissible to recite the Quran by looking at the mushaf for an imam and those who are praying alone, regardless of whether it is the obligatory or sunnah prayer and if by looking at the mushaf he is able to prolong the duration he is standing in prayer and helps to improve his khusyuk in prayer.

What is the importance of Salah according to Quran? ›

Salaah (Prayers) is one of the obligatory Five Pillars of Islam and is a privilege blessed upon us by Allah SWT. It holds many great attributes as we pray for nobody but ourselves, as the reward is primarily for us. Nobody, not even our own parents, loves us more than our Lord, for He created us.

Why Salah is the most important in Islam? ›

Salah is the second of the Five Pillars of Islam . It is the belief that Muslims should pray five times each day. Prayer is important as it allows Muslims to communicate with Allah, listen to Allah and follow in the footsteps of the prophets.

What do you read when performing salah? ›

While sitting, recite the first part of the Tashaahud, 'At-tahiyyatu lillah, was-salawaatu wat-tayyibaat. As-salaamu 'alayka ayyuhan-Nabiyyu wa rahmat-Ullahi wa barakaatu. As-salaamu alayna, wa alaa ibaadi-llahis saaliheen'. This means, 'All compliments are for Allah, and prayers and goodness.

Who Cannot lead Salah? ›

Women cannot lead the prayer. This is the case whether the prayer is fard or nafila and whether the group in question are men or women. [ As the woman does not lead the prayer, neither does the hermaphordie.

What are the disliked elements of Salah? ›

Disliked elements of prayer: Looking around, lack of humility, prostrating over the head cover, looking at mobile phone during prayer, confusing other by reciting aloud, few movements during the prayer, moving ahead of the imam, crackling finger joints, Hadith: Ayesha(R.A) asked prophet (S.A.W) about one's looking here ...

What are the 5 wajib acts in Salah? ›

These are (1) Niyyah, (2) Takbiratul-Ihram (3) Qiyam at the time of Takbiratul-Ihram and just before going to Ruku, (4) Ruku and (5) Both sajdahs together. If any of these are left out, or added whether intentionally or unintentionally, the Salat will become batil (void).

Which side we should not pray? ›

Do not pray while facing the south, as it is not an auspicious direction.

Which way did Daniel face when he prayed? ›

Piety. He prayed toward Jerusalem in response to the word of God (1 Kings 8:35-36). He got on his knees and prayed, a sign of reverence and humility.

Why face the East when praying? ›

Nearly all Christian apologetic tracts published in the 7th century AD in the Syriac and Arabic languages explicated that the reason that Christians prayed facing the east is because "the Garden of Eden was planted in the east (Genesis 2:8) and that at the end of time, at the second coming, the Messiah would approach ...

How do Muslims perform salah in the mosque? ›

Prayer in the mosque

Worshippers face this wall when they pray so that they are praying towards the holy city of Islam. At the mosque, men and women pray in separate rooms performing the series of movements in a sequence. This involves bowing and kneeling as well as prostration and reciting praises to God.

How is Eid salah performed? ›

The Eid ul-Fitr prayer consists of 2 rak'at, and there are 6 additional takbeers during the prayer. The first takbeer is performed at the beginning of the first rak'ah, and then 5 takbeers are performed before reciting the Quranic verses and completing the first rak'ah.

How do Muslims know when to pray? ›

Prayer times are determined by the position of the sun in the sky. The Muslim day begins with the sunset prayer, Mahgrib, followed by the evening prayer, Isha, which begins at nightfall. The last of the prayers to be regulated by the occurrence of twilight is the Fajr, beginning at daybreak.

Why do Muslims kneel to pray? ›

The word evolved from the Arabic term masjid, which means "place of prostration." During prayer, Muslims briefly kneel and touch their foreheads to the ground as a sign of submission (literally, Islam) to the will of God.

What rituals are performed during Salah? ›

This involves bowing and kneeling as well as prostration and reciting praises to God. Salah encourages self-discipline and keeps Muslims in close contact with Allah. It is a sign of solidarity with all other Muslims and it shows that everyone is equal in their worship of God.

Can a woman pray Eid prayer at home? ›

Yes, Eid prayers can be offered at home, even if you are alone.

Can you pray Eid prayer by yourself? ›

Did you know that even under regular circumstances, one can perform their Eid prayer at home? Because the conditions of Eid prayer are different from those of Friday prayer (which has to be performed in congregation with a khutbah), Eid prayer can be performed alone or within your family without a khutbah.


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