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The Magrib (sunset) Prayer – Prayer Number 4 (The Magrib prayer is the 3 raka’at obligatory prayer (‘Magrib’ prayer) of the five daily prayers) It is important that one listens to the correct arabic Qira-at (Recitation) for each of the Surah’s, i.e (Surah al Hamd) and the second surah which you recite i.e Surah al Kausar or any other surah by listening to the audio and practicing it. see a link to the full Holy Quran.


Read More: Overview of the daily Obligatory Prayers Other Prayers: 1- The Fajr Prayer 2- The Dhuhr Prayer 4- The Maghrib Prayer 5- The Isha Prayer While Standing upright facing the direction of Al-Ka’bah.

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Step 1 – Prayer Intention (Niyyah) – (Sunset) Prayers – “Megrib”
  I OFFER “Megrib” (Sunset) Prayers seeking nearness to God, in obedience to Him Note: “Megrib” (Sunset) Prayers are said in a loud voice for men only.
Prayers are said in a loud voice for men only.

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Step 2 – Starting Prayer “Takbirat al-’Ihram”

While Standing upright facing the direction of Al-Ka’bah.

Lift both hands up to the ears and say: “ALLAH HU AKBAR

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Rakaat #1 – Start

Step 3 – Rakaat-Surah #1

Note: Qira-at (Recitation), It is Wajib (compulsory) to recite Surah Al-Fatiha (1st chapter from the Holy Quran, 
followed by any other complete Surah in the first two rakaats of prayer

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Start: Recite First Surah (Surah Al-Fatiha)

  1. Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem
  2. Alhamdu lillaahi Rabbil ‘aalameen
  3. Ar-Rahmaanir-Raheem
  4. Maaliki Yawmid-Deen
  5. Iyyaaka na’budu wa lyyaaka nasta’een
  6. Ihdinas-Siraatal-Mustaqeem
  7. Siraatal-latheena an’amta ‘alaihim 
  8. ghayril-maghdoobi ‘alaihim 
  9. wa lad-daaalleen

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Step 4 – Rakaat-Surah #2

Note: Continue to recite the second Surah (chapter). 
In the Second chapter, you can choose to recite any other chapter from the Holy Quran other than Surat Al-fatiha 
Below we have selected chapter 112 which is Al-Ikhlas.

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Start: Recite Second Surah,  Al-Ikhlas

  1. Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem
  2. Qul huwal laahu ahad
  3. Allah hus-samad
  4. Lam yalid wa lam yoolad
  5. Wa lam yakul-lahu kufuwan ahad

 


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Step 5 – Bow Down – “Ruku”

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Note: Bend half-way down and perform “Ruku” and keep both hands on your legs just above your knees

say: “SUBHAN ALLAH” (3 times)

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Step 6 – Standing up after Bowing – “Julus”

Note: Straighten up into a stationary standing position and while standing straight

say: “ALLAH HU AKBAR”

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Step 7 – Go into prostration “Sujood”

Note: Go down to prostration (Sujood) so that the forehead touches the place of Sujood directly
make sure that the material covering the head is not in the way. While the forehead is in prostration

say: “SUBHAN ALLAH” (3 times)

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Step 8 – Sit up after prostration “Julus”

Note: Sit up after prostration (Sujood). While in a seated stationary position

say: “ALLAH HU AKBAR”

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Step 9 – Go into prostration “Sujood”

Note: Go down to prostration (Sujood) so that the forehead touches the place of Sujood directly
make sure that the material covering the head is not in the way. While the forehead is in prostration

say: “SUBHAN ALLAH” (3 times)

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Step 10 – Sit up after prostration “Julus”

Note: Sit up after prostration (Sujood). While in a seated stationary position

say: “ALLAH HU AKBAR”

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Rakaat #2 – Start

Step 11 – Rakaat-Surah #1

Note: Qira-at (Recitation), It is Wajib (compulsory) to recite Surah Al-Fatiha (1st chapter from the Holy Quran, 
followed by any other complete Surah in the first two rakaats of prayer

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Start: Recite First Surah (Surah Al-Fatiha)

  1. Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem
  2. Alhamdu lillaahi Rabbil ‘aalameen
  3. Ar-Rahmaanir-Raheem
  4. Maaliki Yawmid-Deen
  5. Iyyaaka na’budu wa lyyaaka nasta’een
  6. Ihdinas-Siraatal-Mustaqeem
  7. Siraatal-latheena an’amta ‘alaihim 
  8. ghayril-maghdoobi ‘alaihim 
  9. wa lad-daaalleen

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Step 12 – Rakaat-Surah #2

Note: Continue to recite the second Surah (chapter). 
In the Second chapter, you can choose to recite any other chapter from the Holy Quran other than Surat Al-fatiha 
Below we have selected chapter 112 which is Al-Ikhlas.

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Start: Recite Second Surah,  Al-Ikhlas

  1. Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem
  2. Qul huwal laahu ahad
  3. Allah hus-samad
  4. Lam yalid wa lam yoolad
  5. Wa lam yakul-lahu kufuwan ahad

 


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Step 13 – “Qunoot”

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Qunoot (after Second Surah in 2nd Rakat - While still standing) - This step is not compulsory but recommended.

Raise your hands and bring them together in front of your face, with the palms of your hands raised up, inclined towards you and ask Allah for anything
(Dua) otherwise it is recommend to read a dua from the Holy Quraan.

Example: The following Dua from the Holy Quran [2:201]

Our Lord! Grant us good in this world and good in the hereafter, and save us from the chastisement of the fire 

Say:

  1. RABBANA AATINA FIDDOONYA HASANATAWN
  2. WA FIL AAKHERA-TI HASANATAWN
  3. WA QINA AZABAN NAR

Then Say:

“ALLAH HU AKBAR”

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Step 14 – Bow Down – “Ruku”

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Note: Bend half-way down and perform “Ruku” and keep both hands on your legs just above your knees

say: “SUBHAN ALLAH” (3 times)

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Step 15 – Standing up after Bowing – “Julus”

Note: Straighten up into a stationary standing position and while standing straight

say: “ALLAH HU AKBAR”

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Step 16 – Go into prostration “Sujood”

Note: Go down to prostration (Sujood) so that the forehead touches the place of Sujood directly
make sure that the material covering the head is not in the way. While the forehead is in prostration

say: “SUBHAN ALLAH” (3 times)

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Step 17 – Sit up after prostration “Julus”

Note: Sit up after prostration (Sujood). While in a seated stationary position

say: “ALLAH HU AKBAR”

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Step 18 – Go into prostration “Sujood”

Note: Go down to prostration (Sujood) so that the forehead touches the place of Sujood directly
make sure that the material covering the head is not in the way. While the forehead is in prostration

say: “SUBHAN ALLAH” (3 times)

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Step 19 – Sit up after prostration “Julus”

Note: Sit up after prostration (Sujood). While in a seated stationary position

say: “ALLAH HU AKBAR”

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Step 20 – Tashahud “Julus”

Note: While in a seated stationary position

say: 

  1. ASH HADU AN LAA ILAHA IL LAL LAH
  2. WAHDAHU LA SHARIKA LAHU
  3. WA ASH HADU AN NA MUHAMMAD AN ABDUHU WA RASOOLUH
  4. ALLA HUMMA SAL LI ALA MUHAMMADIN WA ALI MUHAMMAD

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Rakaat #3 – Start

Step 21 – Rakaat-Surah #1

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Start: Recite First Surah (Surah Al-Fatiha)

  1. Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem
  2. Alhamdu lillaahi Rabbil ‘aalameen
  3. Ar-Rahmaanir-Raheem
  4. Maaliki Yawmid-Deen
  5. Iyyaaka na’budu wa lyyaaka nasta’een
  6. Ihdinas-Siraatal-Mustaqeem
  7. Siraatal-latheena an’amta ‘alaihim 
  8. ghayril-maghdoobi ‘alaihim 
  9. wa lad-daaalleen

 


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Step 22 – Bow Down – “Ruku”

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Note: Bend half-way down and perform “Ruku” and keep both hands on your legs just above your knees

say: “SUBHAN ALLAH” (3 times)

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Step 23 – Standing up after Bowing – “Julus”

Note: Straighten up into a stationary standing position and while standing straight

say: “ALLAH HU AKBAR”

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Step 24 – Go into prostration “Sujood”

Note: Go down to prostration (Sujood) so that the forehead touches the place of Sujood directly
make sure that the material covering the head is not in the way. While the forehead is in prostration

say: “SUBHAN ALLAH” (3 times)

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Step 25 – Sit up after prostration “Julus”

Note: Sit up after prostration (Sujood). While in a seated stationary position

say: “ALLAH HU AKBAR”

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Step 26 – Go into prostration “Sujood”

Note: Go down to prostration (Sujood) so that the forehead touches the place of Sujood directly
make sure that the material covering the head is not in the way. While the forehead is in prostration

say: “SUBHAN ALLAH” (3 times)

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Step 27 – Sit up after prostration “Julus”

Note: Sit up after prostration (Sujood). While in a seated stationary position

say: “ALLAH HU AKBAR”

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Step 28 – Tashahud “Julus”

Note: While in a seated stationary position

say: 

  1. ASH HADU AN LAA ILAHA IL LAL LAH
  2. WAHDAHU LA SHARIKA LAHU
  3. WA ASH HADU AN NA MUHAMMAD AN ABDUHU WA RASOOLUH
  4. ALLA HUMMA SAL LI ALA MUHAMMADIN WA ALI MUHAMMAD

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Step 29 – Taslim “Julus” – End Prayer

Note: While in a seated stationary position

say: 

  1. ASSALAM MU ALAIKA AYYUHAN NABIYYU WA RAHMAT UL LAHI WA BARAKATUH
  2. ASSALAM MU ALAINA WA ALA IBAD DIL LAHIS SUALIHEEN
  3. ASSALAM MU ALAIKUM WA RAHMATUL LAHI WABARAKATUH.

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Prayer Finished

 

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