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The Fajr (morning) Prayer – Prayer Number 1
(The Fajr prayer is the 2 raka’at obligatory prayer (‘Subuh’ 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: 2- The Dhuhr Prayer 3- The Asr Prayer 4- The Maghrib Prayer 5- The Isha Prayer
 While Standing upright facing the direction of Al-Ka’bah.
Instructions Recitation and Meaning
Niyyat (Intention)
Beginning of Prayer 1.gif
I OFFER FAJR PRAYERS, 2 RAKATS, WAJIB QURBATAN ILAL LAH, I offer Fajr prayers, 2 Rakats, seeking nearness to God, in obedience to Him
Takbirat-ul-Ihram
The First Takbir – Allah hu Akbar In a Standing Position facing the direction towards Mecca (Qiblah) the Lift both hands up to the ears and say 2.gif
ALLAH HU AKBAR Allah is Great
First Rakaat
Qira-at (Recitation) It is Wajib (essential) to recite Surah Al-Fatiha, followed by any other complete Surah in the first two rakaats.  First Surah al Fatiha– #1Download this file (Surah 1 Al-Fatiha) 3.gif
BISMIL LAH HIR RAHMAN NIR RAHIM In the Name of Allah, the most Compassionate, the Merciful AL HAMDU LIL LAHI RAB BIL AALAMEEN.  All praises belong to Allah the Cherisher, the Sustainer, Developer and Perfector of the worlds AR RAHMAN NIR RAHIM the most Compassionate, the Merciful MALIKI YAWMID DIN.  Master of the Day of Judgement. IYYA KA NA’BUDU WA IYYA KA NASTA’EEN. Thee only do we Worship, and Thee alone do we ask for help IHDI NAS SIRATAL MUSTAQEEM. Keep us along the straight path SIRAT AL LATHEENA AN AMTA ALAY HIM GHAIRIL MAGDOOBI ALAIHIM WAL LADUAL LEEN. Keep us along the straight path, the path of those whom Thou has blessed Not of those whom Thou art angry, nor of those who go astray. .
Second Surah (Surah al Kausar) or any other complete surah (Other than Surah Al-Hamd) Download this file (Surah 108 Al-Kauthar (A River in Paradise).mp3)Surah 108 Al-Kauthar (A River in Paradise).mp3 3.gif BISMIL LAH HIR RAHMAN NIR RAHIM In the Name of Allah, the most Compassionate, the Merciful INNA A’TAINAKAL KAUSAR. FASALLI LI RAB BIKA WAN HAR To thee have We granted the Fount (of abundance).Therefore, pray to your Lord and make Sacrifices. INNA SHANI AKA HU WAL ABTAR Surely your enemy is the one cut off (from good). After finishing reciting the surah SAY: ALLAH HU AKBAR Allah is Great
First Rukuh
(bend half-way down and keep both hands on your legs just above your knees) 5.gif
SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times) Glory to Allah SUBHANA RAB BI AL ATHEE MI WA BI HAMDIH Free from All Defects is my Lord, and with His praise I bow
Straighten up
saying   3.gif  
SAMI ALLAH HU LIMAN HAMIDAH God listens to one who praises Him ALLAH HU AKBAR Allah is Great
First Sajdah
(Go down to sajdah so that the forehead touches the place of sajdah directly – make sure that the material covering the head is not in the way.)   6.gif
SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times) Glory to God SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH Free from all defects is my All-Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him
Sit up
and say 7.gif
AS TAGH FIR UL LAHA RABBI WA ATOOBU ILAIH I ask Allah, my Lord, to cover up my sins and unto him I turn repentant
Second Sajdah
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SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times) Glory to Allah SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH Free from All defects is my All Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him.
Straighten up
saying 3.gif
BI HAWL LIL LAHI WA QUWAT TI HI AQOOMO WA AQ’UD. Due to the Vigour given by Allah, and because of the vitality from Him I rise and stand
Second Rakaat
First Surah al FatihaDownload this file (Surah 1 Al-Fatiha) 3.gif
BISMIL LAH HIR RAHMAN NIR RAHIM. In the Name of Allah, the most Compassionate, the Merciful AL HAMDU LIL LAHI RAB BIL AALAMEEN. AR RAHMAN NIR RAHIM All praises belong to Allah the Cherisher, the Sustainer, Developer and Perfector of the worlds, the most Compassionate, the Merciful MALIKI YAWMID DIN. IYYA KA NA’BUDU WA IYYA KA NASTA’EEN. Master of the Day of Judgement. Thee only do we Worship, and Thee alone do we ask for help IHDI NAS SIRATAL MUSTAQEEM. SIRAT AL LATHEENA AN AMTA ALAY HIM Keep us along the straight path, the path of those whom Thou has blessed GHAIRIL MAGDOOBI ALAIHIM WAL LADAAL LEEN. Not of those whom Thou art angry, nor of those who go astray.
Second Surah (choose a second surah. It can also be the same as the second surah you recited previously above) Surah 112 Al-Ikhlas (The Purity).mp3Download this file (Surah 112 Al-Ikhlas (The Purity).mp3) 3.gif BIS MIL LAH HIR RAHMAN NIR RAHIM In the Name of Allah, the most Compassionate, the Merciful QUL HU WAL LAH HU AHAD, ALLAH HUS SAMAD, LAM YA LID, Say He is God, the One, the Unique. God the Changeless, the Independent. He begets not, WA LAM YU LAD, WA LAM YAKUL LAHU KUFU WAN AHAD. Nor is He Begotten. And there is no one equal to Him.
This is not compulsory, however very good to practice:
Qunoot
(after Second Surah in 2nd Rakat – While still standing) Raise your hands and bring them together in front of your face, with the palms of your hands raised up, inclined towards you. Say any supplication of your choice. 8.gif
RABBANA AATINA FIDDOONYA HASANATAWN O our Lord! Bestow upon us good in this world WA FIL AAKHERA-TI HASANATAWN WA QINA AZABAN NAR And good in the Hereafter, and protect us from the torment of the Fire. ALLAH HU AKBAR Allah is Great
Second Rukuh
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SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times) Glory to Allah SUBHANA RAB BI AL ATHEE MI WA BI HAM DIH Free from All defects is my All Highest Lord,and with His praise I bow
Straighten up
saying 3.gif
SAMI ALLAH HU LIMAN HAMIDAH God listens to one who praises Him ALLAH HU AKBAR Allah is Great
Third Sajdah
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SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times) Glory to God SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH Free from all defects is my All-Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him
Sit up
and say 7.gif
AS TAGH FIR UL LAHA RABBI WA ATOOBU ILAIH I ask Allah, my Lord, to cover up my sins and unto him I turn repentant
Forth Sajdah
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SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times) Glory to Allah SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH Free from All defects is my All Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him.
Sit up
and say 7.gif
ALLAH HU AKBAR God is Great
Tashahud
Then say the Tashahud and then the salaam (while still sitting) 7.gif
ASH HADU AN LAA ILAHA IL LAL LAH I bear witness that there is no God except Allah WAHDAHU LA SHARIKA LAHU He is One, without any partner WA ASH HADU AN NA MUHAMMAD AN ABDUHU WA RASOOLUH And I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger ALLA HUMMA SAL LI ALA MUHAMMADIN WA ALI MUHAMMAD. O our God, bless Muhammad and the Progeny of Muhammad.
Salaam
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ASSALAM MU ALAIKA AYYUHAN NABIYYU WA RAHMAT UL LAHI WA BARAKATUH Peace be unto thee, O Apostle and the mercy of God and His bounties ASSALAM MU ALAINA WA ALA IBAD DIL LAHIS SUALIHEEN Peace be unto us and unto the virtuous servants of God ASSALAM MU ALAIKUM WA RAHMATUL LAHI WABARAKATUH. Peace be unto ye all, and the mercy of God and his bounties. ALLAH HU AKBAR (Three times) God is Great. LA ILAHA IL LAL LAH There is no God but Allah ALLA HUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIN WA ALI MUHAMMAD O our God, bless Muhammad, and the Progeny of Muhammad.
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