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How a New Muslim Prayers The Maghrib (sunset) prayer

This Prayer is Performed when the Sun has set.

Its time begins just after sunset and ends when twilight has just disappeared
It is the Fourth Prayer.
It consists of 3 units (raka'ts).
The First 2 units (raka'ts) are recited Audible and the final unit (raka'h) is recited silently in ones heart.

Before prayer one must perform Ablution

How to perform Ablution (Wudhu)
Wear Proper Clothing

Just before Prayer

Establishing the Sutrah Establish the Sutrah by placing  anything (about the height of a saddle) just beyond the place were you will prostrate so that people walk outside that object. This could be anything from your bag to even a chair

 

 

 


START OF MAGHRIB PRAYER

1.1
Establish the Sutrah by placing  anything (about the height of a saddle) just beyond the place were you will prostrate so that people walk outside that object. This could be anything from your bag to even a chair.

Then Stand facing the Kabah in Makka in Saudi Arabia (Qibla).

Your eyes should be looking at the place on the ground were you will prostrate your forehead later on in the prayer

1.2
 Make intention by thinking about which prayer you are about to perform (e.g. Maghrib  prayer).
1.3
  Saying
"Allah-hoo Akbar"
(Allah is Great)

Raise both your hands to height that is level with shoulders or level with top of the ears  as in the picture  

1.4

Place left hand on your chest. Then place your  right hand on the top of the back of your left hand as in the picture


Whilst in this position say the following Dua (supplication): 

"Subhaan-Allaah wal-hamdu Lillaah wa laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wa Allaah-hoo akbar wa laa hawla wa la quwwata illa Billaah "

(Glory be to Allaah, praise be to Allaah, there is no god except Allaah, Allaah is Most great and there is no power and no strength except with Allaah)

Note:  when you reach intermediate level recite Surah Fathiha in this position (described at bottom of guide)


1.5
After completing the recitation pause for a moment,
then saying
"Allah-hoo Akbar"
(Allah is Great)

raise both your hands and go down to raku. Position below
1.6
Ruku  

In the bowing position say the following  three times

"Subhana rab-bi yal adheem" ( say 3 times)

("Glory be to my Lord who is the very greatest"



1.7

Next, whilst start straightening up your and raising your hands and say:


Sami Allaah-hoo-liman hamidah,


( Allah hears the one who praises Him )


1.8
In the standing position say the following

"Rabbanaa wa lak al-hamd"

(Our Lord, [and] to you be all Praise)

1.9
Then Saying
"Allah-hoo Akbar"

(Allah is Great),

 separate hands from the side and go down for sajdah in picture below

1.10

Sajdah

In this prostration say the following 3 times

"Subhana rubbiyal a'ala" ( say 3 times)

( "How perfect is my Lord, the Most High" )



1.11
Next, raise the head from prostration while saying
"Allahu Akbar"
("Allah is Great")
Then assume the sitting position

 Place your left foot along the ground and sit on it, and keep the right foot upright, with the point of the toes towards the qiblah or You can also practice iq’aa (resting on both heels, and all the toes). You should also be relaxed such that every bone is in its proper position. Whilst in this position one should say:

"'Rabb ighfir lee "

("O my Lord, forgive me " )

Note. the hands should be close to the knees and fingers spread out. one should look at the site were one will prostrate.

1.12

Next, saying

"Allah-hoo Akbar"
(Allah is Great)

Prostrate for the second time.
Whilst in the prostration say again the following
"Subhana rubbiyal a'ala" ( say 3 times)
( "How perfect is my Lord, the Most High")


1.13
Next, raise the head from prostration while saying
"Allah -hooAkbar"
("Allah is Great")

Then assume the sitting position for a short while

This concludes the First Rakah

Then, get up for the second rakah
End of First Rakah

Start of Second Rakah

2.1

Place left hand on your chest. Then place your  right hand on the top of the back of your left hand as in the picture


Whilst in this position say the following Dua (supplication): 

"Subhaan-Allaah wal-hamdu Lillaah wa laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wa Allaah-hoo akbar wa laa hawla wa la quwwata illa Billaah "

(Glory be to Allaah, praise be to Allaah, there is no god except Allaah, Allaah is Most great and there is no power and no strength except with Allaah)

Note:  when you reach intermediate level recite Surah Fathiha in this position (described at bottom of guide)


2.2
After completing the recitation pause for a moment, then saying

"Allah-hoo Akbar"
(Allah is Great)

raise both your hands and go down to raku. Position below

2.3
Ruku  

In the bowing position say the following  three times

"Subhana rab-bi yal adheem" ( say 3 times)

("Glory be to my Lord who is the very greatest"



2.4

 Next, whilst start straightening up your and raising your hands and say:


Sami Allaah-hoo-liman hamidah,


( Allah hears the one who praises Him )


2.5
In the standing position  say the following

"Rabbanaa wa lak al-hamd"

(Our Lord, [and] to you be all Praise)

2.6
Then Saying

"Allah-hoo Akbar"
(Allah is Great),

separate hands from the side and go down for sajdah in picture below

2.7

In this prostration say the following 3 times

"Subhana rubbiyal a'ala" ( say 3 times)

( "How perfect is my Lord, the Most High" )



2.8

Next, raise the head from prostration while saying

"Allah-hoo Akbar"

("Allah is Great")

Then assume the sitting position

Whilst in this position one should say::

"Rabb ighfir lee "

("O my Lord, forgive me " )

Then go down to Sajdah

2.9

Sajdah

Next, saying

"Allah-hoo Akbar"
(Allah is Great)

Prostrate for the second time.
Whilst in the prostration say again the following
"Subhana rubbiyal a'ala" ( say 3 times)
( "How perfect is my Lord, the Most High")


2.10
Next, raise the head from prostration while saying

"Allah-hoo Akbar"

("Allah is Great")

Then assume the sitting position and place right palm on right thigh/knee and left palm on the left thigh/knee. Clench all fingers of the right hand, point the finger adjacent (index finger) to the thumb towards qiblah, and fix your sight on it.

Then Recite

"Subhaan-Allaah wa’l-hamdu Lillaah wa laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wa Allaahu akbar wa laa hawla wa laquwwata illa Billaah "

(Glory be to Allaah, praise be to Allaah, there is no god except Allaah, Allaah is Most great and there is no power and no strength except with Allaah)

This concludes the Second Rakah

 Next, Whilst saying Allah-hoo Akbar get up for the third and final Rakkah and whilst getting up this time also raise your hands as shown  in 3.1

 

End of Second Rakah
Start of Third Rakah
3.1
 Raising Hands.

3.2

Place left hand on your chest. Then place your  right hand on the top of the back of your left hand as in the picture


Whilst in this position say the following Dua (supplication): 

"Subhaan-Allaah wal-hamdu Lillaah wa laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wa Allaah-hoo akbar wa laa hawla wa la quwwata illa Billaah "

(Glory be to Allaah, praise be to Allaah, there is no god except Allaah, Allaah is Most great and there is no power and no strength except with Allaah)

Note:  when you reach intermediate level recite Surah Fathiha in this position (described at bottom of guide)


3.3
After completing the recitation pause for a moment, then saying

"Allah-hoo Akbar"
(Allah is Great)

raise both your hands go down to raku (bowing position)

3.4
Ruku  

In the bowing position say the following  three times

"Subhana rab-bi yal adheem" ( say 3 times)

("Glory be to my Lord who is the very greatest"



3.5

Next, whilst start straightening up your and raising your hands and say:


Sami Allaah-hoo-liman hamidah,


( Allah hears the one who praises Him )


3.6
In the standing position say the following

"Rabbanaa wa lak al-hamd"

(Our Lord, [and] to you be all Praise)

3.7
Then Saying

"Allahu Akbar"
(Allah is Great),

separate hands from the side and go down for sajdah in picture below

3.8

In this prostration say the following 3 times

"Subhana rubbiyal a'ala" ( say 3 times)

( "How perfect is my Lord, the Most High" )


3.9

Next, raise the head from prostration while saying

 "Allahu Akbar"

("Allah is Great")

Then assume the sitting position

Whilst in this position one should say::

"Rabb ighfir lee "

("O my Lord, forgive me " )

Note.  one should look at the site were one will prostrate.

3.10

Sajdah

Next, saying

"Allah-hoo Akbar"
(Allah is Great)

Prostrate for the second time.
Whilst in the prostration say again the following
"Subhana rubbiyal a'ala" ( say 3 times)
( "How perfect is my Lord, the Most High")


3.11



Next, raise the head from prostration while saying

"Allah u Akbar"

("Allah is Great")

Then assume the sitting position
Your Left buttocks should be on the floor. Your left leg should be bent. Outside of Left Femur should also be on the floor and your inside of your Left Tibia and foot should be protruding underneath the front of your Right Tibia (shin area).

Also the right foot can be placed upright with the toes pointing towards the qiblah or it can be placed on the ground. In this position, you will be leaning heavily on the left hand (but make sure that your left hand is placed on your thigh/knee and not the floor).

Place right palm on right thigh/knee and left palm on the left thigh/knee, and place the end of the right elbow on the right thigh. Spread left palm on left knee, clench all fingers of the right hand, point the finger adjacent (index finger) to the thumb towards qiblah, and fix sight on it.

Also when pointing with the RIGHT HAND INDEX FINGER, u can place the thumb on the middle finger

Or you can make a circle with the two fingers Move the RIGHT HAND INDEX FINGER as you supplicate with it from the start till the end of the Tashahud

Then Recite

"Subhaan-Allaah wa’l-hamdu Lillaah wa laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wa Allaahu akbar wa laa hawla wa laquwwata illa Billaah "

(Glory be to Allaah, praise be to Allaah, there is no god except Allaah, Allaah is Most great and there is no power and no strength except with Allaah)

(end of Tashahud.)

3.12

Having said the above mentioned prayers, turning the face to the right. This following prayer is recited:

 

"Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah "

 

(Peace and mercy of Allah be on you).


3.13

Then turning the face to the left, the prayer above is said again:


"Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah "

 

(Peace and mercy of Allah be on you).

This completes the Maghrib (sunset) which consisted of 3 rakats (units)

 


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