Saying the shahada is a primary act of Islam, performing the Islamic prayer is no less important.
According to a hadith, the difference between believers and disbelievers is salat (Jami’
at-Tirmidhi 2620). The second pillar of Islam consists of five prayers.
Prayer is a series of movements and recitations that must be performed in a prescribed
manner. Prayer consists of standing, bowing, sitting, and reciting Quranic verses and
supplications, and each prayer consists of cycles of rakaat.
Some people find it difficult to perform each step of the prayer in the right manner and
reciting it in the right way to make things clear and simple for other Muslims
Almuhammadi Academy provides a course to guide them step by step.
A Beginner’s Guide To Learning How To Perform
Salat (prayer) is a connection between man and his Creator, a person communicates
with Allah through prayer.
“Indeed, I am Allah. There is no deity except Me, so worship Me and establish
prayer for My remembrance.”
Prayer builds a strong relationship between man and his Lord if it is performed sincerely
and properly. Almuhammadi Academy has structured a separate section on prayer
where learners learn a proper way to perform ablution and Salat.
The Islamic Studies course is divided into different sections, to assist fellow Muslims
who want to learn prayer and Islamic prayer English.
What Topics Will Be Covered In The Course?
1.Manners To Observe When Visiting A Mosque
A mosque is a place where Muslims pray and worship Allah. They should always try to
keep it neat and clean and behave respectfully around the mosque.
There are some rules that Muslims have to follow while visiting mosques and we will
discuss all these in this course.
Preparing To Go To The Mosque
When you go to the mosque, make sure
● Your body and clothes are neat and clean.
● You should smell good.
This section will learn about the detailed rules related to preparation before leaving
home for prayer.
Before Entering The Mosque
● Take off your shoes and turn off your cell phones before entering the mosque,
because we are there for prayer and it sounds disturbing if someone in the
the mosque is talking on their cell phone or their cell phone is ringing.
● Enter the mosque with your right foot and recite a supplication for entering the
“ O Allah! open for me the doors of Thy mercy.”
(Sahih Muslim 713)
After Entering The Mosque
Once a person enters the mosque, he should follow rules to maintain the sanctity of the
place. Such as
● Saying Salam to the other Muslims in the mosque,
● Praying for two Rakat as a reverence.
● A person should listen to the Adhan quietly and do not walk in front of the
When Leaving The Mosque.
Make sure that you do not disturb anyone in the mosque and leave the mosque with
your left foot and recite supplication.
“O Allah, I ask thee out of Thine abundance.”
( Sunan Abi Dawud 465)
2.How To Perform Ablution (Step By Step Instructions)
A believer must be in a state of cleanliness before performing any act of worship. A
person should perform ablution (wudu) before performing prayer and it should be done
with the proper procedure described by Allah and also mentioned in the Hadith.
Purity means that a person’s body, clothes, and also the place must be clean.
“The prayer of none of you will be accepted in a state of impurity until he
performs ablution.”(Sahih Muslim: 225)
Just Follow 10 Steps
We have divided the complete process of ablution into 10 simple steps for ease of learning. The student can easily learn these steps in individual sessions in the presence of cooperative and qualified teachers.
Step one: The first step is the intention to do the wadu to perform a worshipful act to please Allah Step two: The second step is to say
Step three:Wash your hands properly up to the wrist three times
Step four: Rinse your mouth three times and it would be good if you use miswaak before rinsing your mouth (it is sunnah )
Step five : Clean your nose three times with water
Step six : Then, in step 6, wash your face properly three times from forehead to chin.
Step seven : Wash your forearm three times properly.
Step eight: Wipe your head, which in other words is called masah.
Step nine : Wash both your feet three times, don’t forget to wash your heel and ankle as well.
Step ten : The last step is to recite a dua after ablution
“I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah alone, Who has no partner; and I bear witness that Muhammad is his slave and His Messenger.”
Things That Invalidate Your Wudu
We will also learn about what makes ablution invalid, such as. Vomiting, eating camel meat. As Muslims, we should know about these things.
Things That Do Not Make Ablution Invalid
Then we will discuss all the myths that people believe about things that make the wudu valid, such as.
● Changing your clothes
● Cutting your nails, which is not true.
Why It Is Necessary
Doing wadu five times a day will keep a person neat and clean and protect from many bacterias and diseases but apart from physical benefits, ablution is also a spiritual cleaning and has many spiritual benefits. Allah the Almighty said
“O you who have believed, when you rise to([perform)prayer, wash your faces and your forearms to the elbows and wipe over your head and wash your feet to the ankles. And if you are in a state of janabah, then purify yourselves” (Surah Al-Ma’idah:6)
From the first part of this ayat, it is clear that an ablution is an act of worship and it is compulsory for a person to perform wudu before offering prayer.
Learning How To Pray
Learning how to perform prayer Praying five times a day is a beautiful way to remember Allah and ask for forgiveness. Salat is performed in a cycle of prayer and is known as Rakat
Praying Step By Step
In this course, we will learn how to perform the prayer (Salat ) properly, because the Isalm has well-defined rules for each act of worship.
Step 1: Intension Stand up for salat and make niyyah. Make sure your clothes are clean and your face is facing the qiblah. Niyyah is said with these words
I intend to pray two Rakat (or what you perform) fard(fard/sunna/nafil/wajib) for Allah, only facing the Qiblah
Step 2: Takbir Tahrima Raise both your hands up to your shoulders for women and up to your earlobes for men and say.
“Allah is the greatest”
Make sure your palms are facing towards the Qibla.
The next step is to place the right hand over the left hand below the navel and over the chest for women, feet slightly apart and facing the Qibla. Recite (Sana, tawwuz and tasmiya).
“O Allah, glory and praise are due to You, and blessed is Your name, and exalted is Your majesty, and there is no god but You.”
“I seek protection from Allah from the rejected Satan. “
“In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.”
Then recite Surah al Al-Fatihah and say Ameen at the end, then recite any Surah (at least three short ayats)
Step 4: Takbir
“Allahu Akbar” (Allah is the greatest)
And then bow for Ruku
Step 5: Ruku Place your hands on your knees and back with your legs perpendicular to each other in this position (Ruku) and say.
“Subhaana Rabbiy al-‘Azeem”
(Praise be to my Lord Almighty)
Step 6: Qauma After the Ruku, return to the standing position, placing your hands on either side and say.
“Sami’a-Allahu liman hamidah.”
(Allah hears the one who praises Him).
Step7:Tahmeed and Takbir
Then recite “Rabbana walaka-alhamd”
(O our Lord, all praise belongs to You).
Step 8: Tahiyyah and Tashahhud
After the second sajdah, stand up again and sit in the qiyaam position and recite tahiyyah and tashahhud before completing the prayer. Tashaahud when the word ‘Ashhadu la ilaaha comes, raise the index finger of your right hand and lower it when ill-Allahu comes
Step9:Greetings to the Prophet If you are on the last Rakat of your salat then end it by reciting Darood, you can also recite any Dua or Sunnah Dua after you finish the Durood.
Step10:Salam Turn your face to the right saying.
“As-salamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.” (May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be with you).
And turn your face to the left repeating the same words.
Prayer Time Five obligatory prayers are performed at five different prescribed times of the day. Such as the Fajr prayer which begins at dawn and so on, we will learn the Islamic prayer times of all the prayers in this section.
Fajr Prayer Fajr time begins with the appearance of dawn and lasts until the sun rises.
The Zuhur prayer time begins when the sun passes the meridian and the shadows of things become less and less until the Asr prayer time has not begun.
The time of Asr prayer begins when the shadow of objects has doubled their height and continues until the sunlight turns yellow.
The time of Maghrib prayer begins when the sun has disappeared and continues until the twilight disappears.
The time of Isha prayer begins when the Shafaq, the redness of the sky, has disappeared and lasts until the time of Fajr. For people who live in the UK USA, or any other nonmuslim country we will help them in knowing the exact timing of prayer and Islamic prayer schedule like Islamic prayer times NYC.
Rosary beads help perform dhikr(remembrance of Allah ) and keep track of what you are reciting. Muslim prayer beads also know as tasbih, you can easily get this online or you can search prayer bead locations and you can easily find a store near you to get prayer beads.
The Second Pillar Of Islam And Its Virtues.
Prayer is the second pillar of Islam and it is a wonderful way to connect with one’s Lord and develop Taqwa. Prayer not only protects Muslims from wrong deeds and Satan but also helps them to seek forgiveness from Allah.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said:
“Imagine a stream outside a person’s door and imagine that he bathes in it five times a day; do you think he would have any dirt on him?” The people said, “Not at all.” The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) then said, “The five daily prayers are like that: Allah wipes away the sins by them.” (Al-Bukhari,528
Prayer is one of the five pillars of Islam and it is the most important after Shahadah. Muslims must perform prayer on time. These courses will cover all the important points related to prayer and help students improve the mistakes they make while offering prayer under the guidance of experienced teachers