Niyyah (make the intention for prayer in your heart)

Raise your hands to your
(Your hands do not need to be uncovered if the Hijab is long)

  • Say: Allāhu Akbar
  • Iftitah Takbir: opening takbir or Takbir al Ihram, the first pillar of Salah

Qiyam

Stand with your hands on your chest (right over left)

Remain in this position for around 30 seconds

Pause for around 5 seconds

  • Recite the Thana:
  • Subhānaka Allāhumma wa bi-Hamdika
  • wa tabārakas-muka wa ta'āla jad-duka
  • wa la-ilāha ghīruk.
  • Recite the Isti'adhah:
  • A'udhu billahi minash-shaytānir Rajeem.

Remain in this position for around 20 seconds

  • Recite the Basmalah:
  • Bismil-lāhir Rah-mānir Rahīm.
  • Recite Suratul Fatihah:
  • AlHamdu lillāhi Rabbil 'alameen
  • Ar-Rahmā-nir Raheem.
  • Māliki yaūmid deen.
  • Iyāka na'budu, wa iyāka nastaīn.
  • Ihdinas ṣirātal mustaqeem.
  • ṣirātal ladhena an-amta 'alayhim ghayril magh-ḍubi 'alayhim walad-ḍāleen.

Ameen.

Pause for around 5 seconds

  • Recite the Basmalah:
  • Bismil-lāhir Rah-mānir Rahīm.
  • Recite one other short chapter (eg Chapter 112, Al-Ikhlas):
  • Qul huwaAllāhu Ahad,
  • Allāhus ṣamad,
  • lam yalid wa lam youlad,
  • wa lam yakul lahu, Kufu-wan Ahad.

Ruku'a

Bend forward, put your hands on your knees

Pause for around 5 seconds

  • Say:
  • Subhāna rabbiyal 'Adhīm.
  • Subhāna rabbiyal 'Adhīm.
  • Subhāna rabbiyal 'Adhīm.
  • Tasbeeh, once is compulsory, three is the best

Qiyam (Du'ā before going for Sujud)

Stand up straight with your arms by your sides

Pause for around 5 seconds

  • Say:
  • Sam'i Allāhu liman hamidah,
  • Rabbanā wa lakal Hamd.
  • Say:
  • Sam'i Allāhu liman hamidah,
  • Rabbanā wa lakal Hamd,
    Hamdann katheerann
    wa ṭayibann Mubarakan fihi.

First Sajdah

Prostrate with your toes, hands, knees and forehead touching the floor

Pause for around 5 seconds

  • Say:
  • Subhāna Rabbiyal 'alā.
  • Subhāna Rabbiyal 'alā.
  • Subhāna Rabbiyal 'alā.
  • Say:
  • Subhāna Rabbiyal 'alā wa bi-Hamdih.
  • Subhāna Rabbiyal 'alā wa bi-Hamdih.
  • Subhāna Rabbiyal 'alā wa bi-Hamdih.

Jalsa

Sit up with your hands on your thighs

Pause for around 5 seconds

Say: Rabbigh-fir li, Rabbigh-fir li.

Say: Rabbigh-fir li, war-hamnī

Second Sajdah

Prostrate with your toes, hands, knees and forehead touching the floor

Pause for around 5 seconds

  • Say:
  • Subhāna Rabbiyal 'alā.
  • Subhāna Rabbiyal 'alā.
  • Subhāna Rabbiyal 'alā.
  • Say:
  • Subhāna Rabbiyal 'alā wa bi-Hamdih.
  • Subhāna Rabbiyal 'alā wa bi-Hamdih.
  • Subhāna Rabbiyal 'alā wa bi-Hamdih.

Jalsa at-tahiyāt

Sit up with your hands on your thighs

Pause for around 10 seconds

  • Say:
  • At tahi-yātu lillāhi, wa salawātu wat-ṭayibātu,
  • As-salāmu 'alayka ayyuhan nabīu,
  • wa Rahmatul-lāhi wa barakātuh,
  • As-salāmu 'alaynā wa 'alā 'ibādil-lāhis ṣāliheen

Tashahhud

Raise your right index finger

  • Say:
  • lā illāha ill Allāh
  • muhammad-ur Rasūlullah
  • Say:
  • Ashadu al-lā illāha ill Allāhu
  • wa ash-hadu anna muhammadan Abduhu wa Rasūluh.

Lower your right index finger

Salat 'Alan Nabi

Pause for around 20 seconds

  • Say:
  • Allāhumma ṣalli 'alā Muhammadin wa 'alā āli Muhammadin,
  • Kamā ṣallaita 'alā Ibrāhima wa 'alā āli Ibrāhima,
  • Innaka Hamiidum-Majiid
  • Allāhumma bārik 'alā Muhammadin wa 'alā āli Muhammadin,
  • Kamā bārakta 'alā Ibrāhima wa 'alā āli Ibrāhima, fil ʿālamin,
  • Innaka Hamiidum-Majiid

Dua before Salams

Pause for around 10 seconds

  • Say:
  • Allāhumma inni ẓal-lamtu nafsi ẓulman katheeran,
  • wa la yaghfiruz-zunūba illā anta,
  • fagh-fir-lī maghfiratan min 'indika waar-hamnī,
  • innaka antal-ghafū-rur-Raheem.

Tasleem

Turn your head to your right shoulder

Say: As-salamu 'Alaykum

Say: As-salamu 'Alaykum wa Rahmatullāh

Tasleem

Turn your head to your left shoulder

Say: As-salamu 'Alaykum

Say: As-salamu 'Alaykum wa Rahmatullāh

Duā after Ṣalāh

  • Say:
  • La ilāha illāl-lahu
  • wahdahu la shareeka lah,
  • lahul-mulku wa lahul-Hamd,
  • wa huwa 'alā kulli shay-in Qadeer,
  • subhanal-lahe, wal-Hamdu lillāhe,
  • wala ilāha illal-lāhu
  • waAllāhu Akbar,
  • wala hawla wala quw-wata illā billāhil-'Alī-yil 'Aẓeem.
  • Rabbigh-fir lee.