Monday, March 07, 2011

Learning to Pray

A good friend of mine found these videos online a while ago, and mailed the list to a group of convert sisters. I also shared it with someone who was struggling with learning how to say the Arabic parts of the salah and she found it helpful too. So I'm posting it here for anyone else who might be looking for help in learning and memorizing the prayer, and needs a tutorial that goes very slowly.

1. Introduction and Surah Al-Fatihah (Chapter 1 of Quran, recited 17 times total in our 5 daily prayers):

2. How to begin the prayer with "Allahu akbar" (Allah is the Greatest) + Surah al Fatihah + bowing

3. What to say when bowing (rukoo) and prostrating (sajda)

4. Learn first Tashahhud (what you say when sitting after 2nd rakat/cycle)

5. First Tashahhudd (continued)

6. Second Tashahhud (what you say in the last rakat/cycle of prayer while seated)

7. Second Tashahhud (contiued)

8. Dua (supplication) you can say after "Allahu akbar" and before Surah Al-Fatihah; and Surah Al Asr (Chapter 103; 2nd shortest chapter in Quran) to recite after Al-Fatihah

9. Surah al-Ikhlas (Chapter 112) to recite after Surah Al Fatihah

1 comment:

Hamid said...

salamunalaikum sis!

Mashallah glad to know that your revert.

Shukran for sharing these useful videos and links.

May Allah make your life affairs easy.