Learning and Teaching the Prayer
Munawar Ahmad Saeed, Sec. Taleem
The Ahmadiyya Gazette, August 1995
In an effort to ensure that all members learn the Prayer and its meanings,
the Talim department is initiating two activities:
- We are printing the text of the Prayer as a part of this month's Gazette.
It is printed in a way that it can be posted at a convenient place in the
house showing either the Urdu or the English translation. I request all members
to pay urgent attention to ensuring that everyone in their family learns the
Prayer completely and correctly.
- We are requesting each missionary to select 3-5 members in his area who
will serve as prayer instructors (after necessary training). The respected
missionaries may kindly ensure that the selected members know the prayer fully
and are good at teaching. The names of these selected prayers instructors
may kindly be sent to me at the Masjid Baitur Rehman. Members interested in
participating in the scheme may kindly contact the missionary for their area.
- Please pray that almighty Allah may grace these humble efforts with His
acceptance and good results.
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem. Nahmuduli Wa Nusalli ala Rasuli hil Karim.
Muslim Prayer (with Transliteration and Translation)
Inni wajjahtu waj-hiya lilla-zee fataras samawati wal ardha hannifan- wama
ana minal mushriqueen.
I have turned my full attention towards the Supreme Being, Who has created the
heavens and the earth, and I am not one of those who associate partners with Him.
Subhana ka Allahumma wa be Hamdeka wa tabarakasmoka wa ta'ala joddoka wa la
Holy art Thou, O Allah, and all praise is Thine; blessed is Thy name, and exalted
is Thy state. There is none worthy of worship except Thee alone.
Ta'awwz (Seeking Allah's Protection)
A'ouzo billahi min-aash-shaitan-ir-rajeem.
I seek refuge with Allah from Satan, the accursed.
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem. Al Hamdu lillaahi Rabbil-'Aalameen. 'Ar-Rahmanir-Raheem.
Maaliki Yaumid Deen. 'Iyyaka na-budu wa iyyaka nasta-een. Ihdina-Ssirat al-Mustaqueem.
Siratal-lazeena 'an-'amta 'alai-him, Ghairil maghdubi 'alai-him wa laddaalleen.
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Ever Merciful. All praise belongs to Allah,
Lord of all the worlds, Most Gracious, Ever Merciful; Master of Day of Judgement.
Thee alone do we worship and Thee alone do we implore for help. Guide us along
the right path, the path of those whom Thou has bestowed Thy blessings, those
who have not incurred Thy displeasure, and those who have not gone astray.
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem. Qul Hu wallahu' Ahad. 'Allahus-Samad; Lam yalid,
wa lam yaulad. Walam yaku-la Hoo kufuwan 'ahad.
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Ever Merciful. Say, He is Allah, the One;
Allah, the Independent and Besought of all. He begets not, nor is He begotten.
And there is none like unto Him.
Glorification during Ruku
Subhana Rabbiy al-Azeem.
Holy is my Lord, the Most Great
Recitation while rising from Ruku
Same Allaho leman Hamedah.
Allah listens to him who praises Him.
Recitation in the standing position
Rabbana wa Lakal Hamd. Hamdan Kaseeran Tayyiban Mubarakan Fihi.
Our Lord, Thine is the praise, the praise which is bountiful, pure and blessed.
Glorification during Sajda
Subhana Rabbiy al A'alaa.
Glory to my Lord, the Most High.
Prayer while sitting between the two Sajdas
Allahum-magh-fir-lee warham-nee wahdi-nee wa'aafi-nee warfa 'a-nee waj-bur-nee
Lord forgive me and have mercy on me and guide me and grant me security and raise
me up and make good my shortcomings and provide for me.
At-Tahiyyat and Tashahhud
At-tahiyyatu lillahi-was-salawaatu wat-tayyibatu Assalamo alaika ayyuhan Nabiyyo
wa-rahmat-ullahi wa-barakatuho. Assalamo alaina wa'ala 'ibadillahis saliheen.
Ash-hado alla ilaaha illallaho wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan abduhu wa Rasooluh.
All Salutation is due to Allah and all Prayer and every thing pure. Peace be upon
thee, O Prophet, and the mercy of Allah and His blessings; and peace be on us
and on all righteous servants of Allah. I bear witness that there is none worthy
of worship except Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger.
Allahumma Salli 'ala Muhammadin wa 'ala aali Muhammadin, kama sallaita 'ala
Ibrahima wa 'ala aali Ibrahima innaka Hamidum-Majeed. Allahumma barik 'ala Muhammadin
wa 'ala aali Muhammadin kama barakta 'ala Ibrahima wa 'ala aali Ibrahima innaka
Bless, O Allah, Muhammad and the people of Muhammad, as Thou didst bless Abraham
and the people of Abraham. Thou art indeed the Praiseworthy, the Glorious. Prosper,
O Allah, Muhammad and the people of Muhammad, as Thou didst prosper Abraham and
the people of Abraham. Thou art indeed the Praiseworthy, the Glorious.
Prayer after Darud Sharif
Rabbana 'aatina fid-dunya hasanataw wa fil 'Aakhirati hasanataw-wa quina 'azaban-nar.
Rabbij al nee muqueemas-Salate wa min zur-riyate Rabbana wa taqabbal Dua. Rabbanghfirli
wali walidayya wa lilmomineena yauma yaqumul hisab.
Our Lord, bestow on us good in this world and good in the Hereafter, and shield
us from the torment of the Fire. My Lord make me observe Prayer, and my children
too. Our Lord! bestow Thy grace on me and accept my prayer. O our Lord, forgive
me and my parents and the believers on the day of judgement.
Du'aai Qanut (Recited after the Ruku Prayer in the third Rak'at of Vitr)
Allahumma inna nasta-'einuka, wa nastaghfiroka, wa numinobika wa natawakkalo
'alaika wa nusni 'alaikalkhaira, wa nashkoroka wala nakforoka, wa nakh-la-'o wa
Allahumma iyyaka na'budo wa laka nusallie, wa nasjodo wa ilaika nas'aa, wa
nahfido, wa narjoo rahmataka, wa nakhsha 'azabaka inna 'azabaka bil- kuffare
O Allah, we beseech Thy help and ask Thy protection and believe in thee and trust
in Thee and we praise Thee in the best manner and we thank Thee and we are not
ungrateful to Thee, and we cast off and forsake him who disobeys thee.
O Allah! Thee alone do we serve and to Thee alone do we pray and make obeisance
and to Thee we flee and we are quick and we hope for Thy mercy and we fear Thy
chastisement, for surely Thy chastisement overtakes the unbelievers.
Funeral Prayer (Adult)
Alahum maj'alho lana salafan-wa wa furutan waj'alaho lana ajran, wa zukhran-waj'alhu
lana shafi'an, wa mushaf-fa'aan.
O Allah make him our forerunner, and make him, for us, a reward and a treasure,
and make him for us a pleader and accept his pleading.
Prayer of Making Wadu
Alla-hummaj-alnee min-attawabeena waj-alnee min-al-muta-tah-hereena.
O Allah, make me of those who seek forgiveness and make me of those who are cleansed.
Prayer after listening to Adhan
Allahum-ma rab-ba haa zi-hid Da'watit taamate was-Salaatil Qa-imati aati Muhammadanil
wasee-lata wal fazee-lata wad-daraja-tar-rafee-ata wab-athhu maqamam-mah-mooda
nil-lazi wa a-tahu in-naka la tukhliful mee-ada.
O Allah, Lord of this perfect call, and of the congregational prayer, make Muhammad
a means of our access to you, and bless him with excellence and the lofty office,
and grant him the most exalted station thou hast promised him. Verily Thou goest
not back on Thy promise.