Pearl of Wisdom

He who practices self-restraint, his burden decreases and his worth in Allah's eyes increases.'

Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib [as]
Ibid. no. 8597

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Library » A Guide on Praying » Zohr & Asr Prayers
Zohr & Asr / True Noon & Declining Day

 Conducting Zohr Prayers

The Zohr prayer is the second of the five daily prayers recited, and it requires four raka'ah. The time of Zohr prayer is once the sun has crossed the celestial meridian (true noon), exactly halfway between sunrise and sunset. This is when the Sun is at the highest point in the sky
 
Position Instructions Recitation and Meaning
Niyyat (Intention) - Beginning of Prayer I OFFER ZUHR PRAYERS, 4 RAKATS, WAJIB QURBATAN ILAL LAH,

I offer Tue Noon prayers, 4 Rakats, seeking nearness to God, in obedience to Him
Takbirat-ul-Ihram (The First Takbir - Allah hu Akbar)

Lift both hands up to the ears and say
ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great
First Rakaat - Qira-at (Recitation)

It is Wajib (essential) to recite Surah al Fatiha (al Hamd), followed by any other complete Surah in the first two rakaats.

First Surah (Surah al Hamd)
Please check the Quran section for both arabic and english text
Second Surah (Surah al Kausar or any other complete surah) Please check the Quran section for both arabic and english text
Rukuh (bend half-way down and keep both hands on your legs just above your knees) SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL AZEE MI WA BI HAM DIH

Free from All Defects is my Lord, and with His praise I bow
Straighten up, saying SAMI ALLAH HU LIMAN HAMIDAH

God listens to one who praises Him

ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great
Sajdah (Go down to sajdah so that the forehead touches the place of sajdah directly - make sure that the material covering the head is not in the way.) SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to God

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from all defects is my All-Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him
Sit up and say AS TAGH FIR UL LAHA RABBI WA ATOOBU ILAIH

I ask Allah, my Lord, to cover up my sins and unto him I turn repentant
Second Sajdah SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from All defects is my All Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him.
Stand up saying BI HAWL LIL LAHI WA QUWAT TI HI AQOOMO WA AQ’UD.

Due to the Vigour given by Allah, and because of the vitality from Him I rise and stand
Second Rakaat

First Surah (Surah al Hamd)
Please check the Quran section for both arabic and english texts
Second Surah (Surah Tawheed - Qul Hu) Please checl the Quran section for both arabic and english texts
Qunoot (after Second Surah in 2nd Rakat - While still standing)

Raise your hands and bring them together in front of your face, with the palms of your hands raised up, inclined towards you. Say
RABBANA AATINA FIDDOONYA HASANATAWN

O our Lord! Bestow upon us good in this world

WA FIL AAKHERA-TI HASANATAWN WA QINA AZABAN NAR

And good in the Hereafter, and protect us from the torment of the Fire.

ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great
Rukuh SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL AZEE MI WA BI HAM DIH

Free from All defects is my All Highest Lord,and with His praise I bow
Straighten up, saying SAMI ALLAH HU LIMAN HAMIDAH

God listens to one who praises Him

ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great
Sajdah SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to God

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from all defects is my All-Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him
Sit up and say AS TAGH FIR UL LAHA RABBI WA ATOOBU ILAIH

I ask Allah, my Lord, to cover up my sins and unto him I turn repentant
Second Sajdah SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from All defects is my All Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him.
Tashahud ASH HADU AN LAA ILAHA IL LAL LAH

I bear witness that there is no God except Allah

WAHDAHU LA SHARIKA LAHU

He is One, without any partner

WA ASH HADU AN NA MUHAMMAD AN ABDUHU WA RASOOLUH

And I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger

ALLA HUMMA SAL LI ALA MUHAMMADIN WA ALI MUHAMMAD.

O our God, bless Muhammad and the Progeny of Muhammad.
Stand up saying BI HAWL LIL LAHI WA QUWAT TI HI AQOOMO WA AQ’UD.

Due to the Vigour given by Allah, and because of the vitality from Him I rise and stand
Third Rakaat

Say 3 times (while standing)
SUBHAN ALLAHI WAL HAMDU LIL LAHI WA LAA ILAHA IL LAL LAHU WALLAHU AKBAR (3 times)

Glory to God, all praise belong to God, and there is no God but Allah and God is Great
Rukuh SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL AZEE MI WA BI HAM DIH

Free from All Defects is my Lord, and with His praise I bow
Straighten up, saying SAMI ALLAH HU LIMAN HAMIDAH

God listens to one who praises Him

ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great
Sajdah SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to God

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from all defects is my All-Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him
Sit up and say AS TAGH FIR UL LAHA RABBI WA ATOOBU ILAIH

I ask Allah, my Lord, to cover up my sins and unto him I turn repentant
Second Sajdah SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from All defects is my All Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him.
Stand up saying BI HAWL LIL LAHI WA QUWAT TI HI AQOOMO WA AQ’UD.

Due to the Vigour given by Allah, and because of the vitality from Him I rise and stand
Fourth Rakaat

Say 3 times (while standing)
SUBHAN ALLAHI WAL HAMDU LIL LAHI WA LAA ILAHA IL LAL LAHU WALLAHU AKBAR (3 times)

Glory to God, all praise belong to God, and there is no God but Allah and God is Great
Rukuh SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL AZEE MI WA BI HAM DIH

Free from All Defects is my Lord, and with His praise I bow
Straighten up, saying SAMI ALLAH HU LIMAN HAMIDAH

God listens to one who praises Him

ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great
Sajdah SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to God

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from all defects is my All-Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him
Sit up and say AS TAGH FIR UL LAHA RABBI WA ATOOBU ILAIH

I ask Allah, my Lord, to cover up my sins and unto him I turn repentant
Second Sajdah SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from All defects is my All Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him.
Tashahud

Then say the Tashahud and then the salaam (while still sitting)
ASH HADU AN LAA ILAHA IL LAL LAH

I bear witness that there is no God except Allah

WAHDAHU LA SHARIKA LAHU

He is One, without any partner

WA ASH HADU AN NA MUHAMMAD AN ABDUHU WA RASOOLUH

And I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger

ALLA HUMMA SAL LI ALA MUHAMMADIN WA ALI MUHAMMAD.

O our God, bless Muhammad and the Progeny of Muhammad.
Salaam ASSALAM MU ALAIKA AYYUHAN NABIYYU WA RAHMAT UL LAHI WA BARAKATUH

Peace be unto thee, O Apostle and the mercy of God and His bounties

ASSALAM MU ALAINA WA ALA IBAD DIL LAHIS SUALIHEEN

Peace be unto us and unto the virtuous servants of God

ASSALAM MU ALAIKUM WA RAHMATUL LAHI WABARAKATUH.

Peace be unto ye all, and the mercy of God and his bounties.

ALLAH HU AKBAR(Three times)

God is Great.

LA ILAHA IL LAL LAH

There is no God but Allah

ALLA HUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIN WA ALI MUHAMMAD

O our God, bless Muhammad, and the Progeny of Muhammad.

 

Conducting Asr Prayers
The Asr prayer is the third of the five daily prayers recited, and it requires four raka'ah. The time of Asr prayer is after the Zohr prayers
 
Position Instructions Recitation and Meaning
Niyyat (Intention) - Beginning of Prayer I OFFER ASR PRAYERS, 4 RAKATS, WAJIB QURBATAN ILAL LAH,

I offer Declining Day prayers, 4 Rakats, seeking nearness to God, in obedience to Him
Takbirat-ul-Ihram (The First Takbir - Allah hu Akbar)

Lift both hands up to the ears and say
ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great
First Rakaat - Qira-at (Recitation)

It is Wajib (essential) to recite Surah al Fatiha (al Hamd), followed by any other complete Surah in the first two rakaats.

First Surah (Surah al Hamd)
Please check the Quran section for both arabic and english text
Second Surah (Surah al Kausar or any other complete surah) Please check the Quran section for both arabic and english text
Rukuh (bend half-way down and keep both hands on your legs just above your knees) SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL AZEE MI WA BI HAM DIH

Free from All Defects is my Lord, and with His praise I bow
Straighten up, saying SAMI ALLAH HU LIMAN HAMIDAH

God listens to one who praises Him

ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great
Sajdah (Go down to sajdah so that the forehead touches the place of sajdah directly - make sure that the material covering the head is not in the way.) SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to God

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from all defects is my All-Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him
Sit up and say AS TAGH FIR UL LAHA RABBI WA ATOOBU ILAIH

I ask Allah, my Lord, to cover up my sins and unto him I turn repentant
Second Sajdah SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from All defects is my All Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him.
Stand up saying BI HAWL LIL LAHI WA QUWAT TI HI AQOOMO WA AQ’UD.

Due to the Vigour given by Allah, and because of the vitality from Him I rise and stand
Second Rakaat

First Surah (Surah al Hamd)
Please check the Quran section for both arabic and english texts
Second Surah (Surah Tawheed - Qul Hu) Please checl the Quran section for both arabic and english texts
Qunoot (after Second Surah in 2nd Rakat - While still standing)

Raise your hands and bring them together in front of your face, with the palms of your hands raised up, inclined towards you. Say
RABBANA AATINA FIDDOONYA HASANATAWN

O our Lord! Bestow upon us good in this world

WA FIL AAKHERA-TI HASANATAWN WA QINA AZABAN NAR

And good in the Hereafter, and protect us from the torment of the Fire.

ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great
Rukuh SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL AZEE MI WA BI HAM DIH

Free from All defects is my All Highest Lord,and with His praise I bow
Straighten up, saying SAMI ALLAH HU LIMAN HAMIDAH

God listens to one who praises Him

ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great
Sajdah SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to God

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from all defects is my All-Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him
Sit up and say AS TAGH FIR UL LAHA RABBI WA ATOOBU ILAIH

I ask Allah, my Lord, to cover up my sins and unto him I turn repentant
Second Sajdah SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from All defects is my All Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him.
Tashahud ASH HADU AN LAA ILAHA IL LAL LAH

I bear witness that there is no God except Allah

WAHDAHU LA SHARIKA LAHU

He is One, without any partner

WA ASH HADU AN NA MUHAMMAD AN ABDUHU WA RASOOLUH

And I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger

ALLA HUMMA SAL LI ALA MUHAMMADIN WA ALI MUHAMMAD.

O our God, bless Muhammad and the Progeny of Muhammad.
Stand up saying BI HAWL LIL LAHI WA QUWAT TI HI AQOOMO WA AQ’UD.

Due to the Vigour given by Allah, and because of the vitality from Him I rise and stand
Third Rakaat

Say 3 times (while standing)
SUBHAN ALLAHI WAL HAMDU LIL LAHI WA LAA ILAHA IL LAL LAHU WALLAHU AKBAR (3 times)

Glory to God, all praise belong to God, and there is no God but Allah and God is Great
Rukuh SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL AZEE MI WA BI HAM DIH

Free from All Defects is my Lord, and with His praise I bow
Straighten up, saying SAMI ALLAH HU LIMAN HAMIDAH

God listens to one who praises Him

ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great
Sajdah SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to God

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from all defects is my All-Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him
Sit up and say AS TAGH FIR UL LAHA RABBI WA ATOOBU ILAIH

I ask Allah, my Lord, to cover up my sins and unto him I turn repentant
Second Sajdah SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from All defects is my All Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him.
Stand up saying BI HAWL LIL LAHI WA QUWAT TI HI AQOOMO WA AQ’UD.

Due to the Vigour given by Allah, and because of the vitality from Him I rise and stand
Fourth Rakaat

Say 3 times (while standing)
SUBHAN ALLAHI WAL HAMDU LIL LAHI WA LAA ILAHA IL LAL LAHU WALLAHU AKBAR (3 times)

Glory to God, all praise belong to God, and there is no God but Allah and God is Great
Rukuh SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL AZEE MI WA BI HAM DIH

Free from All Defects is my Lord, and with His praise I bow
Straighten up, saying SAMI ALLAH HU LIMAN HAMIDAH

God listens to one who praises Him

ALLAH HU AKBAR

Allah is Great
Sajdah SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to God

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from all defects is my All-Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him
Sit up and say AS TAGH FIR UL LAHA RABBI WA ATOOBU ILAIH

I ask Allah, my Lord, to cover up my sins and unto him I turn repentant
Second Sajdah SUBHAN ALLAH (3 times)

Glory to Allah

SUBHANA RAB BI AL A’LAA WA BI HAMDIH

Free from All defects is my All Highest Lord, and with His praise I adore Him.
Tashahud

Then say the Tashahud and then the salaam (while still sitting)
ASH HADU AN LAA ILAHA IL LAL LAH

I bear witness that there is no God except Allah

WAHDAHU LA SHARIKA LAHU

He is One, without any partner

WA ASH HADU AN NA MUHAMMAD AN ABDUHU WA RASOOLUH

And I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger

ALLA HUMMA SAL LI ALA MUHAMMADIN WA ALI MUHAMMAD.

O our God, bless Muhammad and the Progeny of Muhammad.
Salaam ASSALAM MU ALAIKA AYYUHAN NABIYYU WA RAHMAT UL LAHI WA BARAKATUH

Peace be unto thee, O Apostle and the mercy of God and His bounties

ASSALAM MU ALAINA WA ALA IBAD DIL LAHIS SUALIHEEN

Peace be unto us and unto the virtuous servants of God

ASSALAM MU ALAIKUM WA RAHMATUL LAHI WABARAKATUH.

Peace be unto ye all, and the mercy of God and his bounties.

ALLAH HU AKBAR(Three times)

God is Great.

LA ILAHA IL LAL LAH

There is no God but Allah

ALLA HUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIN WA ALI MUHAMMAD

O our God, bless Muhammad, and the Progeny of Muhammad.
After Namaaz it’s recommended to:

Tasbeeh / Beeds

  • ALLAH HU AKBAR (34 times)
        God is Great
  • ALHAMDU LIL LAH (33 times)
        All praise be for God
  • SUBHAN ALLAH (33 times)
        Glory to God

Du’a (supplications)

Ask God for forgiveness and fulfillment of your needs and righteous desires.

Sajdah-e-Shukr

Go to Sajdah and say:

  • SHUKRAN LIL LAH (3 times)
    I     thank thee , O God
 
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