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How is salat (prayer) performed? Can you determine it orderly with photos?


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Stand up, turn your face towards the Kiblah, intend for prayer and say Takbîr "Allâhu Akbar" "Allah is the Greatest."



TAKBÎR-MALE - TAKBÎR FEMALE


Picture 1(Male): The eyes look at the point of sajdah (prostration) the palms face the Kiblah, then Takbîr is said with raising the hands up to level of the ear thumbs
Picture 1(Female): The eyes look at the point of sajdah, then Takbîr is said with raising the hands up to level of shoulders.



QIYAM(STANDING)-MALE - QIYAM (STANDING)-FEMALE




Picture 2 (Male) The eyes look at the point of the sajdah, the right hand places upon the left one under the navel by grasping the wrist of the left arm with the smallest finger and thumb of right hand.
Picture 2 (Female) The eyes look at the point of the sajdah, the hands over the chest, the right hand is placed over the left one, the legs should be closed. Then Subhânaka, Fatiha and a Sûrah are recited.



RUKÜ (BOWING-MALE) - RUKÜ (BOWING)-FEMALE



Picture 3 (Male) The Rükû is performed by saying Takbîr, then "Subhâna rabbiyal adhîm" "Glory to my Lord the Great" is said three times in the Bowing position. The hands are grasped the knees. Females bow less than males.
Picture 3 (Female) The Rükû is performed by saying Takbîr, the hands are placed straight on the kness. Then "Subhâna rabbiyal adhîm" is said three times. The head and the waist should be on the same level.



ITIDAL (SHORT STANDING)-MALE - ITIDAL (SHORT STANDING)-FEMALE



Picture 4 (Male) "Samiallâhu liman hamidah" "Allah hears whoever glorify Him" is recited while standing and the waist is smoothed. "Rabbanâ lakal hamd" "O our Lord, to You alone belong all the praises and thanks" is recited. Then Saj-dah is performed by saying Takbîr, "Allâhu Akbar" "Allah is the Greatest."
Picture 4(Female) "Samiallâhu liman hamidah" is recited while standing and the waist is smoothed. "Rabbanâ lakal hamd" is recited. Then Sajdah is performed by Saying Takbîr.5



SAJDAH (PROSTRATION) - MALE / FEMALE



Picture 5 (Male) Prostration is performed by touching the knees on the ground first, then the hands, then the forehead and the nose in order. "Subhâna rabbiyal a'lâ" "Glory to my Lord, the Most High" is recited three times.
Picture 5 (female) Prostration is performed by touching the knees on the ground first, then the hands, then the forehead and the nose in order. "Subhâna rabbiyal a'lâ" is recited three times. The arms should be touched to the both sides.



SITTING–MALE - SITTING–FEMALE



Picture 6 (Male) Sitting position is performed by saying Takbîr, "Allâhu Akbar" "Allah is the Greatest." The right foot is straightened up; the left one is laid and sat on it.
Picture 6 (Female) Sitting position is performed by saying Takbîr. The right foot is leant; the left one is laid and sat on the thigh.



SALAM - SALÂM

GREETING)–MALE - (GREETING)-FEMALE



Picture 7 (Male) In the last sitting, At-tahiyyâtu, Allâhum-ma Salli, Allâhumma Bârik, Rabbana supplications are recited, then Salam is performed by saying "Assalâmu alikum wa rahmatullâh" "The Peace and Mercy of Allah be upon you" turning the face both sides. (Recite the Praises and Supplications after the prayer)
Picture 7 (Female) In the last sitting, At-tahiyyâtu, Allâum-ma Salli, Allâhumma Bârik, Rabbanâ supplications are recited, then Salam is performed by saying "Assalâmu alaikum wa rahmatullâh" turning the face both sides. (Recite the Praises and supplications after the prayer.)



22-10-2008 11:00:00